Flavors of Entanglement is the seventh studio album, fifth international release and last Maverick Records release by Canadian-American singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette. The album, which was originally set for an April release, was released May 30, 2008 in Germany, Benelux and Ireland, released internationally on June 2 and in the United States on June 10. It was produced by Guy Sigsworth. The album has sold 300,000 copies in the USA (as of December, 2008) and over a million worldwide. Flavors won a Juno for Pop Album of the Year at the 2009 Juno Awards. The album gets its name from a lyric in the track "Moratorium".
Morissette left Maverick Records after all promotion for Flavors was completed.
Themes and subject matter
According to Morissette, the album features a "nice cross-section" of "joy and levity" similar to what is featured on her 2004 album, So-Called Chaos, and " kind of rock bottom, 'Holy shit, I am a broken woman' moment." She said that the album features songs about her own personal relationships, explaining that writing about them is her favourite activity "'cause it's the only thing I can really comment on with any kind of conviction or authority." The album incorporates themes involving both personal and political conflict, and Morissette explained that "Our emotions align themselves with larger symptomatic things in the world. We face a large war out there, but more closely reflects the war in people's living rooms... the icy silence at home, versus the big cold war."
Morissette summarized the track "Moratorium" as being "essentially a song about my readiness to stop repeating bad patterns. I've kicked some of those in my life."Hasty, Katie. . Billboard. December 17, 2007. She said of "Not as We", "You know how you can resist hitting rock bottom for a long time? That song just goes 'OK, I'm going. All the way down'". "Underneath" is about breakdowns in communication.
Morissette has noted an expansion of her musical sound on Flavors of Entanglement, and that there are "more technological aspects to it on a sonic level" than previously. She said that because of her love for dancing, the album incorporates beats and loops that enable one to, in her words, "dance your face off".Kreps, Daniel. . RollingStone.com. November 1, 2007. She has described the album as "a combination of everything" in which she has a musical interest, including hip hop beats and organic instruments. Morissette has referred to the album as "techno-sounding but organic" and said, "I like fusion."Dolan, Jon. . Blender. December 2007, pg. 54. According to Billboard magazine, the album "balances world- and folk-influenced tracks against the experimental pop leanings of producer Guy Sigsworth".
In March 2005, Morissette said she was ready to begin work on a new album, explaining that she had filled four journals and usually began a new album after filling two—"I'm very pregnant with songs", she said.Newman, Melinda. . Billboard. March 4, 2005. She mentioned her intentions for the sound of the album in a December 2005 interview to promote Alanis Morissette: The Collection, saying she "would love to fuse the
technological sonic landscapes with the more organic ones".CoDDon, DaviD L. . Copley News Service via The Salem Observer. December 22, 2005, pg. 7. In January 2006, Rolling Stone wrote that Morissette was in between "intense" writing sessions for her upcoming studio album, for which she had enlisted multiple collaborators, including Mike Elizondo, who produced her song "Wunderkind" for the soundtrack of the 2005 film The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe. Morissette described herself as "teeming with ideas" because she hadn't written an album in three years (her previous studio album, So-Called Chaos, was released in 2004, but recorded in 2003); she said "I have more than enough thoughts to congeal together."Baltin, Steve. . Rolling Stone. January 13, 2006.
In October 2006, Morissette said in an interview with TV Guide that she was going to enter the studio and start writing new material over the next few weeks, saying "at the present, I have seven journals full. I have a lot within me ready to burst out."Murphy, Mary. . TV Guide. October 31, 2006. Morissette released a cover of The Black Eyed Peas' "My Humps" in April 2007, and the high quality of the recording led to speculation among fans that she was in the studio working on an album.Saxberg, Lynn. . The Ottawa Citizen. April 5, 2007. She performed at a gig for The Nightwatchman, a.k.a. Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine, at the Hotel Café in Los Angeles on April 24. There, she said that she and producer Guy Sigsworth had been "sequestered" in London and Los Angeles during the previous few months writing "a bevy of new songs". Accompanied by Sigsworth on piano, Morissette played a new song, "Not as We".. YouTube: wildtroz. May 5, 2007. Later, the song appeared in the third episode of the fourth season of the television series House, "97 Seconds",Romero, Michele. . Entertainment Weekly. October 10, 2007. which was first aired on October 9.
