Avril Lavigne is a famous singer and songwriter. She comes from Ontario, Canada, and she was born on September 27, 1984. Her father named her Avril after the month of April. When she was 15 years old, Avril won a radio competition to sing with Shania Twain. Avril sang with her in front of 20,000 people. Avril also told Shania Twain that she would become a famous singer. She was right!
When she was 16 years old, she signed a recording contract worth more than $2 million. Her debut album was Let Go, and her first single was Complicated. They were both very successful. That was just the start for Avril. By 2013, Avril Lavigne had sold more than 30 million albums and 50 million singles all over the world. She continues to make music and is one of the most famous singers in the world.