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Alanis Morissette's Streams and Sales Up After Tour Announcement, New Music

Alanis Morissette
Tawni Bannister

Alanis Morissette photographed by on Nov. 18, 2019 in San Francisco. 

Morissette will tour around the 25th anniversary of “Jagged Little Pill” next year.

A big week for Alanis Morissette culminates in sales and streaming gains for the singer’s full catalog in the tracking week ending Dec. 5.

In addition to releasing a new song, “Reasons I Drink,” Morissette announced a new album, Such Pretty Forks in the Road, and a 2020 tour surrounding the 25th anniversary of her breakthrough LP, Jagged Little Pill. In addition, the cast album for the Jagged Little Pill Broadway musical debuted Nov. 29, ahead of the show’s Dec. 5 opening.

As a result, Morissette’s catalog earned 6,000 equivalent album units in the tracking week ending Dec. 5, according to Nielsen Music, a gain of 112%. Of that sum, 2,000 were via traditional album sales, up 286%. Jagged Little Pill made up much of the overall equivalent album units – 4,000 overall, up from 2,000.

Digital downloads of Morissette songs additionally ballooned 277%, garnering 7,000 downloads in all. The newly released “Reasons I Drink,” plus classics “You Oughta Know,” “Ironic” and “Hand in My Pocket,” each snagged 1,000 downloads, enough to send the first two onto Billboard’s Rock Digital Song Sales chart dated Dec. 14 at Nos. 22 and 25, respectively.

Meanwhile, streams of Morissette’s catalog were up 40% to 4.1 million U.S. on-demand streams. “Ironic” was the top performer there, racking up 797,000 total U.S. streams.

A release date for Such Pretty Forks in the Road, which will mark Morissette’s ninth studio album, has not yet been announced. When released, it will mark Morissette’s first full-length since 2012’s Havoc and Bright Lights, which debuted at No. 5 on the Sept. 15, 2012, Billboard 200.


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