Alanis Nadine Morissette (born in Ottawa, 1 June 1974) is a Canadian and naturalized American singer-songwriter, record producer, and occasional actress. She is recognized for creating one of the highest selling albums in the history of the music industry, and has won seven Grammy Awards.
Morissette began her career in Canada, and as a child recorded two dance-pop albums, Alanis and Now Is the Time, under MCA Records. Her international debut album was the rock-influenced Jagged Little Pill. Jagged Little Pill sold thirty million copies, making it the best-selling debut album of all time by a female artist. According to the United World Chart, Jagged Little Pill is the second greatest-selling album of all-time by a female artist, behind only Shania Twain's Come On Over. Coincidentally, both Twain and Morissette are Canadian musicians.
Morissette took up producing duties for her subsequent albums, including Under Rug Swept and So-Called Chaos.
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