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Overview
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Discography
Avril Lavigne discography

Studio albums
Let Go Under My Skin The Best Damn Thing Goodbye Lullaby

Singles
"Complicated" "Sk8er Boi" "I'm with You" "Losing Grip" "Don't Tell Me" "My Happy Ending" "Nobody's Home" "He Wasn't" "Girlfriend" "When You're Gone" "Hot" "The Best Damn Thing" "What the Hell"

Other singles and songs


"Knockin' on Heaven's Door" "O Holy Night" "Breakaway" "Keep Holding On" "Imagine" "The Scientist" "All Because of You" "I Will Be"

"Wavin' Flag" "Alice" "Dancing Crazy"

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Tours
List of Avril Lavigne concert tours

Videography
My World Live at Budokan: Bonez Tour The Best Damn Tour Live in Toronto

Filmography
Going the Distance Over the Hedge Fast Food Nation The Flock

Awards
List of awards and nominations received by Avril Lavigne

Products
Abbey Dawn Avril Lavigne's Make 5 Wishes Black Star Forbidden Rose

Associated people
Matt Brann Devin Bronson Jesse Colburn Steve Ferlazzo Brody Jenner Jim McGorman Mark Spicoluk Evan Taubenfeld Craig Wood Deryck Whibley

References
Article Sources and Contributors Image Sources, Licenses and Contributors 300 302

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Overview
Avril Lavigne
Avril Lavigne

Avril Lavigne playing her Telecaster during a performance in Florida, May 2011. Background information Birth name Born Avril Ramona Lavigne 27 September 1984 Belleville, Ontario, Canada Napanee, Ontario, Canada Pop rock, power pop, pop punk Singer-songwriter, record producer, actress, fashion designer, philanthropist Vocals, guitar, piano, drums 1998present RCA Arista (2002-2005)

Origin Genres Occupations Instruments Years active Labels

Associated acts Evan Taubenfeld, Deryck Whibley Website [www.avrillavigne.com www.avrillavigne.com] Notable instruments Squier Signature Telecaster model

Avril Ramona Lavigne (pronunciation: /vrllvin/; av-ril l-veen; born 27 September 1984) is a Canadian singer-songwriter, fashion designer, actress, and philanthropist. She was born in Belleville, Ontario, but spent the majority of her youth in the small town of Napanee. By the age of 15, she had appeared on stage with Shania Twain; by 16, she had signed a two-album recording contract with Arista (now RCA Records) worth more than $2million. In 2002, when she was 17 years old, Lavigne broke onto the music scene with her debut album Let Go.

Avril Lavigne Let Go made Lavigne the youngest female soloist to reach No. 1 in the UK, and the album was certified four-times platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America. By 2009, over 16 million copies had been sold worldwide. Her breakthrough single, "Complicated", peaked at No. 1 in many countries around the world, as did the album Let Go. Her second album, Under My Skin, was released in 2004 and was her first album to peak at No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard 200, eventually selling more than 10 million copies worldwide. The Best Damn Thing, Lavignes third album, was released in 2007, becoming her third No. 1 album in the UK Albums Chart and featuring her first U.S. Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 single, "Girlfriend". Lavigne has scored a total of five No. 1 singles worldwide, including "Complicated", "Sk8er Boi", "I'm with You", "My Happy Ending" and "Girlfriend". With more than 30 million copies of her albums sold worldwide, Lavigne is currently one of the top-selling artists releasing albums in the U.S., with over 10.25million copies certified by the RIAA. Her fourth studio album, Goodbye Lullaby, was released in March 2011. Goodbye Lullaby gave Lavigne her fourth top 10 album on the U.S. Billboard 200 and the UK Albums Chart and her third No. 1 album in both Japan and Australia. Three months after the release of Goodbye Lullaby, Lavigne began work on her fifth album. Lavigne branched out from recording music, pursuing careers in feature film acting and designing clothes and perfumes. She voiced a character in the animated film, Over the Hedge, in 2006. That same year, she made her on-screen feature film debut in Fast Food Nation. In 2008, Lavigne introduced her clothing line, Abbey Dawn, and in 2009, she released her first perfume, Black Star, which was followed by her second perfume, Forbidden Rose, in 2010 and her third perfume, Wild Rose, in 2011. In July 2006, Lavigne married her boyfriend of two years, Deryck Whibley, lead singer and guitarist for Sum 41. The marriage lasted a little over three years, and in October 2009, Lavigne filed for divorce. Whibley and Lavigne continued to work together, with Whibley producing her fourth album, as well as Lavigne's single, "Alice", written for Tim Burton's film Alice in Wonderland.

Early life
Avril Ramona Lavigne was born in Belleville, Ontario. Her father, Jean-Claude Lavigne, named her "Avril" after the French word for the month of April. At the age of two, she began singing church songs along with her mother,[1] Judith-Rosanne "Judy" (ne Loshaw). Judy recognized her two year old daughter's talents after hearing her sing "Jesus Loves Me" in church.[2] Lavigne has an older brother, Matthew, and a younger sister, Michelle,[3] both of whom teased her when she sang. "My brother used to knock on the wall because I used to sing myself to sleep and he thought it was really annoying."[2] When Lavigne was five years old, the family moved to Napanee, Ontario,[1] a town with an approximate population of 5,000.[4] [5] [6] Although she struggled with paying attention in school, sometimes getting kicked out of class for misbehaving, her parents were supportive of her singing. Her father bought her a microphone, a drum kit, a keyboard, several guitars, and converted their basement into a studio. When Lavigne was 14, her parents would take her to karaoke sessions.[7] Lavigne also performed at country fairs, singing songs by Garth Brooks, The Dixie Chicks, and Shania Twain. She also began writing her own songs. Her first song was called "Can't Stop Thinking About You", about a teenage crush, which she described as "cheesy cute".[8]

Ive known all my life that this is what I was supposed to do.... Visualizing like what it would be like to be famous with my music. And always just dreaming, always daydreaming.

[7]

Avril Lavigne, NBC News

In 1999,[9] Lavigne won a radio contest to perform with fellow Canadian singer Shania Twain at the Corel Centre (now Scotiabank Place) in Ottawa, before an audience of 20,000 people.[1] [4] Twain and Lavigne sang "What Made You Say That",[1] and Lavigne told Twain she was going to be "a famous singer".[4] During a performance with the Lennox Community Theatre, Lavigne was spotted by local folk singer Stephen Medd. He invited her to contribute vocals on his song, "Touch the Sky", for his 1999 album, Quinte Spirit. She later sang on "Temple of Life" and "Two

Avril Lavigne Rivers" for his follow-up album, My Window to You, in 2000. In December 1999, Lavigne was discovered by her first professional manager, Cliff Fabri, while singing country covers at a Chapters bookstore in Kingston, Ontario.[1] [4] Fabri sent out VHS tapes of Lavigne's home performances to several industry prospects, and Lavigne was visited by several executives.[10] Mark Jowett, co-founder of the Canadian management firm Nettwerk, received a copy of Lavigne's karaoke performances recorded in her parents' basement,[11] and arranged for Lavigne to work with Peter Zizzo in New York during the summer of 2000, where she wrote the song "Why?". It was on a subsequent trip to New York that Lavigne was noticed by Arista Records.[10] Lavigne would go on to sell more than 30 million copies of her albums worldwide,[12] becoming one of the top-selling artists releasing albums in the U.S., with over 10.25million copies certified by the RIAA.[13] In 2009, Billboard named Lavigne the No. 10 pop artist in the "Best of the 2000s" chart, and she was listed as the 28th overall best act of the decade based on album sales, chart success, and cultural relativity in the U.S.[14] [15]

Music career
200003: Let Go
In November 2000,[5] Ken Krongard, an A&R representative, invited Antonio "L.A." Reid, then-head of Arista Records, to producer Peter Zizzo's Manhattan studio to hear Lavigne sing. Her 15-minute audition "so impressed" Reid, he immediately signed her to Arista with a deal worth $1.25million for two albums and an extra $900,000 for a publishing advance.[6] [1] By this time, Lavigne had found that she fit in naturally with her hometown high school's skater clique, an image that carried through to her first album, but although she enjoyed skateboarding, school left her feeling insecure. Armed with a record deal, she dropped out to focus on her music career,[5] but she still had to inform her parents of her decision. "I wasn't going to turn [the record deal] down. It's been my dream all my life. They knew how much I wanted this and how much I've put into it."[16] [8] Lavigne released her debut album, Let Go, on 4 June 2002 in the U.S., where it reached No. 2 on the Billboard 200. It peaked at No. 1 on the Australian, Canadian, and UK charts. This made Lavigne, at 17 years old, the youngest female soloist to have a No. 1 album in the UK until that time.[17] By the end of 2002, the album was certified four-times platinum by the RIAA, making her the bestselling female artist of 2002 and Let Go the top-selling debut of the year.[18] By May 2003, Let Go had accumulated over 1,000,000 sales in Canada, receiving a diamond certification from the Canadian Recording Industry Association.[19] As of 2009, the album has sold over 16 million units worldwide,[20] and the RIAA has certified the album six-times platinum, denoting shipments of over six million units in the U.S.[21]

I don't get overwhelmed, just because I feel like I've kind of prepared myself for it. All my life this is what I've wanted, what I've dreamed about, and I knew this would happen. I've been singing ever since I was really young and I've wanted this so bad, and I told myself I would do it.

[5]

Avril Lavigne on her success, MTV

Lavigne's debut single and the album's lead single, "Complicated", peaked at No. 1 in Australia and No. 2 in the U.S. "Complicated" was one of the bestselling Canadian singles of 2002, and it was also featured on the teen television show, Dawson's Creek. "Complicated" later ranked on the Hot 100 Singles of the Decade list at No. 83.[22] Subsequent singles, "Sk8er Boi" and "I'm With You" reached the top ten in the U.S.[23] Thanks to the success of her first three singles, Lavigne was the second artist in history to have three No. 1 songs from a debut album on the Billboard Mainstream Top 40.[24] For the music video to "Complicated", Lavigne was named Best New Artist at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards.[25] She won four Juno Awards in 2003 out of six nominations,[26] received a World Music Award for "World's Bestselling Canadian Singer", and was nominated for eight Grammy Awards, including Best New Artist and Song of the Year for "Complicated" (2003).[27]

Avril Lavigne In 2002, Lavigne made a cameo appearance in the music video to "Hundred Million" by the pop punk band Treble Charger.[28] In March 2003, Lavigne posed for the cover of Rolling Stone magazine[29] and, later in May,[30] performed "Fuel" during MTV's Icon tribute to Metallica.[31] During her first headlining tour, the Try To Shut Me Up Tour, Lavigne covered Green Day's "Basket Case".[32] Lavigne was featured in the 2003 game, The Sims: Superstar, as a non-playable celebrity.[33]

200405: Under My Skin


Lavigne co-wrote "Breakaway" with Matthew Gerard, which was recorded by Kelly Clarkson for the soundtrack to the 2004 film The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement.[34] "Breakaway" would later be included on Clarkson's second album and released as the album's lead single. Lavigne covered the Goo Goo Dolls song "Iris", performed with the band's lead singer John Rzeznik at Fashion Rocks,[35] and she posed for the cover of Maxim in October 2004.[36] She also recorded the theme song for The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie. "I made the song a little more edgy," Lavigne said. "There are a lot of loud guitars, and we picked the tempo up a little and sang it with a little more attitude." Lavigne rearranged the song with the help of producer Butch Walker.[37] Lavigne's second studio album, Under My Skin, was released on 25 May 2004, debuting at No. 1 in several countries, including Australia, Mexico, Canada, Japan, the UK, and the U.S.[38] The album has sold more than 10 million copies. Lavigne in Vancouver, Canada Lavigne wrote most of the album's tracks with Canadian singer-songwriter during the Live and By Surprise mall tour Chantal Kreviazuk. Kreviazuk's husband, Our Lady Peace front man Raine Maida, co-produced the album, along with Butch Walker and Don Gilmore. Lavigne went on the Live and By Surprise twenty-one city mall tour in the U.S. and Canada to promote the album, accompanied by her guitarist, Evan Taubenfeld. Each performance consisted of a short live acoustic set of songs from the new album. At the end of 2004, Lavigne embarked on her first world tour, the Bonez Tour, with stopovers in almost every continent and which lasted for the entire 2005 year.

This record definitely proves that I'm a writer and people can't knock that, because each song comes from a personal experience of mine, and there are so much emotions in those songs.

[39]

Avril Lavigne, The Ledger

"Don't Tell Me", the first single off the album, went to No. 1 in Argentina and Mexico and reached the top five in the UK and Canada and the top ten in Australia and Brazil. "My Happy Ending", the album's lead single, went to No. 1 in Mexico and the top five in the UK and Australia. In the U.S., it reached the top ten of the Billboard Hot 100 and went to No. 1 in the Mainstream Top 40, making it her fourth-biggest hit there. The third single, "Nobody's Home", did not make the top 40 in the U.S., reaching No. 1 only in Mexico and Argentina. The fourth single from the album, "He Wasn't", reached top 40 positions in the UK and Australia and was not released in the U.S.[40] Lavigne won two World Music Awards in 2004 for "World's Best Pop/Rock Artist" and "World's Bestselling Canadian Artist". She received five Juno Award nominations in 2005, and picked up three, including "Artist of the Year". She won the award for "Favorite Female Singer" at the eighteenth annual Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards[41] and was nominated in every MTV Award show shown around the world.

Avril Lavigne

200608: The Best Damn Thing


On 26 February 2006, Lavigne represented Canada at the closing ceremony of the Torino Olympics, performing her song "Who Knows" during the eight minute Vancouver 2010 portion.[42] While Lavigne was in the studio for her third studio album, Fox Entertainment Group approached her to write a song for the soundtrack to the 2006 fantasy-adventure film Eragon. She wrote and recorded two "ballad-type" songs, but only one, "Keep Holding On", ended up being used for the film.[43] Lavigne admitted that writing the song was challenging, making sure it flowed along with the film. She emphasized that "Keep Holding On", which later appeared on the album, was not indicative of what the next album would be like.[44] [45] Lavigne's third album, The Best Damn Thing, was released on 17 April 2007, which Lavigne immediately promoted with a small tour. Its lead single, "Girlfriend", topped the Billboard Hot 100 the same week The Best Damn Thing debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart. "Girlfriend" was Lavigne's first single to reach this No. 1 position.[46] The single was a worldwide hit; it also peaked at No. 1 in Australia, Canada, Japan, and Italy and reached No. 2 in the UK and France. "Girlfriend" was recorded in Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, German, Japanese, and Mandarin. The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry ranked "Girlfriend" as the most-downloaded track worldwide in 2007, selling 7.3million copies, including the versions recorded in eight different languages.[47] [12] "Girlfriend" ranked on the Hot 100 Singles of the Decade list at No. 94.[48] "When You're Gone", the second single, went to No. 3 in the UK, the top five in Australia and Italy, the top ten in Canada, and was very close to reaching the top twenty in the U.S. In December 2007, Lavigne, with annual earnings of $12million, was ranked number eight in the Forbes "Top 20 Earners Under 25".[49] "Hot" was the third single and has been Lavigne's least successful single in the U.S., charting only at No. 95. In Canada, "Hot" made the top ten, and in Australia, the top 20. The Best Damn Thing has sold over 6 million copies worldwide. During this era, Lavigne won nearly every award she was nominated for, including two World Music Awards for "World's Bestselling Canadian Artist" and "World's Best Pop/Rock Female Artist". She took her first two MTV Europe Music Awards, received one Teen Choice Awards for "Summer Single", and was nominated for five Juno awards. In mid-2007, Lavigne was featured in a two-volume graphic novel, Avril Lavigne's Make 5 Wishes. She collaborated with artist Camilla DErrico and writer Joshua Dysart on the manga, which was about a shy girl named Hana who, upon meeting her hero Avril Lavigne, learned to overcome her fears. Lavigne said, "I know that many of my fans read manga, and I'm really excited to be involved in creating stories that I know they will enjoy." The volumes were released on 10 April (one week prior to the release of The Best Damn Thing) and in July, respectively. The publication Young Adult Library Services nominated the series for "Great Graphic Novels for Teens".[50] In March 2008, Lavigne undertook a world tour named The Best Damn Tour to support the album. In that same month, she also appeared on the cover of Maxim for the second time of her career.[51] In mid-August, Malaysia's Islamic opposition party, the Pan-Malaysian Islamic Party, attempted to ban Lavigne's show in Kuala Lumpur, judging her stage moves "too sexy". Her concert on 29 August was considered as promoting wrong values ahead of Malaysia's independence day on 31 August.[52] On 21 August 2008, MTV reported that the concert had been approved by the Malaysian government.[53]
Lavigne in 2007 at a press conference in Hong Kong, promoting The Best Damn Thing

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2009present: Goodbye Lullaby and fifth studio album


Only a month after completing The Best Damn Tour, Lavigne began recording in her home studio in November 2008 with the song "Black Star",[54] written to help promote her first fragrance of the same name.[55] By July 2009, nine tracks had been recorded for the new album,[54] including the songs "Fine", "Everybody Hurts" and "Darlin". Several of the tracks were written in Lavigne's youth. "Darlin" was the second song Lavigne wrote as a 15-year-old while living in Napanee, Ontario. Lavigne described the album as being about "life". She stated, "It's so easy for me to do a boy-bashing pop song, but to sit down and write honestly about something that's really close to me, something I've been through, it's a totally different thing."[55] The album is expected to be a return to Lavigne's older musical style and may be largely acoustic.[56] With the exception of the album's lead single, "What the Hell", Lavigne described the songs on the album as different from her earlier material: "I'm older now, so I think that comes across in my music, it's not as pop-rock".[57]

Lavigne singing in Florida during her Black Star Tour, May 2011.

In January 2010, while simultaneously writing and recording for her new album, Lavigne worked with Disney on Alice in Wonderland-themed clothing designs, inspired by Tim Burton's feature film, Alice in Wonderland. She asked the executives if she could write a song for the film. The result was the song "Alice",[58] which was played over the end credits[59] and included on the soundtrack, Almost Alice.[60] On 28 February, Lavigne gave a performance at the concert portion of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics closing ceremony, performing "My Happy Ending" and "Girlfriend".[61] Lavigne was honoured to perform at the ceremonies, but she regretted not being able to attend the U.S. vs. Canada hockey match. "They had us on lockdown. We weren't allowed to leave our trailers, for security purposes."[62] In September 2010, Lavigne's third single from her debut album, "I'm With You", was sampled by Rihanna on the track "Cheers (Drink to That)", which is featured on Rihanna's fifth studio album, Loud.[63] [64] In August 2011, she was featured in the music video for Cheers (Drink To That). "It's exciting to me because that was always one of my favorite songs, and for it to come out 10 years ago and so now to have it sampled and back out on the radio is pretty dope".[65] In December 2010, American singer Miranda Cosgrove released "Dancing Crazy", a song written by Lavigne, Max Martin and Shellback. It was also produced by Martin.[66] On 23 September 2011, Lavigne appeared in the Hub network show Majors & Minors as a guest mentor, alongside other singers including Adam Lambert and Leona Lewis. About the show Lavigne stated "I sang for them, and they performed for me. I was just blown away. I got to talk to them about music and the music industry, and they were all just so excited".[65] The release dates for Goodbye Lullaby and its lead single were pushed back several times. In response to these delays, Lavigne said, "I write my own music and, therefore, it takes me longer to put out records 'cause I have to live my life to get inspiration,"[67] and that she had enough material for two records.[67] In November, Lavigne was featured in Maxim, where she revealed that Goodbye Lullaby took two and a half years to complete,[68] but she cited her record company as the reason for the album's delays, stating that the album had been completed for a year.[69] . Goodbye Lullaby was released on 8 March.[70] [57] The lead single, "What the Hell", premiered on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve on 31 December.[70] Three months after the release of Goodbye Lullaby, Lavigne announced that work on her fifth studio album had already begun, with eight songs written so far. The new album will musically be the opposite of Goodbye Lullaby. Lavigne explained, "[Goodbye Lullaby] was more mellow, [but] the next one will be pop and more fun again. I already have a song that I know is going to be a single, I just need to re-record it!"[71] [72] [73] Later, in July 2011, Lavigne revealed the title of two of the songs from her fifth album as "Fine" and "Gone". The tracks were originally recorded for Goodbye Lullaby but never made the final cut. Lavigne's fifth album has been described to be released

Avril Lavigne as "far earlier than imagined" and rumors it could be released in 2012, nothing however has been confirmed by Lavigne or her record label as to when the album will be released.[74] In September 2011 Lavigne stated that she had a "few" tracks ready for the record.[65]

Musical style and songwriting

I know my fans look up to me and that's why I make my songs so personal; it's all about things I've experienced and things I like or hate. I write for myself and hope that my fans like what I have to say.

[75]

Avril Lavigne, Girl.com.au

Themes in Lavigne's music include messages of self-empowerment from a female or adolescent point of view.[76] Lavigne believes her "songs are about being yourself no matter what and going after your dreams even if your dreams are crazy and even if people tell you they're never going to come true."[75] On her debut album, Let Go, Lavigne preferred the less mainstream songs, such as "Losing Grip", instead of her more radio-friendly singles, such as "Complicated", saying that "the songs I did with the Matrix... were good for my first record, but I don't want to be that pop anymore."[77] Lavigne's second album, Under My Skin, had more personal themes underlying each song. Lavigne explained, "I've gone through so much, so that's what I talk about.... Like boys, like dating or relationships".[78] In contrast, her third album, The Best Damn Thing, was not very personal to her. "Some of the songs I wrote didn't even mean that much to me. It's not like some personal thing I'm going through."[79] Her objective in writing the album was simply to "make it fun".[80] Goodbye Lullaby, Lavigne's fourth album, was much more personal than her earlier records,[54] with Lavigne describing the album as "more stripped down, deeper. All the songs are very emotional".[81] Growing up, Lavigne listened to Blink-182, Goo Goo Dolls, Matchbox Twenty and Shania Twain,[77] and her influences include Courtney Love and Janis Joplin.[78] Because of these influences, musical genres, and her personal style, the media frequently defined her as punk, something she denied being. Lavignes close friend and guitarist, Evan Taubenfeld, said, "It's a very touchy subject to a lot of people, but the point is that Avril isn't punk, but she never really pretended to claim to come from that scene. She had pop punk music and the media ended up doing the rest".[82] Lavigne also commented on the matter: "I have been labeled like I'm this angry girl, [a] rebel... punk, and I am so not any of them."[39] While Lavigne denied being angry, her interviews were still passionate about the media's lack of respect for her songwriting. "I am a writer, and I won't accept people trying to take that away from me", adding that she'd been writing "full-structured songs" since she was 14.[39] Despite this, Lavignes songwriting has been questioned throughout her career. The songwriting trio, the Matrix, with whom Lavigne wrote songs for her debut album, claimed that they were the main songwriters of Lavignes singles, "Complicated", "Sk8er Boi" and "I'm with You". Lavigne denied this, asserting that she was the primary songwriter for every song on the album. "[N]one of those songs aren't from me".[77] In 2007, Chantal Kreviazuk, who wrote with Lavigne on her second album, accused Lavigne of plagiarism[83] and criticised her songwriting. "Avril doesn't really sit and write songs by herself or anything".[84] Lavigne also disclaimed this, and considered taking legal action against Kreviazuk for "clear defamation" against her character.[84] Kreviazuk later apologised: "Avril is an accomplished songwriter and it has been my privilege to work with her".[83] Shortly thereafter, Tommy Dunbar, founder of the 1970s band, the Rubinoos, sued Lavigne, her publishing company, and Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald for allegedly stealing parts of "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" for her song "Girlfriend".[85] Gottwald defended Lavigne, stating, "me and Avril wrote the song together. It has the same chord progressions as ten different Blink-182 songs, the standard changes you'd find in a Sum 41 song. It's the Sex Pistols, not the Rubinoos."[84] In January 2008, the lawsuit was closed after a confidential settlement had been reached.[86]

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Other work
Film career
Lavigne became interested in appearing on television and in feature films. The decision, she said, was entirely her own. Although her years of experience in making music videos would be to her advantage, Lavigne admitted that it was the singing that actually removed any fear of performing before the camera. She specifically mentioned that the video "Nobody's Home" had the most amount of actual "acting" in it.[75] Her first television appearance was in a 2002 episode of Sabrina, the Teenage Witch,[87] performing "Sk8er Boi"[88] with her band in a nightclub.[89] She later made a cameo appearance in the 2004 film Going the Distance. The main characters bump into her backstage at the MuchMusic Video Awards[90] after her performance of "Losing Grip".[91] She moved into feature film acting cautiously, choosing deliberately small roles to begin with. In November 2005, after going through an audition to land the role, Lavigne travelled to New Mexico[92] to film a single scene in the 2007 film, The Flock.[93] She starred as Beatrice Bell, the girlfriend of a crime suspect, appearing alongside Claire Danes and Richard Gere. Gere gave Lavigne acting tips in-between takes.[93] On her role in The Flock, Lavigne said, "I did that just to see how it was and to not jump into [mainstream acting] too fast".[75] The Flock would not be released in American theaters, and because it would not be released in foreign markets until late 2007, it would not be considered Lavigne's debut. The film made $7million in the foreign box office.[94] Lavigne's feature film debut was voicing an animated character in the 2006 film Over the Hedge, based on the comic strip of the same name. She voiced the Lavigne at the Los Angeles premiere of Over the Hedge on 30 April 2006. character Heather, a Virginia Opossum. The process of recording the characters' voices was devoid of interaction with other actors. Lavigne stated, "All the actors went in individually, and [director] Tim and [screenwriter Karey] and directors were there with me every time I went in, and they made it go so smoothly; they made me feel comfortable.... That was the interesting part, going in by yourself, with no one else to kind of feed off of."[95] Lavigne found the recording process to be "easy" and "natural", but she kept hitting the microphone as she gestured while acting. "I'd use my hands constantly and, like, hit the microphone stand and make noises, so Tim and Karey had to tell me to hold still.... It's hard to be running or falling down the stairs and have to make those sounds come out of your mouth but keep your body still." Lavigne believed she was hired to perform Heather due to her rock star status. "[The director] thought I'd give my character... a bit of attitude".[75] The film opened on 19 May 2006, making $38million over its opening weekend. It went on to gross $336million worldwide.[96] In December 2005, Lavigne signed on to appear in Fast Food Nation, based on the book Fast Food Nation: The Dark Side of the All-American Meal.[97] The fictionalized adaptation, directed by Richard Linklater, traces fast-food hamburgers contaminated with cow feces back to the slaughterhouses.[98] Lavigne starred in her on-screen acting debut[99] as a high school student intent on freeing the cows.[100] The film opened on 17 November 2006 and remained in theaters for 11 weeks, grossing $2million worldwide.[101] Both Over the Hedge and Fast Food Nation opened at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival, which Lavigne attended. Lavigne felt honoured to be able to attend and was proud of her work. When asked if she would pursue her film career, she stated that she wanted to take her time and wait for the "right parts and the right movies." Lavigne was aware of the roles she had chosen. "I wanted to start off small and to learn [that] I wouldn't just want to throw myself into a big part."[75] In August 2006, Canadian Business magazine ranked her as the seventh top Canadian actor in Hollywood in their second-annual ranking Celebrity Power List. The results were determined by comparing salary, Internet hits, TV mentions, and press hits.[102]

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Entrepreneurship
In July 2008, Lavigne launched the clothing line Abbey Dawn, featuring a back-to-school collection.[12] It is produced by Kohl's, which is the brand's exclusive U.S. retailer. Named after Lavigne's childhood nickname, Abbey Dawn is designed by Lavigne herself.[103] [104] Kohl's describes Abbey Dawn as a "juniors lifestyle brand",[12] which incorporates skull, zebra, and star patterns, purples and "hot pinks and blacks". Lavigne, who wore some of the clothes and jewellery from her line at various concerts before its official launch, pointed out that she was not merely licensing her name to the collection. "I actually am the designer. What's really important to me is that everything fits well and is well-made, so I try everything on and approve it all."[105] The clothing line incorporates Lavigne's musical style and lyrics, "after the release of my first album, I realized how much fashion was involved in my musical career".[65]

I just love clothes and colors and patterns. I'm very visual and very hands-on.

[106]

Avril Lavigne, Billboard

The designs were also featured on the Internet game Stardoll, where figures can be dressed up as Avril Lavigne.[107] On 14 September 2009, Lavigne took her then latest collection for her clothing line to be a part of the New York Fashion Week.[108] Lavigne returned to the New York Fashion Week once again in 2011 with Kylie Jenner, half-sister to Lavigne's boyfriend Brody Jenner, making her runway debut modelling Abbey Dawn.[65] In December 2010, the clothing line was made available to over 50 countries via the line's official website.[109] [81] "It's fun to be a chick and design clothes and things I'd like for myself. I design things I [can't] find."[62] At the end of 2008, Lavigne signed a contract with Canon Canada to appear in ad campaigns and commercials to promote the latest line of cameras, along with a full range of other accessories.[110] Lavigne released her first fragrance, Black Star, created by Procter & Gamble Prestige Products. The fragrance was announced via Lavigne's official website on 7 March 2009. Black Star, which features notes of pink hibiscus, black plum and dark chocolate, was released in summer 2009 in Europe, and later in the U.S. and Canada.[111] When asked what the name meant, Lavigne replied, "I wanted [the bottle] to be a star, and my colors are pink and black, and Black Star resembles being different, and standing out in the crowd, and reaching for the stars; the whole message is just about following your dreams, and it's okay to be unique and be who you are."[112] Black Star won the 2010 Best "Women's Scent Mass" by Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW).[113] Black Star was followed by a second fragrance in July 2010,[114] Forbidden Rose, which took two years to develop.[115] It features notes of red apple, winepeach, black pepper, lotusflower, heliotrope, shellflower, praline agreement, sandalwood, and vanilla.[114] Its message is an extension of Black Star's "follow your dreams",[116] though the tagline for the new perfume is "Dare to Discover".[117] The commercial takes place in a gothic garden setting,[116] where Lavigne, upon entering the garden, finds a single, purple rose.[117] Lavigne launched a third fragrance, Wild Rose, in August 2011 and filmed the commercial for it in late 2010.[81] The tagline for the fragrance is "Dare to discover more".[118] It features notes of mandarin, pink grapefruit, plum, orange blossom, frangipani, blue orchid, musk, sandalwood and creme brulee.[119] In January 2010, Lavigne began working with Disney to incorporate Alice in Wonderland-inspired designs into her Abbey Dawn line of clothing.[58] Her designs were exhibited at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising in California beginning in May through September, alongside Colleen Atwood's costumes from the 2010 film.[120]

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Philanthropy
Lavigne has been involved in a number of charitable activities, such as Make Some Noise, Amnesty International, Erase MS, AmericanCPR.org, Camp Will-a-Way, Music Clearing Minefields, U.S. Campaign for Burma, Make-a-Wish Foundation and War Child. She has also appeared in ALDO ads with YouthAIDS to raise money to educate people worldwide about HIV/AIDS. Lavigne took part in the Unite Against AIDS concert presented by ALDO in support of Unicef on 28 November 2007 at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.[121] In November 2010, Lavigne attended the Clinton Global Initiative.[122] Lavigne worked with Reverb, a non-profit environmental organization, for her 2005 east coast tour.[123] She covered "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" for War Child's Peace Songs compilation, and she recorded a cover of the John Lennon song "Imagine" as her contribution to the compilation album Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign to Save Darfur. Released on 12 June 2007, the album was produced to benefit Amnesty International's campaign to alleviate the crisis in Darfur.[124] On 5 December 2009, Lavigne returned to the stage in Mexico City during the biggest charity event in Latin America, "Teleton". She performed acoustic versions of her hits "Complicated" and "Girlfriend" with Evan Taubenfeld and band member, Jim McGorman.[125] In 2010, Lavigne was one of several artists who contributed their voices to a cover of K'naan's "Wavin' Flag" as a benefit single to help raise money for several charity organizations related to the 2010 Haiti earthquake.[126] On 14 September 2010, Lavigne introduced her charity, "The Avril Lavigne Foundation". The next day, the foundation's official website was launched. The foundation aims to help young people with serious illnesses and disabilities[122] [127] and works with leading charitable organizations;[109] The foundation partners with the Easter Seals, Make-A-Wish foundation and Erase MS,[128] the latter two being charities Lavigne has previously worked with. Her work with the Make-A-Wish foundation was the inspiration behind her own charity, with Lavigne stating, "I just really wanted to do more".[127] Lavigne said on the foundation's website, "I have always looked for ways to give back because I think its a responsibility we all share".[129] Philanthropist Trevor Neilson's 12-person firm, "Global Philanthropy Group", advises Lavigne with her foundation as well as several other celebrities, including musician John Legend.[122]

Personal life
Public image

I have to fight to keep my image really me.... I rejected some gorgeous publicity shots because they just didn't look like me. I won't wear skanky clothes that show my booty, my belly or my boobs. I have a great body.

[5]

Avril Lavigne, MTV

When Lavigne first gained publicity, she was known for her tomboyish style,[130] in particular her necktie and tank-top combinations.[131] [132] She preferred baggy clothes, skater shoes or Converses,[62] wristbands, and sometimes shoelaces wrapped around her fingers.[7] During photo shoots, instead of wearing "glittery get-ups", she preferred wearing "old, crumpled T's".[5] In response to her fashion and musical influences, the media would call her the "pop punk princess".[133] [134] Press and fans regarded her as the "anti-Britney", in part because of her less-commercial and "real" image, but also because she was noticeably headstrong. "Im not made up and Im not being told what to say and how to act, so they have to call me the anti-Britney, which Im not."[7] By November 2002, however, Lavigne stopped wearing ties, claiming she felt she was "wearing a costume".[6] Lavigne made a conscious effort to keep her music, and not her image, at the forefront of her career. "I'm just saying, I don't want to sell sex. I feel that's sort of lame and low. I've got so much more to say."[135]

Avril Lavigne Lavigne eventually took on a more gothic style as she began her second album, Under My Skin, trading her skating outfits for black tutus[134] and acquiring an overall disposition of angst.[136] During The Best Damn Thing years, Lavigne changed directions entirely, dying her hair blonde with a pink streak and wearing more feminine outfits,[137] including "tight jeans and heels,"[62] and modelling for magazines like Harper's Bazaar.[130] Lavigne defended her new style: "I don't really regret anything. You know, the ties and the wifebeaters and all... It had its time and place. And now I'm all grown up, and I've moved on".[137] She now tries to eat healthy foods and participate in athletic activities, including yoga, street hockey, soccer, rollerblading, and surfing.[62]

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Tattoos
Only a few of Lavigne's tattoos are unique to her; the rest are matching tattoos, shared with friends.[62] Lavigne had a star tattooed on the inside of her left wrist that matched the style of the one used for her first album artwork. It was created at the same time as friend and musical associate Ben Moody's identical tattoo.[138] In late 2004, she had a small pink heart around the letter "D" applied to her right wrist, which represented her boyfriend at the time, Deryck Whibley.[62] [139] Lavigne's XXV and star tattoos on her right Lavigne and Whibley each received matching tattoos again in March forearm, and 30, lightning bolt, and star tattoos 2010, in celebration of his 30th birthday.[62] In April, Lavigne added on her left wrist. another tattoo on her wrist, that of a lightning bolt and the number 30, and her boyfriend, Brody Jenner, received a matching lightning bolt tattoo under his ear.[140]

Everything is always spur-of-the-moment. All of my tattoos, I decide that second and do it.

[62]

Avril Lavigne, Inked

Her love of tattoos, however, gained media attention in May 2010, after Lavigne and Jenner received matching tattoos of the word "fuck" on their ribs.[141] [142] Lavigne appeared in the June/July cover story for Inked magazine, where she discussed and showed off her tattoos, including an "Abbey Dawn" on her left forearm and an "XXV" and star on her right. Although she confirmed the "fuck" tattoo verbally in the article, calling it her "favorite word",[62] she had it applied after the magazine's photo shoot.[143] She added that she wanted to eventually get a "big-ass heart with a flag through it with a name.... I'm going to wait a few years and make sure I still want it then. I have to wait for that special someone to come back into my life."[62] In July 2010, Lavigne had the name "Brody" tattooed beneath her right breast.[144]

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Marriage to Deryck Whibley


Lavigne and Deryck Whibley, lead singer and guitarist for the band Sum 41, began dating when she was 19 years old, after being friends since she was 17.[145] Only a few weeks before they met, Lavigne admitted that she was not meeting boys because her bodyguards were frightening them away. In June 2005, Whibley surprised Lavigne with a trip to Venice, including a gondola ride and a romantic picnic, and on 27 June, he proposed to her.[146] She initially wanted to have a "rock n' roll, goth wedding", but she admitted to having doubts about going against tradition. "I've been dreaming about my wedding day since I was a little girl. I have to wear the white dress.... People thought that I would [wear a] black wedding dress, and I would have. But at the same time, I was thinking about the wedding pictures, and I wanted to be in style. I didn't want to be thinking, 20 years later, 'Oh, why did I wear my hair like that?'"[147]

Lavigne's ex-husband, Deryck Whibley

The wedding was held on 15 July 2006. About 110 guests attended the wedding, which was held at a private estate in Montecito, California.[148] Lavigne, wearing a gown designed by Vera Wang walked down the aisle with her father, Jean-Claude, to Mendelssohn's "Wedding March". Lavigne chose a colour theme of red and white, including red rose petals and centerpieces of distinctly coloured flowers. The wedding included cocktails for an hour before the reception and a sit-down dinner. The song "Iris", by the Goo Goo Dolls, was played during Lavigne and Whibley's first dance.[149] Seven months into their marriage, Lavigne stated that she was "the best thing that's ever happened to him", and suggested that she helped Whibley stay off drugs since they'd begun dating. "He doesn't do drugs. Clearly, he used to, because he talked about it, but I wouldn't be with someone who did, and I made that very clear to him when we first started dating. I've never done cocaine in my life, and I'm proud of that. I am 100 percent against drugs."[147] The marriage lasted a little more than three years. It was announced on 17 September 2009 that Lavigne and Whibley had split up and that divorce papers would soon follow.[150] On 9 October 2009, Lavigne filed for divorce, releasing the statement, "I am grateful for our time together, and I am grateful and blessed for our remaining friendship."[145] The divorce was finalized on 16 November 2010, officially ending the marriage.[151]

Backing band
Current members Al Berry bass guitar, backing vocals (2007present) Rodney Howard drums, percussion, backing vocals (2007present) Steve Ferlazzo electronic keyboard, backing vocals (2007present) Jim McGorman rhythm guitar, backing vocals (2007present) Steve Fekete lead guitar, backing vocals (2008present) Past members Mark Spicoluk bass guitar, backing vocals (April September 2002) Jesse Colburn rhythm guitar (2002 January 2004) Evan Taubenfeld lead guitar, backing vocals (2002 September 2004) Craig Wood rhythm guitar, backing vocals, vocals (2004 January 2007) Matt Brann drums, percussion, vocals on (2002 February 2007) Charlie Moniz bass guitar (2002 February 2007) Devin Bronson lead guitar, backing vocals (20042008) Sofia Toufa backing vocals, dancer (2007 October 2008) Lindsay Bluafarb backing vocals, dancer (2007 October 2008)

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Filmography
Year 2002 2004 2006 Title Role Notes Cameo; performed "Sk8er Boi" Cameo; performed "Losing Grip" High school activist Voice only

Sabrina, the Teenage Witch Herself Going the Distance Fast Food Nation Over the Hedge Herself Alice Heather

2007 2010 2011

The Flock American Idol Majors & Minors

Beatrice Bell Suspect's girlfriend Herself Herself Guest judge (L.A. auditions) Guest mentor

Discography
Let Go (2002) Under My Skin (2004) The Best Damn Thing (2007) Goodbye Lullaby (2011)

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External links
Official website (http://www.avrillavigne.com) Avril Lavigne (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1245099/) at the Internet Movie Database

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Discography
Avril Lavigne discography
Avril Lavignediscography

Lavigne performing Smile in Florida, during her May 2011 Black Star Tour.
Releases Studio albums EPs Singles Video albums Music videos 4 4 16 3 18

The discography of Avril Lavigne, a Canadian singer-songwriter, consists of four studio albums, four extended plays, fifteen singles, sixteen music videos, and appearances on several movie soundtracks and charity albums. Lavigne was first discovered while singing at local music festivals and events near her hometown of Napanee, Ontario. She received her first record deal in 2000 when she was 16 years old. Her debut album, Let Go, was released in June 2002 and peaked at number two on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States. It has sold over 17 million copies worldwide and is certified six-times platinum in the United States. The album's first single, "Complicated", peaked at number one in Australia and at number two in the United States. Other singles, "Sk8er Boi" and "I'm with You", charted in the top ten. In May 2004, Lavigne released her second album, Under My Skin, which debuted at number one in Australia, Mexico, Canada, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States, and went on to sell more than 10 million copies worldwide. "My Happy Ending", the second and most successful single from the album, charted in the top ten in the United States. In 2007, her third album, The Best Damn Thing, was released. It was her second album to debut at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and produced Lavigne's most successful single, "Girlfriend", which also peaked at number one. The album's other three singles were less successful. In March 2011, Lavigne released her fourth album, Goodbye Lullaby. It was preceded by its lead single, "What the Hell", which charted in the top ten in four countries. Goodbye Lullaby has sold over 1.5 million copies. The album's second single, "Smile", was released in May 2011, and its third, "Wish You Were Here", has been announced. Lavigne has written songs for several movie soundtracks, including those of American Wedding and Sweet Home Alabama. Two songs that she originally wrote for films were included on subsequent studio albums. "Keep Holding On", written for Eragon, appeared on The Best Damn Thing, and "Alice", written for Alice in Wonderland",

Avril Lavigne discography appeared on Goodbye Lullaby. Lavigne has also recorded cover versions of John Lennon's "Imagine" and Bob Dylan's "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" for charity albums.

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Albums
Studio albums
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications

CAN AUS FRA GER IRL NL NZ SWE UK US


[1] 1 [2] 1 [3] 13 [4] 2 [5] [6] [7] 1 4 1 [8] 6 [9] [1] 1 2 Let Go Released: June 4, 2002 Label: Arista Format: CD [10] CAN: Diamond [11] AUS: 7 Platinum [12] EU: 2 Platinum [13] JPN: Million [14] UK: 5 Platinum [15] US: 6 Platinum [16] CAN: 5 Platinum [11] AUS: Platinum [12] EU: Platinum [17] JPN: Million [14] UK: Platinum [15] US: 3 Platinum [18] CAN: 2 Platinum [11] AUS: 2 Platinum [12] EU: Platinum [19] JPN: Million [14] UK: Platinum [15] US: Platinum [20] AUS: Gold [21] JPN: Platinum

Under My Skin

Released: May 24, 2004 Label: Arista Format: CD, digital download

13

14

The Best Damn Thing

Released: April 17, 2007 Label: RCA Format: CD, digital download

Goodbye Lullaby

Released: March 2, 2011 Label: RCA Format: CD, digital download

12

11

10

"" denotes albums that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Extended plays
Year 2002 Angus Drive 2003 [22] Album details

Released: May 1, 2002 Formats: CD Promo for Let Go [23]

Try to Shut Me Up

Released: May 27, 2003 Formats: Digital download

2004

Live Acoustic Released: July 1, 2004 Formats: CD, digital download

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[24]

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2008

Control Room Live

Released: April 15, 2008 Formats: Digital download Recorded live Oct 16, 2007 The Roxy Theater, Los Angeles, CA

Singles
List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album

CAN AUS AUT FRA GER IRL NZ SWE


[25] [26] 21 [27] [28] [29] [30] [31] [32] [33]

UK
[9]

[34]

US

"Complicated"

2002

21

AUS: 2 [35] Platinum [36] CAN: Platinum [37] SWI: Gold [38] US: Platinum [35] AUS: Platinum [38] US: Platinum US: Platinum US: Gold [38] [38]

Let Go

"Sk8er Boi"

29

28

18

12

10

"I'm with You" "Losing Grip" "Don't Tell Me" 2003 2004

18 5

20 10

13 40 12

34 53

13 43 10

5 18 9

5 15

11 30

7 22 5

4 64 22

[39] AUS: Gold [38] US: Gold [39] AUS: Gold [38] US: Platinum CAN: Platinum [38] US: Gold

Under My Skin

"My Happy Ending"

11

39

17

11

"Nobody's Home"

24

20

24

29

19

24

41

"He Wasn't" "Keep Holding On"

2005 2006

95 14

25

35

29

35

38

23 175

17 CAN: 2 Platinum [36] [38] US: Platinum Eragon

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1 1 1 2 3 1 1 1 2 1 The Best Damn Thing

"Girlfriend"

2007

AUS: 4 [40] Platinum CAN: 2 [36] Platinum [41] NZ: Platinum US: 3 [38] Platinum [40] AUS: Platinum [38] US: Gold AUS: Gold [40]

"When You're Gone"

10

17

17

26

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"Hot" "The Best Damn Thing"1 "Alice" "What the Hell" 2008

10 76

14

17 51

26 64

19

30

53

30

95 107

2010 2011

51 8

39 6

19 20

18

27 21

30

51

59 16

71 11 AUS: 2 [42] Platinum [41] NZ: Gold AUS: Gold [42]

Almost Alice Goodbye Lullaby

"Smile" "Wish You Were Here"

59 64

25

37

40

30

189

[43]

68 99

"" denotes a title that was not released or did not chart in that territory.

Notes 1."The Best Damn Thing" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100 but peaked on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart at number seven.

As featured artist List of non-singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album

CAN
[44] 1 "Wavin' Flag" (with Young Artists for Haiti) 2010

UK
[45] 104 charity single

Other charted songs

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List of non-singles, with selected chart positions, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album

CAN1 NZ UK US
[1] [7] 26 [9] "Mobile" 2004 7 59

[34] Let Go Under My Skin

"Fall to Pieces"2 2005 "Innocence"3 "Runaway"4 2007

106

190 116 The Best Damn Thing 111

"" denotes a title that was not released or did not chart in that territory.

Notes 1. Based on Canadian BDS Airplay before June 7, 2007; based on Billboard Canadian Hot 100 after June 7, 2007. 2. "Fall to Pieces" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100 but peaked on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart at number six. The Best Damn Thing Its peak position was number 23, on the Portugal Singles Top 50, it stayed there for 1 week 3. "Innocence" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100 but peaked on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart at number sixteen. 4. "Runaway" did not enter the Billboard Hot 100 but peaked on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart at number eleven.

Videography
Video albums List of DVD releases with selected details
Title My World Live at Budokan: Bonez Tour The Best Damn Tour Live in Toronto Album details Released: November 3, 2003 Label: Arista Formats: DVD Released: December 7, 2005 Label: BMG Japan Formats: DVD Notes Concert tour film from a live concert held in Buffalo, New York as part of the Try To [46] Shut Me Up Tour.

Released only in Japan. It is a film of a live concert held at Nippon Budokan as part of [47] the Bonez Tour.

Released: September 9, 2008 Label: RCA Records Formats: DVD

Live music DVD filmed at a concert performed at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, [48] Canada during Lavigne's The Best Damn Tour.

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Music videos List of music videos, showing year released and director
Title "Complicated" "Sk8er Boi" "I'm with You" "Losing Grip" "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" "Don't Tell Me" "My Happy Ending" "Nobody's Home" "He Wasn't" "Girlfriend" "When You're Gone" "Girlfriend" (Remix) "Hot" "The Best Damn Thing" "Alice" "What the Hell" "Smile" "Wish You Were Here" 2008 2010 2011 2005 2007 2004 2003 Year 2002 Director(s) The Malloys [22]

[49] Francis Lawrence David LaChapelle Liz Friedlander [50]

[51] [52]

Marc Lostracco Liz Friedlander Meiert Avis

[53]

[54] [55]

Diane Martel The Malloys The Malloys

[56] [57] [58] [59]

Marc Klasfeld

R. Malcolm Jones Matthew Rolston Wayne Isham

[60]

[61]

[62] Dave Meyers Marcus Raboy Shane Drake [63]

[64]

Dave Meyers

Miscellaneous appearances
These songs have not appeared on an official release by Lavigne.
Year 1999 2000 Touch the Sky Temple of Life Two Rivers 2002 2003 "Falling Down" "I Don't Give" "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" Sweet Home Alabama (soundtrack) American Wedding (soundtrack) [68] Warchild: Hope [66] Song Quinte Spirit [65] [65] Album

My Window To You

[67]

"O Holy Night" (feat. Chantal Kreviazuk) Maybe This Christmas Too?[69]

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2004

"I Always Get What I Want" "SpongeBob SquarePants Theme"

The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement (soundtrack) The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (soundtrack) Instant Karma [72] [73] [71]

2007

"Imagine" "The Scientist" (live)

Radio 1's Live Lounge: Volume 2 Loud [72]

2011

"Cheers (Drink to That)" (Rihanna)

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[50] "Sundance Recap: Indie Films Strike Gold Yet Again MTV Movie News| MTV" (http:/ / www. mtv. com/ news/ articles/ 1496408/ sundance-recap-indie-films-strike-gold-again. jhtml). . Retrieved 2011-08-14. [51] "For The Record: Quick News On Avril Lavigne, Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears, Eminem, Kelly Osbourne & More" (http:/ / www. mtv. com/ news/ articles/ 1470200/ . jhtml). . Retrieved 2011-08-14. [52] "Marc Lostracco Other works" (http:/ / www. imdb. com/ name/ nm1126626/ otherworks). . Retrieved 2011-08-14. [53] "Avril Lavigne Just Lets Go In 'Don't Tell Me' Video Music, Celebrity, Artist News | MTV" (http:/ / www. mtv. com/ news/ articles/ 1485571/ avril-lets-go-dont-tell-me-clip. jhtml). . Retrieved 2011-08-14. [54] "Taylor Momsen Hopes You Like Yelling: The MTV News Quote Of The Day MTV Newsroom" (http:/ / newsroom. mtv. com/ 2010/ 05/ 04/ taylor-momsen-pretty-reckless/ ). . Retrieved 2011-08-14. [55] "Avril Tries Her Hand At Acting In 'Nobody's Home' Video Music, Celebrity, Artist News | MTV" (http:/ / www. mtv. com/ news/ articles/ 1489804/ avril-tries-her-hand-at-acting-new-video. jhtml). . Retrieved 2011-08-14. [56] "He Wasn't | Avril Lavigne | Music Video | MTV" (http:/ / www. mtv. com/ videos/ avril-lavigne/ 142297/ he-wasnt. jhtml). . Retrieved 2011-08-14. [57] "Girlfriend | Avril Lavigne | Music Video | MTV" (http:/ / www. mtv. com/ videos/ avril-lavigne/ 135386/ girlfriend. jhtml). . Retrieved 2011-08-14. [58] "Marc Klasfeld Other works" (http:/ / www. imdb. com/ name/ nm1496035/ otherworks). . Retrieved 2011-08-14. [59] "R. Malcolm Jones Other works" (http:/ / www. imdb. com/ name/ nm2502278/ otherworks). . Retrieved 2011-08-14. [60] "Martin Ahlgren, Director of Photography" (http:/ / www. martinahlgren. com/ portfolio. php?cat=3& subcat=7& project=68). . Retrieved 2011-08-14. [61] "Wayne Isham Other works" (http:/ / www. imdb. com/ name/ nm0410864/ otherworks). . Retrieved 2011-08-14. [62] "Avril Lavigne's 'Alice In Wonderland' Video Is 'Haunting,' Director Says Music, Celebrity, Artist News | MTV" (http:/ / www. mtv. com/ news/ articles/ 1632293/ avril-lavignes-alice-wonderland-video-haunting-director. jhtml). . Retrieved 2011-08-14. [63] "ABC Family to Debut New Avril Lavigne Video With MEAN GIRLS 2, 1/23" (http:/ / tv. broadwayworld. com/ article/ ABC_Family_to_Debut_New_Avril_Lavigne_Video_With_MEAN_GIRLS_2_123_20110120). . Retrieved 2011-08-14. [64] "Avril Lavigne Smile Shane Drake" (http:/ / shanedrake. com/ avril-lavigne-smile/ ). . Retrieved 2011-08-14. [65] Nielsen Business Media, Inc. (22 June 2002). Billboard (http:/ / books. google. com/ books?id=HxEEAAAAMBAJ& pg=PA14). Nielsen Business Media, Inc.. pp.14. ISSN00062510. . Retrieved 14 August 2011. [66] "Amazon.com: Sweet Home Alabama: Various Artists: Music" (http:/ / www. amazon. com/ Sweet-Home-Alabama-Various-Artists/ dp/ B00006JCFX). . Retrieved 2011-08-14. [67] "Amazon.com: American Wedding: Various Artists: Music" (http:/ / www. amazon. com/ American-Wedding-Various-Artists/ dp/ B00009YXB8). . Retrieved 2011-08-14. [68] "Amazon.com: War Child: Hope: Various Artists: Music" (http:/ / www. amazon. com/ War-Child-Hope-Various-Artists/ dp/ B00009L7N3). . Retrieved 2011-08-14. [69] "Amazon.com: Maybe This Christmas Too: Various Artists: Music" (http:/ / www. amazon. com/ Maybe-This-Christmas-Various-Artists/ dp/ B0000AM6O3). . Retrieved 2011-08-14. [70] "Amazon.com: The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement: Kelly Clarkson, Lindsay Lohan, Raven-Symone, Avril Lavigne, Pink, Jesse McCartney, Norah Jones, Steve Harwell, Christy Carlson Romano, Wilson Phillips, Rachel Stevens, Renee Olstead, Julie Andrews, Jonny Blu, Various Artists: Music" (http:/ / www. amazon. com/ Princess-Diaries-Royal-Engagement/ dp/ B0002HS8IW). . Retrieved 2011-08-14. [71] "Amazon.com: The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie: Music from the Movie and More...: Various Artists: Music" (http:/ / www. amazon. com/ SpongeBob-SquarePants-Movie-Music-More/ dp/ B00064AEL0). . Retrieved 2011-08-14. [72] "Rock stars cover John Lennon on charity CD | Music | projo.com | The Providence Journal, Music | projo.com | The Providence Journal" (http:/ / www. projo. com/ music/ content/ artsun-lennon_album_06-17-07_3V5VS1E. 1d4f8f0. html). . Retrieved 2011-08-14. [73] "BBC Radio 1 - Jo Whiley Photos" (http:/ / www. bbc. co. uk/ radio1/ photos/ jowhiley/ 1761). . Retrieved 2011-08-14.

