Avril Lavigne was born on 27th September 1984 in Belleville, Ontario, Canada. She is a Canadian Singer, Songwriter, and actress. Her birth name is Avril Ramona Lavigne. Her nickname is Avie. Her parents are Jean-Claude Joseph Lavigne and Judith-Rosanne. Her father was French Canadian and mother was of English descent. She has spent much time of her life in Paris and learning French there.
She is the second child of her parents with a younger sister named Michelle Lavigne and an older brother named Matthew E. Levine. Her younger sister appeared in Sk8r Boi video of Avril. During her childhood, she was diagnosed with ADHD and still suffers from the disease. She takes Ritalin for its cure.
She married to Chad Kroeger but they split on 1st July 2013. Later, she married to Singer, vocalist, and guitarist called Deryck Whibley on 15th July 2006 but the couple got divorced on 16th November 2010. The couple started dating when she was just 19 years old.
Education: She dropped out from school after passing 11th grade when she signed a recording contract for two albums with Arista Records worth more than $2 millions. Actually, she was pursuing a career in country and folk music but then switched to punk-rock. She used to learn guitar at the age of 12 years. She writes songs based on her personal experiences.
At the age of 14 years, her parents made her join karaoke sessions and she performed at Country fairs. At an early age of 16 years, she moved to Manhatten and started working on her first album. At the age of 18 years, she released a single titled Complicated from her debut album named Let Go which achieved platinum. The single secured no. 1 place on Billboards Top 100. She won The New Artist in a video Award for her song Complicated at VMA Awards,2002 and it cost around $1 million. She got nominated 5 times for Grammy Awards, once for MTV Music Awards and an MTV European Music Awards.
Career: Her song losing Grip was about her ex-lover. Her album titled Let Go was the third best selling album of 2002. She was nominated for six Juno Awards in 2003 under the category of Single of the year for Complicated, Album of the Year for Let Go, New Artist of The Year and Pop Album of The Year.
Her second album was Under My Skin which achieved 2x platinum. Around 381,000 copies of her album Under My Skin were sold. A song titled Slipped Away in her second album was about the death of her grandfather. She performed in Dublin, Ireland on the day her grandfather died. In her hometown, Napanee, Ontario a pizza is named after her at a restaurant over there.
In April 2005, she won the Award for Favorite Female Singer at the 18th Annual Kid’s Choice Awards.
She got the number 1 rank in Teen People’s list of top 21 hottest people.
She managed to reach at No.36 on the Maxim Magazine’s list of Hot 100 women of 2005. She got ranked on the 15th number on the same list in 2007 and further she was ranked at Number 24 in 2008. She was voted on number 34 in Maxim’s list of Hot 100 Women in 2011. She was ranked 74 in the FHM list of 100 Sexiest Women in the World in 2011. On Maxim’s list of hot of 2014, she was placed at number 44.In 2006, she appeared at Cannes Film Festival.
Since her debut, she has sold over 40 million albums and 50 million singles all over the world. With her single Let Go she became the youngest female solo singer who reached at no.1 the United Kingdom. Its 7 million copies were sold in the United States and around 20 million all over the world.
In April 2007, her third album titled The Best Damn Thing was released which was her third number 1 album in Uk Albums Chart. Her fourth studio album titled Goodbye Lullaby in March 2011 which was her fourth top 10 album on US Billboard 200. On 1st November 2013, her fifth album titled eponymously was released.
Further, she pursued a career in acting and designing clothes & perfumes. In 2006, she gave her voice in an animated movie titled Over The Hedge. And in the same year, she made her acting debut in movie titled Fast Food Nation
She is involved with the much charitable organization like Make Some Noise, War Child, Make A Wish Foundation, Amnesty International. She appeared in ALDO ads to raise money to aware people worldwide about AIDS. She attended in the Unite against AIDS concert which was presented by ALDO in support of UNICEF in 2007. In 2010, she became a part of Clinton Global Initiative.
In 2003, she won an International achievement award for her song Complicated. She achieved eight Grammy Awards nominations in just two years. She has received three American Music Awards nominations and One Brit Award Nomination along with one MTV Video Music Award. She has been the winner of 221 awards and has got nominated for 301 times.
Avril Lavigne Net Worth
Avil Levigne has an estimated net worth of $55 million US dollars as of 2017. She has been successful in selling total 50 million singles and 30 million albums worldwide which are the reason behind such an excellent net worth.
Avril Lavigne as Business Model
In 2008, she launched her clothing line named Abbey Dawn. In, 2009 her first perfume called Black Star was out in market followed by her second perfume named Forbidden Rose which was launched in 2010. Her third perfume came out in 2011 which was called Wild Rose. She had an estimated earnings of $1,100,000 from her album Goodby Lullaby with the sale of 900,000 Copies of it. Moreover, her profession of acting and singing brings her a lot of wealth.
Recently in March 2017, Avril has signed a record deal with BMG Records. Earlier she was a part of Sony Music Entertainment. She also declared that she is going to release her new album this year.
She is famous for her talents of acting and music worldwide. Moreover, she has proved herself at business too and she runs a well-established business. This fact indicates that she is a woman power which is giving high goals to all the other women who believe in feminism and women empowerment.