CSPC: Alanis Morissette Popularity Analysis
Original Album Sales – Comments
1991 Alanis – 175,000
1992 Now Is the Time – 60,000
1995 Jagged Little Pill – 33,570,000
1998 Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie – 7,430,000
2002 Under Rug Swept – 3,230,000
2004 So-Called Chaos – 1,540,000
2008 Flavors of Entanglement – 650,000
2012 Havoc and Bright Lights – 420,000
Over 47 million across 8 albums, more than 33,5 million of which come from Jagged Little Pill. The domination of this album over Morissette‘s discography is insane. It’s difficult to identify a positive indicator about the remaining albums. They all registered taught drops in comparison to their predecessors. Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie is a good seller in absolute terms, but relatively speaking it completely killed the momentum of the diva.
Still, we can’t overlook a 33 million seller. Jagged Little Pill is absolutely gigantic. It is on a virtual tie with Michael Jackson‘s Bad and Shania Twain‘s Come On Over among the best selling studio albums ever. Among female albums, it is topped only by Whitney Houston‘s Bodyguard.