Avril Lavigne

Biography

Avril Lavigne (born Avril Lavigne Whibley, 27.9.1984) is a Grammy award-nominated singer, musician, actress and fashion designer. She was ranked the seventh most powerful Canadian in Hollywood in 2006.

Avril Lavigne's Childhood

Avril Lavigne, the daughter of Judy and John lavigne, was born in Ontario, Canada. Her Father is French-Canadian, and `Avril' is French for `April.' Judy Lavigne was the first to spot her daughter's talents, when Avril began singing along to church songs, aged two. Lavigne won a competition to sing with Shania Twain in 1998 and appeared onstage with Twain in Ottowa to sing `What Made You Say That?' Cliff Fabri, her first professional manager discovered her singing country covers at a bookstore in Ontario.)At 16, she was signed to Arista Records by it's A&R representative, Ken Krongard

Avril Lavigne's Musical Career

Lavigne's first album, Let Go was co-written by Avril and songwriting team, The Matrix, on piano and guitar. The album was released in 2002 and reached number one in Australia, Canada and The UK. Aged 17 at the time, this made Avril Lavigne the youngest female solo artist to have a number one album in the UK up to that time.

Let Go reached four times platinum status and has now sold over 16 million copies worldwide.

Lavigne won the Best New Artist award at the 2002 MTV video Music Awards and won four Juno Awards in 2003 (from six nominations. She also won a World Music Award for being the World's Best Selling Canadian Singer. In addition to this, she was nominated for eight Grammy Awards

The second album released by Avril Lavigne was entitled Under My Skin (2004). It debuted at number one in many countries, including The US, the UK, Japan and Canada. More than 380,000 copies were sold in the US in the first week alone.

Most of the album was co-written by Lavigne, with Canadian singer songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk, and some tracks were co-written by Ben Moody of the band Evanescence as well as her former lead guitarist Evan Taubenfeld and other band members.

The songwriter also co-wrote the song `Breakaway', which was recorded by Kelly Clarkson and peaked inside the US top ten and was a significant hit for Clarkson.

To promote the album, Avril lavigne undertook a `Live and Surprise' tour, playing acoustic sets in shopping malls. The location of the gigs remained a secret until 48 hours before the performance. Other significant performances of this time include representing Canada at the closing ceremony of the Winter Olympics in Turin, Italy, in 2006. The album has now sold over 8 million copies.

The Best Damn Thing is Avril Lavigne's third album, and was released in 2007. The album debuted at number one in the US. Avril's husband, Derek Whibley, was one producer of the album, along with Rob Cavallo, Butch Walker and Dr Luke.

The Best Damn Thing spawned Lavignes first number one on the Billboard Hot 100. However, the song in question, `Girlfriend' brought about court action against the songwriters, Lavigne and Lukasz Gottwald. Songwriters James Gangwer and Tommy Dunbar claimed that the song ripped-off their 1979 track, `I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend,' originally performed by The Rubinoos. In January 2008, however, they retracted the allegations.

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Avril Lavigne Charges Fans $360 At World's Most Awkward Meet-And-Greet

14th May 2014 -

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In a meet-and-greet in Brazil this week, ensuing photos of Avril Lavigne and her fans shows exactly why charging admirers to meet their heroes is often a horrible exercise in outright exploitation. After facing widespread...

The Problem With Avril Lavigne's Single 'Hello Kitty' Isn't The "Racist" Video

29th April 2014 -

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There’s been a lot of criticism of Avril Lavinge’s latest music video for her single “Hello Kitty.” The video sees Lavigne prancing around in a tutu skirt with a gang of Asian girls dancing behind...

A Week In News: Avril Breaks Windows, 'The Hobbit' Gets A New Name, And Lupita Is Beautiful (Duh)

25th April 2014 -

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People's "Most Beautiful": Lupita Nyong'o is beautiful? Tell us something we didn't know! The 12 Years a Slave star was honoured this week for her natural beauty and bang-on style with People magazine's "Most Beautiful"...

