What is Avril Lavigne’s net worth? $50 million
How did Avril Lavigne earn her money and wealth?
Born to Judith-Rosanne and Jean-Claude in the year 1984, Avril has two siblings, an older brother Matthew and younger sister Michelle. She always loved to sing, and her parents realized her singing capabilities when she was just two years old. Her father had an interest in music as well, and that’s why Avril’s parents always supported her musical gift. Her parents encouraged her to sing at different occasions like church visits, karaoke sessions, and country fairs. Soon enough, Avril started writing songs as well, and her first composition was called ‘can’t stop thinking about you’ which she apparently wrote for a teenage crush.
Avril was a blessed singer, and people around her soon realized it. At a very young age, she got a chance to sing with Shania Twain in front of a live audience. Avril continued singing for country covers, and that’s where she was discovered by Antonio L.A. Reid. He was so impressed by Avril’s talent in a 15 min audition that he immediately signed her in a two-album contract. Avril’s musical talent soon became an instant hit, and she was unstoppable. People loved her for who she was, and she very soon became a household name. She is credited for hit albums like ‘Let Go’, ‘Under My Skin’, ‘The Best Damn Thing’ and ‘Goodbye Lullaby’.
With her tremendous popularity in the musical world, Avril decided to try her luck in acting. She had been making appearances in her musical albums but acting in mainstream cinema was new to her. Her first television appearance was a cameo in an episode of Sabrina: the Teenage Witch in the year 2002. She started slowly by doing some cameos in multiple series and movies including Going the Distance and The Flock. She also gave her voice in an animated movie titled Over the Hedge. She attended Cannes Film festival 2006 for her association to the animated movie Over the Hedge.
Avril carefully stepped in the fashion industry as well. In the year 2008, she launched her own clothing line named Abbey Dawn. Her clothing line initially had a Back-to-school collection. Popularly known as Junior’s lifestyle brand, the clothes of Abbey Dawn were designed by Avril herself. She further extended her clothing line by introducing the collections of the year 2009 to the New York Fashion Week. After her huge success as a businesswoman, Avril expanded her business horizons and introduced a fragrance line as well. The most famous fragrance of Avril’s brand was named ‘Black star’.
In the year 2003, Avril was awarded an International Achievement Award for her song ‘Complicated’. Avril was nominated eight times for Grammy Awards in two years. She also holds a Guinness World Record for the being the youngest female solo artist that topped the UK album chart in the year 2003. In her entire career, Avril Lavigne received 221 awards in total and 301 nominations. Avril Lavigne has recorded a total of 12.4 million sales in albums in the U.S. She co-wrote Kelly Clarkson’s “Breakaway” which ended up selling 2.1 million downloads.
What are the highest selling albums and songs of Avril Lavigne?
- Let Go (2002): 6.9 million
- Under My Skin (2004): 3.2 million
- The Best Damn Thing (2007): 1.7 million
- Goodbye Lullaby (2011): 394,000
- Avril Lavigne (2013): 156,000
- “Girlfriend”: 3.8 million copies
- “What the Hell”: 2.1 million copies
- “Keep Holding On”: 1.6 million copies
- “Here’s to Never Growing Up”: 1.3 million copies
- “When You’re Gone”: 1.29 million copies
- “My Happy Ending”: 1.2 million copies
- “Complicated”: 1.1 million copies
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