Canadian-American singer Alanis Nadine Morissette known for her mezzo-soprano emotive singing voice started with music at a young age. She learned to play the piano at 6 years old. By 7 years old, Alanis began on dance lessons. It was not only in music where she progressed. Morissette appeared on five episodes of You Can’t Do That on Television, a children’s television show.
Starting small, the aspiring singer recorded Fate Stay With Me, her supposed first demo. Subsequently, a second demo track followed, which her team sent to a record label but remains unheard due to a burglary that happened in the label’s headquarters in October 1989.
In 1991, Morissette worked on her self-titled debut album, Alanis, under MCA Records. Despite only being stocked in Canadian music shops, the album went platinum.
With her success, people began to recognize Alanis. Her fans labeled her as Canada’s Debbie Gibson because of her hair.
A year after her continuous success in the charts, the singer got a nomination for Most Promising Female Vocalist of the Year, Best Dance Recording, and Single of the Year. In the same year, Morissette released Now Is the Time, her second album under MCA Records Canada. Unfortunately, the album flopped and considered a commercial failure by the record label, ending her contract with the MCA in a sour note.
Morissette still pursued her music career. She was introduced to her now manager Scott Welch. Both were able to find the singer a publisher, which led to Morissette internationally release her album, Jagged Little Pill, under Maverick Records. The success of the album was not what her team expected. Radio stations played her songs, which gained attention to her record. It was not long before tracks from her album made its way onto the charts.