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Alanis

Alanis Nadine Morissette

Birthdate: June 1st, 1974

Born in: Ottawa, Ontario

Currently Resides: Brentwood (in L.A.), although she is rarely found there, she is in fact travelling too often, and she lends her apartment to friends.

Hair Colour: Dark brown/Black

Eye Colour: Brown

Family: Father Alan, mother Georgia, twin brother Wade (12 minutes older than she), older brother Chad

Entertainment Background: Produced and released a single ('Fate Stay With Me') at age 11 or 12, was on the Nickelodeon show You Can't Do That on Television, competed on Star Search (and lost), been writing poems and songs since a very early age.

Plays these instruments: Harmonica, Piano/Keyboard, Guitar, Flute, and occasionally Drums/percussionAlanis in 1991

Previous Ambition: Entertainer of some sort, although it was always music first

Dream Date: John Lennon

Favourite Music: Mostly anything, among her idols are Joni Mitchell (...and I played your Joni..) and Madonna, although she appreciates anyone who can put in the time and effort it takes to make music.

Keeps grounded by: Breathing, remembering God

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Awards

Driver AlanisBack Left passengerBack right passengerPassenger side Alanis

Four versions of Alanis in Ironic; winner of many awards.

Year Award For
1992 Juno Most Promising Female Artist
1995 Club Act Club Act of the Year
1996 American Music Award Favourite Female Artist
1996 American Music Award Favourite Pop/Rock Album, Jagged Little Pill
1996 Billboard Award Artist of the Year
1996 Billboard Award Female Artist of the Year
1996 Billboard Award Album of the Year, Jagged Little Pill
1996 Billboard Music Video Award Pop/Rock Clip of the Year
1996 Billboard Music Video Award Pop/Rock New Artist Clip
1996 Brit Award Best International Newcomer
1996 German Echo Award Best International Newcomer
1996 Grammy Best Rock Album, Jagged Little Pill
1996 Grammy Best Rock Song, You Oughta Know
1996 Grammy Best Female Rock Vocal Performance
1996 Grammy Album of the Year, Jagged Little Pill
1996 Juno Female Vocalist of the Year
1996 Juno Best Rock Album, Jagged Little Pill
1996 Juno Album of the Year, Jagged Little Pill
1996 Juno Record (Single) of the Year, You Oughta Know
1996 Juno Best Songwriting, with Glen Ballard
1996 MTV Europe Music Award Best Female Artist
1996 MTV Video Music Award Best New Artist
1996 MTV Video Music Award Best Female Video, Ironic
1996 MTV Video Music Award Best Editing, Ironic
1996 MuchMusic Video Award Best International Artist
1996 MuchMusic Video Award Best Female Artist
1996 MuchMusic Video Award Best Video
1996 MuchMusic Video Award Favourite Female Video, Ironic (People's Choice Award)
1997 Channel V Award Best International Female Artist
1997 Juno Record (Single) of the Year, Ironic
1997 Juno International Achievement Award
1998 Grammy Best Music Video, Long Form, Jagged Little Pill Live
1999 ASCAP Award Most performed song for motion picture, Uninvited
1999 Grammy Best Female Rock Vocal Performance, Uninvited
1999 Grammy Best Rock Song, Uninvited
1999 Grammy Rob Cavallo (winner), Producer of the year, non-classical, Uninvited, etc.
1999 Teen Choice Award City of Angels (winner), Soundtrack of the Year
1999 MuchMusic Video Award Best Director, Unsent
1990's Billboard Award Album of the decade, Jagged Little Pill
2000 Juno Best Video, So Pure
2000 Juno Best Album, Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie
2003 Juno Jack Richardson Producer Of The Year, Hands Clean/So Unsexy

Alanis accepting a GrammyAlanis winning her first award, a Juno in 1992

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Does She Not Play Dirty When Engaged in Competition?


You Learn--Alanis' #2 single, and the #3 Single by a Canadian woman

Thanks to Sara Jones for coming up with the title for this section

All right I bet you're wondering what this section is about. No, it has nothing to do with David Letterman. In actuality, it's based on Russell Ash's "Top Ten of Everything" books. The following are some lists in the most recent version which Alanis is included in.

