Avril Ramona Lavigne
; born 27 September 1984) is a Canadian singer-songwriter
, fashion designer
, and actress
. She was born in Belleville, Ontario
, but spent the majority of her youth in the small town, Napanee
. By the age of 15, she had appeared on stage with Shania Twain
, and by 16, Lavigne had signed a recording contract with Arista
, now RCA Records
. Record executive Antonio "L.A." Reid
offered her a two-album deal worth more than $2 million. When she was 17 years old, Lavigne broke onto the music scene with her debut album, Let Go
, released in 2002.
Let Go made Lavigne the youngest female soloist to reach #1 in the UK, the album was certified four-times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. As of 2009, over 16 million copies had been sold worldwide, more than 6 million of which were sold in the United States. Her breakthrough single, "Complicated", peaked at #1 in many countries around the world, as did the album Let Go. Her second album, Under My Skin, was released in 2004 and was her first album to peak at #1 on the U.S. Billboard 200 , eventually selling more than 10 million copies worldwide. The Best Damn Thing, Lavigne’s third album, was released in 2007. This album gave Lavigne her third #1 album in the UK Albums Chart and featured her first U.S. Billboard Hot 100 single, "Girlfriend". Lavigne has scored a total of five #1 singles worldwide, including "Complicated", "Sk8er Boi", "I'm with You", "My Happy Ending" and "Girlfriend". Lavigne has sold more than 30 million copies of her albums worldwide and is currently one of the top-selling artists releasing albums in the U.S., with over 10.25 million copies certified by the RIAA. Billboard named Lavigne the #10 pop artist of the 2000s, and she was listed as the 28th overall best act of the decade based on album sales, chart success, and cultural relativity in the U.S.
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is a fragrance
by Canadian singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne
. The line includes, besides the 10ml, 15ml, 30ml, 50ml and 100ml eau de parfum, a shower gel, a body lotion, and a spray deodorant.
A mini shower gel comes exclusively with a Black Star gift set available in the UK, and in the German/Dutch giftset a 50ml body lotion is also included. The fragrance was announced via Lavigne's official website on March 7, 2009. The fragrance contains notes of pink hibiscus, black plum and dark chocolate.
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The Best Damn Thing is the third studio album by Canadian pop punk singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne, released on April 13, 2007. According to the IFPI, The Best Damn Thing was the fourth top-selling album worldwide and Sony BMG's top-selling album of 2007. The album was certified 1x platinum by the RIAA on June 15, 2007 and has sold over 6 million copies worldwide by May 2010. The explicit versions of the album were Lavigne's first to receive a Parental Advisory label, shown on the limited and deluxe editions.
The album was Lavigne's third consecutive #1 album in the UK Albums Chart and her second on the U.S. Billboard 200, as well as reaching the #1 spot in several other countries. The first single released from the album, "Girlfriend", gave Lavigne her first U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #1 hit. Four singles were officially released from The Best Damn Thing, as well as the soundtrack single for the 2006 film Eragon, "Keep Holding On".
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Avril Lavigne during her promotional tour for Under My Skin in Vancouver, 2004.