On June 13 Alanis Morissette released “Jagged Little Pill”…

On June 13, 1995, Alanis Morissette released her third studio album, “Jagged Little Pill.”

Alanis Morissette - "Jagged Little Pill" Maverick Records/Reprise Records

Alanis Morissette – “Jagged Little Pill”
Maverick Records/Reprise Records

The album received both critical and commercial acclaim. The album is one of the most successful albums of all time, selling over 33 million copies worldwide, and spawned the critically acclaimed singles “Ironic” and “You Oughta Know.” 

Alanis Morissette in her "You Oughta Know" video Maverick Records/Reprise Records

Alanis Morissette in her “You Oughta Know” video
Maverick Records/Reprise Records

The album spent 12 consecutive weeks on top of the Billboard 200 chart, and was ranked by Billboard as the number one selling album in the 1990s. The album received various award recognitions, most notably the album was nominated for nine Grammy Awards. Morissette went on to win the Grammy Award for Album of the Year, Best Rock Album, and Best Female Rock Vocal Performance and Best Rock Song for “You Oughta Know.”

Music video for “You Oughta Know”:

Furthermore, Rolling Stone ranked it at number 327 on its list of “The 500 Greatest Albums of All Time,” and number 26 on Rolling Stone’s list of “The Definitive 200 Albums.”

Random Pop Culture Fact: When Morissette won the Grammy Award for Best Album of the Year in 1996, she was the youngest artist in history to do so, at age 21. She held that record for 14 years until Taylor Swift won the Grammy Award for Best Album of the Year at age 20 for her album “Fearless.”

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