Top 10 Canadian Albums with the most weeks on the Canadian Album Charts
# Album Artist No. of weeks
1 Amanda Marshall Amanda Marshall 13
2 The Woman in Me Shania Twain 124
3 Jagged Little Pill Alanis Morissette 107
Source: Music Data Canada
**NOTE: This is the list from the 2000 Edition, this list is not included in the 2003 Edition
Top 10 Albums of all time in the US
# Album Artist Sales
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8 (Tie) Jagged Little Pill Alanis Morissette 16,000,000
8 (Tie) Boston, Back in Black, No Fences Boston, AC/DC, Garth Brooks (respectively) 16,000,000
Source: RIAA
This is from the 2002 version of the book
Top 10 International Albums with the most weeks on the Canadian Album Charts
# Album, Artist No. of weeks
1 Come On Over, Shania Twain 174
2 Romanza, Andrea Bocelli 136
3 Amanda Marshall, Amanda Marshall 133
4 The Woman in Me, Shania Twain 124
5 No Fences, Garth Brooks 114
6 Spice, Spice Girls 112
7 Jagged Little Pill, Alanis Morissette 109
Source: Music Data Canada
Remarks: Keep in mind this is the Canadian Album Chart, based on Canadian sales, not international
Top 10 Albums of the 1990's in Canada
# Album, Artist Year
1 Jagged Little Pill, Alanis Morissette 1996
Source: Music Data Canada
NOTE: With the 90's drawing to a close this number has been cemented in the record books.
Top 10 Canadian Albums of the 1990's in Canada
# Album, Artist Year
1 Jagged Little Pill, Alanis Morissette 1996
Source: Music Data Canada
NOTE: With the 90's drawing to a close this number has been cemented in the record books.
Top 10 Artists with Most Juno Awards
# Artist Number of Junos
1 Anne Murray 25
2 CÚline Dion 19
3 Bryan Adams 17
4 Murray McLachlan 12
5 Gordon Lightfoot 11
6 (Tie) Alanis Morissette 9
6 (Tie) Tragically Hip 9
Source: CARAS
This is from the 2002 version of the book
The 10 Albums with the most weeks at number one in Canada Alanis at Air Canada Centre December '02
# Album, Artist Year Weeks at #1
1 Breakfast in America, Supertramp 1979 26
2 Synchronicity, The Police 1983 23
2 Jagged Little Pill, Alanis Morissette 1996 23
Source: The Record
Top 10 Canadian Albums of All Time
# Album Artist Year
1 Jagged Little Pill Alanis Morissette 1995
Source: Music Data Canada
Remarks: This list ranks the sales of Canadian Albums in Canada
Top 10 ALANIS MORISSETTE Singles in Canada
# Name of Single Year
1 Thank U 1998
2 Hands Clean 2002
3 You Learn 1996
4 Head Over Feet 1996
5 Hand In My Pocket 1995
6 Ironic 1996
7 You Oughta Know 1995
8 Too Hot 1991
9 Uninvited 1998
10 Unsent 1999
Source: Music Data Canada
Remarks: One strange thing about this-- Uninvited was never a single. This list ranks singles by their sales in Canada. The first and tenth are from Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie, the third through seventh are from Jagged Little Pill, number nine is from the City of Angels soundtrack, number eight is from Alanis and numbers two is from Under Rug Swept.
Top 10 Singles by Canadian Women
# Single, Artist Year
1 The Power Of Love, CÚline Dion 1994
2 God Bless the Child, Shania Twain 1996
3 You Learn, Alanis Morissette 1996
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10 Too Hot, Alanis Morissette 1991
Source: Music Data Canada
**NOTE: This is the list from the 1999 Edition, this list is not included in the 2003 Edition
Remarks: Possibly the most startling thing about this list is that even with the 4 or 5 multi-million selling singles Alanis released from Jagged Little Pill, Too Hot still sold more in Canada than all but one, You Learn.
The songs skipped between 3 & 10 include 3 by CÚline Dion, and one by each Amanda Marshall, West End Girls, and Cowboy Junkies. There is not one song on this list released before 1991.
Top 10 Albums of all time in Canada
# Album, Artist(s) Release Date Estimated Units sold
1 (Tie) Thriller, Michael Jackson 1983 2,000,000
1(Tie) Jagged Little Pill, Alanis Morissette 1995 2,000,000
1 (Tie) Come On Over, Shania Twain 1997 2,000,000
1 (Tie) Bat Out Of Hell, Meat Loaf 1978 2,000,000
1 (Tie) Led Zeppelin IV, Led Zeppelin 1971 2,000,000
1 (Tie) Rumours, Fleetwood Mac 1977 2,000,000
1 (Tie) Their Greatest Hits Eafles 1971-1975, The Eagles 1976 2,000,000
1 (Tie) The Wall, Pink Floyd 1980 2,000,000
1 (Tie) The Woman In Me, Shania Twain 1980 2,000,000
10 Brother In Arms, Dire Straits 1985 1,000,000
Top 10 Canadian Artists with the most week at No. 1
# Artist Total # of weeks at No. 1 (can represent more than one single)
1 Bryan Adams 27
2 CÚline Dion 14
3 Corey Hart/Shania Twain/Los Del Mar (Tie) 9
6 Tom Cochrane/Hampton The Hampster (Tie) 6
8 soulDecision 5
9 Alanis Morissette/Northern Lights/Boomtang Boys (Tie) 4
This is from the 2002 version of the book
Top 10 Biggest Jumps to No. 1 on the Canadian Singles Chart (from within the top 50)
# Single/Artist/Year Position before hitting No. 1
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9 Thank U, Alanis Morissette, 1998 15
This is from the 2002 version of the book
Top 10 Female Singers With the Most Top 40 Hits in Canada
# Artist No. of Top 40 Hits
1 Madonna 46
2 Janet Jackson 30
3 Whitney Houston 27
4 Mariah Carey 26
5 CÚline Dion 24
6 Alanis Morissette 17
NOTE: Alanis Morissette's 17 chart hits include those during her successful career as an alternative rock act of the late 1990's as well as those during her stint as a dance-pop diva of the early 1990's
This is from the 2002 version of the book
Top 10 Canadian Acts
1 Bryan Adams
2 CÚline Dion
3 Alanis Morissette
Top 10 Rock Albums in Canada
1 Jagged Little Pill, Alanis Morissette, 1995

