It is a special thing to be able to set and do several things at once. The chance to start the kind of life most people dream of is an opportunity that should by no means be taken for granted. Shortcuts can be nice at certain points in life, but never at the expense of who you really are. All these are snippets of the make-up punk-pop superstar Avril Lavigne.
Bio (Age, Family)
It is the most fulfilling feeling to know that what you started at a young age was the right way to go and that you followed it to the end. Born Avril Ramona Lavigne, September 27, 1984, in Belleville, Ontario, Canada. Avril Lavigne is Canadian and the second child of three siblings.
She has an older brother named Matthew or Matt to whom Avril revealed in her interview that she always wanted to emulate in her youth. Matt is also the bass player of Avril’s song “Girlfriend”. She grew up with the Christian faith, and her parents are deeply religious people. Her father, Jean-Claude Joseph Lavigne, was a technician at Bell Canada, and her mother, Judith-Rosanne “Judy”, was a housewife and mother.
The family later moved to Napanee, Ontario, an even smaller town in Belleville. They visited the Protestant Temple, where young Avril began singing in the choir at the age of ten. As she grew up, Avril learned to play instruments such as guitar and piano. Her father had a studio built in the basement and bought a sound machine for Avril to refine her skills. She supposedly started with country music before she decided to explore other genres. When she was a teenager, she had started writing her own songs.
Avril began performing very early in her life, in church, at county fairs, and the like; and it was at one of these performances that her first manager, Cliff Fabri, spotted her as a talent in a bookstore. She was fourteen years old at the time. When she turned sixteen two years later, she was to be introduced to Arista Records in New York City. Within fifteen minutes, Avril was signed to a two-record deal for $1.25 million.
After this development, Avril dropped out of high school to concentrate exclusively on the production of her first album, and what an album it was! It was called Let Go and was released on June 4, 2002. It went platinum and sold over a million copies in just over a month. Some of the hits on this album were “Complicated”, “I’m With You” and “Sk8er Boi”.
She didn’t rest on her laurels but kept the enthusiasm for her musical style flowing when she released her second album “Under My Skin” in 2004, which climbed to the top of the US billboards. The album contained great tracks like “Nobody’s Home” and “Don’t Tell Me” and “My Happy Ending”.
In 2007 she released the album “The Best Damn Thing” with the hit song “Girlfriend” on it. Her next albums were “Goodbye Lullaby” and “Avril Lavigne”, which also had their own big hits. She has received her fair share of recognition, received top awards at the Juno Awards, and was nominated for 8 Grammys.
Music wasn’t her only field of expertise, as she has her own fashion line and perfume and had to appear in a number of films. Avril Lavigne has a net worth of 50 million dollars.
Avril has been married several times over the years. First, she met Deryck Whibley, a Canadian musician, and they got married in 2006, and after three years of marriage, they divorced in 2010. She dated Brody Jenner for a while before she met Chad Kröger. In August 2012 she was engaged to him and in July 2013 they were married. They were later to break up in 2015.
Is Avril Lavigne Dead or Alive?
There is a rumor that Avril was replaced by a doppelganger named Melissa in 2003. The conspiracy theory says that Avril couldn’t handle the spotlight and had to use a double, but the real Avril would die later and the record company decided to go on with their double. Well, that’s the theory, but it’s wrong. Avril Lavigne lives and rocks.