Avril Ramona Lavigne is a Canadian singer-songwriter. 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.
In July 2006, Lavigne married her boyfriend of two years, Deryck Whibley, lead singer and guitarist for Sum 41. The marriage lasted four years, and in October 2009, Lavigne filed for divorce.
Lavigne received eight Grammy Awards nominations in two years, including Best New Artist. She has also received three American Music Awards nominations, one Brit Award nomination, and one MTV Video Music Award. She has received a total of 221 awards and 301 nominations.
Lavigne had a star tattooed on the inside of her left wrist that was created at the same time as friend and musical associate Ben Moody's identical tattoo.
In April 2015, she revealed to People magazine that she had been diagnosed with Lyme disease. In an interview with Billboard, Lavigne said that she was recovering.
Some of her music hits are Let Go (2002), Under My Skin (2004), The Best Damn Thing (2007), Goodbye Lullaby (2011), Avril Lavigne (2013).