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Avril Lavigne

Avril Lavigne first appeared in summer 2002, touting an addictive debut single (the spunky pop/rock gem "Complicated") and a skatepunk image that purposely clashed with the polished glamour of mainstream pop. Lavigne, who was 17 at the time, quickly rose to teen idol status, selling several million copies of her debut album, Let Go (the best-selling album by a female artist in 2002), while inspiring a genuine fashion craze with her penchant for tank tops and neckties. As the decade progressed, so did Lavigne's marketable sound, which took a contemplative turn on the sophomore effort Under My Skin before reaching an aggressively upbeat tone for 2007's The Best Damn Thing.

Born into a devout Christian household in the small town of Napanee, Ontario, Lavigne sharpened her vocal talents in church choirs, local festivals, and county fairs. She began playing guitar and writing songs in her early teens, focusing her early efforts on country music and contributing vocals to several albums by local folk musician Steve Medd. Arista Records caught wind of the singer and brought her aboard at the age of 16, with CEO Antonio "L.A." Reid personally taking Lavigne under his wing. She quit high school, relocated to Manhattan, and set to work with a handful of prime songwriters and producers, but the partnerships only produced country songs, not the rock music in which Lavigne had become increasingly interested. Arista relented and instead sent Lavigne to Los Angeles, where she fashioned her melodic, edgy debut alongside such writing teams as the Matrix. Released in 2002, Let Go was the polished product, and its four high-charting singles -- "Complicated," "Sk8er Boi," "I'm with You," and "Losing Grip" -- led the album to multi-platinum status within its second month of release. Lavigne became the youngest female musician ever to have a number one album in the U.K., and she supported the wildly popular disc (which eventually gained eight Grammy nominations) with a tour of Europe, Asia, North America, and Australia.

Compared with the skin-bearing antics of other teen idols -- Britney Spears chief among them -- Lavigne was a new kind of superstar, one whose appeal didn't rely on sexy videos or suggestive music. She further distinguished herself by bypassing the assistance of professional writing teams during the creation of her second album, choosing instead to collaborate with singer/songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk, Evanescence's Ben Moody, and Evan Taubenfeld (who had previously worked with Lavigne as her touring guitarist). Released in May 2004, Under My Skin was more serious than its predecessor, dealing with such issues as premarital sex ("Don't Tell Me"), depression ("Nobody's Home"), and the death of Lavigne's grandfather ("Slipped Away"). The album debuted at number one in more than ten countries, went platinum within one month, and further established Lavigne as a pop icon. Incidentally, a song that was co-written by Lavigne and ultimately cut from the final track list -- "Breakaway" -- was later given to Kelly Clarkson, who used it as the title track and lead-off single for her Grammy-winning sophomore album.

Lavigne married her boyfriend of two years, Sum 41's Deryck Whibley, in July 2006, just one month after the animated film Over the Hedge announced her cinematic debut (Lavigne voiced the part of Heather, a hungry opossum). She also appeared in Richard Linklater's fictional adaptation of Fast Food Nation, which was released that November. Nevertheless, she spent most of the year working on her third album, enlisting former blink-182 drummer Travis Barker to play drums, and cherry-picking a variety of producers (including her husband) to helm the recording sessions. The Best Damn Thing appeared in April 2007, and its lead-off single, "Girlfriend," marked a return to the bratty, spunky, punk-pop of her first album. "Girlfriend" soon became the subject of controversy as the '70s power pop band the Rubinoos sued Lavigne, claiming that her tune reworked their 1979 song "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend." No amount of bad publicity could hurt the singer, however, as "Girlfriend" became her biggest U.S. single ever and The Best Damn Thing topped album charts worldwide.

Lavigne filed for divorce from Whibley in October of 2009. The dissolution of their union featured heavily on her next album, 2011's Goodbye Lullaby, which included tracks produced by Whibley.

