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BIRTHDAY: September 27, 1984
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BIGGEST SINGLE: "Complicated" (2002)
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BIGGEST LP: Let Go (2002)
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GRAMMY AWARDS: 0
button.gif (123 bytes) "I'm just coming out and I'm going to clearly be myself - I write what I feel, I never worry what others think." - Avril Lavigne

 
TIMELINE

Avril Lavigne button.gif (123 bytes) A singer, a songwriter, a 'skater-punk' - and a teen - Avril Lavigne's talents hit the mainstream in 2002. Born in Canada, Avril began performing very early at church, festivals and talent contests. Eventually she scored with a record deal with Arista Records after winning a trip to New York City and catching the attention of Antonio "LA" Reid. Avril was 16 and moving to New York to work on her debut LP. Avril told VH1.com: "When I was 2 my mom said she knew I was going to be a singer. I've been performing ever since I was a young kid. So I've known I wanted to do this for awhile. I always knew in my heart that I'd be (singing)."

2002... # 5 Singles Artist of the Year

June
Avril Lavigne - Let Gobutton.gif (123 bytes) Avril hit the Top 40 with "Complicated." Avril said about the song: "I was fed up with people being two-faced and phony. It can be a boyfriend or a friend or people you work with... That's what that song's about: people being fake."
button.gif (123 bytes) Avril released her debut LP -
Let Go. She said of the LP: "I couldn't go as alternative on this record as I wanted to, but I just didn't want to be bubble gum pop."

June
Avril Lavigne - "Complicated" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Avril hit the Top 10 with "Complicated" and #1 for 5 weeks by month's end.
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Let Go was certified platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) Avril topped the Billboard Top 40 Tracks chart for 7 weeks with "
Complicated."

August
Avril Lavigne - "Sk8er Boi" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Avril topped the Billboard Adult Top 40 chart for 16 weeks with "Complicated."
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Complicated" topped the charts in Canada.
button.gif (123 bytes) Avril hit the Top 40 with "
Sk8er Boi."
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Complicated" won a MTV Video Music Award for Best New Artist. Avril performed at the show's opening act show.
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Let Go was certified 2x platinum.


Sweet Home Alabama soundtrackbutton.gif (123 bytes) Let Go was certified 3x platinum.
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Let Go topped the LP charts in Canada.
button.gif (123 bytes) Avril could be heard on the soundtrack of
Sweet Home Alabama with "Falling Down."

October
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Top 10 with "Sk8er Boi" and #1 by the end of the month.
button.gif (123 bytes) Avril won a MTV Video Music Award Latin America for Best New Artist, International.

November
Avril Lavigne - "I'm With You" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Avril hit the Top 40 with "I'm With You."


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Let Go was certified 4x platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) Avril hit the
Top 10 with "I'm With You."
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Let Go ended the year as the 3rd biggest selling LP of the year with over 4.1 million copies sold in the US.
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Rolling Stone magazine readers picked Avril as Best Female Performer and Best New Artist.

2003... # 15 Singles Artist of the Year

January
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Let Go topped the UK LP charts for 3 weeks.
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Let Go was certified 5x platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) Avril performed on Saturday Night Live.
button.gif (123 bytes) Avril won 3 MTV Asia Awards.

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Avril hit #1 with "I'm With You."
button.gif (123 bytes) Avril was nominated for 5
Grammy Awards for Song of the Year, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance ("Complicated"), Best Pop Vocal Album (Let Go), Best Rock Vocal Performance - Female ("Sk8er Boi") , and Best New Artist. Avril also performed at the ceremony.
button.gif (123 bytes) Avril topped the Billboard Adult Top 40 chart for 10 weeks with "
I'm With You."

March
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Rolling Stone.

April
Avril Lavigne - "Losing Grip" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Avril hit the Top 40 with "Losing Grip."
button.gif (123 bytes) Avril won 4 Juno Awards for Single of the Year ("
Complicated"), Album of the Year, Pop Album of the Year (Let Go), New Artist of the Year, and was also nominated in 2 other categories.
button.gif (123 bytes) Avril began her first headlining tour kicking off in Montreal.

button.gif (123 bytes) Avril won a Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Song ("Sk8er Boi").
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Let Go was certified 6x platinum.