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External links
Avril Lavigne's official website (http://www.avrillavigne.com/)

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Studio albums
Let Go
Let Go

Studio album by Avril Lavigne Released 4 June 2002

Recorded September 3, 2001 March 29, 2002 Genre Length Label Rock, pop (See Writing and recording) 48:41 Arista, Hi Fi

Producer Antonio "L.A." Reid (executive), The Matrix, Clif Magness, Curt Frasca, Peter Zizzo Avril Lavigne chronology

Let Go (2002)

Under My Skin (2004)

Singles from Let Go 1. 2. 3. 4.

"Complicated"
Released: 14 May 2002

"Sk8er Boi"
Released: 27 August 2002

"I'm with You"


Released: 19 November 2002

"Losing Grip"
Released: 1 April 2003

Let Go is the debut album by Canadian singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne, released on June 4, 2002. For a year after signing a record deal with Arista, Lavigne struggled due to conflicts in musical direction. Lavigne relocated to Los Angeles, California, and recorded there her earlier materials for the album, the kind of sound of which the label was

Let Go not amenable. She was paired to the production team The Matrix, who understood her vision for the album. The album was credited as the biggest pop debut of 2002. It was released to generally positive critical reviews, although Lavigne's songwriting received some negative comments. Let Go was 6x platinum in the United States. It also did extremely well in Canada, receiving a diamond certification from the Canadian Recording Industry Association,[1] as well as reaching multi-platinum in many countries around the world, including the UK in which she became the youngest female solo artist to have a number-one album in the region. As of May 2008, Let Go had sold over 17 million copies worldwide,[2] becoming Lavigne's highest-selling album to date.[2] According to Billboard Magazine the album was the number 21 top-selling album of the decade. A Rolling Stone readers poll named Let Go as the fourth best album of the 2000s.[3] [4]

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Background
After being signed to Arista Records in November 2000 upon the authorization of the label's CEO, Antonio "L.A." Reid, Lavigne moved to New York with the assistance of Reid. There, she began working on her debut album, Let Go, collaborating with a host of prime songwriters and producers.[5] For six months, the label set up Lavigne with two co-writers, who worked with her upon Arista's instructions. Reid expected Lavigne to record folk songs because she auditioned to them in a "balladic, 'new country'" type. However, the collective failed to click "with a girl who'd just discovered guitar-based rock".[6] For a year, nothing was working for Lavigne and was on the verge of getting dropped off Arista.[7] The management pitched her songs written by other songwriters, but she declined, insisting she wanted to write songs herself.[8] Lavigne relocated to Los Angeles, California, where she collaborated with songwriter-producer Clif Magness, who gave her ample creative control in the writing process. Lavigne and Magness wrote "Losing Grip" and "Unwanted", songs that she deemed reflective of her vision for the entire album.[9] However, Arista was not thrilled with the heavy-guitar laden songs that Lavigne was writing, prompting the label to look for another producers to match their demands.[10] Now two years since she signed the deal, Lavigne, who was then unknown, came to the attention of the three-piece production team The Matrix. Arista could not find the right direction for Lavigne, so the team's manager, Sandy Roberton, suggested that they work together: "Why don't you put her together with The Matrix for a couple of days?"[11] According to member Lauren Christy, they had been listening to Lavigne's early songs and felt they contained "a Faith Hill kind of vibe". As soon as they saw Lavigne coming into their studio, The Matrix felt that her musical direction was incongruous to her image and attitude.[11] After talking to Lavigne for an hour, "we cottoned on that she wasn't happy but couldn't quite figure out where to go".[11] The Matrix played her songs with Faith Hill influences, because it was those kind of songs the label wanted Lavigne to sing. But Lavigne dismissed it, saying she wanted songs with punk rock inclinations.[6] Lavigne played The Matrix a song that she had recorded and really loved, a track with sounds in the likes of the rock band System of a Down. Fortunately, prior to forming The Matrix, its members' early projects were in the pop-rock type, so they readily figured out what Lavigne wanted to record and knew exactly what to do with her. They told her to come back the following day, and in the afternoon during that day, they wrote a song that evolved into "Complicated" and another song called "Falling Down" (Falling Down appears on the Sweet Home Alabama Soundtrack). They played it to Lavigne when she came back the following day, inspiring her what path she should take.[11] When Josh Sarubin, the A&R executive who signed Lavigne to the imprint, heard the song, he knew it was right for her. Lavigne presented the song to Reid, who agreed the musical direction Lavigne and The Matrix were taking, and set "Complicated" as the album's lead single.[11] Reid sent Lavigne back to The Matrix to work with them, initially for a month.[6] [10] Arista gave the team carte blanche to write and produce 10 songs, which took them two months.[11] Reid suggested Lavigne to name the album Anything But Ordinary, after the track of the same name that The Matrix produced, but she refused.[9]

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Writing and recording


With The Matrix, Lavigne recorded tracks in Decoy Studios, situated in a Los Angeles suburb known as Valley Village.[10] She also worked with producer-songwriter Curt Frasca and Peter Zizzo, whose Manhattan studio Lavigne was checked in prior to securing a record deal with Arista, and where Lavigne also recorded some of the tracks.[5] [6] The Matrix member Scott Spock was their principal engineer for the project, while Tom Lord-Alge was assigned to mix the tracks.[10] Lavigne recorded complete takes "against the largely finished instrumental tracks". Spocks revealed Lavigne normally recorded each song in five or six takes, "and probably 90 percent of what was finally used came from the first or second takes". The Matrix also contributed backing vocals.[10] Introduced as a singer-songwriter, Lavigne's involvement produced significant issues. Lavigne has implied that she is the primary author of the album. In an article published in Rolling Stone magazine, Lavigne stated that while working with The Matrix, one member would be in the recording studio while they were writing, but did not write the guitar parts, lyrics, or the melody. According to Lavigne, she and Christy wrote all the lyrics together. Graham would come up with some guitar parts, "and I'd be like, 'Yeah, I like that,' or 'No, I don't like that.' None of those songs aren't from me."[9] The Matrix, who produced six songs for Lavigne, five of which appear in the album,[10] had another explanation of how the collaboration went. According to them, they wrote much of the portions in the three singles: "Complicated", "Sk8er Boi", and "I'm with You", which were conceived using a guitar and piano. Christy said, "Avril would come in and sing a few melodies, change a word here or there."[9] Reid complemented the issue over the credits: "If I'm looking for a single for an artist, I don't care who writes it. Avril had the freedom to do as she really pleased, and the songs show her point of view.... Avril has always been confident about her ideas."[9] Although she needed pop songs "to break" into the industry, Lavigne felt "Complicated" does not reflect her and her songwriting skills. Nonetheless, she was grateful for the song as it successfully launched her career. She favors more "Losing Grip", because "it means so much more when it comes straight from the artist".[9] Due to Lavigne's mix of pop and rock influences when writing the album, Let Go has been identified with a variety of genres such as teen pop,[12] [13] pop punk,[13] pop rock,[14] [15] [13] post-grunge[12] [15] and rock.[15]

Release and promotion


The album was released on June 4, 2002, in Canada and the United States. Later, on July 22, Let Go hit record stores worldwide, and on August 26 in some parts of Europe, including the United Kingdom and Ireland. A DataPlay version of the album was released in September 2002. Arista had established a deal with DataPlay earlier in 2002, and included Let Go alongside albums by rock singer Santana and singer Whitney Houston in the release.[16] Although Lavigne was targeted to the teen audience, a marketing strategy attributed to the successful launch of her career;[9] [17] Lavigne performed on a host of radio-sponsored multi-artist holiday shows throughout the United States,[18] a marketing strategy that induced higher sales of the album during the season. She embarked on her first headlining tour, Try To Shut Me Up Tour, which took place on January 23, 2003, and ended on June 4, 2003. Lavigne toured with her banddrummer Matthew Brann, bassist Mark Spicoluk, and guitarists Jesse Colburn and Evan Taubenfeldwhich she had grouped after signing the deal.[5] In the tour, she included all songs off Let Go, B-sides, and cover versions of "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" by Bob Dylan and "Basket Case" by Green Day.[19]
Avril Lavigne in concert for the album's promotion.

Let Go Lavigne filmed her performance in Buffalo, New York, on May 18, 2003, the final date of her five-week headlining North American tour. The tour DVD My World was released on November 4, 2003, on joint venture by Arista Records and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. The DVD features the concert, a behind-the-scenes featurette, five music videos and a six-song bonus audio CD that includes four unreleased tracks.[20]

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Singles
"Complicated" was released by Arista as the album's lead single, which was seen as an across-all-age-groups introduction to Lavigne.[6] Thought to produce wide cross-demographic appeal, however, the music video to the single features Lavigne and her band wreaking havoc in a mall, "the sort of imagery that might have grown-ups thinking 'Clean that mess up!' more than clamoring for the record".[17] the song was a worldwide #1 hit and was nominated for two Grammy Awards for Song of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. "Sk8er Boi" The follow-up single was aimed at pop-punk oriented kids.[6] The release of "Sk8er Boi" created disagreement among many radio programming directors. However, their impressions were diverted as listeners help changed their minds; early rotation of the single proved successful, showing it was as popular with post-collegiate listeners as with teens the song even went to #1 in the U.S. mainstream.[17] "I'm with You" The adult ballad hit record stores in late November 2002, directed at holidays to remind parents about the album to, if not buy it themselves, purchase it for any children in their family.[6] [17] The song ended up being another hit for Lavigne reaching #4 in the Billboard Hot 100, #1 in mainstream, top 10 in UK and Canada. It was not officially released in Australia but received radio and television airplay, this song was also nominated for two Grammy Awards the same categories as "Complicated". The arrangement of singles, with "I'm With You" as the third, was regarded "controversial choices", given that "I'm With You" was "thought by some to be the biggest potential smash on the album", and could have established Lavigne as a more mature artist if it was released first.[17] According to Reid, "Some people just really didn't get that. And with the first video, there was some concern that maybe because it's so young and so playful, it might alienate more serious music lovers."[17] "Losing Grip" was released as the fourth single off the album, "to act as a bridge into her next album, which Lavigne stated would be harder-rocking than her debut.[17] However, it was the least successful single on the album.

Other songs
Other songs were released as regional radio-only singles. "Mobile" was only released in Australia and New Zealand as a radio-only track. It was later used in 2003's The Medallion, the 2004 film Wimbledon, and a brief appearance in the film Just Married. In 2011, a music video for the song leaked onto the internet made from official footage that was never finished. "Things I'll Never Say" was released as radio-only single in Italy. "Unwanted" was released as radio-only single in the UK. The song "Tomorrow" was played in one episode of the second season from the Warner Bros. series Smallville and has become popular between its fans.

Reception

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Professional ratings Review scores


Source Allmusic Blender Entertainment Weekly Q Rolling Stone Slant Magazine Stylus Magazine (B) [27] (neutral) Rating [21] [22] [23] [24] [25] [26]

Critical reaction
Let Go received generally favorable reaction from critics, earning 68 points on metacritic based on the collated reviews from 7 publications.[24] Rolling Stone magazine's music critic Pat Blashill wrote that the album "comes fully loaded with another dozen infectious hymns of Total Request angst". Blashill complimented Lavigne on having a "great voice", adding she crafted the album with "a qualified staff of hitmakers".[25] Christina Saraceno of Allmusic noted that Lavigne "handles a variety of styles deftly", while also complimenting her as "a capable songwriter with vocal chops". Nonetheless, Saraceno opined that "at her age, one imagines, she is still finding her feet, borrowing from the music she's grown up listening to".[21] John Perry of Blender magazine summarized Let Go into an "outstanding guitar-pop debut".[22] A review in Q magazine praised Lavigne for displaying "a musical guile way beyond her years".[24] For Jon Caramanica of Entertainment Weekly magazine, "Lavigne's monochromatic debut set of unimaginative guitar rock is saved only by the earnestness of her songs."[23] Some reviewers had similar sentiments toward the quality of the lyrics to some songs in the album. Saraceno said that Lavigne "still has some growing up to do lyrically", asserting "Sk8er Boi" shows her "lyrical shortcomings" and calling the phrasing in "Too Much to Ask" "awkward and sometimes silly".[21] Perry noted the lyrics to "Sk8er Boi" as "endearingly naive".[22] The album earned Lavigne numerous awards from organizations around the world. The success of the album's commercial performance led Lavigne to be named Best New Artist at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards[28] as well as winning a World Music Award for Best-Selling Canadian Singer. She won three awardsFavorite Female Artist, Favorite Breakthrough Artist, and the Style Awardthe most of any performer at the 2003 MTV Asia Awards.[29] She received five nominations for the album at the 2003 Grammy Awards, including Best New Artist and Best Pop Vocal Album. The album's singles "Complicated" and "I'm With You" were nominated Song of the Year at the 2003 and 2004 ceremony, respectively, accumulating eight nominations for the album.[30] [31] Lavigne was nominated for six categories at the 2003 Juno Awardswhich was presented in Ontario, Canadawinning four including Best Album and Best New Artist.[32]

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Commercial performance
Let Go was commercially successful in the United States, gaining praise from Entertainment Weekly magazine as one of the biggest pop debut albums of 2002.[17] The album debuted on the Billboard 200 on the strength of 62,000 unit sales. Its high debut was fueled by the success of "Complicated", which was in heavy rotation on MTV.[33] Increasing weekly sales allowed the album to stay inside the chart's top 10 for 37 weeks.[34] The album sold at least 100,000 copies straight until late 2002, easily accumulating over two million unit sales.[6] In a December 2002 report by Entertainment Weekly magazine, the album had sold 3.9 million copies, becoming the third top-selling album of 2002 in the United States.[35] Year-end figures released by Nielsen SoundScan revealed that Let Go had sold over 4.1 million copies in the United States, sales accumulated in 30 weeks of the album's release.[36] [37] Let Go was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America.[38] This earned Let Go the distinction as the highest-shipped debut of 2002 and best-selling album by a female artist.[39] On April 30, 2003, RIAA certified the album six-time platinum, denoting shipments of over six million units.[40] It remains Lavigne's best-selling album to date, with sales of over 6,724,000 copies sold in the United States, as of July, 2009.[41] Chartwise, the album reached higher peak positions notably during and after the holidays. Following her show-opening performance at the 2002 Billboard Music Awards, Let Go continued to be one of the holiday's top sellers.[42] Although it had peaked at number two in September 2002, Let Go rose from 3 to 2 on the Billboard200 on the issue dated February 1, 2003.[43] The increase of sales was the offshoot to Lavigne's appearance on January 11 at Saturday Night Live as the show's musical guest. During this time also, Lavigne received much media coverage due to her nominations at the 2003 Grammy Awards and for embarking on first North American tour.[44] In the United Kingdom, the album took longer to reach the summit of the UK Albums Chart. In its 18th week on the chart year 2003, the album reached number one, rising to the top spot over the holiday. The album's international sales upsurge was attributed to the continuing success of "Sk8er Boi".[45] Let Go is the 12th best-selling album of 2003 in the United Kingdom.[46] The album has been certified five-time platinum by the British Phonographic Industry.[47] Let Go was also selling well in Canada, surpassing sales of over one million unit sales in less than a year. The Canadian Recording Industry Association certified the album diamond in May 2003.[48] In Australia, Let Go had been certified seven-time platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association in 2003, based on the sales of over 490,000 units from wholesalers to retailers.[49] The album is the tenth best-selling album of 2002, and the third in the following year.[50] [51]

Track listing
No. Title 1. "Losing Grip" 2. "Complicated" 3. "Sk8er Boi" 4. "I'm with You" 5. "Mobile" 6. "Unwanted" 7. "Tomorrow" Writer(s) Lavigne, Clif Magness Lavigne, The Matrix Lavigne, The Matrix Lavigne, The Matrix Lavigne, Magness Lavigne, Magness Producer(s) [52] Length 3:53 4:03 3:23 3:42 3:31 3:40 3:48 4:10 3:43 3:26 3:56 3:44

Clif Magness The Matrix The Matrix The Matrix Magness Magness

Lavigne, Curtis Frasca, Sabelle Breer Curtis Frasca, Sabelle Breer* The Matrix The Matrix Magness Peter Zizzo Magness

8. "Anything But Ordinary" Lavigne, The Matrix 9. "Things I'll Never Say" 10. "My World" 11. "Nobody's Fool" 12. "Too Much to Ask" Lavigne, The Matrix Lavigne, Magness Lavigne, Peter Zizzo Lavigne, Magness

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13. "Naked" Lavigne, Frasca, Breer Magness, Frasca, Breer* 3:28

Japanese bonus track No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) [52] Length 3:59

14. "Why" Lavigne, Zizzo (*) Additional production Standard CD enhanced media content Biography "Complicated" (music video) EPK "I Don't Give" (bonus track) Lyrics (songs playing in the background) "Complicated" "Sk8er Boi" "Mobile" "Unwanted"

Tour edition bonus VCD 1. "Get Over It" 2. "Why" 3. "Unwanted" (live) 4. "I'm With You" (live) 5. "Nobody's Fool" (live) 6. "Day in the Life" (NYC EPK) 7. "Footage" 8. "Complicated" (music video) 9. "Sk8er Boi" (music video) 10. "I'm With You" (music video) 11. "Losing Grip" (music video) Japan special bonus edition 1. 2. 3. 4. "Complicated" TV track version 4:05 "Sk8er Boi" TV track version 3:34 "I'm With You" TV track version 3:46 "Losing Grip" TV track version 3:53

Japan tour edition bonus DVD 1. 2. 3. 4. "Complicated" (video) "Sk8er Boi" (video) "I'm With You" (video) "A Day in the Life" (video)

Personnel
This list of credits is based on barnesandnoble.com.[53]
Performance credits Avril Lavigne: Primary artist, Guitar, Background vocals Sabelle Breer: Backings vocals The Matrix: Backings vocals Clif Magness: Bass, Guitar, Electric guitar, Keyboards, Drum loop Dennis Johnson: Beats & Scratching Jeff Allen: Bass Suzie Katayama: Cello Joe Bonadio: Drums Josh Freese: Drums Alex Elena: Drums Curt Frasca: Guitar, Multi instruments Gerry Leonard: Guitar Peter Zizzo: Guitar Corky James: Guitar Technical credits Clif Magness: Programming, Producer, Engineer L.A. Reid: Executive Producer Rick Kerr: Engineer Leon Zervos: Mastering Curt Frasca: Programming, Producer, Engineer Peter Zizzo: Arranger, Producer, Engineer, Pro-Tools Jon Berman: Engineer Avril Lavigne: Art direction Jen Scaturro: Programming, Pro-Tools

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Charts and certifications


Charts
Chart (2002) Peak position 1 2 1 [54] 1 1 [56] [57] [58] 4 13 2 6 [60] [61] 6 1 3 6 2 1 2

Australian Albums Chart Austrian Albums Chart Argentina CAPIF Canadian Albums Chart Colombia Dutch Albums Chart

[54]

[55]

French Albums Chart

German Albums Chart Italian Albums Chart

[59]

Japanese Oricon Albums Chart

New Zealand RIANZ Albums Chart Norwegian Albums Chart Swedish Albums Chart Swiss Albums Chart UK Albums Chart [62]

[63]

[64]

[54] [54]

U.S. Billboard 200

Sales and certifications


Chart Certification Threshold 7x Platinum [66] [48] [65] Sales

Australia

[49]

500,000+ 375,000+ 1,000,000+ 100,000+ 3,670,000+ 450,000+ 450,000+ 15,000 40,000+ 30,000+

Brazil (ABPD)

3x Platinum Diamond 5x Platinum 2x Platinum 2x Platinum 3x Gold [67] Gold Platinum Platinum

Canadian Albums Chart Colombia Europe French Albums Chart German Albums Chart

Greek International Albums Chart Sweden Finland

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Norway Denmark (Hitlisten) Austria Portugal (AFP) Belgium (Ultratop) Poland Hungary Hong Kong Indonesia Ireland Japan (RIAJ) Mexican Albums Chart Netherlands New Zealand (RIANZ) Italian Albums Chart Spain Philippines (PARI) Russia Singapore South Africa South Korea Switzerland Taiwan UK Albums Chart [47] [40] Platinum Platinum Platinum Platinum Gold Gold Gold Gold Gold 9x Platinum Diamond Gold Gold [68] 30,000+ 30,000+ 20,000+ 20,000+ 15,000+ 15,000+ 3,000+ 10,000+ 200,000+ 140,000+ 1,000,000+ 75,000+ 80,000+ 75,000+ 500,000+ 200,000+ 100,000+ 50,000+ 100,000+ 100,000+ 300,000+ 80,000+ 50,000+ 1,500,000+ 6,761,000+

5x Platinum Diamond Platinum 6x Platinum Gold Platinum [69]

Platinum 6x Platinum 2x Platinum [70]

Platinum 5x Platinum 6x Platinum

U.S. Billboard 200

Awards
At the 2003 Grammy Award, received five nominations Best Pop Vocal Album for Let Go, Song of the Year & Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for "Complicated", Best Female Rock Vocal Performance for "Sk8er Boi", Best New Artist. At the 2004 Grammy Awards received three nominations Song of the Year & Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for "I'm with You", Best Female Rock Vocal Performance for "Losing Grip".

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Year 2002

Awards ceremony Billboard Music Awards

Award Best Album

Results Nominated

2003

Juno Awards

Best Pop Album Best Album of The Year

Won Won Won Won Won Nominated

Gold Disc Award Hong Kong Best 10 Albums Japan Golden Disc Awards Brasil Music Awards Teen Choice Awards Rock&Pop Album of the Year Best Album Choice Music Album

Premios Oye! Grammy Awards

Main English Female Best Pop Vocal Album

Won Nominated

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Let Go (http://www.metacritic.com/music/artists/lavigneavril/letgo) at Metacritic

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Under My Skin
Under My Skin

Studio album by Avril Lavigne Released 12 May 2004 (see release history) August 4, 2003February 27, 2004 Rock, pop (see Background) 40:53 Arista Butch Walker, Raine Maida, Don Gilmore Avril Lavigne chronology

Recorded Genre Length Label Producer

Let Go (2002)

Under My Skin (2004)

The Best Damn Thing (2007)

Singles from Under My Skin 1. 2. 3. 4.

"Don't Tell Me"


Released: 19 April 2004

"My Happy Ending"


Released: 7 July 2004

"Nobody's Home"
Released: 4 November 2004

"He Wasn't"
Released: 28 March 2005

Under My Skin is the second studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne, released worldwide on May 25, 2004; It was her last album with Arista Records. Under My Skin debuted at number-one on the Billboard 200 albums chart and according to Billboard magazine, was ranked number 149 on the list of top-selling album of the 2000s.[1] It has sold more than 10 million copies worldwide.[2]

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Background
Having no plans of working with producers or professional writers,[3] Lavigne wrote much of the album with Canadian singer-songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk, to whom she had developed a friendship with in the summer of 2003. Kreviazuk, whose husband Raine Maida's band Our Lady Peace opened for Lavigne's concert in Europe, introduced herself at an after-party for the SARS benefit concerts held in Toronto in June 2003. The following day, Lavigne and Kreviazuk ate lunch together,[4] during when Lavigne shared how she wanted the development of the album to be. They wrote songs for almost three weeks at Maida's warehouse in Toronto. Kreviazuk invited Lavigne to continue working in a Malibu, California house she shared with Maida, which contained a recording studio.[5] Many of the tracks in the album were recorded in Malibu. Kreviazuk suggested Maida produce songs for the album, an ability Lavigne did not know. Maida produced five songs, including "Fall to Pieces", which he co-wrote with Lavigne.[5] Lavigne also invited two other producers: Don Gilmore, who produced three songs, two of which were written by Lavigne and Kreviazuk,[5] and Butch Walker who also produced three songs in three days.[6] Lavigne also co-wrote one track, "Nobody's Home", with Ben Moody, formerly of Evanescence, and the rest with her guitarist Evan Taubenfeld.[7] [4] On her website, Lavigne states that she had learned a lot since her first record, Let Go: "I was involved in every aspect of making this record. I'm very hands-on. I knew how I wanted the drums, the guitar tones, and the structures to be. I understand the whole process so much better this time because I've been through it. I'm really picky with my sound."[8] [4] Regarding the album's theme, Lavigne stated, "I've gone through so much, so that's what I talk about....Like boys, like dating or relationships".[9] Under My Skin fits into a variety of musical styles because of Lavigne's mix of pop and rock genre influences, similar to Lavigne's first album, Let Go. Under My Skin has been described as teen-pop,[10] [11] punk,[12] pop rock,[10] [13] [12] [11] alternative rock,[10] [14] [12] pop punk,[11] and post-grunge.[12]

Reception
Professional ratings Review scores
Source Allmusic Blender Entertainment Weekly The Guardian PopMatters Rolling Stone Slant Magazine Yahoo! Music (Neutral) (B) [16] [17] [18] [19] [20] [21] Rating [10] [15]

According to metacritic.com, Under My Skin received an average rating of 65, reflecting a generally positive reception from critics.[22] David Browne of Entertainment Weekly suggested that in the album, "Lavigne has become even more, well, complicated", noting she "sounds more burdened". Browne adds, "As contrived as the results can be, there's no denying the level of craft at work."[16] Sal Cinquemani of Slant magazine noted that Lavigne's sound was now much

Under My Skin heavier and darker and compared her to Amy Lee of Evanescence, as did Browne.[16] Carly Carioli of Blender magazine also agreed, stating "she has deepened and darkened her sound without sacrificing her platinum-plated melodies".[15] Kelefa Sanneh of Rolling Stone praised Lavigne's vocals, "blankness is what makes her best songs so irresistible. Whether it's a fit of faux punk or a maudlin ballad, she sings it all absolutely straight".[19] Andrew Strickland of Yahoo! Music agreed, "the girl can use those tiny lungs to great effect...she knows when to croon and when to yell". [21] On a more negative note, Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic writes, "... Under My Skin is a bit awkward, sometimes sounding tentative and unsure, sometimes clicking and surging on Avril's attitude and ambition." Erlewine compared Lavigne to Canadian singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette.[10] Cinquemani called Lavigne's "biggest weakness" her lyrics[20] and Strickland agreed, stating "we have a maturing Ms Lavigne, distancing herself from the teen antics of her "Let Go" debut, but struggling to find any stories worth telling".[21] Tim O'Neil of PopMatters stated "Lavigne's songwriting on the bulk of Under My Skin just seems rote" and goes on to call Under My Skin "a good, if slightly disappointing, follow-up".[18] The Guardian's Alexis Petridis lambasted the album, calling it a "flesh-eating virus"[23] and criticised the lyrics, stating "the music is so anodyne that you don't pay much attention to Lavigne's lyrics. This proves to be a small mercy".[17] Under My Skin is included in an article about Petridis' worst reviewed albums of modern times.[23]

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Release and singles


Under My Skin was released on May 25, 2004 in the United States and worldwide. Lavigne released four official singles for the album. "Don't Tell Me" was the first single of the album, written and produced by herself, Evan Taubenfeld and Butch Walker. It gave Lavigne a nomination at the 2004 MTV VMAs, reaching No. 22 in the Billboard Hot 100, No. 5 in the UK Singles Charts and top 10 in Australia. "My Happy Ending" was the second single; It was the lead single from the album, written and produced by her and Butch Walker the song returned Under My Skin to number one in Canada for several weeks, and to the top five in the U.S., Germany, the UK, Australia, and other European countries. It was her fourth #1 single in the U.S. Mainstream Top 40 and was her second platinum single since "Complicated" (2002), the song became a worldwide hit. "Nobody's Home" was the third single released from the album, written by Lavigne and Ben Moody ex Evanescence former and produced by Don Gilmore. The song peaked lower in most countries than some of her previous singles. "He Wasn't" was the fourth single from the album written and produced by her and Chantal Kreviazuk. It was not released in the United States or Australia, instead "Fall to Pieces" was released, but was only a radio single. "Take Me Away" was also a radio-only single first released in Canada and later in Australia.

Chart performance
Under My Skin was her first album to debut at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200, on the strength of 381,000 unit sales.[24] The album was certified double Platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America in November 2004, by January 2006 was certified triple Platinum.[25] It also made its debut at number one in Japan,[26] selling 286,894 copies. Under My Skin also went to number one in Canada selling over 63,000 copies, UK, Australia, Spain, Mexico and Taiwan. It also topped the U.S. Billboard Internet Albums. It spent almost 5 months in the New Zealand Album Charts, eventually going Gold, but only peaking at number 7. On April 15, 2007, the album re-entered the UK Albums Chart at number 60, Under My Skin had sold more than 9 million copies worldwide.[2]

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Promotional tours
To promote Under My Skin, Lavigne went on the "Live and by Surprise", a 21-city Mall Tour in the United States and Canada. The venue in each city wasn't announced until 48 hours before the show, which began on March 5, 2004 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, the week "Don't Tell Me" was released to radio. Accompanied by her guitarist, Evan Taubenfeld, Lavigne performed a short live acoustic version of five songs from the album. The set also included "Complicated" and "Sk8er Boi" from Let Go.[27] Selections of this tour were released on the Live Acoustic EP, which was released exclusively in Target stores.

Bonez World Tour


Lavigne embarked on a world concert tour during 2004 and 2005 the Bonez Tour visiting North America, Europe, Asia, Africa and Latinamerica. The 140-show tour began on September 26, 2004 and ended one year later on September 25, 2005. Opening acts for the concerts included Simple Plan and Butch Walker. At some shows, she covered songs such as "American Idiot" by Green Day and "All the Small Things" by Blink-182. The live performance at the Budokan Stadium was covered on the DVD Live at Budokan: Bonez Tour,

Lavigne in Vancouver, Canada during the "Live and by Surprise" mall tour

which was only made available in Japan.

Track listing
No. Title 1. "Take Me Away" 2. "Together" 3. "Don't Tell Me" 4. "He Wasn't" 5. "How Does It Feel" Writer(s) Lavigne, Evan Taubenfeld Lavigne, Chantal Kreviazuk Lavigne, Taubenfeld Lavigne, Kreviazuk Lavigne, Kreviazuk Producer(s) Don Gilmore Gilmore Butch Walker Raine Maida Maida Walker Gilmore Gilmore Maida Maida Length 2:57 3:14 3:21 2:59 3:44 4:02 3:32 3:17 3:30 3:30 3:13 3:34

6. "My Happy Ending" Lavigne, Butch Walker 7. "Nobody's Home" 8. "Forgotten" 9. "Who Knows" 10. "Fall to Pieces" 11. "Freak Out" 12. "Slipped Away" Lavigne, Ben Moody Lavigne, Kreviazuk Lavigne, Kreviazuk Lavigne, Maida

Lavigne, Taubenfeld, Matt Brann Walker Lavigne, Kreviazuk Maida

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UK Edition bonus tracks No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length 2:31

13. "I Always Get What I Want" Lavigne, Clif Magness Clif Magness

Japanese Edition bonus tracks No. Title 13. "I Always Get What I Want" Writer(s) Producer(s) Length 2:31 3:38

Lavigne, Clif Magness Clif Magness Gilmore

14. "Nobody's Home (live acoustic)" Lavigne, Moody

DualDisc Edition DVD side No. Title 1. "Entire album in enhanced stereo" 2. "Behind the scenes" 3. "Don't Tell Me" (video) 4. "My Happy Ending" (video) 5. "Nobody's Home" (video) Writer(s) Producer(s) Length

Special Edition bonus tracks No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length 3:20 2:55 3:13 3:35

13. "Nobody's Home" (live) Lavigne, Moody 14. "Take Me Away" (live) 15. "He Wasn't" (live) 16. "Tomorrow" (live) Lavigne, Taubenfeld

Special Edition DVD No. Title 1. "Under My Skin Diary" 2. "Bonez Tour Diary" 3. "Don't Tell Me" (video) 4. "My Happy Ending" (video) 5. "Nobody's Home" (video) 6. "He Wasn't" (video) Writer(s) Producer(s) Length

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Personnel
This list of credits is based on barnesandnoble.com.[28]
Performance credits Avril Lavigne: Primary artist, Guitar, Backing Vocals Kenny Aronoff: Percussion, Drums Josh Freese: Drums Victor Lawrence: Cello Butch Walker: Acoustic guitar, Bass, Percussion, Piano, Electric guitar, Keyboards, Background vocals Michael Ward: Guitar Patrick Warren: Strings, Keyboards, chamberlain Phil X: Guitar Brooks Wackerman: Drums Raine Maida: Keyboards Chantal Kreviazuk: Piano, Keyboards Mike Elizondo: Bass Brian E. Garcia: Percussion Sam Fisher: Violin Samuel Formicola: Violin Mark Robertson: Violin Kenny Cresswell: Drums Shanti Randall: Viola Jason Lader: Bass Bill Lafler: Drums Static: Keyboards Jon O'Brien: Keyboards Nick Lashley: Guitar Evan Taubenfeld: Acoustic guitar, Drums, Electric guitar, Background vocals Technical credits David Campbell: String Arrangements Don Gilmore: Producer, Engineer Victor Lawrence: Digital editing Butch Walker: Programming, Producer Raine Maida: Producer, Engineer, Digital editing, String arrangements Chantal Kreviazuk: String arrangements John Rummen: Art direction Leon Zervos: Mastering Paul David Hager: Engineer Brian E. Garcia: Engineer, Digital editing Dan Certa: Engineer Kim Kinakin: Art direction Jason Lader: Programming, Digital editing, String concept Russ-T Cobb: Engineer Dan Certina: Engineer Dan Chase: Digital editing, Drum programming Static: Programming

Release history
Region Japan [29] Date Label(s)

12 May 2004 BMG Japan [30] 24 May 2004 25 May 2004 Arista

United Kingdom United States

[31]

Charts and certifications


Charts

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Chart (2004)

Peak position 1 1 [34] [35] 5 6 1 1

Australian Albums Chart Austrian Albums Chart

[32]

[33]

Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders)

Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia) Canadian Albums Chart Colombia Dutch Albums Chart [37] [38] [39] [36]

13 4 1 1 3 1 [42] 7 11 13 3 14 2 1 1

French Albums Chart

German Albums Chart Irish Albums Chart

[40] [41]

Italian Albums Chart

Mexican Albums Chart New Zealand Albums Chart Norwegian Albums Chart

[43] [44]

Polish Albums Chart (OLiS) Portuguese Albums Chart Swedish Albums Chart Swiss Albums Chart UK Albums Chart US Billboard 200

[45]

[46]

[47]

[48]

[49]

Certifications
Region Argentina (CAPIF) Australia (ARIA) [50] Certification Platinum Platinum [52] Platinum Gold Platinum [55] 5 Platinum Gold Gold 25000* 125000* 500000^ 100000* 100000^ Sales/shipments 40000x 70000^

[51]

Austria (IFPI Austria) Belgium (BEA) Brazil (ABPD) [53]

[54]

Canada (Music Canada) France (SNEP) [56] [57]

Germany (BVMI)

Under My Skin
[58]

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Gold Million [60] Platinum Gold Silver Platinum [64] Gold [65] Platinum Platinum 3 Platinum Summaries Europe (IFPI) [68]
*

Greece (IFPI Greece) Japan (RIAJ) [59]

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Chart procession and succession

Awards
Year 2004 2005 Awards ceremony Premios Oye! Juno Awards Award Main English Record of the Year Best Pop Album Best Album of The Year Results Won Won Nominated

Gold Disc Award Hong Kong Best 10 Albums Japan Golden Disc Awards Rock&Pop Album of the Year

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Under My Skin (Avril Lavigne album) (http://www.metacritic.com/music/artists/lavigneavril/undermyskin/) at Metacritic

The Best Damn Thing


The Best Damn Thing

Studio album by Avril Lavigne Released 13 April 2007 (see release history)

Recorded February 6November 24, 2006 at Ocean Way Recording and Henson Recording Studios Genre Length Label Rock, pop (see below) 40:38 RCA

Producer Dr. Luke, Matt Beckley, Steven Wolf, Butch Walker, Deryck Whibley, Rob Cavallo, Avril Lavigne (exec.)

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Avril Lavigne chronology

Under My Skin (2004)

The Best Damn Thing (2007)

Goodbye Lullaby (2011)

Singles from The Best Damn Thing 1. 2. 3. 4.

"Girlfriend"
Released: 27 February 2007

"When You're Gone"


Released: 19 June 2007

"Hot"
Released: 2 October 2007

"The Best Damn Thing"


Released: 24 June 2008

The Best Damn Thing is the third studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne. It was released on April 13, 2007 through RCA Records. According to the IFPI, The Best Damn Thing was the fourth top-selling album worldwide and Sony BMG's top-selling album of 2007.[1] The album was certified platinum by the RIAA on June 15, 2007[2] and has sold over 5 million copies worldwide.[3] The explicit versions of the album were Lavigne's first to receive a Parental Advisory label, shown on the limited and deluxe editions. The album was Lavigne's third consecutive #1 album in the UK Albums Chart and her second on the U.S. Billboard 200, as well as reaching the #1 spot in several other countries. The first single released from the album, "Girlfriend", reached the top of the charts in over twelve countries worldwide, including her first U.S. Billboard Hot 100 number 1 single. Four singles were officially released from The Best Damn Thing as well as the soundtrack single for the 2006 film Eragon, "Keep Holding On".

Musical style and genre


While touring, Lavigne stated that her favourite songs to sing live were her more upbeat ones such as "Sk8er Boi". This made her decide that The Best Damn Thing wouldn't have many mid-tempo songs and would instead feature more energetic songs.[4] Lavigne described the record as "fast, fun, young, bratty, rock, aggressive, confident, cocky in a playful way...all the good stuff". Many of the songs on the album didn't have a deep meaning to Lavigne, with her stating "It's not like some personal thing I'm going through. They're just songs."[5] It was produced by Dr. Luke, Butch Walker,[6] Lavigne herself, and Lavigne's husband at the time, Sum 41 singer Deryck Whibley. Travis Barker of blink-182 and +44, recorded some of the drums for the album as did Josh Freese when Lavigne and her party couldn't reach Dave Grohl. Like Lavigne's previous albums, The Best Damn Thing is not easily defined by just a few genres. The Best Damn Thing has been described as teen pop,[7] [8] pop,[9] [10] [11] [8] pop rock,[12] [7] [11] [8] powerpop,[13] [14] [11] alternative rock,[7] pop punk,[13] punk,[11] [8] and rock.[11] [9]

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Promotion
The first single, "Girlfriend", was to be released on January 29, but the date was changed because of the then-increasing popularity of "Keep Holding On" on the radio. The single premiered on Ottawa radio station HOT 89.9 on February 6, and the video debuted on February 26. Evan, her former guitarist, said in his MySpace blog that he makes a cameo in the "Girlfriend" video. "Girlfriend" is available in seven other languages, the only difference from the English version being the chorus translated into Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin, Japanese, Italian, German and French.
Lavigne at a press conference in Hong Kong, promoting The Best Damn Thing, 2007

The track "Keep Holding On" is also featured on the Eragon soundtrack.

Lavigne performed a small tour to promote The Best Damn Thing. Only members of her fan club were allowed to attend the shows. She kicked off the small tour in Calgary, Alberta, and played for a crowd of around 200. The Calgary show aired on television on April 2, 2007, on the CBC Network. On this show, one could see behind-the-scenes footage and Lavigne performing songs from The Best Damn Thing, as well as other shows in Los Angeles, Paris and Madrid. She also held autograph signings in New York City and Hollywood after the album was released. On February 18, 2007, clips of "Everything Back But You", "I Can Do Better" and "When You're Gone" were released on AOL Music.[15] The track "Alone" (the B-side of "Girlfriend") was made available for download on the iTunes Store in New Zealand and Australia on March 29. The whole album made its radio debut on Ottawa radio station HOT 89.9 at 6:00 p.m. on April 14, 2007. Days before the release of The Best Damn Thing Lavigne was full in promotion around North America doing live performances on shows including Saturday Night Live, Late Show with David Letterman, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, TRL, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, and Live with Regis and Kelly. On September 11, 2007, Lavigne appeared on the season finale of Canadian Idol 2007 and performed "Hot" and "When You're Gone". On the show, Lavigne made announcement regarding her tour in support of the album. Avril also made her debut on the world-wide fashion website Stardoll to promote "The Best Damn Thing". Here, she created her own "paperdoll" and answered questions to her fans in a quick 10 minute exercise. Her suite can be found on [www.stardoll.com/en] in the Real Celebrities collumn. She also has a promotion column and her clothing Abbey Dawn also features on the website , where other members can buy her clothing to dress up their dolls.

Tours
During all 2007 Lavigne promoted her album with a Promotional Tour playing some TV concerts for CBC and MTV in Canada and Paris. She also played 3 full concerts in Mexico and places such as Rome, Hong Kong, Russia, and played in China for the very first time in her career with a record sold out concert in Shanghai. In Europe she played at different summer festivals. In Asia she was part of the Summer Sonic Festival in Osaka, Japan and by the end of the year formed part of the Jingle Bell Christmas Tour.

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Lavigne at a concert in Beijing, 2008

Due to "acute Laryngitis" Avril canceled the last 8 North American Concerts. She also canceled her concert in Barcelona, Spain the same day of the concert due to a supposed truckers strike.

Singles
"Girlfriend", the first single produced by Dr. Luke was a global success reaching No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. The single also reached number one in twelve other countries across the world including Australia, Canada and Japan, it was the top selling song of 2007 worldwide,[21] Its music video had YouTube record becoming the most watched video of all-time by July 2008. There was also a remix of the song featuring rapper Lil Mama. "When You're Gone", was the second single. Released on June 19, 2007 while "Girlfriend" was still strong on charts, by summer 2007 the power ballad became another hit in the UK and elsewhere. It peaked at No. 4 on the European Hot 100, was close to reach the top 20 in the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and attained top twenty status in over thirteen countries.[22] There is an acoustic version of the song on the deluxe edition of The Best Damn Thing that was only available on iTunes Store.[23] "Hot", was the third single released in October 2007, written by Lavigne herself and Evan Taubenfeld, it showcased Avril at her most revealing. Lyrics describes Lavigne's feelings for a guy who "Makes Her Hot",[24] music video as well is her most sexiest video to date, the song has been her least successful single in the U.S., charting only at No. 95 of Billboard Hot 100, top 10 in Japan and Canada, and top 20 in Australia. There's a Japanese version of the song replacing the chorus lyrics in Mandarin. "The Best Damn Thing", was the fourth single from the album released on June 13, 2008 produced by Butch Walker, the song has strong pop-punk vibe mixed with teen-cheerleader theme. "Innocence" was also a radio single for Italy and chart in Canada.[25]

Critical reception

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Professional ratings Review scores


Source Allmusic Entertainment Weekly The Guardian Jam! musicOMH The New York Times PopMatters Slant Magazine Sputnikmusic Stylus USA Today Yahoo! Music (B) [33] [34] [35] (mixed) (B) [10] [27] [28] [29] [14] [30] [31] [32] Rating [26]

Initial critical response to The Best Damn Thing was positive. At Metacritic, which assigns a normalized rating out of 100 to reviews from mainstream critics, the album has received an average score of 66, based on 19 reviews.[36] The New York Times describe the album as "every word and every note on Avril Lavignes third album, is delivered as if it leads to an exclamation point."[14] Allmusic gave the album 4.5/5 and expressed, "It provides a soundtrack for teens and guilty pleasures for everyone else." PopMatters commented, "So heres Avril, still unapologetic, waving the banner for bubblegum". In contrast, Jam! said, "Songs are meant to be disposable". The Guardian called it "a triumphant comeback". However, the album was also poorly received by some fans, who felt the album had abandoned her original sound and was too upbeat.[37]

Plagiarism allegations
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.[38] [39] In January 2008, the lawsuit was settled and Lavigne and Luke were completely exonerated.[40] 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" was based on a track she had sent to Lavigne in 2005.[41] [42] On July 6, 2007, Lavigne denied the accusation in an open letter on her website. She also threatened legal action against Kreviazuk for her allegations,[42] [43] and Kreviazuk ultimately made a full public apology and retracted the statements.[44]

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Chart performance
The Best Damn Thing sold 19,000 copies in a few hours in the UK, eventually selling over 60,000 copies in its first week. It became Lavigne's third album to have reached number one on the UK Albums Chart. The album debuted at number one on the U.S. Billboard 200 with about 289,000 copies sold, less than Under My Skin, which sold 381,000 in its first week. This is Lavigne's second number-one album, after Under My Skin.[45] The Best Damn Thing remained at number-one in its second week on the chart, selling about 121,000 copies.[46] In Canada, the album debuted at number one with 68,000 copies sold, slightly more than Under My Skin. In its second week, there was a 62% sales drop to around 26,000 copies. The album has sold 320,000+ in Canada. In Australia, The Best Damn Thing debuted on the ARIA Albums Chart at number two and shipped over 35,000 copies, being accredited Gold by ARIA; it was Lavigne's first album not to reach number one. It has been certified two times platinum. In Japan, it debuted at number two. In its second week of release, after Lavigne's Music Station performance, it reached the number-one spot, selling 120,000 copies. This is her second number-one album in Japan. In its chart run, it sold 900,000 copies and was the third best selling album of the year, and the only non-domestic album in the top twenty-five. In Spain, The Best Damn Thing debuted at number nine, lower than Under My Skin, which debuted at number one. The album debuted at number one in over twenty countries and sold 784,000 copies in its first week worldwide.

Track listing
Writing and producing credits are from The Best Damn Thing's album notes.[47]
No. Title 1. "Girlfriend" 2. "I Can Do Better" 3. "Runaway" 4. "The Best Damn Thing" 5. "When You're Gone" Writer(s) Lavigne, Lukasz Gottwald Lavigne, Gottwald Producer(s) Dr. Luke Dr. Luke Length 3:37 3:17 3:48 3:10 4:00 3:03 3:23 3:53 3:17 2:56 2:10 4:00

Lavigne, Gottwald, Kara DioGuardi Dr. Luke Lavigne, Butch Walker Lavigne, Walker Butch Walker Butch Walker Butch Walker Dr. Luke Rob Cavallo Dr. Luke Deryck Whibley Deryck Whibley Dr. Luke

6. "Everything Back but You" Lavigne, Walker 7. "Hot" 8. "Innocence" 9. "I Don't Have to Try" 10. "One of Those Girls" 11. "Contagious" 12. "Keep Holding On" Lavigne, Evan Taubenfeld Lavigne, Taubenfeld Lavigne, Gottwald Lavigne, Taubenfeld Lavigne, Taubenfeld Lavigne, Gottwald

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iTunes Store pre-order bonus track No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length 3:59

13. "I Will Be" Lavigne, Max Martin, Gottwald

iTunes Deluxe Edition bonus tracks No. Title 13. "When You're Gone" (acoustic version) 14. "I Can Do Better" (acoustic version) Writer(s) Lavigne, Walker Lavigne, Gottwald Producer(s) Length 3:58 3:39 3:11

15. "Girlfriend" (The Submarines' Time Warp '66 mix) Lavigne, Gottwald 16. "Girlfriend" (video)

Japanese Edition bonus tracks No. Title 13. "Alone" 14. "Girlfriend" (video) Writer(s) Lavigne, Martin, Gottwald Producer(s) Length 3:14

Japanese Tour Edition bonus tracks No. Title 13. "Alone" Writer(s) Lavigne, Martin, Gottwald Producer(s) Length 3:14 4:09 3:42

14. "Sk8er Boi" (live) Lavigne, The Matrix 15. "Adia" (live) Pierre Marchand, Sarah McLachlan

Japanese Tour Edition DVD No. Title 1. "Girlfriend" (music video) 2. "Girlfriend (Dr. Luke Remix feat. Lil' Mama)" (music video) 3. "When You're Gone" (music video) 4. "Hot" (music video) 5. "The Best Damn Thing" (music video) 6. "Making of: The Best Damn Thing" 7. "Making of: Girlfriend" Writer(s) Producer(s) Length

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Limited Edition bonus tracks No. Title 13. "Alone" 14. "I Will Be" 15. "I Can Do Better" (acoustic version) Writer(s) Producer(s) Length 3:14 3:59 3:39 3:11 3:24

Lavigne, Martin, Gottwald Dr. Luke Lavigne, Martin, Gottwald Dr. Luke Lavigne, Gottwald Dr. Luke Dr. Luke Dr. Luke

16. "Girlfriend" (The Submarines' Time Warp '66 mix) Lavigne, Gottwald 17. "Girlfriend" (Dr. Luke Remix feat. Lil' Mama) Lavigne, Gottwald

Taiwanese Limited Edition bonus tracks No. Title 13. "Alone" 14. "I Will Be" 15. "I Can Do Better" (acoustic version) 16. "Girlfriend" (Mandarin version) Writer(s) Lavigne, Martin, Gottwald Lavigne, Martin, Gottwald Lavigne, Gottwald Lavigne, Gottwald Producer(s) Length 3:14 3:59 3:39 3:37 3:24

17. "Girlfriend" (Dr. Luke Remix feat. Lil' Mama) Lavigne, Gottwald

Japan Limited Edition bonus tracks No. Title 13. "Alone" 14. "I Will Be" 15. "I Can Do Better" (acoustic version) 16. "Girlfriend" (Japanese version) Writer(s) Lavigne, Martin, Gottwald Lavigne, Martin, Gottwald Lavigne, Gottwald Lavigne, Gottwald Producer(s) Length 3:14 3:59 3:39 3:37 3:24

17. "Girlfriend" (Dr. Luke Remix feat. Lil' Mama) Lavigne, Gottwald

Limited Edition DVD No. Title 1. "Everything Back But You" (Live at the Orange Lounge) 2. "Girlfriend" (Live at the Orange Lounge) 3. "Hot" (Live at the Orange Lounge) 4. "When You're Gone" (Live at the Orange Lounge) 5. "Girlfriend" (music video) 6. "When You're Gone" (music video) 7. "Hot" (music video) 8. "Girlfriend (Dr. Luke Remix feat. Lil' Mama)" (music video) Writer(s) Producer(s) Length

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Deluxe Edition Bonus DVD No. Title 1. "The Making of: The Best Damn Thing" 2. "Photogallery" Writer(s) Producer(s) Length

Personnel
Lukasz Gottwald - producer, piano, guitar, bass guitar, electronic keyboards and addictive drums on tracks 1,2,3,7,9 and 12 Steve Wolf - drums and additional drums on tracks 1,7 and 12 Travis Barker - drums on tracks 2,3 and 9 Josh Freese - drums on tracks 4 and 5 Butch Walker - producer, acoustic & electric guitars, bass guitar, background vocals and percussion on tracks 4,5 and 6 Deryck Whibley - producer, electric guitar and bass guitar on tracks 4,10 and 11 Dan Chase - electronic keyboards on track 4 Kenny Aronoff - drums on track 6 Rob Cavallo - producer on track 8 Matt Beckley - Producer (Additional Production) 1, 2, 3, 7, 9, 12 and Engineer on Tracks 1, 3, 7, 9 Jamie Muhoberac - electronic keyboards & piano on track 8 Tim Pierce - guitars on track 8 Greg Suran - guitars on track 8 Paul Bushaell - bass guitar on track 8 Abe Laboriel, Jr. - drums on track 8 Steve Jocz - drums on tracks 10 and 11 Chris Chaney - bass guitar on track 11 Larry Corbett - cello on track 12 Cyan Wilson - viola on track 12

Release history
Date Region Label RCA Records [48]

13 April 2007 Belgium Germany Italy Netherlands Republic of Ireland 14 April 2007 Australia New Zealand 15 April 2007 Middle East South Africa

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16 April 2007 Brazil France Hong Kong Indonesia Malaysia Philippines Poland Russia Singapore United Kingdom 17 April 2007 Argentina [49] Canada Finland Greece Mexico Spain Taiwan United States Venezuela 18 April 2007 Japan[51] Norway Sweden [50] RCA Records Sony Music Entertainment Sony Music Japan Sony Music Entertainment Sony Music Entertainment

Charts and certifications


Charts
Chart (2007) Peak position 2 1 [52] [52] 9 4 1 5 8 8 3

Australian Albums Chart Austrian Albums Chart

[52]

[52]

Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders)

Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia) Canadian Albums Chart Danish Albums Chart Dutch Albums Chart [53]

[52]

[52] [52]

Finnish Albums Chart French Albums Chart

[52]

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1 1 1 1 [57] 1 5 2 1 1 2 18 [60] 4 9 2 6 [63] 1 1 1 [65] 6 Position 20

German Albums Chart

Greek IFPI Albums Chart Irish Albums Chart [55] [56]

Italian Albums Chart

Japanese Oricon Albums Chart Macedonian Albums Top 40

[58] [59]

Mexican Top 100 Albums Chart

Mexican Top 20 International Albums Chart Netherlands Albums Chart New Zealand Albums Top 40 Norway Albums Top 40 [58]

Polish "OLIS" Albums Chart Portugal Albums Top 30 Spain Albums Chart [61] [62] [58]

Sweden Albums Top 60

Switzerland Hit parade Top 100 Album UK Albums Chart [64]

U.S. Billboard 200 U.S. Billboard Alternative Albums

End of year chart (2007) German Albums Chart [66]

Sales and certifications


Country Argentina (CAPIF) Australia (ARIA) Austria Belgium Brazil (ABPD) Canada Colombia Denmark Netherlands Finland Certification Gold [67] Sales/shipments 20,000+ [68] [68]

2 Platinum Platinum Gold Platinum [69]

140,000+ 20,000+ 15,000+ 100,000+ 279,000+ 65,000+ 10,000+ 30,000+ 15,000+

[68] [70]

2x Platinum 3x Platinum Gold Gold Gold

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France Germany(IFPI) Greece (IFPI) Hungary (MAHASZ) Hong Kong Indonesia (LIMA) IFPI European Awards (IFPI) Ireland (IRMA) Italy (FIMI) Japan (RIAJ) Mexico (AMPROFON) New Zealand (RIANZ) Philippines (PARI) Poland (Zpav/Olis) Portugal Russia Singapore South Africa South Korea (RIAK) Spain Sweden Switzerland Gold Gold [71] [72] [73] 151,900+ 100,000+ 36,000+ 10,000+ 7,500+ 210,000+ [75] [76] [74] [75] [68] [68]

Platinum Platinum Gold Platinum Platinum

1,270,000+ 30,000+

2x Platinum 3x Platinum Diamond Platinum Platinum

[68] [77] [78]

200,000+

1,100,000+ 150,000+ 15,000+ 50,000+ 10,000+ 10,000+ [82] 80,000+ 36,000+ 80,000+ 30,000+ 40,000+ 20,000+

[79] [80]

[68]

[68] [74] [68]

3x Platinum Gold Gold 4 Platinum 3x Platinum Platinum 3x Platinum Gold Gold Platinum [85] [81]

[82] [68]

[83]

[84]

30,000+ 40,000+

[68] [86] [68] [88]

Taiwan (G-Music/Five Music) 2x Platinum UK (BPI) U.S (RIAA) Platinum Platinum [87] [2]

500,000+

1,600,000+

Chart procession and succession

Awards

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Year 2007

Awards ceremony MTV Europe Music Awards

Award Album of the Year

Results Nominated

Paja Awards

Album of the Year

Nominated

PortalMix.com (Spain) Premios Oye!

