Avril Lavigne

Canadian singer Avril Lavigne

'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.
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home town
Belleville
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February 15, 2016
2016 Pre-GRAMMY Gala And Salute to Industry Icons Honoring Irving Azoff
January 25, 2016
Avril Lavigne and Ryan Cabrera shopping together in a lighting shop in Beverly Hills before driving off in a mini
July 25, 2015
Pop punk AVRIL LAVIGNE and rocker CHAD KROEGER have separated after two years of marriage. The Sk8er Boi hitmaker, 30, wed the Nickelback frontman, 40, in July, 2013 after a whirlwind romance, but they have been dogged by rumours of an impending split
September 28, 2014
Pop punk AVRIL LAVIGNE and rocker CHAD KROEGER have separated after two years of marriage. The Sk8er Boi hitmaker, 30, wed the Nickelback frontman, 40, in July, 2013 after a whirlwind romance, but they have been dogged by rumours of an impending split
December 21, 2013
Pop punk AVRIL LAVIGNE and rocker CHAD KROEGER have separated after two years of marriage. The Sk8er Boi hitmaker, 30, wed the Nickelback frontman, 40, in July, 2013 after a whirlwind romance, but they have been dogged by rumours of an impending split
December 10, 2013
Musicians live at 103.5 KISS FM Chicago iHeardRadio Jingle Ball 2013 at United Center on December 9, 2013
December 09, 2013
Pop punk AVRIL LAVIGNE and rocker CHAD KROEGER have separated after two years of marriage. The Sk8er Boi hitmaker, 30, wed the Nickelback frontman, 40, in July, 2013 after a whirlwind romance, but they have been dogged by rumours of an impending split
December 04, 2013
Q102's Jingle Ball 2013 at Wells Fargo Center
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Avril Lavigne, Bruno Mars named 'most dangerous' in online searches
Reuters.com - 5 months
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop singers Avril Lavigne and Bruno Mars topped a list of celebrities on Tuesday ranked the most dangerous to search for online because of results that could expose fans to malicious websites.
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Video Premiere: How a Song Helps Em Rossi Fill an 'Empty Space' in Her Heart
Huffington Post - about 1 year
People take many life-altering courses of action to deal with loss. But when Em Rossi was a 15-year-old aspiring singer in 2014, she found a way to handle grief naturally, solemnly and maturely, in a manner that belied her age. In April 2014, "the most universal person" Rossi had ever known, the man with whom she shared her most personal thoughts and fears in life while growing up in Petaluma, Calif., died. Her father Robert Brockman, a landscape architect, artist and amateur musician, was 50 years old. The day after his death, Rossi went to her room and began composing her thoughts. Those thoughts turned into words for "Empty Space," which turned into a beautifully made music video that the wise-beyond-her-years artist premieres exclusively today (Feb. 7) at The Huffington Post. "Heartbreak changes people," Rossi, now 18, wrote last week as part of an email Q&A for the article accompanying the video premiere starring one of the most promising young American singer-so...
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17 Albums Turning 10 In 2017
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Ah, 2017. Another rotation around the sun, another year where we can marvel at just how far off the mid-aughts feel. The era where we donned low-waisted jeans, ironic graphic tees and Livestrong bracelets seems to be more and more of a distant memory. As all living creatures age, so does the music we listened to. Here are 17 hit albums turning a decade old in the coming year.   Rihanna, “Good Girl Gone Bad” She kindly requests that you shut up and drive. LCD Soundsystem, “Sound of Silver” How we all learned to say, “New York, I Love You, But You’re Bringing Me Down.”  Radiohead, “In Rainbows” One of the first albums to be digitally released for free (or, rather, “pay what you wish”). Kanye West, “Graduation” That’s how long he’s been on ya. Fall Out Boy, “Infinity on High” All we can say is thnks fr th mmrs, Fall Out Boy. Avril Lavigne, “The Best Damn Thing” Hey, hey! You, you! She don’t like your girlfriend! T-Pain, “Epiphany...
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Avril Lavigne slams Mark Zuckerberg for Nickelback diss
Fox News - about 1 year
Despite Avril Lavigne's 2015 split from Chad Kroeger, she still has his back.
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What Do Street Style Trends Look Like IRL?
