Music is one art form that has the capacity of capturing and touching your mind and soul completely. For music lovers and singers the whole feeling of listening to music or singing a song is just overwhelming. Avril Lavigne is one singer who firmly believes in this capacity of touching heart and souls through music. Listen to any of her songs and you will feel this touch instantly, no matter from which corner of the world you are. Avril is a Canadian singer who has sold more then twenty six million albums worldwide. It is not only music that she has a hold on, last year she was voted by a Canadian business magazine ranked her as the seventh most powerful Canadian person in Hollywood. Born Avril Ramona Lavigne Whibley to parents of French origin, she is better known in the music world as Avril Lavigne. She is just 24 years of age and has recorded many music albums.
According to Avril?s mother the musical talents of her daughter were evident very early when she began singing with her mother in the church choir; she was all of two years back at that time. The year 1998 was crucial for her singing career; in this year she got an opportunity to sing on stage with fellow Canadian singer Shania Twain on her first major tour concert. Avril got the chance to sing with Shania after winning a signing competition where she had participated, she sang the song What Made you Say That along with Shania. Later on she was discovered as a singer by Cliff Fabri while she was singing at a Chapters bookstore in Kingston. By the age of 16 she had been signed up by Ken Krongard, representative of Arista Records. It was after this that she completed work on her first album.
Avril?s album Let Go was released in the year 2002, and the album went on to reach the pole position in United Kingdom, Australia and Canada. As a result she became the youngest female lead singer to have an album in number one at that time. The song Complicated went on to became a major hit among fans world wide and turned out to be one of the best selling Canadian singles that year. This song brought many nominations and wards on her way. Some of the most prominent ones were Best New Artist in the MTV Music Video Awards of 2002, World Music Award for ?World?s Best Selling Canadian Singer, she wan nominated for six Juno Awards and ended up winning 4 of them and was nominated for eight Grammy Awards.
Under My Skin and The Best Damn Thing are a couple of albums that she recorded subsequently. The single Girlfriend from the album The Best Damn thing was a huge hit and went on to be at the top of Hot Billboard 100. Currently Avril is married to fellow Canadian Singer Deryck Whibley, the couple married in a catholic ceremony attended by friends and family on July 15th 2006.