International Album of the Year

Won

Main English Record of the Year Nominated

2008

Juno Awards

Album of The Year

Nominated

MTV Video Music Awards Japan Best Album Of The Year

Nominated

Japan Golden Disc Awards

Album of the Year Best 3 Albums

Won Won Won

Gold Disc Award Hong Kong

Best 10 Albums

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Goodbye Lullaby
Goodbye Lullaby

Studio album by Avril Lavigne Released 2 March 2011 (see release history)

Recorded November 2008 October 2010 Genre Length Label Rock, pop, soft rock 52:13 RCA

Producer Avril Lavigne, Butch Walker, Deryck Whibley, Max Martin, Shellback Avril Lavigne chronology

The Best Damn Thing (2007)

Goodbye Lullaby (2011)

Singles from Goodbye Lullaby 1. 2. 3.

"What the Hell"


Released: 7 January 2011

"Smile"
Released: 20 May 2011

"Wish You Were Here[1] "


Released: 16 October 2011

Goodbye Lullaby is the fourth studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne. The album was first released on 2 March 2011 through RCA Records (Sony Music). Recording sessions began in November 2008, and took place over a period of almost two years, concluding in October 2010. The album's songs contain mainly stripped down instruments, such as the piano and acoustic guitar. Every song on the album was written by Lavigne, with half of the album being written with co-writers. So far the album has topped the charts in Japan, Australia, Germany, Greece, Taiwan, Korea, Singapore, Hong Kong and Czech Republic and debuted inside the Top 5 in over 15 countries such as the United States and Canada. The lead single of the album, "What the Hell", was released on 7 January 2011 and reached the Top 20 in USA, the Top 10 in Europe and Australia and the Top 5 in Asia. The album

Goodbye Lullaby also includes an extended version of the soundtrack single for the 2010 film Alice in Wonderland, titled "Alice".

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Background and development


The album and lead single's release dates had been pushed back several times. The album was originally scheduled for release on 17 November 2009.[2] Later, in January 2010, Lavigne stated that the album cover had been photographed and the first single would be released in April followed by the album in June.[3] In May, Lavigne said that she considered the album too serious and "mellow" and would return to the studio to balance the album out, "With an album, I don't want to rush it out.... I have a very serious record, so I think I need to put a couple upbeat, fun songs on it."[4] In August 2010, Lavigne returned to Henson Recording Studios[5] with producer Alex da Kid. During these sessions, Lavigne had strep throat, and the people involved were required to wear surgical masks.[6] Despite her doctor's warning, Lavigne recorded vocals, "I wasn't able to sing for the last forty-eight hours because I could do permanent damage to the vocal cords."[5] She revealed that she had been "trying new stuff" and that she was "exploring". Lavigne added that she had enough material for two records.[6]

My record company was being a typical record company and trying to give me their version of how it should be trying to get me to go in a different direction. I had to fight with them over and over. I was like, 'No, this is a really special record to me and this is what I'm doing'.

[7]

Avril Lavigne, Digital Spy

In October 2010, Lavigne was featured in Maxim for the November issue. During the interview she revealed that she had finished Goodbye Lullaby after two and a half years.[8] However, in November, Lavigne announced that her album had been completed for a year, citing her record company as the reason for the album's delays.[9] Lavigne stated that her record company wanted something more upbeat to keep up with mainstream radio, "Radio's very rhythmic and urban and dance today. I think they wanted me to do something more like that, but that's not what my vision was for this album".[7] The entire track listing for the album was revealed on 21 December 2010,[10] after some were announced in early December.[11] [12] It was also announced that two songs on the album, "4 Real" and "Goodbye", were both written and produced solely by Lavigne herself. The remaining tracks were either written by Lavigne or co-written with longtime collaborators Evan Taubenfeld, Butch Walker, and Max Martin.[11] [12] Lavigne stated that her vocals were the most important instrument to her during the album's recording, "Typically the lead vocal gets buried in the track and you cant always hear the quality, character, or emotion after a certain point. I wanted my voice to be the main instrument."[11]

Recording
Lavigne began recording in her home studio in November 2008 with "Black Star" only a month after completing The Best Damn Tour.[2] To help promote her first fragrance, Black Star, Lavigne needed a short theme that would be used for the TV spots. "Black Star" was composed in a Malaysian hotel during her tour. The jingle was eventually expanded into a full song, which Rolling Stone later described as "an ethereal lullaby that turns epic with tinkling Coldplay-like pianos and soaring strings."[13]

I always had material, but some people that I worked with didnt really care, because they wanted to write the stuff.

[2]

Avril Lavigne, Entertainment Weekly

Goodbye Lullaby Recording began with minimal instruments, usually starting with Lavigne singing only to acoustic guitar, with additional instruments added later. Lavigne described the process: "Its stripped down. I love performing that way, so I really felt like it was time to make a record like that. To just make it all about the vocal and the performance, and the vibe, and the emotion." Because she has a studio in her home, Lavigne was able to compose and record at her leisure. She also used the piano to compose the majority of the songs. "The piano is more of an emotional instrument. It stirs up different emotions for me and moves me in a different way than the guitar can."[14] By July 2009, nine tracks had been recorded,[2] including the songs "Fine", "Everybody Hurts" and "Darlin'". Several of the tracks were written in Lavigne's youth. "Darlin'" was the second song Lavigne wrote as a 15-year-old while living in Napanee, Ontario.[15] Lavigne stated that this album would be different from her previous work, "The other albums I've done, the songs are all over the place. This is the most consistent album all the way through."[16]

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Composition
Lavigne described the album as being about "life". She stated, "It's so easy for me to do a boy-bashing pop song, but to sit down and write honestly about something that's really close to me, something I've been through, it's a totally different thing."[13] The album serves as a return to Lavigne's older musical style and is largely acoustic.[15] With the exception of the album's lead single, Lavigne describes the songs on the album as different from her earlier material, "I'm older now, so I think that comes across in my music, it's not as pop-rock and it's a little more mellow and it's deep".[17] She said, "[For] this record, I just really, really wanted to sing.... I just wanna have silence around me, and have these acoustic songs and really deliver."[13] In November 2010, British producer Alex da Kid, who worked with Lavigne beginning in August 2010, stated that some songs on the album will have a hip-hop sound, "We've got some things that are hip-hop leaning, and we've got some things that are more pop/rock leaning".[18] In December, it was announced that the songs produced by Alex da Kid would not be on the album but Lavigne stated, "were gonna do something with that stuff, Im just not sure what yet".[19]

Lavigne during a performance in Florida, May 2011.

Lavigne described the first single off the album, "What the Hell", as "a broad message about personal freedom", calling it her "most pop track on the record", the least personal song from the album[9] and the song most reminiscent of her previous work.[16] Another song, "Stop Standing There", has been described as having an "early- '50s girl-group feel" and "Smile" is about Lavigne's gratitude for special people in her life. "Push" is about relationships and "Wish You Were Here" shows Lavigne's vulnerable side.[20] Lavigne described the song "Everybody Hurts" as "different...but not different to stray away from who I am and what I am."[21] "Goodbye", one of the two songs Lavigne wrote and produced on her own, is about moving on in life.[20] Lavigne stated that "Goodbye" is the most personal song on the album and was the inspiration for the album's title.[19]

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Critical response
Professional ratings Aggregate scores
Source Metacritic Rating (58/100) [22]

Review scores
Source About.com Allmusic The A.V. Club Digital Spy Entertainment Weekly The Globe and Mail PopMatters Rolling Stone Slant Magazine Spin B[27] [28] [29] [30] [31] [32] (C-) [25] [26] Rating [23] [24]

Goodbye Lullaby received mixed reviews from music critics based on aggregate score of 58 from Metacritic[22] .[22] Andy Greenwald of Entertainment Weekly, a partner of CNN, said Goodbye Lullaby seeks a balance, "The first half is loaded with glossy confections, while the second consists of quieter reflections clearly inspired by ... Deryck Whibley", her ex-husband. The review ends by giving a grade of B- with the justification that the singer seems to be desperate to share her artistic interior, which is far from fully formed. [27] Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic compares Goodbye Lullaby to Under My Skin, also citing the divorce from Deryck Whibley as "The occasion for introspection". He concludes that Lavigne "seems to be grappling with emotions just beyond her reach, never articulating her angst or crafting a melancholy melody, making Goodbye Lullaby feel affected, not genuine."[24] The Canadian newspaper The Globe and Mail compared Lavigne, in 2002, to a "younger, sassier version of Alanis Morissette", but that her old niche as the punky pop star been taken over by Ke$ha and that Goodbye Lullaby contains little to catch the ear of anyone who is not already a fan. The reviewer, Robert Everett-Green, criticizes the progression found within six songs: "its the basis of Pachelbel's Canon and about a jillion other pop songs." "Goodbye" was described as "a ballad with strings and piano that is the only thing Lavigne did all by herself, including the production. It's high in her register, and she sounds a bit like an angel with tattered wings. It's pretty slick, but its just genuine-sounding enough to hint at what Lavigne might be able to do if she scraped off the production makeup".[28] Bill Lamb from About.com gave to the album a rating of 3 stars, opining that: "Goodbye Lullaby leaves us waiting for the next chapter in Avril Lavigne's recording career. Perhaps with this album she has purged the weight of sadness and regret to prepare herself for the next steps forward. It sounds like we would all benefit if she has the courage to move forward in writing and producing songs on her own. The two tracks here indicate that she can be a very solid, compelling pop-rock artist when in complete control of the artistic vision. Mediocre Avril Lavigne remains more compelling than many artists, but Goodbye Lullaby feels a bit like a wasted moment in time".[23]

Goodbye Lullaby Robert Copsey from Digital Spy was more positive, rating it 4 stars and commented that: "Production-wise, "Goodbye" is another straight-up pop-rock affair. It's a formula that shows little progression from her 2002 debut, and as such starts to wane towards the back-end of the album". Copsey concluded that: "the result remains a solid collection of tunes that neatly ties together the sounds of her last three records: the angst of Let Go, the raw emotion of Under My Skin and the pop hooks of The Best Damn Thing are all seamlessly interwoven here. It might make for an album that breaks little ground stylistically, but continues to keep Avril at the forefront of the brat-pop movement."[26] Jon Parales from The New York Times was positive, expressing that "on Goodbye Lullaby," shes trying to be a little more expansive, vocally and emotionally, without leaving pop territory". Pareles saw, positively, that: "Its the pop-factory material, not Ms. Lavignes own presumably more personal songs, that offers details, humor and a sense of letting go. Her grown-up seriousness could use a little more of them".[33] Giving 3 stars out of 5, Jody Rosen of Rolling Stone stated that "Goodbye Lullaby is lovelorn and introspective, full of gusty tunes with a surprising message: Avril cares".[30] Josh Langhoff of PopMatters criticised Lavigne's songwriting, stating "If you wanna know how NOT to do it, listen to the last five tracks on Goodbye Lullaby". However, Langhoff and Rosen both praised "Stop Standing There", one of the seven songs Lavigne wrote on her own.[29] [30]

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Commercial performance
Upon its release, the album debuted at number four on the Billboard 200, with first-week sales of over 87,000.[34] On 10 March 2011, Goodbye Lullaby debuted at number two[35] on the Japanese Oricon Albums Chart, with sales of 135,410 units in its opening week. Until 24 August 2011, the album has sold over 353,000 copies in Japan, receiving Platinum certification. In the UK, the album debuted at number nine, selling over 22,500 copies. In Canada, the album reached the 2nd position with sales of 13,000 copies. In Australia, the album topped the album's chart, selling over 15,000 copies.

Promotion
To promote the album, Lavigne has embarked on The Black Star Tour, which she began in May 2011.

Singles
Lavigne premiered the lead single, "What the Hell", on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve on 31 December 2010[12] during a pre-taped segment along with a performance of "Girlfriend".[19] Lavigne said the song is "a really fun, upbeat party song, so it worked out really well to play it for the first time on New Year's Rockin' Eve."[16] The following day, "What the Hell" was available as a free download for 48 hours from Lavigne's official Facebook page.[36] The video for the single was released in January 2011.[9] Lavigne asked her fans via Twitter what the next single should be, giving the choices between "Push" and "Smile",[37] [38] with "Smile" ultimately being chosen as the second release[38] . Lavigne confirmed in July 2011 that "Wish You Were Here" would become the third and possibly final single off Goodbye Lullaby.[1] On September 9, The Video for the third single "Wish You Were Here" was released.

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Track listing
No. Title 1. "Black Star" 2. "What the Hell" 3. "Push" 4. "Wish You Were Here" 5. "Smile" 6. "Stop Standing There" 7. "I Love You" 8. "Everybody Hurts" 9. "Not Enough" 10. "4 Real" 11. "Darlin" 12. "Remember When" 13. "Goodbye" Writer(s) Avril Lavigne Producer(s) Deryck Whibley Length 1:34 3:40 3:01 3:45 3:29 3:27 4:01 3:41 4:18 3:28 3:50 3:29 4:29 5:00

Lavigne, Max Martin, Shellback Max Martin, Shellback Lavigne, Evan Taubenfeld Lavigne, Martin, Shellback Lavigne, Martin, Shellback Lavigne Lavigne, Martin, Shellback Lavigne, Taubenfeld Lavigne, Taubenfeld Lavigne Lavigne Lavigne Lavigne Whibley Martin, Shellback Martin, Shellback Butch Walker Martin, Shellback Whibley Whibley Avril Lavigne Whibley Whibley Lavigne Walker

14. "Alice" (extended version) Lavigne

Japanese bonus track No. Title

[39] Writer(s) Producer(s) Length 2:52

15. "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" Bob Dylan Lavigne

Deluxe edition bonus tracks No. Title

[40] Writer(s) Lavigne, Martin, Shellback Lavigne, Taubenfeld Producer(s) Length Shellback Whibley Shellback 3:40 2:46 3:45 2:42

15. "What the Hell" (acoustic) 16. "Push" (acoustic)

17. "Wish You Were Here" (acoustic) Lavigne, Martin, Shellback 18. "Bad Reputation"

Ritchie Cordell, Joan Jett, Marty Joe Kupersmith, Kenny Laguna Whibley

[41] iTunes Store deluxe edition bonus tracks No. Title 19. "What the Hell" (Bimbo Jones remix) 20. "The Making of Goodbye Lullaby" (video) Writer(s) Lavigne, Martin, Shellback Producer(s) Length 4:09 28:14

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Deluxe edition bonus DVD No. Title 1. "Introduction"

[42] Length

2. "Avril Talks About the Making of Goodbye Lullaby" 3. "Avril in the Studio" 4. "Goodbye Lullaby... The Songs" 5. "First Band Rehearsals for 'What the Hell'" 6. "Acoustic Studio Session" 7. "Album Cover Photo Shoot"

Notes Song lengths, writing credits and producing credits taken from the Goodbye Lullaby liner notes and Allmusic.[43]
[24]

Co-writer and friend to Lavigne, Evan Taubenfeld provided the bridge vocals on "Push".

Personnel
Credits for Goodbye Lullaby adapted from Allmusic.[44]
Jeff Aldrich A&R Keith Armstrong mixing assistant David Campbell string arrangements Dan Chase digital engineer, editing, programming Josh Freese drums Serban Ghenea mixing Erwin Gorostiza design, layout John Hanes engineer, mixing Rodney Howard drums Michael Ilbert engineer Ted Jensen mastering Nik Karpen mixing assistant Mark Liddell photography Avril Lavigne A&R, art direction, composer, guitar, acoustic guitar, piano, producer, vocals Chris Lord-Alge mixing Max Martin composer, engineer, keyboards, producer Maria Paula Marulanda design, layout Tim Roberts mixing assistant Andrew Schubert mixing Steve Shebby bass guitar Shellback bass, composer, drums, engineer, guitar, producer Jake Sinclair engineer Evan Taubenfeld composer, digital editing, digital engineer, engineer, instrumentation, vocals Brad Townsend mixing Butch Walker engineer, instrumentation, producer Deryck Whibley engineer, instrumentation, mixing, producer

Release history

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Date 2 March 2011 4 March 2011 Japan

Region [45] [46]

Label Sony Music Japan Sony Music

[47] Australia Germany Ireland [48]

[49] [50]

Netherlands Sweden 7 March 2011 Brazil Russia [51]

[52] [53]

Sony Music

United Kingdom 8 March 2011 Canada [55]

[54] Columbia Records RCA Records Sony Music

Indonesia Mexico [56] [57]

South Korea Taiwan [58]

United States

[59]

RCA Records Sony Music

15 March 2011 Philippines[60]

Charts and certifications


Charts Peak chart positions for Goodbye Lullaby
Chart (2011) Peak position [61] 1 3 [61] 10 11 2 1 19 11 8

Australian Albums Chart Austrian Albums Chart

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Belgian Albums Chart (Wallonia) Belgian Albums Chart (Flanders) Canadian Albums Chart [62]

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Czech Republic Albums Chart Danish Albums Chart Dutch Albums Chart [61]

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Finnish Albums Chart

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4 4 1 13 12 5 1 [35] 2 3 [70] 1 7 16 10 5 5 4 4 [76] 1 10 4 2 [77] 1 9 6 4

French Albums Chart

German Albums Chart Greek Albums Chart

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Hungarian Albums Chart Irish Albums Chart

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Italian Albums Chart

Japan Billboard Chart

Japanese Oricon Albums Chart Mexican Albums Chart

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Mexican International Albums Chart New Zealand Albums Chart Norwegian Albums Chart Polish Albums Chart [61]

[61]

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Portuguese Albums Chart Russian Albums Chart

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Slovenia Albums Chart

South Korea Albums Chart

South Korea International Albums Chart Swedish Albums Chart Spanish Albums Chart Swiss Albums Chart [61]

[61]

[61]

Taiwan International Albums Chart UK Albums Chart [78] [78]

UK Digital Albums Chart US Billboard 200

[34]

Certifications

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Region Australia (ARIA) Italy (FIMI) [80] [81] [82]

Certification [79] Gold Gold Platinum Gold

Sales/shipments 35000^ 30000* 250000^ 5000*

Japan (RIAJ)

Russia (NFPF)
*

sales figures based on certification alone shipments figures based on certification alone

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External links
Official website (http://www.avrillavigne.com/)

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Singles
"Complicated"
"Complicated"

Singleby Avril Lavigne from the album Let Go B-side Released "I Don't Give", "Why" 14 May 2002 (see release history) CD single, digital download Pop rock, [3] [4] [1] [2]

Format Genre Length

4:04 (The Matrix Mix) 4:08 (Tom Lord-Alge Mix) Arista Avril Lavigne, Lauren Christy, Scott Spock, Graham Edwards The Matrix

Label Writer(s) Producer

Certification 2 Multi-Platinum[5] (ARIA Charts) [6] Platinum (ABPD - Brazil) Avril Lavigne singles chronology

"Complicated" (2002)

"Sk8er Boi" (2002)

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Let Go track listing

13 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" Music video "Complicated" [7] on YouTube

"Complicated" is a song by Avril Lavigne and was her debut single, released in 2002 from her debut album, Let Go. It was written by Lavigne and The Matrix (Scott Spock, Lauren Christy, and Graham Edwards), and produced by The Matrix. The single reached number one in Australia (for six weeks), New Zealand and Mexico (for nine weeks), number two on the Billboard Hot 100 and number three in the United Kingdom. Based on its chart performance, the song is Lavigne's second most successful single (only behind her 2007 single "Girlfriend") and was one of the most successful releases of 2002. Lavigne tied a record set by Natalie Imbruglia's "Torn" when "Complicated" held the number one spot on the contemporary hit radio chart (which tracks air play on the radio) for eleven weeks in a row.[7] "Complicated" was nominated for two Grammy Awards for Song of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance. The song has been parodied by "Weird Al" Yankovic on his 2003 album Poodle Hat. The song has sold over 4 million copies.[8]

Background
"Complicated" is a song about how people can be fake. Lavigne said about the song: "People sometimes bother me how they're not real and how they're just, like, putting on a face and being two-faced". Lavigne stated that she experienced this with both boyfriends and female friends.[9]

Music video
The video, directed by The Malloys, starts with Lavigne asking her bandmates if they want to "crash" the mall. They respond with enthusiasm, and skateboard there. The video features Lavigne and the band harassing shoppers and employees, generally causing havoc around the mall; for example, Lavigne watches her band try on humorous clothing which is fittingly shown as Lavigne sings the line "You come over unannounced, dressed up like you're something else". This is intercut with footage of Lavigne performing the song at a skatepark while playing the guitar, with her band performing with her. People can be seen skateboarding around Lavigne as she and her band perform the song. As the line "You fall and you crawl..." is sung, a skateboarder can be seen falling over.

"Complicated" The video was shot at Eagle Rock Plaza, Los Angeles, in 2 days. During the shooting, the mall remained open.[10]

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Reception
Rolling Stone Magazine readers voted "Complicated" as the 8th Top single of the decade.[11] "Complicated" also ranked at #197 in Blender magazine's "The 500 Greatest Songs Since You Were Born".[12] Billboard Magazine ranked it at #83 of the 'Top 100 Singles of the Decade'.[13] In an AOL Radio listener's poll, "Complicated" was voted Lavigne's sixth best song.[14] David Browne of Entertainment Weekly gave the song a B- and said "Avril Lavigne's not kidding about that title, she's the epitome of the blossoming anti-Britney movement".[15] Christina Saraceno of Allmusic described 'Complicated' as "a gem of a pop/rock tune with a killer chorus" and noted similarities between it and the Pink song Don't Let Me Get Me.[4] Saraceno highlighted the song as a "track pick" in a review of the album, Let Go.[4] On a more negative note, Sal Cinquemani of Slant magazine described 'Complicated' as "infectious" and "more poser than punk".[16] In a review of Lavigne's second album, Under My Skin, David Browne of Entertainment Weekly noted that "Complicated felt like strung-together bits of Morissette songs".[17]

Awards
The Canadian single of "Complicated" has shipped over 100,000 copies in Canada, where the song has been awarded the gold and platinum single certifications by the CRIA for, respectively, shipments of at least 50,000 and 100,000 singles shipped. The single was certified 2 Platinum in Australia.[5] Lavigne won Best New Artist at the 2002 MTV Video Music Awards for "Complicated".[18] "Complicated" won in the Single of the Year category at the 2003 Juno Awards. In the United States, the song was nominated at the 2003 Grammy Awards for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance and Song of the Year;[19] it lost both awards to Norah Jones's "Don't Know Why". In Brazil it was nominated in the category of best international video at the 2003 MTV Video Music Brazil .[20]
Year 2002 2003 Awards ceremony MTV Video Music Awards Grammy Awards [14] Award Best New Artist in a Video Best Female Pop Vocal Performance Results Won Nominated

Song Of The Year

Nominated

Juno Awards BMI Awards

Single Of The Year Best Pop Song

Won Won Won Won Won Won Won Won Won Nominated

ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards Best Pop Song Radio Music Awards Ivor Novello Awards MTV Video Music Awards Japan Canadian Radio Music Awards Song of the Year (Modern Adult Contemporary Radio) International Hit Of The Year Best New Artist in a Video Best New CHR Solo Best New Solo Mainstream AC / Hot AC Socan Awards MTV Video Music Brasil Pop Music Award Best International Video

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Uses in other media


The song was featured on the trailer and on the commercials of the 2003 movie Uptown Girls. It is also featured on the video games Karaoke Revolution and Buzz!: The Music Quiz. An uptempo remixed eurodance cover version by Nancy And The Boys was recorded in 2002, appearing on Dancemania Speed 10. The "Pablo La Rossa Vocal mix" of the song was used on the video game FIFA Football 2003.[21] In 2008, the song was sung by Cpl. Josh Ray Person in the HBO miniseries Generation Kill (Episode 2, "The Cradle of Civilization"). J-pop/J-rock singer Misono covered this song on her album Misono Kaba Album. Comedy singer "Weird Al" Yankovic created a parody of the song which Lavigne co-wrote. Good Charlotte seems to parody the beginning of the Complicated's video in the longer version of their own video for Girls & Boys with a band member asking what everyone "want to do today?", with an older woman dressed like Avril asking if they want to crash the mall. Taylor swift sang this song on Her speak Now world tour at Toronto on July 16, 2011.

Track listings
UK, Canada, Mexico CD single 1. 2. 3. 4. "Complicated" 4:03 "I Don't Give" 3:39 "Why" 4:00 "Complicated" (music video)

Australian CD single 1. "Complicated" 4:03 2. "I Don't Give" 3:39 3. "Why" 4:00 Japan, France, Italy, Netherlands CD single 1. "Complicated" (The Matrix mix) 4:08 2. "I Don't Give" 3:39 USA CD single 1. "Complicated" (Tom Lord-Alge Mix) 4:08 2. "Complicated" (The Matrix Mix) 4:03

Charts and certifications

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Chart (2002)

Peak position [22] 1 2 [22] 5 3 21 2 4 1 17 21 3

Australian ARIA Singles Chart Austrian Singles Chart [22]

Belgian Ultratop 50 (French) Belgian Ultratop 50 (Dutch) Canadian Singles Chart Danish Singles Chart Dutch Top 40 [22] [23]

[22]

[24] European Hot 100 Singles Finnish Singles Chart French Singles Chart [22]

[22]

German Singles Chart Hungary (Rdis Top 40) Italian Singles Chart [22] [25]

18 1 1

Mexican Singles Chart New Zealand Singles Chart Norwegian Singles Chart Swedish Singles Chart Swiss Singles Chart UK Singles Chart [22]

1 1 2 2 3 13 2 20 1

[22]

[22]

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U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary U.S. Billboard Hot 100 [27]

U.S. Billboard Latin Tropical/Salsa Airplay U.S. Billboard Mainstream Top 40 [28]

Certifications

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Country Australia Belgium

Certification 2 Platinum Gold [30] [29]

Switzerland Gold[31]

Year-end charts
Chart (2002) Australian Singles Chart Austrian Singles Chart [32] Position 8 23 [34] 1 9 36

[33]

New Zealand Singles Chart Swiss Singles Chart UK Singles Chart [35]

[36]

Release history
Region United States Europe Date 14 May 2002 8 July 2002 Label Format

Arista Records CD, digital download Sony BMG

United Kingdom 23 September 2002 Arista Records

References
[1] "Avril Lavigne - Complicated" (http:/ / www. discogs. com/ Avril-Lavigne-Complicated/ master/ 28605). Discogs. . Retrieved 5 September 2010. [2] "allmusic ((( Complicated > Overview )))" (http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ album/ r600621). Allmusic. . Retrieved 10 September 2010. [3] "Avril Lavigne on mp3.com" (http:/ / www. mp3. com/ albums/ 535965/ summary. html). Mp3.com. . Retrieved 10 September 2010. [4] Saraceno, Christina. "Let Go: Avril Lavigne" (http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ album/ let-go-r591514). Allmusic. . Retrieved 14 March 2009. [5] "ARIA Charts - Accreditations 2002 Singles" (http:/ / www. aria. com. au/ pages/ aria-charts-accreditations-singles-2002. htm). aria.com.au. . Retrieved 19 December 2008. [6] "CERTIFICADOS" (http:/ / abpd. org. br/ certificados_interna. asp?sArtista=Avril Lavigne). ABPD. . Retrieved 10 September 2010. [7] "Avril Lavigne Trivia" (http:/ / www. tv. com/ avril-lavigne/ person/ 134511/ trivia. html). tv.com. . Retrieved 1 January 2008. [8] http:/ / www. songfacts. com/ detail. php?id=2201 [9] Avril Lavigne. (14 October 2008). Avril Lavigne talking about COMPLICATED (http:/ / www. youtube. com/ watch?v=JtWZwgbUJvM). [Streaming video]. YouTube. Event occurs at 0:15. . Retrieved 5 September 2010. [10] "Avril Paradise - Videografia" (http:/ / www. avril-paradise. com/ index. php?option=com_content& task=view& id=57& Itemid=71) (in Italian). avril-paradise.com. . Retrieved 12 January 2009. [11] "Rolling Stone Top singles of the decade" (http:/ / www. rollingstone. com/ news/ story/ 31234753/ the_decadeend_readers_poll/ 1). Rolling Stone.com. . Retrieved 8 December 2009. [12] "The 500 Greatest Songs Since You Were Born: 151-200" (http:/ / www. blender. com/ guide/ articles. aspx?ID=1764). Blender.com. . Retrieved 8 December 2007. [13] "Billboard Hot 100 Songs of the decade" (http:/ / www. billboard. com/ #/ charts-decade-end/ hot-100-songs?year=2009& begin=81& order=position). Billboard.com. . Retrieved 11 December 2009. [14] Cheung, Nadine. "Top 10 Avril Lavigne Songs" (http:/ / www. webcitation. org/ query?url=http:/ / www. aolradioblog. com/ 2011/ 01/ 15/ top-avril-lavigne-songs/ & date=2011-01-15). AOL Radio. Archived from the original (http:/ / www. aolradioblog. com/ 2011/ 01/ 15/ top-avril-lavigne-songs/ ) on 15 January 2011. . Retrieved 15 January 2011.

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[15] Browne, David (5 August 2002). "Complicated: Avril Lavigne" (http:/ / www. ew. com/ ew/ article/ 0,,333468,00. html). Entertainment Weekly. . Retrieved 10 September 2010. [16] Cinquemani, Sal. "Slant Magazine Review" (http:/ / www. slantmagazine. com/ oldurlredirect. php?type=music& ID=109). . Retrieved 7 August 2010. [17] Browne, David (24 May 2004). "Under My Skin (2004)" (http:/ / www. ew. com/ ew/ article/ 0,,640572,00. html). Entertainment Weekly. . Retrieved 7 August 2010. [18] "MTV Video Music Awards 2002 - Winner" (http:/ / www. mtv. com/ ontv/ vma/ 2002/ ). mtv.com. . Retrieved 20 December 2008. [19] "Grammy Awards: ecco le nominations" (http:/ / delrock. it/ articoli/ 2006-07/ grammy_awards_ecco_le_nomination. php) (in Italian). delrock.it. . Retrieved 20 December 2008. [20] "MTV divulga lista de indicados ao VMB 2003" (http:/ / home. areavip. com. br/ noticia. html?id=422) (in Portuguese). areavip.com. . Retrieved 24 December 2008. [21] "Dancemania SPEED" (http:/ / www. discogs. com/ Various-Dancemania-Speed-10/ release/ 289675). . Retrieved 10 September 2010. [22] "Avril Lavigne - Complicated" (http:/ / www. swisscharts. com/ showitem. asp?interpret=Avril+ Lavigne& titel=Complicated& cat=s). . Retrieved 10 September 2010. [23] "Danish Chart" (http:/ / danishcharts. com/ showitem. asp?interpret=Avril+ Lavigne& titel=Complicated& cat=s). . Retrieved 10 September 2010. [24] "Avril Lavigne on Billboard.com" (http:/ / www. billboard. com/ #/ artist/ avril-lavigne/ chart-history/ 485926?f=349& g=Singles). . Retrieved 10 September 2010. [25] " Archvum Slgerlistk MAHASZ Magyar Hanglemezkiadk Szvetsge" (http:/ / www. mahasz. hu/ ?menu=slagerlistak& menu2=archivum& lista=radios& ev=2002& het=42& submit_=Keress) (in Hungarian). Rdis Top 40 jtszsi lista. Magyar Hanglemezkiadk Szvetsge. Retrieved 2010-12-08. [26] "UK Album Chart: Complicated" (http:/ / www. chartstats. com/ songinfo. php?id=30298). ChartStats.com. . Retrieved 28 June 2010. [27] "Artist Chart History" (http:/ / www. billboard. com/ bbcom/ retrieve_chart_history. do?model. vnuArtistId=485926& model. vnuAlbumId=902639). . Retrieved 10 September 2010. [28] "Billboard Music-(Allmusic.com)" (http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ artist/ p529805/ charts-awards/ billboard-singles). . Retrieved 10 September 2010. [29] "ARIA Charts Accreditations 2002 Singles" (http:/ / www. aria. com. au/ pages/ aria-charts-accreditations-singles-2002. htm). Australian Recording Industry Association. . Retrieved 2010-12-28. [30] "Gold and Platinum Singles 2002" (http:/ / www. ultratop. be/ nl/ certifications. asp?year=2002) (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. 2002-10-19. . Retrieved 2010-12-28. [31] "Swiss Certifications Awards 2002" (http:/ / swisscharts. com/ awards. asp?year=2002). International Federation of the Phonographic Industry. . Retrieved 2010-12-28. [32] "ARIA Charts End Of Year Charts Top 100 Singles 2002" (http:/ / aria. com. au/ pages/ aria-charts-end-of-year-charts-top-100-singles-2002. htm). Australian Recording Industry Association. . Retrieved 2011-01-14. [33] "Austrian Annual Charts 2002" (http:/ / www. austriancharts. at/ 2002_single. asp). AustrianCharts.at. . Retrieved 2011-01-14. [34] Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (2002). "New Zealand Annual Chart" (http:/ / www. rianz. org. nz/ rianz/ chart_annual. asp). rianz.org.nz. . Retrieved 2011-01-14. [35] "Swiss Year-End Charts 2002" (http:/ / swisscharts. com/ year. asp?key=2002). Swiss Singles Chart. . Retrieved 2011-01-14. [36] "2002 UK Official Singles Chart" (http:/ / www. ukchartsplus. co. uk/ ChartsPlusYE2002. pdf) (PDF). Charts Plus. . Retrieved 2011-01-14.

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External links
"Complicated" music video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGXYAJoDWCk) Avril Lavigne's Official Site (http://www.avrillavigne.com/)

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"Sk8er Boi"

Singleby Avril Lavigne from the album Let Go B-side Released "Get Over It" 27 August 2002 (see release history) CD single, digital Download Pop punk, 3:24 Arista Avril Lavigne, Lauren Christy, Scott Spock, Graham Edwards The Matrix [1] [2] pop rock, [3] power pop [4]

Format Genre Length Label Writer(s) Producer

Certification Platinum (RIAA) [5] Platinum (ARIA) [6] Platinum (ABPD - Brazil) Avril Lavigne singles chronology

"Complicated" (2002)

"Sk8er Boi" (2002)

"I'm with You" (2002)

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13 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" Music video "Sk8er Boi" [7] on YouTube

"Sk8er Boi" (pronounced /sketr b/) is a song by Avril Lavigne, and is the second single from her debut album, Let Go (2002). It was written by Avril Lavigne and The Matrix (Scott Spock, Lauren Christy, and Graham Edwards), and produced by The Matrix. Released in 2002, the single reached number ten on the United States Billboard Hot 100 (becoming Lavigne's second top ten single there), number eight in the United Kingdom, number three in Australia, number thirteen in Canada and number one in Spain, becoming one of her most successful songs to date.

Music video
The music video, directed by Francis Lawrence, begins with a man in the alley of a city with a pile of spray paint on the ground. The video continues with posters that have a star on them advertising a concert Lavigne hosts. The posters say "7th & Spring Noon" (indicating the intersection where and when the impromptu concert is to take place, a real intersection of these street names exists in downtown Los Angeles, where the video was filmed). Multiple people are seen spreading the posters around a city. The video then shows Avril and her band driving modified vehicles to the intersection, where they then cut off traffic. Then two associates throw power cables to the musicians below to power their instruments. A crowd then grows, bringing police to the scene. At the end of the video, Lavigne crashes her guitar into the car windscreen and a helicopter appears overhead. While singing, Lavigne wears a T-shirt with the logo for Wilkesboro Elementary School, a North Carolina elementary school. After the video was released, the school was flooded with so many requests for the T-shirts that they were able to buy computers with the extra revenue from T-shirt sales.[7] [8] The video was considered the third 'Best music video of the decade' in the UK by BT Vision.[9]

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Reception
In a review for the album Let Go, Christina Saraceno of Allmusic called "Sk8er Boi" a "terrific power pop bounce", highlighting the song as a "track pick". However she noted the lyrics show Lavigne's shortcomings as a writer.[4] John Perry of Blender magazine labelled the lyrics to "Sk8er Boi" as "endearingly naive".[10] In an AOL Radio listener's poll, "Sk8er Boi" was voted Lavigne's fourth best song.[11]

Cover versions and appearances in other media


The compilation album A Japanese Tribute to Avril Lavigne features a cover version of "Sk8er Boi". Eurodance group Cascada recorded a dance cover of the song for the European and Japanese editions of their 2007 album Perfect Day. A cover version of the song by Angela Michael appears in the video game Elite Beat Agents for the Nintendo DS. The song is also included in SingStar Pop, a PlayStation 2 game and another cover version is featured in Rock Revolution by Konami. "Sk8er Boi" is featured in the television series Cold Case (Season 3, "The Promise", October 2, 2005). In 2003, Paramount Pictures optioned the song for adaptation into a feature film.[12] As of April 2008, the film has apparently been abandoned or is in development hell.[13] Also in 2003, Australian sketch show Big Bite did a sendup of Sk8er Boi that was called 'It's just the sales boy'. This song was used in a montage of funny rollerskates and skateboard clips in an edition of America's Funniest Home Videos. In 2008, a cover version of the song was featured in the video game Rock Revolution. In 2008, HBO included the song in the episode "Get Some" of the miniseries Generation Kill. The song is sung by Cpl. Josh Ray Person as he is urinating in the desert. The song is referenced in Comedian Rob Paravonian's Pachelbel Rant. In 2011 Irish pop punk band TheElement covered this song at their shows in Europe.

Track listings
Australia CD single 1. "Sk8er Boi" 3:23 2. "Get Over It" 3:27 3. "Nobody's Fool" (recorded live in Vancouver for Z95) 3:58 UK, Mexico CD single 1. 2. 3. 4. "Sk8er Boi" 3:23 "Get Over It" 3:27 "Nobody's Fool" (recorded live in Vancouver for Z95) 3:58 "Sk8er Boi" (music video)

French CD single 1. "Sk8er Boi" 3:23 2. "Get Over It" 3:27

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Promo
Australia, UK, USA promo 1. "Sk8er Boi" 3:23 USA promo vinyl Side A 1. "Sk8er Boi" 3:23 Side B 1. "I'm with You" 3:44 UK 2003 promo 1. "Sk8er Boi" (live from Buffalo) 4:10

Official versions
1. "Sk8er Boi" (album version) 3:23 2. "Sk8er Boi" (Demo) 3:28

Charts and certifications


Charts
Chart (2002) Peak position [14] 3 7 [14] [14] 7 23 1 3 11 3 28 18 1 [14] [14] [14] 8 5 2 11 14 12

Australian ARIA Singles Chart Austrian Singles Chart [14]

Belgian Ultratop 50 (Dutch)

Belgian Ultratop 50 (French)

Canadian BDS Airplay Chart Canadian Singles Chart Danish Singles Chart [14]

European Hot 100 Singles French Singles Chart [14]

German Singles Chart Irish Singles Chart Italian Singles Chart

Mexican Singles Chart

New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart Netherlands Mega Single Top 100 Norwegian Singles Chart Swedish Singles Chart [14]

[15]

[14]

"Sk8er Boi"
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17 8 [17] [18] 10 1

Swiss Singles Chart UK Singles Chart

[16]

U.S. Billboard Hot 100

U.S. Billboard Mainstream Top 40

Year-end charts
Chart (2002) Australian ARIA Singles Chart UK Singles Chart [20] [19] Position 38 165 Position [21] 86 52 160

Chart (2003) Australian ARIA Singles Chart Austrian Singles Chart UK Singles Chart [23] [22]

Certifications
Country Certification (sales thresholds)

United States Platinum[24]

Awards
Year 2003 Awards ceremony Grammy Awards [11] Award Results

Best Female Rock Vocal Performance Nominated

Socan Awards

[11]

Best Pop Song Best Pop Video

Won Nominated

MTV Video Music Awards

MuchMusic Video Awards Teen Choice Awards Juno Awards [11] [11]

People's Choice Choice Music Single Juno Fan Choice

Won Won Nominated

MuchMusic Video Awards

Best international video by a Canadian

Won Won

Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Song

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Release history
Region Date Label Format

United States 27 August 2002 Australia Europe 28 October 2002 6 December 2002

Arista Records CD, digital download Sony BMG

References
[1] "Avril Lavigne To Go Acoustic For New Album" (http:/ / www. mtv. com/ news/ articles/ 1617103/ 20090728/ lavigne_avril. jhtml). mtv.com. . Retrieved 7 May 2010. [2] Lamb, Bill. "Avril Lavigne In Concert - July 23, 2005 Moline, Illinois" (http:/ / top40. about. com/ od/ reviews/ fr/ alavigneconcert. htm). . Retrieved 5 July 2010. "....launches into the pop punk of "Sk8erboi,"...." [3] "SK8er Boi album" (http:/ / www. shazam. com/ music/ web/ album?id=20004749). . Retrieved 21 February 2010. [4] Saraceno, Christina. "Let Go: Avril Lavigne" (http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ album/ let-go-r591514). Allmusic. . Retrieved 14 March 2009. [5] ARIA Charts - Accreditations - 2002 Singles (http:/ / www. aria. com. au/ pages/ aria-charts-accreditations-singles-2002. htm) [6] http:/ / abpd. org. br/ certificados_interna. asp?sArtista=Avril%20Lavigne [7] "Avril Sparks T-Shirt ruin" (http:/ / www. mtv. com/ news/ articles/ 1470449/ 20030310/ lavigne_avril. jhtml?headlines=true). mtv.com. . Retrieved 2006-09-30. [8] "Avril sets school t-shirt trend" (http:/ / www. theage. com. au/ articles/ 2003/ 03/ 10/ 1047144904667. html). Melbourne: The Age. 2003-03-10. . Retrieved 2009-01-15. [9] "Best Video of the decade" (http:/ / www. btvision. bt. com/ music/ decade-2/ ). BT Vision. . Retrieved 2009-11-30. [10] Perry, John. "Avril Lavigne: Let Go" (http:/ / www. blender. com/ guide/ new/ 52202/ let-go. html). Blender. . Retrieved 14 March 2009. [11] Cheung, Nadine. "Top 10 Avril Lavigne Songs" (http:/ / www. webcitation. org/ query?url=http:/ / www. aolradioblog. com/ 2011/ 01/ 15/ top-avril-lavigne-songs/ & date=2011-01-15). AOL Radio. Archived from the original (http:/ / www. aolradioblog. com/ 2011/ 01/ 15/ top-avril-lavigne-songs/ ) on 15 January 2011. . Retrieved 15 January 2011. [12] "Lavigne's 'Sk8ter Boi' Is Big Screen Bound" (http:/ / www. billboard. com/ bbcom/ news/ article_display. jsp?vnu_content_id=1896988). Billboard.com. . Retrieved 2009-01-15. [13] "Yahoo! Movies" (http:/ / movies. yahoo. com/ mv/ search?p=Sk8er+ Boi). Yahoo! Movies. . Retrieved 1009-01-15. [14] "Avril Lavigne Sk8er Boi" (http:/ / www. swisscharts. com/ showitem. asp?key=5427& cat=s). . [15] http:/ / dutchcharts. nl/ showitem. asp?interpret=Avril+ Lavigne& titel=Sk8er+ Boi& cat=s [16] "UK Album Chart: Sk8er Boi" (http:/ / www. chartstats. com/ songinfo. php?id=30518). ChartStats.com. . Retrieved 28 June 2010. [17] "Artist Chart History" (http:/ / www. billboard. com/ bbcom/ retrieve_chart_history. do?model. vnuArtistId=485926& model. vnuAlbumId=902639). . [18] "Billboard Music-(Allmusic.com)" (http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ artist/ p529805/ charts-awards/ billboard-singles). . [19] "ARIA Charts End Of Year Charts Top 100 Singles 2002" (http:/ / aria. com. au/ pages/ aria-charts-end-of-year-charts-top-100-singles-2002. htm). Australian Recording Industry Association. . Retrieved 2011-01-14. [20] "2002 UK Official Singles Chart" (http:/ / www. ukchartsplus. co. uk/ ChartsPlusYE2002. pdf) (PDF). Charts Plus. . Retrieved 2011-01-14. [21] "ARIA Charts End Of Year Charts Top 100 Singles 2003" (http:/ / aria. com. au/ pages/ aria-charts-end-of-year-charts-top-100-singles-2003. htm). Australian Recording Industry Association. . Retrieved 2011-01-14. [22] "Austrian Annual Charts 2003" (http:/ / www. austriancharts. at/ 2003_single. asp). AustrianCharts.at. . Retrieved 2011-01-14. [23] "2003 UK Official Singles Chart" (http:/ / www. ukchartsplus. co. uk/ ChartsPlusYE2003. pdf) (PDF). Charts Plus. . Retrieved 2011-01-14. [24] "RIAA Searchable Database" (http:/ / www. riaa. com/ goldandplatinumdata. php?table=SEARCH). Recording Industry Association of America. . Retrieved 2011-05-30.

External links
"Sk8er Boi" music video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajMpx55A_nY) Avril Lavigne's Official Site (http://www.avrillavigne.com/)

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"I'm with You"

Singleby Avril Lavigne from the album Let Go Released 19 November 2002 3 March 2003 31 March 2003 CD single, digital download, DVD single Rock 3:43 Arista Avril Lavigne, Scott Spock, Lauren Christy, Graham Edwards The Matrix [1]

Format Genre Length Label Writer(s) Producer

Certification Platinum (RIAA) Avril Lavigne singles chronology

"Sk8er Boi" (2002)

"I'm with You" (2002)

"Losing Grip" (2003)

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Let Go track listing

13 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" Music video "I'm With You" [2] on YouTube

"I'm with You" is a song by Canadian singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne for her debut album, Let Go. It was released on November 19, 2002 by Arista Records as the album's third single. The song was Lavigne's first ballad released as a single. It was the second Lavigne song to be nominated for a Grammy in the categories Song of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance at 2004 Grammy Awards. The song reached number one in Mexico, number four on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 (Lavigne's third single to reach the top ten), number seven in the United Kingdom, number thirteen in Canada, and number one on the Global song chart. "I'm with You" received radio and television airplay in Australia, but it was not officially released there.

Critical reception
The arrangement of singles from Let Go, with "I'm with You" as the third, was regarded "controversial choices", given that "I'm with You" was "thought by some to be the biggest potential smash on the album", and could have established Lavigne as a more mature artist if it was released first. According to Reid, "Some people just really didn't get that. And with the first video, there was some concern that maybe because it's so young and so playful, it might alienate more serious music lovers."[2] KidsWorld called it "the perfect song to drown your sorrows to when that guy from your class breaks your heart."[3]

Chart performance
"I'm with You" became Lavigne's third top 10 song when it peaked at #4 on Billboard Hot 100 in 2003 during its ninth week on the chart.[4] The song spent ten consecutive weeks on the top 10 and twenty-seven weeks on the Hot 100 making it Lavigne's second-longest staying song on this chart, surpassed by her debut single "Complicated" which stayed on the chart for 31 weeks.[5] [6] "I'm with You" ranked at #18 on the Billboard Year-End Hot 100 singles of 2003 and #13 on the Canadian Singles Chart.[7] The song was certified gold by Recording Industry Association of America in 2006 for sales of over 500,000 copies in the United States.[8] As a double-A-side DVD single, the "I'm with You"/"Sk8er Boi" video single was certified gold and platinum in 2003.[8]

"I'm with You" In United Kingdom, "I'm with You" was released on March 31, 2003. The song debuted and peaked at #7 on the UK Singles Chart in 2003,[9] becoming her third top ten single on the chart. It debuted at #6 and peaked at #5 in Ireland, staying in the top ten for six weeks.[10] "I'm with You" reached top five in New Zealand; top ten in Belgium and the Netherlands; top twenty in Sweden, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Norway, and Denmark as well as reaching the top forty in France.[10]

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Music video
The single's music video, directed by renowned photographer David LaChapelle, involves Lavigne, who is seen alone, trying to find someone. Showing her originally at a party, the video also sees Lavigne pushing a guy when he tries to get with her. Most of the video is shown in slow motion but Lavigne's mouth movements are in sync with the song's vocals. The video also sees Lavinge walking on the streets and wearing a black jacket. Through the video, she is seen standing behind a snowy bank. At the end of the video, Lavinge walks out of the club with her coat on and walks away. This was achieved by recording the footage while the song was played twice as fast. Much Music named the video one of the "Top 100 Best Videos of All Time".[11]

Cover versions and samples


"I'm with You" was later featured in the season 3 Scrubs episode "My Tormented Mentor",[12] in the Smallville episode "Accelerate" and in the movie Bruce Almighty. The song was also used in the 2003 Brazilian soap opera Mulheres Apaixonadas. Furthermore it was featured in the video game Karaoke Revolution Volume 2. This song has also been interpreted in Polish by Czech singer Ewa Farna under the title "Tam gdzie ty" (translated, "Where you are"). In September 2010 it was announced that "I'm with You" would be sampled by Barbadian singer Rihanna. The song is sampled on the track "Cheers (Drink to That)", which was released as a single from Rihanna's fifth studio album, Loud.[13] [14]

Awards
"I'm with You" was nominated for the 2004 Grammy Award for Song of the Year, and for Best Female Pop Vocal Performance but lost to Luther Vandross's "Dance with My Father" and Christina Aguilera's "Beautiful" respectively.
Year 2003 Awards ceremony MTV Video Music Awards Award Best Female Video Results Nominated

Teen Choice Awards Socan Awards 2004 Grammy Awards

Choice Love Song Best Pop Song Best Female Pop Vocal Performance

Won Won Nominated

Song of the Year

Nominated

Juno Awards

Juno Fan Choice

Nominated

ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards Most Performed Song from a Motion Picture BMI Awards Best Pop Song

Won Won

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Track listings and versions


Australia CD Single "I'm with You" 3:44 "Unwanted" (Live in Mexico City) 4:01 French CD Single "I'm with You" 3:44 US, UK, Australia CD Promo "I'm with You" 3:44 UK, German, Korean CD Single "I'm with You" 3:44 "I'm with You" (Live in Mexico City) 3:57 "Unwanted" (Live in Mexico City) 4:01 "I'm with You" (Enhanced Video) 3:44 I'm with You / Sk8er Boi USA DVD Single "I'm with You" (Music Video) "Sk8er Boi" (Music Video) Skater Girl (TV Spot) Street Performer (TV Spot) Photo Gallery

"I'm with You" (Live in Mexico City) 3:57

"I'm with You" (Live in Mexico City) 3:57

Charts and certifications


Chart (2003) Peak position 13 9 39 13 20 7 34 [22] 13 5 5 [25] 9 5 16 [28] [29] [30] 11 12 7 4 [32] 1

Austria (3 Austria Top 75)

[15] [16] [17]

Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)

Belgium (Ultratop 40 Wallonia) Canada (Canadian Hot 100) Denmark (Tracklisten) [19] [18]

[20] European Hot 100 Singles France (SNEP) [21]

Germany (Media Control AG) Ireland (IRMA) Italy (FIMI) [23]

[24]

Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) New Zealand (RIANZ) Norway (VG-lista) [27] [26]

Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)

Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)

UK Singles (The Official Charts Company) US Billboard Hot 100 [31]

US Billboard Mainstream Top 40

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Year-end charts
Chart (2003) New Zealand Singles Chart Swiss Singles Chart UK Singles Chart [34] [33] Position 16 83 120

[35]

Certifications
Country Certification (sales thresholds)

United States Platinum[36]

External links
"I'm with You" music video [38] Avril Lavigne's Official Site [39]

References
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"I'm with You"


[20] " Avril Lavigne Album & Song Chart History" (http:/ / www. billboard. com/ #/ artist/ Avril+ Lavigne/ chart-history/ 485926?f=349& g=Singles) European Hot 100 for Avril Lavigne. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 29, 2011. [21] " Lescharts.com Avril Lavigne I'm with You" (http:/ / www. lescharts. com/ showitem. asp?interpret=Avril+ Lavigne& titel=I'm+ with+ You& cat=s) (in French). Les classement single. Hung Medien. Retrieved January 29, 2011. [22] " Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Knstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche - musicline.de" (http:/ / musicline. de/ de/ chartverfolgung_summary/ title/ Lavigne,+ Avril/ I'm+ with+ You/ single) (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved June 29, 2010. [23] " Chart Track" (http:/ / www. chart-track. co. uk/ index. jsp?c=p/ musicvideo/ music/ archive/ index_test. jsp& ct=240001& arch=t& lyr=2003& year=2003& week=18). Irish Singles Chart. Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved January 29, 2011. [24] " Italiancharts.com Avril Lavigne I'm with You" (http:/ / www. italiancharts. com/ showitem. asp?interpret=Avril+ Lavigne& titel=I'm+ with+ You& cat=s). Top Digital Download. Hung Medien. Retrieved January 29, 2011. [25] " Nederlandse Top 40 week 12, 2003 (http:/ / www. top40. nl/ index. aspx?week=12& jaar=2003)" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Stichting Nederlandse Top 40. Retrieved January 29, 2011. [26] " Charts.org.nz Avril Lavigne I'm with You" (http:/ / www. charts. org. nz/ showitem. asp?interpret=Avril+ Lavigne& titel=I'm+ with+ You& cat=s). Top 40 Singles. Hung Medien. Retrieved January 29, 2011. [27] " Norwegiancharts.com Avril Lavigne I'm with You" (http:/ / www. norwegiancharts. com/ showitem. asp?interpret=Avril+ Lavigne& titel=I'm+ with+ You& cat=s). VG-lista. Hung Medien. Retrieved January 29, 2011. [28] " Swedishcharts.com Avril Lavigne I'm with You" (http:/ / www. swedishcharts. com/ showitem. asp?interpret=Avril+ Lavigne& titel=I'm+ with+ You& cat=s). Singles Top 60. Hung Medien. Retrieved January 29, 2011. [29] " Avril Lavigne I'm with You swisscharts.com" (http:/ / www. swisscharts. com/ showitem. asp?interpret=Avril+ Lavigne& titel=I'm+ with+ You& cat=s). Swiss Singles Chart. Hung Medien. Retrieved January 29, 2011. [30] " Archive Chart" (http:/ / www. theofficialcharts. com/ archive-chart/ _/ 1/ 2003-04-12) UK Singles Chart. The Official Charts Company. Retrieved January 29, 2011. [31] " Avril Lavigne Album & Song Chart History" (http:/ / www. billboard. com/ #/ artist/ Avril+ Lavigne/ chart-history/ 485926?f=379& g=Singles) Billboard Hot 100 for Avril Lavigne. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 29, 2011. [32] "Billboard Music-(Allmusic.com)" (http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ artist/ p529805/ charts-awards/ billboard-singles). . [33] Recording Industry Association of New Zealand (2003). "New Zealand Annual Chart" (http:/ / www. rianz. org. nz/ rianz/ chart_annual. asp). rianz.org.nz. . Retrieved 2011-01-14. [34] "Swiss Year-End Charts 2003" (http:/ / swisscharts. com/ year. asp?key=2003). Swiss Singles Chart. . Retrieved 2011-01-14. [35] "2003 UK Official Singles Chart" (http:/ / www. ukchartsplus. co. uk/ ChartsPlusYE2003. pdf) (PDF). Charts Plus. . Retrieved 2011-01-14. [36] "RIAA Searchable Database" (http:/ / www. riaa. com/ goldandplatinumdata. php?table=SEARCH). Recording Industry Association of America. . Retrieved 2011-05-30.