May
button.gif (123 bytes) Avril hit the Top 10 with "Losing Grip."

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Avril won 2 MuchMusic Awards for Best International Video by a Canadian ("Sk8er Boi") and the People Choice Award for Favorite Canadian Artist.

June
American Wedding soundtrackbutton.gif (123 bytes) Avril could be heard on the soundtrack for American Wedding with "I Don't Give."

August
button.gif (123 bytes) Avril's video for "I'm With You" was nominated for 2 MTV Video Music Awards for Best Female Video and Best Pop Video.

October
Avril Lavigne - My World DVDbutton.gif (123 bytes) Avril won a World Music Award for Best Canadian Pop/Rock Artist.
button.gif (123 bytes) Avril won a Radio Music Awards for Song of the Year - Modern Adult Contemporary Radio ("
Complicated").

November
button.gif (123 bytes) Avril was nominated for an American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist.
button.gif (123 bytes) Avril released the DVD
My World.

2004... # 5 Singles Artist of the Year

February
button.gif (123 bytes) Avril was nominated for 3 Grammy Awards including Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, Song of the Year (songwriter) ("I'm With You" with The Matrix), and Best Rock Vocal Performance - Female ("Losing Grip").

March
Avril Lavigne - Under My Skinbutton.gif (123 bytes) Avril hit the Top 40 with "Don't Tell Me."

May
button.gif (123 bytes) Avril hit the Top 10 with "Don't Tell Me."
button.gif (123 bytes) Avril performed on Saturday Night Live.
button.gif (123 bytes) Avril released her next LP
Under My Skin.

June
Avril Lavigne - "Don't Tell Me" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Avril topped the Billboard 200 Albums chart with Under My Skin - selling over 381,000 copies in the US its first week of release.
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Under My Skin topped the LP charts in the UK and Canada.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Avril hit the Top 40 with "My Happy Ending."
button.gif (123 bytes) Avril could be heard on the compilation LP
Unity - Athens 2004 Olympics with "Knocking On Heaven's Door."
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Under My Skin was certified platinum.

August
Avril Lavigne - "My Happy Ending" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Avril could be heard on the soundtrack for The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement with "I Always Get What I Want."
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Top 10 with "My Happy Ending."
button.gif (123 bytes) The video for "
Don't Tell Me" was nominated for a MTV Video Music Award including Best Pop Video.

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Avril won a World Music Award for Best Pop/Rock Artist.

October
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#1 with "My Happy Ending."
button.gif (123 bytes) Avril topped the Billboard Mainstream Top 40 chart with "
My Happy Ending."
button.gif (123 bytes) The single "Don't Tell Me" was certified gold.

November
Avril Lavigne - "Nobody's Home" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Avril hit the Top 40 with "Nobody's Home."
button.gif (123 bytes) Avril was nominated for an
American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist.
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Under My Skin was certified 2x platinum.
button.gif (123 bytes) The single "
My Happy Ending" was certified gold.


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Top 10 with "Nobody's Home."

Avril Lavigne - "He Wasn't" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) # 94 on the Top Pop Artists of the Past 25 Years chart.

2005...# 43 Singles Artist of the Year

March
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Nobody's Home" was certified gold.

April
Available on iTunesbutton.gif (123 bytes) Avril won a Kid's Choice Award for Favorite Female Singer.

May
button.gif (123 bytes) Avril hit the Top 40 with "
Fall To Pieces."

June
Avril Lavigne - "Keep Holding On" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Avril got engaged to Sum 41's Deryck Whibley.

2006.. # 128 Singles Artist of the Year

January
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Under My Skin was certified 3x platinum.

March
button.gif (123 bytes) The singles "
I'm With You" and "Sk8er Boi" were certified gold.

