Avril Lavigne

She Might Be A Petite Little Thing, But This Rocker With Her Dark Kohl-rimmed Eyes And Wild Hair Sure Packs A Punch!

Avril Lavigne is French-Canadian and was born on September 27, 1984 in Ontario, Canada.


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When she was 15, she appeared on stage with Shania Twain and by 16, she had already signed a two-album recording contract for more than $2 million.


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With her debut album Let Go, she became one of the most popular pop punk artists, a reason she earned her reputation of a ‘skater punk’ persona and ‘pop punk princess’.

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Her second studio album, Under My Skin, was released in May 2004 and was her first album to peak at number 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200, eventually selling more than 10 million copies worldwide.


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The Best Damn Thing, Lavigne’s third album, was released in 2007, becoming her third number 1 album in the UK Albums Chart and featuring her first U.S. Billboard Hot 100 number 1 single, “Girlfriend”.


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Lavigne is one of the top-selling artists releasing albums in the U.S., with over 11 million copies.


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Themes in Lavigne’s music include messages of self-empowerment from a female or an adolescent view.


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Growing up, Lavigne listened to Blink-182, Goo Goo Dolls, Matchbox Twenty and Shania Twain, and her influences include Courtney Love and Janis Joplin.


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In July 2008, Lavigne launched the clothing line Abbey Dawn, featuring a back-to-school collection.


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Lavigne has been involved with many charities, including Make Some Noise, Amnesty International, Erase MS, AmericanCPR.org, Camp Will-a-Way, Music Clearing Minefields, U.S. Campaign for Burma, Make-a-Wish Foundation and War Child.


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Lavigne was married to Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whilbey for three years.


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She then got married to fellow Canadian rocker Chad Kroeger of Nickelback in 2012.


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She has received 5 Grammy nominations, including 1 for Best New Artist (2003).


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Avril has a pizza named after her at a restaurant in her home town, Napanee, Ontario.


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The rocker ranked #44 on Maxim’s “Hot 100” of 2014 list.

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