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"Losing Grip"

Singleby Avril Lavigne from the album Let Go Released 1 April 2003 30 June 2003 CD single, digital download, compact cassette Post-grunge, 3:52 Arista Avril Lavigne, Clif Magness Clif Magness [1] alternative rock [1]

Format Genre Length Label Writer(s) Producer

Certification Gold (RIAA) Avril Lavigne singles chronology

"I'm with You" (2002)

"Losing Grip" (2003)

"Don't Tell Me" (2004)

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Let Go track listing

13 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" Music video "Losing Grip" [2] on YouTube

"Losing Grip" is a song by Canadian singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne released as the fourth and last single from her multiplatinum debut album Let Go (except in Australia and New Zealand where "Mobile" was released). It was released in late spring of 2003 after the success of "I'm with You". The song was written and produced by Avril Lavigne and C. Magness. The song is much heavier with grunge[2] oriented sounds, than most of the songs on Let Go that had a more poppy feel. She performed 'Losing Grip' at the Juno Awards of 2003. It is about Lavigne "losing grip" with her boyfriend as they are just not meant to be. The single was certified Gold by the RIAA on September 22, 2003[3]

Music video
The music video shows Lavigne performing in front of a large crowd. Shots of her making her way through a mass of people while pushing, punching and shoving interlude from time to time. There is also a scene where Lavigne jumps into the crowd and "crowd surfs". The audience had to practice this routine on other people before Lavigne was allowed to do so. The music video was directed by Liz Friedlander.

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Reception
Christina Saraceno of Allmusic noted that 'Losing Grip' allowed Lavigne to "show off" her vocal ability during the song's "explosive rock chorus".[4] Sal Cinquemani of Slant magazine also praised Lavigne's vocals and compared them to Canadian singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette.[5] In an AOL Radio listener's poll, "Losing Grip" was voted Lavigne's tenth best song.[6]

Awards
"Losing Grip" was nominated for the Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal Performance, but lost to "Trouble" by P!nk.
Year 2003 Awards ceremony Award Results Won Nominated

Canadian Radio Music Awards Best New Rock/Alternative Solo Fan Choice Award

2004

Grammy Awards

[6]

Best Female Rock Vocal Performance Nominated

Track listing
Australian CD single 1. 2. 3. 4. "Losing Grip" (Album version) "I'm With You" (Live) "Unwanted" (Live) "Losing Grip" (Music video)

UK single 1. 2. 3. 4. "Losing Grip" (Album version) "Losing Grip" (Live) "Naked" (Live) "Losing Grip" (Music video)

France CD single 1. Losing Grip 2. Losing Grip (Live) U.S. Australian & UK promo 1. "Losing Grip" (Album version)

Charts

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Chart (2003)

Peak position [7] [8] [9] 20 40 48 4 43 1 18 [13] [14] 8 49 12 [15] 22 64 [17] 17

Australia (ARIA)

Austria (3 Austria Top 75)

Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)

[10] [11]

Germany (Media Control AG) Hong Kong Singles Ireland (IRMA) [12]

Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)

Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) Tokyo Hot 100

UK Singles (The Official Charts Company) US Billboard Hot 100 [16]

US Billboard Mainstream Top 40

References
[1] "Avril Lavigne - Losing Grip" (http:/ / www. discogs. com/ Avril-Lavigne-Losing-Grip/ release/ 1399267). . Retrieved 5 August 2010. [2] Kot, Greg (13 November 2004). "Avril Lavigne blossoming" (http:/ / articles. chicagotribune. com/ 2004-11-13/ news/ 0411130129_1_avril-lavigne-self-empowerment-audience). Chicago Tribune. . Retrieved 30 January 2011. "Her music touched familiar bases, ranging from coffeehouse folk (a solo acoustic version of "Tomorrow") to grunge ("Losing Grip")" [3] "RIAA Gold and Platinum" (http:/ / www. riaa. com/ goldandplatinumdata. php?resultpage=1& table=SEARCH_RESULTS& action=& title=& artist=avril lavigne& format=& debutLP=& category=& sex=& releaseDate=& requestNo=& type=& level=& label=& company=& certificationDate=& awardDescription=& catalogNo=& aSex=& rec_id=& charField=& gold=& platinum=& multiPlat=& level2=& certDate=& album=& id=& after=& before=& startMonth=1& endMonth=1& startYear=1958& endYear=2008& sort=Artist& perPage=25). . Retrieved 5 August 2010. [4] Saraceno, Christina. "Let Go: Avril Lavigne" (http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ album/ let-go-r591514). Allmusic. . Retrieved 7 August 2010. [5] Cinquemani, Sal. "Slant Magazine Review" (http:/ / www. slantmagazine. com/ oldurlredirect. php?type=music& ID=109). . Retrieved 7 August 2010. [6] Cheung, Nadine. "Top 10 Avril Lavigne Songs" (http:/ / www. webcitation. org/ query?url=http:/ / www. aolradioblog. com/ 2011/ 01/ 15/ top-avril-lavigne-songs/ & date=2011-01-15). AOL Radio. Archived from the original (http:/ / www. aolradioblog. com/ 2011/ 01/ 15/ top-avril-lavigne-songs/ ) on 15 January 2011. . Retrieved 15 January 2011. [7] " Australian-charts.com Avril Lavigne Losing Grip" (http:/ / www. australian-charts. com/ showitem. asp?interpret=Avril+ Lavigne& titel=Losing+ Grip& cat=s). ARIA Top 50 Singles. Hung Medien. Retrieved January 29, 2011. [8] " Avril Lavigne Losing Grip Austriancharts.at" (http:/ / www. austriancharts. at/ showitem. asp?interpret=Avril+ Lavigne& titel=Losing+ Grip& cat=s) (in German). 3 Austria Top 40. Hung Medien. Retrieved January 29, 2011. [9] " Ultratop.be Avril Lavigne Losing Grip" (http:/ / www. ultratop. be/ nl/ showitem. asp?interpret=Avril+ Lavigne& titel=Losing+ Grip& cat=s) (in Dutch). Ultratop 50. Ultratop & Hung Medien / hitparade.ch. Retrieved January 29, 2011. [10] " Ultratop.be Avril Lavigne Losing Grip" (http:/ / www. ultratop. be/ fr/ showitem. asp?interpret=Avril+ Lavigne& titel=Losing+ Grip& cat=s) (in French). Ultratip. ULTRATOP & Hung Medien / hitparade.ch. Retrieved January 29, 2011. [11] " Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Knstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche - musicline.de" (http:/ / musicline. de/ de/ chartverfolgung_summary/ title/ Lavigne,+ Avril/ Losing+ Grip/ single) (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved January 29, 2011. [12] " Chart Track" (http:/ / www. chart-track. co. uk/ index. jsp?c=p/ musicvideo/ music/ archive/ index_test. jsp& ct=240001& arch=t& lyr=2003& year=2003& week=28). Irish Singles Chart. Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved January 29, 2011.

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[13] " Nederlandse Top 40 week 27, 2003 (http:/ / www. top40. nl/ index. aspx?week=27& jaar=2003)" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Stichting Nederlandse Top 40. Retrieved January 29, 2011. [14] " Avril Lavigne Losing Grip swisscharts.com" (http:/ / www. swisscharts. com/ showitem. asp?interpret=Avril+ Lavigne& titel=Losing+ Grip& cat=s). Swiss Singles Chart. Hung Medien. Retrieved January 29, 2011. [15] " Archive Chart" (http:/ / www. theofficialcharts. com/ archive-chart/ _/ 1/ 2003-07-19) UK Singles Chart. The Official Charts Company. Retrieved January 29, 2011. [16] " Avril Lavigne Album & Song Chart History" (http:/ / www. billboard. com/ #/ artist/ Avril+ Lavigne/ chart-history/ 485926?f=379& g=Singles) Billboard Hot 100 for Avril Lavigne. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 29, 2011. [17] "Billboard Music-(Allmusic.com)" (http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ artist/ p529805/ charts-awards/ billboard-singles). . Retrieved 5 August 2010.

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External links
"Losing Grip" music video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LOcKckBLouM)

"Don't Tell Me"


"Don't Tell Me"

Singleby Avril Lavigne from the album Under My Skin B-side Released "Take Me Away" 19 April 2004 (see release history) CD single 2003-2004 Ruby Red Productions, (Atlanta, Georgia); Skyline Studios, (New York City, New York); Ocean Way Recording, (Hollywood, California) Rock 3:22 Arista [1] [2]

Format Recorded

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Writer(s) Lyrics: Avril Lavigne Music: Avril Lavigne, Evan Taubenfeld Butch Walker Gold (RIAA) [3] Gold (ARIA) Avril Lavigne singles chronology

Producer Certification

"Losing Grip" (2003)

"Don't Tell Me" (2004)

"My Happy Ending" (2004)

Under My Skin track listing

12 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" Music video "Don't Tell Me" [4] on YouTube

"Don't Tell Me" is a song by Canadian recording artist Avril Lavigne. It is the first single from her second studio album, Under My Skin. "Don't Tell Me" was written by Lavigne and Evan Taubenfeld. The track was produced by Butch Walker.

Background
When asked what "Don't Tell Me" was about, Lavigne said:

It's about being strong. There are a lot of guys out there who just want to take you out to dinner and then, like basically go home and 'unhh' you. That's what a lot of guys are like and I just think girls need to be strong and not let any guy pressure them into doing anything.

[4]

Avril Lavigne, MTV.com

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Reception
In a review of the album Under My Skin, David Browne of Entertainment Weekly said "Lavigne herself sounds more burdened; ... the sk8erboi of the first album has turned out to be a selfish, nasty creep who leaves when she won't go to bed with him" in reference to Don't Tell Me.[5] Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic highlighted the song as a 'track pick' in a review of the album, Under My Skin.[6] In an AOL Radio listener's poll, "Don't Tell Me" was voted Lavigne's ninth best song.[7]

Music video
The music video for "Don't Tell Me" was directed by Liz Friedlander and filmed in Los Angeles, California in March 2004. The video tells the story of the song. It opens with Avril's boyfriend leaving her apartment. After taking her anger out on her bedroom, she follows him around the city. During the bridge of the song, her boyfriend sees her in many places at once, so it's obvious that he's feeling guilty and her feelings are weighing heavily on his mind. At the end of the video, she decides that she's better off without him and lets him walk away.[8] The video was nominated for Best Pop Video at the 2004 MTV Video Music Awards, but lost to No Doubt's video for "It's My Life".

Track listing
Australian CD single
(82876614112; Released April 19, 2004)

1. "Don't Tell Me" 2. "Don't Tell Me" (acoustic) 3. "Take Me Away" International Maxi CD single 1. 2. 3. 4. "Don't Tell Me" "Don't Tell Me" (acoustic) "Take Me Away" "Don't Tell Me" (music video)

UK Pt. 2/FR/German single 1. "Don't Tell Me" 2. "Don't Tell Me (acoustic) Japan CD single
(BVCA-29607; Released April 28, 2004)

1. "Don't Tell Me" 2. "Take Me Away" EU/BR/Japan/Mex/US promo 1. "Don't Tell Me" (album version)

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Charts and certifications


The song did moderately well on charts, peaking at number twenty-two in the United States, at number ten in Australia, at number six in Spain, at number five in the UK.

Charts
Chart (2004) Peak position 10 [10] [11] [12] 12 22 28 5 [14] 14 53 [16] 10 30 9 4 [20] 8 15 12 1 [24] [25] [26] [27] 6 30 9 5 22 [29] [30] 9 10

Australia (ARIA)

[9]

Austria (3 Austria Top 75)

Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)

Belgium (Ultratop 40 Wallonia) Canada Top 40 [13]

Denmark (Tracklisten) France (SNEP) [15]

Germany (Media Control AG) Hungary (Rdis Top 40) Ireland (IRMA) Italy (FIMI) [18] [17]

[19]

Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) New Zealand (RIANZ) Norway (VG-lista) Russian Top 20 [22] [21]

[23]

Spain (PROMUSICAE)

Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)

Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)

UK Singles (The Official Charts Company) US Billboard Hot 100 [28]

US Pop Songs (Billboard)

US Adult Pop Songs (Billboard)

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Year-end charts
Chart (2004) Australian Singles Chart Swiss Singles Chart UK Singles Chart [32] [31] Position 98 94 115

[33]

Certifications
Country Certification (sales thresholds)

United States Gold[34]

Awards
Year 2004 Awards ceremony MuchMusic Video Awards Award Best international video by a Canadian People's Choice MTV Video Music Awards MTV Video Music Brasil [7] Best Pop Video Results Won Won Nominated

Best Video Clipe International

Nominated

Canadian Radio Music Awards Fan Choice Award 2005 ChartAttack.com Best Breaking Mirror in a Video Best Video

Won Won Nominated

Most Absurd in a Video

Nominated

Socan Awards

Best Pop Song

Won

Release history

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Country Australia [35] [36]

Date

Format

Label

19 April 2004 CD single Arista 26 April 2004 28 April 2004 [38] 10 May 2004 Arista BMG Japan Arista

Germany Japan

[37]

United Kingdom

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External links
"Don't Tell Me" music video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zMbIipvQL0c) Avril Lavigne's Official Site (http://www.avrillavigne.com/)

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"My Happy Ending"


"My Happy Ending"

Singleby Avril Lavigne from the album Under My Skin B-side Released "Take It" 7 July 2004 (see release history) CD single 2003-2004 Ruby Red Productions, (Atlanta, Georgia); Ocean Way Recording, (Hollywood, California) Rock, [1] pop, [1] alternative rock [2]

Format Recorded

Genre Length

4:02 (album version) 3:58 (clean radio version) Arista Avril Lavigne, Butch Walker Butch Walker Avril Lavigne singles chronology

Label Writer(s) Producer

"Don't Tell Me" (2004)

"My Happy Ending" (2004)

"Nobody's Home" (2004)

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Under My Skin track listing

12 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" Music video "My Happy Ending" [3] on YouTube

"My Happy Ending" is a song written and produced by Avril Lavigne and Butch Walker, and engineered by Russ T. Cobb for Lavigne's second album, Under My Skin (2004). It was released as the album's second internationally released single in 2004 and became Lavigne's fourth most successful single. It peaked higher than "Don't Tell Me", the album's first single. In the United Kingdom, it reached the top five; in the United States, it peaked at number nine, doing better in Mexico where it peaked at number 1. Structurally, the song is written in 4/4 style and has a repeated hook in both the chorus and in the intro and outro. The RIAA certified "My Happy Ending" platinum in January 2005, making it Lavigne's second platinum single after "I'm With You" (2002).

Music video
The music video for "My Happy Ending" was written and directed by MTV and Grammy winner Meiert Avis. It was shot on location in Williamsburg, Brooklyn and Harlem, New York City. The video begins with Lavigne running down a street and entering a cinema, where she finds the film playing is a montage of her memories concerning a specific relationship she had. At first, the memories (shown in full color) are happy, depicting Lavigne at the park with her boyfriend, as he hands her a flower and they laugh together. They are also shown goofing off inside a laundromat. However, as Lavigne sings "so much for my happy ending", the memories start to lose color. Lavigne and her boyfriend lie in bed together, as she looks at him and he (obviously reeling from a disagreement) stares blankly away. The relationship culminates during the song's bridge inside a grocery store, where the boyfriend antagonizes Lavigne, insisting that he talk to her. He grabs her and tries to pull her into his embrace. Fed up, Lavigne turns and pushes him away. She proceeds to run out of the grocery store and down the street (from the beginning of the video), and to a guitar shop where she grabs a guitar and walks to the roof of the building. There, she walks past the unapologetic boyfriend without looking at him. The theater film tears and the memories end, leaving the final seconds of the video as a close-up on Lavigne in the theater as she tries to decide if the break-up is happy after all. In the end, three other girls leave with Lavigne who know about the breakup as they watch from the reastaurant. Lavigne said of the video: "It's about a relationship that doesn't work out, and having to say goodbye to all of the memories and... all that stuff." When asked if the video for "My Happy Ending" actually contains a happy ending,

"My Happy Ending" Lavigne said: "I don't know if the video has a happy ending. It kind of depends on how you look at it? In one way, it is because me and 'the guy' in the video aren't together anymore, and I think that's a better thing."

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Critical reception
David Browne of Entertainment Weekly magazine commented "Lavigne herself sounds more burdened; ... the sk8erboi of the first album has turned out to be a selfish, nasty creep who ... treats her like crap".[3] Allmusic highlighted the song as a "track pick" in a review of the album, Under My Skin.[4] In an AOL Radio listener's poll, "My Happy Ending" was voted Lavigne's third best song.[5]

In visual media
"My Happy Ending" was used for the movie Bring It On: All or Nothing. The song was used in a season five episode of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, "Mea culpa" (November 25, 2004), in a season four episode of Smallville, "Facade" (October 6, 2004) and in a season five episode of Gilmore Girls, with Dean's little sister listening to it.[6] The song has also appeared in video games, and has been featured in three major karaoke series: Lips, SingStar, and Karaoke Revolution. Lavigne sang the song during the closing ceremony at the 2010 Winter Olympics and it was used in trailer of "A Lot Like Love" with Ashton Kutcher and Amanda Peet in 2005

Track listing
Japan CD
(BVCP-29613; Released July 7, 2004)

1. "My Happy Ending" (radio version) 2. "My Happy Ending" (album version) 3. "Don't Tell Me" (live acoustic version) UK CD single 1 / French single 1. "My Happy Ending" (album version) 2. "Take It" (previously unreleased) UK CD single 2 1. 2. 3. 4. "My Happy Ending" "My Happy Ending" (live acoustic version) "Take Me Away" (live acoustic version) "My Happy Ending" (music video)

Germany, Italy, and Taiwan CD single 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. "My Happy Ending" (album version) "My Happy Ending" (live acoustic version) "Take Me Away" (live acoustic version) "Take It" (previously unreleased) "My Happy Ending" (music video)

Australia CD single 1. "My Happy Ending" (clean version) 2. "My Happy Ending" (live acoustic version) 3. "Take Me Away" (live acoustic version) 4. "Take It" (previously unreleased)

"My Happy Ending" US CD promo 1. "My Happy Ending" (radio version) - 4:02 2. "My Happy Ending" (album version) - 4:02 3. "My Happy Ending" (Callout Hook) - 0:10 UK CD promo 1. "My Happy Ending" (album version) [explicit] 2. "My Happy Ending" (radio edit) [clean] The radio version of the song replaces the word "shit" with "stuff"; while in the music video, the word "shit" is simply censored by removing the "it" portion of the word.

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Charts and certifications


Charts
Chart (2004) [7] [8] [9] Peak position 6 [11] [12] [13] 8 30 30 11 76 39 [16] 17 16 7 7 [20] [21] 13 12 6 [23] [24] [25] [26] 6 11 23 5 9 [28] [29] 1 3

Australia (ARIA)

[10]

Austria (3 Austria Top 75)

Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)

Belgium (Ultratop 40 Wallonia)

Canada (Canadian Singles Chart) Czech Republic (IFPI) France (SNEP) [15] [14]

Germany (Media Control AG) Hungary (Rdis Top 40) Ireland (IRMA) Italy (FIMI) [18] [17]

[19]

Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)

Netherlands (Mega Single Top 100) Norway (VG-lista) [22]

Spain (PROMUSICAE)

Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)

Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)

UK Singles (The Official Charts Company) US Billboard Hot 100 [27]

US Pop Songs (Billboard)

US Adult Pop Songs (Billboard)

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Certifications
Country Australia Brazil Certification Gold [30] [31]

Platinum

United States Platinum[32]

Year-end charts
Chart (2004) Peak position [33] 62 45 66 106 [37] 54

Australian Singles Chart Austrian Singles Chart Sweden Singles Chart UK Singles Chart [36]

[34]

[35]

US Billboard Hot 100

Awards
Year 2004 2005 Awards ceremony Imperio Music Awards Socan Awards Award Video of the Year Pop Music Award Results Won Won Won Won

Canadian Radio Music Awards Fan Choice Award 2006 BMI Awards Best Pop Song

Release history
Country Japan [38] [39] [40] [41] [42] 2 August 2004 8 November 2004 Date 7 July 2004 19 July 2004 Label Format

BMG Japan CD single Arista

Australia

Germany

United Kingdom France [43]

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External links
"My Happy Ending" music video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8QYxmpuyxg)

"Nobody's Home"
"Nobody's Home"

Singleby Avril Lavigne from the album Under My Skin B-side "I Always Get What I Want" "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" (Bob Dylan cover) 4 November 2004 (see release history)

Released

"Nobody's Home"

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Format Recorded CD Single 2003 NRG Recording Studios, (Hollywood, California) Rock, 3:31 Arista Lyrics: Avril Lavigne Music: Avril Lavigne, Ben Moody Don Gilmore [1] [2] pop rock [1]

Genre Length Label Writer(s)

Producer

Certification Gold (ARIA) Platinum (ABPD) Gold (RIAA) Avril Lavigne singles chronology

"My Happy Ending" (2004)

"Nobody's Home" (2004)

"He Wasn't" (2005)

Under My Skin track listing

12 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" Music video "Nobody's Home" [3] on YouTube

"Nobody's Home" is Avril Lavigne's third single from her second album Under My Skin. The track features Daniel Stern on guitar and was produced by Don Gilmore and written by Lavigne and Ben Moody, former Evanescence guitarist and Lavigne's then-current good friend. "Nobody's Home" is a "rock ballad" with post-grunge oriented sounds and is generally slower paced than her previous singles from Under My Skin. The song is featured on the Totally Hits 2005 CD. One of this song's B-sides, "I Always Get What I Want", was released as a single on iTunes on October 31, 2004.[3] In an AOL Radio listener's poll, "Nobody's Home" was voted Lavigne's seventh best song.[2]

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Music video
The music video was filmed on July 29 and July 30, 2004 in Los Angeles, California, directed by Diane Martel.[4] The video of "Nobody's Home" premiered on October 20 on MTV's Total Request Live.[5] In the music video for "Nobody's Home", Lavigne plays a homeless teenager who appears to live street-to-street with a friend. Lavigne, who said it was a fun video to make, had to wear a black wig and acid-wash jeans when playing the homeless teenager. The video shifts to a more glamorous Lavigne who wears a dress with long, curled hair, singing the song with an orchestra behind her. "Nobody's Home" showed the outcast, homeless Lavigne trying to get off the streets. She also tries to call her mother, but hangs up. As the video progresses, the outcast girl is shown washing herself in a convenience store bathroom. She also tries playing the guitar on the street to try to earn money. Towards the end of the video, the runaway is seen trying to get inside parked cars, eventually finding an unlocked one, during heavy rain. At the end of the video, the girl, with dirty clothes and messy hair, is shown with a tear rolling down her cheek. She then turns around and walks away as the camera fades out.

References in the video


At the beginning of the video, one can see "A+D", for Lavigne's then-boyfriend, now ex-husband, Deryck Whibley. Next, in the bathroom scene where Lavigne is using the hand dryer, "A+D" can be seen inside a heart that is written on the bathroom wall. The other outcast runaway is real-life friend Monique, who also appeared as one of the young women in the "My Happy Ending" video.

Track listing
Germany and Taiwan 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. "Nobody's Home" (Album version) "Nobody's Home" (Live acoustic version) "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" "I Always Get What I Want" "Nobody's Home" (Music video) Japan CD (4988017628102; Released November 4, 2004) 1. 2. 3. 4. "Nobody's Home" (Album version) "My Happy Ending" (Live acoustic version) "Take Me Away" (Live acoustic version) "Nobody's Home" (Music video)

UK CD single #1

U.S. promo CD 1. "Nobody's Home" (Album version) 1. "Nobody's Home" (Album version) 2. "Nobody's Home" (Live acoustic version) 2. Instrumental excerpt of "Nobody's Home" UK CD single #2 3. Suggested callout hook of "Nobody's Home" 1. 2. 3. 4. "Nobody's Home" (Album version) European promo CD "Nobody's Home" (Live acoustic version) 1. "Nobody's Home" (Album version) "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" "Nobody's Home" (Video)

Australian CD 1. 2. 3. 4. "Nobody's Home" (Album version) "Nobody's Home" (Live acoustic version) "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" "I Always Get What I Want"

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Chart performance
"Nobody's Home" peaked lower in most countries than some of Lavigne's previous singles, but managed to gain some respectable chart positions. The song was very close to reaching the top 40 of the Billboard Hot 100, but it only managed to peak at #41. It charted better in the UK and Australia, reaching #24 in both countries; it was her lowest-charting UK single before "Hot" charted in 2007 and peaked only at #30. It peaked at #4 on the Canadian BDS Airplay chart, and successfully hit #1 in Mexico.

Charts and certifications


Certifications
Country Certification (sales thresholds) Gold [6] [7]

Australia Brasil

Platinum

United States Gold[8]

Charts
Chart (2004-05) Peak Position 24 [10] 20 1 7 4 76 24 [15] 29 30 19 [18] [19] [20] 37 35 24 13 38 41

Australia (ARIA)

[9]

Austria (3 Austria Top 75) Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)

[11] [12]

Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)

Canadian BDS Airplay Chart European Hot 100 Singles France (SNEP) [14] [13]

Germany (Media Control AG) Hungary (Rdis Top 40) Ireland (IRMA) [17] [16]

Netherlands (Dutch Top 40)

Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)

UK Singles (The Official Charts Company) U.S. Billboard Mainstream Top 40 [21]

U.S. Billboard Adult Contemporary U.S. Billboard Hot 100

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U.S. Billboard Pop 100 U.S. Billboard Pop 100 Airplay 19 14

Awards
Year 2005 Awards ceremony Juno Awards Socan Awards Award Juno Fan Choice Best Pop Song Results Won Won

Release history
Country Japan [22] Date 4 November 2004 Label Format

BMG Japan CD single

United Kingdom Germany [25]

[23] [24] 15 November 2004 Arista 29 November 2004

References
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[17] " Chart Track" (http:/ / www. chart-track. co. uk/ index. jsp?c=p/ musicvideo/ music/ archive/ index_test. jsp& ct=240001& arch=t& lyr=2004& year=2004& week=47). Irish Singles Chart. Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved January 29, 2011. [18] " Nederlandse Top 40 week 50, 2004 (http:/ / www. top40. nl/ index. aspx?week=50& jaar=2004)" (in Dutch). Dutch Top 40 Stichting Nederlandse Top 40. Retrieved January 29, 2011. [19] " Avril Lavigne Nobody's Home swisscharts.com" (http:/ / www. swisscharts. com/ showitem. asp?interpret=Avril+ Lavigne& titel=Nobody's+ Home& cat=s). Swiss Singles Chart. Hung Medien. Retrieved January 29, 2011. [20] " Archive Chart" (http:/ / www. theofficialcharts. com/ archive-chart/ _/ 1/ 2004-11-27) UK Singles Chart. The Official Charts Company. Retrieved January 29, 2011. [21] "Billboard Music-(Allmusic.com)" (http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ artist/ p529805/ charts-awards/ billboard-singles). . [22] "Nobody's Home - Single by Avril Lavigne - CD Single on Amazon.co.jp" (http:/ / www. amazon. co. jp/ -/ dp/ B00030EMWY/ ref=ntt_mus_dp_dpt_19). Amazon.co.jp. 2004-11-04. . Retrieved 2011-07-06. [23] "Nobody's Home CD1- Single by Avril Lavigne - CD Single on Amazon.co.uk" (http:/ / www. amazon. co. uk/ Nobodys-Home-Avril-Lavigne/ dp/ B00069I6S8/ ref=sr_1_3?s=music& ie=UTF8& qid=1309945974& sr=1-3). Amazon.co.uk. 2004-11-15. . Retrieved 2011-07-06. [24] "Nobody's Home CD2 - Single by Avril Lavigne - CD Single on Amazon.co.uk" (http:/ / www. amazon. co. uk/ Nobodys-Home-Avril-Lavigne/ dp/ B00069I6SI/ ref=sr_1_2?s=music& ie=UTF8& qid=1309945974& sr=1-2). Amazon.co.uk. 2004-11-15. . Retrieved 2011-07-06. [25] "Nobody's Home - Single by Avril Lavigne - CD Single on Amazon.de" (http:/ / www. amazon. de/ NobodyS-Home-Avril-Lavigne/ dp/ B00068B8UW/ ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8& qid=1309946471& sr=8-2). Amazon.de. 2004-11-29. . Retrieved 2011-07-06.

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External links
"Nobody's Home" music video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGFSNE18Ywc)

"He Wasn't"
"He Wasn't"

Singleby Avril Lavigne from the album Under My Skin Released 28 March 2005 8 April 2005 18 April 2005 CD single

Format

"He Wasn't"

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Recorded 2003-2004 Whitecoat Sound, (Malibu, California); The Boat, (Los Angeles, California) Rock, [1] pop punk [2]

Genre Length

3:00 (Original Delay) 2:52 (Music Video/Music Duration) Arista Avril Lavigne, Chantal Kreviazuk Raine Maida Avril Lavigne singles chronology

Label Writer(s) Producer

"Nobody's Home" (2004)

"He Wasn't" (2005)

"Keep Holding On" (2006)

Under My Skin track listing

12 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" Music video "He Wasn't" [3] on YouTube

"He Wasn't" is the fourth single from Avril Lavigne's second album Under My Skin. It was not released in the United States, instead "Fall to Pieces" was released but only as a radio single. The song was released in the United Kingdom. Beforehand, it was a released as a third single in Japan in June 2004. It was written and produced by Avril Lavigne and Chantal Kreviazuk.

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Song meaning
"He Wasn't" is about an unsuccessful relationship between Lavigne and a man who appears to be treating her badly, such as not even opening the door to her. The song is a fast and up-beat take on the boyfriend "not being good enough" as opposed to Lavigne's slower paced songs from "Under My Skin" on the same matter. On a documentary of the making of the "My Happy Ending" music video, "He Wasn't" plays in the background and Lavigne jokes, "'He wasn't what I wanted'...is that a theme on my record?".

Critical reception
"He Wasn't" was criticized for the shallowness of the lyrics. Sal Cinquemani of Slant magazine described the song as a "crappy faux-punk tune", mostly because of the lyrical content.[3] David Browne of Entertainment Weekly described the song as a "bratty kiss-off" and labelled it "boardroom-approved mall punk" noting that it sounded similar to songs on Lavigne's first album, Let Go.[4] However, "He Wasn't" has also been praised for its loud, pop punk nature; Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic describes the song as "the fastest, loudest, catchiest, and best song here, and the one closest to the spirit and sound of Let Go".[5] He also highlighted the song as a 'track pick' in a review of the album, Under My Skin.[5]

Music video
The video features Avril singing and her band playing instruments in the background. There are scenes where she dances around wearing white gloves, a pink skirt, and holding a magic wand (she is portraying a fairy), and other scenes where she is wearing devil horns on her head (she is portraying the devil). It turns out that Avril and her band are at a video shoot, and later get into a food fight, much to the dismay of the directors. Avril then rebels and smashes her guitar into the camera lens, and then into the paper wall, where pink paint splashes out. The video ends with the band dancing and Avril doing the splits. Also, during the shooting of the music video when the pink slime came out, Avril tells that days later her hair was still pink and she needed to redye it because during the next days she was scheduled to have a photoshoot with 'Cosmopolitan' and her hair was looking really messy and all pink.[6]

Track listing
Australia
(82876690742; Released April 8, 2005)

1. 2. 3. 4.

"He Wasn't" (Album version) "He Wasn't" (Live full band performance) "He Wasn't" (Live and acoustic) "He Wasn't" (Music video)

UK 1. 2. 3. 4. "He Wasn't" (Album version) "He Wasn't" (Live version) "He Wasn't" (Music video) Plus exclusive video diary and other stuff.

French single 1. "He Wasn't" (Album version) 2. "He Wasn't" (Live version) UK promo / AU promo

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Chart positions
"He Wasn't" wasn't released in the U.S. but the song gained success in the UK charting at #23, #25 in Australia and #35 in Ireland. In some countries it did poorly on the charts, such as Canada, where it peaked at #92, However, "He Wasn't" was successful, becoming a top 5 hit in Belgium, and a top 10 Hit in Japan.
Chart (2005) Peak Position [7] [8] 25 35 2 2 92 68 29 35 [14] 99 38 [16] [17] 43 23

Australia (ARIA)

Austria (3 Austria Top 75) Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)

[9] [10]

Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)

Canadian BDS Airplay Chart European Hot 100 Singles [11] [12]

Germany (Media Control AG) Ireland (IRMA) [13]

Netherlands (Mega Single Top 100) New Zealand (RIANZ) [15]

Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)

UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)

Awards
Year 2005 Awards ceremony Award Results

MTV Video Music Brasil Best International Video Nominated

References
[1] http:/ / www. discogs. com/ Avril-Lavigne-He-Wasnt/ master/ 193961 [2] Sterdan, Darryl (21 May 2004). "Album Review: Avril Lavigne" (http:/ / jam. canoe. ca/ Music/ Artists/ L/ Lavigne_Avril/ AlbumReviews/ 2004/ 05/ 21/ 771252. html). JAM!. . Retrieved 19 August 2010. "....like on the boys-suck pop-punk of He Wasn't...." [3] Cinquemani, Sal (20 May 2004). "Avril Lavigne: Under My Skin" (http:/ / www. slantmagazine. com/ music/ review/ avril-lavigne-under-my-skin/ 438). Slant Magazine. . Retrieved 20 June 2010. [4] Browne, David (24 May 2004). "Under My Skin (2004)" (http:/ / www. ew. com/ ew/ article/ 0,,640572,00. html). Entertainment Weekly. . Retrieved 13 August 2010. [5] Thomas Erlewine, Stephen. "Under My Skin: Avril Lavigne" (http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ album/ r688178). Allmusic. . Retrieved 18 March 2009. [6] "Avril talking about the "He Wasn't" video incident" (http:/ / www. youtube. com/ watch?v=wdl64fVCs_8). youtube.com. . Retrieved 2009-04-08. [7] " Australian-charts.com Avril Lavigne He Wasn't" (http:/ / www. australian-charts. com/ showitem. asp?interpret=Avril+ Lavigne& titel=He+ Wasn't& cat=s). ARIA Top 50 Singles. Hung Medien. Retrieved January 29, 2011.

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[8] " Avril Lavigne He Wasn't Austriancharts.at" (http:/ / www. austriancharts. at/ showitem. asp?interpret=Avril+ Lavigne& titel=He+ Wasn't& cat=s) (in German). 3 Austria Top 40. Hung Medien. Retrieved January 29, 2011. [9] " Ultratop.be Avril Lavigne He Wasn't" (http:/ / www. ultratop. be/ nl/ showitem. asp?interpret=Avril+ Lavigne& titel=He+ Wasn't& cat=s) (in Dutch). Ultratip. ULTRATOP & Hung Medien / hitparade.ch. Retrieved January 29, 2011. [10] " Ultratop.be Avril Lavigne He Wasn't" (http:/ / www. ultratop. be/ fr/ showitem. asp?interpret=Avril+ Lavigne& titel=He+ Wasn't& cat=s) (in French). Ultratip. ULTRATOP & Hung Medien / hitparade.ch. Retrieved January 29, 2011. [11] " Avril Lavigne Album & Song Chart History" (http:/ / www. billboard. com/ #/ artist/ Avril+ Lavigne/ chart-history/ 485926?f=349& g=Singles) European Hot 100 for Avril Lavigne. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 29, 2011. [12] " Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Knstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche - musicline.de" (http:/ / musicline. de/ de/ chartverfolgung_summary/ title/ Lavigne,+ Avril/ He+ Wasn't/ single) (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved January 29, 2011. [13] " Chart Track" (http:/ / www. chart-track. co. uk/ index. jsp?c=p/ musicvideo/ music/ archive/ index_test. jsp& ct=240001& arch=t& lyr=2005& year=2005& week=13). Irish Singles Chart. Irish Recorded Music Association. Retrieved January 29, 2011. [14] " Dutchcharts.nl Avril Lavigne He Wasn't" (http:/ / www. dutchcharts. nl/ showitem. asp?interpret=Avril+ Lavigne& titel=He+ Wasn't& cat=s) (in Dutch). Mega Single Top 100. Hung Medien / hitparade.ch. Retrieved 29 January 2011. [15] " Charts.org.nz Avril Lavigne He Wasn't" (http:/ / www. charts. org. nz/ showitem. asp?interpret=Avril+ Lavigne& titel=He+ Wasn't& cat=s). Top 40 Singles. Hung Medien. Retrieved 29 January 2011. [16] " Avril Lavigne He Wasn't swisscharts.com" (http:/ / www. swisscharts. com/ showitem. asp?interpret=Avril+ Lavigne& titel=He+ Wasn't& cat=s). Swiss Singles Chart. Hung Medien. Retrieved January 29, 2011. [17] " Archive Chart" (http:/ / www. theofficialcharts. com/ archive-chart/ _/ 1/ 2005-04-09) UK Singles Chart. The Official Charts Company. Retrieved January 29, 2011.

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External links
"He Wasn't" music video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TotEGWGZ9Kc) Avril Lavigne's Official Site (http://www.avrillavigne.com/)

"Girlfriend"
"Girlfriend"

Singleby Avril Lavigne from the album The Best Damn Thing B-side Released Format "Alone" 27 February 2007 CD single, digital download

Recorded 2006

"Girlfriend"

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Genre Length Pop punk, power pop, pop 3:37 (Album version) 3:25 (Dr. Luke Remix) RCA

Label

Writer(s) Avril Lavigne, Lukasz Gottwald; Niatia Kirkland (Dr. Luke Remix only) Producer Dr. Luke Avril Lavigne singles chronology

"Keep Holding On" (2006)

"Girlfriend" (2007)

"When You're Gone" (2007)

The Best Damn Thing track listing

12 tracks "Girlfriend" "I Can Do Better" "Runaway" "The Best Damn Thing" "When You're Gone" "Everything Back But You" "Hot" "Innocence" "I Don't Have to Try" "One of Those Girls" "Contagious" "Keep Holding On" Alternative Cover

"Dr. Luke Remix" Cover Music video "Girlfriend" [1] on YouTube

"Girlfriend" "Girlfriend" is a song by Canadian singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne. The song was written by Lavigne with her producer Dr. Luke for Lavigne's third studio album, The Best Damn Thing (2007). "Girlfriend" was released as the lead single from The Best Damn Thing on 27 February 2007. In the song, Lavigne adopts a rap-driven style in delivering her lines. Lyrically, the song revolves around its protagonist having a crush on someone who is in a relationship, proclaiming she should be his girlfriend. The song has been noted to have similarities to Toni Basil's 1982 single "Mickey", and The Rubinoos' 1979 single "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend". Songwriters of the previous song later sued Lavigne and Dr. Luke for copyright infringement, before the suit was settled. "Girlfriend" received generally positive reviews from music critics, who complimented its catchiness. The song was a worldwide success, peaking at the top spot of the charts in eight countries, including Canada, the United States, and Australia. It additionally charted in the top ten of most other countries. The song's accompanying music video, directed by The Malloys sees Lavigne portraying three alter-egos, with all of them fighting over the same guy. In June 2007, the song's official remix, featuring American rapper Lil Mama was released. Lavigne performed the song a number of times, including at the 2007 MuchMusic Video Awards, the 2007 Teen Choice Awards, and the 2008 Juno Awards. The song's success made it a mainstay of pop music in the late 2000s. "Girlfriend" was certified multi-platinum in Australia and the United States. It was the top-selling song of 2007, with over 7.3 million worldwide sales. In 2008, the song became the most viewed video on YouTube, and was the first video on the site to reach 100 million views. Rolling Stone ranked the song number thirty-seven on their list of "Top 100 Songs of 2007" list. Several versions of the song were released with the chorus sung in multiple languages. In 2010, the song was named the ninety-fourth most successful song on the Hot 100 in the 2000s decade.

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Background and composition


"Girlfriend" was written by Avril Lavigne and Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald, who also produced the song.[1] "Girlfriend" is a moderately fast pop punk,[2] [3] [4] power pop,[4] and pop[5] song at 152 beats per minute, performed in the key of D major. Lavigne's vocal range spans from A3 to D5.[6] The chorus was written before the verses and was described by Lavigne to be written using "rocky chords". Gottwald then came up with a beat for the song and Lavigne immediately loved it. Lavigne has stated that "Girlfriend" was quite a different song for her. The song's chorus was recorded in seven different languages other than English.[7]

Critical reception
"Girlfriend" received mostly positive reviews from contemporary music critics. The song was #35 on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Best Songs of 2007.[8] This song was also #77 on MTV Asia's list of Top 100 Hits of 2007.[9] Also was listed as the number 1 hit of 2007 according to MTV Latin America.[10] "Girlfriend" also won the Best Song of the Year at the 2008 Kids' Choice Awards. It beat "Big Girls Don't Cry", "Don't Matter", and "Beautiful Girls". Reviewers have noted similarities between Girlfriend and other songs. One similarity noticed is The Rubinoos' 1979 single "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend", in which they sing "Hey hey, you you, I wanna be your boyfriend" similar to "Hey hey, you you, I could be your girlfriend" in "Girlfriend".[11] The song can be heard on the Rubinoos' MySpace page. Similarities have also been noticed within Toni Basil's "Mickey".[12] [13] [14] Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic highlighted the song as a 'track pick' in a review of the album, The Best Damn Thing.[11] He complimented the album for opening with Girlfriend, describing the song as a "bright bubblegum blast".[11] Focusing on Girlfriend in a review for The Best Damn Thing, Chris Willman of Entertainment Weekly said "If the girls of Heathers formed a Runaways tribute band, it would sound exactly like this".[15] Alex Macpherson of The Guardian newspaper labelled Girlfriend as "brilliantly addictive".[16] Jon Pareles of The New York Times called Girlfriend the best song off the album and stated it used "cleverly manipulated echoes and attacks

"Girlfriend" to sound as if Ms. Lavigne were charging in from all directions".[17] Sal Cinquemani of Slant magazine was more negative on the song and states that Lavigne can't "pull off the pink pumps or punky pout with any kind of believability".[18]

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Chart performance
Because of digital download sales in excess of 122,000, the song debuted at number five on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart, the highest debut of her career.[19] Afterwards it became Lavigne's first (and as of 2011, only) song to reach number one on the Hot 100, in the issue dated May 5, 2007; her previous highest peak on the chart was with 2002's "Complicated", which reached number two.[20] It remained in the top ten for eighteen weeks,[21] and has since been downloaded over 3 million times.[22] In Canada, the song debuted at number 1. "Girlfriend" debuted on the Australian ARIA Singles Chart at number three. The following week it reached number-one, and it remained at the top for six non-consecutive weeks, equaling Lavigne's previous number-one single on the ARIA Charts, "Complicated". After three weeks on the charts, it was certified gold by ARIA, then platinum after seven weeks for sales in excess of 70,000 copies.[23] It was then certified double platinum, sales in excess of 140,000. In 2008, it was certified quadruple platinum for sales of 280,000.[24] On the UK Singles Chart, "Girlfriend" peaked at number two, surpassing "Complicated" as Lavigne's highest peaking single on the chart. The song ended 2007 as the years 20th biggest-selling single in the UK and spent 27 weeks inside the chart and is Lavigne's biggest hit in the UK to date.[25] It won the Award for "Cancin del Ao" (Song of the Year) in "Los Premios MTV Latinoamrica 2007" (The Latin American MTV Awards) and was nominated for "Monster Single" in the MTV Video Music Awards 2007. It won Most Addictive Track (Single of the Year) at the MTV Europe Music Awards

Lawsuit
On 25 May 2007 Lavigne, Gottwald, RCA Records, and Apple Inc. were sued by James Gangwer and Tommy Dunbar (songwriters for The Rubinoos) over claims that "Girlfriend" infringes their copyright on their 1979 song "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend".[26] Lavigne's manager, Terry McBride, denied that "Girlfriend" was copied from "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend", and pointed out that "Boyfriend" itself is similar to The Rolling Stones' song "Get off of My Cloud". McBride said he hired a musicologist to compare the songs. According to McBride the musicologist reported that the songs were totally dissimilar, even a different meter. Prominent music critics such as Stephen Thomas Erlewine of Allmusic have publicly said that the chorus is a "total lift" from the Rubinoos' song.[11] In July 2007 McBride said that Lavigne had no plans to settle the case, but would consider the costs of defending the case against those of settling.[27] In January 2008, the lawsuit was settled, and Gangwer and Dunbar released a statement saying that the similarities between the songs were based on "certain common and widely used lyrics" and that they "completely exonerate Avril and Luke from any wrongdoing of any kind in connection with the claims made by us in our lawsuit."[28]

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Music video
Development
The music video was directed by The Malloys and filmed at Golf N' Stuff [30] in Norwalk, California.

Concept
It features two girls: one with glasses and red hair (Lavigne), and one with a rebellious persona and black hair (also Lavigne). The video begins inside the building where the red-haired girl and her boyfriend are walking together. Lavigne sees her and shows her an intimidating disposition. As the couple walk away, Lavigne begins to sing the song and tries her luck on the red-haired girl's boyfriend. Featured in the video are scenes of Lavigne fighting over the man with the red-haired girl and trying to outdo her repeatedly. Between the scenes we see Lavigne, now with pink streaked blonde hair, singing with her band accompanying her at the back. The video also featured Lavigne and her friends dancing in a restroom. After the starting scene, the video shows them at Li'l Indy, where they ride go-carts. Here, Lavigne is seen viciously bumping the car of the red-haired girl, causing her to spin around and lose control. Next, the red-haired girl and her boyfriend get inside a photo booth where Lavigne hears them and grabs the red-haired girl away before they take pictures. Lavigne's friends then block the red-haired girl's way to give her more time. The next scene shows the couple eating together, where Lavigne sees them, throws the food away and kisses the red-haired girl's boyfriend. It is nighttime when the next scene was shown. This scene takes place in a miniature golf course where the couple are playing, and the red-haired girl cheerfully wins.
Lavigne as three of her alter-egos in the video for "Girlfriend".

Unfortunately for her, Lavigne and her friends are also present at the scene. As soon as she and her friends see them, Lavigne hits her in the head with a golf ball, and the red-haired girl splashes down below and into the water. Her boyfriend tries to grab her hand but misses. Finally, the last scene shows the man waiting for Lavigne. As she comes toward him, they soon hold hands together, and the red-haired girl sees them and tries to seize Lavigne (at the same time trying to get her boyfriend back). But Lavigne ducks down and the man moves sideways as soon as the red-haired girl charges towards Lavigne. She then tumbles all the way down and falls into a Porta Potty ahead, where she gives a look of desperation towards the camera, showing that she has failed to win back her boyfriend. Lavigne then finally wins the youth's affections. The video ends when she takes her new boyfriend into a bathroom stall and slightly opens the door after a moment and pumps her arm in victory. Lavigne's boyfriend in the video is played by American model Bryan McMullin and dresses similarly to the "rocker" Lavigne in the video. The video features Lavigne's previous guitarist Evan Taubenfeld, and Lavigne's brother Matt on bass.[29]

Reception
On 18 July 2008 "Girlfriend" became the most viewed video at that time on YouTube[30] and in August of that year, surpassed 100 million views becoming the first YouTube video to reach that milestone. The YouTube video of the song was accused of having an exaggerated number of views due to the use of a web link posted by AvrilBandAids, a fansite devoted to Avril Lavigne.[31] Clicking on the link would automatically reload the YouTube video of Girlfriend every fifteen seconds.

"Girlfriend" Fans of Avril Lavigne were encouraged to: "Keep this page open while you browse the internet, study for exams, or even sleep. For extra viewing power, open up two or more browser windows at this page!" [32] It is expected that Avril's YouTube video views have earned in excess of $2 million (U.S). In November 2009, RCA Records removed the video of the song from YouTube, by which time it had received around 130 million views.[33] The official video is now hosted by Vevo, a premium music video service owned by Google and Sony. The song is featured on the soundtrack to the video game Burnout Dominator in four different languages which includes Japanese, Spanish, Mandarin and English.[34] The song is also featured in Burnout Paradise which only includes the English Version.[35]

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Dr. Luke Remix


Lil Mama and Lavigne shot a video for the remix of "Girlfriend", which was directed by R. Malcolm Jones.[36]

Live performances
Lavigne performed the song on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on 15 June 2007.[37]

Track listings and formats


CD single[38] 1. "Girlfriend" 2. "Alone" Japan CD single[39] 1. "Girlfriend" (Radio edit) 3:38 2. "Girlfriend" (Instrumental) 3:36 Junkie XL remix digital download 1. "Girlfriend" [Junkie XL Mix] 2. "Girlfriend" [Junkie XL Extended Mix] Dr. Luke remix edition [iTunes only] 1. 2. 3. 4. "Girlfriend" (Dr. Luke remix, featuring Lil Mama) "Girlfriend" (album version) "Girlfriend" (original music video) "Girlfriend" (Dr. Luke remix, featuring Lil Mama) [music video]

Ringle edition 1. 2. 3. 4.
1

"Girlfriend" (Dr. Luke remix, featuring Lil Mama) "Girlfriend" (Japanese version) [clean edit] "Keep Holding On" Ringtone1

A code was included on the CD to download the ringtone online.

Zebrahead version

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Singleby Zebrahead from the album Panty Raid Released Recorded Genre Length Label Producer 20 September 2009 MarchApril 2009 Pop punk, rap rock 3:05 Sony BMG Cameron Webb, Matt Beckley Zebrahead singles chronology

"The Juggernauts" (2008)

"Girlfriend" (2009)

"Underneath It All" (2010)

In September 2009, punk rock American band Zebrahead released "Girlfriend" as the first single of their new album Panty Raid, which was released on 4 November 2009, in Japan and 8 December in the rest of the world. The album is noticed to only have cover versions of women's famous pop songs of the past two decades. It runs 3:05 and is fast-paced, thanks to Ali rap sing style. It was peaked in the Hot Modern Rock Tracks in the first week in the #84 place. The music video of the song was released in mid October and is a parody of the original "Girlfriend" video, with Ali playing the "Bad Avril" and Matty playing the good one. It resembles numerous situations that occur in the original video, but with a more comic sense into the video.

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Charts
Chart (2009) Peak position 84

U.S. Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks

Credits and personnel


Avril Lavigne lead vocals, songwriting Dr. Luke songwriting, production, guitars, bass, programming Serban Ghenea mixing John Hanes vocal editing Tim Roberts assistant engineer Matt Beckley additional production Steven Wolf additional production, live drums, additional drums

Charts and certifications


Chart (2007) Peak position 1 [41] [42] [43] 1 8 7 1 4 1 2 [48] 3 16 1 1 [52] 34 1 8 [55] [56] [57] 1 3 2

Australia (ARIA)

[40]

Austria (3 Austria Top 75)

Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)

Belgium (Ultratop 40 Wallonia) Canada (Canadian Hot 100) Czech Republic (IFPI) [45] [44]

[46] European Hot 100 Singles France (SNEP) [47]

Germany (Media Control AG) Hungary Singles Chart Ireland (IRMA) Italy (FIMI) [50] [49]

[51]

Netherlands (Mega Single Top 100) New Zealand (RIANZ) Slovakia (IFPI) [54] [53]

Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)

Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)

UK Singles (The Official Charts Company)

"Girlfriend"
[58] [59] [60] [61] [62]

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UK Download Chart

US Billboard Hot 100

US Pop Songs (Billboard)

US Digital Songs (Billboard)

US Adult Pop Songs (Billboard)

Year-end charts
Chart (2007) Peak position [63] 2 11 25 8 [67] 14 29 20 [69] [69] 11 6

Australia ARIA Singles Chart Austrian Singles Chart German Singles Chart Irish Singles Chart [64]

[65]

[66]

New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart Swiss Singles Chart UK Singles Chart U.S. Billboard Hot 100 [68]

U.S. Billboard Pop 100

Decade-end charts
Chart (20002010) Peak position 94

US Billboard Hot 100

[70]

Certifications
Country Australia Belgium Canada United States Brazil New Zealand Japan Certification 4x Platinum Gold [71]

[72] [73] [74] [75]

2 Platinum

3 Platinum Platinum Platinum Million

[76] [77]

[78]

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Official music video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bg59q4puhmg) on YouTube

"When You're Gone"

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"When You're Gone"

Singleby Avril Lavigne from the album The Best Damn Thing Released 19 June 2007 (see release history) CD single 2006 Pulse Recording, (Los Angeles, California); Sunset Sound, (Hollywood, California); Abbey Road Studios, (London, UK) Pop, 3:57 RCA Avril Lavigne, Butch Walker Butch Walker Avril Lavigne singles chronology [1] [2] [3] pop rock [2]

Format Recorded

Genre Length Label Writer(s) Producer

"Girlfriend" (2007)

"When You're Gone" (2007)

"Hot" (2007)

"When You're Gone"

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The Best Damn Thing track listing

12 tracks "Girlfriend" "I Can Do Better" "Runaway" "The Best Damn Thing" "When You're Gone" "Everything Back But You" "Hot" "Innocence" "I Don't Have to Try" "One of Those Girls" "Contagious" "Keep Holding On" Music video "When You're Gone" [4] on YouTube

"When You're Gone" is a song written by Canadian singer Avril Lavigne and Butch Walker. It was written for Lavigne's 2007 album The Best Damn Thing.[4] It was co-written and produced by Butch Walker and released as the album's second single on June 19, 2007.

