Avril Lavigne was born in Belleville on September 27, 1984. She achieved worldwide success in 2002 with the single Complicated, which made her an idol for teenagers around the world because of her rebellious personality. In the same year her debut album, Let Go, was released, which sold about twenty million copies worldwide and received acclaim from specialized critics.
Thanks to her impact on musical culture, Avril Lavigne has been defined as the princess of pop punk. Her consecration takes place with her second album, Under My Skin (2004), distributed in about twelve million copies and driven by the success of the singles Do n't Tell Me and My Happy Ending. In 2007 it was the turn of the third studio album, The Best Damn Thing, printed in eight million copies and preceded by the single Girlfriend, the only song by the singer to have reached the first position in the Billboard 100.
After taking a break around four years old, Lavigne returns to the music scene by first releasing the album Goodbye Lullaby (2011) and then the homonymous Avril Lavigne (2013), both influenced by a strong personal and introspective imprint; following another break, mainly due to the contraction of Lyme disease, she released the new album Head Above Water in 2019. In 2022 she releases the seventh studio album Love Sux.
Since the beginning of her career she has sold more than forty million albums and fifty million singles becoming the third most successful Canadian female artist in terms of sales, behind only Céline Dion and Shania Twain. She has received eight Grammy Award nominations, three BRIT Award nominations and is the recipient of one MTV Video Music Awards, two MTV Europe Music Awards, seven Radio Disney Music Awards and nine Juno Awards.
In addition to music, Lavigne also devotes time to other activities, such as the creation of a clothing line aimed at the youth market, Abbey Dawn, and the creation of three perfume fragrances.