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Alanis Morissette

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Who is Alanis Morissette?

Alanis Morissette: Alanis Nadine Morissette is a Canadian-American alternative rock singer-songwriter, guitarist, record producer, and actress. She has won 16 Juno Awards and seven Grammy Awards, was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards. Morissette began her career in Canada, and as a teenager recorded two dance-pop albums, Alanis and Now Is the Time, under MCA Records Canada. Her first international album was the rock-influenced Jagged Little Pill, released in 1995. Jagged has sold more than 33 million units globally. Her following album, Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie, was released in 1998. Morissette took up producing duties for her subsequent albums, which include Under Rug Swept, So-Called Chaos and Flavors of Entanglement. Her eighth studio album, Havoc and Bright Lights, was released on August 28, 2012. Morissette has sold more than 60 million albums worldwide. Morissette is also known for her powerful and emotive mezzo-soprano voice. She has been dubbed by Rolling Stone as the "Queen of alt-rock angst".

  • also known as Alanis Nadine Morissette, alanis_morissette, Alanis Morrisette
  • born on (41 years ago) in Ottawa, child of Alan Richard Morissette and Georgia Mary Ann
  • nationality: United States of America, Canada
  • religion: Buddhism
  • education: Glebe Collegiate Institute
  • profession: Writer, singer, record producer, songwriter, actor, film director, film score composer, film producer, guitarist, musician, singer-songwriter
  • spouses:
  • parent of Ever Imre Morissette-Treadway
  • genres: Rock music, Alternative rock, Dance-pop, Pop rock, Post-grunge, Electronica, Progressive rock, Experimental rock, Pop music
  • albums: "Fate Stay With Me", "Alanis", "Now Is the Time", "Jagged Little Pill", "You Oughta Know", "Ironic", "You Learn", "Space Cakes", "Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie", "Thank U", "Joining You", "That I Would Be Good", "MTV Unplugged", "Under Rug Swept", "Hands Clean", "Precious Illusions", "Feast on Scraps", "Live in Salt Lake City", "Everything", "Eight Easy Steps", "So-Called Chaos", "Jagged Little Pill Acoustic", "The Collection", "Crazy", "Alanis / Now Is the Time", "All I Really Want", "Hand in My Pocket", "Head Over Feet", "Intimate and Interactive", "King of Pain", "So Pure", "The Singles Box", "Wishful Whispers", "Out Is Through", "Flavors of Entanglement", "Underneath", "Too Hot", "Unsent", "Jagged Little Pill, Live", "Live in the Navajo Nation", "Not as We", "My Humps", "Miss Thing", "An Emotion Away", "In Praise of the Vulnerable Man", "She's a Big Girl Now...!", "Excuses", "A Man", "Havoc and Bright Lights", "Guardian"
  • written works: "Alanis Morissette / Supposed Former Infatuation Junki", "Alanis Morissette/Jagged Little Pill"
  • filmography:
  • TV series:
  • film produced: Jagged Little Pill, Live
  • films directed:
  • some of the nominations and awards:
      • nominated to Juno Award for Single of the Year - "Too Hot"
      • nominated to Juno Award for Dance Recording of the Year - "Too Hot"
      • nominated to Juno Award for Most Promising Female Vocalist of the Year
      • Juno Award for Most Promising Female Vocalist of the Year
      • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance
      • nominated to Grammy Award for Best New Artist
      • nominated to Grammy Award for Album of the Year - "Jagged Little Pill"
      • nominated to Grammy Award for Song of the Year - "You Oughta Know", with Glen Ballard
      • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Rock Song - "You Oughta Know", with Glen Ballard
      • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Rock Album - "Jagged Little Pill", with Glen Ballard
      • Grammy Award for Album of the Year - "Jagged Little Pill" (producer), with Glen Ballard
      • Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance - "You Oughta Know"
      • Grammy Award for Best Rock Song - "You Oughta Know" (songwriter), with Glen Ballard
      • Grammy Award for Best Rock Album - "Jagged Little Pill", with Glen Ballard
      • nominated to Grammy Award for Record of the Year - "Ironic"
      • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Music Video - "Ironic"
      • nominated to MTV Video Music Award for Video of the Year - "Ironic"
      • nominated to MTV Video Music Award for Best Female Video - "Ironic"
      • nominated to MTV Video Music Award for Viewer's Choice - "Ironic"
      • nominated to MTV Video Music Award for Artist to Watch - "Ironic"
      • nominated to MTV Video Music Award for Best Direction - "Ironic" (Direction: Stéphane Sednaoui)
      • nominated to MTV Video Music Award for Best Editing - "Ironic" (Editor: Scott Gray)
      • nominated to Juno Award for Album of the Year - "Jagged Little Pill"
      • nominated to Juno Award for Single of the Year - "You Oughta Know"
      • nominated to Juno Award for Songwriter of the Year
      • nominated to Juno Award for Rock Album of the Year - "Jagged Little Pill"
      • nominated to Juno Award for Entertainer of the Year
      • nominated to Juno Award for Best Female Artist
      • Billboard Music Award for Top Artist
      • MTV Video Music Award for Best Female Video - "Ironic"
      • MTV Video Music Award for Artist to Watch - "Ironic"
      • MTV Video Music Award for Best Editing - "Ironic" (Editor: Scott Gray)
      • Juno Award for Album of the Year - "Jagged Little Pill"
      • Juno Award for Single of the Year - "You Oughta Know"
      • Juno Award for Songwriter of the Year
      • Juno Award for Rock Album of the Year - "Jagged Little Pill"
      • Juno Award for Best Female Artist
      • Brit Award for International Breakthrough Act
      • Echo Award for Best International Newcomer - "Jagged Little Pill"
      • Billboard Music Award for Top Billboard 200 Album - "Jagged Little Pill"
      • Billboard Music Award for Top Female Artist
      • MTV Europe Music Award for Best Female
      • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Music Film - "Jagged Little Pill, Live", with Glen Ballard & Steve Purcell
      • nominated to Juno Award for Single of the Year - "Ironic"
      • nominated to Juno Award for Songwriter of the Year, with Glen Ballard
      • Grammy Award for Best Music Film - "Jagged Little Pill, Live" (Artist, Video Director, Video Producer), with Steve Purcell & Glen Ballard
      • Juno Award for Single of the Year - "Ironic"
      • Juno Award for Songwriter of the Year, with Glen Ballard
      • Juno Award for International Achievement
      • Echo Award for Best International Rock/Pop Female Artist - "Head Over Feet"
      • American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist
      • American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Album - "Jagged Little Pill"
      • nominated to Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song - "Uninvited" (from City of Angels)
      • nominated to Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song - "City of Angels" (For the song "Uninvited".)
      • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance - "Uninvited"
      • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Rock Song - "Uninvited"
      • Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance - "Uninvited"
      • Grammy Award for Best Rock Song - "Uninvited"
      • nominated to ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards for Most Performed Songs From Motion Pictures - "City of Angels" (For the song "Uninvited".)
      • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance - "Thank U"
      • nominated to Brit Award for International Female Solo Artist
      • ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards for Most Performed Songs From Motion Pictures - "City of Angels" (For the song "Uninvited".)
      • nominated to Satellite Award for Best Original Song - "Still" (in Dogma )
      • nominated to Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance - "So Pure"
      • nominated to MTV Video Music Award for Best Choreography - "So Pure" (Choreographers: Kevin O'Day and Anne White)
      • nominated to Juno Award for Album of the Year - "Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie"
      • nominated to Juno Award for Songwriter of the Year - "So Pure", "Unsent", "Thank U"
      • nominated to Juno Award for Best Female Artist
      • nominated to Juno Award for Pop Album of the Year - "Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie"
      • nominated to Juno Award for Video of the Year - "So Pure"
      • Juno Award for Album of the Year - "Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie"
      • Juno Award for Video of the Year - "So Pure"
      • nominated to Juno Award for Artist of the Year
      • nominated to Juno Award for Pop Album of the Year - "Under Rug Swept"
      • nominated to Jack Richardson Producer of the Year Award - "So Unsexy" & "Hands Clean"
      • Jack Richardson Producer of the Year Award - "Hands Clean" & "So Unsexy"
      • nominated to Juno Award for Music DVD of the Year - "Alanis Morissette: Feast on Scraps"
      • nominated to Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song - "Wunderkind" (from The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe)
      • nominated to People's Choice Award for Favorite Song in a Movie - "Crazy" (For the movie "The Devil Wears Prada".)
      • nominated to People's Choice Award for Favorite Remake - "Crazy"
      • nominated to Juno Award for Pop Album of the Year - "Flavors of Entanglement"
      • nominated to Juno Award for Songwriter of the Year - "Underneath", "In Praise of the Vulnerable Man", "Not as We"
      • Juno Award for Pop Album of the Year - "Flavors of Entanglement"
  • official website: alanis.com