Background
Avril Lavigne has said the song "is about being with someone you love, and you have to say goodbye, and all the little things you miss about them". The song may have been inspired by Lavigne's ex-husband, Deryck Whibley, although in an interview in Northern Ireland with The Belfast Telegraph she did not confirm this.[5] According to her, she did not intend the song to be a love song, but she was writing a slow song and the process brought out "all that emotional stuff" in her. "It's not cheesy, because I wrote it", she said. "If I was older, a professional writer coming up with all that, that would be lame."[6] Billboard magazine describes the song as "a power ballad with a piano and synth introduction".[7] Composer Rob Mathes orchestrated the song with genuine string section, although the brief opening note, before the piano came in, was on a synthesizer.

Critical reception
Bill Lamb of About.com gave "When You're Gone" four out of five stars saying "Avril Lavigne's biggest hit singles are anything but subtle. "When You're Gone" is a big, yearning pop ballad pulling out all the stops on its words of the pain of separation from a loved one. A moody synth chord drops into a keyboard figure followed by downbeat strummed guitar accompanying Avril's opening vocals. The musical scene is set for an emotionally cathartic singalong".[3] On a more negative note, Darryl Sterdan of JAM! described the song as "a standard piano-and-strings weeper" and went on to tell the reader to skip-it.[8] In an AOL Radio listener's poll, "When You're Gone" was voted Lavigne's eighth best song.[9]

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Music video
The video was directed by Marc Klasfeld, who is most well-known from his works of director for Sum 41's music videos. Lavigne reportedly came up with the concept for the video. It features a young pregnant woman whose husband is away fighting in the war, an elderly man whose wife has recently died, and a teenage couple who are forbidden by the girl's mother to be together. The video portrays three relationships in different age groups but in the same situation. Lavigne said that the video is very personal. Portions of the video were filmed at California State University, Northridge's Botanic Garden.[10] The video was premiered on MuchMusic in Canada on June 6, 2007 during the 5pm broadcast of MuchOnDemand. While in the United States it was premiered on MTV's TRL on June 21. It reached the #1 spot on both TV music channel countdowns on August. One year later the video won the People's Choice: Favourite Canadian Artist award during the 2008 MuchMusic Video Awards.[11]

Chart performance and promotion


Before its release as a single in the United States, "When You're Gone" reached number ninety on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 and number seventy-seven on the Billboard Pop 100, in the Billboard issue dated May 5, 2007. The song later re-entered the charts and peaked at numbers twenty-four and sixteen, respectively. It also done well on the charts in Canada where it reached number eight. The single did well in European charts ending at number four of the European Hot 100. "When You're Gone" debuted at number thirty-two on UK Singles Chart, and peaked at number three. It ended the year as the 54th most purchased song in the UK. In Ireland, it reached number four. In the Continental Europe, "When You're Gone" peaked inside top twenty in countries such as Austria, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and Sweden. However, the song was a minor hit in Belgium (Flandres and Wallonia), where it failed to reach top twenty. The song was used in the second season finale of the MTV show The Hills, playing during the climatic "moving out" scene between former best friends Lauren and Heidi. It was also used in the series 7 finale of 2 pints of lager and a packet of crisps. Lavigne performed the song during European and Asian festivals that took part of her 2007 Promotional Tour as well as TV shows and award shows worldwide. There is an acoustic version of the song on the deluxe edition of The Best Damn Thing on the iTunes Store. It is very different from the album version and was produced by Dr. Luke.[12]

Track listings
Japanese CD single [13] Australian/Taiwanese CD single 1. 2. 3. 4. [15]

1. "When You're Gone" (album version) 4:00 2. "Girlfriend" (Japanese version) 3:35 [14] UK/French CD single 1. "When You're Gone" (album version) 4:00 2. "Girlfriend" (Dr. Luke Remix featuring Lil' Mama) 3:25

"When You're Gone" (album version) 4:00 "Girlfriend" (Dr. Luke Remix featuring Lil' Mama) 3:25 "Girlfriend" (Submarines' Time Warp 66 Mix) 3:12 "When You're Gone" (video) 4:08

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Charts and certifications


Charts
Chart (2007) Peak Position 4 [17] [18] 10 31 2 8 3 4 17 [24] 17 37 4 4 [28] 57 26 11 [31] [32] [33] 8 14 3 24 [35] [36] [37] 9 10 30 2

Australia (ARIA)

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Austria (3 Austria Top 75)

Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders) Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia) Canada (Canadian Hot 100) Czech Republic (IFPI) [21] [22]

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European Hot 100 Singles France (SNEP) [23]

Germany (Media Control AG) Hungary (Editor's Choice) Ireland (IRMA) Italy (FIMI) [26]

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Netherlands (Mega Single Top 100) New Zealand (RIANZ) Slovakia (IFPI) [30] [29]

Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)

Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)

UK Singles (The Official Charts Company) US Billboard Hot 100 [34]

US Pop Songs (Billboard)

US Adult Pop Songs (Billboard)

US Adult Contemporary (Billboard) Venezuelan Singles Chart [38]

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Year-end charts
Chart (2007) Australia ARIA Singles Chart Austrian Singles Chart German Singles Chart Swiss Singles Chart UK Singles Chart [40] [39] Rank 33 41 84 49 54

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Certifications
Country Australia Canada Brasil Certification Platinum Gold [44]

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Platinum

United States Gold[47]

Release history
Region United States Japan Latin America Belgium Germany Netherlands United Kingdom Italy Taiwan Australia 6 July 2007 15 July 2007 28 July 2007 2 July 2007 Date 19 June 2007 20 June 2007 22 June 2007 29 June 2007

Awards

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Year 2007

Awards ceremony Paja Awards Planeta Awards

Award Single of the year Best Ballad Best Pop Vocal Performance

Results Won Won Won Won Won Won Won

2008

[9] People's Choice: Favourite Canadian Artist MuchMusic Video Awards Imperio Music Awards Socan Awards Video of the Year Best Pop Song Best Pop Song

2009

BMI Awards

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External links
"When You're Gone" music video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0G3_kG5FFfQ) Avril Lavigne's Official Site (http://www.avrillavigne.com/)

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"Hot"

Singleby Avril Lavigne from the album The Best Damn Thing Released 2 October 2007 (see release history) CD, digital download 2006 Conway Recording Studios, (Hollywood, California); Henson Recording Studios, (Hollywood, California); Ocean Way Recording, (Hollywood, California); Monster Island, (New York City, New York) Rock 3:23 RCA Avril Lavigne, Evan Taubenfeld Dr. Luke Gold [2] (ARIA) [1]

Format Recorded

Genre Length Label Writer(s) Producer Certification

Avril Lavigne singles chronology

"When You're Gone" (2007)

"Hot" (2007)

"The Best Damn Thing" (2008)

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The Best Damn Thing track listing

12 tracks "Girlfriend" "I Can Do Better" "Runaway" "The Best Damn Thing" "When You're Gone" "Everything Back But You" "Hot" "Innocence" "I Don't Have to Try" "One of Those Girls" "Contagious" "Keep Holding On" Music video "Hot" [3] on YouTube

"Hot" is a song by the Canadian American singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne produced by Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald, and is the third single from Lavigne's third album, The Best Damn Thing. During an interview at the 2007 MuchMusic Video Awards,[3] Lavigne implied that she planned to shoot a video for the song, which premiered on Yahoo on October 5. She performed the song on the 2007 MTV Europe Music Awards and on the July 6 episode of The Friday Night Project. It was played on the fourth episode of season three of MTV's The Hills. A Japanese version of the song was released as a ringtone in Japan, with the Japanese lyrics replacing the chorus. In China, a Mandarin version of the song was released which replaced the chorus and the introduction with Mandarin lyrics. On YouTube, it has generated over 40 million views.

Critical reception
Chris Willman of Entertainment Weekly commented, "Listening to the sputtering chorus of Hot kick in and smooth out, it's as if she and her Let Go team, the Matrix, never broke up."[4] Likewise, Darryl Sterdan of JAM! gave the song positive feedback and referred to the song as "old-style Avril".[5]

Music video
The video for "Hot" mirrors the lyrical meaning of the song in many ways. The video begins with Lavigne, semi-disguised in a wig, making a grand entrance into a club in a black dress, with photographers and fans alike surrounding her. During the first verse she is seen in a dark, seductive outfit with a very heavy makeup. In the chorus Lavigne is seen in a shiny, green corset preparing for what seems to be a rocker show. As such, she releases her emotions only when she's dressed the most revealingly and strongly. For the second chorus Lavigne makes her way on stage and continues to sing. During the song's bridge in which Lavigne candidly reveals her raw feelings about his love & kiss. Lavigne is dressed in a normal, plain outfit.

Lavigne in music video.

"Hot" In a recent article it was revealed that Lavigne had shot a music video at the Beacon in Remote land, a representative for the development announced. The 23-year-old singer was at the complexthe former Jersey City Medical Centeron Saturday night. The video was directed by Matthew Rolston and is shot in Murdoch Hall. The video premiered on Yahoo! Music, VIVA and MTV. "Hot" music video debuted at #1 in Spain in its first week on the video download chart and reached #1 in the Australian iTunes music video chart too.[6]

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Lyrical content
Lavigne describes "Hot" as an up-tempo love song. The song is about Lavigne's feelings for a guy who "Makes Her Hot". The track's verses describe all the things Lavigne wants to do with the guy, while the chorus is about how he makes her feel. The chorus is riotous display of her feelings, and she seems to release it all, yelling "You make me so hot!" "You make me want to scream!" The song structurally takes a dramatic turn during the bridge in which she drops the persona of being crazy in love to candidly tell her lover how real and raw her emotions are, aside from the public display: "Kiss me gently. Always, I know: Hold me; love me. Don't ever go." Darryl Sterdan of JAM! compared the lyrics to Alanis Morissette and labelled them "steamy".[5]

Track listing
UK CD single No. Title 1. "Hot" 2. "I Can Do Better" (acoustic version) Length 3:23 3:39

Japanese and Australian CD single No. Title 1. "Hot" 2. "When You're Gone" (acoustic version) 3. "Girlfriend" (Dr. Luke Remix featuring Lil Mama) Length 3:23 3:58 3:24

Japanese iTunes single No. Title 1. "Hot" 2. "I Can Do Better" (acoustic version) 3. "Hot" (Japanese version) Length 3:23 3:39 3:23

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Chart performance
It debuted at #95 on the Billboard Hot 100 over two months after its release, and fell off the chart the following week, becoming Avril's second weakest single in the U.S. to date. "Hot" was one of Avril Lavigne's largest hits in Canada. It debuted at #24 on the Canadian Top 40 Radio Chart and at #87 on the Canadian Hot 100. Hot was the most added song to radio in that week. It has peaked at #10 on the Canadian Hot 100 and #3 on the Canadian Top 40 Radio Chart.[7] It ended as 59th biggest-selling single as of 2007. In Australia, "Hot" has received high radio airplay and has circulated around the top ten in interactive radio chart shows. It debut at #42 on the ARIA Singles Chart with no physical single release and gradually climbed to #24 a few weeks later. After its physical single release, the song rose to its peak of #14. It has been certified Gold for sales of 35,000 units. "Hot" debuted at #51 on UK Singles Chart and later peaked at #30 on its release date, but fell to #33 the week after, This is now Lavigne's lowest-charting UK single since "Nobody's Home", which peaked at #24.

Charts
Chart (2007) [8] Peak position [9] [10] 14 17 7 13 10 10 41 26 13 19 4 [19] 30 25 [21] [22] 53 61 8 [24] 30 95 [26] 40 64

Australia (ARIA)

Austria (3 Austria Top 75) Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)

[11] [12]

Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia) Canada (Canadian Hot 100) Czech Republic (IFPI) [14]

[13]

[15] European Hot 100 Singles Germany (Media Control AG) Hungary (Rdis Top 40) Ireland (IRMA) Japan Hot 100 New Zealand (RIANZ) Slovakia (IFPI) [20] [18] [17] [16]

Sweden (Sverigetopplistan)

Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) Turkish Top 20 Chart [23]

UK Singles (The Official Charts Company) US Billboard Hot 100 [25]

U.S. Billboard Mainstream Top 40 U.S. Billboard Pop 100

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Release history
Region Canada United States Japan Brazil United Kingdom Europe Australia 2 November 2007 15 December 2007 [28] 10 October 2007 29 October 2007 Date 2 October 2007 [27]

Awards
Year 2007 Awards ceremony ChartAttack.com Award Best Video Results Nominated

2008

Juno Awards

Juno Fan Choice

Nominated

Canadian Radio Music Awards Fan Choice Award Nominated

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"Hot"
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External links
"Hot" Music Video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fzb75m8NuMQ) Avril Lavigne's Official Site (http://www.avrillavigne.com/)

"The Best Damn Thing"


"The Best Damn Thing"

Singleby Avril Lavigne from the album The Best Damn Thing Released Format Recorded 24 June 2008 CD single, digital download 2006

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Genre Length Label Writer(s) Producer Certification

Pop punk, 3:09 RCA

pop

Avril Lavigne, Butch Walker Butch Walker Platinum (ABPD)

Avril Lavigne singles chronology

"Hot" (2007)

"The Best Damn Thing" (2008)

"Alice" (2010)

The Best Damn Thing track listing

12 tracks "Girlfriend" "I Can Do Better" "Runaway" "The Best Damn Thing" "When You're Gone" "Everything Back But You" "Hot" "Innocence" "I Don't Have to Try" "One of Those Girls" "Contagious" "Keep Holding On" Music video "The Best Damn Thing" [3] on YouTube

"The Best Damn Thing" is a song by Canadian singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne. The song was written by Lavigne and Butch Walker, and produced by Walker for Lavigne's third studio album, The Best Damn Thing (2007). The song was released on June 24, 2008, as the fourth and final single from The Best Damn Thing.[3] The song received mixed reviews from music critics, some citing its similarities to Toni Basil's song "Mickey", and comparing it to her previous single "Girlfriend".

Chart performance
Though the single had no physical release in North America, it charted at number seven on the U.S. Billboard Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart and at number seventy-six on the Canadian Hot 100. However, it failed to re-enter the Billboard charts. In Germany, it debuted at number sixty-four, becoming her lowest peaking single there. The song was planned for a UK release, but the idea was dropped because of poor charting worldwide. However, the music video had frequent airplay on UK music channels.

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Critical reception
Allmusic highlighted the song as a 'track pick' in a review of the album, The Best Damn Thing.[4] Darryl Sterdan of JAM! described the song as "Another cheerleader beat, another killer chorus and another brash vocal about how Avril hates having to open her own door. Call it Girlfriend Pt. 2".[5] Sal Cinquemani of Slant magazine noted similarities between The Best Damn Thing and Toni Basil's song "Mickey".[6]

Music video
The music video was directed by Wayne Isham and was filmed on February 28, 2008. It premiered on Total Request Live Italy on April 4, and on the website Imeem on April 9 following an introduction by Lavigne. Similar to the video for Girlfriend (Avril Lavigne song), the video shows Lavigne as three distinct characters: the leader of a cheerleading group called "Team Avril", herself wearing a bobbed pink wig and dress whilst playing an electric guitar, and herself with her band. She plays the drums towards the end of the video. Her brother Matthew and former band members Evan Taubenfeld and Devin Bronson appeared in the video.

Live performances
Lavigne performed the song and "I Can Do Better" on an episode of the American talk show Live with Regis and Kelly in April 2008. She also performed "The Best Damn Thing" on Music Station Japan on 12 September 2008.[7]

Track listing
CD single[8] 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. "The Best Damn Thing" 3:10 "Girlfriend" (MSN Control Room) 4:16 "Innocence" (MSN Control Room) 3:59 "Hot" (MSN Control Room) 3:36 "Losing Grip" (MSN Control Room) 3:48

Charts
Chart (2008) [9] Peak position [10] 51 14 18 76 84 [15] 64 7 91

Austria (3 Austria Top 75) Belgium (Ultratip Flanders)

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Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia) Canada (Canadian Hot 100) Czech Republic (IFPI) [14]

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US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles US Billboard Pop 100 [16]

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Certifications
Country Brazil Certification Platinum [17]

References
[1] "Avril Lavigne Announces Release of Third Album" (http:/ / www. starpulse. com/ news/ index. php/ 2007/ 01/ 30/ avril_lavigne_announces_release_of_third). starpulse.com. 30 January 2007. . Retrieved 25 June 2010. "....up-tempo pop-punk anthems like "I Can Do Better," "The Best Damn Thing," and "Girlfriend"...." [2] "Avril Lavigne on SortMusic" (http:/ / www. sortmusic. com/ _a/ avril-lavigne-best-songs,len. html). SortMusic. . Retrieved 25 April 2010. [3] "The Best Damn Thing [Maxi Single (http:/ / allmusic. com/ album/ the-best-damn-thing-maxi-single-r1400771) - Avril Lavigne"]. AllMusic. 2008-06-24. . Retrieved 2011-01-30. [4] Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Allmusic review, The Best Damn Thing" (http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ album/ r1027173/ review). allmusic.com. . Retrieved 25 June 2010. [5] Sterdan, Darryl (14 April 2007). "Jam! review" (http:/ / jam. canoe. ca/ Music/ Artists/ L/ Lavigne_Avril/ AlbumReviews/ 2007/ 04/ 12/ 3992925-winsun. html). . Retrieved 11 August 2010. [6] "Avril Lavigne - The Best Damn Thing" (http:/ / www. slantmagazine. com/ music/ review/ avril-lavigne-the-best-damn-thing/ 1084). 15 April 2007. . Retrieved 11 August 2010. [7] Avril Lavigne Live Music Station with performance of The Best Damn Thing and interview (http:/ / www. avrilbandaids. com/ forums/ avril-lavigne-media/ 61074-avril-lavigne-live-music-station-tbdt-interview. html) [8] "The Best Damn Thing [Maxi Single (http:/ / allmusic. com/ album/ the-best-damn-thing-maxi-single-r1400771) - Avril Lavigne"]. AllMusic. 2008-06-24. . Retrieved 2011-01-30. [9] aCharts (http:/ / acharts. us/ song/ 34996) [10] " Avril Lavigne The Best Damn Thing Austriancharts.at" (http:/ / www. austriancharts. at/ showitem. asp?interpret=Avril+ Lavigne& titel=The+ Best+ Damn+ Thing& cat=s) (in German). 3 Austria Top 40. Hung Medien. Retrieved January 29, 2011. [11] " Ultratop.be Avril Lavigne The Best Damn Thing" (http:/ / www. ultratop. be/ nl/ showitem. asp?interpret=Avril+ Lavigne& titel=The+ Best+ Damn+ Thing& cat=s) (in Dutch). Ultratip. ULTRATOP & Hung Medien / hitparade.ch. Retrieved January 29, 2011. [12] " Ultratop.be Avril Lavigne The Best Damn Thing" (http:/ / www. ultratop. be/ fr/ showitem. asp?interpret=Avril+ Lavigne& titel=The+ Best+ Damn+ Thing& cat=s) (in French). Ultratip. ULTRATOP & Hung Medien / hitparade.ch. Retrieved January 29, 2011. [13] " Avril Lavigne Album & Song Chart History" (http:/ / www. billboard. com/ #/ artist/ Avril+ Lavigne/ chart-history/ 485926?f=793& g=Singles) Canadian Hot 100 for Avril Lavigne. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved January 29, 2011. [14] " NS IFPI" (http:/ / www. ifpicr. cz/ hitparada/ index. php?hitp=R) (in Czech). Hitparda Radio Top100 Oficiln. IFPI Czech Republic. Note: insert 200828 into search. Retrieved January 29, 2011. [15] " Die ganze Musik im Internet: Charts, News, Neuerscheinungen, Tickets, Genres, Genresuche, Genrelexikon, Knstler-Suche, Musik-Suche, Track-Suche, Ticket-Suche - musicline.de" (http:/ / musicline. de/ de/ chartverfolgung_summary/ title/ Lavigne,+ Avril/ The+ Best+ Damn+ Thingpremium/ single) (in German). Media Control Charts. PhonoNet GmbH. Retrieved January 29, 2011. [16] Avril Lavigne - The Best Damn Thing Billboard Pop 100 (http:/ / www. billboard. com/ bbcom/ esearch/ chart_display. jsp?cfi=396& cfgn=Singles& cfn=Pop+ 100& ci=3083564& cdi=9240663& cid=05/ 05/ 2007) [17] "Associao Brasileira de Produtores de Disco" (http:/ / abpd. org. br/ certificados_interna. asp?sArtista=Avril Lavigne). ABPD. . Retrieved 2011-01-30.

External links
"The Best Damn Thing" music video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2i5Jp7mdMc) on YouTube

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"What the Hell"


"What the Hell"

Singleby Avril Lavigne from the album Goodbye Lullaby B-side Released "Alice" 7 January 2011 (see release history) CD single, digital download 2010; Maratone Studios, (Stockholm, Sweden) Pop punk, pop rock, pop 3:39 RCA Avril Lavigne, Max Martin, Shellback Max Martin, Shellback Avril Lavigne singles chronology

Format Recorded

Genre Length Label Writer(s) Producer

"Alice" (2010)

"What the Hell" (2011)

"Smile" (2011)

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Goodbye Lullaby track listing

14 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" Music video "What The Hell" [1] on YouTube

"What the Hell" is a song by Canadian recording artist Avril Lavigne, taken as the lead single from her fourth studio album Goodbye Lullaby. The song, written by Lavigne with its producers Max Martin and Shellback was released on 7 January 2011 as the lead single from Goodbye Lullaby. According to Lavigne, she wrote the song as her "personal message for freedom". The song is a pop punk, punk rock and pop song, set in a moderately fast tempo. Upon its release, "What the Hell" received mostly positive reviews from music critics with many complimenting its catchiness and comparing it to her 2007 single "Girlfriend". The song was successful, reaching number one in Japan, the top five in Asia, the Top 10 in Europe, Australia, South America, Mexico, Canada, and the Top 20 in the US and UK , peaking at eleven and sixteen. It received generally positive reviews from music critics. An accompanying music video for the song was directed by Marcus Raboy and premiered on January 23. It shows Lavigne who is running from her love interests. The video also makes product placement for Sony and Abbey Dawn. "What the Hell" was performed by Lavigne on several television programs such as Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve, The View, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and on some award shows such as Much Music Video Awards, and Britain's Got Talent. Additionaly she added the song on the setlist of her The Black Star Tour (2011). The song was voted as the top workout song of 2011 with 150 beats per minute.[1]

Background
In November 2010, Lavigne announced, via a blog on her official website, that her fourth album, Goodbye Lullaby, had been completed for a year and cited her record company as the reason for the album's delays. She revealed in the blog that "What the Hell" would be the first single from the album.[2] The song premiered on 31 December 2010 on Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve[3] during a pre-taped segment along with a performance of "Girlfriend".[4] Lavigne described "What the Hell" as "a really fun, upbeat party song, so it worked out really well to play it for the first time on New Year's Rockin' Eve."[5] The following day, "What the Hell" was available as a free download for 48 hours from Lavigne's official Facebook page.[6]

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Composition
"What the Hell" is a moderately fast pop punk,[7] [8] [9] pop rock,[10] [5] and pop[2] [11] song, produced by Max Martin. The song is at 144 beats per minute, performed in the key of A major. Lavigne's vocal range spans from F3 to E5.[12] "What the Hell" opens with a "retro keyboard riff" and hand-claps.[10] The inclusion of the keyboard has drawn comparisons to the garage rock genre and the band The Hives.[10] [13] The song features guitars during the chorus.[10] Although Lavigne simply described the song as "a broad message about personal freedom",[2] critics have various interpretations. Gil Kaufman of MTV.com suggested that it is a "declaration of independence from a former teen star who is storming back onto the scene". Kaufman proposed Lavigne's public divorce from Sum 41 singer Deryck Whibley, along with friction between her and her record company, as possible themes.[10] Jody Rosen of Rolling Stone magazine called the song "an anthem about a good girl... staying out late, swapping boys and exacting psychological revenge."[13] Bill Lamb of About.com also suggested that the song was about Lavigne and Whibley's divorce but went on to say that "the song leaves significant room for interpretation which does add to its intrigue."[14] Heather McDaid of Stereoboard.com was critical of the song's theme being about Whibley: "with such an upbeat song its hard to envisage divorce as the underlying subject matter as you listen."[15] Holly Thomas of Frost Magazine suggested Lavigne was "starved of affection from the one she truly loves."[16] Lavigne described the song as "more reminiscent of some of my old pop rock stuff",[5] calling it her "most pop track on the record" and the least personal song from the album.[2]

Reception
Critical reception Professional ratings Review scores
Source About.com Blogcritics Digital Spy Frost Magazine Idolator MTV Rolling Stone Stereoboard.com (mixed) (positive) (positive) Rating [14] [11] [9] [16] [7]

(positive) (positive)

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[15]

Mostly positive, critics have noted similarities between "What the Hell" and Lavigne's previous single, "Girlfriend".[10] [14] [16] Gil Kaufman of MTV.com stated "What the Hell" has "rousing cheerleader energy" and an "infectious groove and peppy vibe".[10] Jody Rosen of Rolling Stone magazine said "the music is easily some of Avril's catchiest yet", describing it as "Avril in a nutshell".[13] Idolator described the song as a "guilty pleasure" and called it "the kind of track we only select after double-checking no ones eyeing our iPod."[7] Nick Levine of Digital Spy gave the song a perfect rating. He explained that Avril is "snottier than a tissue tossed in the bin down the flu clinic [but] what's more, she's pulling it off." Levine added that "What the Hell" was not "quite as undeniable" as "Girlfriend" but praised the chorus of the song.[9]

"What the Hell" Bill Lamb from About.com also praised the song, describing it as "animated with a typically irresistible Max Martin melody, and, in a similar fashion to her #1 smash hit "Girlfriend," the song pulls you into singing along whether you want to or not."[14] Heather McDaid of Stereoboard.com notes that it "isnt a revolutionary piece musically but it encompasses the pop-rock sound Avril has been creating over the years". McDaid goes on to say that it is "definitely a song that reflects the older, more fun loving Avril Lavigne."[15] Holly Thomas of Frost Magazine believed that the song lacked maturity and described it as "irritating", but she praised the song for its lyrics and theme.[16] Kirsten Coachman of Blogcritics simply said that people could easily relate to it.[11] Lamb, McDaid and Thomas all agreed that some might find the song annoying.[14] [16] [15] Lamb explained this could be because of the song's melody.[14] Jonathan Keefe from Slant Magazine was more positive: "Martin ensures that lead single "What the Hell" explodes into its chorus to great effect, making its slight refrain of "All my life I've been good/But now I'm thinking 'what the hell'" sound more massive than it probably should".[17] Andy Greenwald from Entertainment Weekly was almost neutral in his review, but admitted that the "Farfisa-fueled What the Hell [will] restore Avril to her rightful place ahead of Katy Perry and Ke$ha in the Sisterhood of the Negligible Pants".[18] Stephen Thomas Erlewine from Allmusic picked the track as one of the best of the album: "'What the Hell' approximates Avrils irrepressible brattiness only without seeming much fun at all".[19]

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Chart performance
"What the Hell" made its debut on the US Billboard Hot 100 on 19 January 2011 at number thirteen and on the US Billboard Hot Digital Songs at number six, with digital sales of over 166,000 units.[20] The following week, What the Hell fell to number 31 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and number 22 on Hot Digital Songs with register sales of 77,000[21] but climbed back up to 24 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and 13 on the Hot Digital Charts on its third week, climbing to 23 on its fourth week. In its fifth week, it peaked at number 11 on Billboard Hot 100. The next week it fell to 13. What the Hell sold over 1,800,000 digital copies in the USA.[22] The song debuted at number eight on the Canadian Hot 100. "What the Hell" also debuted at number four of Canada's Digital Songs chart, with 16,000 downloads. The single becoming Lavigne's third best debut to date, following "Girlfriend" and "Keep Holding On".[23] The song cracked the top-forty on Radio Songs, reaching number twenty-seven; her last single to chart on the Radio charts was "When You're Gone" (2007) at number thirty-seven. "What the Hell" surpassed this Radio Songs peak when it climbed to number thirty-four, being her most played song since "Girlfriend" (2007).[24] The single also debuted on the UK Singles Chart at number 29 on 23 January 2011, marking her twelfth top thirty hit on the chart. In its second charting week, the single fell to number 45, in its third week it rose to number 32, and in its eighth week, it has risen to a peak position of number 16.[25] The song debuted at #15 on the Oricon in Japan, and sold 5,598 copies the first week. It has been certified Gold in Australia in its third week for sales of 35,000 copies, and in its sixth week, it has been certified Platinum for sales over 70,000 copies, and has been certified 2x Platinum in its 16th week, for sales over 140,000.[26] What The Hell has been placed #1 in list of biggest hits of 2011 in Japan.[27]

Promotion
Live performances
Lavigne performed the song live several times. The first performance was on the Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve on 31 December 2010/1 January 2011.[3] She performed it on Daybreak (UK) on 15 February 2011; on T4, BBC Radio 1, The View, Jimmy Kimmel Live!, at Walmart Soundcheck, and on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on 14 March 2011; and on Sunrise on 31 March 2011, and on the Canadian premiation Much Music Video Awards on June, 19th.[28] On 1 June 2011, Lavigne performed the song on the fifth season of Britain's Got Talent as a medley with "Smile".

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Music video
In an interview with MTV, Lavigne revealed the concept of the video: "The music video for 'What the Hell': It's kind of a guy chasing me around, and I hop into a random cab, and he's chasing me. And I go through a clothing store and he chases me, but at the end of the video, it's really just me having a bunch of fun with him, and he's my boyfriend, so I like him in the end."[29] She revealed that her favorite scene was the part when she jumps in the crowd, "The music video's in 3-D, and my favorite part of the video is the rock-out scene at the end where I jump onstage and I'm with my band. When we shot it and I got to watch it back in 3-D with the glasses and actually you can see the crowd's hands and it felt like you were live in a crowd, so it was kind of cool."[29] The video begins with Lavigne in lingerie lying in bed with her love interest, played by Spencer Hill. She walks over to a mirror, applies her two fragrances, Black Star and Forbidden Rose, and then locks her love interest in a walk-in closet before leaving the house. She walks down the road and steals a taxi. As Lavigne's lover chases her on a bike, she gets out of the taxi, which crashes into another vehicle. As Lavigne plays in a basketball court at the Sixth Street Viaduct, her love interest is still chasing her. She runs into an Abbey Dawn store, which leads to a venue. Lavigne's mother, Judy, makes a cameo appearance in the video as a store clerk. Lavigne climbs on stage and begins performing with her band. She stage dives, and the video ends with Lavigne and her love interest again lying in bed. The video directed by Marcus Raboy and recorded in 3D. It made its television debut on 23 January 2011,[30] on ABC Family[29] and on UK music channel 4Music. The New York Post criticized the video with its product placement for Sony and Abbey Dawn.[31] Mawuse Ziegbe of MTV said, "Avril Lavigne is officially back, and if her latest video 'What The Hell' is anything to go by, she's still brimming with the pop-punk spunk that made her a superstar nearly a decade ago."[29]

Track listing
Digital download[32] 1. "What the Hell" 3:39 German CD single / digital bundle[33] [34] US CD single 1. "What the Hell" 3:39 2. "What the Hell" (instrumental) 3:38 Japanese CD single[35] 1. "What the Hell" 3:39 2. "Alice" (extended version) 5:00 3. "What the Hell" (instrumental) 3:39 Other Versions 1. "What the Hell" (Bimbo Jones remix) 4:10 2. "What the Hell" (Bimbo Jones club mix) - 7:31

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Personnel
Songwriting Avril Lavigne, Max Martin, Shellback Production and recording Max Martin, Shellback Engineering Michael Ilbert Mixing Serban Ghenea Mix engineer John Hanes Assistant mix engineer Tim Roberts Drums, guitar and bass Shellback Keyboards Max Martin

Source:[36]

Charts and certifications


Charts
Chart (2011) Peak position 6 [38] [39] [40] 20 16 13 5 [42] 2 8 2 18 [45] 21 5 30 15 [49] 1 1 [51] 1 30 5 [54] 14 8

Australia (ARIA)

[37]

Austria (3 Austria Top 75)

Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)

Belgium (Ultratop 40 Wallonia) Brazil (Billboard Hot 100) [41]

Brazil (Billboard Hot Pop Songs) Canada (Canadian Hot 100) Czech Republic (IFPI) France (SNEP) [44] [43] [23]

Germany (Media Control AG) Hungary (Rdis Top 40) Ireland (IRMA) Italy (FIMI) [47] [46]

[48]

Japan Adult Contemporary Airplay (Billboard) Japan Hot 100 (Billboard) [50]

Japan Oricon Daily Singles Chart Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) New Zealand (RIANZ) [53] [52]

Scotland (The Official Charts Company) Slovakia (IFPI) [55]

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1 51 [58] [59] 18 16 11 [60] 12 8

South Korea (GAON International Chart) Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) [57]

Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)

UK Singles (The Official Charts Company) US Billboard Hot 100 [20]

US Adult Pop Songs (Billboard) US Pop Songs (Billboard) [49]

Certifications
Country Certifications (sales thresholds) 2 Platinum Gold [26]

Australia Italy Japan New Zealand US

[61] [62]

Platinum Gold

[63]

Platinum

Awards
Year 2011 Awards ceremony Award Results Nominated

MuchMusic Video Awards Ur Fave Artist (Peoples choice)

International Video of the Year by a Canadian Nominated

MTV Fan Music Awards

Song of the Year

Won

Release history
Region Italy France [64] Date 7 January 2011 10 January 2011 Label RCA Records Format Digital download, radio, CD single

Mexico United States and Canada United Kingdom Japan [66] [67] [9] [65] 11 January 2011 16 January 2011 2 February 2011 Sony Music Japan CD single

Germany

25 February 2011 RCA Records

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"Knockin' on Heaven's Door"
"Knockin' on Heaven's Door"

Singleby Bob Dylan from the album Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid B-side Released Genre Length Writer(s) Producer "Turkey Chase" July 13, 1973 Folk rock 2:18 Bob Dylan Gordon Carroll Bob Dylan singles chronology

"George Jackson" (1971)

"Knockin' on Heaven's Door" (1973)

"A Fool Such as I" (1973)

"Knockin' on Heaven's Door" is a song written and performed by Bob Dylan for the soundtrack of the 1973 film Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid. It reached #12 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart.

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Story line and song structure


The song describes the feelings and impressions of a dying deputy, who can no longer continue his role as a law enforcer. The song consists of four chords in the key of G major: G, D, Am7, and C. The basic pattern throughout the song is G-D-Am7-Am7 and then G-D-C-C, and this is repeated. Over the years Dylan has changed the lyrics, as have others who have performed this song. The song is very similar to Neil Young's song Helpless recorded in 1969.

Cover versions
Arthur Louis
Arthur Louis recorded a version of the song in a reggae crossover style. Louis's arrangement was released as a single in July 1975,[1] a week before Eric Clapton released his own interpretation of Louis's arrangement,[2] of the same song.[3]

Eric Clapton
Eric Clapton recorded a reggae influenced version of the song produced by Albhy Galuten in August 1975[4] and released it as a single later that year,[5] almost two years after Dylan's original track was released, using Arthur Louis's arrangement. Clapton's single featured "Someone Like You" as the B-side, previously recorded with Louis.[2] Live recordings of this arrangement of the song appear on Clapton's album Crossroads 2: Live in the Seventies (1996), which features a performance recorded in London in April 1977. The song was also included on his album Time Pieces: The Best of Eric Clapton (1982)[6] and resurrected for the Journeyman also One More Car, One More Rider world tours in 1990 and 2003.

The Grateful Dead and Bob Dylan


The song was performed by Bob Dylan & The Grateful Dead, during a joint tour in July 1987. Between August 1987 and July 1994 the Grateful Dead often closed their shows with a performance of this song.

Guns N' Roses

"Knockin' on Heaven's Door"

Singleby Guns N' Roses from the album Use Your Illusion II Released 1992

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Format Genre Length Label Producer CD single, 7", 12" Rock 5:36 Geffen Mike Clink and Guns N' Roses Guns N' Roses singles chronology

"November Rain" (1992)

"Knockin' on Heaven's Door" (1992)

"Yesterdays" (1992)

In 1987, Guns N' Roses started including the song in their live sets. A live version of the track was initially released on the Maxi-Single of "Welcome to the Jungle". They recorded a studio version in 1990 for Days of Thunder's soundtrack, which was later slightly modified for the 1991 album Use Your Illusion II (basically discarding the responses in the second verse). Released as the fourth single from the album, it reached #2 on the UK Singles Chart. Their performance of the song at the Freddie Mercury Tribute Concert in 1992 was used as the B-side for the single release and was also included on their Live Era: '87'93 album, released in 1999.[7]

The Alarm
The Alarm regularly played the song at concerts. When The Alarm supported Dylan, they joined him on stage to perform the song.

Dunblane tribute
In 1996 and with the consent of Bob Dylan, Scottish musician Ted Christopher wrote a new verse for "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" in memory of the schoolchildren and teacher killed in the Dunblane massacre. This has been, according to some sources, one of the very few times Dylan has officially authorized anybody to add or change the lyrics to one of his songs.[8] [9] This version of the song, which included children from the village singing the chorus and guitarist Mark Knopfler, was released on December 9 in the UK and reached #1. The proceeds went to charities for children.[10] The song was featured on the compilation album Hits 97, where all royalties from the song were given to three separate charities.

Warren Zevon
In 2003, Warren Zevon released a version of the song on his album The Wind (2003).[11]

Avril Lavigne
Avril Lavigne performed the song on radiosponsored multi-artist appearances, which took place on January 23, 2003 and ended on June 4, 2003. A music video was made with her performance. Later on she included the song during her Try To Shut Me Up Tour.[12]

Babyface
In the year 2007, Babyface released his eleventh album Playlist which contained a cover of this song.

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U2
In August 2010, Bono invited Yuri Shevchuk to join him on the stage for a spontaneous duet.[13] During the performance Shevchuk performed a version of the first part of the song.[14] [15]

Other performances of this song


Other artists to perform the song include Bon Jovi, Dylan alongside Paul Simon, Pink Floyd, Boy George, Mike Peters, The Animals, Wyclef Jean, Cat Power, Pat Pacino, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Alex Rooke & Richard Keeley, The Sisters of Mercy, Bryan Ferry, Meir Ariel, Yuri Shevchuk, Dan Kleederman, Television, Mark Knopfler, Bruce Springsteen, Heaven, The Lost Dogs, Mungo Jerry, Luciano, Opposite Sides, Les Fradkin, Selig, Beau Jocque, Randy Crawford, Chaozz, Roger McGuinn, Cold Chisel, Z Ramalho, DMX, Sandy Denny, Antony and the Johnsons, GWAR, Neil Young with Dylan, Roger Waters, Herman Brood, Nazareth, Angela Aki, Tomoya Nagaze, Daniel Lioneye, Sunny Jim Band, United Rhythms of Brazil, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Dolly Parton, The Red Army Chorus and Ensemble with the Leningrad Cowboys, Jane Gurney, Ruth Lorenzo (as seen on on The X Factor (UK)), Bride and Seether.

Sampled version
Gabrielle's single "Rise" (2000) sampled from this song. In the same year the DJ "TNT" sampled the Arthur Louis version of this song.

Soundtrack appearances
Film/TV show Pat Garrett & Billy the Kid Renaldo & Clara Lethal Weapon 2 Days of Thunder Rush Lawn Dogs The Dybbuk of the Holy Apple Field Knockin'on Heaven's Door Windstruck Be Cool Las Vegas (episode 45, "Letters, Lawyers and Loose Women") Six Feet Under (episode 60, "All Alone") ER (episode 260, "Darfur") Salvador (Puig Antich) I'm Not There Supernatural (episode 35, "Houses of the Holy") Cold Case (episode 84, "Blood on the Tracks") Big Love (episode 2-08, "Kingdom Come") My Name is Earl Year 1973 1978 1989 1990 1991 1997 1997 1997 2004 2005 2005 2005 2006 2006 2007 2007 2007 2007 2008 Bob Dylan Bob Dylan & Roger McGuinn Randy Crawford, Eric Clapton & David Sanborn Guns N' Roses Bob Dylan Bob Dylan Roger Waters Selig Youme Bob Dylan Bob Dylan Bob Dylan Scoob Serious Bob Dylan Antony & the Johnsons Bob Dylan Bob Dylan Bob Dylan Bob Dylan Antony & the Johnsons Performer

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Heaven's Door Supernatural (episode 98 "The dark side of the moon") Watchmen

References
[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] [8] Billboard, Top Single Picks Vol:87, No:32. Nielsen Business Media, Inc.. 1975-09-08. p.70. Schumacher, Michael. Crossroads: The Life and Music of Eric Clapton. Hyperion Press. p.373. Billboard, Top Single Picks Vol:87, No:33. Nielsen Business Media, Inc.. 1975-16-08. p.78. Billboard, Top Single Picks Vol:87, No:33. Nielsen Business Media, Inc.. 1975-16-08. p.78. Billboard, Top Single Picks Vol:87, No:33. Nielsen Business Media, Inc.. 1975-09-08. p.70. "Eric Clapton discography" (http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ artist/ p64692). allmusic.com. . Retrieved 2010-05-10. "Gun N' Roses discography" (http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ artist/ p4416). allmusic.com. . Retrieved 2010-05-10. "Dunblane Knockin' on Heaven's Door" (http:/ / www. bannockburnband. co. uk/ dunblane. htm). bannockburnband.co.uk. . Retrieved 2010-08-25. [9] "Dunblane against Guns" (http:/ / www. edlis. org/ twice/ threads/ dunblane. html). 1997-01-01. . Retrieved 2010-08-25. [10] "Knockin' On Heaven's Door CD" (http:/ / www. bbc. co. uk/ dna/ h2g2/ alabaster/ A11103580). BBC. . Retrieved 2010-08-25. [11] "Knokin' on Heaven's Door" (http:/ / warrenzevon. wikia. com/ wiki/ Knockin'_on_Heaven's_Door). Wikia. . Retrieved 2010-08-25. [12] "Avril Lavigne Try to Shut Me Up Tour" (http:/ / www. last. fm/ music/ Avril+ Lavigne/ Try+ to+ Shut+ Me+ Up+ Tour+ 2003+ [Weekend+ Music]). lastfm.com. . Retrieved 2010-05-10. [13] Youtube - U2 concert in Moscow 25.8.2010 (http:/ / www. youtube. com/ watch?v=GKtyS-Zqe5E& feature=related) [14] Artemy Troitsky on Echo of Moscow Radio 29.8.2010 (http:/ / echo. msk. ru/ programs/ fm/ 706307-echo/ ) [15] Break in Protocol for a Rock Star With Putin - NY Times (http:/ / www. nytimes. com/ 2010/ 06/ 01/ world/ europe/ 01russia. html)

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"Arthur Louis reggae/blues cross-over cover version of Knockin' on Heaven's Door (Dylan)" (http://www. youtube.com/watch?v=OpxB2pq7yk4). youtube.com. "Avril Lavigne cover of Knockin' on Heaven's Door (Dylan)" (http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=NTt7eCq02hM). youtube.com. "A list of cover versions of Knockin' on Heaven's Door (Dylan)" (http://www.bjorner.com/songsk. htm#_Knockin'). bjorner.com. "Bob Dylan's lyrics for Knockin' on Heaven's Door (Dylan)" (http://bobdylan.com/songs/knockin.html). bobdylan.com.

"O Holy Night"

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"O Holy Night"


"O Holy Night" ("Cantique de Nol") is a well-known Christmas carol composed by Adolphe Adam in 1847 to the French poem "Minuit, chrtiens" (Midnight, Christians) by Placide Cappeau (18081877), a wine merchant and poet, who had been asked by a parish priest to write a Christmas poem.[1] Unitarian minister John Sullivan Dwight,[2] editor of Dwight's Journal of Music, created a singing edition based on Cappeau's French text in 1855. In both the French original and in the two familiar English versions of the carol, the text reflects on the birth of Jesus and of mankind's redemption.

Lyrics
Placide Cappeau's Cantique de Nol Minuit, chrtiens, c'est l'heure solennelle, O l'Homme-Dieu descendit jusqu' nous Pour effacer la tache originelle Et de Son Pre arrter le courroux. Le monde entier tressaille d'esprance En cette nuit qui lui donne un Sauveur. Peuple genoux, attends ta dlivrance. Nol, Nol, voici le Rdempteur, Nol, Nol, voici le Rdempteur ! De notre foi que la lumire ardente Nous guide tous au berceau de l'Enfant, Comme autrefois une toile brillante Y conduisit les chefs de l'Orient. Le Roi des rois nat dans une humble crche : Puissants du jour, fiers de votre grandeur, A votre orgueil, c'est de l que Dieu prche. Courbez vos fronts devant le Rdempteur. Courbez vos fronts devant le Rdempteur. Le Rdempteur a bris toute entrave : La terre est libre, et le ciel est ouvert. Il voit un frre o n'tait qu'un esclave, L'amour unit ceux qu'enchanait le fer. Qui lui dira notre reconnaissance, C'est pour nous tous qu'il nat, qu'il souffre et meurt. Peuple debout ! Chante ta dlivrance, Nol, Nol, chantons le Rdempteur, Nol, Nol, chantons le Rdempteur ! Literal English Translation Midnight, Christians, it is the solemn hour, When God-man descended to us To erase the stain of original sin And to end the wrath of His Father. The entire world thrills with hope On this night that gives it a Savior. People kneel down, wait for your deliverance. Christmas, Christmas, here is the Redeemer, Christmas, Christmas, here is the Redeemer! May the ardent light of our Faith Guide us all to the cradle of the infant, As in ancient times a brilliant star Guided the Oriental kings there. The King of Kings was born in a humble manger; O mighty ones of today, proud of your greatness, It is to your pride that God preaches. Bow your heads before the Redeemer! Bow your heads before the Redeemer! The Redeemer has overcome every obstacle: The Earth is free, and Heaven is open. He sees a brother where there was only a slave, Love unites those that iron had chained. Who will tell Him of our gratitude, For all of us He is born, He suffers and dies. People stand up! Sing of your deliverance, Christmas, Christmas, sing of the Redeemer, Christmas, Christmas, sing of the Redeemer!

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John Sullivan Dwight's Version O holy night! The stars are brightly shining, It is the night of our dear Saviour's birth. Long lay the world in sin and error pining, 'Til He appear'd and the soul felt its worth. A thrill of hope the weary world rejoices, For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn. Fall on your knees! O hear the angels' voices! O night divine, O night when Christ was born; O night divine, O night, O night Divine. Led by the light of Faith serenely beaming, With glowing hearts by His cradle we stand. So led by light of a star sweetly gleaming, Here come the wise men from Orient land. The King of Kings lay thus in lowly manger; In all our trials born to be our friend. He knows our need, to our weakness is no stranger, Behold your King! Before Him lowly bend! Behold your King, Before Him lowly bend! Truly He taught us to love one another; His law is love and His gospel is peace. Chains shall He break for the slave is our brother; And in His name all oppression shall cease. Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we, Let all within us praise His holy name. Christ is the Lord! O praise His Name forever, His power and glory evermore proclaim. His power and glory evermore proclaim.

Unattributed Version O! Holy night! The stars, their gleams prolonging, Watch o'er the eve of our dear Saviour's birth. Long lay the world in sin and error, longing For His appearance, then the Spirit felt its worth. A thrill of hope; the weary world rejoices, For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn. Fall on your knees! O hear the angel voices! O night divine, the night when Christ was Born; O night, O holy night, O night divine! Led by the light of faith serenely beaming, With glowing hearts we stand by the Babe adored. O'er the world a star is sweetly gleaming, And come now, Shepherds, from your flocks unboard. The Son of God lay thus within lowly manger; In all our trials born to be our Lord. He knows our need, our weakness never lasting, Behold your King! By Him, let Earth accord! Behold your King! By Him, let Earth accord! Truly He taught us to love one another, His law is love and His gospel is peace. Long live His truth, and may it last forever, For in His name all discordant noise shall cease. Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we, With all our hearts we praise His holy name. Christ is the Lord! Then ever, ever praise we, His power and glory evermore proclaim! His power and glory evermore proclaim! (The second and third choruses are, often replaced with a refrain of the first)., (The second verse is often omitted in most public, renderings.), (Also the final chorus, His power and glory , evermore proclaim!, is often switched to French-, English mix: Nol, Nol, O Night, O Night Divine.),

Notable renderings
On 24 December 1906, Reginald Fessenden, a Canadian inventor, broadcast the first AM radio program, which started with a phonograph record of 'Ombra mai fu' followed by him playing "O Holy Night" on the violin and singing the final verse. The carol therefore was the second piece of music to be broadcast on radio.[3] [4] Three different country music artists have charted on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts with renderings of "O Holy Night:" Martina McBride, John Berry and Josh Gracin. McBride's rendering charted on five separate occasions, peaking at #74 in 1997, #67 in 1998, #49 in 1999, #57 in 2000 and #41 in 2001.[5] Berry's charted at #55 in 1996 and #63 in 1998,[6] and Gracin's at #59 in 2006.[7] .

"O Holy Night" Luciano Pavarotti's title record was his first to go platinum, in 1984.[8] Mariah Carey sang the song on her 1994 album Merry Christmas, and a live version of it is included on her second Christmas album Merry Christmas II You (2010). David Foster arranged and produced the song successfully for several different artistsfirst, Michael Crawford, whose rendering in the 1993 TV special The David Foster Christmas Album was also featured on Foster's best-selling corresponding album (#48 Billboard Top 200 in 1993)[9] as well as Crawford's own A Christmas Album (#98 Billboard Top 200 in 1999)[10] and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra's platinum-selling DVD The Ghosts of Christmas Eve[11] ; secondly, Celine Dion (voted most popular rendering in a 2004 poll[12] and featured on her 5x platinum album These Are Special Times[13] ), then Josh Groban (#1 Billboard Adult Contemporary in 2002)[10] [14] and most recently by Andrea Bocelli for his 2009 double platinum My Christmas album[15] , Jackie Evancho for her 2010 EP "O Holy Night", and Michelle Williams in Destiny's Child 2001 album "8 Days of Christmas". In December 2010, Norwegian band Ryksopp featured an instrumental electronic music version on their website under the French title "Le Cantique de Nol".[16]

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References
[1] Collins, Ace; [2001], Stories of Best-loved Songs of Christmas, Grand Rapids, MI, Zondervan, pp. 132-138. [2] Nobbman, Dale V. 'Christmas Music Companion Fact Book.' 2000. p 36. Google Books (http:/ / books. google. com/ books?id=_3WBhALsuYsC& pg=PA36) [3] Collins, Ace, [2001], Stories Behind the Best-loved Songs of Christmas, Grand Rapids, MI, Zondervan,p.137-138 [4] Early Radio History web-site quoting "Builder of Tomorrows" by Helen Fessenden, 1940, pages 153-154, Accessed 7 December 2010 (http:/ / earlyradiohistory. us/ 1940fes2. htm) [5] Whitburn, Joel (2008). Hot Country Songs 1944 to 2008. Record Research, Inc. p.263. ISBN0-89820-177-2. [6] Whitburn, p. 49 [7] Whitburn, p. 166 [8] http:/ / www. tsort. info/ music/ 2tsutu. htm [9] http:/ / www. musicarchivevault. com, (subscription required) [10] http:/ / www. musicarchivevault. com [11] http:/ / www. trans-siberian. com/ press2005/ 2005pressrelease. htm [12] http:/ / www. contactmusic. com/ new/ xmlfeed. nsf/ story/ cole. s-christmas-song-tops-poll, Edison Research 2004 seasonal song test poll results [13] http:/ / www. riaa. com/ goldandplatinumdata. php?table=SEARCH, searchable RIAA database [14] http:/ / www. thatjoshgrobanguy. com/ honors. php [15] http:/ / www. thaindian. com/ newsportal/ entertainment/ italian-tenors-album-sales-top-five-million_100296578. html [16] http:/ / royksopp. com/ track-of-the-month-november-december

External links
Free sheet music (http://cantorion.org/music/673/O_Holy_Night_(Cantique_de_Nol)_Sheet_music) for voice & piano from Cantorion.org Sheet music for "O Holy Night" (Cantique de Nol) (http://artsongcentral.com/2007/adam-cantique-de-noel/) Tabs for "O Holy Night" (http://makhorina-music.narod.ru/guitare/hansen_helga_natt.html/) Sheet music for solo piano arrangement of "O Holy Night" (Cantique de Nol) (http://lachini.com/_/ Christmas+Piano/O+Holy+Night)

"Breakaway"

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"Breakaway"

Singleby Kelly Clarkson from the album Breakaway and The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement Released July 2004 (See release history) Digital download, CD single Pop rock, soft rock 3:57 Walt Disney, RCA Avril Lavigne, John Shanks Gold (RIAA digital downloads) Gold (RIAA CD singles) Gold (CRIA) Gold (ARIA) Kelly Clarkson singles chronology [1] Bridget Benenate, [2] Matthew Gerrard [2]

Format Genre Length Label Writer(s) Producer Certification

"The Trouble with Love Is" (2003)

"Breakaway" (2004)

"Since U Been Gone" (2004)

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Alternative cover

Australian single cover

"Breakaway" is a 2004 song co-written by Avril Lavigne,[1] Bridget Benenate and Matthew Gerrard and produced by John Shanks.[2] It was recorded by pop rock singer Kelly Clarkson for the soundtrack to the film The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement[3] by Disney Records, where it quickly became a charting single and video from the soundtrack. Later, it was included on Clarkson's second album, Breakaway, being released again by RCA Records as the album's first single. It was the first single in North America, Latin America and Australia, and the fifth single in Europe from Clarkson's second album. In February 2005, the single was certified gold by RIAA and has sold over 1,413,000 copies in all formats in the US.[4]

History
The song was co-written by Avril Lavigne for her 2002 debut album, Let Go, but she did not release it because she did not feel the song suited her album.[5] It was later recorded by Clarkson for the soundtrack of the 2004 film The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement.[6] The song was released as a single in the U.S. in July 2004. After two underperforming singles, "Low" and "The Trouble with Love Is", a few critics had written off Clarkson as an American Idol has-been, and neither they nor Clarkson's management team expected the song to be very successful. Clarkson stated that she recorded the song "Breakaway" to tide fans over until September of that year, when her team had been planning the release of the first single from her second album.[7] The situation changed in August 2004, when "Breakaway" entered the Billboard Hot 100 and slowly began to climb it. It gradually became one of the biggest hits of late 2004, peaking at number six on the Hot 100 in November, becoming Clarkson's first top ten single since "Miss Independent" in 2003. Because of the slow-burning success of "Breakaway", RCA Records pushed back the release of Clarkson's next single, moved the release of the album to November and titled it Breakaway to attract fans of the song. "Breakaway" is one of the songs with the most longevity on the Hot 100, not leaving until July 2005; this can be partly attributed to its steady digital download sales, which have gained the single a RIAA gold certification. "Breakaway" spent a record twenty consecutive weeks at number one on the Billboard Adult Contemporary chart. The song also shares the record for the longest run at number one for a female artist twenty-one weeks with Cline Dion's "A New Day Has Come". "Breakaway" is the longest running number-one on the chart from a film soundtrack.

