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20th Jul '17 8:00:01 AM germanlureag
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Once one of the most promising rappers (not just white or female) on the market, Iggy Azalea has become so widely hated people find it hard to believe she was once considered inspirational, and her fall from grace was harder and faster than any artist (rap or not) since Music/VanillaIce and/or Music/MilliVanilli. Nicki Minaj is still going strong, but Iggy is primarily known as "that white Australian girl who pretends to be a ghetto chick from Atlanta". Whenever Iggy is featured in mainstream media articles, it's often done to humiliate her, and comment sections are almost nothing but unbridled hatred. It's saying something when people are referring to Azalea as the 21st century equivalent of Vanilla Ice, celebrating the fact that she went home empty-handed at the Grammys, starting a petition to have a Billboard Music Award revoked (with the excuse of "Fancy" having been released before the eligibility period being used as a front to the hate-driven campaign), causing an uproar over her being booked at a Pittsburgh gay pride concert (which was later cancelled due to said uproar), causing another uproar over her impromptu appearance with Music/DemiLovato at the [=VMAs=], using "Igloo Australia" (a diss coined by Azaelia Banks) as practically the default name for her, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking comparing her hair to a bird's nest]], and pointing out that she wears more makeup than SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker. The biggest news she made in 2015 was when she got [[BreastExpansion breast implants]] to go with her already enhanced backside (which, safe to say, wasn't really big news at all). In June 2016, she served as a judge on the final season of the Australian version of ''Series/TheXFactor'', which did nothing to repair her reputation internationally. Her sophomore album ''Digital Distortion'' has been repeatedly postponed, but there has been almost no hype for the album. In fact, her 2016 lead single "Team" was a clear indication of just how far she had fallen. It debuted just short of the Top 40 at #42 before immediately plummeting down the charts. On both radio formats, it barely got any traction before being dropped faster than a hot potato. Her 2017 follow-up to "Team", "Mo Bounce", also flopped hard as it failed to impact the ''Billboard'' Hot 100 at all (it bubbled under the Hot 100 at #117). Around the same time as "Team", she broke up with her boyfriend, basketball player Nick Young. It's saying something about how hated she is when everyone took Young's side when teammate D'Angelo Russell filmed him admitting to cheating on her; apparently, cheating on Iggy Azalea makes you a beloved hero, while taking her side makes you a pariah. All in all, the general consensus of her music is that it's generic EDM-pop-rap with an annoying fake auto-tuned voice and that her previous success with "Fancy" and "Black Widow" was a fluke. The general consensus of Azalea herself is that she's a manufactured, phony, culture-appropriating, and racist {{jerkass}}.

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Once one of the most promising rappers (not just white or female) on the market, Iggy Azalea has become so widely hated people find it hard to believe she was once considered inspirational, and her fall from grace was harder and faster than any artist (rap or not) since Music/VanillaIce and/or Music/MilliVanilli. Nicki Minaj is still going strong, but Iggy is primarily known as "that white Australian girl who pretends to be a ghetto chick from Atlanta". Whenever Iggy is featured in mainstream media articles, it's often done to humiliate her, and comment sections are almost nothing but unbridled hatred. It's saying something when people are referring to Azalea as the 21st century equivalent of Vanilla Ice, celebrating the fact that she went home empty-handed at the Grammys, starting a petition to have a Billboard Music Award revoked (with the excuse of "Fancy" having been released before the eligibility period being used as a front to the hate-driven campaign), causing an uproar over her being booked at a Pittsburgh gay pride concert (which was later cancelled due to said uproar), causing another uproar over her impromptu appearance with Music/DemiLovato at the [=VMAs=], using "Igloo Australia" (a diss coined by Azaelia Banks) as practically the default name for her, [[ArsonMurderAndJaywalking comparing her hair to a bird's nest]], and pointing out that she wears more makeup than SelfDemonstrating/TheJoker. The biggest news she made in 2015 was when she got [[BreastExpansion breast implants]] to go with her already enhanced backside (which, safe to say, wasn't really big news at all). In June 2016, she served as a judge on the final season of the Australian version of ''Series/TheXFactor'', which did nothing to repair her reputation internationally. Her sophomore album ''Digital Distortion'' has been repeatedly postponed, but there has been almost no hype for the album. In fact, her 2016 lead single "Team" was a clear indication of just how far she had fallen. It debuted just short of the Top 40 at #42 before immediately plummeting down the charts. On both radio formats, it barely got any traction before being dropped faster than a hot potato. Her 2017 follow-up to "Team", "Mo Bounce", also flopped hard as it failed to impact the ''Billboard'' Hot 100 at all (it bubbled under the Hot 100 at #117). Around the same time as "Team", she broke up with her boyfriend, basketball player Nick Young. It's saying something about how hated she is when everyone took Young's side when teammate D'Angelo Russell filmed him admitting to cheating on her; apparently, cheating on Iggy Azalea makes you a beloved hero, while taking her side makes you a pariah. All in all, the general consensus of her music is that it's generic EDM-pop-rap with an annoying fake auto-tuned voice and that her previous success with "Fancy" and "Black Widow" was a fluke. The general consensus of Azalea herself is that she's a manufactured, phony, culture-appropriating, and racist {{jerkass}}.
