Avril Lavigne, whose full name is Avril Ramona Lavigne, was a huge hit as a teenager. She was born in Belleville, Ontario, Canada, on September 27, 1984. Her gritty pop-rock sound was well known.
In Napanee, Ontario, Lavigne was raised. By the age of two, it was clear that she had a natural voice, and she started singing in the church and at community events. Her early singing was dominated by country and Christian songs, and in keeping with their conservative Christian beliefs, her parents were quite watchful about the music she listened to. When she was 14 years old when performing in a bookshop in 1999, her first manager noticed her because of her vocal talent and burgeoning confidence.
After quitting school, Lavigne and her brother relocated to New York City with the approval of her parents. She collaborated with a seasoned music producer there and, at the age of 16, got a two-album deal worth almost $1.25 million. Her first album, Let Go, was released in 2002 and went 6 platinum when she moved to Los Angeles to perfect her songs and sound. The songs “Complicated,” “Sk8er Boi,” “I’m with You,” and “Losing Grip” were among its top hits. With the releases of Under My Skin (2004), The Best Damn Thing (2007), Goodbye Lullaby (2011), and Avril Lavigne, her reputation and notoriety grew (2013). After receiving a severe Lyme disease diagnosis in 2014, Lavigne took time off from performing and recording in order to recover.
Because of her colourful hair and punk-inspired clothes, Lavigne earned the moniker “Punk Princess” in her early years of performing. Teenage ladies all across the world copied her distinctive wardrobe, particularly the tank tops and T-shirts with neckties. She was seen as a tomboy/skater girl in contrast to Britney Spears, another pop sensation, but as she grew older, her persona softened. She introduced numerous perfume lines in addition to her own clothing line, Abbey Dawn. She received numerous nominations for Grammy Awards and Canadian Juno Awards for her music.