"Breakaway" In Australia, "Breakaway" debuted at number fourteen, peaked at number ten on its third week and was later certified gold.[8] The song was extremely popular in Canada and reached number three. It was the fifth single from the album in the Netherlands and the United Kingdom, with a UK release date of June 26, 2006.[9] The song became Clarkson's eighth top forty hit in the UK, peaking at number twenty-two.

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Music video
Because "Breakaway" was recorded for The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement, the music video is tied in with the film. Clarkson wanted the video to be balanced between the theme of the song and the theme of the film. The video includes both themes, starting with a young actress, Lindsey Krueger, representing Clarkson as a child, who can be seen looking forlorn. Years pass, and an adult Clarkson, now a star, is seen attending the fictional premiere of The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement. Scenes from the film can be seen when Clarkson remembers her past, and how she "broke away". Originally the video was supposed to include more scenes of Clarkson growing up at a more gradual pace, but they had to be eliminated because of time constraints. The music video released in the UK was filmed at the London Hammersmith Apollo when Clarkson toured Europe. Another video was released for the European release of the single; it is essentially the same as the U.S. video, but with the references to The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement removed. This version of the video also aired in the U.S. shortly after, as popularity of the movie faded.

Formats and track listings


These are the formats and track listings of major single-releases of "Breakaway". Australian CD single 1. "Breakaway" - 3:58 2. "Because of You" (Performed by Jesse McCartney) - 3:36 European CD single 1. "Breakaway" - 3:58 2. "Breakaway" (NapsterLive) - 4:19 UK CD single 1. "Breakaway" - 3:58 2. "Breakaway" (NapsterLive) - 4:19 Enhanced USA Promo CD 1. "Breakaway" - 3:58 2. "Breakaway" (Video) - 4:00

Release history

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Region United States Canada United States Canada Australia Ireland

Date July 2004

Label Disney Records

September 2004

RCA Records

December 6, 2004 June 23, 2006

United Kingdom June 26, 2006 Europe July 28, 2006

Charts
Chart (2004-06) Peak position 10 3 53 [12] 9 13 [13] 10 12 12 22 6 1

Australia (ARIA)

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Canadian Singles Chart Czech Republic (IFPI) [11]

Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) German Singles Chart Hungary (Single Top 10) Irish Singles Chart

New Zealand RIANZ Singles Chart UK Singles Chart U.S. Billboard Hot 100 U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary Tracks

Sales and certifications


Country Certification Sales 1,413,000 [4]

United States Gold[14]

Cover versions
Katie Stevens sang "Breakaway" on the ninth season of American Idol. Belle Amie sang "Breakaway" on seventh season of The X Factor during the bottom two and were eliminated.

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"Keep Holding On"


"Keep Holding On"

Singleby Avril Lavigne from the album Eragon Released Format Genre Length Label November 2006 Digital download Pop [1]

4:00 Arista

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Writer(s) Producer Certification Avril Lavigne, Dr. Luke Dr. Luke Platinum (RIAA) [2] [3] 2x Platinum (CRIA)

Avril Lavigne singles chronology

"He Wasn't" (2005)

"Keep Holding On" (2006)

"Girlfriend" (2007)

Eragon track listing

16 tracks "Eragon" "Roran Leaves" "Saphira's First Flight" "Ra'zac" "Burning Farm" "Fortune Teller" "If You Were Flying" "Brom's Story" "Durza" "Passing the Flame" "Battle for Varden" "Together" "Saphira Returns" "Legend of Eragon" "Keep Holding On" "Once in Every Lifetime"

"Keep Holding On" is a pop rock power ballad song recorded by Avril Lavigne and is the theme song for the film Eragon (2006). It also appears as the last track on Lavigne's third album, The Best Damn Thing[4] [5] which was released on April 17, 2007. Lavigne has described the rest of the album as being upbeat and heavy in comparison to "Keep Holding On". Originally, a different version was to be included, but the original version made it instead. The song received heavy airplay in Australia but it was not officially released there. The song was written by Lavigne and Lukasz "Dr. Luke" Gottwald; Luke also produced the single. It was the first single from the soundtrack and premiered on radio stations across North America in November 2006 (see 2006 in music).[6] "Keep Holding On" was one of the songs short-listed for the "Best Original Song" category at the 2007 Academy Awards, but it was not among the final nominees. The song was also ranked on the iTunes Australia top 500 at 403. [7]

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Background and composition


"Keep Holding On" was written by Lavigne and Lukasz Gottwald. Dr. Luke also produced the song. The strings were arranged by Patrick Doyle, who composed the Eragon soundtrack. The song was recorded on 2006.[7] According to the sheetmusic published at musicnotes.com by Universal Music Publishing Group, the song is composed in the key of G major and is set in time signature of common time with a tempo of 56 beats per minute. Lavigne vocal range spans from F#3 to D5.[8]

Reception
Commercial
"Keep Holding On" reached number two for four weeks on the Canadian BDS Airplay Chart, being kept off the top spot by Nelly Furtado's "Say It Right". It became her highest-peaking airplay single there since "Complicated" which peaked at #1 for 1 week in 2002. It peaked within the top 20 on Billboard magazine's Hot 100 chart, peaking at #17, and the top 10 on the Hot Adult Top 40 Tracks format chart. This feat is particularly impressive considering no official music video was made to promote it. It was not released in most of Europe, although it got to #9 in Slovakia, #27 in the Czech Republic and #32 in Latvia. The single was one of the first to be issued as a digital-only release in Australia, where it charted at #5 on the Top 40 Digital Tracks chart. It was also certified Gold by the RIAA on February 22, 2007 and Platinum on January 31, 2008.[9]

Critical
The song has been well-received by music critics, with Billboard describing it as a "gorgeous song" in which Lavigne seems to be "set to remain for the long term".[10] Darryl Sterdan of JAM! described the song as "A strummed guitar, lush strings and a soaring vocal about love and loyalty". He went on to compare it to "a sweeping Alanis-like ballad". Despite this, Sterdan advises the reader to skip the track.[11] Sal Cinquemani of Slant magazine described the song as "sullen".[12] In an AOL Radio listener's poll, "Keep Holding On" was voted Lavigne's fifth best song.[13]

Cover versions and samples


The song was used in the season 2 finale of the American television series Ghost Whisperer.[14] An arrangement of it was sung by the cast of Glee in the episode "Throwdown" in October 2009.[15] This song was also covered by Spectacular! & Zoey 101's Victoria Justice. The song is also sung by eliminated cast members of the show The Glee Project at the end of each episode.

Track listing
European, Australian Promo USA Promo 1. "Keep Holding On" Japanese Promo 1. "Keep Holding On" 2. "Suggested Call Out Hook"

1. "Keep Holding On" 2. "Keep Holding On" (Instrumental version)

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Charts and certifications


Charts
Chart (2006) Peak position [16] 14 27 51 9 17 [20] [21] 18 3 Peak position 175

Canada (Canadian Hot 100) Czech IFPI Chart [17] [18]

Romanian Top 100

Slovakian Singles Chart US Billboard Hot 100 [19]

US Pop Songs (Billboard)

US Adult Pop Songs (Billboard) Chart (2007)

UK Singles Chart

[22]

Certifications
Country Certification (sales thresholds)

United States Platinum[9]

Awards
Year 2008 Awards ceremony Socan Awards [13] Award Best Pop Song Results Won

References
[1] "Avril Lavigne on SortMusic" (http:/ / www. sortmusic. com/ _a/ avril-lavigne-best-songs,len. html). SortMusic. . Retrieved April 25, 2010. [2] Canadian Recording Industry Association (February, 2007). "Gold & Platinum Certifications CRIA Digital Download" (http:/ / www. cria. ca/ gold/ 0207_g. php). cria.ca. . Retrieved December 19, 2010. [3] Music Remedy (February 24, 2007). "Avril Lavigne: Keep Holding On / Music Video / MP3 Song" (http:/ / musicremedy. com/ a/ avril-lavigne/ videos/ keep-holding-on-11861. html). . Retrieved March 28, 2010. [4] Luciana Maria Sanches (January 31, 2007). "Disco novo de Avril Lavigne j tem data; cantora comenta" (http:/ / www. omelete. com. br/ Conteudo. aspx?id=100003728& secao=musi). Omelete. . Retrieved December 19, 2010. [5] Starpulse Entertainment News Blog (January 30, 2007). "Avril Lavigne Announces Release of Third Album" (http:/ / www. starpulse. com/ news/ index. php/ 2007/ 01/ 30/ avril_lavigne_announces_release_of_third). . Retrieved December 19, 2010. [6] http:/ / www. mmr247. com/ mmrweb/ allaccess [7] The Best Damn Thing liner notes. Arista Records (2007) [8] "Avril Lavigne Keep Holding On Digital Sheet Music" (http:/ / www. musicnotes. com/ sheetmusic/ mtdVPE. asp?ppn=MN0055676). Music Notes. Universal Music Publishing Group. . Retrieved February 6, 2010. [9] "RIAA Searchable Database" (http:/ / www. riaa. com/ goldandplatinumdata. php?table=SEARCH). Recording Industry Association of America. . Retrieved 2011-05-30.

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"Imagine"
"Imagine"

Singleby John Lennon from the album Imagine B-side "It's So Hard" (US) '"Working Class Hero" (UK) 11 October 1971 (US) 24 October 1975 (UK) 7" vinyl, 12" vinyl

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Format

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Recorded Genre Length Label Writer(s) Producer 1971 Rock 3:03 Apple John Lennon John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Phil Spector John Lennon singles chronology

"Power to the People" (1971)

"Imagine"/"It's So Hard" (US, 1971)

"Happy Xmas (War Is Over)"/"Listen, the Snow is Falling" (1971)

"Stand by Me" (1975)

"Imagine"/"Working Class Hero" (UK, 1975)

"(Just Like) Starting Over" (1980)

Imagine track listing

10 tracks Side one 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. "Imagine" "Crippled Inside" "Jealous Guy" "It's So Hard" "I Don't Want to Be a Soldier"

Side two "Gimme Some Truth" "Oh My Love" "How Do You Sleep?" "How?" "Oh Yoko!"

2. 3. 4. 5.

"Imagine" is a song written and performed by the English musician John Lennon. It is the opening track on his album Imagine, released in 1971. In 2004, Rolling Stone ranked "Imagine" at number 3 in its list of "The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time".[1]

Charts
"Imagine" was issued as a single a month after the album in the United States, catalogue Apple 1840, and peaked at number on the Billboard Hot 100. It reached number 1 in Canada on the RPM national singles chart, remaining there for two weeks,[2] [3] and was Lennon's only solo Australian number one single, spending five weeks there. When asked about the song in one of his last interviews, Lennon declared "Imagine" to be as good as anything he had written with the Beatles.[4] The song is one of three Lennon solo songs, along with "Instant Karma!" and "Give Peace a Chance", in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll. Rolling Stone ranked "Imagine" the third greatest song of all time in their editorial The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time.[1]

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Background and composition


The song's central theme was inspired by Cloud Piece, a three-line instructional poem that appeared in Yoko Ono's 1964 book Grapefruit. The words were reproduced on the back cover of the Imagine album.[5] In a 1980 interview with David Sheff for Playboy magazine, Lennon remarks on the message of "Imagine": Sheff: On a new album, you close with "Hard Times Are Over (For a While)". Why? Lennon: It's not a new message: "Give Peace a Chance"we're not being unreasonable. Just saying "give it a chance." With "Imagine" we're asking, "can you imagine a world without countries or religions?" It's the same message over and over. And it's positive.[6] Ono indicated that the lyrical content of "Imagine" was "just what John believedthat we are all one country, one world, one people. He wanted to get that idea out."[4] In addition, the content of "Imagine" was inspiration for the concept of Nutopia: The Country of Peace, created in 1973. Lennon included a symbolically mute "anthem" to this country on his album Mind Games. Also, inspiration for Yoko's Imagine Peace Tower in Iceland came from words in the second verse: Imagine all the people living life in peace. In the book Lennon in America, by Geoffrey Giuliano, Lennon commented that Imagine was an "anti-religious, anti-nationalistic, anti-conventional, anti-capitalistic [song], but because it's sugar-coated, it's accepted."[7]

Promotional film
Directed by Lennon and Ono, the accompanying film begins with a view of them strolling through the garden of their London home, Tittenhurst Park. As they walk to the front door, they enter the house by disappearing outside and appearing inside. The camera pans up to see a window with the line inscribed "This is not here." The film then consists primarily of Lennon playing on a white grand piano in his white livingroom, while Ono opens the shutters, bathing the room in sunlight. Another music video for the song, made in 1986 by Zbigniew Rybczyski, was released. In 1987, it won the "Silver Lion" prize for Best Clip at Cannes.

Later release
"Imagine" was released as a single in the United Kingdom in 1975 in conjunction with the album Shaved Fish, where it peaked at number six on the UK Singles Chart. Following Lennon's murder in 1980, the single re-entered the UK chart and was number one for four weeks in January 1981. "Imagine" was re-released as a single in the UK in 1988, peaking at number 45, and again in 1999, reaching number three. "Imagine" was the sole John Lennon track included in a promotional-only various artists compilation album issued by Capitol records entitled The Greatest Music Ever Sold, catalogue Capitol SPRO-8511/8512. Distributed to record stores during the 1976 Holiday season, it was part of Capitol's "Greatest Music Ever Sold" campaign promoting 15 "Best Of" albums released by the record label. The song was also included on a six-disc boxed set commemorating Capitol Records' sixtieth anniversary that was issued in 2002. Imagine, along with the entire John Lennon catalogue, was remastered and re-issued in 2010, to celebrate what would have been his 70th year.

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Legacy and recognition


Since its release, "Imagine" has been included in a broad array of most-influential and greatest-songs-of-all-time lists. In 1999 BMI named "Imagine" one of the top 100 most-performed songs of the 20th century. "Imagine" ranks number 23 in the year-2000 list of best-selling singles of all-time in the UK.[8] Following the September 11 attacks, the song was included on the 2001 Clear Channel memorandum "do not play" list. In 2002, "Imagine" was named the second best single of all time behind Queen's "Bohemian Rhapsody", in a UK poll conducted by the Guinness World Records British Hit Singles Book.[9] [10] In 2004, "Imagine" ranked number 3 on Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, behind The Rolling Stones' "Satisfaction" and Bob Dylan's "Like a Rolling Stone".[1] On 1 January 2005, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation named "Imagine" the greatest song in the past 100 years as voted by listeners on the show 50 Tracks. The song ranked number 30 on the Recording Industry Association of America's list of the 365 Songs of the Century bearing the most historical significance. Virgin Radio conducted a UK favourite song survey in December 2005 and "Imagine" was voted into the top spot. In Australia, it was selected the greatest song of all time on the Nine Network's 20 to 1 countdown show on 12 September 2006 and voted eleventh in youth network Triple J's Hottest 100 Of All Time on 11 July 2009.[11] The song was named number one on Australia's MAX channel's 5000-song countdown that went through the 2008 Beijing Olympics. In 2006, Jimmy Carter said "in many countries around the worldmy wife and I have visited about 125 countriesyou hear John Lennon's song 'Imagine' used almost equally with national anthems."[12] On 25 February 2009, the Supreme Court of the United States quoted the lyrics to the song in footnote 2 of Pleasant Grove City v. Summum,[13] a case dealing with the messages of monuments: What, for example, is "the message" of the Greco-Roman mosaic of the word "Imagine" that was donated to New York Citys Central Park in memory of John Lennon? See NYC Brief 18; App. to id., at A5. Some observers may "imagine" the musical contributions that John Lennon would have made if he had not been killed. Others may think of the lyrics of the Lennon song that obviously inspired the mosaic and may "imagine" a world without religion, countries, possessions, greed, or hunger. On 9 October 2010, John Lennon's 70th Birthday, the Liverpool Signing Choir performed 'Imagine' along with other Lennon songs at the unveiling of the John Lennon Peace Monument in Chavasse Park, Liverpool England.[14] [15] The slogan of Liverpool John Lennon Airport is "Above Us Only Sky." A scene in the movie Forrest Gump in which Gump and John Lennon appear on The Dick Cavett Show makes it appear that it was Gump's description of China that gave Lennon the inspiration for the lyrics.

Cover versions
"Imagine" has been recorded by over 100 artists.[16] Seal, P!nk, India.Arie, Jeff Beck, Konono N1, Oumou Sangare and others recorded "Imagine" for Herbie Hancock's 2010 album, The Imagine Project.[17] Herbie Hancock performed it with India.Arie, Kristina Train, and Greg Phillinganes at the 2010 Nobel Peace Prize Concert on 11 December. This recording won a Grammy award on 13 February 2011.

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Personnel
John Lennon: vocal, pianos Klaus Voormann: bass guitar Alan White: drums The Flux Fiddlers: strings

Notes
[1] RS 500 Greatest Songs of All Time. John Lennon, 'Imagine' (http:/ / www. rollingstone. com/ music/ lists/ the-500-greatest-songs-of-all-time-20110407/ john-lennon-imagine-19691231) Rolling Stone. Retrieved 4 June 2011 [2] Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada (http:/ / www. collectionscanada. gc. ca/ rpm/ 028020-119. 01-e. php?brws_s=1& file_num=nlc008388. 7536& type=1& interval=24& PHPSESSID=ccntousk30frf6h4jsn237nm12) [3] Item Display - RPM - Library and Archives Canada (http:/ / www. collectionscanada. gc. ca/ rpm/ 028020-119. 01-e. php?brws_s=1& file_num=nlc008388. 7566& type=1& interval=24& PHPSESSID=ccntousk30frf6h4jsn237nm12) [4] "Imagine" (http:/ / www. rollingstone. com/ news/ story/ 6595848/ imagine). Rolling Stone. . Retrieved 9 April 2009. [5] "The Beatles Bible John Lennon: Imagine (song)" (http:/ / www. beatlesbible. com/ people/ john-lennon/ songs/ imagine/ ). . Retrieved 8 October 2010. [6] Sheff, David. "Playboy Interview: John Lennon and Yoko Ono" (http:/ / members. tripod. com/ ~taz4158/ playboy. html). Playboy. . Retrieved 3 December 2006. [7] Gilmore, Mikal (5 December 2005). "Lennon Lives Forever: John Lennon" (http:/ / www. rollingstone. com/ artists/ johnlennon/ articles/ story/ 8898300/ lennon_lives_forever). Rolling Stone. . Retrieved 2 December 2006. [8] The UK's Best Selling Singles (http:/ / ukcharts. 20m. com/ bestsell. html) UK Charts. Retrieved 4 June 2011 [9] Queen rock on in poll (http:/ / news. bbc. co. uk/ 2/ hi/ entertainment/ 1974538. stm) BBC News. Retrieved 4 June 2011 [10] Queen hit named Britain's best (http:/ / www. dailymail. co. uk/ tvshowbiz/ article-113421/ Queen-hit-named-Britains-best. html) Daily Mail. Retrieved 4 June 2011 [11] "Hottest 100 Of All Time" (http:/ / www. abc. net. au/ triplej/ hottest100_alltime/ countdown/ cd_list. htm). . [12] Elliott, Debbie (5 November 2006). "Carter helps monitor Nicaragua presidential election" (http:/ / www. npr. org/ templates/ story/ story. php?storyId=6439233). All Things Considered. . Retrieved 3 December 2006. [13] Pleasant Grove City, Utah v. Summum (http:/ / www. supremecourt. gov/ opinions/ 08pdf/ 07-665. pdf) [14] Liverpool Daily Post. "Peace monument unveiled in Liverpool for John Lennon's 70th" (http:/ / www. liverpooldailypost. co. uk/ liverpool-news/ regional-news/ 2010/ 10/ 09/ liverpool-celebrates-john-lennon-s-70th-birthday-as-peace-monument-unveiled-video-pics-100252-27439271/ ). . [15] Daily Mail (10 October 2010). "Imagine... if he was still alive: Sculpture of Peace unveiled to mark John Lennons life on his 70th Birthday" (http:/ / www. dailymail. co. uk/ news/ article-1319150/ Sculpture-Peace-celebrate-John-Lennons-life-70th-birthday. html). London. . [16] "Second Hand Songs Song: Imagine" (http:/ / www. secondhandsongs. com/ work/ 5917). Second Hand Songs project. . Retrieved 6 December 2010.; "A Perfect Circle cover of John Lennon's Imagine WhoSampled" (http:/ / www. whosampled. com/ cover/ view/ 22764/ ). WhoSampled.com Limited. . Retrieved 6 December 2010.; "Imagine a World With Only Good Covers" (http:/ / www. upvenue. com/ music-news/ blog-headline/ 1027/ imagine-a-world-with-only-good-covers. html). UpVenue. 20 February 2009. . Retrieved 10 January 2011. [17] "The Imagine Project" (http:/ / www. allaboutjazz. com/ php/ article. php?id=36827). All About Jazz. 21 June 2010. . Retrieved 29 November 2010.

External links
(http://tittenhurstlennon.blogspot.com/) Photoblog dedicated to John Lennon at Tittenhurst Park and the song "Imagine". John Lennon and Neil Young: Jammin' with Neil (http://www.thrasherswheat.org/jammin/lennon.htm) performed on "Tribute to Heroes" (9/11/2001) by Neil Young Unveiling of Peace & Harmony, European Peace Monument Dedicated to John Lennon (http://www. youtube.com/watch?v=zcHcCxVKKxs)

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"The Scientist"
"The Scientist"

Singleby Coldplay from the album A Rush of Blood to the Head B-side "1.36" "I Ran Away" 4 November 2002 (UK) 15 April 2003 (US) CD, DVD, 7" 2001 Alternative rock, post-britpop 5:09 (album version) 4:26 (radio edit) Parlophone (UK) Capitol (US) Guy Berryman, Jonny Buckland, Will Champion, Chris Martin Ken Nelson Coldplay

Released

Format Recorded Genre Length

Label

Writer(s) Producer

Certification Gold (RIAA) Coldplay singles chronology

"In My Place" (2002)

"The Scientist" (2002)

"Clocks" (2003)

Music video "The Scientist" [1] on YouTube

"The Scientist" is the second single from English alternative rock band Coldplay's second album, A Rush of Blood to the Head. The song was written collaboratively by all the band members for the album. It is built around a piano

"The Scientist" ballad, with its lyrics telling the story about a man's desire to love and an apology. The song was released in the United Kingdom as the second single from A Rush of Blood to the Head and reached number 10 in the UK Charts. It was released in the United States as the third single and reached number 18 on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks. Critics were positive towards "The Scientist" and praised the song's piano ballad and falsetto. Several remixes of the track exist, and its riff has been widely sampled. The single's music video won three MTV Music Video Awards, for the video's use of reverse narrative. The song was also featured on the band's 2003 live album Live 2003. The song was used by the WWE in a video tribute to "Macho Man" Randy Savage that aired on WWE Raw and WWE Smackdown a week after his death on May 20, 2011.[1]

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Background
Vocalist Chris Martin wrote "The Scientist" after listening to George Harrison's "All Things Must Pass."[2] In an interview with Rolling Stone, Martin revealed that while working on the band's second album, A Rush of Blood to the Head, he knew that the album was missing something.[3] One night, during a stay in Liverpool,[4] Martin found an old piano that was out of tune. He wanted to work on Harrison's song, "Isn't It a Pity", but he could not manage to do so. When the song came to Martin, he asked that the recorder be turned on.[3] He concluded by saying that he came across this chord sequence and noted that the chord was "lovely."[5] Martin recorded the vocals and piano takes in a studio in Liverpool.[6] When asked about the development of the song, during a track-by-track reveal, Martin said: "That's just about girls. It's weird that whatever else is on your mind, whether it's the downfall of global economics or terrible environmental troubles, the thing that always gets you most is when you fancy someone."[7] However, the liner notes from A Rush of Blood to the Head stated: "The Scientist is Dan." 'Dan' refers to Dan Keeling, the A&R man who signed the band to Parlophone.[7]

Composition
The song is a piano-driven ballad;[8] the song also contains a piano riff. Chris Martin opens the song and is joined by the rest of the band after the first chorus. The song begins with a four-chord piano melody, with Martin singing. The track also includes a string arrangement.[9] Towards the end of the song, an electric guitar can be heard. The lyrics to the song allude to a man's powerlessness in the face of love.[10] [11] The song implies that he wants to go "back to the start."[12] The first lines of the first verse emphasize an apology: "Come up to meet you/tell you I'm sorry/you don't know how lovely you are."[13] The song's title also alludes to science in question in verse three: "I was just guessing at numbers and figures/pulling the puzzles apart/questions of science, science and progress/do not speak as loud as my heart."[13]

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Release
Coldplay released "The Scientist" in Europe on 4 November 2002 as the album's second single. The single was pressed with two B-sides: "1.36" and "I Ran Away."[14] While preparing for the song as the album's second release, the band's US label felt the song failed to "provide enough of a blood rush for American listeners"; instead, they released "Clocks" as the second single in the US.[15] The single's cover, created by Slve Sundsb,[16] as with the album's and its other singles, features drummer Will Champion. The song was released on 15 April 2003 in the US.[15]

"The Scientist" appeared on Australia Singles Chart at number 40 on 1 November 2003.[17] It appeared on Billboard's Modern Rock Tracks at number 18.[18] The song peaked at number six at Canada Singles Chart. The song peaked at number 10 in UK Top 75 on 17 November 2002.[19] [20]

Chris Martin playing "The Scientist" on his piano during the band's 2005 Twisted Logic Tour

Reception
Critics were positive towards the song. Rob Sheffield of Rolling Stone, in his review of the album, wrote: "The fantastic piano ballad 'The Scientist'... [has] a cataclysmic falsetto finale that could raise every hair on the back of your neck."[21] Nick Southall of Stylus magazine wrote: "The piano that chimes through 'The Scientist' is captured perfectly, the warm depression of each individual key caught rather than a shrill ringing as is so often the case."[22] Ian Watson of NME wrote: "'The Scientist' is a song inexorably linked with the endless night sky and the secret hopes and regrets of a hundred thousand strangers."[23]

Other versions
In 2003, "The Scientist" was featured on Coldplay's live album Live 2003.[24] The song was covered live by Aimee Mann and released on a special edition of her album Lost in Space.[25] Natasha Bedingfield, Eamon, and Avril Lavigne covered the song on Jo Whiley's Live Lounge radio show.[26] [27] [28] Also, Belinda Carlisle did a live rendition on the ITV1 reality show Hit Me Baby One More Time, and Johnette Napolitano included the song on her album Scarred.[29] [30] The British female quartet All Angels did a choral arrangement of the song on their album Into Paradise which was released in 2007.[31] The chords to this song are replicated by Sum 41 in their song "Pieces."[32] In addition, the American television show MADtv did a parody of the video, called "The Narcissist."[33] The track was featured in the 2004 film Wicker Park.[34] [35] Allison Iraheta and Kris Allen performed an acoustic duet of the song at Oprah's "No Phone Zone" rally in Los Angeles, California.[36] In 2011, Willie Nelson covered it for a Chipotle Mexican Grill-sponsored short film titled "Back to the Start", highlighting the problems of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations.[37]

Music video
The music video for "The Scientist" was very popular with its reverse narrative. The same concept was previously used for Spike Jonze's 1996 music video for The Pharcyde's "Drop." This reverse style was first seen in the video for the song "The Second Summer of Love" by Scottish band Danny Wilson in 1989. In order for Martin to appear to be mouthing the lyrics in the reversed footage, he had to learn to sing the song backwards, which took him a month to do.[38] The video was filmed at various locations, including London and the Bourne Woods, Surrey, before the first leg of the A Rush of Blood to the Head tour.[38] It was directed by Jamie Thraves.[38] The video premiered on 14 August 2002.[39]

"The Scientist" The video opens looking down on Martin, singing, as he lies on his back on a matresss. As the camera pulls back, the matress is revealled to be outside. A cyclist cycles past in reverse and Martin leaps up from the matress. He walks in reverse through a city, out into the suburbs and eventually into the woods, picking up various pieces of his suit as he goes. Upon arriving at his car, a black BMW, he gets in and briefly passes out as his girlfriend, at first lying dead on the ground in front of the car, is shown flying back in through the shattered windscreen of the car. The car backs rolls back up a hill in the woods and through a broken fence, which mends itself as the car passes back through it. As the video closes, the couple are shown driving back up the road. It is revealed that Martin's girlfriend had removed her seat belt just before the car accident, leading to her death.[38] Irish actress Elaine Cassidy is featured as Martin's girlfriend[38] In 2003, "The Scientist" won multiple MTV Video Music Awards for Best Group Video, Best Direction, and Breakthrough Video.[40] It was also nominated at the 2004 Grammy Awards for Best Short Form Music Video but lost to Johnny Cash's video for "Hurt".[41]

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Track listing
1. "The Scientist" - 5:11 2. "1.36" - 2:05 3. "I Ran Away" - 4:26 "1.36" features Tim Wheeler of Ash on guitar.

DVD
1. 2. 3. 4. "The Scientist" (Edit) "The Scientist" (video running backwards) "Lips Like Sugar" (Live) Interview with band members

Charts
Chart (2002) Peak Position 6 [42] 40 20 23 15 [43] 1 10 18 Peak Position 8 26 84

Canadian Singles Chart Australia ARIA Singles Chart Dutch Singles Chart Italy Singles Chart Irish Singles Chart Polish Singles Chart UK Singles Chart US Billboard Hot Modern Rock Tracks Chart (2009)

Austrian Singles Chart German Singles Chart Swiss Singles Chart

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[31] Jewers, Jack (2007-11-21). "All Angels, Into Paradise" (http:/ / www. bbc. co. uk/ music/ release/ 9cmq/ ). BBC Music. BBC. . Retrieved 2008-09-03. [32] "Coldplay vs. Sum 41 ANTI-plug" (http:/ / www. newmoanyeah. com/ 2005-plugs/ 012405_coldplay_vs_sum_41. php). Newmoanyeah. 2005-01-24. . Retrieved 2008-09-03. [33] "MADtv (season 9)". Mad TV. Fox. 2003-11-01. No. 905, season 9. 60 minutes in. [34] Wicker Park. [DVD]. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. 2005. [35] "The Scientist by Coldplay" (http:/ / www. songfacts. com/ detail. php?id=2887). Song Facts. . Retrieved 2008-08-30. [36] "Kris Allen & Allison Iraheta Don't Phone It In On 'Oprah' Duet" (http:/ / new. music. yahoo. com/ blogs/ realityrocks/ 351410/ kris-allenallison-iraheta-dont-phone-it-in-on-oprah-duet/ ). . Retrieved August 5, 2010. [37] "Willie Nelson Covers Coldplays The Scientist" (http:/ / tasteofcountry. com/ willie-nelson-covers-coldplays-the-scientist/ ). Taste of Country. . Retrieved 31 August 2011. [38] Kaufman, Gil (2006-08-01). "The Story Behind Coldplay's 'The Scientist'" (http:/ / www. mtv. com/ news/ articles/ 1472164/ 20030529/ coldplay. jhtml?headlines=true). MTV News. . Retrieved 2009-09-21. [39] "Coldplay The Scientist" (http:/ / www. mvdbase. com/ video. php?id=6215). Mvdbase.com. . Retrieved 2008-09-03. [40] "Old and new battle for MTV awards" (http:/ / news. bbc. co. uk/ 2/ hi/ entertainment/ 3094049. stm). BBC News. BBC. 2003-07-27. . Retrieved 2008-08-31. [41] Sal Cinquemani and Eric Henderson. "Forecast: 46th Annual Grammy Awards" (http:/ / www. slantmagazine. com/ music/ features/ grammyforecast2004. asp). Slant. . Retrieved 2008-08-31. [42] "Coldplay The Scientist worldwide chart positions and trajectories" (http:/ / acharts. us/ song/ 2410). aChart.us. . Retrieved 2009-10-22. [43] "Polish Singles Chart" (http:/ / lp3. polskieradio. pl/ notowania/ ?numer=1093). .

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Notes
Roach, Martin (2003). Coldplay: Nobody Said It Was Easy. Omnibus Press. ISBN 0-7119-9810-8.

External links
Official website (http://www.coldplay.com/) "The Scientist" music video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EqWLpTKBFcU) on YouTube.

"All Because of You"

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"All Because Of You"

Singleby Puffy AmiYumi from the album Bring It! Released Format Genre Label Writer(s) May 21 2008 CD single Pop punk Ki/oon Records Avril Lavigne Butch Walker Butch Walker Puffy AmiYumi singles chronology

Producer

"Oriental Diamond/Kuchibiru Motion" (2007)

"All Because Of You" (2008)

"My Story" (2008)

"All Because Of You" is the 25th single from Japanese pop duo Puffy AmiYumi released on May 21st, 2008. The title song is written and composed by Avril Lavigne and Butch Walker, and is performed entirely in English. The second song Frontier no Pioneer is a cover originally produced by Tamio Okuda and was used as a CM song for Kagome vegetable juice "Yasai Seikatsu 100!". The limited edition has different cover art, and comes with a bonus DVD including footage of four songs recorded live at their December 19, 2007 tour finale at the Shibuya AX.

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Track listing[1]
CD Single
1. All Because Of You 2. Furontia no Paionia//Frontier Pioneer 3. Closet Full Of Love (RYUKYUDISKO REMIX)

CD
1. All Because Of You 2. Furontia no Paionia//Frontier Pioneer 3. Closet Full Of Love (RYUKYUDISKO REMIX)

DVD
1. Boom Boom Beat 2. Tokyo I'm On My Way 3. Kimi To Motorbike 4. Wild Girls On Circuit

Chart Performance
The single peaked at number 34 on the singles chart, selling 3.599 copies that week[2] , and stayed on the chart for 3 weeks.
Chart (2008) Peak position [3] 34

Japan (Oricon)

References
[1] Track listing (http:/ / www. cdjapan. co. jp/ detailview. html?KEY=KSCL-1252#) [2] Oricon Style weekly chart (http:/ / www. oricon. co. jp/ rank/ js/ w/ 2008-06-02/ more/ 5/ ) [3] Oricon Style (http:/ / www. oricon. co. jp/ prof/ artist/ 19838/ products/ music/ 762049/ 1/ )

"I Will Be"

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"I Will Be"

Singleby Leona Lewis from the album Spirit Released Recorded Genre Length Label Writer(s) Producer January 6, 2009 2007 Pop rock, soft rock 3:59 J Records, Syco Avril Lavigne, Max Martin, Lukasz Gottwald Dr. Luke, Matt Beckley Leona Lewis singles chronology

"Run" (2008)

"I Will Be" (2009)

"Happy" (2009)

Music video "I Will Be" [1] on YouTube

"I Will Be" is a song by British singer Leona Lewis. In 2007, and released it as her third and final single from her debut album, Spirit in North America. The song is actually by Canadian singer Avril Lavigne, and was included on the Limited Edition of her third studio album, The Best Damn Thing, and was only available for pre-order on iTunes.

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Song structure
The lyrics to Lewis' version of the song are slightly altered; in the middle 8, Lewis sings, "without you, I can't breathe", whereas in the original recording Lavigne sings, "without you, I can't sleep".

Music video
The music video for "I Will Be" began filming on 18 December 2008 in New York City and was directed by Melina Matsoukas, who also directed the international version of Bleeding Love's music video. Chace Crawford from The CW's Gossip Girl stars in the video with several speaking lines.[1] In the video, it is presumed Lewis and Crawford's character stole a large amount of money, and are being pursued by the authorities. Lewis tells Crawford she can't stay with him, and will someday meet up with him again. After leaving him she gets herself caught by the police and sacrifices herself so he can escape. She is arrested by an NYPD officer, played by Cedric Darius.

Promotion
Lewis previously performed the song on Stripped in Summer 2008 along with "Bleeding Love", "Forgive Me" and "Better In Time".[2] At the time of release in the USA, Lewis gave a performance of the song on The Late Show with David Letterman.[3]

Reception
Billboard magazine stated that "I Will Be" was "paved in gold" and that it was "propelled by a killer vocal that Mariah Carey would adore, gargantuan production that scoops up a heap of cumulus clouds and a chorus and bridge that boast indelible pop songwriting."[4]

Credits and personnel


Producer by - Lukasz Gottwald, Co-producer - Steven Wolf, Matt Beckley, Smit Production Cordinators - Gary "The Shredder" Silver, Emily Wright Vocals - Leona Lewis Piano - Max Martin Electric guitar, acoustic guitar - Dr. Luke Bass - Jack Daley Drums, percussion - Steven Wolf String Conductor and Arranger - Leon Perdavis Engineers - Doug McKean, Rob Smith, Seth Waldmann, Keith Gretlin, Josh Wilbur, Tom Syrowski, Tatiana Gottwald, Chris Soper, Sam Holland, Chris Holmes, Rouble Kapoor, Wesley Seidman, Janne Hansson, Emily Wright, Marcus Dextegen, Sam Cross Engineers assistants - Aniela Gottwald, John Adams, James Ingram Mixer - Chris Lord-Alge Mixer assistants - Keith Armstrong, Nik Karpen Writers - Lukasz Gottwald, Avril Lavigne, Max Martin

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Charts
Chart (2009) Peak Position [5] 83 66 [7] [8] 24 21

Canada (Canadian Hot 100) US Billboard Hot 100 [6]

US Pop Songs (Billboard)

US Adult Pop Songs (Billboard)

Release history
Region Date Label Format

United States January 6, 2009 J Records Digital download

Formats
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Album Version (Avril Lavigne, Max Martin, Lukasz Gottwald) 3:59 Corenell Club Mix (Lavigne, Martin, Gottwald) 7:41 Donni Hotwheel Mixshow (Lavigne, Martin, Gottwald) 5.28 Bit Error Remix (Lavigne, Martin, Gottwald) Cajjmere Wray Club Mix (Lavigne, Martin, Gottwald)

References
[1] Jennifer Garcia (2008-12-20). "Chace Crawford pairs up with Leona Lewis" (http:/ / www. people. com/ people/ article/ 0,,20248374,00. html). People. Time Inc.. . Retrieved 2008-12-23. [2] "Letterman flirts with Lewis" (http:/ / www. marketwatch. com/ news/ story/ letterman-flirts-lewis/ story. aspx?guid={D514EB97-79EA-47E9-9710-D177DA197206}& dist=msr_2). MarketWatch. Dow Jones & Company. 2008-12-20. . Retrieved 2008-12-23. [3] http:/ / fametastic. co. uk/ archive/ 20081221/ 14747/ video-leona-lewis-sings-i-will-be-on-letterman/ [4] Leona Lewis - I Will Be (http:/ / www. billboard. com/ bbcom/ reviews-singles/ i-will-be-1003926118. story) [5] " Leona Lewis Album & Song Chart History" (http:/ / www. billboard. com/ #/ artist/ Leona+ Lewis/ chart-history/ 815431?f=793& g=Singles) Canadian Hot 100 for Leona Lewis. Prometheus Global Media. [6] " Leona Lewis Album & Song Chart History" (http:/ / www. billboard. com/ #/ artist/ Leona+ Lewis/ chart-history/ 815431?f=379& g=Singles) Billboard Hot 100 for Leona Lewis. Prometheus Global Media. [7] " Leona Lewis Album & Song Chart History" (http:/ / www. billboard. com/ #/ artist/ Leona+ Lewis/ chart-history/ 815431?f=381& g=Singles) Billboard Pop Songs for Leona Lewis. Prometheus Global Media. [8] " Leona Lewis Album & Song Chart History" (http:/ / www. billboard. com/ #/ artist/ Leona+ Lewis/ chart-history/ 815431?f=343& g=Singles) Billboard Adult Pop Songs for Leona Lewis. Prometheus Global Media.

"Wavin' Flag"

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"Wavin' Flag"
"Wavin' Flag"

Singleby K'naan from the album Troubadour Released Format Recorded Genre Length Label Writer(s) Producer March 18, 2009 Digital download 2008 Alternative hip hop, pop, world music 3:41 A&M/Octone Keinan Abdi Warsame, Peter Hernandez, Philip Lawrence, Jean Daval Kerry Brothers, Jr., Bruno Mars

Certification 3x Platinum (CRIA)[1] K'naan singles chronology

"Bang Bang" (2008)

"Wavin' Flag'" (2009)

"Stop for a Minute" (2010)

Music video "Wavin' Flag ft. will.i.am, David Guetta" [2] on YouTube

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"Wavin' Flag (Celebration Mix)"

Singleby K'naan from the album Troubadour: Champion Edition Released Format Genre Length Label Writer(s) Producer April 30, 2010 Digital download Pop, hip hop 3:38 Universal Music Group K'naan, Bruno Mars, Philip Lawrence, Jean Daval The Smeezingtons K'naan singles chronology

"Stop for a Minute" (2010)

"Wavin' Flag (Celebration Mix)'" (2010) Music video

"Each Tear" (2010)

"Wavin' Flag (Celebration Mix)"

[3]

on YouTube

"Wavin' Flag (Haiti Mix)"

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Singleby Young Artists for Haiti Released Format Recorded Genre Length Label Writer(s) Producer Certification March 12, 2010 Digital download, CD single February 18, 2010 Pop, hip hop 3:55 Universal Music Canada K'naan Bob Ezrin 3x Platinum (CRIA) Music video "Wavin' Flag" [4] on YouTube [1]

"Wavin' Flag" is a song by Somali-Canadian artist K'naan from his album Troubadour, reaching #2 on the Canadian Hot 100. The single was released exclusively in Canada.

Background
"Wavin' Flag" was released as the third official single from Troubadour, which was produced by Kerry Brothers, Jr. and Bruno Mars.[2] K'naan first performed the song acoustically live on Q TV, where he gave viewers a preview of Troubadour prior to it's release.[3]

K'naan vs. David Guetta Mix


An remix of "Wavin' Flag", which features French music producer David Guetta and American rapper, producer and The Black Eyed Peas frontman will.i.am, was made for international release outside of Canada, around the time of the original single release. Will.i.am's solo parts were exclusively written for the international version, and for the K'naan part, some of the lyrics were amended. his version of the song was mixed by hit engineer Dylan "3-D" Dresdow. This version was later released as the B-side to the Celebration Mix.[4] A music video was made for this version, with the artists performing in front of a large black flag, intertwinned with some scenes wefrom the original Canadian music video.

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Celebration Mix
In 2010, a remix of the song, entitled the "Celebration Mix", was recorded for use as Coca-Cola's promotional anthem for the 2010 FIFA World Cup, hosted by South Africa.[5] This version reached number one in Germany, Switzerland and Austria and number two in Canada, Italy, the United Kingdom, and Ireland. This version was also featured on the soundtrack of the EA Sports video game 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa. Coca-Cola described the remix as "inspired by the joyous dance celebrations familiar to Africa." Coca-Cola integrated it's jingle, well known from previous Coca-Cola commercials, into the mix, generating a direct association between the remixed song and the brand. The song was used throughout the entire tournament, and was featured on all worldwide versions of the Coca-Cola campaign. The song was also played at events for the FIFA World Cup Trophy Tour, where K'naan performed this version live for the first time, and featured on the online digital platform for the World Cup. The music video for the remix includes a guest appearance by Malhar Chitnis.[6] The remix video was recorded in Estadio Centenario in Montevideo, the site of the first 1930 FIFA World Cup Final. The remix version appears on the Champion Edition of Troubadour. Although the remix features many elements of the original song, it includes most notably a new pre-chorus that sets the uplifting, unified tone of the 2010 FIFA World Cup, turning the song into one that is more open, more inviting and more celebratory. "I'm so proud of this [new] version," K'naan told Billboard.Biz. The new version also removes many of the darker lyrics of the original song. According to Billboard, Coca Cola "loved the song but noted that lyrical references to 'a violent prone, poor people zone' and people 'struggling, fighting to eat' didn't fit the campaign's themes".[7]

"We took something like 50 drums and did this crazy mix for it. It's about the one time that we all get together and the world forgets its conflict and its problems and we focus on this unity and celebration. That moment is connected now to 'Wavin' Flag.'"

Many bilingual versions of the Celebration Mix have been made, for use in each of their respective countries. The initial bilingual version was recorded by K'naan and Spanish singer David Bisbal, sung in both English and Spanish, and targeting all Spanish-speaking markets, includingh Spain, Mexico, Central and South America. This version was entitled the "Spanish Celebration Mix", and was officially made available for digital download in February 2010. As a part of the promotion, a music video of the Spanish Celebration Mix was filmed and released for the song.[8] A version sung in both English and Arabic, featuring Nancy Ajram, a multi-platinum Lebanese singer and spokesperson for Coca-Cola Middle East, was released in all Middle Eastern Countries. This version, entitled the "Arabic Celebration Mix", also had a music video recorded for it, which took over a month to shoot. Scenes were filmed in Denmark, Portugal, Brazil, Lebanon and South Africa.[9] A chinese version, featuring Jacky Cheung and Jane Zhang, reached #1 on China Music Chart.[10] , and a Thai version, featuring Tattoo Colour, charted at #3 there.

Haiti Mix
In 2010, the song was remade by a supergroup of Canadian artists, credited as Young Artists for Haiti, as a charity single to benefit relief efforts following the 2010 Haiti earthquake.[11] The charity single was spearheaded by producer Bob Ezrin, engineered by Mike Fraser and was reworked to include specific lyrics for Haiti, including a rap solo by Drake. It was released on March 12, 2010[12] with proceeds going to Free the Children, War Child Canada and World Vision Canada. Participating soloists included K'naan, Nelly Furtado, Sam Roberts, Avril Lavigne, Pierre Bouvier, Tyler Connolly, Kardinal Offishall, Jully Black, Lights, Deryck Whibley, Serena Ryder, Jacob Hoggard, Emily Haines, Hawksley Workman, Drake, Chin Injeti, Ima, Pierre Lapointe, Elisapie Isaac, Esthero, Corb Lund, Fefe Dobson, Nikki Yanofsky, Matt Mays, Justin Nozuka and Justin Bieber. Performing the chorus were Arkells, Lamar Ashe, Broken Social Scene, Torquil Campbell, Canadian Tenors, Aion Clarke, City and Colour, Tom Cochrane, Jim Cuddy, Jim Creeggan, Kathleen Edwards, Dave Faber, Jessie Farrell, Colin James, Pat Kordyback, Brandon Lehti, Colin MacDonald, Jay Malinowski, Stacey McKitrick, Suzie McNeil, Stephan Moccio, Kevin Parent, Josh Ramsay, Red 1, Hayley Sales, James Shaw and Shiloh.[13] Students from Vancouver high schools Lord Byng Secondary and Magee Secondary also voluntarily participated by playing together as an orchestra. A music

"Wavin' Flag" video was shot for the charity single at The Warehouse Studio in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.[14] In March 2011, the single won a Juno award for "Single of the Year".

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Chart performance
Chart (2009/2010) Peak Position [15] [16] [17] 1 14 10 2 [19] [20] [21] 25 16 1 2 [22] 1 7 2 2 [26] 2 5 [28] 1 4 [30] [31] 2 1 9 [33] 2 1 82 1 104

Austria (3 Austria Top 75)

Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)

Belgium (Ultratop 40 Wallonia) Canadian Hot 100 [18]

Czech Republic (IFPI)

Denmark (Tracklisten)

European Hot 100 Singles France (SNEP)

Germany (Media Control AG) Hungary (Single Top 10) Ireland (IRMA) Italy (FIMI) [24] [23]

[25]

Netherlands (Dutch Top 40) Norway (VG-lista) [27]

Scotland (The Official Charts Company) Slovakia (IFPI) [29]

Spain (PROMUSICAE)

Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade) Sweden (Sverigetopplistan) [32]

UK Singles (The Official Charts Company) UK R&B (The Official Charts Company) US Billboard Hot 100 Canadian Hot 100 UK Singles Chart [35] [36]

[34]

[37]

[38]

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Year-end charts
Chart (2010) Austrian Singles Chart Dutch Singles Chart [39] Position 4 11 [41] 10 6 86 34 4 [46] 36 19

[40]

European Hot 100 Singles German Singles Chart

[42] [43]

Hungarian Airplay Chart Italian Singles Chart Swiss Singles Chart [44]

[45]

UK Singles (The Official Charts Company) Canadian Hot 100 [47]

Certifications
Country Certifications (sales thresholds) 3x Platinum Platinum Gold Gold [1]

Canada Germany Italy India

[48]

[49] [50]

References
[1] "Canadian Recording Industry Association (CRIA): Gold & Platinum" (http:/ / www. cria. ca/ goldplat. php#). Cria.ca. . Retrieved 2011-03-02. [2] "K'Naan feat. Chali 2na (of Jurassic 5), Chubb Rock, Damian Marley, Mos Def - 'Troubadour' (Audio CD) Detail - Underground Hip Hop Store" (http:/ / www. undergroundhiphop. com/ store/ detail. asp?UPC=AM47802CD). Underground Hip Hop. . Retrieved 2010-05-02. [3] 'Waving Flag' by K'naan on QTV (http:/ / www. youtube. com/ watch?v=TxmEd9lcn0k& NR=1) youtube.com [4] musicline.de / PhonoNet GmbH (2010-05-17). "K'Naan - Wavin' Flag" (http:/ / www. musicline. de/ de/ product/ 602527418834/ / / 2220846). Musicline.de. . Retrieved 2011-03-02. [5] K'Naan Celebrates His World Cup Anthem (http:/ / www. billboard. biz/ bbbiz/ content_display/ industry/ e3ife9d9d88fcefbcdce6fc9bb98de68870) billboard.biz [6] "Malhar Chitnis - Wavin' Flag - Reggae Music Videos" (http:/ / www. goodlookvideos. com/ reggae_music_videos/ knaan-wavin-flag. html). Goodlookvideos.com. . Retrieved 2010-05-02. [7] "How K'Naan's Song Became Coca-Cola's World Cup Soundtrack" (http:/ / www. billboard. com/ features/ features/ how-k-naan-s-song-became-coca-cola's-1004096346. story?page=2). . [8] "Wavin Flag (Coca Cola Spanish Celebration Mix) - K'Naan feat David Bisbal" (http:/ / www. youtube. com/ watch?v=-wjZG6vOEZ0). YouTube. . Retrieved 2010-05-02. [9] "Leila Kanaan Directs Nancy Ajram for World Cup 2010" (http:/ / www. waleg. com/ archives/ 020172. html). Waleg.com. 2010-05-23. . Retrieved 2011-03-02. [10] "China Music Chart, as of 23 May 2010" (http:/ / fm974. rbc. cn/ zgb/ wqbd/ 201005/ t20100524_596704. htm). Fm974.rbc.cn. . Retrieved 2011-03-02. [11] "Bob Ezrin Recruits Artists For Knaan's Wavin' Flag Cover For Haiti" (http:/ / www. rockstarweekly. com/ content/ view/ 1465/ 206/ ). Rockstarweekly.com. Rockstarweekly. . Retrieved 2010-02-20.

