Avril Lavigne

Avril Lavigne, a Canadian singer and songwriter, was born on September 27, 1984, in Belleville.

Since her childhood, Avril dreamt about becoming a singer and her parents supported her wish in every possible way. She sang in karaoke, performed at rural fairs and at 14, the girl wrote her first song. In 1998, the future singer won at a radio competition and received a chance to perform together with Shania Twain. In 2000, Avril signed a contract with Arista Records after its head Antonio “L.A.” Reid was impressed by her audition. In 2002, she released her debut album “Let Go”, which was certified four-times platinum by the RIAA. Her first single was “Complicated”. The singer was called Best New Artist at 2002 MTV Video Music Awards, got Juno and World Music awards and was nominated for 8 Grammies.

In 2004, her second album “Under My Skin” was introduced. Moreover, Avril Lavigne wrote the theme song for “The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie” and became a co-author of song “Breakaway” by Kelly Clarkson, which became a soundtrack to “The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement”. In 2006, she sang at the closing ceremony of the 2006 Winter Olympics in Turin and wrote a soundtrack to “Eragon” movie. In 2010, she performed at Vancouver Winter Olympics closing ceremony.

Besides her music career, Avril also deals with design and cinema. In 2008, she presented her own clothing line “Abbey Down”. In 2009, her first fragrance, Black Star, was presented. Her first TV role was the one in an episode of “Sabrina, the Teenage Witch”, where Lavigne performed with her group. She debuted in a feature film in 2006, when she was voicing a character from “Over the Hedge”.

In 2006, the singer got married to Deryck Whibley, but in 2010, they got divorced. In 2013, Avril became a wife of Canadian rocker Chad Kroeger. In 2015, she announced about their separation.