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Avril Lavigne's Path to Stardom

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Avril Lavigne won a chance to sing alongside Shania Twain in 1998 by winning a music competition. She sung on stage with Shania at a concert at Ottawa. From here her journey to fame began.

In 2000 she was signed by Arista Records. Avril insisted to write her own songs and as a result she didn't get along well with the record people. She then collaborated with the production team Matrix and than her first album "Let Go" was released.

"Let Go" was released in United States on June 4th, 2002 where it reached number 2. In Australia, Canada and United Kingdom it was number 1. RIAA certified that this album had become four times platinum in a year with 1,000,000 sells in Canada alone. The first single featured in the album was "Complicated" and it reached number 1 in Australia and at number 2 in United States. "Skater Boy" and "I'm With You" also reached top 10 in United States. Lavigne was the second artist in history to have three number 1 songs from a debut album on the Billboard Mainstream Top 40. Lavigne was named Best New Artist at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards, won four Juno Awards in 2003, received a World for "World's Best-Selling Canadian Singer", and was nominated for eight Grammy Awards, including Best New Artist and Song of the Year for "Complicated" (2003) and "I'm With You". Way to go girl!

Well this was just a beginning for Avril. Her second album "Under My Skin" was released in May 25th, 2004. This album soared to number 1 in many countries. This album sold more than 10 million copies. Some of the best featured songs of the album are "Don't Tell Me", "My Happy Ending", "He Wasn't" and "Fall to Pieces". Lavigne won2 World Music Awards in 2004 for "World's Best Pop/Rock Artist" and "World's Best-Selling Canadian Artist". She received five Juno Award nominations in 2005, picking up three, including "Artist of the Year". She won the award for "Favorite Female Singer" at the eighteenth Annual Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards, and was nominated in every MTV Award show shown around the world.

Avril's third album came almost 3 years later in 2007 named "The Best Damn Thing". The title track was "Girlfriend" was featured in Billboard Hot 100 and the album made its way into Billboard 200. Girlfriend topped the list in Billboard and was Avril's first single which did so. It was a worldwide hit. This album sold 6 million copies.

Avril's fourth album is set to release in June 2010.

As far as her film career is concerned it was in the film "The flock", "The fast food nation" and she has given her voice to the character Heather a Virginia Opossum in the animated movie "Over the Hedge".

by FW Editor

Tags: singer, musician, rock, songwriter

Category: Celebrities  - ( Celebrities Archive)

Date Added: 20 May '10

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