Avril Lavigne

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Legal name: Avril Ramona Lavigne, Avril Ramona Lavigne Kroeger, Avril Ramona Lavigne Whibley


Avril Ramona Lavigne (; French: [avʁil laviɲ]) (born 27 September 1984) is a Canadian singer-songwriter and actress. 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 she released her debut album, Let Go, emphasising a skate punk persona in which she has been often referred by critics and music publications as The "Pop Punk Queen" due to her achievement and impact in the industry. Lavigne is considered a key musician in the development of pop punk music since she paved the way for female-driven, punk-influenced pop music. Since her professional debut, Lavigne has sold more than 40 million albums and over 50 million singles worldwide, making her the 2nd-best-selling Canadian female artist of all time, behind Celine Dion.

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 20 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 US Billboard 200, eventually selling more than 12 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 US 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 US, with over 12 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 US 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 eponymously 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 Heather, a Virginia opossum, 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 Forbidden Rose in 2010, and 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. 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.

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Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2002 Let Go Avril Lavigne 3.9 25
2004 Under My Skin Avril Lavigne 3.9 16
2007 The Best Damn Thing Avril Lavigne 3.75 20
2011 Goodbye Lullaby Avril Lavigne 3.3 11
2013 Avril Lavigne Avril Lavigne 3.2 6

Album + Compilation

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2010 12″ Masters: Essential Mixes Avril Lavigne 5 2

Album + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2003 My World (Bootleg) Avril Lavigne 5 3
2007 2007-10-16: An Evening With Avril Lavigne: Live From the Roxy Theatre Avril Lavigne 1 1
2008 The Best Damn Tour: Live in Toronto Avril Lavigne 4 1
Texas (San Antonio) Avril Lavigne 2 1


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2002 Complicated Avril Lavigne 3 8
2002 Sk8er Boi Avril Lavigne 4 7
2002 I'm With You Avril Lavigne 2 5
2003 Losing Grip Avril Lavigne 4 5
2003 I'm With You / Sk8er Boi Avril Lavigne 2 1
2003 Knocking on Heaven's Door Avril Lavigne 2
2004 Take Me Away Avril Lavigne 2 3
2004 Don’t Tell Me Avril Lavigne 2 4
2004 He Wasn't Avril Lavigne 3 5
2004 My Happy Ending Avril Lavigne 5 6
2004 I Always Get What I Want Avril Lavigne 1 1
2004 Nobody's Home Avril Lavigne 2 8
2004 My Happy Ending / Don't Tell Me Avril Lavigne 2 1
2007 Girlfriend Avril Lavigne 5 11
2007 I Will Be Avril Lavigne 2 2
2007 When You're Gone Avril Lavigne 4 6
2007 Hot Avril Lavigne 1 3
2008 The Best Damn Thing Avril Lavigne 1 2
2011 What the Hell Avril Lavigne 3.5 7
2011 Smile Avril Lavigne 4 10
2011 Wish You Were Here Avril Lavigne 4 3
2011 Best Years of Our Lives Evan T. feat. Avril Lavigne 4 1
2013 Here’s to Never Growing Up Avril Lavigne 3 2
2013 Rock n Roll Avril Lavigne 1 5
2013 Let Me Go Avril Lavigne feat. Chad Kroeger 1 2
2014 Hello Kitty Avril Lavigne 1
2015 Give You What You Like Avril Lavigne 1
2015 Fly Avril Lavigne 1

Single + Soundtrack

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2006 Keep Holding On Avril Lavigne 5 3
2010 Alice Avril Lavigne 4 4

EP + Live

Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2003 Avril Live: Try to Shut Me Up Avril Lavigne 3 1
2004 Avril Live Acoustic Avril Lavigne 1
2006 Unplugged Avril Lavigne 2 1
2007 Nissan Live Sets Avril Lavigne 3 1
2008 MTV.com Live Avril Lavigne 1 1
2008 Control Room · Live EP Avril Lavigne 2 2


Year Title Artist RatingReleases
2004 My Favorite Videos (So Far) Avril Lavigne 4 1
2012 Avril Lavigne – The Singles Collection Avril Lavigne 3 1

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