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Avril Lavigne

Avril Lavigne


Famous as :


Birth Name :

Avril Ramona Lavigne

Birth Date :

September 27, 1984

Birth Place :

Belleville, Ontario, Canada

Spouse :

Deryck Whibley (Sum 41 lead vocalist, 15-Jul-06 - Sep 2009), Chad Kroeger (Nickelback frontman, since 1-Jul-13)

Claim to fame :

Single "Complicated" (2002)


Renown singer and songwriter Avril Lavigne was born Avril Ramona Lavigne in Napanee, Ontario, Canada, on September 27, 1984, to Judy and John Lavigne, whom both are French-Canadians. She is the mid child in the family, in which she has an older brother, Matthew and a younger sister, Michelle. During her childhood, Avril grew up singing country music and in a church choir and taught herself to play guitar since 12-years-old. She had also started to write her own songs, which was written every time she got home and mainly talks about what happened to her that day. Later she explored more of her skills by joining many talent shows and left her hometown when she was 16 years old.

Avril finally won a competition in a radio contest that allowed her to travel to Ontario and sing with Country legend Shania Twain. Over the next couple of years she tried to make the U.S. recording industry to take notice on her music, but it wasn't until she was in New York at age 16 that she was signed to Arista records. Things began to roll when an Arista employee was so impressed with her music that he returned with his CEO to hear her sang. Once signed to the major label, she immediately dropped out of high school after 11th grade and moved to New York to begin work on her debut album. Unfortunately, it didn't work the way she hoped. Her time in New York was short-lived as she failed to meet her approval, and eventually moved to Los Angeles, California. From there, Avril eventually moved to the west coast to work with producer/songwriter Cliff Magness, and with more secured input, the two of them worked on compositions for her debut record. The fruit of her partnership and hard work with Cliff was apparent in early 2002 when her debut single ''Complicated'' was released in North America.

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Video: Avril Lavigne Tears Up as She Talks About Her Battle With Lyme Disease

June 29, 2015 20:47:50 GMT

couldn't contain her emotions when opening up about her struggle with Lyme disease in an interview with ABC. "I literally became bedridden last October," she recalled. "I was in Los Angeles, and it was literally the worst time of my life."

Avril Lavigne Debuts Music Video for Special Olympics Song 'Fly'

April 17, 2015 01:52:25 GMT

After taking a long break due to Lyme disease, is back with new music. The singer debuted on Thursday, April 16 "Fly" which she wrote for the Avril Lavigne Foundation that supports youth with severe illness and disability.

Avril Lavigne Reveals Her Struggle With Lyme Disease

April 01, 2015 16:41:55 GMT

opens up on her health struggle. The singer reveals that she was diagnosed with a severe case of Lyme disease last year after falling ill when she was in Las Vegas to celebrate her 30th birthday. "I had no idea a bug bite could do this," she said. "I was bedridden for five months."

Music Video Premiere: Avril Lavigne's 'Give You What You Like'

February 11, 2015 01:57:55 GMT

finally returns with the official music video for her new single, "Give You What You Like". The song, which appears on her 2013 self-titled album, will also be featured in the upcoming Lifetime movie "".

Avril Lavigne Shoots Down 'Hilarious' Rehab Rumors

December 24, 2014 06:32:31 GMT

has shot down rumors which claimed she has been in rehab. The "My Happy Ending" songstress took to Twitter on Tuesday evening, December 23 to set the record straight, calling the rumors "hilarious."

Avril Lavigne Tells Fan She's 'Having Some Health Issues'

December 10, 2014 01:43:34 GMT

is experiencing "some health issues." During a DM exchange with a fan on Twitter on Sunday, December 7, the "Complicated" hitmaker asked a fan to "keep me in your prayers."

Chad Kroeger Calls Avril Lavigne Split Rumor 'Amusing'

November 07, 2014 07:05:20 GMT

Chad Kroeger laughs off rumor of him splitting from after one year of marriage. The member shares in a new interview with ET Canada that he finds the break-up story "amusing."

