1 June 1974, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Morissette enjoyed considerable critical and public acclaim in her native Canada before that success began to translate to international audiences in the mid-90s. An accomplished singer, dancer and pianist, she began writing her own material at the age of nine. She then achieved her first domestic hit single at the age of 10 (Fate Stay With Me). The single led to a publishing deal four years later, but she now dismisses her first two albums where she was pushed very strongly in a pop rock direction. Worldwide recognition followed her move to Madonnas Maverick Records in 1994, by which time she was based in Los Angeles with musical collaborator Glen Ballard (previously co-writer of Michael Jacksons Man In The Mirror). A tape was passed to Maverick by the mixer Jimmy Boyelle. Her third album, Jagged Little Pill, was composed almost entirely of those unadulterated demo tracks. It earned rave...
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