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Sometimes, Fashion Month can feel as much (if not more) about the crazy, over-the-top outfits showgoers wear as, well, the shows themselves. There's inherent fantasy in both: The runway represents the forefront of fashion, to be distilled for the masses as the months go by; street style, on the other hand, gives us a voyeuristic entryway into exactly how fun and expressive personal styling can be -- even if we're not about to layer two jackets with three crossbody bags and Rihanna-level stilettos anytime soon. This genre of photography has evolved greatly in the past century, largely due to the late Bill Cunningham and the emergence of independent blogs like The Sartorialist, which document the goings-on -- and, most importantly, the clothing -- of the exceptionally dressed. Naturally, as the audience of fashion grew, so did what the art form encompassed: an earnest celebration of individuality through style that came to be grouped with what can sometimes be best described as b...
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Oscar Isaac Is Ruining My Life
Huffington Post - about 2 years
This is a cautionary tale. A month ago, I was a carefree, happy young woman. I had a loving family and wonderful friends. Like the rest of the world, I was looking forward with giddy anticipation to The Force Awakens, the seventh installment in the Star Wars saga. Wanting to shield myself from potential spoilers, I saw only the trailer and a few interview snippets of stars Daisy Ridley and John Boyega. They were charming and sweet. That BB-8 thing was cute. I already knew I liked the rest of the cast: Ford and Fisher and Hamill and, of course, Llewyn Davis himself, Oscar Isaac. What a talented and diverse coterie Mr. JJ Abrams has assembled, I thought. And then I saw the movie. I... what... it... it boggles the mind, IT BOGGLES THE FUCKING MIND. Is Oscar Isaac a warlock? Is he the human incarnation of heroin? Is he me from a parallel universe, come to haunt my every waking hour? Since December 18th, there has been nary a moment that I have not been thinking about Oscar Isaac. ...
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Oscar Isaac Is Ruining My Life
Huffington Post - about 2 years
This is a cautionary tale. A month ago, I was a carefree, happy young woman. I had a loving family and wonderful friends. Like the rest of the world, I was looking forward with giddy anticipation to The Force Awakens, the seventh installment in the Star Wars saga. Wanting to shield myself from potential spoilers, I saw only the trailer and a few interview snippets of stars Daisy Ridley and John Boyega. They were charming and sweet. That BB-8 thing was cute. I already knew I liked the rest of the cast: Ford and Fisher and Hamill and, of course, Llewyn Davis himself, Oscar Isaac. What a talented and diverse coterie Mr. JJ Abrams has assembled, I thought. And then I saw the movie. I... what... it... it boggles the mind, IT BOGGLES THE FUCKING MIND. Is Oscar Isaac a warlock? Is he the human incarnation of heroin? Is he me from a parallel universe, come to haunt my every waking hour? Since December 18th, there has been nary a moment that I have not been thinking about Oscar Isaac. ...
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How NOT To Perform A Cover Song
Huffington Post - over 2 years
It’s probably happened to you. You’re at a bar with a few friends, and they’re playing all the hits. Not those sugary Top-40 anthems you poke fun at when they pop into your head unannounced (“‘I can’t feel my face’? Have we depleted our body metaphor resources so entirely?”). The real hits. The newest songs by the truest artists of our era, according to Pitchfork. The soft-spoken acoustic guy with a touching story. The ambient DJ, with the hair. The accessible hip-hop artist. The woman. Whoever’s in charge of the music at this bar really knows their stuff. They’re even busting out a few surprising and tasteful covers of pop songs! Who knew how thoughtful a song like “Shake It Off” could become in the right context? Who knew how heart-rending? You’re considering this when your friend Dave asks one of those questions people ask so they can share their own answer. “Favorite cover song,” Dave says. “Go.” This leads to a mostly delightful conversation about the good (Cat P...
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Please Promise You'll Skip the Whole Couples' Costume Thing
Huffington Post - over 2 years
Experts in being alone say you shouldn't couple up with someone right before one of the big lovey-dovey holidays. Valentine's Day and Christmas come with big fat expectations, and it's added stress that your new relationship doesn't need. Also not needed: couples' costumes at Halloween. It's tempting for so many reasons, but please. Do the world-- and yourself-- and your other half-- a fun-sized favor. Skip it, for so many reasons. Human are not accessories So...you've gone out a few times. Things are going great. He texts you during non-vampire hours, and your last date brought you into the "let's stay in and cook something ethnic, so it's more fun than regular food, and watch Mindy on Hulu" zone. Don't push it. Yes, the fact that you're currently dating a black fellow combined with your total dedication to the 30-Day Squat Challenge means you know can achieve the ultimate Kim 'n Kanye or Ice-T 'n Coco. No. Another human is never your accessory. I don't care that you're...
