Wednesday, December 26, 2007

Immigrant of the Day: Alanis Nadine Morissette (Canada)

Morissette Alanis Nadine Morissette (born in Ottawa, Canada, June 1, 1974) is a dual U.S./Canadian citizen and singer-songwriter. She has won seven Grammy Awards, and has sold more than sixty million albums worldwide.  For a video of one one of her songs (Precious Illusions), click here.

Morissette began her career in Canada. Her international debut album was the rock-influenced "Jagged Little Pill," which became the best-selling debut album by a female artist in the U.S., and the biggest selling debut album worldwide in music history. She is one of the top 20 best selling female artists in music and is the best selling female rock artist ever.

Morissette was born in Ottawa, Ontario.  In 2005, she became a U.S. citizen but maintains her Canadian citizenship as well.  The singer was among some 4,500 people who took the citizenship oath during a ceremony at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Morissette has said:  “I consider myself a Canadian-American."


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