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. All singles were well received.Goodbye Lullaby came out early 2011, but it did not match the success of its predecessors. Her self titled album came out in 2013 to better reception. She returned to her Best Damn sound.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.Started dating Chad Kroeger from Nickelback at some point during the 2012 recording of her fifth album. The two were engaged on August 21, 2012 and were married on July 1, 2013.Not to be confused with Adam Levine of Maroon Five
Avril Lavigne contains examples of the following tropes:
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.
Be Yourself: "Complicated", "Freak Out", "Who Knows", "My World", "Anything But Ordinary", "Mobile".
Badass Boast: The Best Damn Thing your eyes have ever seen is but one example.
Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: The three girls she plays in the "Girlfriend" video. The bitchy girl is brunette, the nerdy girl is redhead and Avril is blonde as herself.
Bowdlerize: The Radio Disney edit of "Here's To Never Growing Up" is very heavily edited for content, often just removing certain lines outright.
Break Up Song: Under My Skin as an album, particularly My Happy Ending and He Wasn't. Many songs on "Goodbye Lullaby" are about her divorce.
Call Back: "Rock N Roll" calls back to "Sk8er Boi"* In the talky opening of the music video, she fields a call from a confused listener and "Girlfriend"* with the lyric "the motherfucking princess"
Avril has a habit of doing this. Among others, "Everybody Hurts" calls back to "When You're Gone"* "When you're gone, I can't breathe" and "Take Me Away"* "Won't somebody take me away to a better place", "I Love You" to "Complicated"* "And how you keep your cool when I am complicated", and "Smile" to "One Of Those Girls"* "You're the one to blame". ("Girlfriend" and "Hot" both use the lyrical snippet "again and again", but they were on the same album.)
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.
Fan Service Pack: Started in "Under My Skin" with the "He Wasn't" video but really escalated with her third album.
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.
Lighter and Softer: Her Lullaby and Best Damn albums have almost bordered on romantic and loving and just based upon fun, instead of heart break as it's bitter center and sadness. She actually spoke about this when she was recording "The Best Damn Thing" saying she just wanted to have fun in music again.
And wore them much more in the "Hello Kitty" 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"; her earlier performances had her dressed in very tomboyish attire too.
Reportedly, first time she met Sum 41's Deryck Whibley (her then-future husband) and Steve Jocz, she was trying to pants him before being stopped by Steve giving her a wedgie. That should give you a clue on the type of girl she is.
Perky Goth: During her "Under My Skin" Era she tread this line very closely. Most of them she's a perky punk.
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.