(1984 - ) Canadian-French singer, songwriter, and actress
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AI generated biography of Avril Lavigne
Avril Lavigne is a Canadian singer-songwriter who rose to fame in 2002 with her debut album Let Go. Born on September 27, 1984 in Belleville, Ontario, Lavigne has sold over 40 million records worldwide. She has released five studio albums and is well known for her hit singles "Complicated," "Sk8er Boi," "I'm With You," and "Girlfriend."
Lavigne's childhood in a small town was an important influence on her music, as she was exposed to country music and the outdoors. When she was 17, Lavigne moved to New York City to pursue her music career. During this time, she wrote songs with professional songwriters and eventually signed a record deal with Arista Records. Her debut album, Let Go, was released in 2002 and was an immediate success. It sold more than 16 million copies worldwide and was certified five-times platinum in the United States. Its lead single, "Complicated," was a massive international hit and made Lavigne the youngest female solo artist to ever have a number one album in the United Kingdom.
Lavigne's follow-up album, Under My Skin, was released in 2004 and was even more successful than its predecessor. It sold more than 12 million copies worldwide and featured the hit singles "My Happy Ending," "Nobody's Home," and "Don't Tell Me." Her third album, The Best Damn Thing, was released in 2007 and featured her biggest hit to date, "Girlfriend." The album was certified three-times platinum in the United States and spawned four singles. It was followed by Goodbye Lullaby in 2011, which featured the single "What the Hell," and her fifth album, Avril Lavigne, in 2013.
Lavigne has also released several EPs, including The Acoustic EP, which featured acoustic versions of her hit singles, as well as two live albums. In addition to her music career, Lavigne has also ventured into acting, designing clothing and accessories, and philanthropy. She has been involved with several charities, including Make-A-Wish Foundation and Erase MS, and has also been an advocate for animal rights. In 2014, she was inducted into the Canadian Music Hall of Fame.
Avril Lavigne continues to be a successful and influential star in the music industry. She has sold over 40 million records worldwide and has won numerous awards, including 8 Juno Awards and 5 MTV Video Music Awards. She has been cited by Billboard as one of the top-selling artists of the 2000s, and her music has been praised by critics for its combination of pop, rock, punk, and alternative influences.
Avril Lavigne has become an international superstar, and her influence in the music industry has been immense. She has inspired countless young artists, and her music has helped to define a generation. Her music continues to be beloved by fans all over the world.