In August, Sigsworth said in an interview with arbiter.co.uk that 25 songs were written for the album, 13 had been recorded, and eight more were being recorded after Morissette requested B-sides and "exclusives". Sigsworth described Morissette as "a dream to work with" and "totally into my sound world.". arbiter.co.uk. August 29, 2007. In the same interview, guitarist and programmer Andy Page said that at one point, they were working on 12 of the tracks simultaneously, and that one contains "moshing, distorted guitars" and a "wall-of-noise" created using Guitar Rig. Page also said that he had used the graphical modular software music studio Reaktor on the album, saying of it that "I prefer using its granulators and weirder signal processors to its synths. Some of its physically modeled stuff is very cool, and there are some cool wavetable synths." An October 2007 interview with Morissette, published on the blog Holons 2.0, reported that the title of the album was Flavors of Entanglement, while noting that no release date had been set.deVos, Corey W. . Holons 2.0. October 1, 2007. The release date of the album ended up being moved five times.
A video for a new song, "Underneath", premiered on September 15, 2007 as part of the Elevate Film Festival in Los Angeles.MusicMan. . Popdirt.com. September 19, 2007.. stereogum. September 24, 2007. The purpose of the festival was to showcase the creation of documentaries, music videos, narratives, and shorts regarding various subjects and sought to raise the level of human consciousness on the earth.. September 15, 2007. Morissette submitted the song and then had the music video written, directed, filmed, and edited in two days.
Other recorded tracks
The following is a list of songs recorded during the same studio sessions that didn't make it onto the album's final tracklist. Morissette stated that the album would feature eleven tracks, but that the additional songs would eventually be released in other forms, such as in-store exclusives and YouTube music video releases.
# "I Am"
# "Wounded Leading Wounded"
"Wounded Leading Wounded" was written originally for 2004's So-Called Chaos but was abandoned. Guy Sigsworth and Morissette brought the song out again for their studio sessions.
These songs have never been mentioned by Morissette or Sigsworth, but recently appeared on ASCAP's songfile database credited to Sigsworth and Morissette.
"Break" appeared as a b-side to "In Praise of the Vulnerable Man".
Promotion and touring
Morissette and Mutemath opened for the band Matchbox Twenty on their North American tour, a two month-long excursion that began January 25, 2008 in Hollywood, Florida and ended March 18 in Las Vegas, Nevada.Hasty, Katie. . Billboard. November 12, 2007. Morissette was confirmed to perform at all the shows except the Verona, New York venue.Atlantic Records. . Market Wire. November 12, 2007.
In January 2008, Morissette filmed a mini-concert special for A&E, which aired May 18. On March 28, Morissette filmed an eight song set for Sessions@AOL, an online music program produced by AOL Music. The set appeared online in May. She also appeared on the schedule for the Summer Concert Series for The Today Show.
In early 2008, Alanis.com held a contest in which the first 200 e-mail respondents were invited to a private show for Yahoo! Music's "Live Sets" program.www.alanis.com
In June, Morissette went to Europe and did headlining shows there, then returned to North America for the continuation of her headlining tour in the Fall.
On Tuesday, June 3, 2008, MuchMusic got the rights to stream the entire album online, a full week before its North American release.
Morissette performed at the Summerset Music Festival on Prince Edward Island, Canada on September 13, 2008. It was her first performance on PEI.
Her North American Flavors of Entanglement Tour began on September 18, 2008 and ended on November 17, 2008. Morissette appeared on the premiere episode of Rosie Live on November 26, followed by radio station holiday concerts, according to her official website and myspace. In early 2009, Morissette embarked on her Latin American and South American tour. In Brazil, before the show in São Paulo, she appeared on the popular TV show, Domingão do Faustão, and performed some of her biggest hits there, including "Ironic" and the newly released, "Underneath".http
On June 28, 2008, Flavors of Entanglement debuted at #8 on the Billboard 200 with 70,576 copies sold. As of December 2008, the album had sold 201,000 copies in the U.S.Caulfield, Keith. . Billboard. December 5, 2008. There have also been 76,000 paid downloads of the debut single, "Underneath", while "Not as We" racked up 38,000 paid downloads.
