Avril Lavigne

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Avril Lavigne Whibley[11] (born September 27, 1984), better known by her birth name of Avril Lavigne (pronounced /ˈævrɨl ləˈviːn/), is a Canadian Grammy Award-nominated rock singer, songwriter, fashion designer, and actress. In 2006, Canadian Business Magazine ranked her the seventh most powerful Canadian in Hollywood.[12]

Lavigne’s debut album, Let Go, was released in 2002. Over 16 million copies were sold worldwide[13] and it was certified six times platinum in the United States.[14] Her second and third albums also sold in huge numbers, Under My Skin (2004) at about 9 million copies and The Best Damn Thing (2007) currently over 5.3 million copies[15]; the latter two reached number one on the U.S. Billboard 200. Lavigne has scored six number one songs worldwide and a total of eleven top ten hits, including “Complicated”, “Sk8er Boi”, “I’m With You”, “My Happy Ending” and “Girlfriend,” which became #1 hits in the ARC Top 40.[16] In December 2007, Lavigne was ranked at #7 in the Forbes “Top 20 Earners Under 25”, with annual earnings of $12 million.[17] Currently, Avril Lavigne has sold about 30 million albums worldwide.

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