Avril Ramona Lavigne is a Canadian singer, songwriter and actress. She is considered a key musician in the development of pop punk music. Lavigne voiced Heather, a Virginia opossum, in the animated film Over the Hedge. She has two children, Matthew and Michelle, and she has three step-daughters.
About Avril Lavigne in brief
Avril Ramona Lavigne (born September 27, 1984) is a Canadian singer, songwriter and actress. She is considered a key musician in the development of pop punk music since she paved the way for female-driven, punk-influenced pop music in the early 2000s. Lavigne voiced Heather, a Virginia opossum, in the animated film Over the Hedge, and made her screen acting debut in Fast Food Nation. Her debut studio album, Let Go, included the singles \”Complicated\” and \”Sk8er Boi\”, which emphasized a skate punk persona and earned her the title \”Pop Punk Queen\” from music publications. Her fourth and fifth studio albums, Goodbye Lullaby and Avril Lavigne, saw continued commercial success and were both certified gold in Canada, the United States, and other territories. In 2019, Lavigne released her sixth studio album,. Lavigne has an older brother named Matthew and a younger sister named Michelle, both of whom teased her when she sang. Her paternal grandfather Maurice Yves Lavigne was born in Saint-Jérôme, Quebec. Her father, Jean-Claude Lavigne, was born at RCAF Station Grostenquin, Lorraine, France, and moved to Ontario, Canada, when he was five years old. She was named Avril by her father, who recognized their child’s vocal abilities when she was two years old and sang \”Jesus Loves Me\” on the way home from church.
She later sang on Stephen Meddinger’s album, Touch the Sky, for his song, “Temple of Life” Lavigne is the sister-in-law of Japanese band One OK Rock bassist Ryota Kohama. She has a younger brother, Matthew, who was teased by her younger sister, Michelle, because she sang herself to sleep at the age of 14. She performed at country fairs, singing songs by Garth Brooks, the Chicks, and Shania Twain. In December 1999, she was discovered by her first professional manager, Cliff Fabriri, while singing country covers at a Chapters bookstore in Kingston, Ontario. She sang on his album, My Window to You, in 2000, and later appeared on his follow-up album, Life in the Sun. In 1999, Lavigna won a radio contest to perform with the Canadian singer Shanya Twain at the Corel Centre in Ottawa, before an audience of 20,000 people. She told Twain that she was going to be a famous singer. During a performance with Twain, Lavinias was spotted by local folks at a community theatre and invited to sing on his song “Touch the Sky” She has two children, Matthew and Michelle, and she has three step-daughters. She also has a brother, Michael, who is an avid golfer and a step-son who is a professional golfer as well. In 2011, she released her second album, The Best Damn Thing, which was certified gold.