Alanis Morissette

Inducted in 2015

There are powerful female role models, and then there’s Alanis Morissette, a dynamo by almost any measure, especially musically, and one who seems to hold herself to a higher standard.

She has sold a staggering 60 million albums worldwide, half that total with 1995’s ground-breaking and game-changing Jagged Little Pill, which pretty much dominated airwaves globally for a full year thanks to six chart-topping singles including the scorching, “You Oughta Know,” which vehemently scolded a thoughtless ex-boyfriend.

With that album, which also included chestnuts like, “Hand in My Pocket,” “Ironic,” “You Learn,” “Head over Feet” and “All I Really Want,” Morissette handily demonstrated that unvarnished declarations of anger and disappointment (and hope and humour and knock-kneed love) could connect on a massive, mainstream scale.

Career Highlights


Lands on Rolling Stone’s list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time.”


Pithily hosts The 2004 JUNO Awards where she “reveals” her naked self (actually a body suit) live on TV.


Records the hit song “Uninvited” for the 1998 film City of Angels.


Wins five Grammys including Album of the Year, making Morissette (at 21) then the youngest artist to do so.

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Jagged Little Pill is released on June 13, 1995. It has sold over 33 million copies and topped the charts in 10 countries.


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