Avril Lavigne Celebrates Birthday Without Chad Kroeger Amid Marriage Problem Rumors

September 29, 2014 07:49:07 GMT

celebrated her 30th birthday over the weekend without her husband Chad Kroeger. The "When You're Gone" hitmaker had fun at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas alongside some female friends on Saturday, September 27 to celebrate her birthday.

Avril Lavigne and Husband Chad Kroeger Heading to Splitville

September 17, 2014 21:42:11 GMT

and Chad Kroeger's marriage is reportedly on the rocks after a little more than a year. A source tells E! News that the couple has been "fighting a lot" and that "they're having a lot of issues."

Avril Lavigne Shows Off 17-Carat Diamond Ring From Chad Kroeger

August 01, 2014 07:12:56 GMT

got a stunning gift from her husband Chad Kroeger to celebrate their first wedding anniversary. The "Girlfriend" singer took to Twitter on July 31 to share a sweet photo of her cuddling her rocker husband and showing off her new 17-carat diamond ring.

Avril Lavigne Sues Concert Streaming Company Over Unpaid NYC Gig

July 19, 2014 04:42:40 GMT

is suing live concert streaming company 2VLive over unpaid gig, TMZ repots. The Canadian superstar has filed a lawsuit against the company in Los Angeles, claiming they owe her $375,000 for a gig she did last year.

Avril Lavigne Denies Her 'Hello Kitty' Music Video Is Racist

April 24, 2014 15:38:47 GMT

laughs off allegation that her colorful "Hello Kitty" music video which is set in Tokyo and features Asian females as backup dancers is racist. Contrary to what some of the critics said, the Canadian singer insists that she meant it as an homage.

Avril Lavigne's 'Hello Kitty' Video Removed Amidst Racism Issues

April 24, 2014 00:46:51 GMT

's new music video "Hello Kitty" was yanked out of YouTube not long after its premiere on Tuesday, April 22. It has sparked controversy for its Asian images that are deemed racist but a representative of the singer said the reason of the video's removal was not it.

Avril Lavigne Debuts Cute 'Hello Kitty' Music Video

April 22, 2014 09:06:35 GMT

has debuted the music video for her track called "Hello Kitty". The colorful clip features the pop/rock singer sporting a black top and a cute skirt as she shows off some dance moves alongside four dancers in a room packed with girlie stuff.

Avril Lavigne's Alleged Demo of Kelly Clarkson's 'Breakaway' Emerges Online

April 02, 2014 09:07:22 GMT

An alleged demo version of 's "Breakaway" has landed online in full. The high-quality leaked demo features the pop/rock star singing the song which became a huge hit after being performed by "" winner as a soundtrack of 2004 movie "".

Miley Cyrus Wrestles and Calls Avril Lavigne B**ch in April Fools Video

April 02, 2014 00:06:01 GMT

and were engaged in a playful scuffle over the title of the most famous star in Canada. In celebration of April Fools' Day, Cyrus posted a short video on Instagram of her calling Lavigne "dumb f**kin' b**ch".

Backstreet Boys Announces North American Tour With Avril Lavigne as Supporter

March 15, 2014 05:13:50 GMT

' "In a World Like This" tour has been extended. During an appearance on "" on Friday, March 14, the boyband announced that they would hit the road again this summer.

Avril Lavigne and Marilyn Manson's 'Bad Girl' Emerges Online

October 29, 2013 06:05:28 GMT

When the full tracklist of 's forthcoming self-titled album arrived, it was revealed that the pop/rock songstress had enlisted for a duet song. The collaboration track called "Bad Girl" has now hit the web.

Avril Lavigne Unveils 'Let Me Go' Music Video Ft. Chad Kroeger

October 16, 2013 09:11:39 GMT

has released the music video for her collaboration with husband Chad Kroeger, "Let Me Go". The five-minute gothic clip opens with the Canadian singer singing about her former lover while playing the piano in a huge mansion.

