Alanis Morissette

Alanis Morissette

Rock Singer

Alanis Nadine Morissette is a Canadian-American singer, songwriter, and actress. Known for her emotive mezzo-soprano voice and confessional songwriting, Morissette began her career in Canada in the early 1990s with two dance-pop albums.

Full Name
Jun 1, 1974
5′ 4″
Net Worth


Alanis Nadine Morissette was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada on June 1st, 1974. Her zodiac sign is Gemini and her ethnicity is Canadian-American. She is the daughter of Alan Richard Morissette and Georgia Mary Ann Feuerstein. She has two brothers, Chad and Wade, as well as two sisters, half siblings from her father's past marriage. 

Morissette began writing music at the age of 10 and released her first album when she was just 14 years old. In 1995 she released Jagged Little Pill which became an international hit and sold over 33 million copies worldwide. This was followed by a number of other successful albums such as Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie (1998), Under Rug Swept (2002), So-Called Chaos (2004), Flavors of Entanglement (2008) and Havoc and Bright Lights (2012). 

Morissette has been nominated for numerous awards throughout her career including twelve Juno Awards, seven Grammy Awards among others. She has also toured extensively around the world both as a headliner and opening act for musicians such as Sting and Pearl Jam. 

In addition to her musical career, Morissette is also an entrepreneur having founded her own record label called Collective Sounds in 2011. She is also a philanthropist who supports various charities related to animal rights, poverty relief, human rights and environmentalism.

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1974</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Alanis Morissette is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On June 1, 1974, Alanis Morissette was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1991</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">"Too Hot" is Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Morissette released her debut album "Too Hot" which gained moderate success in Canada.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1995</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">"Jagged Little Pill" is Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Morissette's third studio album "Jagged Little Pill" was released and achieved international success.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1996</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Wins 4 Grammy Awards</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Morissette won four Grammy Awards for Best Rock Album, Album of the Year, Best Female Rock Vocal Performance and Best Rock Song.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2005</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">"So Called Chaos" is Released</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Morissette released her sixth studio album "So Called Chaos" which peaked at number 15 on the Billboard 200.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2012</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Huskies Stadium Performance</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Morissette performed at the Huskies Stadium in Seattle, Washington in support of her greatest hits album "Collection."</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2020</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Releases Ninth Studio Album</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Morissette released her ninth studio album "Such Pretty Forks in the Road" which debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200.</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> She's Influential</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Alanis Morissette has been a powerful voice in the music industry since her debut album Jagged Little Pill was released in 1995. Her songwriting often speaks to issues of female empowerment and she is an inspiring role model for young women.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> She's Versatile</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Alanis Morissette has shown incredible versatility throughout her career. She can switch between pop, rock, and folk sounds, as well as between English and French lyrics. She also experiments with different instrumentation and production styles on every album.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> Her Music is Meaningful</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Alanis Morissette's music is meaningful and thought provoking. Her lyrics are often deep and introspective, exploring topics of love, heartbreak, personal growth, and more. Her songs have resonated with millions of fans around the world over the years.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> First Canadian Artist to have a Number One Album</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Alanis Morissette was the first Canadian artist to have a number one album on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart with her 1995 release Jagged Little Pill.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> Won 8 Grammy Awards</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Morissette has won eight Grammy Awards, including Album of the Year for Jagged Little Pill and Best Rock Song for "You Oughta Know".</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> Fluent in French and English</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Morissette is fluent in both English and French, and has recorded songs in both languages.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Appeared on Sesame Street</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 2000, Alanis Morissette made a guest appearance on the long running children's show Sesame Street.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> First Artist to Hold Three Main Singles Simultaneously</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">In 1996, Alanis Morissette became the first artist ever to hold the top three spots on the U.S. Modern Rock Tracks chart simultaneously with her singles "You Learn", "Head Over Feet", and "Ironic".</p></div>


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