20th Jul '17 7:53:14 AM germanlureag
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* A white girl from rural Australia, Music/IggyAzalea risked everything at the young age of 16 to drop out of school and move to America in order to achieve her dream of being a rapper. Eventually, she found mentorship by none other than southern hip-hop legend Music/{{TI}}. Having overcome numerous prejudices in the world of HipHop and out, she gained a large following as she released her mixtapes and toured relentlessly. She hadn't yet become a mainstream act, but she was making numerous lists detailing the most promising upcoming rappers. While her tweets would occasionally give off some rather unfortunate vibes, it was well under wraps. Though she was not without a hatedom, even then, she still had a large following and was generally well-liked outside of it. In time, record executives saw that she had ''massive'' amounts of crossover appeal due to her poppy hooks, EDM beats, [[MsFanservice liberal use of sex appeal]], and, well, being white, so they sought to turn her into the next big pop-rap star. In February 2014, she released "Fancy" featuring Music/CharliXCX, which quickly went viral due to its ''Film/{{Clueless}}''-parodying video and became utterly massive. It was the Song of Summer that year, shooting up to #1 on the ''Hot 100'' and staying there for seven weeks (breaking the record for a female rapper set by Lil' Kim in 2001), with its music video becoming one of the most-viewed videos on [=YouTube=] that year. Its success also helped featured vocalist Music/CharliXCX use it as a launchpad to score a hit of her own with "Boom Clap", initially written for ''Film/TheFaultInOurStars'' soundtrack before [[BreakawayPopHit shedding itself of its origins]]. Also, because Iggy was featured on Music/ArianaGrande's massive #2 hit "Problem", she became part of an [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Billboard_Hot_100_chart_achievements_and_milestones#Simultaneously_occupying_the_top_two_positions elite group of artists]] to occupy the Top 2 spots on the ''Billboard'' Hot 100 (a distinction shared with Music/TheBeatles). Following the success of "Fancy" was "Black Widow" featuring Music/RitaOra. In keeping with the theme of {{homage}}ing {{Chick Flick}}s, it was a throwback to ''Film/KillBill''. It also went viral, hitting #3 and allowing her to essentially take over the airwaves of both urban and pop radio. All of this was enough to get her debut album ''The New Classic'' to hit #3 and reach Gold status. She also appeared on her mentor T.I.'s song "No Mediocre", which, while not issued to pop radio, helped make it massive on the urban format. After that, her next follow-up "Beg for It" was released for her UpdatedRerelease ''Reclassified'', and while it wasn't ''quite'' as big as the aforementioned singles, it was enough to dominate urban radio. She was seen as the next Music/NickiMinaj (who at the time looked to be fading away), leading a renaissance for female rappers.\\\

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* A white girl from rural Australia, Music/IggyAzalea risked everything at the young age of 16 to drop out of school and move to America in order to achieve her dream of being a rapper. Eventually, she found mentorship by none other than southern hip-hop legend Music/{{TI}}. Having overcome numerous prejudices in the world of HipHop and out, she gained a large following as she released her mixtapes and toured relentlessly. She hadn't yet become a mainstream act, but she was making numerous lists detailing the most promising upcoming rappers. While her tweets would occasionally give off some rather unfortunate vibes, it was well under wraps. Though she was not without a hatedom, even then, she still had a large following and was generally well-liked outside of it. In time, record executives saw that she had ''massive'' amounts of crossover appeal due to her poppy hooks, EDM beats, [[MsFanservice liberal use of sex appeal]], and, well, being white, so they sought to turn her into the next big pop-rap star. In February 2014, she released "Fancy" featuring Music/CharliXCX, which quickly went viral due to its ''Film/{{Clueless}}''-parodying video and became utterly massive. It was the Song of Summer that year, shooting up to #1 on the ''Hot 100'' and staying there for seven weeks (breaking the record for a female rapper set by Lil' Kim in 2001), with its music video becoming one of the most-viewed videos on [=YouTube=] that year. Its success also helped featured vocalist Music/CharliXCX use it as a launchpad to score a hit of her own with "Boom Clap", initially written for ''Film/TheFaultInOurStars'' soundtrack before [[BreakawayPopHit shedding itself of its origins]]. Also, because Iggy was featured on Music/ArianaGrande's massive #2 hit "Problem", she became part of an [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Billboard_Hot_100_chart_achievements_and_milestones#Simultaneously_occupying_the_top_two_positions elite group of artists]] to occupy the Top 2 spots on the ''Billboard'' Hot 100 (a distinction shared with Music/TheBeatles). Following the success of "Fancy" was "Black Widow" featuring Music/RitaOra. In keeping with the theme of {{homage}}ing {{Chick Flick}}s, it was a throwback to ''Film/KillBill''. It also went viral, hitting #3 and allowing her to essentially take over the airwaves of both urban and pop radio. All of this was enough to get her debut album ''The New Classic'' to hit #3 and reach Gold status. She also appeared on her mentor T.I.'s song "No Mediocre", which, while not issued to pop radio, helped make it massive on the urban format. After that, her next follow-up "Beg for It" was released for her UpdatedRerelease ''Reclassified'', and while it wasn't ''quite'' as big as the aforementioned singles, it was enough to dominate urban radio. She was seen as the next Music/NickiMinaj (who at the time looked to be fading away), leading a renaissance for female rappers.\\\
