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Avril Ramona Lavigne (born September 27, 1984) is a Canadian pop singer, Juno Award-winning singer-songwriter and occasional actress. She was originally known for her "skater punk" persona, but has since shed that image in favour of a more sophisticated and feminine style. Her two albums, Let Go (2002) and Under My Skin (2004), have topped charts in several countries.
Although her surname is of French origin, she does not speak French and her name is pronounced in an anglicized way, somewhat as .
Lavigne is featured in Maxim Magazines Girls of Maxim gallery. In 2006, she was included in Canadian Business Magazine's ranking of the most powerful Canucks in Hollywood, grabbing the seventh position.
Avril was born in Belleville, Ontario, to Franco-Ontarian Roman Catholic parents John and Judy Lavigne. Avril's musical talent was first spotted at the age of two when her mother says Avril began singing along with her on church songs
Background solo singer
Born September 27, 1984
Origin Belleville, Ontario Instruments Guitar
Genre Pop music Occupation(s) singer-songwriter
alliances Deryck Whibley
Years active 2002 in music