Singles and singles positions
*The first single from the album was "Underneath", released on April 2008. In Canada, the song was a moderate success, peaking at #15.
*The second single from the album to be released in Europe was "In Praise of the Vulnerable Man", which failed to chart. No music video was made to promote its release.
*The second and final single to be released in North America was "Not as We". It failed to chart on the Billboard Hot 100, but did make it onto the Bubbling Under Hot 100 singles at #22. There was a video shot, which used the radio edit of the song.
Other charting songs
*Alanis Morissette – vocals
*Guy Sigsworth – production, engineering
*Andy Page – guitars, programming, mixing, mastering
*Sean McGhee – programming, engineering, backing vocals
*Andrei Maberley – engineering
*Ben Tolliday – engineering, assistant mastering
*Blair Sinta – drums
*Peter Freeman – bass
*Fiora Cutler – string arrangement
*Flavors of Entanglement Tour
*Flavors of Entanglement South American Tour
*Robertson, Jessica. . AOL Music PopEater. October 3, 2007.
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Alanis Nadine Morissette (born June 1, 1974) is a Canadian-American singer-songwriter, guitarist, record producer, and actress. She has won 16 Juno Awards and seven Grammy Awards and has been nominated for two Golden Globe Award as well as preliminary Academy Award nominee. Morissette began her career in Canada, and as a teenager recorded two dance-pop albums, Alanis and Now Is the Time, under MCA Records Canada. Her worldwide debut album was the rock-influenced Jagged Little Pill, released in 1995, which remains the best-selling debut album by a female artist in the U.S., and the highest selling debut album worldwide, selling more than 30 million units globally. Her following album, Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie, was released in 1998 and was a success as well. Morissette took up producing duties for her subsequent albums, which include Under Rug Swept, So-Called Chaos and Flavors of Entanglement. Morissette has sold more than 40 million albums worldwide.
In February 2005, Morissette became a naturalized citizen of the United States while maintaining her Canadian citizenship.
Morissette was born in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, the daughter of Georgia Mary Ann (née Feuerstein), a Hungarian-born teacher, and Alan Richard Morissette, a French-Canadian high school principal. She has a twin brother Wade Morissette (also a musician) who was born 12 minutes after her. Morissette's parents were devout Catholics.
1990–92: Alanis and Now Is the Time
In 1991 MCA Records Canada released Morissette's debut album, Alanis, in Canada only. Morissette co-wrote every track on the album with its producer, Leslie Howe. By the time it was released, she had dropped her stage name and was credited simply as Alanis. The dance-pop album went platinum,. Canadian Recording Industry Association. and its first single, "Too Hot", reached the top twenty on the RPM singles chart. Subsequent singles "Walk Away" and "Feel Your Love" reached the top forty. Morissette's popularity, style of music and appearance, particularly that of her hair, led her to become known as the Debbie Gibson of Canada;. CNN People in the News. January 4, 2003. comparisons to Tiffany were also common. During the same period, she was a concert opening act for rapper Vanilla Ice.Farley, Christopher John. . Time. February 26, 1996. Morissette was nominated for three 1992 Juno Awards: Most Promising Female Vocalist of the Year (which she won), Single of the Year and Best Dance Recording (both for "Too Hot").. Los Angeles Times.
In 1992, she released her second album, Now Is the Time, a ballad-driven record that featured less glitzy production than Alanis and contained more thoughtful lyrics. Morissette wrote the songs with the album's producer, Leslie Howe, and Serge Côté. She said of the album, "people could go, 'Boo, hiss, hiss, this girl's like another Tiffany or whatever.' But the way I look at it ... people will like your next album if it's a suck-ass one." As with Alanis, Now Is the Time was released only in Canada and produced three top forty singles—"An Emotion Away", the minor adult contemporary hit "No Apologies" and "(Change Is) Never a Waste of Time". It was a commercial failure, however, selling only a little more than half the copies of her first album.Wild, David. . Rolling Stone. November 2, 1995. With her two-album deal with MCA Records Canada complete, Morissette was left without a major label contract.