June
Avril Lavigne - "Girlfriend" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Avril married Sum 41's Deryck Whibley.


button.gif (123 bytes) Avril hit the Top 40 with "
Keep Holding On" from the Eragon soundtrack.

2007..# 9 Singles Artist of the Year

February
button.gif (123 bytes) The single "
Keep Holding On" was certified gold.

March
button.gif (123 bytes) Avril hit the Top 40 with "
Girlfriend."

April
Avril Lavigne - The Best Damn Thingbutton.gif (123 bytes) Avril hit the Top 10 with "Girlfriend."
button.gif (123 bytes) Avril released her next LP
The Best Damn Thing.
button.gif (123 bytes) Avril topped the UK and Canadian LP charts with
The Best Damn Thing.

May
button.gif (123 bytes) Avril topped the Billboard Hot 100 Songs chart, Pop 100 chart, and Hot Digital Songs chart with "Girlfriend."
button.gif (123 bytes) Avril topped the Billboard 200 LP chart and Top Digital Albums chart with
The Best Damn Thing. The LP sold over 286,000 copies in the US its first week of release.
Instant Karma: The Campaign To Save Darfur compilationbutton.gif (123 bytes) Avril hit #1 for 3 weeks with "Girlfriend."
button.gif (123 bytes) The single "
Girlfriend" was certified platinum.

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Avril could be heard on the compilation
Instant Karma: The Campaign To Save Darfur with "Imagine."
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The Best Damn Thing was certified platinum.

June
Avril Lavigne - "When You're Gone" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Avril hit the Top 40 with "When Your Gone."
button.gif (123 bytes) The single "
Girlfriend" was certified platinum.

September
button.gif (123 bytes) Avril was nominated for a
MTV Video Music Award for Monster Single of the Year ("Girlfriend").
button.gif (123 bytes) Avril hit the
Top 10 with "When Your Gone."

November
'Almost Alice' compilationbutton.gif (123 bytes) Avril won 2 MTV Europe Music Awards for Most Addictive Track ("Girlfriend") and Solo Artist of the Year.
button.gif (123 bytes) Avril was nominated for an American Music Award for Favorite Pop/Rock Female Artist. Avril performed at the ceremony.

2008...

January
button.gif (123 bytes) Avril hit the Top 40 with "
Hot."
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Girlfriend" was certified 2x platinum and the single "Keep Holding On" was certified platinum.

May
Avril Lavigne - 'Goodbye Lullaby'button.gif (123 bytes) Avril had to postpone several concert dates due to acute laryngitis.


button.gif (123 bytes) The DVD
The Best Damn Tour (Live In Toronto) was released.

2010...

March
button.gif (123 bytes) Avril could be heard on the compilation LP
Almost Alice on the track "Alice."

2011...# 21 Singles Artist of the Year

January
Avril Lavigne - "What The Hell" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Avril hit the Top 40 with "What The Hell."

March
button.gif (123 bytes) Avril released Goodbye Lullaby.

April
Avril Lavigne - "Smile" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Avril hit the Top 10 with "What The Hell."

June
button.gif (123 bytes) Avril hit the Top 40 with "
Smile."

November
Avril Lavigne - "Wish You Were Here" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Avril hit the Top 40 with "Wish You Were Here."

2013...# 72 Singles Artist of the Year

April
Avril Lavigne - "Here's To Never Growing Up" (Single)button.gif (123 bytes) Avril hit the Top 40 with "Here's To Never Growing Up."

June
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Nickelback's Chad Kroeger.

November
Avril Lavigne - 'Avril Lavigne'button.gif (123 bytes) Avril released Avril Lavigne.





