When I think of female rock artists who ruled the charts and changed the scope of music in the nineties one name comes to mind: Alanis Morissette. Canadian-American, Alternative Rock musician, Alanis Morissette, released her critically acclaimed third studio album titled Jagged Little Pill in 1995. It was her first international release after releasing two albums in her native country of Canada.
The success of the album catapulted her into the record books and into the hearts of music lovers all over the world and her distinctive voice and talent for story-telling through music turned her into an iconic figure. Six singles were released from the album including hit records, ‘Ironic’ and ‘You Oughta Know’, the latter earning her Grammy awards for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance and Best Rock Song.
In 1996 the album won a Grammy award for Album of the Year and made Alanis the youngest winner of the award in history until her record was broken by Taylor Swift in 2010. It also won the Grammy for Best Rock Album.
Jagged Little Pill went on to become the best-selling album of the nineties in the USA and sold 33 million units worldwide. It solidified her as an iconic figure in the music industry and will continue to inspire generations of musicians long after she stops making music.
Watch the videos for ‘Ironic’ and ‘You Oughta Know’ below and a live performance of ‘Ironic’ filmed in 2012.