1993–97: Move to Los Angeles and Jagged Little Pill
In 1993, after graduating from high school, Morissette moved from Ottawa to Toronto. Eventually she met producer and songwriter Glen Ballard. The two wrote and recorded Morissette's first internationally released album, Jagged Little Pill, and by the spring of 1995, she had signed a deal with Maverick Records.
Maverick Records released Jagged Little Pill internationally in 1995. The album was expected only to sell enough for Morissette to make a follow-up, but the situation changed quickly when a DJ from KROQ, an influential Los Angeles modern rock radio station, began playing "You Oughta Know", the album's first single. The song instantly garnered attention for its scathing, explicit lyrics, and a subsequent music video went into heavy rotation on MTV and MuchMusic.
After the success of "You Oughta Know", the album's other hit singles helped send Jagged Little Pill to the top of the charts. "All I Really Want" and "Hand In My Pocket" followed, but the fourth U.S. single, "Ironic", became Morissette's biggest hit. "You Learn" and "Head over Feet", the fifth and sixth singles, respectively, kept Jagged Little Pill in the top twenty on the Billboard 200 albums chart for more than a year. According to the RIAA, Jagged Little Pill is the best-selling international debut album by a female artist, with more than 16 million copies sold in the U.S.; it sold 33 million worldwide, making it the third biggest selling album by a female artist, and the biggest selling debut album (though technically it is Alanis's international debut, not her first album) of all time.Newman, Melinda. Billboard. March 4, 2005. Retrieved November 16, 2006.Walker, Steven. . The Age Blog. August 24, 2007. Morissette's popularity grew significantly in Canada, where the album was certified twelve times platinum and produced four RPM chart-toppers: "Hand In My Pocket", "Ironic", "You Learn", and "Head over Feet". The album was also a bestseller in Australia and the United Kingdom.Dale, David. . The Sydney Morning Herald. July 12, 2005.Harris, Bill. . Toronto Sun. November 17, 2006.
Morissette's success with Jagged Little Pill was credited with leading to the introduction of female singers such as Shakira, Tracy Bonham, Meredith Brooks, Patti Rothberg and, in the early 2000s, Pink and fellow Canadian Avril Lavigne.Mayer, Andre. . CBC Arts. June 13, 2005. She was criticized for collaborating with producer and supposed image-maker Ballard, and her previous albums also proved a hindrance for her respectability.Hannaham, James. . Spin. November 2, 1995. Morissette and the album won six Juno Awards in 1996: Album of the Year, Single of the Year ("You Oughta Know"), Female Vocalist of the Year, Songwriter of the Year and Best Rock Album.. Los Angeles Times. At the 1996 Grammy Awards, she won Best Female Rock Vocal Performance, Best Rock Song (both for "You Oughta Know"), Best Rock Album and Album of the Year.. Los Angeles Times.
Later in 1996, Morissette embarked on an eighteen-month world tour in support of Jagged Little Pill, beginning in small clubs and ending in large venues. Taylor Hawkins, who later joined the Foo Fighters, was the tour's drummer. "Ironic" was nominated for two 1997 Grammy Awards—Record of the Year and Best Music Video, Short Form. Los Angeles Times.—and won Single of the Year at the 1997 Juno Awards, where Morissette also won Songwriter of the Year and the International Achievement Award.. Los Angeles Times. The video Jagged Little Pill, Live, which was co-directed by Morissette and chronicled the bulk of her tour, won a 1998 Grammy Award for Best Music Video, Long Form.. Los Angeles Times.
Following the stressful tour, Morissette started practicing Iyengar Yoga for balancing, and after the last December 1996 show, she headed to India for six weeks, accompanied by her mother, two aunts and two female friends.
