Olivia Rodrigo to induct Alanis Morissette into the Songwriters Hall of Fame
Young pop star Olivia Rodrigo, a current music industry phenomenon with the success
of her album Sour, has been invited to induct Canadian star Alanis Morissette into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame.
The Ironic hitmaker will be honoured alongside the likes of Bryan Adams, Jim Vallance, Daniel Lavoie
and David Foster at the ceremony to be held on September 24 at Toronto's Massey Hall.
Olivia Rodrigo, who performed a duet with Alanis on the 1995 classic You Oughta Know, a track from the iconic
Jagged Little Pill album, at her show in Los Angeles (USA) in May, was inspired to become a singer-songwriter after hearing the track Perfect.
"I remember hearing Alanis for the first time when I was 13," said Olivia Rodrigo. "I was in the car with my parents when 'Jagged Little Pill' started playing.
I heard 'Perfect' and I was like "Oh my God...can you write songs like that?" I just looked at music and songwriting in a completely different way," said the 19-year-old popstar.
One similarity between the artists from different generations, is that they both started their careers being child actresses.
Olivia was part of Disney's High Scholl Musical, while Alanis had success on the Canadian CTV comedy show You Can't Do That.