Avril Ramona Lavigne is a Canadian singer and songwriter.
106 Facts About Avril Lavigne
Avril Lavigne is considered a key musician in the development of pop-punk music, as she paved the way for female-driven, punk-influenced pop music in the early 2000s.
Avril Ramona Lavigne was born on September 27,1984, in Belleville, Ontario.
Avril Lavigne has an older brother named Matthew and a younger sister named Michelle, both of whom teased her when she sang.
Avril Lavigne's paternal grandfather Maurice Yves Avril Lavigne was born in Saint-Jerome, Quebec.
Avril Lavigne's parents supported her singing; her father bought her a microphone, a drum kit, a keyboard, and several guitars, and he converted their basement into a studio.
Avril Lavigne performed at country fairs, singing songs by Garth Brooks, the Chicks, and Shania Twain.
Avril Lavigne played hockey during high school and won MVP twice as a right winger in a boys league.
In 1999, Avril Lavigne won a radio contest to perform with Canadian singer Shania Twain at the Corel Centre in Ottawa, before an audience of 20,000 people.
Twain and Avril Lavigne sang Twain's song, "What Made You Say That", and Avril Lavigne told Twain that she aspired to be "a famous singer".
Avril Lavigne invited her to contribute vocals on his song, "Touch the Sky", for his 1999 album, Quinte Spirit.
Avril Lavigne later sang on "Temple of Life" and "Two Rivers" for his follow-up album, My Window to You, in 2000.
In December 1999, Avril Lavigne was discovered by her first professional manager, Cliff Fabri, while singing country covers at a Chapters bookstore in Kingston.
Avril Lavigne was noticed by Arista Records during a trip to New York.
Avril Lavigne worked further with the Matrix and with singer-songwriter Clif Magness.
Avril Lavigne released Let Go in June 2002 in the US, where it reached number two on the Billboard 200 albums chart.
Avril Lavigne was named Best New Artist 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".
In 2002, Avril Lavigne made a cameo appearance in the music video for "Hundred Million" by the pop punk band Treble Charger.
In March 2003, Avril Lavigne posed for the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, and in May she performed "Fuel" during MTV's Icon tribute to Metallica.
Avril Lavigne wrote most of the album's tracks with Canadian singer-songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk, and Kreviazuk's husband, Our Lady Peace front man Raine Maida, co-produced the album with Butch Walker and Don Gilmore.
In September 2004, Avril Lavigne embarked on her first world tour, the year-long Bonez Tour.
Avril Lavigne won in the category of 'Favorite Female Singer' at the eighteenth annual Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards.
Avril 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.
Avril 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.
Avril Lavigne recorded the theme song for The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie with producer Butch Walker.
In February 2006, Avril Lavigne represented Canada at the closing ceremony of the 2006 Winter Olympics.
Fox Entertainment Group approached Avril 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 March 2008, Avril Lavigne undertook a world tour, The Best Damn World Tour, and appeared on the cover of Maxim for the second time.
In January 2010, Avril Lavigne worked with Disney to create clothing designs inspired by Tim Burton's feature film Alice in Wonderland.
Avril Lavigne recorded a song for its soundtrack, "Alice", which was played over the end credits and included on the soundtrack album Almost Alice.
In February, Avril Lavigne performed at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics closing ceremony.
Avril Lavigne began recording for her fourth studio album, Goodbye Lullaby, in her home studio in November 2008.
Avril Lavigne described the album as being about her life experiences rather than focusing on relationships, and its style as less pop rock than her previous material, reflecting her age.
The release date for Goodbye Lullaby was delayed several times, which Avril Lavigne said was because of her label.
Three months after the release of Goodbye Lullaby, Avril Lavigne announced that work on her fifth studio album had already begun, describing it as the musical opposite of Goodbye Lullaby and "pop and more fun again".
Avril Lavigne contributed two cover songs to the 2012 Japanese animated film One Piece Film: Z: "How You Remind Me" and "Bad Reputation".
The album, titled Avril Lavigne, was released in November 2013; in Canada, it was certified gold and received a Juno Award nomination for Pop Album of the Year.
Avril Lavigne released a music video for "Give You What You Like", the fifth single from her self-titled album on February 10,2015.
Avril Lavigne was featured in the song "Listen" from Japanese rock band One Ok Rock's eighth studio album, Ambitions, released on January 11,2017.
