Lives of rich and famous are something that always keeps us interested and makes us dig for more. Every celebrity has its unique road to success and we always desire to find out how they got to the point in life they are right now.
In today’s text we will talk about a famous Canadian singer Avril Lavigne who was the top singer of the 2000s.
Avril Lavigne was born in Nappanee, a town in Ontario (Canada) on September 27, 1984 (she is 35 years old). His childhood was marked by his interest in music. She grew up in small Nappanee, where she sang in church and local festivals. Already at 2 years old, she received from her mother the nickname “singing bird.
At age 13, in 1998, the girl won a radio station and had the opportunity to perform alongside Shania Twain to 20 thousand people. From then on Lavigne did not stop
Avril went on to make small presentations at cattle exhibitions. Country and gospel styles have greatly influenced your music. He learned to play guitar incorporating Rock into his musical style. The first big show was at the age of 13, when it won a local radio contest and shared the stage with singer Shania Twain, a country singer, for an audience of 20,000 people.
At the age of 14 he began writing his own songs. At the age of 15, she moved to New York and then went to Los Angeles, where he signed a contract with Arista Records, which resulted in the album “Let Go” (2002), a sales hit that earned him eight Grammy nominations. Avril left the school and was sent by her parents to New York, where she worked with L.A. Reid.
Cliff Magness and The Matrix, great songwriters and music producers. Although of the pressure to follow the country or the pop, she knew well what she wanted: rock. AND it was done.
Her dream was to dedicate herself fully to the world of the music. She participated in the choirs of her church, worked as an animator at festivals and even made country music in competitions, until she was discovered by Antonio “LA” Red, the producer of Pink, who got her a contract with Arista Records. At age 16, he moved to Manhattan and began working on his first album.
Avril Lavigne was considered one of the Billboard 200’s most famous artists. Her second album “Under My Skin” was released in 2004. In 2006 she married Derych Whibley, lead singer of the band Sun 41.
In 2007 she released “The Best Damn Thing”. In 2008 Avril Lavigne released her label to Abbey Dawm (her childhood nickname). In 2009 he launched his Black Star perfume. That same year he announced his divorce.
Things at the beginning did not go well for Avril Lavigne. Although he lived practically in the studio during this stay in New York, her efforts were not productive. They even offered to hire lyricists to do part of the work, but she refused that offer.
Considering that a change of scenery would be beneficial for her work, Avril Lavigne moved to Los Angeles, where her genius soon began to create the songs that would make up her first album, “Let Go”. The album was a real success between the critics and the public, although part of the success is due to the producer and musician Clif Magnoss, who collaborated actively in the work of Avril.
At that time, Avril Lavigne was 17 years old. The album “Let Go” sold more than 14 million copies worldwide and was nominated for 8 Grammy awards.
At the end of 2003, a live album by Avril Lavigne appeared, “My World”, which included a version of the Green Day Basket case as unpublished. Also included is a version of “Knocking ‘on heaven’s door” by Bob Dylan.
Two years after her debut, Avril Lavigne publishes her second studio album, titled “Under my skin”. For this work, Avril Lavigne counted on the collaboration of numerous people known in the world of music, among which Chantal Kreviazuk, Ben Moody (ex-guitarist of Evanescence), Butch Walker and Evan Taubenfeld stand out. Of that disc the subjects were extracted Do not Tell Me, My Happy Ending, Nobody’s Home, He was not and Fall To Pieces.
Avril Lavigne’s third album is titled “The Best Damn Thing”, and appeared published on April 17, 2007. The first single extracted from the album was “Girlfriend”. For this new work, Avril Lavigne has counted on the collabs with Deryck Whibley, Butch Walker, Travis Barker, (battery of Plus 44, former blink-182) and Rob Cavallo. Avril together with Dr. Luke worked on this album’s production.
Canadian singer and songwriter Avril Lavigne has just released a single titled “Dumb Blonde”, for which she has had the collaboration of rapper Nicki Minaj. It is a theme that will be part of Avril Lavigne’s upcoming album that will appear throughout this year and will be entitled “Head Above Water”.
Avril Lavigne has been presenting some advances of what will be her new work and in which she will see a singer very different from the one we are used to, with a more mature and radical image.
According to Lavigne herself, “Dumb Blonde was written as a hymn to anyone who has been stereotyped or spoken of badly, so that he can maintain his confidence and not let anyone tell him how it should be.”
Other songs already presented on Avril Lavigne’s new album are the one titled “Warrior”, a song dedicated to human overcoming, in reference to her hard experience battling against Lyme disease. Another theme of the new album, “Love Me Insane”, is about the need to take risks again after a failed relationship.
Five years after the last album by Avril Lavigne (“Avril Lavigne”, 2003), and when we already doubted if she would have retired, the Canadian singer has reappeared to announce the imminent release of a new album, which will be released this next month of September.