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Google previewThe Biographical Dictionary of Popular Music (2013)

From Adele to Ziggy, the Real A to Z of Rock and Roll by Dylan Jones

ENNIO MORRICONE By its very nature, the soundtrack is a ALANIS MORISSETTE ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Percussion (2013)

by John H. Beck

Taylor Hawkins (Alanis Morissette, Foo Fighters, Brian May), JoshFreese (the Vandals, Paul Westerberg, APerfect Circle), Brooks Wackerman (Infectious Grooves, Bad Religion), Gary Novak ( Alanis ...

Google previewThe James Taylor Encyclopedia (2005)

An unofficial compendium for JT’s biggest fans by Joel Risberg

The Prayer Cycle –JT performs on this chorale recording of spiritual songs with Alanis Morissette, Linda Ronstadt, and others. Stories –JT sings on “Love Divine” for this Maura O'Connell album. It's A Slippery Slope –JT produced this spoken word recording by Spalding Gray. Liberty! –JT performs “Johnny Has Gone For a Soldier” with Mark O'Connor on O'Connor's soundtrack for the PBS documentary “Liberty: The American Revolution.” Enhanced CD with video footage and photos .

Google previewThe Garland Encyclopedia of World Music (2017)

The United States and Canada by Ellen Koskoff

Although a continuing subject for discussion, it seems likely that the background for the rise to prominence of a number of Canadian artists during the late twentieth century (for example, Céline Dion, Alanis Morissette, Sarah ...

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We are taught to be ashamed of confusion, anger, fear and sadness, and to me they are of equal value as happiness excitement and inspiration. (Alanis Morissette)
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