Avril Lavigne, born on September 27, 1984, in Belleville, Ontario, Canada, spent most of her childhood in Napanee, Ontario. Lavigne began singing in church in church at a young age, and signed with Arista Records in 2000. Two years later, she released her debut album, Let Go. Thanks to hit singles "Complicated" and "Sk8er Boi," the record sold more than 15 million copies worldwide. Lavigne followed up with the albums Under My Skin (2004), The Best Damn Thing (2007) andGoodbye Lullaby (2011).
"I have always looked for ways to give back because I think it's a responsibility we all share."
– Avril Lavigne