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Alanis Morissette

Ottawa, Ontario, Canada

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• Twin brother Wade was born 12 minutes before her. 

• Began playing piano at age 6 and writing songs at age 9.

• Joined You Can't Do That on Television (a popular kid's show on Nickelodeon) at age 11.

• Appeared on Star Search in 1988, singing the Osmond Brothers hit "One Bad Apple."  

• Opened for Vanilla Ice in 1991. 

• Released two dance-pop albums in Canada prior to her 1995 U.S. debut, Jagged Little Pill.

• Sold in excess of 30 million copies of Jagged Little Pill, which remained in the Top 10 for 69 weeks.

• Her breakthrough single "You Oughta Know" is said to have been inspired by a relationship/break-up with Full House actor Dave Coulier.

• Became an ordained minister with the Universal Life Church in 2004.

• Her 2007 YouTube parody of the Black Eyed Peas' "My Humps" was viewed more than 13.5 million times.

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