LPs
Avril Lavigne - Let Go Let Go
Released: June, 2002
US: 6x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 2
Rolling Stone review: 3 stars from Rolling Stone - Entertainment Weekly: B-
Tracks: "Losing Grip" - "Complicated" - "Sk8er Boi" - "I'm With You" - "Mobile" - "Unwanted" - "Tomorrow" - "Anything But Ordinary" - "Things I'll Never Say" - "My World" - "Nobody's Fool" - "Too Much To Ask" - "Naked"
Avril Lavigne - Under My Skin Under My Skin
Released: May, 2004
US: 3x Platinum
Billboard peak: # 1 (for 1 week)
Rolling Stone: 3 and 1/2 stars from Rolling Stone - Entertainment Weekly: B
Tracks: "Take Me Away" - "Together" - "Don't Tell Me" - "He Wasn't" - "How Does It Feel" - "My Happy Ending" - "Nobody's Home" - "Forgotten" - "Who Knows" - "Fall To Pieces" - "Freak Out" - "Slipped Away"
Avril Lavigne - The Best Damn Thing The Best Damn Thing
Released: April, 2007
US
: Platinum
Billboard peak: # 1
Rolling Stone: 3 stars from Rolling Stone - Entertainment Weekly: B
Tracks: "Girlfriend" - "I Can Do Better" - "Runaway" - "Best Damn Thing" - "When Your Gone" - "Everything Back But You" - "Hot" - "Innocence" - "I Don't Have To Try" - "One Of Those Girls" - "Contagious" - "Keep Holding On"
Avril Lavigne - 'Goodbye Lullaby' Goodbye Lullaby
Released: March, 2011
Billboard peak: # 4
Tracks: "Black Star" - "What The Hell" - "Push" - "Wish You Were Here" - "Smile" - "Stop Standing There" - "I Love You" - "Everybody Hurts" - "Not Enough" - "4 Real" - "Darlin" - "Remember When" - "Goodbye" - "Alice" (Extended Version)
Avril Lavigne - 'Avril Lavigne' Avril Lavigne
Released: November 5, 2013
Billboard peak: # 5
Tracks: "Rock 'N Roll" - "Here's To Never Growing Up" - "17" - "Bitchin' Summer" - "Let Me Go" - "Give You Want You Like" - "Bad Girl" - "Hello Kitty" - "You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet" - "Slippin' On Sunshine" - "Hello Heartache" - "Falling Faswt" - "Hush Hush"
SINGLES DISCOGRAPHY [based on The ARC Weekly Top 40 (listing explanation)
1 Complicated

from the LP
Let Go
ARC chart run: 36 - 30 - 22 - 17 - 11 - 9 - 5 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 4 - 5 - 9 - 12 - 20 - 28 - 35 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
3
Grammy Nominee:
Song of the Year, Best Female Pop Vocal Performance
MTV VMA Winner:
Best New Artist
1(5) 23 2002 Avril Lavigne - "Complicated" (Single)
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2 My Happy Ending

from the LP
Under My Skin
ARC chart run: 35 - 27 - 22 - 16 - 11 - 10 - 9 - 7 - 5 - 4 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 6 - 8 - 10 - 14 - 24 - 33 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
10
RIAA Certification: Gold
1(2) 23 2004 Avril Lavigne - "My Happy Ending" (Single)
iTunes
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3 I'm With You

from the LP
Let Go
ARC Chart Run:
35 - 22 - 11 - 6 - 5 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 2 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 3 - 7 - 9 - 10 - 13 - 18 - 28 - 34 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
15
RIAA Certification: Gold
Grammy Nominee:
Best Female Pop Vocal Performance, Song of the Year
MTV VMA Nominee:
Best Female Video, Best Pop Video
1(3) 20 2003 Avril Lavigne - "I'm With You" (Single)
iTunes
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4 Girlfriend

from the LP
The Best Damn Thing
ARC Chart Run:
37 - 24 - 15 - 10 - 7 - 6 - 6 - 3 - 1 - 1 - 1 - 2 - 4 - 7 - 10 - 11 - 14 - 15 - 19 - 26 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
24
RIAA Certification: 2x Platinum
MTV VMA Nominee: Monster Single of the Year
1(3) 20 2007 Avril Lavigne - "Girlfriend" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
5 Avril Lavigne - "When You're Gone" (Single)When Your Gone

from the LP
The Best Damn Thing
ARC Chart Run:
38 - 36 - 32 - 24 - 20 - 18 - 15 - 14 - 14 - 13 - 12 - 10 - 10 - 9 - 16 - 19 - 22 - 27 - 31 - 35 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
49
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6 Sk8er Boi