The album Let Go, released in June 2002, brought the name Avril Lavigne to the world of success. The recording sold more than 18 million copies worldwide all and earned 8 Grammy nominations for the 17-year-old. The song Complicated was the first single and became the hymn of a generation.
Was when Lavigne became one of the teen icons of the era and the girls adopted the drained hair and the ties. Sk8er Boi, more agitated, rebellious and defiant, also gave voice to the girls, and followed the track of successes of the album. The third single, I’m With You, infected Brazil and the world with its captivating and the Let Go era was closed by the Losing Grip single, heavier it’s personal.
Let Go also brought great songs like Tomorrow and Things I’ll Never Say, plus the brilliant cover of Knockin ‘On Heaven’s Door, recorded for raise funds for child victims of war. Avril traveled around the world in 2003 with his Try To Shut Me Up Tour, and for six months he part of the planet releasing their debut album.
In 2004, the Canadian released Under My Skin, her second album, More Rock and then the previous one. Touched by dramatic songs like Take Me Away and Together, Avril’s favorite on CD, the recording confirmed what the album Avril came to stay.
With very personal lyrics, guitars more present and more introspective style, Under My Skin sold 14 million copies all over the planet. Many of the lyrics are based on actual experiences of Avril, as Slipped Away, written in memory of the singer’s late grandfather.
The first single was Do not Tell Me, a strong and powerful band, followed by My Happy Ending, one of Lavigne’s most successful singles. Nobody’s Home was another song that became a hit in Brazil and in the world.
And the era Under My Skin was closed with a golden key for the single He was not, animated and rebellious. The tour of the album was divided into two parts: Bonez Tour – Eyes, 2004, and The Bonez Tour, 2005, which brought Avril to Brazil for the first – and so far, only – time. 2006 was another very important year in Avril’s career.
In 2007, Avril released The Best Damn Thing, her album, according to herself, more “fast, fun, young, bratty, aggressive, arrogant and dancing”. Her hit Girlfriend brought a different Avril than everything she had ever done: with choreographies, dancers and lots of pink.
Following the sequence of singles, Hot brought an Avril more daring and provocative and maintained the success of the CD with excellent bandages especially in European countries. Finally, the title track The Best Damn Thing, last single, did not get good placements on Brazilian radio stations, despite do well in certain countries in particular.
The tour to promote this CD was The Best Damn Tour, the biggest production of the singer’s career: a tour with a group of dancers, banners, screens, clothes and lots of energy.
In 2008, the singer invested in fashion and launched her label Abbey Dawn, her nickname of childhood, given by his father. With just over two years, the brand has store shelves in the United States and Canada and has its own store in the Japan.
In addition to designing clothes, Avril designs accessories, handbags, watches, swimwear and a children’s section of the brand. In 2009, it proved more once his professional versatility when launching his first perfume, Black Star, sales success across Europe.
There is no doubt that Avril certainly made her impact on the music industry and her estimated net worth is therefore around 50$ million. Most of her money comes from her albums, songs and performances but also from various real estates she owns. This young singer invested wisely in the beginning of her career which made her wealthy as she is today.
Avril Lavigne, being one of the leading singers of the 200s, was often linked to many famous men. From the age of 19, she dated Sum 41 vocalist Deryck Whibley and the couple married in 2006. The couple was engaged since 2004. The ceremony was very traditional and counted with the presence of only close family and friends.
At the end of the year the singer released the promotional single Keep Holding On for the film Eragon. Although there was no video clip of the disclosure was minimal, the song had a good performance on charts around the world.
In September of 2009, Canadian divorced her husband, claiming “irreconcilable differences”; but the couple remains until today very friendly. In early 2010, Avril joined the soundtrack to the movie Alice in Wonderland. While working at Disney in an Abbey Dawn collection special for the film, she was enchanted with the universe created by Tim Burton and simply asked to write to the compilation.
After her failed marriage, Avril dated Brody Jenner but the couple broke up in 2012. After that relationship, she started dating Nickleback’s lead singer Chad Kroeger, but the relationship ended in 2015.
Avril told her fans in 2014 that she had contracted Lyme disease, an infection that is transmitted to humans through certain ticks and that can affect the skin and nervous system.
Well, it seems that already completely recovered from this disease, Avril Lavigne has resumed her recording career and we can see her in her social media profiles in some images in which she appears during the recordings of the new video clip of what will be her next album, a video recorded next to the director Elliot Lester.
Apparently, the 33-year-old singer has been working on this new album for three years. We will soon see the results, although she has already announced that they will be very hard-working songs with deep lyrics.
Full name: Avril Ramona Lavigne
Date of birth: September 27, 1984
Birthplace: Nappanee, Ontario, Canada
Height: 1, 55 m
Weight: 50 kgs
Net Worth: $50 million