1998–2000: Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie and Alanis Unplugged
Morissette was featured as a guest vocalist on Ringo Starr's cover of "Drift Away" on his 1998 album, Vertical Man, and on the songs "Don't Drink the Water" and "Spoon" on the Dave Matthews Band album Before These Crowded Streets. She recorded the song "Uninvited" for the soundtrack to the 1998 film City of Angels. Although the track was never commercially released as a single, it received widespread radio airplay in the U.S. At the 1999 Grammy Awards, it won in the categories of Best Rock Song and Best Female Rock Vocal Performance, and was nominated for Best Song Written for a Motion Picture, Television or Other Visual Media.. Los Angeles Times. Later in 1998, Morissette released her fourth album, Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie, which she wrote and produced with Glen Ballard.
Privately, the label hoped to sell a million copies of the album on initial release; instead, it debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart with first-week sales of 469,000 copies—a record, at the time, for the highest first-week sales of an album by a female artist.. Chicago Sun-Times. May 25, 2000. The wordy, personal lyrics on Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie alienated many fans, and after the album sold considerably less than Jagged Little Pill, many labelled it an example of the sophomore jinx.Lynskey, Dorian. . The Guardian. September 19, 2003. However, it received positive reviews, including a four-star review from Rolling Stone.Sheffield, Rob. . Rolling Stone. December 10, 1998. In Canada, it won the Juno Award for Best Album and was certified four times platinum.. Los Angeles Times. "Thank U", the album's only major international hit single, was nominated for the 2000 Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance; the music video, which featured Morissette nude, generated mild controversy.Willman, Chris. . Entertainment Weekly. November 6, 1998, iss. 457.. Los Angeles Times. Morissette herself directed the videos for "Unsent" and "So Pure", which won, respectively, the MuchMusic Video Award for Best Director and the Juno Award for Video of the Year.Ramirez, Maurice. . VH1.com. October 4, 1999. The "So Pure" video features actor Dash Mihok, with whom Morissette was in a relationship at the time.
Morissette contributed vocals to "Mercy", "Hope", "Innocence", and "Faith", four tracks on Jonathan Elias's project The Prayer Cycle, which was released in 1999. The same year, she released the live acoustic album Alanis Unplugged, which was recorded during her appearance on the television show MTV Unplugged. It featured tracks from her previous two albums alongside four new songs, including "King of Pain" (a cover of The Police song) and "No Pressure over Cappuccino", which Morissette wrote with her main guitar player, Nick Lashley. The recording of the Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie track "That I Would Be Good", released as a single, became a minor hit on hot adult contemporary radio in America. Also in 1999, Morissette released a live version of her song "Are You Still Mad" on the charity album Live in the X Lounge II. For her live rendition of "So Pure" at Woodstock '99, she was nominated for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance at the 2001 Grammy Awards.. Los Angeles Times. During summer 1999, Alanis toured with singer/songwriter Tori Amos on the 5 And A Half Weeks Tour in support of Amos' album To Venus And Back.
2001–03: Under Rug Swept and Feast on Scraps
In 2001, Morissette was featured with Stephanie McKay on the Tricky song "Excess", which is on his album Blowback. Morissette released her fifth studio album, Under Rug Swept, in February 2002. For the first time in her career, she took on the role of sole writer and producer of an album. Her band, comprising Joel Shearer, Nick Lashley, Chris Chaney, and Gary Novak, played the majority of the instruments; additional contributions came from Eric Avery, Dean DeLeo, Flea, and Meshell Ndegeocello. Shortly after recording the album Morissette essentially fired this whole band by proposing a huge pay cut (at least 50% for most members) while offering the drummer, Gary Novak, a slightly smaller pay cut but an increase in work and responsibility. This effectively ended the band as it was, and an entirely new band was hired shortly after, featuring Jason Orme, Zac Rae, David Levita, and Blair Sinta, who have been with her since.
Under Rug Swept debuted at number one on the Billboard 200 chart, eventually going platinum in Canada and selling one million copies in the U.S.Caulfield, Keith. . Billboard. January 3, 2006. It produced the hit single "Hands Clean", which topped the Canadian Singles Chart and received substantial radio play; for her work on "Hands Clean" and "So Unsexy", Morissette won a Juno Award for Producer of the Year.. Los Angeles Times. A second single, "Precious Illusions", was released, but it did not garner significant success outside Canada or U.S. hot AC radio.
