At age 18, she had moved to Toronto, but in 1994 she made a much bigger move—to Los Angeles.

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She says of that time period: '' Everything snowballing as it did was a lot to digest, and I really didn't have the energy or the clarity or the understanding or the handbook to do that.

Now, my handbook would say, ' Cry when you need to cry, talk when you need to talk and stop when you need to stop.''' It wasn't long before the singer was back in the studio, this time recording songs with an altogether different tone.

She took a role playing God in the film , her eighth studio album, in 2012.

The singer-songwriter continues to write, sing and perform, and also appears onstage to support various charities.

"It was the beginning of a new way to approach songwriting altogether," Morissette explained.

"I was old enough to be able to write autobiographically and stand by the philosophical subject matter in my songs."The result of Morissette's collaboration with Ballard was , which was released in 1995 by Maverick Records.Watch what Dave has to say all these years later about his rumored influence on the writing of the song.Plus, meet his fiancée, Melissa, and hear about their July wedding plans.With its edgy, alternative sound, the single "You Oughta Know" struck a strong chord with listeners.MTV was in its heyday, and the single received heavy airplay; demand for subsequent singles from was steady.The Grammy winner's devotion to emotional honesty, as well as her belief in vulnerability as an essential part of the human condition, comes through in each of her ventures.