18th Jul '17 7:58:04 PM INH5
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Unfortunately for her, she simply [[ToughActToFollow couldn't keep up the momentum after "Girlfriend" was released]]. [[http://ew.com/article/2009/07/24/avril-lavigne-in-the-studio-exclusive/ She had planned to release a follow-up album in 2009]], but various issues, including a 2009 divorce from Whibley (who also co-wrote and produced several songs on the album) and ExecutiveMeddling by the record label, pushed it back to 2011. By that time, not only had her previous hits faded from pop culture memory, but other female pop-stars, including Music/TaylorSwift, Music/LadyGaga, Music/KatyPerry, and Music/{{Kesha}}, had risen to prominence and eclipsed her in popularity. Her 2011 follow-up ''Goodbye Lullaby'' only debuted at #4, and failed to even reach Gold status in the US, while many fans saw it as a sellout move that took a far more commercial direction as opposed to her more personal and angsty earlier albums. She'd also long had a brewing {{hatedom}} among PunkRock fans who saw her PopPunk style (along with that of contemporary artists like Music/FallOutBoy and Music/PanicAtTheDisco) as borderline blasphemy; her increasingly pop-oriented direction only made their charges easier to stick. The album did spawn a Top 20 single with "What the Hell", but it didn't have anywhere near the staying power that her previous singles did, while her follow-up singles barely scraped the Top 70 on the chart.\\\

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Unfortunately for her, she simply [[ToughActToFollow couldn't keep up the momentum after "Girlfriend" was released]]. [[http://ew.com/article/2009/07/24/avril-lavigne-in-the-studio-exclusive/ She had planned to release a follow-up album in 2009]], but various issues, including a 2009 divorce from Whibley (who also co-wrote and produced several songs on the album) and ExecutiveMeddling by the record label, pushed it back to 2011. By that time, not only had her previous hits faded from pop culture memory, but other female pop-stars, pop stars, including Music/TaylorSwift, Music/LadyGaga, Music/KatyPerry, and Music/{{Kesha}}, had risen to prominence and eclipsed her in popularity. Her 2011 follow-up ''Goodbye Lullaby'' only debuted at #4, and failed to even reach Gold status in the US, while many fans saw it as a sellout move that took a far more commercial direction as opposed to her more personal and angsty earlier albums. She'd also long had a brewing {{hatedom}} among PunkRock fans who saw her PopPunk style (along with that of contemporary artists like Music/FallOutBoy and Music/PanicAtTheDisco) as borderline blasphemy; her increasingly pop-oriented direction only made their charges easier to stick. The album did spawn a Top 20 single with "What the Hell", but it didn't have anywhere near the staying power that her previous singles did, while her follow-up singles barely scraped the Top 70 on the chart.\\\
18th Jul '17 7:57:21 PM INH5
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She seemed to be making a comeback in 2013 with her Top 20 single "Here's to Never Growing Up", which managed to attain platinum status in the US, but she went and blew it completely the following year with "Hello Kitty", [[WereStillRelevantDammit an attempt to capitalize on both the dubstep craze]] and her continued popularity in Japan. It certainly got attention... but not the kind she was looking for. The video, which was filmed in Japan and had emotionless, robotic backup dancers and filled with exaggerated Japanese imagery, was widely derided for being racist and stereotypical (or at least {{Japandering}} taken to embarrassing extremes), and the song itself was decried as an incoherent and annoyingly grating mess, barely charting on the American ''or'' Japanese charts. Her self-titled album, which contained both of the previously-mentioned songs, was the biggest flop in her career, selling even worse than her previous release (although admittedly, it was released against the red-hot ''Marshall Mathers LP 2'' from Music/{{Eminem}}). And then, to add another blow, in 2014 her career was again put on hold for several years, [[http://people.com/celebrity/avril-lavigne-lyme-disease-singer-was-bedridden-for-5-months/ this time by an infection of Lyme Disease]]. There was also the fact that she was briefly married to Chad Kroeger, the frontman of Music/{{Nickelback}} (a band that's become Deader than Disco as well). The announcement of their separation in September 2015 was a source of SnarkBait among radio [=DJs=], particularly on rock radio, at least when it was mentioned at all. By 2017, Lavigne has recovered from her illness and expects to release [[http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop/7709100/avril-lavigne-signs-bmg-new-album-interview her sixth studio album by the end of the year]], [[RevisitingTheRoots claiming that she will return to her roots]] with a NewSoundAlbum, but there has been no hype for the album yet and it would take a great uphill climb for her to reclaim even a fraction of the fame she'd once enjoyed, as nowadays, Lavigne is solely seen as a relic of the early-to-mid 2000s who made annoying pop songs like "Complicated" and "Girlfriend" [[EarWorm that got stuck in your head for the wrong reasons]].

