Life and career — Childhood Lavigne was born in at Belleville, Ontario , Canada. Her father bought her a microphone, a drum kit, a keyboard, and several guitars, and converted their basement into a studio; following his own love for music Jean-Claude led the family to church at Third Day Worship Center in Kingston, Ontario , where he often played bass. When Lavigne was 14 years old, her parents took her to karaoke sessions. She also began writing her own songs.
Her first song was called "Can't Stop Thinking About You", about a teenage crush, which she described as "cheesy cute".
Early performances and record deal In , Lavigne won a radio contest to perform with the Canadian singer Shania Twain at the Corel Centre in Ottawa, before an audience of 20, people. He invited her to contribute vocals on his song, "Touch the Sky", for his album, Quinte Spirit. In December , Lavigne was discovered by her first professional manager, Cliff Fabri, while singing country covers at a Chapters bookstore in Kingston, Ontario. Lavigne was noticed by Arista Records during a trip to New York.
Having signed a record deal, and with support from her parents, she left school to focus on her music career. They spent several months in New York working with different co-writers, trying to forge an individual sound for her. Sarubin told HitQuarters that they initially struggled; although early collaborations with songwriter-producers including Sabelle Breer, Curt Frasca and Peter Zizzo resulted in some good songs, they did not match her or her voice.
It was only when Lavigne then went to Los Angeles in May and created two songs with The Matrix production team—including " Complicated ", later released as her debut single—that the record company felt she had made a major breakthrough.
Lavigne worked further with The Matrix and also with singer-songwriter Cliff Magness. Recording of Lavigne's debut album, Let Go , finished in January It peaked at number one in Australia, Canada, and the UK—this made Lavigne, at 17 years old, the youngest female soloist to have a number-one album on the UK Albums Chart at that time.
Lavigne said that Under My Skin proved her credentials as a songwriter, saying that "each song comes from a personal experience of mine, and there are so much[sic] emotions in those songs". In the US, it was a top ten entry on the Billboard Hot and became a number-one pop radio hit. The third single, " Nobody's Home ", did not manage to make the top 40 in the US and performed moderately elsewhere.
In late , Lavigne embarked on her first world tour, the year-long Bonez Tour. The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry ranked "Girlfriend" as the most-downloaded track worldwide in , selling 7. Her concert on 29 August was thought that it would promote wrong values ahead of Malaysia's independence day on 31 August. She recorded a song for its soundtrack, " Alice ", which was played over the end credits and included on the soundtrack album Almost Alice. It was also produced by Martin.
Sixth studio album On 25 December , Lavigne announced via her Instagram account that she was working on new music. The decision, she said, was her own. Although her years of experience in making music videos was to her advantage, Lavigne admitted her experience in singing removed any fear of performing on camera. She specifically mentioned that the video "Nobody's Home" involved the most "acting".
The main characters bump into her backstage at the MuchMusic Video Awards  after her performance of "Losing Grip". In November , after going through an audition to land the role, Lavigne travelled to New Mexico  to film a single scene in the film, The Flock. Gere gave Lavigne acting tips between takes. She voiced the character Heather, a Virginia opossum. Recording the characters' voices was devoid of interaction with other actors. Lavigne stated, "All the actors went in individually, and [director] Tim and [screenwriter Karey ] and directors were there with me every time I went in, and they made it go so smoothly; they made me feel comfortable That was the interesting part, going in by yourself, with no one else to kind of feed off of.
It's hard to be running or falling down the stairs and have to make those sounds come out of your mouth but keep your body still. Lavigne felt honoured to be able to attend and was proud of her work. When asked if she would pursue her film career, she stated that she wanted to take her time and wait for the "right parts and the right movies. I wouldn't just want to throw myself into a big part. The results were determined by comparing salary, Internet hits, TV mentions, and press hits.
It is produced by Kohl's , which is the brand's exclusive US retailer. Named after Lavigne's childhood nickname, Abbey Dawn is designed by Lavigne herself. Lavigne, who wore some of the clothes and jewellery from her line at various concerts before its official launch, pointed out that she was not merely licensing her name to the collection. What's really important to me is that everything fits well and is well-made, so I try everything on and approve it all.
I design things I [can't] find. The fragrance was announced on Lavigne's official website on 7 March Black Star, which features notes of pink hibiscus, black plum and dark chocolate, was released in summer in Europe, and later in the US and Canada.
Like boys, like dating or relationships". It's not like some personal thing I'm going through. All the songs are very emotional". I write for myself and hope that my fans like what I have to say. She said "I am a writer, and I won't accept people trying to take that away from me", adding that she had been writing "full-structured songs" since she was The songwriting trio the Matrix, with whom Lavigne wrote songs for her debut album, claimed that they were the main songwriters of Lavigne's singles "Complicated", " Sk8er Boi " and " I'm with You ".
Lavigne denied this, asserting that she was the primary songwriter for every song on the album, saying that "6284one of those songs aren't from me". It has the same chord progressions as ten different Blink songs, the standard changes you'd find in a Sum 41 song.
It's the Sex Pistols , not the Rubinoos. Lavigne's close friend and guitarist, Evan Taubenfeld , said, "It's a very touchy subject to a lot of people, but the point is that Avril isn't punk, but she never really pretended to claim to come from that scene.
She had pop punk music and the media ended up doing the rest". I like an aggressive music, but pretty enough heavy pop-rock, which is what I really do. She has received a total of awards and nominations. The album Let Go reached number one in its 18th chart week.