Musical style and public image
In Lavigne's official MySpace page, she affirms that her music genre includes pop, rock, and the sub-genre punk rock. According to Allmusic, her styles encompass adult alternative, pop rock, pop punk, post-grunge and teen pop. According to Rockdetector she is alternative rock, pop punk, pop rock, post-grunge, punk and teen pop.
Lavigne had been featured in a comic series Avril Lavigne's Make 5 Wishes. She stars as herself, a pop star who is idolized by the protagonist of the story.
Controversy and criticisms
Canadian singer-songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk
On May 25, 2007, songwriters James Gangwer and Tommy Dunbar sued Lavigne, her co-songwriter Lukasz Gottwald, Almo Music, and RCA Records, claiming that "Girlfriend" contains lyrics plagiarized from their song "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend", originally performed by The Rubinoos and released by Beserkley Records in 1978. In January 2008, following a confidential settlement, Dunbar and Gangwer said in a statement that they "are satisfied that any similarities between the two songs resulted from Avril and Luke's use of certain common and widely used lyrics". They completely exonerated Lavigne and Luke "from any wrongdoing of any kind in connection with the claims made by us in our lawsuit".
In June 2007, Canadian singer-songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk, with whom Lavigne co-wrote the majority of her second album, Under My Skin, spoke to Performing Songwriter magazine about Lavigne's songwriting ability and ethics. Kreviazuk claimed that the song "Contagious", which appears on The Best Damn Thing, was based on a track she had sent to Lavigne in 2005. On July 6, 2007, Lavigne denied both accusations in an open letter on her website, admitting that she had "never heard the [Rubinoos] song in [her] life" and also threatening legal action against Kreviazuk for her allegations, which she considers "damaging" to her reputation and a "clear defamation" of her character. On July 10, Kreviazuk made a full public apology and retracted the statements made in the aforementioned interview, admitting she had not heard the song in question before making the comments, but rather made the accusation after noticing a song of the same name on the track listing. She said that Lavigne "is an accomplished songwriter and it has been my privilege to work with her". Kreviazuk and Lavigne share the same manager under Nettwerk Management.
This is a not complete discography of official releases by Avril Lavigne, a Canadian-born singer-songwriter whose music includes pop rock, pop punk, post-grunge and alternative rock influences. Lavigne's debut album, Let Go (2002), sold over sixteen million copies worldwide and is certified six times platinum in the United States. Lavigne's second and third albums, Under My Skin (2004) and The Best Damn Thing (2007), respectively, reached number one on the U.S. Billboard 200.
Lavigne has performed and collaborated with a range of musicians from John Rzeznik from The Goo Goo Dolls to Alanis Morissete.
2002: Let Go
2004: Under My Skin
2007: The Best Damn Thing
Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
Television episode (Bada-Ping!) Guest-star; performed "Sk8er Boi"
Going the Distance
Cameo; performed "Losing Grip"
Fast Food Nation
Over the Hedge
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avril_Lavigne
Ficha de The Best Damn Thing en ultimateguitar.com
Ficha de Let Go en allmusic.com
Rock 'n roll and rock music. Hard, Alternative, Roots, Grunge and Post-Grunge, late 1980's - 2000's
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