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Why I Have a Crush On a Cartoon Character
Huffington Post - over 2 years
I have a toddler in the house, which means I see the same movies over, and over, and over.  (And over.) During the 6,432nd viewing of Big Hero 6, I had a casual epiphany.    Figuring she should be kept abreast of all developments in my life, I called out to my wife: "This will be the stupidest thing you ever hear me say."  My wife was skeptical; she's heard me say many stupid things. Just about every time I open my mouth, in fact, something idiotic exits it.  "I'm adding Honey Lemon to my safety list," I concluded. A pregnant pause filled the air a moment while my wife digested the statement. "That is stupid," she decided. It is. But hear me out. My wife and I each have a "Celebrity Safety List." If you're not familiar, it's one to five people you're allowed to sleep with outside the confines of your marriage. People that don't count as a strike against you in court. Hence the "celebrity" aspect. (Many a comedian has gotten an easy chuckle using the ...
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Growing Threat of Lyme Disease in a Hotter World
Yahoo News - almost 3 years
Rapidly-spreading ticks are hungry and looking for a blood meal.When celebrities like Avril Lavigne get Lyme disease, the world takes notice of this often-extremely-difficult-to-diagnose infection. But lurking below the headlines, the ticks that carry Lyme and other infections continue to spread and multiply. The latest scientific research,...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Avril Lavigne
    THIRTIES
  • 2015
    Age 30
    On 2 September 2015, Lavigne announced her separation from Kroeger via her official Instagram account.
    Proceeds from her "Team Rockstar" event helped sponsor athletes from around the world competing in the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games in Los Angeles.
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    In April 2015, she revealed to People magazine that she had been diagnosed with Lyme disease.
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    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.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2014
    Age 29
    In December 2014, it was reported that Lavigne had privately written to a fan on Twitter that she was suffering from undisclosed health issues, although she denied rumours that she was in rehab.
    In September 2014, she launched a personal fundraising campaign for Special Olympics as part of her birthday celebration.
  • 2013
    Age 28
    Lavigne married Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger in 2013.
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  • 2012
    Age 27
    Lavigne and Kroeger became engaged in August 2012, after one month of dating. The couple married at the Château de La Napoule, a reconstructed medieval castle on the Mediterranean in the South of France, on 1 July 2013 (which is Canada Day), after a year of being together.
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    The relationship blossomed after they began working together in March 2012 to write and record music for Lavigne's fifth album.
    Lavigne began dating fellow Canadian rocker Chad Kroeger, frontman of the band Nickelback, in July 2012.
    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.
  • 2011
    Age 26
    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.
  • 2010
    Age 25
    On 14 September 2010, Lavigne introduced her charity, "The Avril Lavigne Foundation", which aims to help young people with serious illnesses and disabilities and works with leading charitable organizations; The foundation partners with the Easter Seals, Make-A-Wish foundation and Erase MS, the latter two being charities Lavigne has previously worked with.
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    In 2010, Lavigne was one of several artists who contributed their voices to a cover of K'naan's "Wavin' Flag" as a benefit single to help raise money for several charity organizations related to the 2010 Haiti earthquake.
    In July 2010, Lavigne had her boyfriend's name, "Brody", tattooed beneath her right breast. The couple announced that they broke up in January 2012.
    Her love of tattoos, however, gained media attention in May 2010, after Lavigne and Brody Jenner each got matching tattoos of the word "fuck" on their ribs.
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    In April 2010, Lavigne added another tattoo on her wrist, that of a lightning bolt and the number 30.
    Lavigne and then-husband Whibley got matching tattoos in March 2010, in celebration of his 30th birthday.
    In November 2010, Lavigne attended the Clinton Global Initiative.
    Her designs were exhibited at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in California beginning in May through September, alongside Colleen Atwood's costumes from the 2010 film.
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    In January 2010, Lavigne began working with Disney to incorporate Alice in Wonderland-inspired designs into her Abbey Dawn line of clothing.
    In February, Lavigne performed at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics closing ceremony.
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  • 2009
    Age 24
    In October 2009, Lavigne filed for divorce.
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    On 9 October 2009, Lavigne filed for divorce, releasing the statement, "I am grateful for our time together, and I am grateful and blessed for our remaining friendship." The divorce was finalized on 16 November 2010.
    It was announced on 17 September 2009 that Lavigne and Whibley had split up and that divorce papers would soon follow.
    The designs were also featured on the Internet game Stardoll, where figures can be dressed up as Lavigne. On 14 September 2009, Lavigne took her then latest collection for her clothing line to be a part of the New York Fashion Week, returning in 2011.
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    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.
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  • 2008
    Age 23
    In July 2008, Lavigne launched the clothing line Abbey Dawn, featuring a back-to-school collection.
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  • 2007
    Age 22
    In December 2007, Lavigne was ranked number eight in Forbes magazine's list of 'Top 20 Earners Under 25', with annual earnings of $12 million.