Avril Lavigne was featured in the song "Wings Clipped" by Grey with Anthony Green for the duo's debut extended play Chameleon, released on September 29,2017.
In support of the album, Avril Lavigne embarked on the Head Above Water Tour, which started on September 14,2019.
On January 13,2022, Avril Lavigne announced her seventh studio album Love Sux.
On September 13,2022, Avril Lavigne attended, presented and performed at the 15th Annual Academy of Country Music Honors at the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee.
Avril Lavigne performed a cover of Shania Twain's "No One Needs To Know" and presented Twain with an ACM Poets Award.
On October 24,2022, Avril Lavigne announced the release of a single titled "I'm a Mess" featuring English singer Yungblud on November 3,2022, as the lead single of the deluxe edition of Love Sux, which was released on November 25.
Avril Lavigne said "I am a writer, and I won't accept people trying to take that away from me", adding that she had been writing "full-structured songs" since she was 14.
Avril Lavigne said that she was the primary songwriter for every song on the album, stating that "[N]one of those songs aren't from me".
Avril Lavigne enjoyed metal bands such as Marilyn Manson, System of a Down, Incubus and the Used; as well as alternative bands such as Nirvana, No Doubt, the Goo Goo Dolls, Radiohead, the Cranberries, Coldplay, Oasis, Third Eye Blind and Matchbox Twenty.
Avril Lavigne preferred baggy clothes, skater shoes or Converses, wristbands, and sometimes shoelaces wrapped around her fingers.
Avril Lavigne made a conscious effort to keep her music, and not her image, at the forefront of her career.
Avril Lavigne eventually took on a more gothic style as she began her second album, Under My Skin, trading her skating outfits for black tutus and developing an image marked by angst.
Avril Lavigne dyed her hair blonde with a pink streak, wore feminine outfits, including "tight jeans and heels", and modelled for magazines such as Harper's Bazaar.
Avril Lavigne has been the subject of a conspiracy theory that states that she committed suicide in 2003, and was replaced by a body double who had previously been recruited to distract paparazzi.
Avril Lavigne is considered a highlight in the pop-punk and alternative rock scene, since she helped pave the way for the success of female-driven punk-influenced pop artists such as Paramore, Skye Sweetnam, Fefe Dobson, Lillix, Kelly Osbourne, Krystal Meyers, Tonight Alive, Courage My Love and Hey Monday.
Avril Lavigne has been compared to alternative female singer-songwriters of the 1990s such as Alanis Morissette, Liz Phair and Courtney Love, earning a reputation as the greatest female representative of pop-punk music, and has been called one of the female singers who best represent 2000s rock music.
Avril Lavigne was seen as a fashion icon for her skatepunk and rocker style.
Avril Lavigne has influenced a wide array of musical artists, including acts such as Tramp Stamps, Bebe Rexha, Billie Eilish, Rob Halford, Courage My Love, 5 Seconds of Summer, Yungblud, Maggie Lindemann, Tonight Alive, Willow Smith, Amanda Palmer, Misono, Rina Sawayama, Hey Monday, Grey, Ed Sheeran, Kailee Morgue, Charli XCX, MercyMe, Olivia Rodrigo, and Kirstin Maldonado.
Avril Lavigne has fuelled a significant influence on indie rock singer-songwriters such as Pale Waves, Graace, Phoebe Bridgers, Soccer Mommy, Snail Mail and Liz Phair.
Avril Lavigne was featured in the 2003 game The Sims: Superstar as a non-playable celebrity.
In mid-2007, Lavigne was featured in a two-volume graphic novel, Avril Lavigne's Make 5 Wishes.
Avril Lavigne collaborated with artist Camilla d'Errico and writer Joshua Dysart on the manga, which was about a shy girl named Hana who, upon meeting her hero, Lavigne, learned to overcome her fears.
In 2003, Avril Lavigne won an International Achievement Award for the song "Complicated" at the SOCAN Awards in Toronto.
Avril Lavigne received eight Grammy Awards nominations in two years, including Best New Artist.
Avril Lavigne has received three American Music Awards nominations, one Brit Award nomination, and one MTV Video Music Award.
Avril Lavigne was listed as the 28th overall best act of the decade based on album and single chart performance in the US.
Avril Lavigne achieved a Guinness World Record as being the youngest female solo artist to top the UK album chart, on January 11,2003, at the age of 18 years and 106 days.
Avril Lavigne was the first to reach 100 million views on a YouTube video, with her 2007 single "Girlfriend".
