Canadian singer Avril Lavigne may be a rock chick now - but she used to love bubblegum pop group THE Backstreet Boys.

The MY HAPPY ENDING hitmaker admits she was a huge fan of the Florida five-piece and troubled diva Mariah Carey.

Lavigne says, "I used to have Mariah Carey posters all over my room.

"I'm not embarrassed - why should I be? I had Backstreet Boys posters too.

"Now my bedroom's a beigey, sand colour with no posters in it at all. Not even my own."

09/08/2004 13:59