Wonder what's under her skin?
Avril Lavigne, born 27 September, 1984 (career 2002-Present), is a Canadian
pop/rock/pop-punk singer-songwriter, clothes designer, and actress.
She released her debut album, Let Go
, in June of 2002 when she was seventeen. It went quadruple platinum. Her second album, Under My Skin
came out in 2004 and The Best Damn Thing
in 2007. All three were number one albums in the UK. Goodbye Lullaby
came out early 2011, but it did not match the success of its predecessors.
She's made cameo appearances in Sabrina the Teenage Witch
and the film Going The Distance
. She also played Beatrice Bell in The Flock
and Alice in Fast Food Nation
. In Over the Hedge
she voiced Heather.
She also designs the fashion line Abbey Dawn for Kohl's and has one fragrance, Black Star
, out and another Forbidden Rose
on the way.
Was legitimately engaged to Chad Kroeger from Nickelback
on August 21, 2012, They were Married on July 1, 2013.
Not to be confused with Adam Levine
of Maroon Five
- My World (2003)
- The Best Damn Tour (2008)
Avril Lavigne contains examples of the following tropes:
- Adorkable: Watch her Under My Skin special DVD for all her dorkiness on display.
- All Women Are Lustful: Subverted in "Hot". She at first sings about how the thought of the guy gets her so hot and all the sexual things she wants to do to him. Then she quietly reveals how she just wants him to kiss her and hold her as well.
- Alpha Bitch: In the "Girlfriend" video, she plays one.
- Alone in a Crowd: The cover of her album Let Go.
- Banned In Malaysia: Nearly. For her "influence on youth".
- Be Yourself: "Complicated", "Freak Out", "Who Knows", "My World", "Anything But Ordinary", "Mobile".
- Bowdlerize: The Radio Disney edit of "Here's To Never Growing Up" is very heavily edited for content, often just repeating certain lines outright.
- Break Up Song: Under My Skin as an album, particularly My Happy Ending and He Wasn't.
- Call Back: "Rock N Roll" calls back to "Sk8er Boi"* and "Girlfriend"*
- Avril has a habit of doing this. Among others, "Everybody Hurts" calls back to "When You're Gone"* and "Take Me Away"* , "I Love You" to "Complicated"* , and "Smile" to "One Of Those Girls"* . ("Girlfriend" and "Hot" both use the lyrical snippet "again and again", but they were on the same album.)
- Canada, Eh?
- Cannot Spit It Out: "Things I'll Never Say"
- The Casanova: "One Of Those Girls" is about a female variation on this trope, aimed at a crush.
- Cloud Cuckoolander: "My World"
- Creator Couple: A few of the guys she has dated or married end up working on her albums.
- Cute Little Fangs: Her famous "vampire teeth", which reportedly made her so self-conscious, she allegedly had them shaved at some point circa-2008.
- Curse Cut Short: A few exist in "Here's To Never Growing Up".
- Cut Song: Let Go the song doesn't appear in the Let Go album.
- Cover Version: 'Knocking On Heaven's Door', 'Mickey', 'Bad Reputation' and 'How You Remind Me'.
- Child Prodigy: She's been singing since the age of 2.
- Daddy's Girl: Her father got special mention in her linear notes for Under My Skin because he brought her some gear when she was young, encouraging her music lessons and allowing her to get as noisy as she wanted growing up.
- Darker and Edgier: Downplayed but present in "Under My Skin".
- Development Hell: Her recording company pushed back Goodbye Lullaby by about a year.
- Emo Teen: Under My Skin, anyone?
- Follow Your Heart: "Freak Out", "Who Knows", "My World", "Anything but ordinary", "Mobile", "Keep Holdin' On".
- Girliness Upgrade: Starting with The Best Damn Thing, although she claims she was faking the look of her previous albums.
- Getting Crap Past the Radar: Gets some pretty explicit drug references in the song "Too Much To Ask", unless you really really really pay attention to it and are over the age 17. It sounds like any pissed off at you ignoring me song.
