Alanis Nadine Morissette is a Canadian-American musician, singer, songwriter and actress. Known for her emotive mezzo-soprano voice, Morissette began her career in Canada in the early 1990s with two mildly successful dance-pop albums. After moving to Los Angeles and teaming up with Glen Ballard, she revolutionized the music industry with her American debut, Jagged Little Pill.
You can view more information on Alanis's full discography here.
It was just over twenty years ago that Alanis released Hands Clean as the lead single of Under Rug Swept. Among its many retrospectives, one notable one is Kelly Clarkson’s cover of it on her talk show, The Kelly Clarkson Show.
Apologies for the delay in getting this posted – the site was being moved to a new server that took longer than I expected. Nonetheless, we’re back (and hopefully faster than before for everyone), and with it comes some more updates!
Alanis released this song on April 16, with its accompanying video coming out simultaneously. The solemn ballad is written very poignant for the times we’re currently in, reflecting on Alanis wanting to be on the road again and performing with her backing band.
Amazing and exciting news in regards to the Jagged Little Pill musical as it won Best Musical Theatre Album at the Grammy Awards last night. Per Broadway News:
“Jagged Little Pill” won the 2021 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album.
The album was up against “American Utopia,” the Off-Broadway cast recordings of “Little Shop of Horrors” and “Soft Power” and the West End cast recordings of “Amélie” and “Prince of Egypt.” The Grammy win was announced Sunday afternoon.
Kathryn Gallagher, Celia Rose Gooding, Lauren Patten and Elizabeth Stanley are principal soloists on the album.
“Jagged Little Pill” is also in consideration for 15 Tony Awards. Voting ends Monday. A date has not yet been announced for the ceremony.
Alanis’s legacy and impact in pop culture has been discussed for decades, but it’s never rang more true than most recently on the current season of American Idol. In episode four, we saw a young contestant by the name of Alanis Sophia audition for the show, revealing that her mom named her after Alanis Morissette.
In a new video from the Jagged Little Pill: The Musical‘s official YouTube channel, Alanis Morissette teams up with lead Elizabeth Stanley to perform a duet of You Learn from the Jagged Little Pill album. Check out the video below!
Performed by Alanis Morissette and Elizabeth Stanley
Musicians: Tia Allen, Damien Bassman, Eric Davis, Matt Doebler, Kristine Kruta, Alex Nolan, Bryan Perri, Mary Jo Stilp, Mark Verdino
Barnes & Noble or Alanis Morissette’s house? It’s hard to tell in Marie Claire’s latest episode of Shelf Portrait, where celebrities, influencers, and famous bookworms invite us inside their homes to show off their personal libraries.
Some of the singer and songwriter’s favorite books include Thich Nhat Hanh’s At Home in the World, Thomas M. Campbell II and T. Colin Campbell’s The China Study, Pete Walker’s Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving, Elaine N. Aron’s The Highly Sensitive Parent, Dave Eggers’s A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius (she’s read this one three times!), and Harville Hendrix’s Keeping the Love You Find. Fun fact: Her all-time favorite book cover is Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat Pray Love, which she first spotted while on tour, and she’s been working on a book for the past 15 years. TBD on when she’ll release it!
Morissette has also been working on becoming a better ally, reading books like Sheila Wise Rowe’s Healing Racial Trauma: The Road to Resilience and Rhonda V. Magee’s The Inner Work of Racial Justice. “This is a time for learning and listening and research and learning about our history,” Morissette says. “I have been very clueless, to be perfectly honest, and these books have been very helpful in opening my eyes and opening my heart and filling me in on what’s really going on from a perspective that I need to know more about so that I can be an ally.”
Watch Morissette’s full Shelf Portrait video to get a peek at her massive book collection, then order some of her favorite books for yourself.