Alanis Morissette is one of the most successful singer songwriters to ever come out of Canada. Her 1995 album, Jagged Little Pill, was a huge success and cemented her as an iconic artist of the decade. It mixes alternative rock with a grunge sound that was perfect for the time it was released.
Perhaps the most significant track of this album is Ironic, which presents a number of situations in the lyrics that the writer considers to contain irony. The song exploded onto the charts and was nominated for a number of music awards.
Since 1991, the singer has released 8 studio albums with a ninth currently in the works. She has also performed live on a regular basis. She has headlined for at least 15 individual tours. In 2015, during the celebration of the 20th anniversary of Jagged Little Pill, a four disc version of the album was released. It contains a number of unreleased content, which has delighted its hardcore fans.
Aside from being a singer, Alanis Morissette has also branched out into acting. One of her most well remembered roles was that of God in the Kevin Smith’s religious comedy, Dogma. Despite only being in the film for a short period of its running time, the role stands as a highlight of the entire movie. She returned to this role at the end of the comedy film, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back. She has also appeared in Weeds, Curb Your Enthusiasm, and Sex and the City.
She has also set up her own podcast. Each month, an episode is released where she talks to a diverse number of people from many different walks of life. The topics covered range widely from relationship advice to spirituality. In early 2016, she began to write columns for the Guardian newspaper.