About Avril Lavigne Autographed Memorabilia & Collectibles
Avril Lavigne is a household name as a singer and songwriter. By the age of 16 she had signed a contract with RCA records and had appeared on stage with Shania Twain
. At the age of 17, she released her first album Let Go, which went Platinum four times. It’s no surprise that she started singing at the age of two, and was singing in public by the age of 14.
Avril Lavigne was born in Ontario, Canada on September 27, 1984. Her parents supported her interest in music by buying her instruments and making a recording studio in the basement of the family home. At the age of 14, her parents would take her to karaoke and to perform at country fairs. She would cover songs by Dixie Chicks
and Garth Brooks
. She may have sung country in her early performances but when it comes to her own music, Avril Lavigne prefers to perform pop rock or punk style music. And she has found nothing but success. She has sold over 30 million copies of her albums, and is in the top 30 of artists for the 1990s.
According to sources, Avril Lavigne has also found success in feature film acting, perfume design, and clothing design. She appeared in Over the Hedge and in Fast Food Nation, after easing into the acting world over a several year period. In addition to music, acting and design, Avril Lavigne has devoted her time to many causes, including Amnesty International, Youth AIDS, and Make A Wish Foundation. Her success is attributed to hard work and talent, and is an asset to her commitment to world causes.