Avril Lavigne's 'Hello Kitty' - Just What Was She Thinking?

25th April 2014 -

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It’s difficult to know what you should have expected from a song called ‘Hello Kitty’ and its video, but whatever it was it clearly wasn't what Avril Lavigne served up on Tuesday. Some have called...

Most Offensive? Avril Lavigne's 'Hello Kitty' or Alison Gold's 'Chinese Food'?

24th April 2014 -

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Avril Lavigne has fought back against the critics who have labelled her music video for Hello Kitty racist. The colourful video features the 29-year-old singer wearing a cupcake tutu and dancing around Tokyo, flanked by...

Avril Lavigne - Hello Kitty

24th April 2014 -

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Avril Lavigne pays tribute to her huge Japanese fanbase with a vibrant video for her new single 'Hello Kitty'. The song features on her self-titled latest album released last year and which reached number 2...

Is Avril Lavigne's New Music Video A Crime Against Music? [Video]

23rd April 2014 -

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Avril Lavigne has dropped the music video for her sugary new single, 'Hello Kitty' from new album, Avril Lavigne. The rock and dubstep fusion track will be a surprise to say the least for fans...

Dr. Luke blamed for Ke$ha's eating disorder

4th January 2014 -

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Dr. Luke is being blamed for Ke$ha's trip to rehab. The 'Dirty Love' singer was admitted to the Timberline Knolls treatment centre near Chicago to get help for an eating disorder yesterday (03.01.14) and friends...

Avril Lavigne wants to release wedding song

13th November 2013 -

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Avril Lavigne hopes to release the duet with Chad Kroeger which was played at their wedding.The couple danced to 'If I Said I Loved You' at their nuptials in July and though the 'What the...

Chad Kroeger praises Avril Lavigne's cooking

17th October 2013 -

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Avril Lavigne has been praised as a great cook by her husband Chad Kroeger.The 'Complicated' singer and her new husband have been enjoying married life since tying the knot in July, and the Nickelback rocker...

Avril Lavigne feels pressure to have kids

2nd October 2013 -

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Avril Lavigne feels under pressure to have a baby.But the 29-year-old Canadian singer, who married Nickelback star Chad Kroeger, 38, in France in July and has been the subject of pregnancy rumours recently, admits she...

Lily Collins Is Officially The 'Most Dangerous' Person On The Web

20th September 2013 -

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Lily Collins is a young, beautiful and talented actress who is gradually making her way to the top of the Hollywood hierarchy through her natural good looks and admirable acting talent. She also happens to...

Mortal Instruments' Lily Collins Is "Most Dangerous Celebrity" Online

17th September 2013 -

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Lily Collins has been names the "most dangerous celebrity" of the year by security company McAfee after it was discovered that typing in the 24 year-old Mortal Instruments actress' name yielded more "risky" results, i.e....

Avril Lavigne - Rock N Roll

20th August 2013 -

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Avril Lavigne transforms into a Tank Girl-esque comic book character in 'Rock N Roll' taken from her upcoming self-titled fifth studio album which is set for release on September 24th 2013 through Epic Records. The...

"The Wonder Years'" Danica McKellar Goes Rock'n'Roll For Avril Lavigne's New Music Video

26th July 2013 -

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Remember Danica McKellar? Tall, brunette, used to be on the Wonder Years? Well, you should remember her now, because the former childstar went and landed herself a part in Avril Lavigne’s brand new music video...

iHeartRadio Festival To Welcome Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars and err, Queen

16th July 2013 -

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Justin Timberlake, Bruno Mars and Katy Perry are among the names confirmed for the iHeartRadio Music Festival at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas in September. The two-day festival, set to be held on...

Avril Lavigne weds Chad Kroeger

2nd July 2013 -

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Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger have gotten married.The 'Girlfriend' hitmaker and Nickelback frontman officially tied the knot in the South of France on Monday (01.07.13), despite previous speculation that they had wed over the weekend.The...

