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article imageAlanis Morrisette to be inducted into Canadian Music Hall of Fame

By Bryen Dunn     Feb 14, 2015 in Entertainment
The 44th annual 2015 JUNO Awards will be part of the multi-day festivities taking place in Hamilton, Ontario as part of JUNO Week, March 9 – March 15, 2015.
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Alanis Morissette is the 2015 inductee into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame. Spanning nearly three decades, Morissette’s extraordinary career has produced a string of chart-topping albums and garnered her numerous awards and accolades, including 13 JUNO Awards, seven Grammy Awards and two Golden Globe Award nominations. “It is an honour to be honoured by my home country that I adore so much,” said Alanis Morissette.
Having recorded her first song at the age of 10 and winning her first JUNO Award at 17, Alanis Morissette has already accomplished more than many musicians do in a lifetime. Her first studio album, self-titled Alanis, was released in Canada in 1991, and the dance-pop album went to platinum with its first single, “Too Hot” reaching the top twenty on the singles chart.
After moving to Los Angeles in 1995, Morissette took the music scene by storm with the release of Jagged Little Pill, a mature, compellingly personal collection of original modern-rock compositions that sold an astonishing 30 million copies worldwide. Morissette’s popularity grew significantly in Canada, where the album was certified twelve-times platinum and produced four chart-toppers: “Hand in My Pocket”, “Ironic”, “You Learn”, and “Head Over Feet.” Morissette and the album won five JUNO Awards in 1996 in Hamilton. To date, Morissette’s albums have sold 60 million copies worldwide and won her over 25 awards, including 13 JUNO Awards, seven Grammy Awards, three MTV Video Music Awards, two American Music Awards and the UN Global Tolerance Award.
The Canadian Music Hall of Fame was established in 1978 and recognizes Canadian artists that have attained commercial success while having a positive impact on the Canadian music scene, both in Canada and around the world. Alanis Morissette will join the ranks of Canadian music icons, some of which include Anne Murray, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, Blue Rodeo, Bruce Cockburn, Daniel Lanois, Hank Snow, Joni Mitchell, k.d. lang, Leonard Cohen, Neil Young, Oscar Petersen, RUSH and Shania Twain in the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.
Multi-nominees include Adventure Club, Arkells, Bobby Bazini, Chromeo, deadmau5, Hedley, Kiesza, Leonard Cohen, Nickelback, Serge Fiori, The Weekend and many more. Two-time JUNO Award-winning Hamilton band Arkells are confirmed to perform, along with Hedley, Kiesza ,MAGIC!, and Shawn Mendes.
Listen to this Juno Awards playlist celebrating artists from True North Records, Linus Entertainment and The Children's Group — Matt Andersen, Del Barber, Elizabeth Shepherd, Fred Penner and the late Lenny Breau — as well as associated IDLA–distributed label artists including Arkells, Catherine MacLellan, Jess Moskaluke, Chad Vangaalen, James Hill and Emmanuel Jal!
THE 2015 JUNO AWARDS airs Sunday, March 15 at 7 p.m. ET on CTV. Tickets to the 2015 JUNO Awards are on sale now, and are available through the First Ontario Centre Box Office, by phone at 1-855-872-5000, and online at Ticketmaster. Prices range from $39 to $149.
Click here for the complete 2015 JUNO Awards nominee list, bios and performances.Vote for JUNO Fan Choice Award. Follow along on Twitter.
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