Alanis admitted to US Weekly that Hands Clean from her album Under Rug Swept, is about an affair that she had with a man 29 years old when she was just 14 years old. Their relationship lasted 5 years.
Alanis was mugged in 1994. The mugger took her money but left her with her bag containing most of the Jagged Little Pill songs. She commented had the bag been taken she would not have been able to recover the songs from her memory.
Alanis Nadine Morissette (born June 1, 1974) is a Canadian 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, 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, Flavors of Entanglement, and the upcoming Havoc and Bright Lights.