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Alanis Morissette

Alanis Morissette


Famous as :


Birth Name :

Alanis Nadine Morissette

Birth Date :

June 01, 1974

Birth Place :

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

Spouse :

Souleye (rapper, since 22-May-10)

Claim to fame :

Single "You Oughta Know" from album "Jagged Little Pill " (1995)


If there's one thing really standing out about Alanis Morissette, it would be her not being in the 'most' crowd. The singer who pursues success and commercialism without sacrificing her idealism has actually risen and fallen in the journey she built to her success now. Born as Alanis Nadine Morisette, on June 1, 1974, the Canadian is the daughter of a Hungarian-born teacher named Georgia Mary Ann Feuerstein and a French High School principal, Alan Richard Morisette. Alanis was born as a twin to her brother by minutes named Wade, but she also has an older brother named Chad. She has shown interest in music since the age of 6 when she started to learn the function of a piano. Falling in love with music instantly, Alanis wrote her first song at the age of mere 10. She penned a score titled "Fate Stay With Me" but received no luck for its release. Only after she made a cameo appearance in local TV show "You Can't Do That on TV" that she was able to fund her own release with the paycheck. The song remained a shelved piece but Alanis remained high-spirited. She participated in several talent searches including the pretty popular Star Search where she lost after only one round.

In 1988, an opportunity to spread her wings came when Canadian label, MCA Publishing decided to sign her in. Featuring a production by Leslie Howe, her debut album which is titled after her first name, "Alanis" was outed in Canada in 1991 although did not receive commercial success worldwide. In Canada, however, the LP reached platinum status and consequently she was tapped as the opening acts of '80s outfits such as Vanilla Ice. Juno Awards, an award event that honors many Canadian musicians, gave her a win in 1992 for the title Most Promising Female Vocalist of the Year. A second album was prepared soon after that, under the name "Now is the Time" that was once again distributed in Canada only. The set spawned three moderately successful singles such as "An Emotion Away", "No Apologies" and "(Change is) Never a Waste of Time)". The combined sale of the sophomore effort did not even reach the debut album's and thus Alanis' contract with MCA was not extended when it ended. After done attending Immaculata High School in 1993, Alanis made a major move that somehow changed her fate for the better.

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Taylor Swift Brings Out Alanis Morissette and Ellen DeGeneres to Staples Center

August 25, 2015 17:14:47 GMT

and were the latest celebrities joining on stage during her "" tour. During her latest tour stop at L.A.'s Staples Center, she sang high praise for Morissette before collaborating with her on the latter's epic breakup song "You Oughta Know".

Alanis Morissette Opens Up About Her Struggles for Recovering From Eating Disorders

August 22, 2015 05:15:25 GMT

dealt with eating disorders early in life. In a recent interview with Women's Health Magazine, the 41-year-old singer opened up about how she recovered from her abnormal eating habits with a "sober" approach.

Alanis Morissette's 'Jagged Little Pill' Turned to Broadway Musical

November 08, 2013 23:04:37 GMT

is making a foray into the Broadway world, bringing her 1995 LP "" along. A musical is being developed based on the album, encompassing songs such as "You Oughta Know", "Ironic" and "Head Over Feet" in addition to other songs from her catalog and new compositions written specifically for the stage production.

Alanis Morissette Sued by Former Nanny Over Unpaid Wages

September 27, 2013 09:03:09 GMT

A nanny, who worked for from August 2011 to March 2013, has sued the singer and her husband Mario 'Souleye' Treadway after they allegedly did not pay overtime. The nanny, Bianca Cambeiro, also claims that she was forced to work on 12-hour shift without a break.

Video Premiere: Alanis Morissette's 'Receive'

December 22, 2012 18:06:19 GMT

has moved on from "Guardian" to "Receive", the second single from her eighth studio album, "". A music video for the song was released on her YouTube account on Friday, December 21.

Alanis Morissette Confirms She's Been in Talks for 'American Idol'

August 24, 2012 03:13:05 GMT

is another musician who has been approached by "" producers. The 38-year-old rocker has revealed that she has been in negotiations about filling one of the empty seats at the judges table of the FOX reality series.

Alanis Morissette Feels Fully Inspired by Baby Son

February 26, 2011 04:32:53 GMT

Singer has credited with "opening a door in her heart" and inspiring her to write more - just two months after giving birth to her first child. The "Ironic" hitmaker and her rapper husband MC Souleye welcomed a son, Ever Imre Morissette-Treadway, on Christmas Day.

