In America, this was Morissette's third single, but her first to be sold in stores. US listeners first heard her in the summer of 1995 when "You Oughta Know
" garnered substantial airplay. A few months later, radio stations and MTV started playing "Hand In My Pocket
," which showed a more mellow side of Morissette. Neither song was available for sale, which (per Billboard
rules) kept them off the Hot 100 chart but drove sales of the album. "Hand In My Pocket" peaked in airplay in October, but Jagged Little Pill
kept selling: In January 1996 is was certified with 5 million US sales.
In February, Morissette sang a captivating version of "You Oughta Know" at the Grammys and took home four awards. After the ceremony, "Ironic" was released as a single with the Grammy performance as the B-side, giving the millions who bought the album a reason to buy it. And Jagged Little Pill
still had gas in the tank: "You Learn
" was issued as a single in the summer of 1996, again with the Grammy performance of "You Oughta Know" as the B-side. It rose to #6 in July while the album kept selling about a million copies a month. "Head Over Feet" was then released to radio, peaking in airplay in October. In July 1998, Jagged Little Pill
was certified for sales of 16 million in America. Her next album, Supposed Former Infatuation Junkie
, was issued that November.