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From the Associated Press

LOS ANGELES - Canadian Alanis Morissette is now an American citizen.

The singer was among some 4,500 people who took the citizenship oath during a ceremony last week at the Los Angeles Convention Center. Morissette isn't turning her back on Canada - she's maintaining dual citizenship.

"I will never renounce my Canadian citizenship. I consider myself a Canadian-American," the singer, songwriter and musician said in a statement released Wednesday by publicist Marcee Rondan.

"There was a turning point during the ceremony where I felt connected to this country in a way that I didn't quite expect. America has been really great to me and I have felt welcomed since the day I came here," Morissette said.

When it came time for the National Anthem, Morissette said, "I wanted to walk up to one of the officials to ask if I could sing the anthem." Instead, concertgoers at her Los Angeles show that evening were treated to an impromptu version of the "Star Spangled Banner" during her set.