Avril Lavigne travels with a bag full of about 30 neck ties. Some of them Avril bought and the rest of ’em she just takes from her dad.
Avril Lavigne broke a record set by Madonna. Yup, the 17 year-old Canadian’s hit song, Complicated, held the number one spot on the Contemporary Hit Radio chart (which tracks air play on the radio) for 11 weeks in a row. Madonna previously held the record with her song Music which held onto number one for 10 weeks.
Avril Lavigne’s hittin’ the tube for an appearance this fall on Sabrina the Teenage Witch. What do ya think she’ll be doing? Performing of course. Avril will rock-out in a nightclub.
Avril Lavigne has a cameo in Treble Charger’s video for Hundred Million. Other groups who appear in the band’s video include Sum 41 and Swollen Members.
Avril got her first kiss one night in grade nine when her parents were away and a boi came over. The best time to catch Avril Lavigne singing her song Losing Grip is when she’s angry. “I really like performing it when I’m mad,” says Avril. “And I’m always mad at boys.”
Avril admitted to Rollingstone.com that she got into some fights one night. “The other night, I got into three fights,” says Lavigne. “I was at a club and some girl was giving me attitude. She pushed me and I got her down on the floor. Security came, and because I was on top, they threw me out.” Yikes! No wonder Avril Lavigne’s getting a bit of a rebel’s rep.
Avril Lavigne usually sports loose Dickies and she’s thin so they often fall down revealing her butt crack. If you caught the 2002 MMVA’s you may have got a glimpse of Avril’s backside again! Yes, Avril Lavigne does skateboard. She may not be Tony Hawk but she can handle a skateboard. Avril Lavigne knew she wanted to be a singer when she was just a little kid. Avril Lavigne was only 12 years old when she wrote her first song. Avril Lavigne also taught herself to play the guitar when she was 12. Avril Lavigne gets compared to Alanis Morissette (although it might just be cuz they’re both Canadian and female).
Avril Lavigne is good friends with Pink, Vanessa Carlton and Fefe Dobson Avril Lavigne enjoys camping, skateboarding, hunting and hockey. Avril is married to Derek Whibley from Sum 41. The couple also share a mansion in California! Avril wrote the Spongebob Squarepants theme song, as well as Kelly Clarkson’s song, Breakaway. In July 2007, it emerged that Tommy Dunbar and James Gangwer from The Rubinoos were suing Avril over allegations she copied one of their songs. The pair claim Avril’s single Girlfriend is a copy of their song I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend. The case will be heard in a Californian court on August 28, 2007.
Avril appeared topless on the front cover of the Blender magazine’s June 2007 edition, but she was not happy with it because she wanted it darker. Avril released her song Girlfriend with choruses in different languages, including Italian, Spanish, French, and Japanese. Avril sings the theme for the soundtrack of the movie Eragon, titled Keep Holding On.
Avril appeared in Butch Walker’s video for Bethamphetamine (Pretty Pretty), and Treble Charger’s video, Hundred Million. Avril and Deryck Whibley (of Sum 41) started dating in March 2004. The couple tied the knot on July 17, 2006 in Montecito, California. Avril’s wedding dress was designed by Vera Wang. Avril has been immortalized with her very own computer virus — the so-called Avril e-mail virus, which tries to lure users into opening its infected attachment by promising pictures of the popstar, went into circulation shortly after the Grammy nominations were announced. (January 14, 2003) Avril mispronounced David Bowie’s name when helping announce the Grammy nominees for best male rock vocal performance at Madison Square Garden. She pronounced Bowie’s name like Howie, while it’s supposed to be like “doughy.” (January 8, 2003) Paramount Pictures has optioned the song Sk8er Boi, and hired ER writer/producer David Zabel to adapt its words into a feature film to be produced by studio-based MTV Films and Alphaville. Avril once admitted to never having heard of The Sex Pistols.
Avril has a star tattooed on the inside of her left wrist, applied at the same time as friend and musical associate Ben Moody’s identical tattoo. In late 2004, she had a small pink heart-shaped tattoo featuring the letter ‘D’ applied to her right wrist – thought to be a reference to Deryck Whibley.
Avril wrote a song for her grandpa who passed away. The song, called Slipped Away, is on her second album Under My Skin. The position Avril plays in hockey is right wing and center. She has said in the past that she played hockey better than some guys when she was back in high school. Avril started playing guitar when she was about 10 years old. Avril broke a record set by Madonna. Her song Complicated held the number one spot on the Contemporary Hit Radio chart (which tracks air play on the radio) for 11 weeks in a row. Madonna previously held the record with her song Music, which held onto number one for 10 weeks. During a interview, Avril spotted a picture of herself and ripped it up, allegedly saying “I hate that f***ing photo!” All this happened while on air. According to Avril, she had permission to take the picture down – station personnel encouraged her to take it down.
Following Ashlee Simpson’s disastrous lip-synching appearance on Saturday Night Live, Avril remarked it was pathetic that some young artists don’t sing on their own record or on stage. In 2004, Avril was at the center of a row with bosses at MTV after she stuck her middle finger up live on air on Total Request Live. The origins of Avril’s name are French: Avril means April; La means The; Vigne means Vine. Avril has one dog, a miniature schnauzer named Sam.