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She seemed to be making a comeback in 2013 with her Top 20 single "Here's to Never Growing Up", which managed to attain platinum status in the US, but she went and blew it completely the following year with "Hello Kitty", [[WereStillRelevantDammit an attempt to capitalize on both the dubstep craze]] and her continued popularity in Japan. It certainly got attention... but not the kind she was looking for. The video, which was filmed in Japan and had emotionless, robotic backup dancers and filled with exaggerated Japanese imagery, was widely derided for being racist and stereotypical (or at least {{Japandering}} taken to embarrassing extremes), and the song itself was decried as an incoherent and annoyingly grating mess, barely charting on the American ''or'' Japanese charts. Her self-titled album, which contained both of the previously-mentioned songs, was the biggest flop in her career, selling even worse than her previous release (although admittedly, it was released against the red-hot ''Marshall Mathers LP 2'' from Music/{{Eminem}}). And then, to add another blow, in 2014 her career was again put on hold for several years, [[http://people.com/celebrity/avril-lavigne-lyme-disease-singer-was-bedridden-for-5-months/ this time by an infection of Lyme Disease]]. There was also the fact that she was briefly married to Chad Kroeger, the frontman of Music/{{Nickelback}} (a band that's become Deader than Disco as well). The announcement of their separation in September 2015 was a source of SnarkBait among radio [=DJs=], particularly on rock radio, at least when it was mentioned at all. By 2017, Lavigne has recovered from her illness and expects to release [[http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop/7709100/avril-lavigne-signs-bmg-new-album-interview her sixth studio album by the end of the year]], [[RevisitingTheRoots claiming that she will return to her roots]] with a NewSoundAlbum, but there has been no hype for the album yet and it would take a great uphill climb for her to reclaim even a fraction of the fame she'd once enjoyed, as nowadays, Lavigne is solely seen as a relic of the early-to-mid 2000s who made annoying pop songs like "Complicated" and "Girlfriend" [[EarWorm that got stuck in your head for the wrong reasons]].
18th Jul '17 1:23:54 PM INH5
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She seemed to be making a comeback in 2013 with her Top 20 single "Here's to Never Growing Up", which managed to attain platinum status in the US, but she went and blew it completely the following year with "Hello Kitty", [[WereStillRelevantDammit an attempt to capitalize on both the dubstep craze]] and her continued popularity in Japan. It certainly got attention... but not the kind she was looking for. The video, which was filmed in Japan and had emotionless, robotic backup dancers and filled with exaggerated Japanese imagery, was widely derided for being racist and stereotypical (or at least {{Japandering}} taken to embarrassing extremes), and the song itself was decried as an incoherent and annoyingly grating mess, barely charting on the American ''or'' Japanese charts. Her self-titled album, which contained both of the previously-mentioned songs, was the biggest flop in her career, selling even worse than her previous release (although admittedly, it was released against the red-hot ''Marshall Mathers LP 2'' from Music/{{Eminem}}). And then, to add another blow, in 2014 her career was again put on hold for several years, [[http://people.com/celebrity/avril-lavigne-lyme-disease-singer-was-bedridden-for-5-months/ this time by an infection of Lyme Disease that left her bedridden for months and with significant symptoms for years afterwards]]. There was also the fact that she was briefly married to Chad Kroeger, the frontman of Music/{{Nickelback}} (a band that's become Deader than Disco as well). The announcement of their separation in September 2015 was a source of SnarkBait among radio [=DJs=], particularly on rock radio, at least when it was mentioned at all. By 2017, Lavigne has recovered from her illness and expects to release [[http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop/7709100/avril-lavigne-signs-bmg-new-album-interview her sixth studio album by the end of the year]], [[RevisitingTheRoots claiming that she will return to her roots]] with a NewSoundAlbum, but there has been no hype for the album yet and it would take a great uphill climb for her to reclaim even a fraction of the fame she'd once enjoyed, as nowadays, Lavigne is solely seen as a relic of the early-to-mid 2000s who made annoying pop songs like "Complicated" and "Girlfriend" [[EarWorm that got stuck in your head for the wrong reasons]].