- Genki Girl: Her behind the scenes of the "Under My Skin" album making of and promo tour indicate this.
- Gratuitous Japanese: In the beginning of "Hello Kitty".
- Green-Eyed Monster
Hey hey, you you, I don't like your girlfriend! No way, no way, I think you need a new one...
- Green-Eyed Epiphany: "Sk8er Boi" is a song about a girl who is in denial about her love for a boy she knows until he's already been claimed by another.
- I Just Want to Be Special: "Anything But Ordinary"
- It Meant Something to Me: "Losing Grip" is this trope in song.
- The Lad-ette: As any good Anti-Britney Spears would be. "My World" is all the proof you need.
- Lighter and Softer: Her last two albums have almost bordered on romantic and loving and just based upon fun, instead of heart break as it's bitter center and sadness.
- Lyrical Dissonance: Listen to "He Wasn't" or "Anything But Ordinary".
- Meganekko: Briefly adorned Nerd Glasses in the "What the Hell" music video.
- New Sound Album: Let Go is very upbeat compared to its follow-up, Under My Skin.
- Obsession Song: "Hot", "Girlfriend", "Thing's I'll Never Say", "Contagious", "Fall To Pieces".
- Older Than They Look: She looks the same...or younger than she did when her first album came out. The general conclusion is that she acts, looks and behaves like a teenager, but she's almost 30 years old now.
- One of the Boys: Mentions this in "My World".
- One of Us: Is apparently a fan of One Piece, and is going to have 2 of her songs be featured in the new movie- One Piece Film: Z
- Did a live cover of Metallica's Fuel. The song was faithful to the original, not to mention quite an audacious move for a female pop star. This didn't stop Metallica's Fan Dumb failing to understand that it's possible to like metal AND other genres too. This also despite the fact that Lars Ulrich approved the cover.
- Perky Goth: During her "Under My Skin" Era she tread this line very closely. Most of them she's a perky punk.
- Portmanteau Couple Name: Chavril with her new fiance.
- Please Wake Up / Grief Song: "Slipped Away"
- Precision F-Strike: Though the effect was somewhat diminished in the album The Best Damn Thing.
- Product Placement: The "What the Hell" video was released by Sony, filmed in 3D and also made available as online 3D content for Sony TVs and Blu-ray players. Prominently displayed in the video are a Sony Bravia TV with 3D glasses, a Sony Vaio computer, a Sony Ericsson cellphone, and Avril's own perfume and clothing lines.
- And again in the video for "Rock N Roll", when Avril explicitly mentions her "new Sony phone" in the most forced way possible.
- Yet again in the "Let Me Go" music video, which prominently features a Sony tablet.
- Piss Take Rap: "Nobody's Fool"
- Rage Against the Reflection: In the video for "Don't Tell Me".
- The Red Stapler: Avril wears something in a music video->people want it->this.
- Rockumentary: Avril Lavigne has three video albums.
- Rock Star Song: "How Does It Feel".
- Sanity Slippage Song: Under My Skin is a sanity slippage album (minus "Who Knows"), "Runaway", "Goodbye", "Anything But Ordinary", "My World", "Mobile" and "I'm With You".
- Silly Love Songs: "Things I'll Never Say", "Fall To Pieces", "Naked", "Contagious"
- She Also Did: Co-wrote "Breakaway" by Kelly Clarkson, "I Will Be" by Leona Lewis and "Dancing Crazy" by Miranda Cosgrove.
- Unlucky Childhood Friend: The first girl in "Sk8er Boi."
- Wham Line: "Sk8r Boi" seems to be telling the story of two people in 3rd person until it reaches the bridge
"Sorry girl you missed out,
Well tough luck that boy's mine now,
We are more than just good friends,
And this is how the story ends."
- With or Without You: In "Nobody's Fool":
If it's with or without you, I don't need you doubtin' me.
- Working with the Ex: Deryck Whibley, and her divorced in 2009, didn't stop his major influence on her fourth album.
- What Did I Do Last Night?: Mentioned In "Smile".
- You Are Not Alone: "I'm With You".