Later in 2002, Morissette released the combination package Feast on Scraps, which includes a DVD of live concert and backstage documentary footage directed by her and a CD containing eight previously unreleased songs from the Under Rug Swept recording sessions. Preceded by the single "Simple Together", it sold roughly 70,000 copies in the U.S. and was nominated for a Juno Award for Music DVD of the Year.. Los Angeles Times.
2004–05: So-Called Chaos, Jagged Little Pill Acoustic and The Collection
Morissette.jpgthumbrightAlanis Morissette, 2004
Morissette hosted the Juno Awards of 2004 dressed in a bathrobe, which she took off to reveal a flesh-colored bodysuit, a response to the era of censorship in the U.S. caused by Janet Jackson's breast-reveal incident during the Super Bowl XXXVIII halftime show. Morissette released her sixth studio album, So-Called Chaos, in May 2004. She wrote the songs on her own again, and co-produced the album with Tim Thorney and pop music producer John Shanks. The album debuted at number five on the Billboard 200 chart to generally mixed critical reviews, and it became Morissette's lowest seller in the U.S. The lead single, "Everything", achieved major success on adult top 40 radio in America and was moderately popular elsewhere, particularly in Canada, although it failed to reach the top forty on the U.S. Hot 100. Because the first line of the song includes the word asshole, American radio stations refused to play it, and the single version was changed to include the word nightmare instead.. Canadian Press via CTV Television Network. April 7, 2004. Two other singles, "Out Is Through" and "Eight Easy Steps", fared considerably worse commercially than "Everything", although a dance mix of "Eight Easy Steps" was a U.S. club hit.
Morissette embarked on a U.S. summer tour with long-time friends and fellow Canadians Barenaked Ladies, working with the non-profit environmental organization Reverb.
To commemorate the tenth anniversary of Jagged Little Pill, Morissette released a studio acoustic version, Jagged Little Pill Acoustic, in June 2005. The album was released exclusively through Starbucks' Hear Music retail concept through their coffee shops for a six-week run. The limited availability led to a dispute between Maverick Records and HMV North America, who retaliated by removing Morissette's other albums from sale for the duration of Starbucks's exclusive six-week sale.. BBC News. June 15, 2005.. CBC Arts. June 14, 2005. As of November 2010, Jagged Little Pill Acoustic had sold 372,000 copies in the U.S., and a video for "Hand in My Pocket" received rotation on VH1 in America. The accompanying tour ran for two months in mid 2005, with Morissette playing small theatre venues. During the same period, Morissette was inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame.. Canada's Walk of Fame.
Morissette opened for The Rolling Stones for a few dates of their A Bigger Bang Tour in the autumn of 2005.
Morissette released the greatest hits album Alanis Morissette: The Collection in late 2005. The lead single and only new track, a cover of Seal's "Crazy", was a U.S. adult top 40 and dance hit, but it achieved only minimal chart success elsewhere. A limited edition of The Collection features a DVD including a documentary with videos of two unreleased songs from Morissette's 1996 Can't Not Tour: "King of Intimidation" and "Can't Not". (A reworked version of "Can't Not" had also appeared on Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie.) The DVD also includes a ninety-second clip of the unreleased video for the single "Joining You". As of November 2010, The Collection had sold 373,000 copies in the U.S., according to Soundscan.
Morissette contributed the song "Wunderkind" to the soundtrack of the film The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, and it was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Original Song.Baltin, Steve. . Rolling Stone. January 13, 2006.
Alanis performed two songs with Avril Lavigne: Morissette's "Ironic" and Lavigne's "Losing Grip".
2006–09: Flavors of Entanglement/Leaving Maverick Records
Alanis Morissette at Espacio Movistar 6.jpg250pxthumbrightAlanis during a live concert in Barcelona, June 2008
2006 marked the first year in Morissette's musical career without a single concert appearance showcasing her own songs, with the exception of an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in January when she performed "Wunderkind".
