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Curiosities you may not know about Alanis Morissette

Alanis Morissette was born on 1 June 1974 in Canada. She distinguished herself in the 1990s with the album 'Jagged Little Pill', which sold 33 million copies in 1995, the singer's biggest commercial success, and also won the Grammy Award for 'Album of the Year' in 1996.

Over the years, Alanis Morissette has won many awards, even signing the soundtracks of two films, appearing on a few occasions on television and in the theatre.

Here are some curiosities about Alanis Morissette, who turns 49 today!

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Alanis Morissette was born on 1 June 1974 in Canada. She distinguished herself in the 1990s with the album 'Jagged Little Pill', which sold 33 million copies in 1995. Over the years, Alanis Morissette has won many awards, also signing songs for soundtracks and appearing on occasions in television, theatre and film.
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Alanis Morissette made her debut at a very young age with her twin
Alanis Morissette recorded her first song, 'Fate Stay With Me' at the age of nine. At the age of 10, she took part in auditions for the Canadian television children's show 'You Can't Do That on Television', recorded in her hometown of Ottawa. The very young Alanis took part in the programme with her twin brother Wade: he too became involved in the world of music, particularly Indian music.
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Alanis Morissette and the love for India.
Like her brother Wade, Alanis has a great love for India, its landscapes and culture. The singer-songwriter also dedicated one of her most famous songs, 'Thank U', from 1998, to India. Alanis wrote this song after returning from a spiritual journey in India and the single expresses her gratitude for the emotions she felt during this experience: one of the verses of the song is precisely 'Thank U, India'. One of the verses of the song is 'Thank U, India'. The video clip of 'Thank U' also became famous, as it shows the singer completely unclothed, covered only by her very long hair, which she cut in 2003.
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Experiences in the film world
Alanis Morissette has worked in film, also as an actress. The most famous feature film she took part in was 'Dogma', from 1999, in which she starred alongside Ben Affleck, Matt Damon and Alan Rickman: the film caused a lot of controversy because it was a clear satire on the Catholic Church and Alanis played the main deity. In addition, she recorded two songs for the soundtrack of two famous films: 'Uninvited' for 'City of Angels' (1998) and 'Wunderkind' for 'The Chronicles of Narnia - The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe' (2005).
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Passion for sports
There is not only music in the life of Alanis, who is passionate about sports. In fact, the singer-songwriter held several jobs before she established herself in the music business, including aerobics teacher and swimming instructor. In addition, the artist has sung at NBA and NHL finals.
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Career awards won
Throughout her career, Alanis Morissette has won many prestigious awards. In 1996, the album that introduced her to the world, 'Jagged Little Pill', won the Grammy Award for Album of the Year. In total, 7 Grammys have been won by the singer-songwriter against 14 nominations, but in general, her trophy cabinet is full of awards: 15 Juno Awards, 3 MTV Video Music Awards, 2 American Music Awards and a BRIT Award. The singer has also been inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame (2015) and the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame (2022).
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The relationship with animals
Alanis has revealed that she loves animals, in particular dogs and turtles. However, the artist admitted that she also has a real phobia of another animal species, namely moths, which are a real obsession for her!
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