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She seemed to be making a comeback in 2013 with her Top 20 single "Here's to Never Growing Up", which managed to attain platinum status in the US, but she went and blew it completely the following year with "Hello Kitty", [[WereStillRelevantDammit an attempt to capitalize on both the dubstep craze]] and her continued popularity in Japan. It certainly got attention... but not the kind she was looking for. The video, which was filmed in Japan and had emotionless, robotic backup dancers and filled with exaggerated Japanese imagery, was widely derided for being racist and stereotypical (or at least {{Japandering}} taken to embarrassing extremes), and the song itself was decried as an incoherent and annoyingly grating mess, barely charting on the American ''or'' Japanese charts. Her self-titled album, which contained both of the previously-mentioned songs, was the biggest flop in her career, selling even worse than her previous release (although admittedly, it was released against the red-hot ''Marshall Mathers LP 2'' from Music/{{Eminem}}). And then, to add another blow, in 2014 her career was again put on hold for several years, [[http://people.com/celebrity/avril-lavigne-lyme-disease-singer-was-bedridden-for-5-months/ this time by an infection of Lyme Disease that left her bedridden for months and with significant symptoms for years afterwards]].Disease]]. There was also the fact that she was briefly married to Chad Kroeger, the frontman of Music/{{Nickelback}} (a band that's become Deader than Disco as well). The announcement of their separation in September 2015 was a source of SnarkBait among radio [=DJs=], particularly on rock radio, at least when it was mentioned at all. By 2017, Lavigne has recovered from her illness and expects to release [[http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop/7709100/avril-lavigne-signs-bmg-new-album-interview her sixth studio album by the end of the year]], [[RevisitingTheRoots claiming that she will return to her roots]] with a NewSoundAlbum, but there has been no hype for the album yet and it would take a great uphill climb for her to reclaim even a fraction of the fame she'd once enjoyed, as nowadays, Lavigne is solely seen as a relic of the early-to-mid 2000s who made annoying pop songs like "Complicated" and "Girlfriend" [[EarWorm that got stuck in your head for the wrong reasons]].
18th Jul '17 1:10:29 PM INH5
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She seemed to be making a comeback in 2013 with her Top 20 single "Here's to Never Growing Up", which managed to attain platinum status in the US, but she went and blew it completely the following year with "Hello Kitty", [[WereStillRelevantDammit an attempt to capitalize on both the dubstep craze]] and her continued popularity in Japan. It certainly got attention... but not the kind she was looking for. The video, which was filmed in Japan and had emotionless, robotic backup dancers and filled with exaggerated Japanese imagery, was widely derided for being racist and stereotypical (or at least {{Japandering}} taken to embarrassing extremes), and the song itself was decried as an incoherent and annoyingly grating mess, barely charting on the American ''or'' Japanese charts. Her self-titled album, which contained both of the previously-mentioned songs, was the biggest flop in her career, selling even worse than her previous release (although admittedly, it was released against the red-hot ''Marshall Mathers LP 2'' from Music/{{Eminem}}). And then, to add another blow, in 2014 her career was again put on hold for several years, [[http://people.com/celebrity/avril-lavigne-lyme-disease-singer-was-bedridden-for-5-months/ this time by an infection of Lyme Disease that left her bedridden for months and with significant symptoms for years afterwards]]. There was also the fact that she was briefly married to Chad Kroeger, the frontman of Music/{{Nickelback}} (a band that's become Deader than Disco as well), probably doesn't help matters. The announcement of their separation in September 2015 was a source of SnarkBait among radio [=DJs=], particularly on rock radio, at least when it was mentioned at all. By 2017, Lavigne has recovered and expects to release [[http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop/7709100/avril-lavigne-signs-bmg-new-album-interview her sixth studio album by the end of the year]], [[RevisitingTheRoots claiming that she will return to her roots]] with a NewSoundAlbum, but there has been no hype for the album yet and it would take a great uphill climb for her to reclaim even a fraction of the fame she'd once enjoyed, as nowadays, Lavigne is solely seen as a relic of the early-to-mid 2000s who made annoying pop songs like "Complicated" and "Girlfriend" [[EarWorm that got stuck in your head for the wrong reasons]].

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She seemed to be making a comeback in 2013 with her Top 20 single "Here's to Never Growing Up", which managed to attain platinum status in the US, but she went and blew it completely the following year with "Hello Kitty", [[WereStillRelevantDammit an attempt to capitalize on both the dubstep craze]] and her continued popularity in Japan. It certainly got attention... but not the kind she was looking for. The video, which was filmed in Japan and had emotionless, robotic backup dancers and filled with exaggerated Japanese imagery, was widely derided for being racist and stereotypical (or at least {{Japandering}} taken to embarrassing extremes), and the song itself was decried as an incoherent and annoyingly grating mess, barely charting on the American ''or'' Japanese charts. Her self-titled album, which contained both of the previously-mentioned songs, was the biggest flop in her career, selling even worse than her previous release (although admittedly, it was released against the red-hot ''Marshall Mathers LP 2'' from Music/{{Eminem}}). And then, to add another blow, in 2014 her career was again put on hold for several years, [[http://people.com/celebrity/avril-lavigne-lyme-disease-singer-was-bedridden-for-5-months/ this time by an infection of Lyme Disease that left her bedridden for months and with significant symptoms for years afterwards]]. There was also the fact that she was briefly married to Chad Kroeger, the frontman of Music/{{Nickelback}} (a band that's become Deader than Disco as well), probably doesn't help matters.well). The announcement of their separation in September 2015 was a source of SnarkBait among radio [=DJs=], particularly on rock radio, at least when it was mentioned at all. By 2017, Lavigne has recovered from her illness and expects to release [[http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop/7709100/avril-lavigne-signs-bmg-new-album-interview her sixth studio album by the end of the year]], [[RevisitingTheRoots claiming that she will return to her roots]] with a NewSoundAlbum, but there has been no hype for the album yet and it would take a great uphill climb for her to reclaim even a fraction of the fame she'd once enjoyed, as nowadays, Lavigne is solely seen as a relic of the early-to-mid 2000s who made annoying pop songs like "Complicated" and "Girlfriend" [[EarWorm that got stuck in your head for the wrong reasons]].
