Canadian pop-rock singer/songwriter Avril Lavigne burst onto the music scene in the early 2000s, reaching international stardom on the strength of her debut single "Complicated." Lavigne, who was just 17 years old at the time, took the music world by storm with her punk-influenced anthems and unapologetic, anti-starlet image that purposely clashed with mainstream pop of the time. The rising star instantly hit teen idol status, selling several million copies of her debut album Let Go, which would go on to become the best-selling album by a female artist in 2002. As the years went on, Lavigne's sound and musical styles continued to evolve, as evident in her more upbeat 2007 release The Best Damn Thing. She continued to release chart topping albums before entering a hiatus to focus on her health following a Lyme disease diagnosis in 2013. 2019 marked Lavigne's return to the spotlight, with the release of her sixth studio album Head Above Water.
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