Personalities | Avril Lavigne | Twenty-First Century | Rock

(Vocals, b. 1984)

Something of a mass of contradictions, Canada’s Lavigne has latterly been trying to shed the skater-pop image of her debut album Let Go (2002), which contained the massive single ‘Sk8er Boi’, in favour of a more mature, feminine approach. This was clear from her second album Under My Skin (2004), which displayed patently darker themes than the debut, but also through her decision to become the face of Chanel fragrances in 2006 – the year she wed Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley (since divorced).

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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