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    • As a child, Avril was diagnosed with ADHD and prescribed Ritalin, which she still takes to this day, for it. Her extreme hyperactivity also made her get kicked out of school three times.

    • Avril became engaged to Chad Kroeger of Nickleback in August 2012. Her engagement ring is has a 14 carat diamond.

    • Avril performed at the 2011 Q102 Jingle Ball Concert in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

    • On November 5th, 2011, Avril and Brody Jenner were attacked outside the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Avril suffered a black eye, bloody nose and bruises.

    • Avril attended the London premiere of Tim Burton's Alice In Wonderland in February 2010.

    • Though born in Belleville, Avril considers her hometown to be Napanee, Ontario.

    • Avril has released to perfume frangrances: Black Star and Forbidden Rose

    • Avril found her own charity in 2010 called The Avril Lavigne Foundation. It is designed to help children with serious illnesses and disabilities.

    • Avril has her own clothing line called Abbey Dawn. The name comes from a nickname her father called her.

    • Avril's debut album Let Go went 6x platinum.

    • 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.

    • 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 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.
      In 2011, Avril got a saftey pin designed tattoo on her neck.

    • 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 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.

    • 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.

    • Some of Avril's favorites: Actor: Tobey Maguire
      Actress: Sandra Bullock
      Movies: Miss Congeniality and 8 Mile
      Song: Iris by Goo Goo Dolls
      Food: pizza with a lot of olives
      Candy: Pixe Stix

    • Avril lived with Chantal Kreviazuk and Raine Maida for 7 months, while working on her album, "Under My Skin". Chantal also co-wrote 7 of the new songs.

    • Avril went to Cornerstone Christian Academy when she was in Napanee, Ontario and she excelled in track and field.

    • Avril's younger sister appeared in her "Sk8er Boi" video, and her brother appeared in her "Girlfriend" video.

    • Avril has won the following awards VMA 2002 - 'New Artist in a Video' for Complicated MTV Asia 2003 - Favorite Female Artist 2003 - Favorite Breakthrough Artist 2003 - The Award Juno Awards 2003 - 'Best Single' 2003 - 'Best Album' 2003 - 'Best New Artist' ASCAP Film and Television Music 2004 - 'Most Performed Song from a Motion Picture', Bruce Almighty, single I'm With You Teen Choice Awards 2007 - 'Choice Music Single' - Girlfriend Kids Choice Awards 2005 - 'Favorite Female Singer'

    • Avril's eye color is blue. She is 5'4" tall.

    • Avril has appeared on the following lists
      Maxim 2005 - #36 on 'Hot 100 list'
      2006 - #35 on 'Hot 100 list'
      2007 - #15 on 'Hot 100 list'
      2010 - #34 on 'Hot 100 list'
      2011 - #34 on 'Hot 100 list'
      FHM 2003 - '100 Sexiest Women in the World'
      2004 - '100 Sexiest Women in the World'
      2005 - '100 Sexiest Women in the World'
      2011 - '100 Sexiest Women of the World'
      Music Choice 2007 - 'Artist of the Month'

    • The first magazine to have Avril Lavigne on its cover was Bravo magazine.

    • Avril dropped out of school at grade 11.

    • Avril's first music video, "Complicated", cost over a million dollars.

  • Quotes

    • Avril: I like all my tattoos. They all remind me of friendships. A lot of them are matching tattoos. It's a moment in time. Whenever I'm having a really good time I bust out and say, 'Let's get tattoos.

    • Avril: (on fashion) Fashion's a really big part of it, with all the photo shoots, the red carpet, being up on stage. Fashion really becomes part of who you are as a musician, and my fashion resonated with the fans, and a lot of them kinda emulated my style. As I got older, I started really loving fashion and appreciating fashion, and just wanted to make my own pieces. The inspiration comes from my personal style and what I'm going to wear up on stage

    • Avril: (on her album Goodbye Lullaby) I allowed myself to be vulnerable. I think it's during the real moments that people can relate the most. Those who have heard the album have had very strong emotional reactions to the songs, so I realized that when something is so real, it will probably touch somebody. The beauty of music is that it's open to interpretation.

    • Avril: (on the kids on show Majors and Minors) They were all so talented. There were musicians and singers, and they just blew me away. I sang for them, and they performed for me. I was just blown away. I got to talk to them about music and the music industry, and they were all just so excited. And I love working with kids..they're just so innocent.

    • Avril: (on her clothing style) When I was 17, I was such a tomboy. I would wear something in my music video and then wear the same thing on the red carpet. I wore the same thing like all of the time. I was super innocent and young. I had no idea what was going on around me. I was just myself--completely authentic. I still am, just more experienced.

    • Avril: People love me and people hate me, but… if you do hate me, you're the loser, not me.

    • Avril: What's happened to Britney [Spears] comes down to who she is as a person. If you want a piece of this business, you have to learn how to deal with it. You can't complain about the pressures, the paparazzi or the madness, because that's the job.

    • Avril: (revealing she isn't prepared to use her sexuality to sell records) Image is a personal choice. I'd rather be seen as me than for not wearing anything. When I first started out in music I was 17. I didn't want to wear the clothes that everyone wanted me to wear. I wore my tank top and Doc Martens boots and I'm glad I did because I was so different from everyone else.

    • Avril: I've been known to run around naked when I'm drunk. One time I was drinking whiskey, and I was so loud, someone called the police ... I have a side to me that's a bit delinquent and I get myself in trouble.

    • Avril: (on claims her skater-punk look is just a carefully planned image) Nobody tells me what to wear. Trust me. I'm a girl and I'm growing up. I wrote my first album when I was a 16-year-old skater who wore size 32 pants and hoodies. I was a tomboy. I had an older brother I looked up to, and I hung out with mostly guys. Now I'm into skirts. I'm growing up, I'm changing, I'm becoming a woman. That happens to girls - they become women.

    • Avril: (asked when the last time she had to smack someone down was) In a bar a few months ago. Some chick came up to me and got in my face and said something, so I kicked her in the box and shoved her. I don't go looking for fights, but if someone comes up to me and pushes me, I'm not going to take it.

    • Avril: (on her 2006 wedding to Deryck Whibley) I wanted to say, 'Let's totally have a rock 'n' roll, goth wedding.' But at the same time I thought, 'I've been dreaming about my wedding day since I was a little girl. I have to wear the white dress.' I wanted to be a princess. People thought that I would have some black wedding dress, and I would have. But at the same time, I was thinking about the wedding pictures, and I wanted to be in style. I didn't want to be thinking 20 years later, 'Oh, why did I wear my hair like that?'

    • Avril: I never once said I was punk. I don't want to be punk. I'm just a really strong, opinionated person. Though I do like punk.

    • Avril: I don't believe war is a way to solve problems. I think it's wrong. I don't have respect for the people that made the decisions to go on with war. I don't have that much respect for Bush. He's about war, I'm not about war - a lot of people aren't about war.

    • Avril: The media have portrayed me as an angry girl who's pissed off all the time. They've labeled me tons of things, but none of them really sum up who I am or what I'm like. But I'm over it, and I honestly feel like that's gone away.

    • Avril: (on her acting aspirations) I'd love to go further. I think it's important for me to do it the right way and be smart about it and wait for the right parts in the right movies. I wouldn't just want to throw myself into a big part.

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