Avril Lavigne & Chad Kroeger To Marry In France

1st July 2013 -

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'Girlfriend' singer Avril Lavigne and Nickelback's Chad Kroeger are to be married in the idyllic south of France and have already begun to celebrate this weekend with a Cannes wedding party on Saturday. Initial reports...

Avril Lavigne marries Chad Kroeger?

29th June 2013 -

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Avril Lavigne allegedly married Chad Kroeger on Saturday (29.06.13).The 'Here's To Never Growing Up' singer tied the knot with the Nickleback rocker in the south of France, according to one of her close friends and...

Star Frenzy At The 2013 Billboard Music Awards With Arrivals From The Likes Of Taylor Swift To Jennifer Lopez [Photos]

20th May 2013 -

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Taylor Swift at the 2013 Billboard Music AwardsThe 2013 Billboard Music Awards looked to be one of the most celeb-filled events of the year with some of the music industry's biggest stars making their glamorous...

Avril Lavigne And Chad Kroeger Have Matching Tattoos

12th April 2013 -

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Engaged couple Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger now have a permanent reminder of their romance after going under the needle to get matching tattoos.The singer announced her engagement to the Nickelback frontman last August (12)...

No Pictures Please! Steven Tyler Leads The Fight Against Paparazzi

8th February 2013 -

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Aerosmith frontman Steven Tyler will attend a hearing in Hawaii on Friday (February 8, 2013) for discussions on a bill that would limit people's freedom to take photographs and videos of celebrities. Hawaii's Senate Judiciary...

Chad Kroeger blown away by Avril's vocal range

10th November 2012 -

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Chad Kroeger says working with fiancee Avril Lavigne is ''like taking a bazooka to a knife fight!''The Nickelback singer worked with the 'What The Hell' singer on tracks for her fifth album - a relationship...

Celebrities Dress Up As Celebrities For a Scary Halloween

1st November 2012 -

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For many celebrities it's pretty much part of the job description to dress up as a character or an alter ego every day of their lives. Lady Gaga's interesting choice of attire can almost always...

Is it ever acceptable to dress as Avril Lavigne or Chad Kroeger for Halloween?

30th October 2012 -

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Chad Kroeger is not a happy man. No, the Nickelback star, 37, took to Twitter to hit back at his fiancee Avril's Lavigne's ex-boyfriend Deryck Whibley after the Sum 41 man had weirdly dressed as...

Halloween Costumes That Offend: Deryck Whibley Dresses As Avril Lavigne

29th October 2012 -

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Deryck Whibley and a friend dressed up as Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger for a halloween party, much to Kroeger's distaste.Halloween is prime time to dress up to revere your idols, scare your friends or...

Chad Kroeger's spiritual beliefs

28th September 2012 -

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Nickelback's Chad Kroeger has his own spiritual belief system. The 'Trying Not to Love You' singer doesn't follow one religion, but draws a number of elements from different faiths into his own set of beliefs....

Avril Lavigne And Chad Kroeger Celebrate Engagement In Vegas

23rd August 2012 -

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Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger celebrated their engagement by partying in Las Vegas. The couple were ''super cuddly and affectionate'' as they drank Dom Perignon champagne and Grey Goose vodka in the gambling city on...

Melanie Amaro's X Factor Journey To End In Triumph?

22nd December 2011 -

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Melanie Amaro, the 19-year-old singer from Florida who has wowed America with her performances on The X Factor Usa, is being tipped to win the competition by head judge Simon Cowell. Amaro sang a stirring...