These are almost all the lists Alanis is included on, other than the ones listing Award Winners (i.e. last 10 albums of the year etc.) This information is taken from the 2003 version of the book.

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Alanis Links

Alanis's personal official site * Features snapshots of Alanis on tour, her poems, artists' conceptions of her, live shots, and news. (also at www.alanis.com )

Reprise official Alanis Morissette site * Lots of info about Alanis, SFIJ (with analysis of each individual song on the album), and tons of other similar stuff.

Maverick official Alanis Morissette site * Featuring a small multimedia section and some other stuff. Some good info. Either use Flash 3, or plain old image maps; both have the same information, and are just as hard to use. Also available at www.warnermusic.ca/alanis/

Alanis' official e-mail address -- fyiam@aol.com

Alanis on the cover of Ringo Starr's Vertical manJust Alanis Morissette Online (a.k.a. JAM Alanis Morissette) * JAM Alanis Morissette is a really good fansite, with a lot of news, multimedia, lyrics, pictures, and tons of other info

The Alanis Morissette Network *A fairly good fansite similar to JAM, maybe a little less glamourous.

Alanis Infatuation Junkies * A good fansite for news and concert reviews

The Alanis Morissette Discography Guide * a complete listing (complete with cover pictures etc.) of all the songs, albums, singles, and other miscellaneous music Alanis has released, performed, etc.

All I really Want Alanis * Featuring RealAudio, news, and some other information

Yahoo! Alanis Morissette Category * for a listing of a whole ton of Alanis sites

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