Alanis Morissette’s singing career began in Canada in the early ‘90s when she debuted her first album, “Alanis”. During that time, she was also opening for rapper Vanilla Ice. Then, after releasing two albums, Morissette signed with Maverick Records. In 1995, Maverick Records released her album “Jagged Little Pill” internationally, which launched her into success with the album’s first single “You Oughta Know”.
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The album’s other singles, including “Hand in My Pocket” and her biggest hit, “Ironic”, helped “Jagged Little Pill” reach No. 1 on the Billboard 200. That same year, she was nominated for a number of Grammy Awards and took home four including Best Female Rock Performance, Album of the Year, Best Rock Song, and Best Rock Album. Although she may not admit it, it’s is very possible that marijuana contributed to her Grammy wins.
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In 2009, Morissette became the first celebrity in history of HIGH TIMES magazine to make a definitive statement for marijuana by posing in a massive marijuana garden in Northern California. She spoke about marijuana and how it’s contributed to her creative process, “As an artist, there’s a sweet jump-starting quality to [marijuana] for me… I’ve often felt telepathic and receptive to inexplicable messages my whole life. I can stave those off when I’m not high. When I’m high – well, they come in and there’s less of a veil, so to speak. So if ever I need some clarity… or a quantum leap in terms of writing something, it’s a quick way for me to get to it.” Although at first she was nervous about smoking marijuana and openly talking about it, but now she feels completely comfortable smoking and talking about it.
Let’s look back at some of the best from Alanis Morissette!
Watch: Alanis Morissette – You Oughta Know
Watch: Alanis Morissette – Ironic
Watch: Alanis Morissette – “Hand In My Pocket”
Watch: Alanis Morissette – Thank U
Watch: Alanis Morissette – Head Over Feet
Watch: Alanis Morissette – You Learn
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