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    Lavigne won two World Music Awards in 2007, for 'World's Bestselling Canadian Artist' and 'World's Best Pop/Rock Female Artist'.
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    Released on 12 June 2007, the album was produced to benefit Amnesty International's campaign to alleviate the crisis in Darfur.
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    The Flock was not released in American theatres, and because it was not released in foreign markets until late 2007, it is not considered Lavigne's debut.
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    In 2007, Chantal Kreviazuk, who wrote with Lavigne on her second album, accused Lavigne of plagiarism and criticized her songwriting, saying that "Avril doesn't really sit and write songs by herself or anything."
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    Ian McKellen defined her as "a punk chanteuse, a post-grunge valkyrie, with the wounded soul of a poet and the explosive pugnacity of a Canadian" on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson in 2007.
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    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.
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  • 2006
    Age 21
    I didn't want to be thinking, 20 years later, 'Oh, why did I wear my hair like that?'" The couple married on 15 July 2006 in Montecito, California.
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    Lavigne's feature film debut was voicing an animated character in the 2006 film Over the Hedge, based on the comic strip of the same name.
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    In July 2006, Lavigne married her boyfriend of two years, Deryck Whibley, lead singer and guitarist for Sum 41.
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    Fox Entertainment Group approached Lavigne to write a song for the soundtrack to the 2006 fantasy-adventure film Eragon; her contribution, "Keep Holding On", was released as a single to promote the film and its soundtrack.
    In February 2006, Lavigne represented Canada at the closing ceremony of the 2006 Winter Olympics.
  • 2005
    Age 20
    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.
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  • TEENAGE
  • 2004
    Age 19
    Lavigne performed the Goo Goo Dolls song 'Iris' with the band's lead singer John Rzeznik at Fashion Rocks in September 2004, and she posed for the cover of 'Maxim' in October 2004.
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    Lavigne co-wrote the song 'Breakaway', which was recorded by Kelly Clarkson for the soundtrack to the 2004 film 'The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement'. 'Breakaway' was released as a single in mid 2004 and subsequently included as the title track on Clarkson's second album, 'Breakaway'.
    Lavigne won two World Music Awards in 2004, for 'World's Best Pop/Rock Artist' and 'World's Bestselling Canadian Artist', and won three Juno Awards from five nominations in 2005, including 'Artist of the Year'.
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    In late 2004, Lavigne embarked on her first world tour, the year-long Bonez Tour.
    During early 2004 Lavigne went on the 'Live and By Surprise' acoustic mall tour in the US and Canada to promote 'Under My Skin', accompanied by her guitarist Evan Taubenfeld.
    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.
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  • 2003
    Age 18
    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.
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  • 2002
    Age 17
    In 2002, Lavigne made a cameo appearance in the music video for "Hundred Million" by the pop punk band Treble Charger.
    Lavigne was named Best New Artist (for "Complicated") at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards, won four Juno Awards in 2003 out of six nominations, received a World Music Award for "World's Bestselling Canadian Singer", and was nominated for eight Grammy Awards, including Best New Artist and Song of the Year for "Complicated".
    Lavigne's debut single, "Complicated", peaked at number one in Australia and number two in the US. "Complicated" was one of the bestselling Canadian singles of 2002, and one of the decade's biggest hits in the US, where subsequent singles "Sk8er Boi" and "I'm with You" reached the top ten.
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    By the end of 2002, the album was certified four-times platinum by the RIAA, making her the bestselling female artist of 2002 and Let Go the top-selling debut of the year.
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    Lavigne released Let Go in June 2002 in the US, where it reached number two on the Billboard 200 albums chart.
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    Recording of Lavigne's debut album, Let Go, finished in January 2002.
    In 2002 she released her debut album, Let Go, featuring personas of a "skater punk" and "pop punk princess".
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  • 2001
    Age 16
    It was only when Lavigne then went to Los Angeles in May 2001 and created two songs with The Matrix production team - including "Complicated", later released as her debut single - that the record company felt she had made a major breakthrough.
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  • 2000
    Age 15
    Jowett arranged for Lavigne to work with producer Peter Zizzo during the summer of 2000 in New York, where she wrote the song "Why".
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  • 1999
    Age 14
    In December 1999, Lavigne was discovered by her first professional manager, Cliff Fabri, while singing country covers at a Chapters bookstore in Kingston, Ontario.
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    He invited her to contribute vocals on his song, "Touch the Sky", for his 1999 album, Quinte Spirit.
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    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.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1984
    Born
    Born on September 27, 1984.
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