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Minggu, 20 November 2011


Avril Lavigne

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Avril Lavigne

Lavigne playing her Telecaster during a performance in Florida, May 2011.
Background information
Birth name Avril Ramona Lavigne
Born 27 September 1984 (age 27)
Belleville, Ontario, Canada
Origin Napanee, Ontario, Canada
Genres Pop rock, power pop, pop punk
Occupations Singer-songwriter, record producer, actress, fashion designer, philanthropist
Instruments Vocals, guitar, piano, drums
Years active 2000–present
Labels Epic, RCA, Arista
Associated acts Evan Taubenfeld, Deryck Whibley
Notable instruments
Squier Signature Telecaster model
Avril Ramona Lavigne (pronunciation: /ˈævrɨl ləˈvn/; av-ril lə-veen; born 27 September 1984) is a Canadian musician, fashion designer, actress, and philanthropist. She was born in Belleville, Ontario, but spent most of her youth in the small town of Napanee. By the age of 15, she had appeared on stage with Shania Twain; by 16, she had signed a two-album recording contract with Arista Records worth more than $2 million. In 2002, when she was 17 years old, Lavigne broke onto the music scene with her debut album Let Go.
Let Go made Lavigne the youngest female soloist to reach No. 1 in the UK, and the album was certified four-times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. By 2009, over 18 million copies had been sold worldwide. Her breakthrough single, "Complicated", peaked at No. 1 in many countries around the world, as did the album Let Go. Her second album, Under My Skin, was released in 2004 and was her first album to peak at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200, eventually selling more than 10 million copies worldwide. The Best Damn Thing, Lavigne’s third album, was released in 2007, becoming her third No. 1 album in the UK Albums Chart and featuring her first U.S. Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 single, "Girlfriend". Lavigne has scored five number-one singles worldwide, including "Complicated", "Sk8er Boi", "I'm with You", "My Happy Ending" and "Girlfriend". With more than 30 million copies of her albums sold worldwide, Lavigne is one of the top-selling artists releasing albums in the U.S., with over 10.25 million copies certified by the RIAA. Her fourth studio album, Goodbye Lullaby, was released in March 2011. Goodbye Lullaby gave Lavigne her fourth top 10 album on the U.S. Billboard 200 and the UK Albums Chart and her third No. 1 album in both Japan and Australia. Three months after the release of Goodbye Lullaby, Lavigne began work on her fifth album which will be released on Epic Records following her departure from RCA Records.
Lavigne branched out from recording music, pursuing careers in feature film acting and designing clothes and perfumes. She voiced a character in the animated film, Over the Hedge, in 2006. That same year, she made her on-screen feature film debut in Fast Food Nation. In 2008, Lavigne introduced her clothing line, Abbey Dawn, and in 2009, she released her first perfume, Black Star, which was followed by her second perfume, Forbidden Rose, in 2010 and her third perfume, Wild Rose, in 2011. In July 2006, Lavigne married her boyfriend of two years, Deryck Whibley, lead singer and guitarist for Sum 41. The marriage lasted a little over three years, and in October 2009, Lavigne filed for divorce. Whibley and Lavigne continued to work together, with Whibley producing her fourth album, as well as Lavigne's single, "Alice", written for Tim Burton's film Alice in Wonderland.

Rabu, 16 November 2011

Avril Lavigne

Avril Ramona Lavigne Whibley (Tentang suara ini pelafalan Perancis (lahir di Kanada, 27 September 1984; umur 27 tahun), atau lebih dikenal dengan nama Avril Lavigne, adalah seorang penyanyi pop-punk, musisi, dan aktris asal Kanada. Pada tahun 2006, Majalah Bisnis Kanada memposisikannya dalam posisi ke-7 wanita Kanada paling mengagumkan di Hollywood, dan pada tahun 2007 dia memenangkan 9 nominasi Jabra Music Contest untuk kategori Best Band In The World, berdasarkan pilihan penggemar diseluruh dunia.

Hingga kini, Lavigne telah merilis 3 buah album studio, yaitu Let Go (2002) yang terjual lebih dari 19 juta diseluruh dunia dengan 9 juta di US, Under My Skin (2004) yang terjual lebih dari 12 juta diseluruh dunia dan 4 juta di US, dan The Best Damn Thing (2007) yang terjual lebih dari 9 juta dan 2,5 juta di US. Lavigne juga telah memproduksi delapan singel internasional, diantaranya adalah "Complicated", "Sk8er Boi", "I'm with You", "Don't Tell Me", "My Happy Ending", "Girlfriend", "When You're Gone" dan "What The Hell". Lavigne pun mengisi soundtrack untuk film Alice in Wonderland dengan lagu yang berjudul "Alice". Ia telah menjual rekaman album dan singelnya sebanyak kurang lebih 45 juta diseluruh dunia.