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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 ...

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Updated August 20, 2013
Avril Lavigne just released her newest vid today via Twitter - #RockNRoll. Sometimes super obvious can be super funny ...
Avril Lavigne is thanking fans for all their help on her newest lyric video "Rock & Roll." "Hey everybody, thanks ...
Canadian rockers Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger (frontman for Nickelback) have finally tied the knot after a lengthy ...
Avril Lavigne has finally dropped her newest single "Here's To Never Growing Up. Avril looks to have wedding bells ...
Avril Lavigne will finally drop her newest single "Here's To Never Growing Up" tomorrow (April 9) along with a brand ...
Avril Lavigne has just released new music and new fun! Since 2011's Goodbye Lullaby and her new beau Chad Kroeger ...
Avril Lavigne just popped up on our premiere radar with an unlikely cover that may show us a whole new dimension for ...
Avril Lavigne was spotted at the airport sporting a brand new hair abomination that looks very closely familiar to ...
Avril Lavigne has officially ended her Black Star Tour for the album Goodbye Lullaby. To celebrate she wanted to give a ...
Avril Lavigne releases her third single and video "Wish You Were Here." Canadian rocker and sk8ter chick returns to ...
Avril Lavigne releases the energetic and love struck video Smile about a time that someone special in her life did ...
Avril Lavigne recently commented that she would like to emulate Madonna as an icon. Her newest video "What The Hell" ...
Avril Lavigne recently revealed her No.1 music idol choice in the music business. Ready to release her debut video for ...
Avril Lavigne is giving a hint of what's to come after releasing a small snippet from her debut single "What The Hell" ...
Avril Lavigne is the covergirl for November's issue of Maxim magazine and is doing it for the third time around. In a ...

Lavigne, who performed at the event, won for most addictive track ("Girlfriend") and solo artist of 2007. Justice

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This year, the American Music Awards will allow music fans to choose which nominated artists ultimately win the

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Posting on her Myspace blog she also revealed that the first single from the album will be 'Girlfriend', which is

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In the past few months, with her new album in the works that is to showcase an older sound, Lavigne has been

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*** Veterans Oasis has sacked Babyshambles. The band with Pete Doherty was supposed to support Oasis at a recent

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Full Biography

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.