Avril Ramona Lavigne was born in Belleville, Ontario into a musical family. By age 15, she had appeared on stage with Shania Twain. By 16, Avril had a two-album recording contract with Arista Records worth $2 million. When she was 17 she released her debut album Let Go containing “Complicated” and “Sk8er Boi.” It sold over 17-million copies worldwide, and a Rolling Stone readers’ poll named Let Go the 4th best album of the 2000s. Avril was married to Deryck Whibley of Sum 41 until November, 2010. She’s currently engaged to Chad Kroeger of Nickelback, making them Canada’s royal rock couple. Today is also the birthday of rapper Lil’ Wayne. Remembering the Rapper Rule (the rapper is always older than you think), who’s older?
Lil’ Wayne 30
Avril Lavigne 28