62 Facts About Avril Lavigne

1. Alongside her music career, Avril Lavigne voiced an animated character in the film Over the Hedge, and made her screen acting debut in Fast Food Nation.

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2. Avril Lavigne was born on September 27, 1984 in Belleville, Ontario, Canada.

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3. Avril Lavigne performed at country fairs, singing songs by Garth Brooks, The Chicks, and Shania Twain.

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4. In 1999, Avril 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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5. 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".

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6. Avril Lavigne invited her to contribute vocals on his song, "Touch the Sky", for his 1999 album, Quinte Spirit.

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7. In December 1999, Avril 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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8. Avril Lavigne was noticed by Arista Records during a trip to New York.

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9. Avril Lavigne worked further with The Matrix and with singer-songwriter Cliff Magness.

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10. Avril 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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11. 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".

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12. In 2002, Avril Lavigne made a cameo appearance in the music video for "Hundred Million" by the pop punk band Treble Charger.

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13. 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.

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14. 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.

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15. In September 2004, Avril Lavigne embarked on her first world tour, the year-long Bonez Tour.

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16. Avril Lavigne's recorded the theme song for The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie with producer Butch Walker.

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17. In February 2006, Avril Lavigne represented Canada at the closing ceremony of the 2006 Winter Olympics.

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18. Avril Lavigne's won her first two MTV Europe Music Awards, received a Teen Choice Award for 'Best Summer Single', and was nominated for five Juno Awards.

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19. 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.

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20. In January 2010, Avril Lavigne worked with Disney to create clothing designs inspired by Tim Burton's feature film Alice in Wonderland.

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21. In February, Avril Lavigne performed at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics closing ceremony.

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22. Avril Lavigne began recording for her fourth studio album, Goodbye Lullaby, in her home studio in November 2008.

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23. 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.

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24. The release date for Goodbye Lullaby was delayed several times, which Avril Lavigne said was because of her label.

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25. 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".

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26. Avril Lavigne contributed two cover songs to the 2012 Japanese animated film One Piece Film: Z: "How You Remind Me" and "Bad Reputation" (originally by Joan Jett).

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27. 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.

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28. Avril Lavigne's released a music video for "Give You What You Like", the fifth single from her self-titled album on February 10, 2015.

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29. 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.

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30. Avril Lavigne's 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.

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31. In support of the album, Avril Lavigne embarked on the Head Above Water Tour, which started on September 14, 2019.

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32. On January 8, 2021 "Flames", a collaboration between Mod Sun and Avril Lavigne, was released.

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33. On January 13, 2022, Avril Lavigne announced her seventh studio album Love Sux.

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34. 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, TN.

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35. Avril Lavigne's performed a cover of Shania Twain's "No One Needs To Know" and presented Twain with an ACM Poets Award.

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36. Avril Lavigne believes her "songs are about being yourself no matter what and going after your dreams even if your dreams are crazy and even if people tell you they're never going to come true.

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37. The songwriting trio the Matrix, with whom Avril Lavigne wrote songs for her debut album, said that they were the main songwriters of Avril Lavigne's singles "Complicated", "Sk8er Boi" and "I'm with You".

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38. Avril Lavigne's 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.

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39. Avril Lavigne made a conscious effort to keep her music, and not her image, at the forefront of her career.

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40. Avril Lavigne was seen as a fashion icon for her skatepunk and rocker style.

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41. In mid-2007, Lavigne was featured in a two-volume graphic novel, Avril Lavigne's Make 5 Wishes.

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42. Avril Lavigne's 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.

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43. Avril Lavigne said, "I know that many of my fans read manga, and I'm really excited to be involved in creating stories that I know they will enjoy.

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44. In 2003, Avril Lavigne won an International Achievement Award for the song "Complicated" at the SOCAN Awards in Toronto.

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45. Avril Lavigne received eight Grammy Awards nominations in two years, including Best New Artist.

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46. 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.

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47. 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.

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48. Avril Lavigne became interested in appearing on television and in feature films.

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49. Avril Lavigne's moved into feature film acting cautiously, choosing deliberately small roles to begin with.

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50. 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.

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51. 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".

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52. 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.

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53. In July 2008, Avril Lavigne launched the clothing line Abbey Dawn, featuring a back-to-school collection.

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54. 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.

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55. Avril Lavigne launched a third fragrance, Wild Rose, in August 2011 and filmed the commercial for it in late 2010.

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56. 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.

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57. Avril Lavigne's 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.

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58. 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.

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59. 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".

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60. In 2018, Avril Lavigne got a traditional heart shaped tattoo with then boyfriend Phillip Sarofim.

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61. In January 2012, Avril Lavigne sold her house in Bel-Air, and moved to Paris to study the French language.

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62. Avril Lavigne started dating The Hills star Brody Jenner in February 2010.

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