18th Jul '17 11:26:17 AM KizunaTallis
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Unfortunately for her, she simply [[ToughActToFollow couldn't keep up the momentum after "Girlfriend" was released]]. [[http://ew.com/article/2009/07/24/avril-lavigne-in-the-studio-exclusive/ She had planned to release a follow-up album in 2009]], but various issues, including a 2009 divorce from Whibley (who also co-wrote and produced several songs on the album) and ExecutiveMeddling by the record label, pushed it back to 2011. By that time, not only had her previous hits faded from pop culture memory, but other female pop-stars, including TaylorSwift, LadyGaga, KatyPerry, and {{Kesha}}, had risen to prominence and eclipsed her in popularity. Her 2011 follow-up ''Goodbye Lullaby'' only debuted at #4, and failed to even reach Gold status in the US, while many fans saw it as a sellout that took a far more commercial direction as opposed to her more personal and angsty earlier albums. She'd also long had a brewing {{hatedom}} among PunkRock fans who saw her PopPunk style (along with that of contemporary artists like Music/FallOutBoy and Music/PanicAtTheDisco) as borderline blasphemy; her increasingly pop-oriented direction only made their charges easier to stick. The album did spawn a Top 20 single with "What the Hell", but it didn't have anywhere near the staying power that her previous singles did, while her follow-up singles barely scraped the Top 70 on the chart.\\\
She seemed to be making a comeback in 2013 with her Top 20 single "Here's to Never Growing Up", which managed to attain platinum status in the US, but she went and blew it completely the following year with "Hello Kitty", [[WereStillRelevantDammit an attempt to capitalize on both the dubstep craze]] and her continued popularity in Japan. It certainly got attention... but not the kind she was looking for. The video, which was filmed in Japan and had emotionless, robotic backup dancers and filled with exaggerated Japanese imagery, was widely derided for being racist and stereotypical (or at least {{Japandering}} taken to embarrassing extremes), and the song itself was decried as an incoherent and annoyingly grating mess, barely charting on the American ''or'' Japanese charts. Her self-titled album, which contained both of the previously-mentioned songs, was the biggest flop in her career, selling even worse than her previous release (although admittedly, it was released against the red-hot ''Marshall Mathers LP 2'' from Music/{{Eminem}}). Nowadays, Lavigne is seen as a relic of the early-to-mid 2000s who made annoying pop songs like "Complicated" and "Girlfriend" [[EarWorm that got stuck in your head for the wrong reasons]]. The fact that she's been married to Chad Kroeger, the frontman of Music/{{Nickelback}} (a band that's become Deader than Disco as well), probably doesn't help matters. The announcement of their separation in September 2015 was a source of SnarkBait among radio [=DJs=], particularly on rock radio, at least when it was mentioned at all.\\\
In any case, in 2014 her career was again put on hold for several years, [[http://people.com/celebrity/avril-lavigne-lyme-disease-singer-was-bedridden-for-5-months/ this time by an infection of Lyme Disease that left her bedridden for months and with significant symptoms for years afterwards]]. By 2017, Lavigne has recovered and expects to release [[http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop/7709100/avril-lavigne-signs-bmg-new-album-interview her sixth studio album by the end of the year]], [[RevisitingTheRoots claiming that she will return to her roots]] with a NewSoundAlbum, but there has been no hype for the album yet.

