Alanis Morissette should be inducted into the Canadian Songwriters Hall of Fame by Olivia Rodrigo.
The “Ironic” hitmaker is honored alongside Bryan Adams, Jim Vallance, David Foster and Daniel Lavoie at the September 24 ceremony at Massey Hall in Toronto.
Olivia, who dueted with Alanis on her 1995 hit “You Oughta Know” at her Los Angeles concert in May, was inspired to become a singer and songwriter after hearing her idol’s hit “Perfect” from her Seminal LP “Jagged Little Pill”.
The 19-year-old pop star said: “I remember first hearing Alanis when I was about 13.
“I was in the car with my parents when ‘Jagged Little Pill’ came out. I heard ‘Perfect’, I was like ‘Oh my God… Can you write songs like that?’ I just looked at music and songwriting in a completely different way.
The couple had similar career trajectories, starting out as child actors.
Olivia got her big break on Disney’s “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” while Alanis rose to fame on “You Can’t Do That,” a Canadian comedy show on CTV.
Alanis’ debut album in 1991 was the self-titled “Alanis”, while Olivia’s “Sour” was released last year.
The two artists interviewed for Rolling Stone’s Musicians on Musicians series last year, with social media among the topics.
Alanis said, “People ask me what I think of Instagram and everything, and I just think it’s like a window display in New York at Christmas. It’s presentation.”
Olivia said: “It’s just hard for me because I had my first Instagram when I was 12. So I spent my whole teenage years in front of people, and I think it’s hard to differentiate who you are as a person from who you are as a person on instagram.
Alanis – who has 10 albums to her name – also had some advice for her fellow singer.
She said: “My dad said to me when I was very young – I think I was maybe seven – he said, ‘Honey, there are three ways people will perceive you in the world : they’ll love you and you can’t do anything wrong, they’ll hate you and you can’t do anything right, or they just won’t give like ***. It’ll be one of those three, so enjoy it!”