Alanis Morissette Shares First Baby Picture

February 10, 2011 04:34:38 GMT

has debuted picture of first child Ever Imre Morissette-Treadway via her website and Facebok page. The photo shows the Canadian singer and husband Mario Treadway aka Souleye cuddling their one-month-old son while gazing and smiling at each other.

Alanis Morissette Welcomed First Child on Christmas Day

December 28, 2010 03:46:36 GMT

received an extra special gift over the holiday weekend - the singer gave birth to a son on Christmas Day. The "Ironic" hitmaker welcomed her first child, a boy named Ever Imre Morissette-Treadway, on Saturday, December 25 with her rapper husband MC Souleye, real name Mario Treadway.

Alanis Morissette Reveals Baby's Sex

November 18, 2010 04:49:55 GMT

Pregnant singer has revealed the sex of her baby she's currently expecting. A rep for the "Hands Clean" singer, who announced her pregnancy back in early August, confirmed to Us Magazine that she is having a baby boy.

Alanis Morissette Pregnant With First Child

August 12, 2010 02:27:19 GMT

is heading to the journey of motherhood. The 36-year-old singer announced that she is currently expecting her first child with rapper husband Souleye, real name Mario Treadway, in an interview for the new edition of Us Weekly, which is on newsstands now. In a feature titled "25 Things You Don't Know About me", she listed, "I am pregnant!" as number 25.

'Hung' Reveals Spoilery Scenes via BTS Video

June 23, 2010 03:21:37 GMT

"" takes viewers behind the scenes of the season 2 filming before it premieres on Sunday, July 27. The scene shot between Tanya and Ray takes place in Ray's under-construction house where Tanya finds Leonore's clothes in the bathroom.

New 'Inception' Trailer Gives Close Look at the Characters

June 23, 2010 03:05:59 GMT

Less than a month before the U.S. release of "", Warner Bros. Pictures unleashes a new trailer for the movie that provides in-depth look at the major characters. It has new scenes which explain the jobs of The Extractor, The Point Man, The Architect, The Forger, The Mark and The Shade. The Tourist, however, is not highlighted in the video.

'Weeds' Brings Back Nancy's Sister and Doctor

June 23, 2010 02:40:03 GMT

Two characters on "" are due to be back for the sixth season. and have signed on to reprise their roles as Nancy's older sister Jill and Nancy's obstetrician Dr. Audra Kitson when the show returns August 16.

Alanis Morissette Got Married in Secret Ceremony

June 08, 2010 02:28:57 GMT

has gotten married to rapper Souleye, real name Mario Treadway, on Saturday, May 22. The happy couple, who started dating since October 2009, tied the knot in an intimate ceremony at their Los Angeles home with close friends and family witnessing the ceremony, Alanis' rep confirmed to Us Magazine.

Lee DeWyze Wins 'American Idol' Season 9

May 27, 2010 02:27:21 GMT

"" has crowned its season 9 winner and for the third time in a row, it's a man's world. received the highest vote in the final, beating although his performance night was not as lovable to the judge as Crystal's. Crystal cried but she looked genuinely happy for Lee and hugged him.

'Transformers 3' to Trace Back Autobots' History

March 02, 2010 04:49:03 GMT

The first detail of "Transformers 3" which was spilled by director Michael Bay is that the film will focus more on the characters. Recently, the movie series executive producer and Hasbro head Brian Goldner has explained further about Bay's idea for the storyline, adding that the forthcoming movie will bring the core mythology from the Autobots and Decepticons' history.

Video: Avril Lavigne Closing 2010 Winter Olympics

March 02, 2010 04:33:31 GMT

Live from Vancouver, this year's Winter Olympics was closed with a live performance from . Taking the stage of BC Place Stadium in front of thousands of sport mania, she delivered a medley of "My Happy Ending" and "Girlfriend".

52nd Grammys: Beyonce Knowles Sings Alanis Morissette's Angry Song

February 01, 2010 03:43:24 GMT

delivered one hair-rising performance at the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards, belting out a crotch-grabbing act accompanied by a band of dancers dressing in LAPD SWAT costume. Beyonce actually could not get on stage to accept the award of Song of the Year because she was preparing for the particular performance.

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