avril lavigne
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  • Faith: Christian - Catholic
  • Career: Musician
  • Birthday:  September 27, 1984
  • Accomplishments:  Teen Choice Awards, MTV Awards, Grammy Nominations
  • Fun Faith Fact!: Sang her first solo in church at age 10, "Near the Heart of God"

Avril LaVigne was born in Canada, but moved to NYC at age 16, and later to Los Angeles to pursue a music career. She is from a deeply religious home and began singing in church at a young age.

Avril taught herself to play the guitar and began writing songs as a teenager, dropping out of high school after 11th grade and signing a record deal with Arista.

Avril LaVigne‘s music has been described as punk. With her trademark pink streaked hair, punk-style clothing, and her own fashion line, she is somewhat of a style icon. She was previously married to musician Deryck Whimbley, but they divorced and she married Chad Kroeger, frontman for the rock band Nickelback.

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