Alanis Morissette

Alanis Morissette born on June 1, 1974, in Ottawa, the Canadian singer seemed hopelessly destined for success, if it is true that since she was a child her parents listened to her playing the piano and composing songs. Other significant elements: at the age of ten she played on a television program for children and with the money she earned she recorded a 45 rpm record; at 14 she signed a record contract, at 17 the first record and at 18 the second. In terms of determination, Alanis can’t be said to be defective, but in addition to her passion for the stage, Alanis Morissette also has another characteristic, restlessness. An “inner demon” that is evident if you scroll through her biography, from high school enthusiast to successful singer. If Alanis, already famous, wasn’t satisfied with success in her homeland, at the time of her debut she wasn’t satisfied with high school rock, she didn’t rest on her “light” lyrics but, eager to find her way, collected her things, said goodbye to her family and moved to Los Angeles. In the famous American city, a hotbed of countless talents, between one night and another, between a club and a concert for young beginners is noticed by no less than Madonna, who doesn’t think twice and puts her under contract, producing the first album “Jagged little pill”. Result? Something like 28 million copies sold. In short, she becomes the new icon of alternative rock, winning the covers of half the world, an avalanche of awards and, at only twenty-one years old, a generation of young people who identify with her and her songs. Which have a very simple characteristic: they are direct and uncensored on the subject of sex. Then the success becomes really exaggerated and the media attention towards her almost morbid; so much so that she will say: “I had become rich, but also confused and disappointed by fame. I was not happy at all”. Alanis then finds the courage to disappear from the scene for two years, goes to India, regenerates herself and returns with a new, very spiritual and original album, “Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie”.Later he also wanted to try the experience of the big screen, not only with an original screenplay but also as a deuteragonist in “Dogma” (1999) by his friend Kevin Smith, in which he plays the role of God. He will also appear in the sefuito “Jay and Silent Bob Strikes Back” (2001), as well as in several other contexts, from the theatre (The Vagina Monologhi, L’esonerato) all series tv (Sex and the City, Nip/Tuck).


1991 – Alanis
1992 – Now Is the Time
1995 – Jagged Little Pill
1998 – Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie
2002 – Under Rug Swept
2004 – So-Called Chaos
2008 – Flavors of Entanglement
2012 – Havoc and Bright Lights
2020 – Such Pretty Forks in the Road

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