Exciting news you guys: we have our first PCD coverage across the pond: Avril Lavigne. She played 2 shows in London at Alexandra Palace and our photographer (Isha Shah) was there for the May 10 show. Unfortunately our coverage is limited, however, we have some photos for you from Avril’s set. ENJOY!!!
Avril Ramona Lavigne (born September 27, 1984) is a Canadian singer and songwriter. At age 16, she signed a two-album recording contract with Arista Records. Her debut studio album, Let Go (2002), is the best-selling album of the 21st century by a Canadian artist. It yielded the successful singles “Complicated” and “Sk8er Boi.” These songs emphasized a skate punk persona and therefore, earned her the title “Pop-Punk Queen” from music publications. Avril paved the way for female-driven, punk-influenced pop music in the early 2000s. Therefore, she is considered key in the development of pop-punk music. Next, Under My Skin (her second studio album) was released in 2004. It became Lavigne’s first album to reach the top of the Billboard 200 US chart, selling 10 million copies worldwide.
Following the first 2 albums, Lavigne’s third studio album, The Best Damn Thing was released in 2007. It reached number one in seven countries worldwide and saw the international success of its lead single “Girlfriend.” Subsequently, this became her first single to reach the top of the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States. She then went on to release Goodbye Lullaby (2011) & Avril Lavigne (2013), which saw continued commercial success & were both certified gold in Canada, the United States, & other territories. After releasing her sixth studio album, Head Above Water (2019), she returned to her punk roots with her seventh studio album, Love Sux (2022). Her years of success therefore led to eight Grammy Awards nominations.
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