Have you heard of the song “complicated”? How about “Sk8er Boi?”, “Girlfriend”? Of course you have! Who hasn’t? Avril Ramona Lavigne has been an icon in the entertainment industry and has made her mark by proving her individual style in both music and in style has made her what she is today, a legend. Although many are quick to disagree with labelling her as a legend, I say, for someone so young to have made such a huge mark in the industry, to have started the whole “Tie and Tank Top” trend, she must be something alright.
She was born in the city of Belleville in Ontario Canada on the 27th of September 1984, but moved to the small town of Napanee with her parents 5 years later. She then moved to New York with her brother at an older age because she decided she wanted to pursue a career in singing, which comes to no surprise because she undeniably has a lovely singing voice indeed. Even before that, she began to showcase her talent by appearing alongside Shania Twain during her concert in Ontario in 1998. It was in 1999 when local folk singer Steve Medd insisted on her contributing her vocals on his song “Touch the Sky”, which led to her singing gospel songs such as “Temple of Life”.
On the 4th of June 2002, she released her debut album Let Go which consisted of the super famous hit “Complicated”, which a music video was made for and won itself a MTV Video Music Award in 2002. I remember watching that exact segment during the award presentation, it was then I began to ask “Who is this girl? I really like her and her music”. She has launched two albums ever since, Under My Skin and The Best Damn Thing. She is now in the works of creating her fourth studio album. She has even acted in a few sitcoms and films, such as the “Fast Food Nation” In 2006 and “The Flock” In 2007.
Avril has grown as a celebrity in a phenomenon was and has even released her own fragrance called “Black Star” in collaboration with Procter & Gamble Prestige Products. She is soon to be releasing another perfume called “Forbidden Rose” As an extension of Black Star, both being of a gothic-garden theme.
So where does Avril Lavigne live now? She currently lives in a $14 million home in Bel Air in the city of Los Angeles which was bought together with her ex-husband Deryck Whibley, lead singer of punk rock band Sum 41. She tends to commute in between Los Angeles and New York.