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Unfortunately for her, she simply [[ToughActToFollow couldn't keep up the momentum after "Girlfriend" was released]]. [[http://ew.com/article/2009/07/24/avril-lavigne-in-the-studio-exclusive/ She had planned to release a follow-up album in 2009]], but various issues, including a 2009 divorce from Whibley (who also co-wrote and produced several songs on the album) and ExecutiveMeddling by the record label, pushed it back to 2011. By that time, not only had her previous hits faded from pop culture memory, but other female pop-stars, including TaylorSwift, LadyGaga, KatyPerry, Music/TaylorSwift, Music/LadyGaga, Music/KatyPerry, and {{Kesha}}, Music/{{Kesha}}, had risen to prominence and eclipsed her in popularity. Her 2011 follow-up ''Goodbye Lullaby'' only debuted at #4, and failed to even reach Gold status in the US, while many fans saw it as a sellout move that took a far more commercial direction as opposed to her more personal and angsty earlier albums. She'd also long had a brewing {{hatedom}} among PunkRock fans who saw her PopPunk style (along with that of contemporary artists like Music/FallOutBoy and Music/PanicAtTheDisco) as borderline blasphemy; her increasingly pop-oriented direction only made their charges easier to stick. The album did spawn a Top 20 single with "What the Hell", but it didn't have anywhere near the staying power that her previous singles did, while her follow-up singles barely scraped the Top 70 on the chart.\\\
She seemed to be making a comeback in 2013 with her Top 20 single "Here's to Never Growing Up", which managed to attain platinum status in the US, but she went and blew it completely the following year with "Hello Kitty", [[WereStillRelevantDammit an attempt to capitalize on both the dubstep craze]] and her continued popularity in Japan. It certainly got attention... but not the kind she was looking for. The video, which was filmed in Japan and had emotionless, robotic backup dancers and filled with exaggerated Japanese imagery, was widely derided for being racist and stereotypical (or at least {{Japandering}} taken to embarrassing extremes), and the song itself was decried as an incoherent and annoyingly grating mess, barely charting on the American ''or'' Japanese charts. Her self-titled album, which contained both of the previously-mentioned songs, was the biggest flop in her career, selling even worse than her previous release (although admittedly, it was released against the red-hot ''Marshall Mathers LP 2'' from Music/{{Eminem}}). Nowadays, Lavigne is seen as a relic of the early-to-mid 2000s who made annoying pop songs like "Complicated" and "Girlfriend" [[EarWorm that got stuck in your head for the wrong reasons]]. The fact that she's been married And then, to Chad Kroeger, the frontman of Music/{{Nickelback}} (a band that's become Deader than Disco as well), probably doesn't help matters. The announcement of their separation in September 2015 was a source of SnarkBait among radio [=DJs=], particularly on rock radio, at least when it was mentioned at all.\\\
In any case,
add another blow, in 2014 her career was again put on hold for several years, [[http://people.com/celebrity/avril-lavigne-lyme-disease-singer-was-bedridden-for-5-months/ this time by an infection of Lyme Disease that left her bedridden for months and with significant symptoms for years afterwards]]. There was also the fact that she was briefly married to Chad Kroeger, the frontman of Music/{{Nickelback}} (a band that's become Deader than Disco as well), probably doesn't help matters. The announcement of their separation in September 2015 was a source of SnarkBait among radio [=DJs=], particularly on rock radio, at least when it was mentioned at all. By 2017, Lavigne has recovered and expects to release [[http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop/7709100/avril-lavigne-signs-bmg-new-album-interview her sixth studio album by the end of the year]], [[RevisitingTheRoots claiming that she will return to her roots]] with a NewSoundAlbum, but there has been no hype for the album yet.yet and it would take a great uphill climb for her to reclaim even a fraction of the fame she'd once enjoyed, as nowadays, Lavigne is solely seen as a relic of the early-to-mid 2000s who made annoying pop songs like "Complicated" and "Girlfriend" [[EarWorm that got stuck in your head for the wrong reasons]].
17th Jul '17 12:57:02 AM INH5
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In any case, in 2014 her career was again put on hold for several years, [[http://people.com/celebrity/avril-lavigne-lyme-disease-singer-was-bedridden-for-5-months/ this time by an infection of Lyme Disease that left her bedridden for months and with significant symptoms for years afterwards]]. By 2017, Lavigne has recovered and expects to release [[http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop/7709100/avril-lavigne-signs-bmg-new-album-interview her sixth studio album at the end of 2017]], [[RevisitingTheRoots claiming that she will return to her roots]] with a NewSoundAlbum, but there has been no hype for the album yet.

to:

In any case, in 2014 her career was again put on hold for several years, [[http://people.com/celebrity/avril-lavigne-lyme-disease-singer-was-bedridden-for-5-months/ this time by an infection of Lyme Disease that left her bedridden for months and with significant symptoms for years afterwards]]. By 2017, Lavigne has recovered and expects to release [[http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop/7709100/avril-lavigne-signs-bmg-new-album-interview her sixth studio album at by the end of 2017]], the year]], [[RevisitingTheRoots claiming that she will return to her roots]] with a NewSoundAlbum, but there has been no hype for the album yet.