Lavigne returned to the studio just weeks after the release of Goodbye Lullaby and begun work on her fifth album. In 2012 she started working on new material with Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger and eventually the pair began dating; she married Kroeger on July 1, 2013. By that point, she had released "Here's to Never Growing Up," the first single from her eponymous fifth album. Released in October, Avril Lavigne featured eight songs co-written by Kroeger, who also duetted with Avril on the record's third single, "Let Me Go." ~ Andrew Leahey, Rovi
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Comments

If you are so much like her why did you spell her name wrong. Huh?
The song Here's To Never Growing Up is good advice!!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
I am so much like Avail Lavigne not even kidding
We don't give a f*ck
Love u AVRIL LAVIGNE
Kiss your hand
Post on another song
Your crush will ask you out
Say your crushes name 5 times
Say your name 5 times
Post on 3 songs in 45 minutes and on Wednesday your
Crush will ask you out.
SHE IS AWESOME AND IF YOUR READING THIS AVRIL THEN I WANT YOU TO KNOW THAT YOU ROCK AND YOUR MY FAVORITE SINGER
kotz.liza
Copy and paste On 10 songs and you will have the best day of your life tomorrow you will either be kissed or asked out of you break the chain you will see a dead girl in you room tomorrow in 63 mins someone will say i love you or I'm sorry
I love Avril Lavigne. She used to sing Alice from Alice in Wonderland that Johnny Depp, Helena Bonham Carter and Anne Hathaway was in it. I have seen a music video of Alice from Youtube. She did so good.
Kiss your hand
Post on another song
Your crush will ask you out
Hey can I get some follows in the house
song goes to Angie. -.- Your dumb you pick all the wrong dudes and u know it, then come crying to us when they dump u. Sorry but its the truth -.-
Sup peoples
KEEP UR FREE SPIRIT HAPPY AND UP BEAT!!!!!!!! ! ! LET EM KNOW WERE STILL ROCK AND ROLL!!!!!!!! ! ! ! ! '
This freaked me out this isn't fake. Apparently if you copy and paste this on 10 songs you will have the best day of your life tomorrow. You will either get kissed or asked out. If you break the chain you will see a dead girl in your room tonight. In the next 53 minutes someone will say I love you or I am sorry.
Say your crushes name 5 times
Say your name 5 times
Post on 3 songs in 45 minutes and on Wednesday your crush will ask you out.
Love her!!!!!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
I have this 1 it's a good album this is a awesome song but my fav song on this album might have 2 be complicated but I loooooooove this song though it's cool!!!!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! Some of her best work!!!!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
ajvrpck
Love you
cdmcgo
Say your crushes name 5 times
Say your name 5 times
Post on 3 songs in 45 minutes and on Wednesday your crush will ask you out
chloe.b026
When I was little my mom listened to her so I heard her too now that I'm older I love Avril!
I love you
This goes to my boyfriend
I LOVE THIS SONG!!!!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! !
I luv it
Song*
I love this smog.
joceylnrosen d o 1 3
Folow me please
joceylnrosen d o 1 3
I love this song so much
I ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤❤��� t h i s song
Ione Ur music
Love this love the video and her !!!!!!!!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
LOVE this song!!!!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
rayairt4
I love avril!!!
Somebody wrip my heart out and leave me here to bleed.
Looooooooove this song so much it's awesome!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
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Lies........ . . . . . . . W e b of LIes
Don't read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest Friday by the love of your life. However if you don't post this you will die in 2 days. Now you started reading this so don't stop. This is so scary put this on at least 5 songs in next 143 minutes. When done press f6 and your lovers name will appear on this screen in big letters this is so scary because it actually works.
bryisha.lath a n
say your name 10 times
say your mom's name 5 times
say your crushes name 3 times
write this on 4 more songs
you will be kissed this following Friday
I Looooooooooo o o o o o o o v e this album I have this 1 the piano and that guitar is just awesome!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! She means a lot 2 me because of her I feel like she's one of the many people that help me keep my music dream alive and it's because of her that I love music and the guitar and the piano so so so much. Thank u Avril your music has gotten me through so much in the past thank u for that you have no idea how much that means 2 me I can only hope that I will be able to play like you and sing li
You're a good singer
I feel like I wrote this song, my bf just broke up with me and I feel exactly like this
Hey you don't like girlfriend
You are a good singer
Don't read this because it actually works. You will be kissed on the nearest Friday by the love of your life. However if you don't post this you will die in 2 days. Now you started reading this so don't stop. This is so scary put this on at least 5 songs in next 143 minutes. When done press f6 and your lovers name will appear on this screen in big letters this is so scary because it actually works.
snoopylover5 6
Oh my gosh I Luv Avril lavigne!!
Love her music
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