Avril Lavigne (full name Avril Ramona Lavigne-Whibley) was born on 27th September, 1984 in Canada. Her credentials include a Grammy nomination. She has sols over 26 million albums worldwide. Avril Lavigne has ranked as the number 7 most powerful Canadian in Hollywood has to her fame of selling over 26 million albums worldwide. Avril Lavigne was ranked 7th most powerful Canadian in Hollywood by Canadian Business Magazine.
Avril Lavigne was born in Canada in the town of Belleville in Ontario. Her father John is French born and her mother Judy is French-Canadian. Both her parents being Catholic, Avril Lavigne enjoyed a Catholic upbringing. Her music carrier got an early start when at the tender age of two she accompanied her mother in the church choir. At the age of five, her family moved to Nappanee, Ontario.
In 1998, Avril Lavigne took part in her first singing competition/concert tour along with fellow Canadian singer Shania Twain. While performing at a bookstore in Kingston, Ontario, she was spotted by her first manager. Folk singer Steve Medd spotted her while performing at the Lennox Community Theatre. He invited her to sing his song titled “Touch the Sky” along with him on stage. Avril Lavigne continued to collaborate with him on his next two albums. She signed her first record deal at the age of sixteen with Arista Records.
In June, 2002, Avril Lavige released her album titled “Let Go” in the United States. The CD became number 2 on the U.S. charts and number one in Canada, Australia and the U.K. She became the youngest solo singer to have a number one album in the U.K. In 2004, she released “Under My Skin.” The CD became number one in a number of coutries such as United States, United Kingdom, Spain, Germany, Australia, Mexico, Argentina, Thailand, Hong Kong, Ireland and Japan. Almost five hundred thousand copies were sold in the United States the first week alone.
In 2007, Avril Lavige released her third album titled “The Damn Thing.” This CD enjoyed a similar degree of success becoming number on the U.S. charts. The first single “Girlfriend” hit the Billboard 100 in the number one position. This track was also recorded in a number of languages besides English.
Avril Lavigne’s motion picture carrier got its start with the animated feature “Over the Hedge.” She also had a role in Richard Gere’s film titled “The Flock” where she plays the girlfriend of the prime suspect.
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