Avril Ramona Lavigne is a famous Canadian Singer & Song-writer. Her professional career started at the age of 15 when she performed with pop legend Shania Twain. Her net worth raised to $2 million when she landed a recording deal with Arista Records. She was just 17 when her debut album, Let Go hit the stores. She became one of the most commercially successful singers in the world since then. Her net worth as for 2013 is estimated to be $45 million. She distributed over 30million albums & sold over 50 million singles in the last 10 years.
Avril means April in French which was her father’s favourite time of the year. She was born in a family of Judith-Rosane & Jean-Claude Joseph Lavigne in Ontario. She was taken to the church choir by her mother who admired her talent. She had started singing as early as talking. She used to sing herself to sleep which annoyed her brother Mathew a lot. Both her siblings, Mathew & Michelle did not support her singing which didn’t affect her practice at all.
Avril won a chance to sing with Shania Twain for an audience of 20 thousand people when she was 15. Shania is often called “The Queen of Country Pop” and owns assets worth $350 million. Avril told Shania that she too wanted to be a world-known singer. She met L.A. Reid (Music Producer) in 2000 and got signed with Arista Records.
Earlier days of working with the company were difficult. Her mentor Joshua Sarubin & Avril tried working with different co-writers but her voice didn’t seem to suit any song. Things changed drastically when she met The Matrix Team’s producers. They recorded many great songs, including “Complicated”, working together. Her debut album, Let Go, sold over 60 thousand copies within a week after release & hit Billboard 200 at #8. Her net worth exponentially increased after this breakthrough.
Height in Inches – 61.02 inches
Height with Shoes/Heels – 5 feet 3.5 inches – 5’6″
Weight in 2014 kg and Lbs(Pounds) – 50 Kg /110.2 pounds
Figure Size(Bust/Breast – Waist – Hips/Butt) – 33-23-32 inches
Bra Size(Cup) – 34B
Birthdate & Age in 2014 – 27th September, 1984 & 29 years
How Rich? Net Worth(in Dollars) – $45 Million
Eye Color – Bluish
Shoe Size(US) – 7
Avril Interesting Facts:
Avril changed directions from country & folk music to punk-rock-pop for more money.
She likes to eat real Italian pizza with lots of olives.
She’s a self-taught guitarist, started at the age of 12 with her dad’s guitar.
She was seen shopping for baby clothes in 2008 for her and Whibley’s unborn child, she wasn’t even pregnant!
Her ex Broody Jenner once started a fight in a bar & Avril got a hit in her face by the other guy.
She admits that she’s a big drama queen.
She says “Don’t smoke. Only smoke when you’re drunk.”
She doesn’t got to gym, she’s just kinda naturally ripped!
Controversies & Relationships:Avril started dating Deryck Whibley (Lead singer & guitarist for band Sum 41) when she was 19. Whibley took her on a surprise trip to Venice in 2005 & proposed her on June 27th. After 7 months of their marriage, Avril stated that she was the reason Whibley quit drugs as she wouldn’t be with anyone who did drugs. She was herself 100% against drugs. Their marriage lasted for about 3 years & the divorce was finalized on November 16th 2010.
Avril started dating Chad Kroeger (Canadian Rocker from band Nickelback) in July 2012. They stared working together for her 5th album & got engaged in August 2012. They married each other on July 1st 2013 at a newly constructed medieval castle on the Mediterranean Sea in South of France, called Château de La Napoule went to Portofino, Italy for their honeymoon.
Brands and Endorsements:Avril was initially known for her tomboyish style She flaunted necktie and tank top combinations & preferred skater shoes or Converses, wristbands, baggy clothes & shoelaces around her fingers. She preferred wearing old T’s during photo shoots. Media termed her “pop punk princess” & female answer to blink-182. Also called, “anti-Britney” by fans & press, she had a more “real” image & was noticeably headstrong. She stopped wearing ties by November 2002 as she felt she was “wearing a costume”. She said “I’m just saying, I don’t want to sell sex. I feel that’s sort of lame & low. I’ve got so much more to say.” She caught up on a more Gothic style with her second album, Under My Skin, & switched to black tutus, getting an image marked by angst. She changed directions during The Best Damn Thing years, dyed her hair blonde with a pink streak, included tight jeans and heels in her outfits & modelled for magazines like Harper’s Bazaar. She claimed to have grown up & moved on to defend her new style. She now eats healthy food, practises yoga, surfing, street hockey, soccer & rollerblading.