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Avril Ramona Lavigne (/ˈævrɨl ləˈviːn/; born 27 September 1984) is a Canadian-French singer and songwriter. She was born in Belleville, Ontario, and spent most of her youth in the town of Napanee. By the age of 15, she had appeared on stage with Shania Twain; by 16, she had signed a two-album recording contract with Arista Records worth more than $2 million. In 2002, when she was 17 years old, Lavigne entered the music industry with her debut album Let Go, becoming one of the most popular pop punk artists, a reason she earned her reputation of a 'skater punk' persona and "pop punk princess". Since her professional debut she has sold more than 30 million albums and over 50 million singles worldwide.

Let Go made Lavigne the youngest female soloist to reach number 1 in the UK. As of 2013, it has sold nearly 7 million copies in the United States and over 17 million copies worldwide. Her breakthrough single, "Complicated", peaked at number 1 in many countries around the world, as did the album Let Go. Her second studio album, Under My Skin, was released in May 2004 and was her first album to peak at number 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200, eventually selling more than 10 million copies worldwide. The Best Damn Thing, Lavigne's third album, was released in April 2007, becoming her third number 1 album in the UK Albums Chart and featuring her first U.S. Billboard Hot 100 number 1 single, "Girlfriend". Lavigne has scored six number-one singles worldwide, including "Complicated", "Sk8er Boi", "I'm with You", "My Happy Ending", "Nobody's Home", and "Girlfriend". Lavigne is one of the top-selling artists releasing albums in the U.S., with over 11 million copies certified by the RIAA. Her fourth studio album, Goodbye Lullaby, was released in March 2011. Goodbye Lullaby gave Lavigne her fourth top 10 album on the U.S. Billboard 200 and the UK Albums Chart and her third number 1 album in both Japan and Australia. Three months after the release of Goodbye Lullaby, Lavigne began work on her eponymous titled fifth studio album, which was released by Epic Records on 1 November 2013 following her departure from RCA Records in 2011.

Lavigne took a break from recording music, pursuing careers in feature film acting and designing clothes and perfumes. She voiced a character in the animated film Over the Hedge in 2006. That same year, she made her on-screen feature film debut in Fast Food Nation. In 2008, Lavigne introduced her clothing line, Abbey Dawn, and in 2009, she released her first perfume, Black Star, which was followed by her second perfume, Forbidden Rose, in 2010 and her third perfume, Wild Rose, in 2011. In July 2006, Lavigne married her boyfriend of two years, Deryck Whibley, lead singer and guitarist for Sum 41. The marriage lasted four years, and in October 2009, Lavigne filed for divorce. Whibley and Lavigne continued to work together, with Whibley producing her fourth album, as well as Lavigne's single, "Alice", written for Tim Burton's film Alice in Wonderland. Lavigne married Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger in 2013.

Discography Edit

AlbumsEdit

Year Album Chart positions Worldwide Sales
WW US UK AUS CAN
2002 Let Go

  • Released: June 4, 2002
1
2
1
1
1
16,000,000
2004 Under My Skin

  • Released: May 25, 2004
1
1
1
1
1
9,000,000
2007 The Best Damn Thing

  • Released: April 17, 2007
1
1
1
2
1
6,000,000

CertificationsEdit

Country Certificate
Let Go Under My Skin The Best Damn Thing
Australia
7× Platinum
Platinum
2× Platinum
Brazil
3× Platinum
Platinum
Platinum
Canada
Diamond
5× Platinum
4× Platinum
Europe
2× Platinum
Platinum
Platinum
France
2× Platinum
Platinum
Gold
Germany
2× Platinum
Gold
Platinum
Switzerland
2x Platinum
Platinum
Platinum
United Kingdom
5× Platinum
Platinum
Platinum
United States
6× Platinum
3× Platinum
Platinum

SinglesEdit

Year Single Chart positions Album
US US Pop Airplay UK AUS CAN* FRA GER JAP* NZ UWC
2002 "Complicated" 2 1 3 1 21 21 3 11 1 1 Let Go
"Sk8er Boi" 10 1 8 3 28 28 18 9 2 7
"I'm With You" 4 1 7 16 17 34 13 12 5 1
2003 "Losing Grip" 64 17 22 20 - - 43 16 - 23
"Mobile" - - - - - - - - 26 -
2004 "Don't Tell Me" 22 11 5 10 5 53 10 12 15 2 Under My Skin
"My Happy Ending" 9 2 5 6 11 39 17 17 - 2
"Nobody's Home" 41 13 24 24 - 24 29 - - 11
2005 "He Wasn't" - - 23 25 - - 29 - 38 -
"Fall to Pieces" 106 30 - - - - - - - -
2006 "Keep Holding On" 17 18 - - 14 - - - - 18 The Best Damn Thing
2007 "Girlfriend" 1 1 2 1 12 2 3 2 1 1
"When You're Gone" 24 9 3 4 8 17 17 12 26 6
"Hot" 95 39 30 14 10 - 26 - 30 -
2008 "The Best Damn Thing" 107 - - - 76 - 64 - - -
"Innocence" 116 - - - 59 - - - - -
2010 "Alice" - - - - - - - - - -
  • Canadian and Japan charts based on Canadian (Japan) Hot 100 from June 2007+ (February 2008+ for Japan) Before hand, charts based on single sales

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