Canadian Avril Lavigne burst onto the scene in 2000 as the indie punk pop, angst ridden teenager and wowed the masses with her massive hits "Complicated", "Sk8er Boi", "I'm with You", "My Happy Ending", "Nobody's Home", and "Girlfriend".
Her debut album Let Go (2002) went 6x platinum and her follow up album Under My Skin (2004) went 3x platinum and The Best Damn Thing reached platinum status (2007).
As well as writing all her own music, Avril Lavigne branched out into her own clothing line Abbey Dawn, created two perfumes Black Star and Forbidden Rose and went into film work as well.
In the beginning of her career, Avril Lavigne was signed by then Arista label boss L.A Reid who saw the talent in the young singer at a studio session and signed her immediately.
Avril Lavigne went onto achieve major success and her first tour was called Try to Shut Me Up Tour (2002–03) which saw her tour the world and made her one of the youngest worldwide superstars.
By her third album The Best Damn Thing, Avril Lavigne was nominated for World Music Awards for "World's Bestselling Canadian Artist" and "World's Best Pop/Rock Female Artist and went on her Best Damn Tour to promote the album.
In 2011, she released her fourth album Lullaby, and while writing the music for the album she also wrote a song for the Tim Burton film Alice in Wonderland. Her song "I'm With You"(from her first album) was used by Rihanna in the song "Cheers (Drink to That)" and she also performed at the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics closing ceremony.