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Avril Lavigne

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Avril Lavigne Biography

Avril Lavigne, actually Avril Ramona Lavigne, was born on September 27, 1984. Avril Lavigne is a Canadian pop punk singer/songwriter and actress who is well known for her "skater punk" persona. Her two albums to date, Let Go (2002) and Under My Skin (2004), have topped the charts in numerous countries. Although her name is of French origin, she herself does not speak French and her name is pronounced in an anglicized way, more or less as "La-veen" (although, actual pronunciation should be "La-Vine"). Her first name, Avril, means "April" in French and is pronounced "Av-reel" (anglicized "Ahv-ril"). Read Full Bio >>

Avril Lavigne Awards

2010 Satellite Awards Best Original Song Alice in Wonderland (2010/I). Nominated
2004 ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards Most Performed Song from a Motion Picture Bruce Almighty (2003). Won

Avril Lavigne Trivia

  • Trade Marks: Bitter lyrics; Heavy black eyeliner and eyeshadow.
  • One of her songs, "Losing Grip", is about an ex-boyfriend.
  • Won the 'New Artist in a Video' award for her song 'Complicated' at the 2002 VMA.
  • Parents are Judy & John Lavigne, French-Canadians.
  • Her first video, "Complicated", cost over $1 million.
  • Her younger sister appeared in her 'SK8R BOI' Video.
  • She has a younger sister, Michelle and an older brother, Matthew.
  • Was orginally pursuing a career in country and folk music, but transitioned into "punk-rock" because of its more lucrative possbilities.
  • Received 5 Grammy nominations, including 1 for best new artist (2003).
  • Debut album 'Let Go' is 6x platinum.
  • Dropped out of high school after the 11th grade when she secured a record deal.
  • Won 3 MTV Asia Awards for favorite female artist, favorite breakthrough artist & style (2003).
  • Has been nominated for 6 Juno Awards (2003).
  • Her CD, "Let Go", was the third best selling album of 2002.
  • Won four Juno Awards: Single of the Year ("Complicated"), Album of the Year ("Let Go"), New Artist of the Year and Pop Album of the Year.
  • Announced that her song 'Sk8er Boi' will be turned into a movie.
  • Her second album is titled "Under My Skin," which has gone 2x platinum.
  • Has a pizza named after her at a restaurant in her home town, Napanee, Ontario.
  • 381,000 copies were sold of her second album "Under My Skin", making it her 2nd #1 album. According to Nielsen SoundScan, it ended the #1 spot eight- week reign of Usher's "Confessions" album. "Under My Skin" album is also #1 in the UK.
  • Favorite pizza topping is olives.
  • The song "Slipped Away" on her second album is about the death of her grandfather.
  • Wrote the song "Breakaway" which was sung by Kelly Clarkson.
  • Is the second child out of three in her family.
  • Is good friends with Pink,Vanessa Carlton, and Fefe Dobson.
  • Nominated for 3 Grammys: Song Of The Year ("I'm With You"), Best Female Pop Vocal Performance ("I'm With You") & Best Female Rock Vocal Performance ("Losing Grip") (2004).
  • Avril taught herself the guitar at the age of 12.
  • Won Favorite Female Singer at the 18th Annual Kid's Choice Awards [April 2005].
  • 2005: Won 3 Juno Awards; Fan Choice Award, Artist of the Year, and Pop Album of the Year ("Under My Skin").
  • Voted #1 in Teen People's Top Hottest 21 Under 21 List [April 30th - May 1st 2005].
  • She was kind enough to donate many items to Rocky Stone to be given to less fortunate kids as part of the Toy Mountain Campaign 2004.
  • Decided to perform in Dublin, Ireland the same day her grandfather died. After receiving the news, she knew he would have wanted her to continue on. Although all but breaking down on stage, she continued to perform in his memory.
  • Became engaged to Deryck Whibley on June 25, 2005.
  • Writes all of her own songs about her own personal experiences.
  • Named #36 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2005 list.
  • Married Sum 41 lead singer Deryck Whibley on July 15th 2006 in an outdoor, non-denominational ceremony at a private estate in Montecito, California. She wore a Vera Wang gown and held a bouquet of white roses. Their first dance was "Iris" by The Goo Goo Dolls.
  • The menu plate on her wedding reception read "Avril Whibley", implying that she has assumed husband Deryck Whibley's last name in her private life.
  • Favorite actor is Tobey Maguire and favorite actress is Sandra Bullock.
  • Natural hair color is brown.
  • Owns over a 100 pairs of Converse sneakers.
  • Is a vegetarian.
  • Ranked #15 on the Maxim magazine Hot 100 of 2007 list.

Avril Lavigne Photos

  • Avril Lavigne

    B96 Pepsi Summerbash 2013

  • Avril Lavigne

    2013 MuchMusic Video Awards - Press Room

  • Chad Kroeger and Avril Lavigne

    2013 MuchMusic Video Awards - Arrivals

  • Chad Kroeger and Avril Lavigne

    2013 Billboard Music Awards - Arrivals

  • Avril Lavigne

    102.7 KIIS FM's Wango Tango 2013 - Concert

  • Avril Lavigne

    102.7 KIIS FM's Wango Tango 2013 - Arrivals

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