Avril Lavigne

Born Sep 27, 1984

'Avril Ramona Lavigne is a Canadian singer-songwriter. She was born in Belleville, Ontario, but spent most of her youth in the small 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 broke onto the music scene with her debut album Let Go. Let Go made Lavigne the youngest female soloist to reach No.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Avril Lavigne.


1984 Birth Born on September 27, 1984.


In 1999, Lavigne won a radio contest to perform with the Canadian singer Shania Twain at the Corel Centre in Ottawa, before an audience of 20,000 people. … Read More
2000 - 2001 2 More Events
…  In 2002 she released her debut album, Let Go, featuring personas of a "skater punk" and "pop punk princess". … Read More
2003 18 Years Old In March 2003, Lavigne posed for the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, and in May she performed "Fuel" during MTV's Icon tribute to Metallica. … Read More
Lavigne's second studio album, Under My Skin, was released in May 2004 and debuted at number one in Australia, Canada, Japan, the UK, and the US. … Read More


2005 20 Years Old …  In June 2005, Whibley surprised Lavigne with a trip to Venice, Italy, including a gondola ride and a romantic picnic, and on 27 June, he proposed to her. … Read More
In February 2006, Lavigne represented Canada at the closing ceremony of the 2006 Winter Olympics.
Lavigne's third album, The Best Damn Thing, was released in April 2007 and debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200, and subsequently achieving platinum status in Canada. … Read More
2008 23 Years Old In July 2008, Lavigne launched the clothing line Abbey Dawn, featuring a back-to-school collection. … Read More
Lavigne released her first fragrance, Black Star, created by Procter & Gamble Prestige Products. The fragrance was announced on Lavigne's official website on 7 March 2009. … Read More
In February, Lavigne performed at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics closing ceremony. … Read More
2011 26 Years Old Lavigne's father being French, she has herself been legally French from birth, as the country applies jus sanguinis. She applied for her French passport and received it in February 2011.
In January 2012, Lavigne's house in Bel-Air, on the market since May 2011, sold, and Lavigne moved to Paris, France, to study the French language.
2013 28 Years Old Lavigne married Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger in 2013. … Read More
2014 29 Years Old 1 More Event
In September 2014, she launched a personal fundraising campaign for Special Olympics as part of her birthday celebration.


In an April 2015 interview with Billboard, Lavigne announced plans to release a new single titled "Fly", which was released on 26 April in association with the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games, and to release a Christmas album.
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