Avril Lavigne was the first western artist to do a full tour in China, with The Best Damn Tour in 2008; and is considered the biggest western artist in Asia, especially in Japan, where her first three albums have sold more than 1 million copies, being the only female Western Artist since the 2000s to achieve it.
Avril Lavigne is the only artist to have performed on three different multi-sport events, such as two closing ceremonies of Winter Olympic Games and in the opening ceremony of the 2015 Special Olympics World Summer Games.
Avril Lavigne became interested in appearing on television and in feature films.
Avril Lavigne specifically mentioned that the video "Nobody's Home" involved the most "acting".
Avril Lavigne later made a cameo appearance in the 2004 film Going the Distance.
Avril Lavigne moved into feature film acting cautiously, choosing deliberately small roles to begin with.
In November 2005, after going through an audition to land the role, Avril Lavigne travelled to New Mexico to film a single scene in the 2007 film, The Flock.
Avril Lavigne played Beatrice Bell, the girlfriend of a crime suspect, appearing alongside Claire Danes and Richard Gere.
On her role in The Flock, Avril Lavigne said, "I did that just to see how it was and to not jump into [mainstream acting] too fast".
In December 2005, Avril Lavigne signed to appear in Fast Food Nation, based on the book Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal.
Avril Lavigne played Alice, a high school student intent on freeing the cows.
In July 2008, Avril Lavigne launched the clothing line Abbey Dawn, featuring a back-to-school collection.
Avril Lavigne, who wore some of the clothes and jewellery from her line at various concerts before its official launch, pointed out that she was not merely licensing her name to the collection.
On September 14,2009, Avril Lavigne took her then latest collection for her clothing line to be a part of the New York Fashion Week, returning in 2011.
The commercial takes place in a gothic garden setting, where Avril Lavigne, upon entering the garden, finds a single, purple rose.
Avril Lavigne launched a third fragrance, Wild Rose, in August 2011 and filmed the commercial for it in late 2010.
In January 2010, Avril Lavigne began working with Disney to incorporate Alice in Wonderland-inspired designs into her Abbey Dawn line of clothing.
Avril Lavigne has been involved with many charities, including Make Some Noise, Amnesty International, Erase MS, AmericanCPR.
Avril Lavigne took part in the Unite Against AIDS concert presented by ALDO in support of UNICEF on November 28,2007, at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Avril Lavigne worked with Reverb, a non-profit environmental organization, for her 2005 east coast tour.
Avril Lavigne covered "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" for War Child's Peace Songs compilation, and she recorded a cover of the John Lennon song "Imagine" as her contribution to the compilation album Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur.
On December 5,2009, Avril Lavigne returned to the stage in Mexico City during the biggest charity event in Latin America, "Teleton".
Avril Lavigne performed acoustic versions of her hits "Complicated" and "Girlfriend" with Evan Taubenfeld and band member, Jim McGorman.
In 2010, Avril 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.
The foundation partners with the Easter Seals, Make-A-Wish foundation and Erase MS, Avril Lavigne has worked with the latter two.
Avril Lavigne said on the foundation's website, "I have always looked for ways to give back because I think it's a responsibility we all share".
Avril Lavigne said that she was "really proud" of then Prime Minister of Canada Jean Chretien for keeping Canada out of the war.
Avril Lavigne had a star tattooed on the inside of her left wrist that was created at the same time as friend and musical associate Ben Moody's identical tattoo.
In 2018, Avril Lavigne got a traditional heart shaped tattoo with then boyfriend Phillip Sarofim.
Avril Lavigne's father was born in France, and through jus sanguinis, she applied for a French passport, which she received in February 2011.
In January 2012, Avril Lavigne sold her house in Bel-Air, and moved to Paris to study the French language.
Avril Lavigne rented an apartment and attended a Berlitz school.
Avril Lavigne started dating The Hills star Brody Jenner in February 2010.
Avril Lavigne began dating fellow Canadian musician Chad Kroeger, frontman of the band Nickelback, in July 2012.
On September 2,2015, Avril Lavigne announced her separation from Kroeger via her official Instagram account, and later divorced.
Avril Lavigne later began dating Mod Sun around March 2021.
Avril Lavigne announced their engagement via her social media accounts in April 2022, which eventually ended in February 2023.
Avril Lavigne is currently reported to be in a relationship with rapper Tyga.
Avril Lavigne has been referred to as a vegan or a vegetarian, though she hasn't discussed her diet publicly.