Alanis Morissette has gone from singing some pretty dark stuff in the ’90s to humbly sharing a self-help podcast in the 2010s and now writing a book on meditation. Recently she appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live! to promote her newly released, “Such Pretty Forks in the Mix.”

But they talked about much more, including the Broadway musical, Jagged Little Pill based on her ’90s album, and sharing something she has in common with Eminem.

Alanis Morissette smiles for a photo on the red carpet
Alanis Morissette smiles for a photo | Michael Tran/FilmMagic

Morissette’s beginnings in music

Alanis Morissette was born in Ottawa, Canada, the daughter of two teachers. She has a twin brother, Wade, who is also in the music business, and an older brother, Chad. She started playing the piano at six, took dance lessons at age seven, and started playing guitar at 21, according to IMDb.

After graduating from high school, Morrisette delved into her music career. In the early ’90s, she released two albums in Canada, for which she co-wrote the music with producer, Leslie Howard. The first album, “Alanis,” went platinum and one of the single’s, “Too Hot,” reached the top 20 on the RPM, a Canadian music magazine, singles chart.

But it wasn’t until her third album, “Jagged Little Pill,” that fans went crazy. She moved to Toronto and then on to Los Angeles, changed her style of
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