On April 1, 2007, Morissette released a tongue-in-cheek cover of The Black Eyed Peas's selection "My Humps", which she recorded in a slow, mournful voice, accompanied only by a piano. The accompanying YouTube-hosted video, in which she dances provocatively with a group of men and hits the ones who attempt to touch her "lady lumps", had received 16,465,653 views on February 15, 2009.The Celebrity Truth. . . June 7, 2008. Morissette did not take any interviews for a time to explain the song, and it was theorized that she did it as an April Fools' Day joke.Saxberg, Lynn. . The Ottawa Citizen. April 5, 2007. Black Eyed Peas vocalist Stacy "Fergie" Ferguson responded by sending Morissette a buttocks-shaped cake with an approving note.Herndon, Jessica. . People. April 11, 2007. On the verge of the release of her latest album, she finally elaborated on how the video came to be, citing that she became very much emotionally loaded while recording her new songs one after the other and one day she wished she could do a simple song like "My Humps" in a conversation with Guy Sigsworth and the joke just took a life of its own when they started working on it.
Morissette performed at a gig for The Nightwatchman, a.k.a. Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine and Audioslave fame, at the Hotel Café in Los Angeles in April 2007. The following June, she performed "The Star-Spangled Banner" and "O Canada", the American and Canadian national anthems, in Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Finals between the Ottawa Senators and the Anaheim Ducks in Ottawa, Ontario.. Canadian Press via Maclean's. June 1, 2007. (The NHL requires arenas to perform both the American and Canadian national anthems at games involving teams from both countries.) In early 2008, Morissette participated in a tour with Matchbox Twenty and Mutemath as a special guest.
Morissette's seventh studio album, Flavors of Entanglement, which was produced by Guy Sigsworth, was released in mid 2008. She has stated that in late 2008, she would embark on a North American headlining tour, but in the meantime she would be promoting the album internationally by performing at shows and festivals and making television and radio appearances. The album's first single was "Underneath", a video for which was submitted to the 2007 Elevate Film Festival, the purpose of which festival was to create documentaries, music videos, narratives and shorts regarding subjects to raise the level of human consciousness on the earth.. September 15, 2007. On October 3, 2008, Morissette released the video for her latest single, "Not as We".
Morissette left Maverick Records after all promotion for Flavors was completed.
Recently, Morissette has contributed to 1 Giant Leap, performing "Arrival" with Zap Mama and she has released an acoustic version of her song "Still" as part of a compilation from Music for Relief in support of the 2010 Haiti earthquake crisis. Morissette has also recorded a cover of the 1984 Willie Nelson and Julio Iglesias hit, "To All the Girls I've Loved Before", re-written as "To All the Boys I've Loved Before". Nelson played rhythm guitar on the recording.
In April 2010, Morissette released the song "I Remain", which she wrote for the Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time soundtrack.
On May 26, 2010, the season finale of American Idol, Morissette performed a duet of her song "You Oughta Know" with Runner Up Crystal Bowersox.
In late January 2011 a song entitled "Professional Torturer" which Morissette wrote and performed for the film in which she stars, Radio Free Albemuth, surfaced through various outlets.
In 1986, Morissette had her first stint as an actor: twenty episodes of the children's television show You Can't Do That on Television. She appeared on stage with the Orpheus Musical Theatre Society in 1985 and 1988.. Orpheus Musical Theatre Society.
In 1993, she appeared in the film Just One of the Girls starring Corey Haim, which she described as "horrible".
In 1999, Morissette delved into acting again, for the first time since 1993, appearing as God in the Kevin Smith comedy Dogma and contributing the song "Still" to its soundtrack. She also appeared in the hit HBO comedies Sex and the City and Curb Your Enthusiasm, and appeared in the play The Vagina Monologues.
In late 2003, Morissette appeared in the Off-Broadway play The Exonerated as Charlie Jacobs, a death row inmate freed after proof surfaced that she was innocent. In April 2006, MTV News reported that Morissette would reprise her role in The Exonerated in London from May 23 until May 28.Staff. . MTV News. April 19, 2006.
She expanded her acting credentials with the July 2004 release of the Cole Porter biographical film De-Lovely, in which she performed the song "Let's Do It (Let's Fall in Love)" and had a brief role as an anonymous stage performer. In February 2005, she made a guest appearance on the Canadian television show Degrassi: The Next Generation with Dogma co-star Jason Mewes and director Kevin Smith.