17th Jul '17 12:51:44 AM INH5
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Unfortunately for her, she simply [[ToughActToFollow couldn't keep up the momentum after "Girlfriend" was released]]. Her 2011 follow-up ''Goodbye Lullaby'' only debuted at #4, and failed to even reach Gold status in the US, while many fans saw it as a sellout that took a far more commercial direction as opposed to her more personal and angsty earlier albums. She'd also long had a brewing {{hatedom}} among PunkRock fans who saw her PopPunk style (along with that of contemporary artists like Music/FallOutBoy and Music/PanicAtTheDisco) as borderline blasphemy; her increasingly pop-oriented direction only made their charges easier to stick. The album did spawn a Top 20 single with "What the Hell", but it didn't have anywhere near the staying power that her previous singles did, while her follow-up singles barely scraped the Top 70 on the chart. It also didn't help that she later divorced Whibley in 2010, with the latter undergoing personal problems afterwards (up to and including suffering alcoholic relapse and kidney failure; he's since recovered and gotten remarried).\\\
She seemed to be making a comeback in 2013 with her Top 20 single "Here's to Never Growing Up", which managed to attain platinum status in the US, but she went and blew it completely the following year with "Hello Kitty", [[WereStillRelevantDammit an attempt to capitalize on both the dubstep craze]] and her continued popularity in Japan. It certainly got attention... but not the kind she was looking for. The video, which was filmed in Japan and had emotionless, robotic backup dancers and filled with exaggerated Japanese imagery, was widely derided for being racist and stereotypical (or at least {{Japandering}} taken to embarrassing extremes), and the song itself was decried as an incoherent and annoyingly grating mess, barely charting on the American ''or'' Japanese charts. Her self-titled album, which contained both of the previously-mentioned songs, was the biggest flop in her career, selling even worse than her previous release (although admittedly, it was released against the red-hot ''Marshall Mathers LP 2'' from Music/{{Eminem}}). Nowadays, Lavigne is seen as a relic of the early-to-mid 2000s who made annoying pop songs like "Complicated" and "Girlfriend" [[EarWorm that got stuck in your head for the wrong reasons]]. The fact that she's been married to Chad Kroeger, the frontman of Music/{{Nickelback}} (a band that's become Deader than Disco as well), probably doesn't help matters. The announcement of their separation in September 2015 was a source of SnarkBait among radio [=DJs=], particularly on rock radio, at least when it was mentioned at all. Lavigne expects to release [[http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop/7709100/avril-lavigne-signs-bmg-new-album-interview her sixth studio album at the end of 2017]], [[RevisitingTheRoots claiming that she will return to her roots]] with a NewSoundAlbum, but there has been no hype for the album yet.

to:

Unfortunately for her, she simply [[ToughActToFollow couldn't keep up the momentum after "Girlfriend" was released]]. [[http://ew.com/article/2009/07/24/avril-lavigne-in-the-studio-exclusive/ She had planned to release a follow-up album in 2009]], but various issues, including a 2009 divorce from Whibley (who also co-wrote and produced several songs on the album) and ExecutiveMeddling by the record label, pushed it back to 2011. By that time, not only had her previous hits faded from pop culture memory, but other female pop-stars, including TaylorSwift, LadyGaga, KatyPerry, and {{Kesha}}, had risen to prominence and eclipsed her in popularity. Her 2011 follow-up ''Goodbye Lullaby'' only debuted at #4, and failed to even reach Gold status in the US, while many fans saw it as a sellout that took a far more commercial direction as opposed to her more personal and angsty earlier albums. She'd also long had a brewing {{hatedom}} among PunkRock fans who saw her PopPunk style (along with that of contemporary artists like Music/FallOutBoy and Music/PanicAtTheDisco) as borderline blasphemy; her increasingly pop-oriented direction only made their charges easier to stick. The album did spawn a Top 20 single with "What the Hell", but it didn't have anywhere near the staying power that her previous singles did, while her follow-up singles barely scraped the Top 70 on the chart. It also didn't help that she later divorced Whibley in 2010, with the latter undergoing personal problems afterwards (up to and including suffering alcoholic relapse and kidney failure; he's since recovered and gotten remarried).\\\
She seemed to be making a comeback in 2013 with her Top 20 single "Here's to Never Growing Up", which managed to attain platinum status in the US, but she went and blew it completely the following year with "Hello Kitty", [[WereStillRelevantDammit an attempt to capitalize on both the dubstep craze]] and her continued popularity in Japan. It certainly got attention... but not the kind she was looking for. The video, which was filmed in Japan and had emotionless, robotic backup dancers and filled with exaggerated Japanese imagery, was widely derided for being racist and stereotypical (or at least {{Japandering}} taken to embarrassing extremes), and the song itself was decried as an incoherent and annoyingly grating mess, barely charting on the American ''or'' Japanese charts. Her self-titled album, which contained both of the previously-mentioned songs, was the biggest flop in her career, selling even worse than her previous release (although admittedly, it was released against the red-hot ''Marshall Mathers LP 2'' from Music/{{Eminem}}). Nowadays, Lavigne is seen as a relic of the early-to-mid 2000s who made annoying pop songs like "Complicated" and "Girlfriend" [[EarWorm that got stuck in your head for the wrong reasons]]. The fact that she's been married to Chad Kroeger, the frontman of Music/{{Nickelback}} (a band that's become Deader than Disco as well), probably doesn't help matters. The announcement of their separation in September 2015 was a source of SnarkBait among radio [=DJs=], particularly on rock radio, at least when it was mentioned at all. \\\
In any case, in 2014 her career was again put on hold for several years, [[http://people.com/celebrity/avril-lavigne-lyme-disease-singer-was-bedridden-for-5-months/ this time by an infection of Lyme Disease that left her bedridden for months and with significant symptoms for years afterwards]]. By 2017,
Lavigne has recovered and expects to release [[http://www.billboard.com/articles/columns/pop/7709100/avril-lavigne-signs-bmg-new-album-interview her sixth studio album at the end of 2017]], [[RevisitingTheRoots claiming that she will return to her roots]] with a NewSoundAlbum, but there has been no hype for the album yet.
16th Jul '17 6:44:32 PM josedanielsteller
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