Avril Lavigne

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On September 27, 1984, the future rock star was born in Belleville, Ontario. The little baby was named Avril Lavigne. Lavigne spent her childhood in Napanee, Canada, a small town with a population of approx 5000 people. By nature, Avril was a shy girl but as the time went on, she has finally able to break her shell and enjoy the stardom.

Ever since she was a child, Lavigne’s parents had observed the naturally gifted voice of their daughter. They supported their daughter’s talent and bought her all the music instruments she needed. They encouraged her to sing in choir and Lavigne did so. Lavigne was passionate towards her singing, at the tender age of 12, she learnt how to play a guitar. Lavigne did some covers at an early age. In 1999, Lavigne won a radio contest. She was privileged to perform with Shania Twain, another famous Canadian singer.

By that time, Lavigne was coming into the limelight and she was known to prominent singers and songwriters. At the age of 17, Lavigne got a record deal and this naïve teenager became the rock star in no time. Lavigne hadn’t graduated high school at the time she was offered a record deal. Her parents supported her decision of becoming a singer so she quit school to focus on her career. So, the first deal which Lavigne signed was with Arista Records in 2000.

Her first album, Let Go, became huge success. Her album topped the charts in UK, Canada, and Australia. Therefore, she became the youngest female soloist to have a number one album on UK Albums Chart. The singles, Complicated and Sk8er Boi, received enormous appraise from her fans. Her singles remained on top for a long span. Lavigne was also overwhelmed by the response she received across the world. On her tours, she was startled that her fans would lip-sync her songs even though their native language was not English nor do they speak it. In an interview, Avril Lavigne modestly admitted that she has learnt few lyrics of her songs in different languages out of respect and gratitude for her fans.

In 2004, Lavigne released her second album, Under My Skin, which received worldwide acclaim and once again Lavigne reached to the sky. Her singles, from this album, Don’t Tell Me and Nobody’s Home, rocked the charts. Lavigne got so much fame at a very young age and she also found her soul mate at a very young age too. In 2006, at the age of 22, Lavigne got married to Deryck Whibley, a member of Canadian pop-punk band Sum 41. Lavigne was very fortunate in her musical career. By 2007, Lavigne had released her third album, The Best Damn Thing, of which Girlfriend became the instant hit.

Lavigne maintained novelty in every of her albums, mixing rock, punk, and rebellious style. That’s the reason all of her albums were received such praises. Lavigne has also been duly awarded for her contributions in the music industry. Up till now she has received 5 JUNO awards and various MTV awards. Lavigne has a net worth of $50 million, as of now.

Lavigne has not only been successful as a singer. However, she is a hardworking entrepreneur as well. Lavigne has started her own clothing line under the name Abbey Dawn. She has also done a lot of philanthropic work. She has established an organization for the young people with disabilities and terminal illness called, Avril Lavigne Foundation.

On the note to her personal life, Lavigne had a separation from her husband, Deryck Whibley in 2010. She is now happily married to Chad Kroeger.


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