In 2006, she guest starred in an episode of Lifetime's Lovespring International as a homeless woman named Lucinda, three episodes of FX's Nip/Tuck, playing a lesbian named Poppy, and the mockumentary/documentary Pittsburgh as herself.
It was announced on Morissette's website that she will be starring in a film adaptation of Philip K. Dick's novel Radio Free Albemuth. Morissette will play Sylvia, an ordinary woman in unexpected remission from lymphoma. Morissette stated that she is "...a big fan of Philip K. Dick's poetic and expansively imaginative books" and that she "feel blessed to portray Sylvia, and to be part of this story being told in film".
It was announced in May 2009 that Morissette had been cast in at least seven episodes of Weeds, playing Dr. Audra Kitson, a "no-nonsense obstetrician" who treats pregnant main character Nancy Botwin. These episodes aired from June to August 2009.
In early 2010 Morissette returned to the stage, performing a one night engagement in An Oak Tree, an experimental play in Los Angeles. The performance was a sell out. In April 2010 Morissette was confirmed in the cast of Weeds season six, performing again her role as Dr. Audra Kitson.
Morissette dated actor and comedian Dave Coulier, 15 years her senior, for a short time in the early 1990s. In a 2008 interview with the Calgary Herald, Coulier claimed to be the ex-boyfriend who inspired Morissette's song "You Oughta Know". Morissette, however, has maintained her silence on the subject of the song.http
Morissette met Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds at Drew Barrymore's birthday party in 2002, and the couple began dating soon after. They announced their engagement in June 2004. In February 2007, representatives for Morissette and Reynolds announced they had mutually decided to end their engagement. Morissette has stated that her album Flavors of Entanglement was created out of her grief after the break-up, saying that "it was cathartic".
On May 22, 2010, Morissette married rapper Mario “MC Souleye” Treadway in a private ceremony at their Los Angeles home. In August 2010, it was announced that Morissette was pregnant with the couple's first child. Ever Imre Morissette-Treadway, was born on December 25, 2010.
Morissette is a vegan.
* Alanis (1991)
* Now Is the Time (1992)
* Jagged Little Pill (1995)
* Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie (1998)
* Under Rug Swept (2002)
* So-Called Chaos (2004)
* Flavors of Entanglement (2008)
* Jagged Little Pill, Live (1997)
* Alanis Morissette: Live in the Navajo Nation (2002)
* Under Rug Swept DVD Audio (2002)
* Feast on Scraps (2002)
* VH1 Storytellers: Alanis Morissette (2005)
* Global Warming: The Signs and The Science (2005) — hosted
* The Collection CD/DVD Edition (2005)
* The Great Warming (2006) — hosted
* 1991: Vanilla Ice tour (opening act)
* 1995: Jagged Little Pill/Intellectual Intercourse Tour
* 1996: Can't Not Tour
* 1998: Club Tour
* 1999: Junkie Tour
* 1999: Junkie Tour Australian Leg (with Garbage)
* 1999: 5 ½ Weeks Tour (with Tori Amos)
* 2000: One Tour
* 2001: Under Rug Swept Tour
* 2002: Toward Our Union Mended Tour
* 2003: All I Really Want/Feast on Scraps Tour
* 2004: So-Called Chaos/Au Naturale Tour (with Barenaked Ladies)
* 2005: Diamond Wink Tour
* 2008: Exile in America (with Matchbox Twenty and Mutemath)
* 2008: Flavors of Entanglement Tour
* 2009: Flavors of Entanglement South American Tour
Awards and nominations
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* Canadian rock
* Music of Canada
* Best selling music artists
*List of diamond-certified albums in Canada
*List of best-selling albums worldwide
*List of best-selling music artists
* Canadian chart positions courtesy of the RPM 100 Singles chart listings.
* . Billboard. Retrieved August 23, 2006.
* . Allmusic. Retrieved August 23, 2006.
* . Mariah-charts.com. Retrieved August 23, 2006.
* by Stieven-Taylor, Alison (2007). Sydney. Rockpool Publishing. ISBN 978-1-921295-06-5
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