from the LP
Let Go
ARC Chart Run:
39 - 33 - 21 - 17 - 11 - 7 - 4 - 2 - 1 - 2 - 6 - 7 - 15 - 23 - 31 - 39 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
42
RIAA Certification: Gold
Grammy Nominee:
Best Rock Vocal Performance - Female
1(1) 16 2002 Avril Lavigne - "Sk8er Boi" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
7 Avril Lavigne - "Don't Tell Me" (Single)Don't Tell Me

from the LP
Under My Skin
ARC Chart Run:
40 - 24 - 19 - 14 - 13 - 12 - 12 - 11 - 10 - 10 - 9 - 8 - 6 - 11 - 15 - 21 - 27 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
42
RIAA Certification: Gold
MTV VMA Nominee:
Best Pop Video
6 17 2004 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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8 Avril Lavigne - "Nobody's Home" (Single)Nobody's Home

from the LP
Under My Skin
ARC Chart Run:
36 - 26 - 20 - 20 - 18 - 15 - 12 - 8 - 6 - 5 - 4 - 4 - 8 - 14 - 19 - 27 - 37 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
45
RIAA Certification: Gold
4 17 2005 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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9 Avril Lavigne - "What The Hell" (Single)What The Hell

from the LP
Goodbye Lullaby
ARC Chart Run
:
34 - 27 - 20 - 18 - 16 - 15 - 13 - 13 - 12 - 12 - 12 - 11 - 13 - 10 - 13 - 22 - 26 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
54
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10 Avril Lavigne - "Keep Holding On" (Single)Keep Holding On

from the
Eragon soundtrack and the LP The Best Damn Thing
ARC Chart Run:
24 - 22 - 20 - 17 - 16 - 15 - 14 - 19 - 20 - 23 - 25 - 23 - 21 - 20 - 24 - 30 - 34 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
61
RIAA Certification: Platinum
14 17 2007 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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11 Avril Lavigne - "Losing Grip" (Single)Losing Grip

from the LP
Let Go
ARC Chart Run:
34 - 25 - 18 - 13 - 11 - 8 - 6 - 12 - 16 - 25 - 35 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
83
Grammy Nominee:
Best Rock Vocal Performance - Female
6 11 2003 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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12 Here's To Never Growing Up

from the
digital download
ARC chart run: 37 - 29 - 22 - 21 - 21 - 21 - 19 - 19 - 19 - 19 - 20 - 30 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 81
19 12 2013 Avril Lavigne - "Here's To Never Growing Up" (Single)
iTunes
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13 Available on iTunesFall To Pieces

from the LP
Under My Skin
ARC Chart Run:
38 - 36 - 31 - 30 - 26 - 23 - 20 - 18 - 17 - 16 - 25 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
89
16 11 2005 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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14 Avril Lavigne - "Smile" (Single)Smile

from the LP
Goodbye Lullaby
ARC Chart Run
:
39 - 34 - 33 - 31 - 30 - 26 - 25 - 24 - 24 - 27 - 35 - off
Year-End Chart Position: #
96
24 11 2011 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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15 Wish You Were Here

from the LP
Goodbye Lullaby
ARC Chart Run
:
40 - 34 - 33 - 33 - 31 - 30 - 29 - 27 - 27 - 31 - off
Year-End Chart Position: # 103
27 10 2012 Avril Lavigne - "Wish You Were Here" (Single)
iTunes
Amazon.mp3
16 Avril Lavigne - "Hot" (Single)Hot

from the LP
The Best Damn Thing
ARC Chart Run:
39 - 37 - 37 - off
2008 Year-End Chart Position: #
140
37 3 2008 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  Avril Lavigne - "He Wasn't" (Single)He Wasn't

from the LP
Under My Skin
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  The Best Damn Thing

from the LP
The Best Damn Thing
** ** 2007 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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  Runaway

from the LP
The Best Damn Thing
** ** 2007 [ LISTEN / BUY ]
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