Avril Lavigne is a singer, songwriter and an actress from Canada. She was born on 27th September 1984 in Belleville, Ontario. Her potential singer qualities were uncovered by her mother and her grandmother when Avril was only two years old. At the age of 15, she won a contest on the radio to perform on stage with Shania Twain. Her parents encouraged her to participate in shows, karaoke sessions and country fairs. She gave vocals to three of Stephen Medd’s songs. Her professional manager, Cliff Fabri, found her in December 1999. Then started a stream of meeting different producers, and she finally signed a record deal with Arista Records and left school to focus on her music.
At the record company, they worked hard for several months to give her the voice that suited her personality. Her debut album, Let Go, was released in June 2002 in the United States. It climbed up to number two on Billboard 200 albums chart and number one at the UK albums chart. Avril made the record of being the youngest female singer to have her number top the UK albums chart. Her second album, Under My Skin, came out in May 2004 and reached number one at the Billboard 200. She received her first number one US Billboard Hot 100 single in April 2007, when her third album, The Best Damn Thing was released. Her fourth album, Goodbye Lullaby, was released in March 2011 and her fifth album, Avril Lavigne, was released in November 2013. She debuted in films by giving her voice to an animated character in the movie ‘Over the Hedge’ in 2006. Her first feature role was in Fast Food Nation that came out in November 2006. In August 2006, she was ranked seven in the list of top Canadian actors in Hollywood by Canadian Business magazine.
Avril has launched her own fashion line called Abbey Dawn. She has released three perfumes called Black Star (released in 2009), Forbidden Rose (released in 2010) and
(released in 2011). She was married to Deryck Whibley, the lead singer and guitarist of Sum 41. They got divorced in 2010. Avril has been married to Chad Kroeger since 2013.