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"Alice"

Singleby Avril Lavigne from the album Almost Alice B-side Released "Welcome to Mystery" 29 January 2010 (see release history) CD single, digital download January 2010 Rock, pop 3:35 (Original version) 5:00 (Extended version) Buena Vista Avril Lavigne Butch Walker Avril Lavigne singles chronology

Format Recorded Genre Length

Label Writer(s) Producer

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"The Best Damn Thing" (2008)

"Alice" (2010)

"What the Hell" (2011)

Almost Alice track listing

16 tracks "Alice" "The Poison" "The Technicolor Phase" "Her Name Is Alice" "Painting Flowers" "Where's My Angel" "Strange" "Follow Me Down" "Very Good Advice" "In Transit" "Welcome to Mystery" "Tea Party" "The Lobster Quadrille" "Always Running Out of Time" "Fell Down a Hole" "White Rabbit" Music video "Alice" [1] on YouTube

"Alice" is a song written and performed by Canadian singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne for Almost Alice, the soundtrack to the 2010 film Alice in Wonderland. An extended version was released as a hidden track on Lavigne's fourth studio album, Goodbye Lullaby.[1] The song is a mid-tempo ballad sung from the perspective of the film's lead character, Alice. Lavigne wrote the song after asking Disney executives and film director Tim Burton if she could write a song for the film. The song was produced by Butch Walker and mixed by Lavigne's former husband Deryck Whibley.[2]

Background
In January 2010, Lavigne was in a board meeting at the Disney offices going over clothing designs inspired by Alice in Wonderland for her Abbey Dawn line, when she mentioned to the executives that she was writing music for her upcoming album and would love to write a song for the film's soundtrack. Discussions between Lavigne's manager and film executives took place, and director Tim Burton agreed to let Lavigne write the song. Lavigne stated, "I got off the phone, sat down at my piano at home, wrote the song immediately; I was so inspired because I'd been designing for the movie [...] so I had all the images in my head." She played the song for Burton, who later called Lavigne to give his approval and confirm the song would be used for the film. On his radio show, On Air with Ryan Seacrest, Seacrest called the story a "great lesson," telling his listeners "you ask for what you want. You gotta go for it, because if you didn't ask for it, then you wouldn't have gotten [the opportunity]."[2] "Alice" was premiered on Seacrest's radio show on 27 January, when Lavigne made a surprise visit

"Alice" to the studio.[3] Lavigne described the song as different from her previous work, calling it "a little darker."[2] The song was played over the film's end credits,[4] [5] and went on to sell 45,000 copies within the first four weeks of its release.[6] Lavigne performed "Alice" on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno on 3 March 2010.[7] [8]

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Composition
"Alice" is both a rock,[9] [10] and pop[11] [10] song, a moderately fast ballad at 130 beats per minute, performed in the key of G major. Lavigne's vocal range spans from G3 to D5. Guitar and piano accompany Lavigne's vocals.[12]

Critical reception
Professional ratings Review scores
Source About.com Calgary Herald Digital Spy 411mania.com Idolator Los Angeles Times (mixed) (mixed) (positive) Rating [13] [14] [9] [15] [16] [17]

(favorable)

In his review for the soundtrack Almost Alice, William Ruhlmann of Allmusic described "Alice" as "a typical piece of self-assertive adolescent pop/rock", noting that it was "ideally suited for heavy rotation on Radio Disney".[10] Todd Martens, writing for the Los Angeles Times, approved of the song's "darker, more angsty vision", adding that it was a return to Lavigne's sound in Under My Skin. He described the beginning of the song as, "promising, with wavy synths caught somewhere between a nightmare and a dream".[17] Bill Lamb of About.com gave the song 4 stars out of 5, appreciating Lavigne's interpretation of Alice's dilemma. He found her vocals emotional, "expressing the confusion of Alice falling through that rabbit hole". "Alice" works both as an emotional, dramatic evocation of struggles with confusing times in life, and setting the scene for the movie making listeners eager to see the story that generates this heart-pounding, raw statement of the survival instinct. [...] There is a raw immediacy to the sound which grabs listeners instantly. It's hard to know if it will be a major pop hit, but the song does provide a suitably dramatic intro to publicity for the upcoming film.[13] The Calgary Herald wrapped its opinion of "Alice" in succinct praise, calling it "one of the best songs of Avril's career", adding that Avril's repertoire does not otherwise live up to its hype.[14] Digital Spy's Nick Levine called the song "a big angsty rock ballad", finding the track "cinematic" and at times "ghostly", before mentioning that the song took several listens to appreciate.[9] Several critics focused on the lyrics of the song, with mixed reaction. Lamb expounded, "Lyrically, with words of 'trippin' out', Avril Lavigne brings Alice directly into a contemporary context. This will allow young fans to see more clearly the metaphorical application of Alice In Wonderland to contemporary issues and dilemmas."[13] Becky Bain of Idolator began her review commending Lavigne's lyrics for "carry[ing] genuine sentiment," believing that her "words of encouragement" would "resonate" with her teenage fans.[16] Mark Ingoldsby, of 411mania.com, had little to praise in Lavigne's lyrics, stating that Lavigne is "[a]pparently incapable of crafting witty lyrics that paint an interesting picture through creative metaphors."[15] Martens had similar feelings, writing, "[The] listener never really

"Alice" gets a picture of [the] trippy world Lavigne has found herself in."[17] There was general consensus among critics regarding the chorus of the song, in which Lavigne repeatedly holds a high note for an extended period. Lamb simply called it "shouty",[13] while others elaborated. Ingoldsby sub-titled his review "Wail of a Fail", but although he could appreciate the beginning of the song, calling it "eerie and captivating" and describing Lavigne's voice as "unremarkable, yet pleasant", he found the rest of the song from "the second part of the first verse" onwards to be a "recreation of an Alanis Morissette-style spaz-out session".[15] Bain was also unimpressed with the chorus. "[The] biggest problem with the song is that Lavigne, trying to come off like Amy Lee, is constantly screeching while attempting to hit those high notes. Its difficult to enjoy a song while youre wincing during the chorus."[16] Story Gilmore of Neonlimelight.com reviewed Lavigne's live performance on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno. He described the performance as "toned down" and stated that Lavigne showed vocal growth during the performance, "easily shifting from full voice to high notes".[8]

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Music video
Concept
The music video opens with Lavigne following a white rabbit into a forest. As the piano in the soundtrack begins playing, the video briefly cuts to Lavigne's hands playing the notes on a piano. The video returns to Lavigne's character, who trips and falls into a hole near a large tree. Her fall is intercut with shots of Alice (from Burton's film) colliding with objects, including a piano. When Lavigne opens her eyes, she is lying at the bottom of a deep hole,[18] dressed in a black gothic corset dress[19] and stockings imprinted with playing card suits. When Lavigne climbs out of the hole, she finds herself in Wonderland. The song enters the chorus, and the video cuts and dissolves between Lavigne's character running through the forest and Lavigne singing and performing the song on the piano. The only Wonderland character to make an appearance at this point is a fleeting glimpse of the Cheshire Cat. She arrives at a tea party, and the Mad Hatter (Johnny Depp) stands, welcoming her with open arms. The scene is edited with footage of the Mad Hatter from Burton's film. As Lavigne sinks into a chair singing, her lyrical "echo" is visually emphasized with her face quickly dissolving in and out. As the verse ends, Lavigne stands and runs away from the scene. The chorus of the song returns to shots of Lavigne running through the forest, arriving at a piano surrounded by giant mushrooms. The video cuts between shots of Lavigne playing the instrument and singing, eventually showing Lavigne running through a misty copse of thin trees. Various scenes from the film are shown in succession, before Lavigne is reintroduced running toward an opening in the forest. As she exits the forest, she is dressed in her normal clothing.[18]
Avril Lavigne sings while sitting at the Mad Hatter's tea party, her "echo" appearing in the [18] corner.

Production and release


Lavigne shot the music video for "Alice" on January 2627, 2010.[2] The video was directed by Dave Meyers,[3] [20] which was partly filmed at the Los Angeles Arboretum.[20] Meyers worked closely with Lavigne to create the video. His intention was to capture "the haunting quality of the song" on video and present it with a gothic feel. Lavigne wanted to include piano sequences to stress the instrument's contribution to the song.[21] Footage from Burton's Alice in Wonderland was edited prominently into the video.[22] The video premiered online on February 17, 2010.[23]

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Track listing
Digital download No. Title Writer(s) Length 3:34

1. "Alice" Avril Lavigne

German CD single No. Title 1. "Alice"

[24] Length 3:34 4:27

2. "Welcome to Mystery" (performed by Plain White T's)

Release history
Region Date Label Buena Vista Format Radio premiere Digital download

North America 27 January 2010[3] 29 January 2010 Australia Europe Germany [25] [26]

27 February 2010 28 February 2010 5 March 2010

[27] [28] Disney (Europe) CD single

[24]

Charts
Chart (2010) Peak position [29] 39 19 [31] 19 51 24 99 54 27 4 [37] [38] [39] 58 43 6

Australian ARIA Singles Chart Austrian Singles Chart [30]

Belgian Ultratip Chart (Flanders) Canadian Hot 100 [32] [33]

Czech Airplay Chart Dutch Single chart

[34]

[35] European Hot 100 Singles German Singles Chart Japan Hot 100 [36] [30]

Slovak Airplay Chart

Spanish Singles Chart

South Korea (Gaon International Chart)

"Alice"
[30]

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73 59 [40] 71

Swiss Singles Chart UK Singles Chart

[30]

U.S. Billboard Hot 100

Year-end charts
Chart (2010) Japanese Top 100 [41] Position 47

Awards
Year 2010 TRL Awards Awards ceremony Best Video Award Results Nominated

MuchMusic Video Awards

[42]

International Video of the Year by a Canadian Nominated

Ur Fave Video (Peoples choice)

Nominated

Nickelodeon Kid's Choice Awards Mexico

Favorite Song

Nominated

Satellite Award

[43]

Best Original Song

Nominated

Chart Attack's 16th Annual Year-End Readers' Poll 2011 MTV Video Music Awards Japan

[44] Best Song Best Karaokee! Song

Won Nominated

Best Video from a Film MTV Fan Music Awards [45] Best Movie Song

Won Won

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External links
Official music video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4DLUz1RSLPo) on YouTube Video without movie footage (http://www.avrillavigne.com/us/video/alice) Official site for Alice in Wonderland (http://disney.go.com/disneypictures/aliceinwonderland/)

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"Dancing Crazy"
"Dancing Crazy"

Singleby Miranda Cosgrove from the album High Maintenance and Sparks Fly: Japanese Edition Released Format Recorded Genre Length Label Writer(s) Producer December 21, 2010 CD single, digital download 2010 Teen Pop, Pop rock, dance-pop 3:43 Columbia Avril Lavigne, Max Martin, Karl Schuster Max Martin, Shellback Miranda Cosgrove singles chronology

"Kissin U" (2010)

"Dancing Crazy" (2010)

"Leave It All To Shine" (2011)

"Dancing Crazy" is a single performed by American recording artist Miranda Cosgrove. It was co-written by Avril Lavigne, Max Martin and Shellback and was produced by Martin and Shellback for Cosgrove's second extended play (EP) High Maintenance, released on March 15, 2011. The song made its premiere on December 15, 2010, before being released digitally on December 21, 2010 as the lead single from the EP. A mid-tempo pop rock track, the lyrics of the song deal mainly with Cosgrove and her friends just going out, partying, and having a good time with one another. The song has been met with negative reviews from critics. In the United States, the single has charted on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 100. Also, it has peaked at number thirty-six on the Pop Songs chart, which is based on pop radio airplay. It is also her first single to chart on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart, where it debuted and peaked at number twenty-one.[1] It was moderately successful in some countries, such as Slovakia, where it debuted and peaked at number thirty-five on the official Hot 100 singles chart.[2] The song's music video debuted on February 13, at 6:25 pm.[3] The video features Cosgrove and her girlfriends sneaking out and going to a party that is

"Dancing Crazy" taking place on a high school football field. While there, Cosgrove is seen flirting with her love interest, as well as dancing on the hood of a car with several other teenagers dancing around her.

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Background
In October 2010, Cosgrove announced a few tour dates for the previously-known Sparks Fly Tour, in support of her debut full-length studio album of the same name. Later, the new leg was renamed to the Dancing Crazy Tour, named after a new song "Dancing Crazy". Rumors of a new album, called Turn It Up: Remixed, later surfaced, with the track-listing showing the remixes and acoustic versions of the songs from her previous album, along with the lead single and in-edit tracks "Sparks Fly", "Lovestruck", and "Turn It Up" (featuring Rivers Cuomo). The rumors were later denied, on January 3, 2011, as it was revealed that her new work would not be a full-length remix or studio album, but an extended play instead. Eight days later, Cosgrove herself tweeted a picture from the photoshoot of the EP.[4] "Dancing Crazy" was released to online digital download websites, such as iTunes and Amazon, on December 21, 2010.[5]

Composition
"Dancing Crazy" is a mid-tempo pop rock track, written by Avril Lavigne, Max Martin, Shellback, and produced by Martin and Shellback. The lyrics of the song deal mainly with Cosgrove and her friends just going out, partying, and having a good time. The single is written in a common verse-chorus style. The song opens up with the first verse, and then transpires to bridge. After that, the first chorus is sung, followed by the second verse. The second bridge and chorus follow that. The third verse slows down, and sees Cosgrove singing the chorus in a slower melody. The final chorus then ensues. The song closes with the ending word "Smack". During a Behind the Scenes look at the recording of the song, Cosgrove stated, "Dancing Crazy is so fun. I just think about going out with my friends and going to parties and having a good time. [One of my] favorite parts of the song is when is when I say 'I know whatever happens, you will be right by my side'. It's just like, you know you'll always have your friends there."[6] Commonsensemedia wrote, "Dancing Crazy, [...] has one thing on its mind: cutting loose on the dance floor until the wee hours of the morning. Written by Avril Lavigne, the song describes staying out all night, spending most of it dancing (with a little kissing thrown in) -- "You, me in the spotlight / Running around till the end of the night / Hot, hot keep it comin' / We can rock out till the early morning." Though the actions in this tune aren't necessarily irresponsible, they may be a little iffy for the youngest tweens."[7]

Reception
Critical reception
Idolator said of the song "Poppy! Fun! Kinda 80s Bananarama-ish! The You! Me! In the spotlight! bit in particular sounds like Girlfriend-esque Avril, not to mention the low-key guitar on the bridge. Were guessing this tune didnt make the cut of Lavignes upcoming album Goodbye Lullaby and Miranda snatched up her scraps. Still, even as leftovers, its a pretty tasty track and much like she did with Kesha's 'Disgusting', Miranda can pull it off. For a song called 'Dancing Crazy', though, a bit more musical lunacyor maybe one extra beat speeding it alongwould have been nice to elevate it to something resembling insanity."[8] Reflectiveinklings gave the song a mixed review, stating "Dancing Crazy still is embedded with a nifty hook just like 'Kissin' U'. However, the sameness between the two aforementioned singles gets thrown out right away after that comparison. If 'Kissin' U' surprised me for showcasing Cosgroves vocals with aplomb, Dancing Crazy does the opposite. Dancing Crazy pretty much offers the listener what he might have heard from other artist in the past. In a few words, yes, this song is a bit generic. The track might get a few plays because of its little charm (which will fully entice the kids who really love her show) and curiosity from the listener but afterwards, the magic fades. This is a step backwards for Cosgrove. Let us just hope she

"Dancing Crazy" bounces back."[9] Commensensemedia gave the song 3 out of 5 stars, while negatively saying, "Cosgrove's music suffers from the same issues as a lot of her peers' (like Selena Gomez's): mediocre vocals and the same-old synth-pop beat. Ultimately, it's hard to tell this song apart from the sea of similar-sounding tunes out there, making it a fairly forgettable track overall."

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Commercial performance
The single has been moderately successful on music charts. In the US, the song has charted on the Billboard Hot 100, peaking at number 100. Also, it did have success on US radio, when it peaked at number thirty-six on the Pop Songs chart, which is based on pop radio airplay. It is also her first single to chart on the Billboard Top Heatseekers chart, where it debuted and peaked at number twenty-one.[1] It was moderately successful in some foreign countries, such as Slovakia, where it debuted and peaked at number thirty-five on the official Hot 100 singles chart.[2]

Live performances
The song was first performed live on the Dancing Crazy Tour, which kicked off in January 2011.[10] [11] The song is the fourteenth and final track to be performed on the tour, being performed after her performance of a new track, Sayonara.[12] Aside from being promoted while on tour, the song was also performed live on the March 9th, 2011 episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show.[13] The performance saw Cosgrove singing the song as several children danced around her. As Cosgrove started to sing the final chorus of the song, Greyson Chance, who had opened up for her on her Dancing Crazy Tour, came out onto the stage to sing with her.[14] [15] On March 15, the day of the album's release, Cosgrove performed at the Hard Rock Cafe in Hollywood, California.[16]

Music video
The music video for "Dancing Crazy" was first announced during Cosgrove's interview on The Today Show. While there, she also showed a snippet of the music video.[17] During a Behind the Scenes look, Cosgrove stated: "Basically, in the video, I'm sneaking out of the house with my friends in this cool vintage red car. As we're driving, other cars show up behind us and other people that are our friends follow. And we all wind up at this high school. We sneak into the Football Field and just have this big party. Dancing Crazy is just about going out and having a good time. One of my best friends in the world is in the video, and it's gonna be fun, just dancing with her and having fun."[18] The video opens up to several girls waiting for Cosgrove outside of her house. It is 11:00 pm, and Cosgrove is seen getting out of bed, grabbing her coat, and sneaking outside to the girls, as they pull out of the house, she sees her teenage neighbor walking the dog. The two have eye contact momentarily, and smile at one another. As the first verse begins, Cosgrove and her friends are seen in the car, dancing to a song on the radio, while driving down the road. As the bridge begins, several other cars filled with teenagers are seen following them, and they all pull over and get out at a local high school. As the chorus begins, they are seen jumping over a fence onto a football field, where a car and large speakers have already been set up. As they turn on the music in the football field, the teens all begin to dance with one another. Shots of Cosgrove still sitting in the car with her friends dancing are shown at random moments, switching back and forth between the football field and the car. As the second verse begins, Cosgrove is seen sitting on the car at the football field. More kids begin to arrive, including the neighbors that Cosgrove seen when she was leaving the house. As the bridge begins, he is seen greeting random kids, however, he does not appear to have noticed Cosgrove yet. As the chorus plays, the teens all form a circle, and one at a time several kids take turn break dancing in the center of the circle. As the second chorus closes, Cosgrove and her neighbors notice each other at the same time, and she walks over to him. After talking for a moment, they walk over to the bleachers as the third verse begins. They are seen talking and laughing for a while. He then puts his arm around her. A few moments later, they are shown holding hands on the bleachers, and as the third verse ends, they are seen kissing one another. As the final chorus plays, the two are seen together, dancing by the car on the football

"Dancing Crazy" field. Clips of several teens break-dancing continue to switch back and forth. The sprinklers come on, however, and all of the teens run back home. Cosgrove is then shown back in the car with her girlfriends, presumably driving back home. As the sun begins to rise, Cosgrove arrives home and waves goodbye to her friends. As she sneaks up to her room and lays down, intending to finally get some sleep, her alarm clock goes off, and it's time for her to wake up for school. The video closes with a shot of her pressing the snooze button.[19] The Tour 'Dancing Crazy Summer Tour added this song for the finale song of the show Greyson comes out & also sings with Miranda. she has confetti go all over after the song is finshed.

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Track listing
Digital download[20] 1. "Dancing Crazy" 3:43

Charts
Chart (2011) Peak position 17 [22] 56 36 [1] 20 100

Slovakia (IFPI)

[21]

Japan Hot 100 (Billboard)

[23] US Billboard Pop Songs US Billboard Heatseekers Songs US Billboard Hot 100 [24]

Release history
Country Canada [25] [20] Date Format Label

December 21, 2010 CD single/Digital download Sony Music Columbia Records

United States

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[10] Post Store (2011-02-10). "Music review: Miranda Cosgrove and Greyson Chance at Strathmore" (http:/ / www. washingtonpost. com/ wp-dyn/ content/ article/ 2011/ 02/ 10/ AR2011021005843. html). Washingtonpost.com. . Retrieved 2011-03-06. [11] "Greyson Chance on 'Dancing Crazy' Tour with Miranda Cosgrove" (http:/ / www. greysonchancezone. com/ featured-greyson-chance-stories/ greyson-chance-on-dancing-crazy-tour-with-miranda-cosgrove). Greyson Chance Zone. 2010-12-08. . Retrieved 2011-03-06. [12] http:/ / www. startribune. com/ entertainment/ blogs/ 114630049. html?elr=KArksD:aDyaEP:kD:aUt:aDyaEP:kD:a_47cQiU47cQU17cQ_bDaEP7U [13] http:/ / ellen. warnerbros. com/ 2011/ 03/ miranda_cosgrove_performs_dancing_crazy_featuring_greyson_chance_0309. php [14] http:/ / ellen. warnerbros. com/ promos/ [15] http:/ / www. greysonchanceweb. com/ 2011/ 03/ greyson-chance-and-miranda-cosgrove-dance-crazy-on-the-ellen-show/ [16] http:/ / www. mirandacosgroveofficial. com/ us/ events [17] "Miranda Cosgrove Today Show Interview" (http:/ / www. youtube. com/ watch?v=Sg85qa3O1f8). YouTube. 2011-01-25. . Retrieved 2011-03-06. [18] (http:/ / www. youtube. com/ watch?v=Sg85qa3O1f8) [19] (http:/ / www. youtube. com/ watch?v=TiOumJEe2yQ& feature=channel) [20] "Dancing Crazy Single by Miranda Cosgrove" (http:/ / itunes. apple. com/ us/ album/ dancing-crazy/ id408916529). iTunes US. Apple Inc.. . Retrieved 2011-03-06. [21] "Dancing Crazy on Slovensk" (http:/ / www. ifpicr. cz/ hitparadask/ index. php?hitp=R). IFPI. (IFPI). . Retrieved 2011-02-10. [22] "Japan Hot 100: Billboard Japan Charts" (http:/ / www. billboard. com/ #/ artist/ miranda-cosgrove/ chart-history/ 1008601?f=848& g=Singles). Billboard. . Retrieved 2010-05-13. [23] "Miranda Cosgrove - Billboad Pop Songs" (http:/ / www. billboard. com/ #/ artist/ miranda-cosgrove/ 1008601). Billboard. (Billboard). . Retrieved 2011-02-10. [24] "Miranda Cosgrove Dancing Crazy" (http:/ / www. billboard. com/ song/ miranda-cosgrove/ dancing-crazy/ 24740166). Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 2 April 2011. . Retrieved 2011-03-24. [25] "Dancing Crazy Single by Miranda Cosgrove" (http:/ / itunes. apple. com/ ca/ album/ dancing-crazy/ id408916529?i=408917226). iTunes Canada. Apple Inc.. 2010-12-21. . Retrieved 2011-02-22.

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List of Avril Lavigne concert tours
The Canadian singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne has embarked on several concert tours since the release of her debut album, Let Go, in 2002. Below is an organized list of all her solo concert tours.

Try to Shut Me Up Tour


Try To Shut Me Up Tour Tour by Avril Lavigne Associated album Let Go Start date End date Shows January 23, 2003 June 4, 2003 56

29 in North America 21 in Europe 2 in Asia

Avril Lavigne tour chronology Try to Shut Me Up Tour (2003) Mall Tour (2004)

The Try to Shut Me Up Tour was Lavigne's first tour. The sold out concert in Buffalo, New York was filmed for the DVD My World, which was released on November 3, 2003 in the US. Canadian bands Simple Plan and Gob were featured as opening acts.[1]

Setlist
1. "Sk8er Boi" 2. "Nobody's Fool" 3. "Mobile" 4. "Anything But Ordinary" 5. "Losing Grip" 6. "Naked" 7. "Too Much to Ask" 8. "I Don't Give" 9. "Basket Case" (Green Day cover) 10. "My World" 11. "I'm with You" 12. "Complicated" 13. "Unwanted" 14. "Tomorrow" 15. "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" (Bob Dylan cover)

List of Avril Lavigne concert tours 16. "Things I'll Never Say"

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Opening acts
Our Lady Peace Gob Swollen Members Simple Plan

Tour dates
Date City Country Asia January 23, 2003 January 27, 2003 Singapore Seoul Singapore South Korea [2] Europe March 3, 2003 March 4, 2003 March 6, 2003 March 8, 2003 March 9, 2003 March 10, 2003 March 12, 2003 March 13, 2003 March 14, 2003 March 16, 2003 March 17, 2003 March 18, 2003 March 20, 2003 March 21, 2003 March 22, 2003 March 24, 2003 March 25, 2003 March 26, 2003 March 27, 2003 North America April 9, 2003 April 10, 2003 April 11, 2003 April 13, 2003 Toronto Ottawa Montreal London Canada [2] Air Canada Centre Corel Centre Molson Centre John Labatt Centre Copenhagen Oslo Stockholm Brussels Berlin Cologne Munich Milan Zurich Hamburg Amsterdam Paris Birmingham Manchester Glasgow Dublin London Scotland Ireland England Italy Switzerland Germany Netherlands France England Denmark Norway Sweden Belgium Germany K.B Hallen Rockefeller Music Hall Annexet Ancienne Belgique Columbiahalle Palladium Znith L'Alcatraz Volkshaus Congress Centrum 3 Heineken Music Hall Le Znith Carling Academy Birmingham Manchester Apollo Barrowlands The Point Depot Brixton Academy [2] Venue

Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre Millennium Hall

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United States CSU Convocation Center Petersen Events Center Conseco Fieldhouse UIC Pavilion Xcel Energy Center Canada Winnipeg Arena Pengrowth Saddledome Skyreach Centre General Motors Place United States Memorial Coliseum Tacoma Dome HP Pavilion Long Beach Convention Center Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum Fair Park Coliseum Freeman Coliseum Reliant Arena Gwinnett Center Savvis Center The Palace of Auburn Hills Patriot Center Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Paul E. Tsongas Arena First Union Spectrum HSBC Arena Asia

April 15, 2003 April 16, 2003 April 17, 2003 April 19, 2003 April 20, 2003 April 21, 2003 April 23, 2003 April 24, 2003 April 26, 2003 April 27, 2003 April 28, 2003 April 30, 2003 May 1, 2003 May 2, 2003 May 4, 2003 May 5, 2003 May 6, 2003 May 8, 2003 May 9, 2003 May 10, 2003 May 12, 2003 May 13, 2003 May 15, 2003 May 17, 2003 May 18, 2003

Cleveland Pittsburgh Indianapolis Chicago St. Paul Winnipeg Calgary Edmonton Vancouver Portland Tacoma San Jose Long Beach Phoenix Dallas San Antonio Houston Duluth St. Louis Auburn Hills Fairfax Uniondale Lowell Philadelphia Buffalo

May 27, 2003 May 29, 2003

Osaka Tokyo

Japan

Zepp Osaka Nippon Budokan Oceania

June 1, 2003 June 2, 2003 June 3, 2003 June 4, 2003

Melbourne Sydney

Australia

Rod Laver Arena Sydney Entertainment Centre

Brisbane

Brisbane Entertainment Centre

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Mall Tour
Mall Tour

Tour by Avril Lavigne Associated album Start date End date Shows Under My Skin March 4, 2004 April 16, 2004 26

21 in United States 5 in Canada

Avril Lavigne tour chronology Try to Shut Me Up Tour (2003) Mall Tour (2003) Bonez Tour (20042005)

Lavigne went on the Live and by Surprise Mall Tour, a 21-city in the United States and Canada. The venue in each city was announced until 48 hours before the show, which began on March 4, 2004 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the week "Don't Tell Me" was released to radio. Accompanied by her guitarist, Evan Taubenfeld, Lavigne performed a short live acoustic version of each five songs from the album.[3]

Setlist
(All Acoustic) 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. "He Wasn't" "My Happy Ending" "Sk8er Boi" "Don't Tell Me" "Take Me Away" "Complicated" "Nobody's Home"

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Tour dates
Date City North America March 4, 2004 March 5, 2004 March 8, 2004 March 9, 2004 March 11, 2004 March 12, 2004 March 15, 2004 March 16, 2004 March 17, 2004 March 18, 2004 Minneapolis Milwaukee Chicago Auburn Hills Toronto Ottawa Montreal Boston New York City Philadelphia United States Canada United States Country

March 19, 2004 Washington, D.C. March 22, 2004 March 23, 2004 March 24, 2004 March 25, 2004 March 26, 2004 April 1, 2004 April 6, 2004 April 7, 2004 April 8, 2004 April 9, 2004 April 12, 2004 April 13, 2004 April 14, 2004 April 15, 2004 April 16, 2004 Atlanta Cincinnati Cleveland Indianapolis St. Louis Calgary Vancouver Seattle Portland San Francisco Los Angeles Phoenix Seattle Houston Dallas United States Canada

Bonez Tour

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Bonez World Tour

Lavigne in So Paulo, Brazil, 2005. Tour by Avril Lavigne Associated album Under My Skin Start date End date Shows September 26, 2004 September 25, 2005 144

69 in North America 36 in Europe 21 in Asia 6 in Oceania 4 in South America 3 in Africa

Avril Lavigne tour chronology Mall Tour (2004) Bonez Tour (20042005) Promotional Tour (2007)

On her second world tour, Avril Lavigne embarked during 2004 and 2005 with her biggest "Bonez Tour".[4] The live performance at the Nippon Budokan was covered on the DVD Live at Budokan: Bonez Tour, and released just in Japan.

Setlist
The setlist was changed in May 2005, half way through the tour.

Opening acts
Butch Walker Bowling For Soup Simple Plan Nailpin Rooster Gavin DeGraw Tweak

List of Avril Lavigne concert tours The Glitterati Tolidos Daniela Herrero (Argentina) Guffi (Chile) American Hi-Fi Leela (Brazil)

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Date City Country Europe September 26, 2004 September 27, 2004 September 28, 2004 September 30, 2004 October 1, 2004 October 3, 2004 October 4, 2004 October 6, 2004 October 4, 2004 October 9, 2004 October 10, 2004 October 11, 2004 October 12, 2004 Sheffield North America October 25, 2004 October 26, 2004 October 27, 2004 October 28, 2004 October 30, 2004 October 31, 2004 November 1, 2004 November 3, 2004 November 4, 2004 Dallas San Antonio New Orleans Atlanta Hampton Philadelphia Boston Auburn Hills Toronto Canada United States [5] American Airlines Center SBC Center UNO Lakefront Arena Philips Arena Hampton Coliseum First Union Center Fleet Center The Palace of Auburn Hills Air Canada Centre Sheffield Arena Munich Dsseldorf Paris Amsterdam Brussels Manchester Birmingham Belfast Glasgow Cardiff London Northern Ireland Scotland Wales England France Netherlands Belgium England [5] Olympiahalle Philipshalle Le Znith Heineken Music Hall Forest National Evening News Arena National Indoor Arena Odyssey Arena Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre Cardiff International Arena Wembley Arena Venue

Germany

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Cleveland Cincinnati East Rutherford Fairfax Chicago Milwaukee Denver Salt Lake City Las Vegas Glendale San Jose San Diego Fresno Portland Vancouver Kelowna Asia Canada United States CSU Convocation Center U.S. Bank Arena Continental Airlines Arena Patriot Center United Center Bradley Center Pepsi Center Delta Center Thomas & Mack Center Glendale Arena HP Pavilion iPayOne Center Save Mart Center Rose Garden Arena Pacific Coliseum Prospera Place

November 5, 2004 November 6, 2004 November 8, 2004 November 9, 2004 November 11, 2004 November 12, 2004 November 14, 2004 November 15, 2004 November 16, 2004 November 17, 2004 November 19, 2004 November 20, 2004 November 21, 2004 November 23, 2004 November 24, 2004 November 25, 2004

March 1, 2005 March 2, 2005 March 4, 2005 March 6, 2005 March 7, 2005 March 8, 2005 March 10, 2005 March 11, 2005 March 12, 2005 March 14, 2005 March 15, 2005 March 16, 2005 March 18, 2005 March 20, 2005 March 23, 2005 March 25, 2005 March 27, 2005 March 29, 2005 March 31, 2005 April 2, 2005 April 4, 2005

Osaka

Japan

Osaka J-Hall

Nagoya Yokohama Hiroshima Fukuoka Tokyo Hamamatsu Saitama Tokyo

Nagoya Rainbow Hall Yokohama Arena Hiroshima Green Arena Marine Messe Nippon Budokan Hamamatsu Arena Saitama Super Arena Nippon Budokan

Nagoya Sapporo Tokyo Seoul Hong Kong Bangkok Taipei Manila Singapore Jakarta South Korea Hong Kong Thailand Taiwan Philippines Singapore Indonesia Oceania

Aichi Prefectural Gymnasium Hokkaido Prefectural Sports Center Zepp Olympic Gym No.2 HKCEC Hall 3 Impact Taipei Municipal Stadium The Fort Singapore Indoor Stadium Tennis Indoor Arena

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Perth Adelaide Melbourne Brisbane Sydney Newcastle Africa [6] Coca-Cola Dome Westridge Park Tennis Stadium Bellville Velodrome Europe [7] Point Theatre Carling Academy Australia Challenge Stadium Adelaide Entertainment Centre Rod Laver Arena Brisbane Entertainment Centre Sydney Entertainment Centre Newcastle Entertainment Centre

April 6, 2005 April 8, 2005 April 9, 2005 April 11, 2005 April 12, 2005 April 13, 2005

May 8, 2005 May 10, 2005 May 13, 2005

Johannesburg Durban Cape Town

South Africa

May 16, 2005 May 17, 2005 May 18, 2005 May 20, 2005 May 21, 2005 May 22, 2005 May 23, 2005 May 25, 2005 May 26, 2005 May 27, 2005 May 29, 2005 May 31, 2005 June 2, 2005 June 3, 2005 June 5, 2005 June 6, 2005 June 7, 2005 June 9, 2005 June 10, 2005 June 11, 2005 June 13, 2005 June 14, 2005 June 15, 2005 June 16, 2005 June 18, 2005 June 20, 2005 June 22, 2005 June 26, 2005

Dublin Glasgow

Ireland Scotland

London

England

HMV Hammersmith Apollo

Birmingham Brighton Lyon Marseille Barcelona Milan Naples Vienna Prague Budapest Katowice Bratislava Geneva Basel Frankfurt Bonn Berlin Bblingen Hamburg Copenhagen Helsinki Stockholm Luxembourg Denmark Finland Sweden Luxembourg Germany Austria Czech Republic Hungary Poland Slovakia Switzerland Spain Italy France

National Exhibition Centre Brighton Centre Halle Tony Garnier Le Dme Palau Sant Jordi Cornetto Free Music Festival Piazza Plebiscito Gasometer T Mobile Arena Budapest Sports Arena Spodek Incheba XPO SEG Geneva Arena St. Jakobshalle Jahrhunderthalle Museumsplatz Treptow Arena Alsterdorfer Sporthalle Stadtpark Parken Stadium Tampereen jhalli Stockholm Globe Arena Den Atelier

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[8] Copps Coliseum John Labatt Centre Corel Center Air Canada Centre United States DTE Energy Music Theatre Starwood Amphitheatre UMB Bank Pavilion Starlight Theatre i wireless Center Canada MTS Centre Agridome Credit Union Centre Rexall Place Pengrowth Saddledome Sport Mart Place Prospera Place Save On Foods Memorial Centre

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North America July 12, 2005 July 13, 2005 July 14, 2005 July 15, 2005 July 17, 2005 July 19, 2005 July 21, 2005 July 22, 2005 July 23, 2005 July 25, 2005 July 26, 2005 July 27, 2005 July 29, 2005 July 30, 2005 July 31, 2005 August 2, 2005 August 5, 2005 August 6, 2005 August 8, 2005 August 10, 2005 August 11, 2005 August 12, 2005 August 13, 2005 August 14, 2005 August 16, 2005 August 17, 2005 August 19, 2005 August 20, 2005 August 21, 2005 August 23, 2005 August 24, 2005 August 25, 2005 August 27, 2005 August 28, 2005 August 29, 2005 Las Vegas Albuquerque The Woodlands Dallas Atlanta Tampa West Palm Beach Charlotte Raleigh Holmdel Wantagh Saratoga Springs Mansfield Auburn Concord Los Angeles United States Hamilton London Ottawa Toronto Clarkston Nashville St. Louis Kansas City Moline Winnipeg Regina Saskatoon Edmonton Calgary Kamloops Kelowna Victoria Canada

White River Amphitheatre Chronicle Pavilion Greek Theatre

The Joint Tingley Coliseum Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Smirnoff Music Centre HiFi Buys Amphitheatre Ford Amphitheatre Sound Advice Amphitheatre Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre Charlotte Alltel Pavilion PNC Bank Arts Center Jones Beach Amphitheatre Saratoga Performing Arts Center Comcast Center

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Halifax Moncton Quebec City Montreal Monterrey Mexico City South America Mexico Canada Metro Centre Moncton Coliseum Colise Pepsi Bell Centre Auditorio Coca Cola Palacio de los Deportes

August 31, 2005 September 1, 2005 September 2, 2005 September 3, 2005 September 11, 2005 September 13, 2005

September 15, 2005 September 17, 2005 September 18, 2005 September 22, 2005 September 23, 2005 September 24, 2005 September 25, 2005

Santiago Buenos Aires

Chile Argentina

Estadio San Carlos de Apoquindo Arena Obras Sanitarias

Porto Alegre Curitiba Rio de Janeiro Sao Paulo

Brazil

Ginsio Gigantinho Pedreira Paulo Leminski Praa da Apoteose Estdio do Pacaembu

Promotional Tour
TBDT Promotional Tour Tour by Avril Lavigne Associated album The Best Damn Thing Start date End date Shows February 16, 2007 December 16, 2007 38 Avril Lavigne tour chronology Bonez Tour (20042005) Promotional Tour (2007) The Best Damn Tour (2008)

During all 2007 Lavigne promote her album playing some TV concerts for CBC and MTV in Canada and Paris respectively. She also play 3 full concerts in Mexico and places such as Rome, Hong Kong, Russia, and play in China for the very first time in her career with a record sold out concert in Shanghai; In Europe she play at different summer festivals, In Asia she was part of the Summer Sonic Festival in Osaka, Japan and by the end of the year form part of the Jingle Bell Christmas Tour.

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Setlist
1. "Girlfriend" 2. "I Can Do Better" 3. "Sk8er Boi" 4. "My Happy Ending" 5. "Losing Grip" 6. "Runaway" 7. "Don't Tell Me" 8. "Keep Holding On" 9. "I'm with You" 10. "Everything Back But You" 11. "The Best Damn Thing" 12. "Complicated" 13. "I Don't Have To Try" 14. "He Wasn't" 15. "When You're Gone" "Nobody's Home" (during some shows) "Hot" (during some shows) "Tomorrow" (during some shows) "Innocence" (during some shows)

Tour dates
Date City Country North America February 16, 2007 March 5, 2007 Calgary Los Angeles Canada United States Europe March 19, 2007 March 25, 2007 March 27, 2007 Asia May 3, 2007 Hong Kong Hong Kong The Best Damn Thing Party (private concert) London Paris England France Scala (club) MTV Concert Trabendo Concert (private concert) Grand Theatre Yahoo Nissan Live Sets Venue

North America June 7, 2007 Las Vegas United States Europe June 22, 2007 June 26, 2007 June 28, 2007 June 29, 2007 July 1, 2007 July 7, 2007 July 8, 2007 Paris Madrid Amsterdam Catania Gothenburg Naas Kinross France Spain Netherlands Italy Sweden Ireland England Le Znith Prince Circus Hotel Arena Piazza duomo - Festivalbar 2007 Pier Pressure Oxegen Festival T In The Park Pearl Concert Theater

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Locarno Frankfurt Hamburg Istanbul Athens Rome Bern Turkey Greece Italy Switzerland Asia Switzerland Germany Moon and Stars Festival Opernplatz Stadtpark Masstival Festival Fly Beeyond Festival Ippodromo delle Capannelle Gurtenfestival

July 10, 2007 July 11, 2007 July 12, 2007 July 14, 2007 July 17, 2007 July 18, 2007 July 19, 2007

August 11, 2007 August 12, 2007 August 15, 2007 August 18, 2007

Osaka Chiba City Shanghai Hong Kong

Japan

Summer Sonic Festival

China Hong Kong Europe

Qizhong Forest Sports City Arena AsiaWorld Arena

October 5, 2007

Moscow

Russia North America

B1 Maximum Club

October 19, 2007 October 21, 2007 October 23, 2007 November 28, 2007 December 1, 2007 December 2, 2007 December 3, 2007 December 5, 2007 December 7, 2007 December 9, 2007 December 10, 2007 December 13, 2007

Guadalajara Monterrey Mexico City Montreal Stockton Burnaby Portland Council Bluffs Minneapolis Houston Duluth Boston

Mexico

Telmex Auditorium Auditorio Coca Cola Palacio de los Deportes

Canada United States Canada United States

Bell Centre Stockton Arena Best Buy Free Concert Rose Garden Arena Mid-America Center Target Center Toyota Center Arena at Gwinnett Center Tsongas Arena Madison Square Garden Susquehanna Bank Center

December 14, 2007 New York City December 16, 2007 Camden

The Best Damn Tour

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The Best Damn Tour

Lavigne during her 2008 world tour. Tour by Avril Lavigne Associated album The Best Damn Thing Start date End date Shows March 05, 2008 October 06, 2008 107

52 in North America 33 in Europe 22 in Asia

Avril Lavigne tour chronology Promotional tour (2007) The Best Damn Tour (2008) The Black Star Tour (2011)

The Best Damn Tour ran from March 5 to October 6, 2008.[9] [10] A DVD with live recordings of the show, The Best Damn Tour - Live in Toronto, was released in September 2008.

Setlist
1. "Intro" 2. "Girlfriend" 3. "I Can Do Better" 4. "Complicated" 5. "My Happy Ending" 6. "I'm with You" 7. "I Always Get What I Want" 8. "When You're Gone" 9. "Innocence" 10. "Don't Tell Me" 11. "Hot" 12. "Losing Grip" 13. "Bad Reputation" (Joan Jett cover)

List of Avril Lavigne concert tours 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. "Everything Back But You" "Runaway" "Hey Mickey" (Toni Basil cover) "The Best Damn Thing" "I Don't Have to Try" "He Wasn't" "Girlfriend (Dr. Luke Remix)" "Sk8er Boi"

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"Keep Holding On" (during some shows) "In Too Deep" (during some shows)

Opening acts
Boys Like Girls Jonas Brothers The Black List Club The Midway State Demi Lovato

illScarlett Duke Squad

Tour dates
Date City Country North America March 5, 2008 March 7, 2008 March 8, 2008 March 9, 2008 March 11, 2008 March 12, 2008 March 13, 2008 March 15, 2008 March 16, 2008 March 18, 2008 March 20, 2008 March 21, 2008 March 22, 2008 March 25, 2008 March 26, 2008 March 28, 2008 March 29, 2008 March 30, 2008 April 1, 2008 Victoria Vancouver Kamloops Kelowna Prince George Edmonton Calgary Regina Saskatoon Winnipeg Minneapolis Rosemont Auburn Hills Pittsburgh Cleveland Atlantic City Buffalo East Rutherford Boston United States Canada Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre GM Place Interior Savings Centre Prospera Place CN Centre Rexall Place Pengrowth Saddledome Brandt Centre Credit Union Centre MTS Centre Target Center Allstate Arena The Palace Of Auburn Hills A.J. Palumbo Center Wolstein Center Borgata First Niagara Center Izod Center Agganis Arena Venue

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Montreal Ottawa Toronto Kingston London Uniondale Uncasville Manchester Fairfax Atlanta Tampa West Palm Beach Biloxi Hidalgo Houston Dallas San Antonio Las Vegas Anaheim Europe United States Canada Bell Centre Scotiabank Place Air Canada Centre K-Rock Centre John Labatt Centre Nassau Coliseum Mohegan Sun Arena Verizon Wireless Arena Patriot Center Philips Arena Ford Amphitheatre Sound Advice Amphitheatre Hard Rock Hotel Dodge Arena Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion Smirnoff Music Center Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Selma The Pearl Honda Center

April 2, 2008 April 3, 2008 April 7, 2008 April 8, 2008 April 9, 2008 April 11, 2008 April 12, 2008 April 13, 2008 April 15, 2008 April 18, 2008 April 19, 2008 April 20, 2008 April 22, 2008 April 24, 2008 April 25, 2008 April 26, 2008 April 27, 2008 April 29, 2008 April 30, 2008

May 26, 2008 May 27, 2008 May 29, 2008 May 30, 2008 May 31, 2008 June 1, 2008 June 3, 2008 June 4, 2008 June 6, 2008 June 7, 2008 June 9, 2008 June 10, 2008 June 12, 2008 June 13, 2008 June 14, 2008 June 15, 2008 June 17, 2008 June 18, 2008 June 20, 2008

Glasgow

Scotland

Carling Academy Glasgow

Manchester Birmingham Cardiff Plymouth Bournemouth London Dublin Belfast Luxembourg Paris Bolzano Milan Monaco Barcelona Munich Dsseldorf Amsterdam

England

Manchester Evening News Arena National Exhibition Centre

Wales England

Cardiff International Arena Plymouth Pavilions Bournemouth International Centre The O2 Arena

Ireland Northern Ireland Luxembourg France Italy

RDS Simmonscourt Odyssey Arena Rochal Le Znith Palaonda Mediolanum Forum

Monaco Spain Germany

Grimaldi Forum Palau D'Esports de Badalona Zenith Philipshalle

Netherlands

Heineken Music Hall

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Brussels Mannheim Dresden Berlin Copenhagen Stockholm Helsinki Tallinn Riga Vilnius Wroclaw Budapest Prague Leoben Denmark Sweden Finland Estonia Latvia Lithuania Poland Hungary Czech Republic Austria North America Belgium Germany Forest National Rosengarten Groer Garten Columbia Hall K.B. Hallen Annexet Hartwall Areena Saku Suurhall Riga Arena Siemens Arena Centennial Hall Petofi Csarnok Tesla Arena Stehplatz

June 21, 2008 June 22, 2008 June 23, 2008 June 24, 2008 June 26, 2008 June 28, 2008 June 30, 2008 July 1, 2008 July 2, 2008 July 3, 2008 July 5, 2008 July 7, 2008 July 8, 2008 July 9, 2008

July 22, 2008 July 23, 2008 July 25, 2008 July 26, 2008 July 28, 2008 July 29, 2008 July 30, 2008 August 1, 2008 August 2, 2008 August 5, 2008 August 6, 2008 August 8, 2008 August 9, 2008 August 10, 2008 August 12, 2008

St. Louis Indianapolis Hershey Hartford Cincinnati Charlotte Raleigh Bethleham New Jersey Sudbury Toronto Saint John Moncton Halifax St. John's

United States

Verizon Wireless Amphitheater Verizon Wireless Music Center Hersheypark Stadium New England Dodge Music Center Riverbend Music Center Verizon Wireless Charlotte Walnut Creek Amphitheatre Musikfest Grounds Toms River Festival

Canada

Sudbury Community Arena Molson Amphitheatre Harbour Station Moncton Coliseum Halifax Metro Centre Mile One Centre

Asia August 29, 2008 September 1, 2008 September 3, 2008 September 5, 2008 September 7, 2008 Kuala Lumpur Seoul Manila Taipei Singapore Malaysia South Korea Philippines Taiwan Singapore Merdeka Stadium Melon-AX Hall Araneta Coliseum Chungshan Soccer Stadium Singapore Indoor Stadium

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Shizuoka Niigata Tokyo Japan Hamamatsu Arena Toki Messe Yoyogi National Gymnasium

September 10, 2008 September 11, 2008 September 13, 2008 September 14, 2008 September 16, 2008 September 17, 2008 September 18, 2008 September 20, 2008 September 21, 2008 September 22, 2008 September 24, 2008 September 26, 2008 September 28, 2008 September 30, 2008 October 2, 2008 October 4, 2008 October 6, 2008

Tokyo Dome Nagoya Nagoya Rainbow Hall

Osaka

Intex Osaka

Fukuoka Hiroshima Macau Guangzhou Chengdu Lijiang Shanghai Beijing China [11]

Marine Messe Fukuoka Hiroshima Sun Plaza Venetian Arena Guangzhou Gymnasium Chengdu Stadium Lijang Snow Mountain Festival Shanghai Stadium Wukesong Indoor Arena

The Black Star Tour


The Black Star Tour

Avril Lavigne during her Black Star Tour in Jakarta, Indonesia in May 2011. Tour by Avril Lavigne Associated album Start date End date Goodbye Lullaby April 30, 2011 October 25, 2011

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48

Shows

19 in North America 13 in Europe 7 in Asia 9 in South America

Avril Lavigne tour chronology The Best Damn Tour (2008) The Black Star Tour (2011)

The Black Star Tour is embarked to support her 4th album "Goodbye Lullaby". This tour began at the end of April 2011 in China. According to her, the show will be different from the last one as said by Avril "It'll most likely be a little more intimate. I'll rock out and have a good time with the band, but I want to also kinda strip it down a little more". She will play a lot more of the piano and acoustic versions, and wants the show to be more about vocal performance. She announced that the sold out Japan tour dates will be postponed due to the March 2011 natural disaster and she will be re-scheduling the tour dates for Japan in 2012.

Opening acts
Sonica (Venezuela) Cirse (Argentina)

Tour dates
Date City Country Asia April 30, 2011 May 2, 2011 May 5, 2011 May 7, 2011 May 9, 2011 May 11, 2011 May 13, 2011 Beijing Shanghai Seoul Hong Kong Singapore Jakarta Taipei South Korea Hong Kong Singapore Indonesia Taiwan North America May 27, 2011 May 28, 2011 Paradise Island Tampa Bahamas United States South America July 18, 2011 July 20, 2011 July 22, 2011 July 24, 2011 Caracas Lima Santiago Buenos Aires Venezuela Peru Chile Argentina Terraza del C.C.C.T. Explanada del Monumental Movistar Arena Estadio Malvinas Argentinas Atlantis Live Tropicana Field China China Valley Music Festival Shanghai Grand Stage Melon-Ax Hall AsiaWorld Arena Singapore Indoor Stadium Kartika Expo Centre Nangang Exhibition Hall Venue

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So Paulo Brazil Credicard Hall

July 27, 2011 July 28, 2011 July 31, 2011 August 2, 2011 August 4, 2011

Rio de Janeiro Belo Horizonte Braslia Europe

Citibank Hall Chevrolet Hall Ginsio Nilson Nelson

September 4, 2011 September 5, 2011 September 8, 2011 September 10, 2011 September 11, 2011 September 13, 2011 September 14, 2011 September 16, 2011 September 17, 2011 September 19, 2011 September 21, 2011 September 22, 2011 September 23, 2011

Moscow St. Petersburg Turin Rome Milan Amsterdam Brussels Paris

Russia

Moscow Arena Yubileyny Sports Palace

Italy

Palasport Olimpico PalaLottomatica Mediolanum Forum

Netherlands Belgium France

Heineken Music Hall Forest National Le Znith

Cologne London

Germany England

Palladium HMV Hammersmith Apollo

Manchester North America

O2 Manchester Apollo

October 1, 2011 October 3, 2011 October 5, 2011 October 6, 2011 October 8, 2011 October 10, 2011 October 11, 2011 October 13, 2011 October 14, 2011 October 16, 2011 October 17, 2011 October 19, 2011 October 20, 2011 October 22, 2011 October 24, 2011 October 25, 2011

Victoria Vancouver Prince George Kamloops Kelowna Edmonton Calgary Regina Winnipeg Sudbury Ottawa Moncton Halifax London Toronto Montreal

Canada

Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre Rogers Arena CN Centre Interior Savings Centre Prospera Place Rexall Place Scotiabank Saddledome Brandt Centre MTS Centre Sudbury Arena Scotiabank Place Moncton Coliseum Halifax Metro Centre John Labatt Centre Air Canada Centre Bell Centre

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Box office score data


Venue Movistar Arena Credicard Hall Citibank Hall Chevrolet Hall Ginsio Nilson Nelson TOTAL City Santiago So Paulo Rio de Janeiro Belo Horizonte Braslia Tickets Sold / Available 8,844 / 14,320 (79%) 14,108 / 14,108 (100%) 7,725 / 7,784 (96%) 5,186 / 5,500 (94%) 5,038 / 9,000 (56%) 40,901 / 50,712 (81%) Gross Revenue $439,345 $980,009 $591,976 $386,743 $397,879 [12] [13] [14] [15] [16]

$2,795,952

References
[1] "Simple Plan Tapped for Avril Lavigne's Upcoming ``Try to Shut Me Up North American Tour" (http:/ / www. allbusiness. com/ sports-recreation/ sports-recreation-facilities-venues/ 5697122-1. html). allbussines.com. . Retrieved 2003-01-27. [2] "Lavigne Lays Out U.S. Tour Dates" (http:/ / www. billboard. com/ #/ news/ lavigne-lays-out-u-s-tour-dates-1790449. story). billboard.com. . Retrieved 2003-01-08. [3] "Lavigne Teams With AOL For Surprise Tour" (http:/ / www. billboard. com/ #/ news/ lavigne-teams-with-aol-for-surprise-tour-1000451234. story). billboard.com. . [4] "Avril Lavigne Tours" (http:/ / www. youtube. com/ watch?v=lEwgqwfCmlw). youtube.com. 2009-10-11. . Retrieved November 2009. [5] "Avril Lavigne 'Bonez' 2004 Tour Dates" (http:/ / www. billboard. com/ #/ news/ avril-bonez-up-for-arena-action-1000631613. story). billboard.com. 2005-04-01. . [6] "Avril Lavigne Johannesburg, Africa" (http:/ / www. billboard. com/ bbcom/ reviews/ live_review_display. jsp?vnu_content_id=1000918604). billboard.com. 2005-05-11. . [7] "Avril Lavigne 2005 European Tour Dates Announced" (http:/ / top40. about. com/ od/ concerts/ a/ alavigne2005. htm). about.com. 2005-04-01. . Retrieved 2005-05-01. [8] "Avril Lavigne Summer Tour Dates Announced" (http:/ / www. mtv. com/ news/ articles/ 1499453/ 20050401/ lavigne_avril. jhtml). mtv.com. 2005-04-01. . Retrieved 2009-08-28. [9] "Avril Lavigne Announces 'Best Damn Tour'" (http:/ / omg. yahoo. com/ news/ avril-lavigne-announces-best-damn-tour/ 7007). omg.yahoo.com. . Retrieved 2009-03-22. [10] "Avril Lavigne Is Tickled Pink About Her Best Damn Tour ... Check Out Dates Here!" (http:/ / www. mtv. com/ news/ articles/ 1582323/ 20080226/ lavigne_avril. jhtml). MTV. www.mtv.com. . Retrieved 2009-03-22. [11] "Avril Including China On Asian Tour" (http:/ / www. billboard. com/ #/ news/ avril-including-china-on-asian-tour-1003811693. story). billboard.com. . Retrieved 2009-05-17. [12] "Billboard Boxscore - Current Scores" (http:/ / www. webcitation. org/ 5zznvuCFd). Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 30 July 2011. Archived from the original (http:/ / www. billboard. biz/ bbbiz/ charts/ currentboxscore. jsp) on 22 July 2011. . Retrieved 22 July 2011. [13] "Billboard Boxscore :: Current Scores" (http:/ / www. webcitation. org/ 5zpcT3hMP). Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 27 July 2011. Archived from the original (http:/ / www. billboard. biz/ bbbiz/ charts/ currentboxscore. jsp) on 30 June 2011. . Retrieved 27 July 2011. [14] "Billboard Boxscore :: Current Scores" (http:/ / www. webcitation. org/ 5zz3iyY6E). Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. 31 July 2011. Archived from the original (http:/ / www. billboard. biz/ bbbiz/ charts/ currentboxscore. jsp) on 6 July 2011. . Retrieved 31 July 2011. [15] http:/ / www. billboard. biz/ bbbiz/ charts/ currentboxscore. jsp [16] http:/ / www. billboard. biz/ bbbiz/ charts/ currentboxscore. jsp

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Videography
My World
My World

Video by Avril Lavigne Released November 3, 2003 [1] June 25, 2007 (Russia) May 18, 2003 see individual articles for references Pop rock Powerpop Rock Post-grunge 128 minutes Arista Hamish Hamilton "Done & Dusted" Avril Lavigne video chronology

Recorded Genre

Length Label Director Producer

My World (2003)

Live at Budokan: Bonez Tour (2005)

My World is the first DVD released by Canadian singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne. The DVD consists of sixteen songs that Lavigne performed on her first live performance tour, the Try To Shut Me Up Tour at HSBC Arena in Buffalo, New York. Most of the tracks are taken from her debut album, Let Go, while two of the songs are covers. It

My World also features one B-side. On the live CD, three songs are covers, with one single.

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Track listing
1. "Sk8er Boi" 2. "Nobody's Fool" 3. "Mobile" 4. "Anything But Ordinary" 5. "Losing Grip" 6. "Naked" 7. "Too Much to Ask" 8. "I Don't Give" 9. "Basket Case" 10. "My World" 11. "I'm with You" 12. "Complicated" 13. "Unwanted" 14. "Tomorrow" 15. "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" 16. "Things I'll Never Say" Total running time: 68:35 minutes.

