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Avril Lavigne

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Belleville, Ontario, Canada (2002 – present)

Avril Ramona Lavigne was born in Belleville, Ontario, Canada on September 27, 1984. Her father, Jean-Claude Lavigne, named her “Avril” after the French word for the month of April. At the age of two, she began singing church songs with her mother, Judith-Rosanne “Judy” (née Loshaw). Judy recognized her two-year-old daughter’s talents after hearing her sing “Jesus Loves Me” in church. Lavigne has an older brother, Matthew, and a younger sister, Michelle, both of whom teased her when she sang. “My brother used to knock on the wall because I used to sing myself to sleep and he thought it was really annoying.”

When Lavigne was five years old, the family moved to Napanee, Ontario, a town with a population of approximately 5,000. Although she struggled to pay attention in school, sometimes being kicked out of class for misbehaving, her parents supported her singing. Her father bought her a microphone, a drum kit, a keyboard, and several guitars, and converted their basement into a studio. When Lavigne was 14, her parents would take her to karaoke sessions. Lavigne also performed at country fairs, singing songs by Garth Brooks, The Dixie Chicks, and Shania Twain. She also began writing her own songs. Her first song was called “Can’t Stop Thinking About You”, about a teenage crush, which she described as “cheesy cute”.
…In 1999, Lavigne won a radio contest to perform with fellow Canadian singer Shania Twain at the Corel Centre (now Scotiabank Place) in Ottawa, before an audience of 20,000 people.

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  • jealouis

    enquanto a Avril estava vendendo horrores com seus álbuns, Demi Lovato não saia da sombra da Disney e ainda era ofuscada pela Selena e pela Miley

    8 hours ago Reply
  • Unwated

    ¡Si, Avril la reina del rock de su generación!

    11 hours ago Reply
  • Unwated

    Katy/Demi não consegue vender nem mais que Beyoncé e P!nk. Avril ao menos enfrentou X-tina e Britney no inicio e com dignidade conseguiu espaço

    11 hours ago Reply
  • Santigne

    Alguien habla español? No? :/

    12 hours ago Reply
  • sortstjerne

    flopada com mais de 30 milhões vendidos, katy perry nem com 300 #1's

    Yesterday 11:13pm Reply
  • sortstjerne

    fã de demi falando de sucesso kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk essa gorda fracassada nunca sentiu o gosto disso

    Yesterday 11:12pm Reply
  • bodyisonfire

    This is how you remind me.

    Yesterday 8:16pm Reply
  • Unwated

    quero hiatus + album natalino do rock + sexto album

    Yesterday 6:31pm Reply
  • Unwated

    alguém remove demi lovato dos parecidos [5] prefiro lindsay lohan

    Yesterday 6:30pm Reply
  • jealouis

    alguém remove demi lovato dos parecidos [4] insulto a rainha do rock n

    Yesterday 5:51pm Reply
  • guihlerme

    só qro um novo álbum se for pra vir algo decente, deus me livre de um al 2.0

    Yesterday 12:30pm Reply
  • ItsBielSpears

    Rainha do Rock ❤️

    28 Jul 7:25pm Reply
  • twopiecez

    sdds sucesso [2]

    28 Jul 5:36pm Reply
  • FelipeFerrazF

    alguém remove demi lovato dos parecidos [3]

    28 Jul 5:00pm Reply
  • lipisticks

    alguém remove demi lovato dos parecidos [2]

    28 Jul 4:28pm Reply
  • JuniiorBouvier

    sdds sucesso

    28 Jul 2:50pm Reply
  • sortstjerne

    amiga volta que já ta na hora

    28 Jul 2:05pm Reply
  • sortstjerne

    alguém remove demi lovato dos parecidos

    28 Jul 2:05pm Reply
  • skatterboi-

    amo vocee

    28 Jul 4:30am Reply
  • Unwated

    de novo a katy perry vindo nos artistas parecidos? mas que diabos

    27 Jul 6:05pm Reply
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