Avril Lavigne is a Canadian singer and songwriter whose debut album, “Let Go,” went 6x platinum, and was nominated for eight Grammy Awards. She has sold over 40 million albums and more than 50 million singles worldwide, making her the third-best-selling Canadian female artist of all time, behind Shania Twain and Celine Dion. Her debut single, “Complicated”, won her the MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist in a Video in 2002. Outside music, she provided the voice of Heather in the 2006 animated film Over the Hedge, and made her screen acting debut in the 2006 American-British drama film, Fast Food Nation. Born Avril Ramona Lavigne on September 27, 1984 in Belleville, Ontario, Canada, to parents Judith-Rosanne Loshaw and Jean-Claude Lavigne, she spent most of her growing years in Napanee, Ontario. She is the middle child of three, with an older brother named Matthew and younger sister named Michelle. She is of French-Canadian descent on her father”s side, and of English, Scottish, and German descent on her mother”s side. She began singing at the age of 2 and, signed with Arista Records in 2000. She was married to Deryck Whibley from 2006 to 2010 and Chad Kroeger from 2013 to 2015.
Avril Ramona Lavigne Personal Details
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Avril Ramona Lavigne
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27 September 1984
Belleville, Ontario, Canada
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Singer, Songwriter, Actress
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Avril Ramona Lavigne Family Details
Michelle Lavigne (Younger Sister), Matthew Lavigne (Older Brother)
Chad Kroeger (m. 2013â€“2015), Deryck Whibley (m. 2006â€“2010)
Avril Ramona Lavigne Body Measurements
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34-24-33 in (87-61-84 cm)
24 inches (61 cm)
33 inches (84 cm)
Avril Ramona Lavigne Distinctive Features
Avril Ramona Lavigne Education
She dropped out of high school after the 11th grade when she secured a record deal.She dropped out of high school after the 11th grade when she secured a record deal.
Avril Ramona Lavigne Brand Endorsements
She signed an endorsement deal with Canon Canada in 2008 to promote their Rebel digital SLR cameras and ELPH compact point and shoot cameras.
Best Known For
She got much attention after getting her single â€œGirlfriendâ€ at no. 1 position at U.S. Billboard Hot 100. Some of her other singles, which got worldwide attention are – Complicated, Sk8er Boi, Iâ€™m with You, My Happy Ending, Nobodyâ€™s Home.
Lavigneâ€™s debut album was â€œLet Goâ€ released on June 4, 2002. It consists of 13 tracks plus 1 Japanese bonus track, making a total of 14 tracks. The total length of the album songs is exactly 48:41 minutes. It was certified as Diamond in Canada, 7x Platinum in Australia, 6x Platinum in the US, etc.
Canadian teen / comedy film, released in 2004, named Going the Distance. She had a cameo role in this film, as she sang a song titled â€œLosing Gripâ€ from her debut album â€œLet Goâ€.
First TV Show
Avril appeared on the American sitcom Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, based on the Archie comic book series of the same name. She had a cameo role as herself in 2002. She featured the song â€œSk8er Boiâ€ (no. 1 single worldwide) in that show.
Gregory Joujon-Roche has worked with Avril Lavigne who says that always focus on yourself. She insists on doing only that things which can make an individual full of joy. But, this doesnâ€™t mean that Lavigne would not focus on her workouts and diets. Earlier, she indulged herself into junk food mostly and destroyed her body shape. Now, she still eats pastries and other fast food but only occasionally, and mainly intakes proteins, fiber, vitamins in the form of vegetables, eggs, low-calorie fruits, etc.
Avril Lavigne Favorite Things
Favorite Food – Pizza
Favorite Colors – Black, and red
Favorite Song – Iris by the Goo Goo Dolls
Favorite Band – Goo Goo Dolls, Third Eye Blind
Avril Ramona Lavigne Interesting Facts
*She was born on September 27, 1984 in Belleville, Ontario, Canada. *She began singing in church at the age of 2. *She taught herself the guitar at age 12. *She released her debut album, Let Go” on June 4, 2002. *Her hit single “Complicated”, peaked at #1 in Australia and #2 in the US. *She has dual citizenship of Canadian and French. *She was named #74 in the 2011 FHM list of “100 Sexiest Women in the World”. *She is a fan of American rapper Eminem. *She launched the clothing line Abbey Dawn in July 2008. *Visit her official website: www.avrillavigne.com