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Hey Avril,This is blue green secondary, the one we have a children's book in common. Things are comming into blows. I will find out as much as possible about the assassination of your dog Conan. We also have another dog that has died in the line of duty. This was aka sherlock Holmes, if you remember, I didn't tell you but I saw aka sherlock Holm's at Tri- Agis when I worked there. I also saw Sam S. who is now at 222 Van Ness ave. where I live now. I have one question. When I saw you at "Poser" Cafe in Campbell ave. I wanted to make sure we all remembered seeing Debbie who worked at Bank of america now. Floor representative. Very dangerous. In saratoga I pounded on her friend Cindy for about 1min 30sec. or until advantageously religeous!!!! They both wanted to invest in Children's book "Zeus The Goose." the book was never published and they were told not to get involved. They did anyway. Cindy said how do I get involved anyway. I said we have completed A for Avril, B for Britney, Now we need C for ??? to complete our ABC's. I asked who could the C stand for. She brought her hand back from around her back with no gun in it.; so I made like I was stepping towards door with my right behind me. Brought left to heel of my right. Went to my now left kitty corner with my back to her, came to her with my right in spin to close distance, small studder step, and big balerina spin with contact with back nuckle after spin and a half because she went for gun in purse on table. she thought I was headed for door and took eyes off me. We both turned our backs on each other at same time. I chased after, with Cindy Lad unaware I was spinning right be hind her for about 10ft. I thought she had seen me coming and was running away. She was actually trying to get to her gun before I went out the door; so she could shot me in the back. She started to say, Now this is what I call return on investment. Just as she began to repeat invest, I gave here a lisp and contacted with spin that busted her jaw. I then continued to pound until tender for like I said. James and Nina at house oare also connected in murder of you dog. Conan.explain more later,Brian segarini

3 years 10 months ago
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hi Av!!! i heard u r coming out with a new album!!!! I want 2 know when it is coming out!!! ILL B 1ST IN LINE!!! I luv u and i hope u keep singing and dont give up on it. dont leave music 4 movies. plz!!!! kk i luv u bye!! P.S im excited about fast food nation! im gonna b 1st in line 2 c that 2!!!! LUV YA!!!!!!!!!!

7 years 9 months ago
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amna

hey!!!i am ur biggest fan hey ur new song girlfriend really rocks!!!well i also like runaway from ur new album and i wish i could meant u.....

7 years 2 months ago
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Juxy

Hey av i totally agree with ur own desisions and i read u are coming out with a new album so i wont say where r u cause thats crap ur making movies and working on ur album so yah.

8 years 1 month ago
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victoria

Hello ! , i love you . you are amising singer .I hope i can meet you one more

6 years 3 months ago
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iluvavril

i luv u av whered you gooooo? but i have recently heard your coming out w/ new album (hooorayyy!) bye i luv u

7 years 9 months ago
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I am Avril's BIGGEST fan!!! Most people I know say I'm like a minnie version of Avril!!! :)

4 years 4 months ago
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DEAR AVRIL, TOTALLY LOVE YA, GIRL!!!!!!! KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK!!!!!!!! PLS....GET THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS!!!!!!!!!.... U ARE TOTALYY MUO ROLE-MODEL!!!!!!!! PLS. SEND ME UR PICS...BUH-BYE,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, GIRL-FRIEND!!!!!!!!!!

6 years 1 month ago
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yioboy

Avril lavigne! i hope in the future to see u in one movie to play from the begining until the end. the movie's who u plaing (fast_food_nation,over the herdge and the flock - i have it ofcuse) you play nice i don't say to u anything bad.just i like u and i hope to see u in a full movie.remeber me (george)

6 years 7 months ago
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Alot of people are addressing Avril directly. Uh, Avril Lavigne does not own this site, I doubt she'd ever come on here, and if she did, she wouldn't have time to answer stupid questions that she's already answered.For the smart people on here: I know where you can download FREE Avril Lavigne music. http://www.alavigne.com.br/media/The website is not in English, but the titles of the song are. Left click on the song, Save Target As, and download! Or, right click on the song, click the link, and download it from Rapidshare.Also, www.avrilspirt.com is great. There are plenty of other fabulous fansites I know of, but I'm not going to list them all on here.To Any Avril Fans: Listen to music by Krystal Meyers. Anyone who likes Avril will love Krystal. I promise.To Any Avril Haters: Avril Lavigne is NOT punk and never said she was. And does it really matter now that she is girly?

7 years 10 months ago
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