Avril Ramona Lavigne was born 27th September 1984 is a Canadian singer-songwriter, fashion designer, actress, and philanthropist. She was born in Belleville, Ontario, but she grew up in a small town, Napanee.
Her first album, Let Go, made her the youngest female soloist to reach No. 1 in the UK. By 2009, over 16 million copies of her album had been sold worldwide. Her single, "Complicated", was on the top of the charts in many countries around the world, as did the album Let Go. In 2004, she brought out her second album, Under My Skin. It sold more than 10 million copies worldwide. The Best Damn Thing, Lavigne’s third album, was released in 2007. After the release of "Girlfriend", she has scored a total of five No. 1 singles worldwide, including "Complicated", "Sk8er Boi", "I'm with You", "My Happy Ending" and "Girlfriend". With more than 30 million copies of her albums sold worldwide, she is currently one of the top-selling artists releasing albums in the U.S. Her fourth studio album, Goodbye Lullaby, was released in March 2011. Three months after the release of Goodbye Lullaby, she began working on her fifth album.
Avril Lavigne didn’t only record music, she started acting and designing clothes and perfumes. She voiced a character 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, she introduced her clothing line, Abbey Dawn, and in 2009, she released her first perfume, Black Star, which was followed by her second perfume, Forbidden Rose, in 2010. In July 2006, Avril married her boyfriend of two years, Deryck Whibley, lead singer and guitarist for Sum 41. The marriage lasted a little over three years, and in October 2009, she filed for divorce. Whibley and Avril 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.
Avril Lavigne is my favourite singer. I love her voice and I believe she has a unique sense of style. She’s very talented and so pretty! Her songs are fantastic, too! I admire her and I look up to her.