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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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    Proprietária da música

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    Do the people who are accusing her of being racist even listen to J-Pop? That is a standard cutesy music video that idols, singers and girl groups do for their cute songs, even huge stars like Ayumi Hamasaki who's 35 still does cute videos from time to time. Its just because she isn't asian that she's being accused of stereotypes.

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    to adorando tudo isso, amo

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    meow :3

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    Não sei porque tão reclamando tanto do clipe de uma música sobre tcheka

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