Avril Lavigne Debuts 'Let Me Go' Featuring Chad Kroeger

October 08, 2013 02:31:24 GMT

Following the release of "Here's to Never Growing Up" and "Rock N Roll", debuts "Let Me Go", the third single off her forthcoming self-titled fifth studio album due on November 5. The four-and-a-half-minute track features 's frontman Chad Kroeger whom the pop-rock singer wed last July.

Avril Lavigne Announces Self-Titled Album Release Date, Unveils Tracklist

September 06, 2013 06:27:35 GMT

's self-titled album, "", has finally got a release date. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the Canadian singer's fifth studio album is now slated to arrive on November 5 via Epic Records and will be available for pre-order beginning September 24.

Avril Lavigne Gets Animated in 'Rock N Roll' Music Video

August 20, 2013 09:34:03 GMT

In less than a month after filming in Palmdale, California, pop-rock star comes out with the music video for her forthcoming new music video "Rock N Roll". The Max Martin-produced track, co-written by Lavigne's new hubby Chad Kroeger of , is the second single off her upcoming fifth studio album set to be released later this year.

Avril Lavigne Shares Photos From 'Rock N Roll' Music Video Shoot

July 26, 2013 07:58:31 GMT

Pop-rock star posted photos of herself on Twitter today. In the images, she's featured dressing in an army green corset top, heavily-buckled platform boots and an army helmet, and wearing strings of bullets around her torso and on her waist. The look was apparently for her forthcoming new music video "Rock N Roll", which started filming on Thursday, July 25 in Palmdale, California.

Avril Lavigne Releases New Single 'Rock N Roll'

July 19, 2013 03:42:40 GMT

has premiered her new single, "Rock N Roll", on her new website. Produced by Max Martin, the upbeat song was co-penned by Avril, Chad Kroeger, David Hodges, Richard Goransson, Jacob Hindlin and Peter Svensson.

Pictures of Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger's Wedding Surface

July 03, 2013 02:40:33 GMT

A first look at and her new husband Chad Kroeger is revealed in a series of candid pictures taken by paparazzi. Obtained by X17Online via PopSugar, the photos give a sneak peek at the couple heading hand in hand to their wedding rehearsal and having a toast with their guests after saying their "I dos."

Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger Officially Married on Canada Day

July 02, 2013 15:51:09 GMT

is officially Mrs. Kroeger, for real this time. Multiple news outlets confirm that the "Goodbye Lullaby" singer tied the knot with her rocker fiance Chad Kroeger on July 1 in the South of France at Chateau La Napoule in Mandelieu.

Avril Lavigne and Chad Kroeger Hold 'Wedding Party' in France

June 30, 2013 15:28:27 GMT

and Chad Kroeger are celebrating their love in France with family and friends. The rocker couple was reported tying the knot in Cannes this past weekend, but a source clarifies to Us Weekly that it was just "a wedding party" they threw to kick off the actual ceremony that will be held Monday, July 1.

PSY, Demi Lovato, Avril Lavigne Perform at the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards

June 17, 2013 06:26:13 GMT

, and were among other performers who hit the stage at the 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards on Sunday, June 16. South Korean Rapper PSY, who also served as a host at the event, appeared on the stage in a white sequined tuxedo vest and sunglasses as he led the crowd to sing and dance to his hit, "Gangnam Style".

Taylor Swift, Demi Lovato, Avril Lavigne Stun at 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards

June 17, 2013 04:07:56 GMT

Stars were dressed to kill at 2013 MuchMusic Video Awards. At the annual event held on Sunday evening, June 16, at MuchMusic HQ in Toronto, , and dressed in their best style to steal the spotlight.

Avril Lavigne and The Wanted Perform on 'Dancing with the Stars'

May 15, 2013 07:38:12 GMT

Pop-rock star appeared on the monumental 300th episode of the hit TV celebrity dancing competition "" on Tuesday, May 14, to perform her new single "Here's to Never Growing Up". The "Sk8ter Boi" singer, who first performed on the "DWTS" stage back in 2007, returned to the show to sing her latest hit, which debuted at No. 1 in 22 countries, said the program's co-host during the short introduction.

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