Bonus features
1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Avril's Cut (Behind the Scenes) Outtakes Photo Gallery "Complicated" (Music video) "I'm with You" (Music video) "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" (Music video) "Losing Grip" (Music video) "Sk8er Boi" (Music video)

Total running time: 59:25 minutes.

CD edition release
Some editions of the DVD contain a live audio CD. All of the songs are live recordings apart from the song "Why", which is a B-side of "Complicated".

Track listing

My World

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No. Title 1. "Fuel (Metallica live cover, recorded at MTV)" 2. "Basket Case (Green Day live cover, recorded in Dublin)" 3. "Unwanted (live, recorded in Dublin)" 4. "Sk8er Boi (live, recorded in Dublin)"

Writer(s) Kirk Hammett, James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich Billy Joe Amstrong, Mike Dirnt, Tr Cool Avril Lavigne, Cliff Magness Lavigne, Lauren Christy, Graham Edwards, Scott Spock

Length

5. "Knockin' on Heaven's Door (Bob Dylan live cover, recorded in Dublin)" Bob Dylan 6. "Why" Lavigne, Peter Zizzo 4:00

Sales and Certifications


Chart Certification Threshold Sales

Argentina (CAPIF) Platinum[2] Australia (ARIA) Brazil (ABPD) Canada Japan Worldwide Platinum Platinum [3] [4]

40,000+ 15,000+ 60,000+ 70,000+ 100,000+ 400,000+ [5]

7xPlatinum Gold Platinum

Awards
Year 2004 Awards ceremony Juno Awards Award Results

Best DVD of the Year Nominated

References
[1] Russian release (http:/ / www. sonybmg. ru/ releases/ 48/ ) [2] Capif (http:/ / www. capif. org. ar/ Default. asp?PerDesde_MM=1& PerDesde_AA=2000& PerHasta_MM=12& PerHasta_AA=2007& interprete=avril+ lavigne& album=& LanDesde_MM=0& LanDesde_AA=0& LanHasta_MM=0& LanHasta_AA=0& Galardon=O& Tipo=0& ACCION2=+ Buscar+ & ACCION=Buscar& CO=5& CODOP=ESOP) [3] (http:/ / www. aria. com. au/ pages/ aria-charts-accreditations-DVD-2003. htm) [4] Brazilian Association of Disc Producers (http:/ / www. abpd. org. br/ certificados_interna. asp) [5] KohlsCorporation.com (http:/ / www. kohlscorporation. com/ PressRoom/ PDFs/ 2008/ AbbeyDawnAnnouncementRelease. pdf)

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Live at Budokan: Bonez Tour


Live at Budokan: Bonez Tour

Video by Avril Lavigne Released Recorded Genre December 7, 2005 March 10, 2005 see individual articles for references Alternative rock Pop rock Pop punk Post-grunge 68.41 minutes BMG Japan Toru Uehara Toru Uehara Avril Lavigne video chronology

Length Label Director Producer

My World (2003)

Live at Budokan: Bonez Tour (2005)

The Best Damn Tour Live in Toronto (2008)

Live at Budokan: Bonez Tour is a DVD from Avril Lavigne's second tour, Bonez Tour, released in 2005.[1] It was only released in Japan.[2] The DVD comes with an insert with lyrics of the songs in Japanese and English and a little "behind the scenes". Even with an accessory for mobile (A small cord writing Avril Lavigne, in high relief, with the sources of the album Under My Skin).

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Track listing
1. "He Wasn't" 2. "My Happy Ending" 3. "Take Me Away" 4. "Freak Out" 5. "Unwanted" 6. "Anything But Ordinary" 7. "Who Knows" 8. "I'm with You" 9. "Losing Grip" 10. "Together" 11. "Forgotten" 12. "Tomorrow" 13. "Nobody's Home" 14. "Fall to Pieces" 15. "Don't Tell Me" 16. "Sk8er Boi" 17. "Complicated" 18. "Slipped Away" 19. "Behind the Scenes" (1.57)

Credits
Filmed at Nippon Budokan on March 10th, 2005 Filmed by FIP Produced & Directed by Toru Uehara Edited by Joe Ueno for IMAGICA All Photos by Tony Mott DVD Package Design by Jam-0/John Rummen @ Artwerks Design Mixed by Tom Lord-Alge Mixed at South Beach Studios Assisted by Femio Hernandez

Behind The Scene Bonus Footage: Directed by Ryuzo Hirata, Ryoichiro Obata Edited by Yoshinori Saburi for IMAGICA Avril Lavigne: Lead Vocals, Rhythm Guitar, Piano Devin Bronson: Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals Craig Wood: Rhythm Guitar, Backing Vocals Charles Moniz: Bass Matt Brann: Drums

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Release history
Region Japan Japan Edition Date December 7, 2005 Label BMG Japan

[3] Standart

[4] Limited Pressing November 26, 2008 BMG Japan

Sales
Chart Japan Sales 150,000+ Certification Gold

Worldwide 150,000+[5] Gold

Awards
Year 2006 Awards ceremony Japan Golden Disc Award Best DVD of the Year Results Won

References
[1] "Bonez Tour 2005 Live at Budokan [Region 2 (http:/ / www. amazon. com/ Bonez-Tour-2005-Budokan-Region/ dp/ B000BKDRLS)"] (in English). amazon.com. . Retrieved 2008-06-14. [2] "Bonez Tour 2005 Live at Budokan" (http:/ / www. cdjapan. co. jp/ detailview. html?KEY=BVBP-21043) (in English). cdjapan.co.jp. . Retrieved 2008-06-14. [3] "Avril Lavigne: DVD "Bonez Tour 2005: Live at Budokan"" (http:/ / www. cdjapan. co. jp/ detailview. html?KEY=BVBP-21043) (in English). cdjapan.co.jp. . Retrieved 2005-12-07. [4] "Avril Lavigne: DVD "Bonez Tour 2005: Live at Budokan [Limited Pressing (http:/ / www. cdjapan. co. jp/ detailview. html?KEY=BVBM-31071)""] (in English). cdjapan.co.jp. . Retrieved 2008-11-26. [5] KohlsCorporation.com (http:/ / www. kohlscorporation. com/ PressRoom/ PDFs/ 2008/ AbbeyDawnAnnouncementRelease. pdf)

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The Best Damn Tour Live in Toronto


The Best Damn Tour Live in Toronto

Video by Avril Lavigne Released September 5, 2008 (see release history) April 7, 2008 see individual articles for references Pop punk Pop rock Powerpop Rock 75 minutes RCA Records Wayne Isham Dana Marshall Avril Lavigne video chronology

Recorded Genre

Length Label Director Producer

Bonez Tour 2005: Live at Budokan (2005)

The Best Damn Tour Live in Toronto (2008)

Alternative covers

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Promotional cover

The Best Damn Tour Live in Toronto is a live music DVD from Canadian singer Avril Lavigne. It was shot at the sold-out Air Canada Centre concert, in Toronto, Canada on April 7, 2008[1] during her worldwide tour The Best Damn Tour 2008. It was released on September 9, 2008 in North America and on September 5, 2008 in Europe. In the USA there were clean and explicit versions of the DVD, as stated on amazon.com.

Synopsis
The concert starts off with an anonymous source spraying "Avril" on the screen in black graffiti, and then is colored in with a bright pink. When its fully colored, pink lights shine, stars flash on the screen, and her back up dancers run on with pink flags displaying the logo of her third album. A short instrumental of "Girlfriend" plays, as the flags are waved across the stage. Lavigne comes up on an elevator to perform "Girlfriend". Lavigne briefly talks to the audience, and introduces the next track I Can Do Better. Throughout the concert, Lavigne plays acoustic and electric guitar, drums and piano. A selection of tracks include "Sk8er Boi", "My Happy Ending", "When You're Gone", and the remix of "Girlfriend" featuring Lil' Mama.

DVD track listing


DVD[2] 1. "Girlfriend" 2. "I Can Do Better" 3. "Complicated" 4. "My Happy Ending" 5. "I'm with You" 6. "I Always Get What I Want" 7. "Best Damn Dance Break" 8. "When You're Gone" 9. "Innocence" 10. "Don't Tell Me" 11. "Hot" 12. "Losing Grip" 13. "Bad Reputation Video Montage" (Joan Jett cover)" 14. "Everything Back But You"

The Best Damn Tour Live in Toronto 15. "Avril on Drums" 16. 17. 18. "Runaway" "Hey Mickey" (Toni Basil cover) "The Best Damn Thing" "I Don't Have to Try" "He Wasn't"

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Encore 1. "Girlfriend (Remix)" 2. "Sk8er Boi"

Palladia version
Palladia aired a shortened 54-minute version of this concert in true HDTV 1080p format on January 10, 2009. It has been repeated regularly ever since.[3] Set list: 1. "Girlfriend" 2. "Complicated" 3. "My Happy Ending" 4. "I'm with You" 5. "When You're Gone" 6. "Innocence" 7. "Don't Tell Me" 8. "Losing Grip" 9. "Bad Reputation Video Montage" (Joan Jett cover)" 10. Avril on drums medley: 11. 12. 13. 14. "Runaway" "Hey Mickey" (Toni Basil cover) "The Best Damn Thing" "He Wasn't" "Girlfriend (Remix)" "Sk8er Boi

Mistakes
On the back of the DVD, the Girlfriend Remix is misspelled as "Girlfiend Remix".[4] In the setup of the DVD, Losing Grip is mistakenly titled "Losing My Grip".

Credits
Directed by Wayne Isham Directed for the Stage by Jamie King Produced by Dana Marshall Executive Producers: Samantha Lecca, Joseph Uliano & Neil Maiers Audio Mixed by Deryck Whibley

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Charts
Chart ARIA Top 50 Music DVD Chart Austria Music DVD Top 10 [6] [7] [8] [5] Peak 32 5 5 3

Belgium DVD Chart (Flanders)

Belgium DVD Chart (Wallonia)

Czech Republic Music DVD Chart Dutch Music DVD Chart Estonia DVD Chart [11] [10]

[9] 3 9 9

Chart Italy FIMI DVD Chart Japan DVD Chart Mexico DVD Chart Spain Promusicae DVD Chart Swedish Music DVD Chart UK DVD Chart US Billboard Top Music Video [13] [12]

Peak 3 1 1 11 7 4 [15] 7

[14]

Release history
Region Germany, [16] Brazil [17] Date September 5, 2008 September 9, 2008 Label Sony BMG Sony BMG

US, Canada Japan UK, [18] Russia [20]

September 10, 2008 BMG Japan September 15, 2008 Sony BMG September 19, 2008 Sony BMG

[19] [21]

Italy

Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines, Hong Kong, Australia September 25, 2008 Sony BMG

Sales and certifications

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Chart

Certification threshold Gold Silver Gold Gold Gold Gold [24] Gold Gold Gold Gold Gold Silver Silver Gold

Sales

Argentina (CAPIF) Australia (Aria) Austria [22] [23]

5,000+ 3,000+ 2,000+ 5,000+ 7,000+ 5,000+ 2,000+ 10,000+ 100,000+ 20,000+ 3,000 5,000+ 50,000+ 250,000+ [27]

Belgium

Brazil(ABPD) Canada Czech Republic Italy FIMI Japan Mexico New Zealand UK [26] US Worldwide [25]

References
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The Best Damn Tour Live in Toronto


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Going the Distance
Going the Distance

Directed by Produced by Written by Starring

Mark Griffiths Stephen Hegyes Shawn Williamson Eric Goodman Kelly Senecal Christopher Jacot Joanne Kelly Shawn Roberts Mayko Nguyen Ryan Belleville Katheryn Winnick August Schellenberg and Jason Priestley Patric Caird Seville Pictures (Canada)

Music by Distributed by

Release date(s) August 20, 2004 (Canada) Running time Language 93 min. English

Going the Distance is a 2004 Canadian teen/comedy film directed by Mark Griffiths, and written by Eric Goodman and Kelly Senecal. A road movie set across Canada, its tagline was They came. They saw. They came. The film was released in Canada as Going the Distance, but for American release the film's title was expanded to National Lampoon's Going the Distance. The Canadian DVD release retains its original release title. Produced by Brightlight Pictures and the first film underwritten in part by MuchMusic, Going the Distance was a brand extension for the music television channel and a foray into theatrical feature films by MuchMusic's then-corporate ownership CHUM Limited. Recent changes to Telefilm Canada funding rewarded the producers of domestic films that were commercial successes in English Canada, and Going the Distance was a bid for such success.

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Plot summary
Nick (Jacot), whose life seemed to be going perfectly, realizes he may lose his girlfriend to a famous music producer (Priestley). He sets out on a roadtrip from the west coast to go to the MuchMusic Video Awards in Toronto, along with two buddies (Tyler and Dime), for the road trip of their lives.

Main cast
Christopher Jacot ... as Nick Shawn Roberts ... as Tyler Ryan Belleville ... as Dime Jason Priestley ... as Lenny Swackhammer Joanne Kelly ... as Sasha Mayko Nguyen ... as Jill Katheryn Winnick ... as Trish Avril Lavigne ... as Herself Matt Frewer ... as Farmer Joseph Iris Graham ... as Shy girl

Cameos
George Stroumboulopoulos ... as VJ Gob ... performing band Prevail ... performing band Swollen Members ... performing band

Soundtrack
Going The Distance OST

Soundtrack album by Various Artists Released Genre 2004 Punk Rock Alternative

The Going The Distance OST was available soon after the movie was released.[1] 1. Sum 41 - Open Your Eyes

Going the Distance 2. Gob - Break 3. The Darkness - Growing on Me 4. Jersey - What A Wonderful World 5. Jet - Cold Hard Bitch 6. Katy Rose - License To Thrill 7. Thornley - So Far So Good 8. Avril Lavigne - Losing Grip (Live In Dublin) 9. The Trews - Not Ready to Go 10. Swollen Members - Watch This 11. Kyprios - Sex 12. Sweatshop Union feat. Moka Only - Better Days 13. Lester - Superfreak 14. Motion Soundtrack - Knockin 15. Nickelback - Someday

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External links
Going the Distance [2] at the Internet Movie Database

Over the Hedge


Over the Hedge

Theatrical release poster


Directed by Produced by Written by Tim Johnson Karey Kirkpatrick Bonnie Arnold Christian Kubsch Len Blum Karey Kirkpatrick Tim Johnson Michael Fry T. Lewis

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Starring Bruce Willis Garry Shandling Steve Carell William Shatner Wanda Sykes Omid Djalili Nick Nolte Avril Lavigne Eugene Levy Catherine O'Hara Allison Janney Thomas Haden Church Rupert Gregson-Williams John K. Carr DreamWorks Animation Pacific Data Images

Music by Editing by Studio

Distributed by Paramount Pictures Release date(s) May 19, 2006 Running time Country Language Budget Box office 80 minutes United States English $80 million $336,002,996

Over the Hedge is a 2006 computer animated family action comedy film based on the characters from United Media comic strip of the same name. Directed by Tim Johnson and Karey Kirkpatrick, and produced by Bonnie Arnold, it was released in the United States on May 19, 2006. The film was released by DreamWorks Animation and distributed through Paramount Pictures. The film features the voices of Bruce Willis, Garry Shandling, Steve Carell, William Shatner, Wanda Sykes, Nick Nolte, and Avril Lavigne. Over the Hedge is the first Dreamworks Animation movie to feature the distributor Paramount Pictures. The film premiered on Cartoon Network on July 9, 2011.

Plot
RJ (Bruce Willis), is a raccoon who lives in Tucson, Arizona while foraging for food, encounters the hibernating black bear Vincent (Nick Nolte), and his large cache of commercially-packaged food. RJ tries to steal it, but instead wakes Vincent and causes the food to be crushed by a truck on a nearby road. Fearful of being eaten by Vincent, RJ promises to restore the cache within the week when Vincent has fully awakened from hibernation. RJ finds a nearby suburban community that has been recently erected, and a small forested plot where a pack of hibernating animals have just awoken, surprised to find a large hedge that separates the forest from the human community. Verne the box turtle (Garry Shandling), the group's leader, urges the others to start stashing food for a luxurious spot using items they've stolen from homes. RJ feels guilt over using the animals and attempts to tell the truth to Verne, but cannot do so. Meanwhile, Verne, still worried about his family's safety, attempts to return all the stolen food to the humans; RJ finds out and tries to stop him, but the wagon the food is on is dragged by a playful rottweiler, Nugent (Brian Stepanek), and eventually is destroyed. The other animals upon learning, are angry at Verne, who tries to convince them of RJ's manipulation, and accidentally makes a remark which hurts them and makes them think that he is no longer trustworthy.

Over the Hedge With only one day before Vincent's deadline, RJ helps Verne reconcile with his friends and convinces the animals to do one more raid of Gladys' home after she has received a large supply of food for a dinner party the next day. They use Stella (Wanda Sykes), the skunk to lure Gladys' Persian cat Tiger (Omid Djalili) away while the other animals enter the kitchen and raid Gladys' pantry. By dawn, they are nearly done when RJ spots one last item to replace on Vincent's list, a can of "Spuddies" potato chips; despite Verne trying to get them to leave, RJ insists on getting the can, forcing him to reveal the truth about the food and Vincent. Gladys wakes up and catches the animals in the act. After, Stella goesrtuyjrtyukruh the food to catch up to Dwayne's van, followed by an angry Vincent. The impact stuns Dwayne and frees the other animals, who turn the van around to return home. Meanwhile, RJ is chased by Vincent atop the van, refused to allow to come inside by the other animals who consider him a traitor. Eventually, Verne is able to convince the other animals that RJ is trying to help them, and they turn to help RJ defend himself from the bear. With no control, the van eventually makes a jump and flies through Gladys' home, destroying it. The animals flee into the hedge, trapped by Vincent on one side and Gladys and Dwayne on the other. RJ and Verne come up with a plan, initiated by giving the hyperactive squirrel Hammy (Steve Carell) an energy drink. RJ jumps out of the hedge to lure Vincent into Gladys' yard, while Hammy, moving at superhuman speed, activates the new extermination system, the De-Pelter Turbo. Gladys, Dwayne, and Vincent fall into a pile as the high-powered system comes on-line, producing a large beam of bright light that fries and stuns the trio and drops a cage upon them. Vincent is taken away by animal control to the Rockies, while both Gladys and Dwayne are charged with the highly-illegal extermination system, though Gladys retaliates by attacking an officer and tries to escape but is soon pinned down by another officer while Dwayne is able to escape from custody only to run into Nugent, who savagely chews on him. The animals regroup in the forest, and Verne assures RJ that if he had told them he needed help, they would have gladly given it because "that's what families do", and re-welcomes him to their family; Tiger, also now owner-less but attracted to Stella, is also welcomed. The animals find that while Hammy was in his caffeine-charged state, he had refilled their food cache with nuts to satisfy them for the year. In a post-credits scene, the animals go to the vending machine seen in the beginning of the film and operate it in such a way that every product falls into the access bin. However, the amount of snacks prevents the access door from opening, prompting "Well, this is anti-climactic" from Hammy.

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Cast
Bruce Willis as RJ, a common raccoon who is very devious and deceptive. Despite his hard outer shell, he is revealed to have a softer personality, developing feelings of guilt over using his new-found companions to his own ends. Garry Shandling as Verne, a naturally tentative ornate box turtle who is the leader of the foragers. He has his own ways of doing the daily tasks, but his world is turned upside-down when RJ introduces his chaotic lifestyle into the mix. Verne genuinely cares for his "family" and will do anything to protect them. A running gag is everyone calling him an amphibian and him correcting them with reptile (though Dwayne already knew he was a reptile, but first mistook him as an amphibian) and his shell constantly falling off. Steve Carell as Hammy, a hyperactive American red squirrel, whose mouth moves as fast as his feet. He is naive and very childish in nature, with an extremely short attention span. Wanda Sykes as Stella, a short-tempered, sassy striped skunk who is constantly being told by the other foragers that she needs a man in her life. William Shatner and Avril Lavigne as Ozzie and Heather, a Virginia opossum father and daughter who see the world from different points of view; Ozzie often embarrasses Heather when he feigns death to get away from danger. This is Avril Lavigne's first movie voice role. Eugene Levy as Lou, a North American porcupine father and family patriarch with an overly talkative and optimistic attitude.

Over the Hedge Catherine O'Hara as Penny, the porcupine family matriarch and optimistic mother; she serves as a ground between their family and the other animals. Shane Baumel, Sami Kirkpatrick, and Madison Davenport as Spike, Bucky and Quillo, Lou and Penny's three identical sons. They're big on video games (unlike their actual size) and are the most enthusiastic about exploring the world beyond the hedge. Omid Djalili as Tiger, a Persian cat whose sense of smell has faded to nothing after years of his "beautiful" evolution; his Persian name is "Prince Tigerius Mahmoud Shaboz." He falls in love with Stella and comes to live with her at the end of the movie. Allison Janney as Gladys Sharp, a human and president of the Camelot Estates Home Owners Association. She is disgusted by animals and is very strict on H.O.A. rules; in the end, she's arrested for using illegal animal traps. Nick Nolte as Vincent, a massive American black bear whose ruthless behavior intimidates RJ and later, the other animals. Thomas Haden Church as Dwayne LaFontant, an overweight, over-zealous human pest exterminator hired by Gladys Sharp. He's often fooled by plastic garden flamingos, but has an innate sense of the animals surrounding him by sniffing. Through this, he can detect the species and even the sex of any animal that has recently been in the area. Brian Stepanek as Nugent, a playful Rottweiler whose only intelligible word is "Play!", other than something that sounds like barking. Two minor human characters, appearing during the dog chase scene, were voiced by Lee Bienstock and Sean Yazbeck, two participants on The Apprentice 5 as part of a reward for winning a task.

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Setting
The setting of the film is somewhere in Indiana near Terre Haute between 1990 and 1994. One indication of this is that the licence plates on the vehicles in the film look exactly like those from Indiana circa 1990 but without the INDIANA on the top and Hoosier Hospitality on the bottom. They even have the standard light blue county name tag on the bottom right corner. Another indication occurs during the period that Vincent, Gladys and Dwayne are being fried by the De-Pelter Turbo. During this period a beam shoots out to space with a point of origin in or near Terre Haute.

Reception
The film was screened out of competition at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival.[1] On opening weekend, the film was in second place to The DaVinci Code, but its gross of $38,457,003 did not quite live up to DreamWorks Animation's other titles released over the past few years. The film had a per-theater average of $9,474 from 4,059 theaters. In its second weekend, the film dropped 30% to $27,063,774 for a $6,612 average from an expanded 4,093 theaters and finishing third, behind X-Men: The Last Stand and The DaVinci Code. Since it was Memorial Day Weekend, the film grossed a total of $35,322,115 over the four-day weekend, resulting in only a 8% slide. In its third weekend, the film held well with a 24% drop to $20,647,284 and once again placing in third behind The Break-Up and X-Men: The Last Stand, for a $5,170 average from 3,993 theaters. The film closed on September 4, 2006 after 112 days of release, grossing $155,019,340 domestically along with $180,983,656 overseas for a worldwide total of $336,002,996. Produced on an $80 million budget, the film was a commercial success. Critical reaction was mostly positive with the film being rated 74% "Certified Fresh" on the Rotten Tomatoes movie review aggregate site; the site's consensus states [that] "Even if it's not an animation classic, Over the Hedge is clever and fun, and the jokes cater to family members of all ages." Critic Frank Lovece of Film Journal International found that, "DreamWorks' slapstick animated adaptation of the philosophically satiric comic strip ... is a lot of laughs and boasts a much tighter story than most animated features" Ken Fox of TVGuide.com called it "a sly satire of American 'enough is never enough' consumerism and blind progress at the expense of the environment. It's also very funny, and

Over the Hedge the little woodland critters that make up the cast are a kiddie-pleasing bunch".[2]

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Home media
A short film titled "Hammy's Boomerang Adventure" was released with the DVD. Over the Hedge was released on DVD October 17, 2006. This was the first DreamWorks Animation movie not to be released on VHS.

Soundtrack
Over the Hedge: Music from the Motion Picture
Soundtrack album by Various Artists Released Length Label May 19, 2006 42:36 Epic Records/Sony Music Soundtrax

Track list:
No. Title 1. "Family of Me" 2. "RJ Enters the Cave" 3. "The Family Awakes" 4. "Heist" Artist Ben Folds Rupert Gregson-Williams Rupert Gregson-Williams Ben Folds Length 1:28 4:37 2:32 3:02 3:30 3:39 2:28 2:38 1:49 4:57 7:38 4:18 42:36

5. "Lost in the Supermarket" Ben Folds (Originally by The Clash) 6. "Let's Call It Steve" 7. "Hammy Time" 8. "Still" 9. "Play?" 10. "Rockin' the Suburbs" 11. "The Inside Heist" 12. "RJ Rescues His Family" Total length: Rupert Gregson-Williams Michael Whitlock Ben Folds Rupert Gregson-Williams Ben Folds (Featuring a speaking part by William Shatner) Rupert Gregson-Williams Rupert Gregson-Williams

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References
[1] Over the Hedge (2006) (http:/ / www. festival-cannes. com/ en/ archives/ ficheFilm/ id/ 4359997/ year/ 2006. html). Festival de Cannes. Retrieved 2009-12-17. [2] Over the Hedge Review (http:/ / online. tvguide. com/ newsearch/ detail. aspx?id=46819& sourcetype=m& progseriesparentid=0& tvobjectid=0& keyword=& more=ucmoviereview). TVGuide.com. Retrieved 2010-11-17.

External links
Official website (http://www.overthehedgemovie.com) Over the Hedge (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0327084/) at the Internet Movie Database Over the Hedge (http://www.bcdb.com/bcdb/cartoon.cgi?film=46387/) at the Big Cartoon DataBase Over the Hedge (http://www.allrovi.com/movies/movie/v290158) at AllRovi Over the Hedge (http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=overthehedge.htm) at Box Office Mojo Over the Hedge (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/over_the_hedge/) at Rotten Tomatoes

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Fast Food Nation


Fast Food Nation

Theatrical release poster


Directed by Produced by Written by Richard Linklater Jeremy Thomas Malcolm McLaren Book Eric Schlosser Screenplay Richard Linklater Eric Schlosser Greg Kinnear Wilmer Valderrama Bobby Cannavale Catalina Sandino Moreno Bruce Willis Kris Kristofferson Avril Lavigne Friends of Dean Martinez

Starring

Music by

Cinematography Lee Daniel Editing by Studio Sandra Adair Recorded Picture Company Participant Productions BBC Films Fox Searchlight Pictures (USA) Tartan Films (UK) November 17 2006 116 minutes United States United Kingdom English Spanish $2,209,322
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Distributed by

Release date(s) Running time Country Language Box office

Fast Food Nation is a 2006 American/British drama film directed by Richard Linklater. The screenplay was written by Linklater and Eric Schlosser, loosely based on the latter's bestselling 2001 non-fiction book of the same name.

Fast Food Nation This film was the debut of pop rock singer Avril Lavigne as an actress.

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Plot
The film has several interwoven plot lines. Don Anderson (Greg Kinnear) is the Mickey's hamburger chain marketing director who helped develop the "Big One", its most popular menu item. When he learns that independent research has discovered a considerable presence of fecal matter in the meat, he travels to the fictitious town of Cody, Colorado to determine if the local Uni-Globe meatpacking processing plant, Mickey's main meat supplier, is guilty of sloppy production. Don's tour shows him only the pristine work areas and most efficient procedures, assuring him that everything the company produces is immaculate. Suspicious of the facade he's been shown, Don meets up with rancher Rudy Martin (Kris Kristofferson), who used to supply cattle to the Uni-Globe plant. Rudy and his Chicana housekeeper (Raquel Gavia) both assure him that because of the plant's production level, several safety regulations are ignored or worked against; workers have no time to make sure that the manure coming from the intestines stays away from the meat. Don later meets up with Harry Rydell (Bruce Willis), executive VP of Mickey's, who admits being well aware of the issue, but is not concerned. Amber (Ashley Johnson) is a young, upbeat employee of Mickey's, studying for college and living with her mother Cindy (Patricia Arquette). While her life seems to be set, she continually faces the contrast between her current career and her own ambition, emphasized by her two lazy co-workers (Paul Dano and Matt Hensarling) who, having heard of various armed robberies against fast food restaurants in the area, start planning their own. Amber and Cindy are visited by Cindy's brother Pete (Ethan Hawke), who encourages Amber to leave town and start a real career. Amber eventually meets a group of young activists (Aaron Himelstein, Avril Lavigne, and Lou Taylor Pucci) who plan to liberate cattle from Uni-Globe as their first act of rebellion. They proceed to sneak up to a holding pen at the plant, but after breaking down the fence, they are shocked that the cattle make no attempt to leave. Upon hearing the police, they retreat and contemplate why the cattle decided to stay in confinement. Raul (Wilmer Valderrama), his love interest Sylvia (Catalina Sandino Moreno) and Sylvia's sister Coco (Ana Claudia Talancn) are illegal immigrants from Mexico, trying to make it in Colorado. They all go to Uni-Globe in hopes of finding a job - Raul becomes a cleaner, while Coco works on a meat processing conveyor belt. Sylvia, however, cannot take the environment, and instead finds a (less lucrative) job as a hotel maid. The inhumane working conditions quickly become apparent - Coco develops a drug habit, and begins an affair with her exploitative superior, Mike (Bobby Cannavale). Events take a tragic turn, when during a work accident, a friend of Raul's falls in a machine and gets his leg mangled. Raul, attempting to save him, falls and is injured. Sylvia, rushing to the hospital, is faced with the claim that Raul was also high on amphetamines at work. Because Raul is now unable to work, Sylvia has sex with Mike in an attempt to find a job at Uni-Globe. Sylvia ends up working on the "kill floor."

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Cast
Greg Kinnear as Don Anderson Wilmer Valderrama as Raul Bobby Cannavale as Mike Catalina Sandino Moreno as Sylvia Bruce Willis as Harry Rydell Kris Kristofferson as Rudy Martin Ashley Johnson as Amber Patricia Arquette as Cindy Ethan Hawke as Pete Paul Dano as Brian Aaron Himelstein as Andrew Ana Claudia Talancn as Coco Luis Guzmn as Benny Avril Lavigne as Alice Lou Taylor Pucci as Paco

Production
The film was shot on location in Austin and Houston, Texas and Colorado Springs, Colorado, as well as in Mexico. The meat packing plant was in Mexico as well.

Critical reception
The film received mixed reviews. As of September 7, 2009, film review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes indicates that the film has an approval rating of 51%, based on 136 reviews (70 "Fresh"; 66 "Rotten"), with an average score of 5.7/10.[2] A. O. Scott of The New York Times said the film, "while it does not shy away from making arguments and advancing a clear point of view, is far too rich and complicated to be understood as a simple, high-minded polemic. It is didactic, yes, but it's also dialectical. While the climactic images of slaughter and butchery filmed in an actual abattoir may seem intended to spoil your appetite, Mr. Linklater and Mr. Schlosser have really undertaken a much deeper and more comprehensive critique of contemporary American life ... The movie does not neglect the mute, helpless suffering of the cows, but it also acknowledges the status anxiety of the managerial class, the aspirations of the working poor (legal and otherwise) and the frustrations of the dreaming young. It's a mirror and a portrait, and a movie as necessary and nourishing as your next meal."[3] Peter Travers of Rolling Stone awarded the film three out of four stars and added, "It's less an expose of junk-food culture than a human drama, sprinkled with sly, provoking wit, about how that culture defines how we live ... The film is brimming with grand ambitions but trips on many of them as some characters aren't given enough screen time to register and others vanish just when you want to learn more about them."[4] Ruthe Stein of the San Francisco Chronicle felt "for all the filmmaker's good intentions, Fast Food Nation isn't a particularly good movie. It doesn't hold together or grip you the way a documentary might have. The people are sketchily drawn - just when you start to care about one of them, he or she vanishes. To get the consumer-beware message across, much of the dialogue sounds like preaching, an unnatural way to talk in what's billed as entertainment ... But it does get its message across. You're unlikely to leave the theater with a hankering for a fast food patty of any size."[5] Todd McCarthy of Variety wrote, "Richard Linklater's rough-hewn tapestry of assorted lives that feed off of and into the American meat industry is both rangy and mangy; it remains appealing for its subversive motives and revelations

Fast Food Nation even as one wishes its knife would have been sharper ... In the end, viewers waiting for an emotional and/or dramatic payoff will be disappointed. As a call-to-arms, it's highly sympathetic but surprisingly mild-mannered."[6]

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Release
The film premiered In Competition at the 2006 Cannes Film Festival on May 19.[7] It went into limited release in Australia on October 26, 2006.

Box office
The film opened on 321 screens in the US on November 17, 2006 and earned $410,804 in its opening weekend. It eventually grossed $1,005,539 in the US and $1,203,783 in foreign markets for a total worldwide box office of $2,209,322.[1]

Home media
The DVD was released on March 6, 2007 and grossed $6.44 million in rentals in its first seven weeks.[8]

Awards and nominations


Richard Linklater was nominated for the Palme d'Or at the Cannes Film Festival,[7] and the Imagen Foundation nominated Wilmer Valderrama Best Actor in Film.

References
[1] "Fast Food Nation (2006)" (http:/ / www. boxofficemojo. com/ movies/ ?id=fastfoodnation. htm). Box Office Mojo. . Retrieved September 7, 2009. [2] "Fast Food Nation (2006)" (http:/ / www. rottentomatoes. com/ m/ fast_food_nation/ ). Rotten Tomatoes. . Retrieved September 7, 2009. [3] Scott, A. O. (November 17, 2006). "Fast Food Nation (2006) Movie Review" (http:/ / movies. nytimes. com/ 2006/ 11/ 17/ movies/ 17fast. html). The New York Times. . Retrieved September 7, 2009. [4] Travers, Peter (November 13, 2006). "Fast Food Nation: Review" (http:/ / www. webcitation. org/ 5jbfFYq0Y). Rolling Stone. Archived from the original (http:/ / www. rollingstone. com/ reviews/ movie/ 10733406/ review/ 12450503/ fast_food_nation) on September 7, 2009. . Retrieved September 7, 2009. [5] Stein, Ruthe (November 17, 2006). "A plentiful serving of diet don'ts" (http:/ / www. webcitation. org/ 5jbfMDlTF). San Francisco Chronicle. Archived from the original (http:/ / www. sfgate. com/ cgi-bin/ article. cgi?f=/ c/ a/ 2006/ 11/ 17/ DDGQKMDSV91. DTL) on September 7, 2009. . Retrieved September 7, 2009. [6] McCarthy, Todd (May 19, 2006). "Fast Food Nation" (http:/ / www. webcitation. org/ 5jbfUKQzd). Variety. Archived from the original (http:/ / www. variety. com/ index. asp?layout=features2006& content=jump& jump=review& dept=cannes& nav=RCannes& articleid=VE1117930559& cs=1& p=0) on September 7, 2009. . Retrieved September 7, 2009. [7] "Festival de Cannes: Fast Food Nation" (http:/ / www. festival-cannes. com/ en/ archives/ ficheFilm/ id/ 4360399/ year/ 2006. html). festival-cannes.com. . Retrieved 2009-12-13. [8] "Fast Food Nation (2006): DVD/Home Video" (http:/ / www. boxofficemojo. com/ movies/ ?page=homevideo& id=fastfoodnation. htm). Box Office Mojo. . Retrieved September 7, 2009.

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External links
Official website (http://www.foxsearchlight.com/fastfoodnation/) Fast Food Nation (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0460792/) at the Internet Movie Database Fast Food Nation (http://www.allrovi.com/movies/movie/v326364) at AllRovi Fast Food Nation (http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=fastfoodnation.htm) at Box Office Mojo Fast Food Nation (http://www.metacritic.com/movie/fast-food-nation) at Metacritic Australian radio interview with Richard Linklater (http://www.fbi945movies.libsyn.com/index. php?post_id=143918) Mother Jones interview with Richard Linklater (http://www.motherjones.com/media/2006/10/ grazed-and-abused)

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The Flock
The Flock

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Directed by Produced by Andrew Lau Philippe Martinez Elie Samaha Jenette Kahn Adam Richman Andrew Lau Hans Bauer Craig Mitchell Richard Gere Claire Danes KaDee Strickland Cutting Edge

Written by Starring

Music by

Cinematography Enrique Chediak Editing by Distributed by Release date(s) Country Language Budget Martin Hunter Bauer Martinez Entertainment 22 November 2007 USA English US$35,000,000
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The Flock is a 2007 American thriller film directed by Andrew Lau, the co-director of the Infernal Affairs trilogy. The film, which marks his first English-language film, stars Richard Gere and Claire Danes.

Plot
A hyper-vigilant agent of the Department of Public Safety Erroll Babbage (Richard Gere) checks on registered sex offenders. Burnt out after a long career, he has become frustrated with the system of sex offender monitoring. With little faith in humanity left he takes on one last job to find a missing girl (Kristina Sisco). He is three weeks away from taking early retirement and his final job is to train his young female replacement Allison Lowry (Claire Danes). After being left a newspaper with his characteristic headline circling, he is convinced the case of kidnapping is connected to a paroled sex offender he's monitoring and he takes it upon himself to find the victim at all costs.

The Flock Errol is eventually forced to leave the department early due to his relentless interrogation of sexual offenders and occasional vigilante actions against them. His efforts center on Viola (KaDee Strickland), a woman who has a history of being abused but is known to have a connection to another culprit that Errol suspects to have taken the girl. Together with his partner they figure out that Viola has become an abuser herself and is the ringleader in a kidnapping and torture syndicate. They track her down to a deserted scrap heap where they find the latest kidnapped girl as well as corpses of previous victims. The movie ends with Viola being brought to book after Errol considers killing her. Errol and Allison realize that in fighting the monsters involved in sexual offenses, they must not become monsters themselves.

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Cast
Richard Gere Agent Errol Babbage Claire Danes Allison Lowry Avril Lavigne Beatrice Bell (Suspect's Girlfriend) KaDee Strickland Viola Paul McGowen Det. Grant P. Stockdale Matt Sanford James Ray Ward Carmen Serano Colette

Kristina Sisco Harriet Wells Ray Wise Robert Still French Stewart Haynes Ownsby

Release
The film was released theatrically in several countries throughout the world in late 2007, early 2008, yet in the United States it premiered April 11, 2008 at the Palm Beach International Film Festival, before being released on DVD on May 20, 2008 by Genius Products.[2] [3]

References
[1] The Flock Box office / business (http:/ / www. imdb. com/ title/ tt0473356/ business). Internet Movie Database. Retrieved August 21, 2008. [2] The Flock Release dates (http:/ / www. imdb. com/ title/ tt0473356/ releaseinfo). Internet Movie Database. Retrieved August 21, 2008. [3] The Flock Company credits (http:/ / www. imdb. com/ title/ tt0473356/ companycredits). Internet Movie Database. Retrieved August 21, 2008.

External links
The Flock (http://www.allrovi.com/movies/movie/v336642) at AllRovi The Flock (http://www.boxofficemojo.com/movies/?id=flock.htm) at Box Office Mojo The Flock (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0473356/) at the Internet Movie Database The Flock (http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/flock/) at Rotten Tomatoes The Flock (http://www.the-numbers.com/movies/2008/FLOCK.php) at The Numbers

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Awards
List of awards and nominations received by Avril Lavigne

WARNING: Article could not be rendered - ouputting plain text. Potential causes of the problem are: (a) a bug in the pdf-writer software (b) problematic Mediawiki markup (c) table is too wide Avril Lavigne awards and nominations Awards and nominations Award Wins Nominations AG Canadian Hair Cosmetics Awards 1 0 ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards 2 0 Best Fuse 0 1 Billboard Music Awards0 1 BMI Awards 4 0 Brasil Music Awards 2 0 Brit Awards0 5 Canadian Radio Music Awards5 3 Capricho Awards 1 2 CEW Beauty Awards 1 0 ChartAttack.com 9 8 CMW Music Industry Awards 1 0 Common Sense Media Award 1 0 Danish Music Awards1 0 Dome Awards 0 1 Echo Awards1 1 FiFi Awards0 1 Galgalatz Awards 1 0 Glamour Magazine0 1 Gold Disc Award Hong Kong 3 0 Grammy Awards0 8 Imperio Music Awards 7 0 ITA Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 0 0 Ivor Novello Awards1 0 Japan Golden Disc Awards 10 0 Juno Awards7 11 Los Premios MTV Latinoamrica5 1 Meteor Music Awards3 0 Meus Prmios Nick 1 0 MTV Asia Awards4 2 MTV Europe Music Awards2 4 MTV Russian Music Awards1 0 MTV Video Music Awards1 4 MTV Video Music Awards Japan2 2 MTV Video Music Brasill0 3 MuchMusic Video Awards7 4 MYX Music Awards0 1 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards0 1 Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards Mexico 0 1 NME Awards1 0 NRJ Music Awards2 0 Oye Awards 3 2 Paja Awards 2 1 People's Choice Awards0 1 Planeta Awards 2 2 Pop Ladies MTV Germany 0 1 Popstars Awards 0 2 PortalMix.com 1 0 Radio Music Awards2 0 Satellite Awards1 0 Socan Awards 9 0 Spike Guys Choice Awards 0 1 Teen Choice Awards5 2 TMF Awards2 8 TRL Awards2 4 UK Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards 2 0 Virgin Media Music Awards 1 2 World Music Awards6 0 TotalsAwards won 137 Nominations 96 This is a list of awards and nominations Canadian singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne has received during her career. AG Canadian Hair Cosmetics Awards Year Nominated work Award Result 2008 Avril Lavigne Favorite Canadian Musician Hair Won ASCAP Film and Television Music Awards Year Nominated work Award Result 2003 "Complicated" Best Pop Song Won 2004 "I'm With You" Most Performed Song from a Motion Picture Won Best Fuse Year Nominated work Award Result 2007 Avril Lavigne Best Fuse of 2007 Nominated Billboard Music Awards Year Nominated work Award Result 2002 "Let Go (Avril Lavigne album)Let Go" Best Album Won BMI Awards Year Nominated work Award Result 2003 "Complicated (Avril Lavigne song)Complicated" Best Pop Song Won 2004 "I'm with You (song)I'm with You" Best Pop Song Won 2006 "My Happy Ending" Best Pop Song Won 2009 "When You're Gone (Avril Lavigne song)When You're Gone" Best Pop Song Won Brasil Music Awards Year Nominated work Award Result 2002 Avril Lavigne Best Artist Won 2003 "Let Go (Avril Lavigne album)Let Go" Best Album Won BRIT Awards Year Nominated work Award Result 2003 Avril Lavigne Best International Female Solo Artist Nominated Best International Breakthrough Artist Nominated Fan Choice Award Nominated 2005 Best Pop Act Nominated Fan Choice Award Nominated Canadian Radio Music Awards Year Nominated work Award Result 2003 "Losing Grip" Best New Rock/Alternative Solo Won "Complicated" Best New CHR Solo Won Best New Solo Mainstream AC / Hot AC Won Avril Lavigne Chart Topper Award Nominated Fan Choice Award Nominated 2004 Fan Choice Award Won 2005 Fan Choice Award Won 2008 Fan Choice Award Won Capricho

List of awards and nominations received by Avril Lavigne Awards Year Nominated work Award Result 2007 Avril Lavigne Best International Artist Nominated 2008 Best International Female Artist Won "Girlfriend (Avril Lavigne song)Girlfriend" Best Video at YouTube Nominated CEW Beauty Awards Year Nominated work Award Result 2010 Black Star Best Fragrance of 2010 Won ChartAttack.com Year Nominated work Award Result 2005 Avril Lavigne The Throw Your Underwear Female Most Sexiest Canadian Won Best Haircut Won "Don't Tell Me (Avril Lavigne song)Don't Tell Me" Best Breaking Mirror in a Video Won Best Video Nominated Most Absurd in a Video Nominated 2007 Avril Lavigne The Throw Your Underwear Female - Most Sexiest Canadian Won Best Haircut Nominated "Girlfriend (Avril Lavigne song)Girlfriend" Best Song Nominated Best Video Nominated "Hot (Avril Lavigne song)Hot" Best Video Nominated 2009 Avril Lavigne The Throw Your Underwear Female - Most Sexiest Canadian Won Best Haircut Won Stinky Happenings In Music This Year Won Sweet Happenings In Music This Year Nominated 2010 Avril Lavigne The Throw Your Underwear Female - Most Sexiest Canadian Won "Alice (Avril Lavigne song)Alice" Best Song Won Avril Lavigne Best Haircut Nominated CMW Music Industry Awards Year Nominated work Award Result 2003 Avril Lavigne Canadian Talent Development Story of the Year Won Common Sense Media Award Year Nominated work Award Result 2004 Avril Lavigne Best Musician Won Danish Music Awards Year Nominated work Award Result 2003 Avril Lavigne Best International Artist Won Dome Awards Year Nominated work Award Result 2009 Avril Lavigne Best Singer 2009 Nominated ECHO Awards Year Nominated work Award Result 2003 Avril Lavigne Best International New Artist Won 2008 Best Pop/Rock Artist Nominated FiFi Awards Year Nominated work Award Result 2010 Black Star (fragrance)Black Star Fragrance of the Year-Women's Popular Appeal Nominated Best Packaging of the Year-Women's Popular Appeal Nominated 2011 Forbidden Rose Best Fragrance of the Year-Broad Appeal Nominated Best Packaging of the Year-Broad Appeal Nominated Galgalatz Awards Year Nominated work Award Result 2007 Avril Lavigne Artist of the Year Won Glamour Magazine Year Nominated work Award Result 2008 Avril Lavigne Best International/Solo Artist Nominated Gold Disc Award Hong Kong Year Nominated work Award Result 2003 "Let Go (Avril Lavigne album)Let Go" Best 10 Albums Won 2004 "Under My Skin (Avril Lavigne album)Under My Skin" Best 10 Albums Won 2007 "The Best Damn Thing" Best 10 Albums Won Grammy Awards The Grammy Awards are awarded annually by the National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences. Lavigne has received eight nominations. Year Nominated work Award Result 2003 Avril LavigneGrammy Award for Best New ArtistBest New ArtistNominated "Complicated (Avril Lavigne song)Complicated" Grammy Award for Song of the YearSong of the YearNominated Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal PerformanceBest Female Pop Vocal PerformanceNominated "Sk8er Boi" Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal PerformanceBest Female Rock Vocal PerformanceNominated Let Go (Avril Lavigne album)Let GoGrammy Award for Best Pop Vocal AlbumBest Pop Vocal AlbumNominated 2004 "I'm with You (song)I'm with You" Grammy Award for Song of the YearSong of the YearNominated Grammy Award for Best Female Pop Vocal PerformanceBest Female Pop Vocal PerformanceNominated "Losing Grip" Grammy Award for Best Female Rock Vocal PerformanceBest Female Rock Vocal PerformanceNominated Imperio Music Awards Year Nominated work Award Result 2004 Avril Lavigne Best Female Artist Won Artist of the Year Won "My Happy Ending" Video of the Year Won 2008 "Girlfriend (Avril Lavigne song)Girlfriend" Song of the Year Won Best Pop Video Won "When You're Gone (Avril Lavigne song)When You're Gone" Video of the Year Won Avril Lavigne Artist of the Year Won ITA Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards Year Nominated work Award Result 2007 Avril Lavigne Best International Artist/Band Won 2008 Favorite Female Singer Won 2009 Favorite Female Singer Won Ivor Novello Awards Year Nominated work Award Result 2003 "Complicated (Avril Lavigne song)Complicated" International Hit Of The Year Won Japan Golden Disc Awards Year Nominated work Award Result 2003 Avril Lavigne Artist of the Year Won New Artist of the Year Won Let Go Rock&Pop Album of the Year Won 2005 Under My Skin Rock&Pop Album of the Year Won 2006 Bonez Tour: Live at Budokan Music Video Of The Year Won 2008 Avril Lavigne Artist of the Year Won "Girlfriend (Avril Lavigne song)Girlfriend" Mastertone of the Year Won Single Track of the Year (mobile) Won The Best Damn Thing Album of the Year Won Best 3 Albums Won Juno Awards Year Nominated work Award Result 2003 Avril Lavigne Best New Artist Won "Complicated (Avril Lavigne song)Complicated" Juno Award for Single of the YearSIngle of the YearWon Let Go (Avril Lavigne

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List of awards and nominations received by Avril Lavigne album)Let Go Best Pop Vocal Album Won Juno Award for Album of the YearAlbum of the YearWon Avril Lavigne Songwriter of the Year Nominated "Sk8er Boi" Juno Fan Choice Nominated 2004 My World (video)My WorldJuno Award for Music DVD of the YearMusic DVD of the YearNominated "I'm with You (song)I'm with You" Juno Fan Choice Nominated 2005 Avril LavigneJuno Award for Artist of the YearArtist of the YearWon "Nobody's Home (Avril Lavigne song)Nobody's Home" Juno Fan Choice Won Under My Skin (Avril Lavigne album)Under My Skin Best Pop Vocal Album Won Juno Award for Album of the YearAlbum of the YearNominated Avril Lavigne Songwriter of the Year Nominated 2008 Avril LavigneJuno Award for Artist of the YearArtist of the YearNominated Songwriter of the Year Nominated "Hot (Avril Lavigne song)Hot" Juno Fan Choice Nominated The Best Damn ThingJuno Award for Album of the YearAlbum of the YearNominated "Girlfriend (Avril Lavigne song)Girlfriend" Juno Award for Single of the YearSingle of the YearNominated 2011 Young Artists for Haiti: Wavin' Flag Juno Award for Single of the YearWon Los Premios MTV Latinoamrica Year Nominated work Award Result 2002 Avril Lavigne Best International New Artist Won Best International Pop Artist Nominated 2003 Best International Pop Artist Won 2004 Best International Pop Artist Won 2007 Best International Pop Artist Won "Girlfriend" Song of the Year Won Meteor Awards Year Nominated work Award Result 2003 Avril Lavigne Best International Female Artist Won 2005 Avril Lavigne Best International Female Artist Won 2008 Avril Lavigne Best International Female Artist Won Meus Prmios Nick Year Nominated work Award Result 2005 Avril Lavigne Best Female Artist Won MTV Asia Awards Year Nominated work Award Result 2003 Avril Lavigne Best International New Artist Won Best International Female Artist Won Style Award Won 2005 Best International Female Artist Won 2008 Best International Female Artist Nominated "Girlfriend remix" Best Hook-up Nominated MTV Europe Music Awards Year Nominated work Award Result 2002 Avril LavigneBest New ArtistNominated 2004 Best Female Artist Nominated Best Pop Artist Nominated 2007 "Girlfriend (Avril Lavigne song)Girlfriend" Most Addictive track Won Avril Lavigne Best International Artist Won The Best Damn ThingAlbum of the YearNominated MTV Fan Music Awards Year Nominated work Award Result 2011 "What The Hell" Song of the Year Won "Alice (Avril Lavigne song)Alice" Best Movie Song Won "Goodbye Lullaby" Album of the Year Nominated Avril Lavigne Best American Artist Nominated Best Fashion Nominated MTV Russian Music Awards Year Nominated work Award Result 2007 Avril Lavigne Best International Artist Won MTV Video Music Awards Year Nominated work Award Result 2002 "Complicated (Avril Lavigne song)Complicated" New Artist in Video Won 2003 "Sk8er Boi" Best Pop VideoNominated "I'm With You" Best Female VideoNominated 2004 "Don't Tell Me (Avril Lavigne song)Don't Tell Me" Best Pop VideoNominated 2007 "Girlfriend (Avril Lavigne song)Girlfriend" Monster Single of the YearNominated MTV Video Music Awards Japan Year Nominated work Award Result 2003 "Complicated (Avril Lavigne song)Complicated" Video of the Year Nominated Best New Artist Video Won Best Female Video Nominated Let Go Album of the Year Nominated 2005 "My Happy Ending" Best Female Video Nominated 2008 "Girlfriend (Avril Lavigne song)Girlfriend" Best Pop Video Won Best Karaoke Song Nominated The Best Damn Thing Album of the Year Nominated 2011 "Alice (Avril Lavigne song)Alice" Best Video From a Film Won Best Karaoke Song Nominated MTV Video Music Brasil Year Nominated work Award Result 2003 "Complicated (Avril Lavigne song)Complicated" Best International Video Nominated 2004 "Don't Tell Me (Avril Lavigne song)Don't Tell Me" Best International Video Nominated 2005 "He Wasn't" Best International Video Nominated MuchMusic Video Awards Year Nominated work Award Result 2003 "Sk8er Boi" Best International Video By A Canadian (MMVA Award)Best international video by a CanadianWon Avril LavigneMuchMusic Video Award for Peoples Choice: Favourite ArtistPeople's Choice Favourite Canadian ArtistWon 2004 "Don't Tell Me (Avril Lavigne song)Don't Tell Me" Best International Video By A Canadian (MMVA Award)Best international video by a CanadianWon Avril LavigneMuchMusic Video Award for Peoples Choice: Favourite ArtistPeople's Choice Favourite Canadian ArtistWon 2007 "Girlfriend (Avril Lavigne song)Girlfriend" Best International Video By A Canadian (MMVA Award)Best international video by a CanadianWon Avril LavigneMuchMusic Video Award for Peoples Choice: Favourite ArtistPeople's Choice Favourite Canadian ArtistWon 2008 Avril LavigneMuchMusic Video Award for Peoples Choice: Favourite ArtistPeople's Choice Favourite Canadian ArtistWon "Girlfriend (Avril Lavigne song)Girlfriend" MuchMusic.com

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Abbey Dawn
Abbey Dawn is a clothing line designed by musician Avril Lavigne, exclusively for Kohl's in the US. The name goes back to Lavigne's childhood, where her father nicknamed her "Abbey Dawn", and her high school friends would often call her "Abbey". The line was initially described as a "Juniors' lifestyle brand", but since then has evolved to accommodate older girls. As of December 2010, the line has included men's clothing, heavily influenced by her brother's and bandmate's style. The girl's clothing is inspired by Lavigne's personal 'punk' style, and as the quality of the clothing has improved the line has become more expensive. It is featured prominently in her 2011 music video for the song "What the Hell" when she enters a vintage clothing store.

Retail
Abbey Dawn was originally sold exclusively at Kohl's in the United Lavigne in 2011 performing in Jakarta, Indonesia, on her Black Star Tour. She is wearing Abbey States and Boathouse in Canada. Since then Lavigne has 'revamped' Dawn clothing. the line and shipping began internationally via the line's official website. It is now sold at influential stores Trash and Vaudeville in New York, as well as various other stores across America and Europe. There was an Abbey Dawn store open in Tokyo, Japan. Abbey Dawn is now distributed in the USA by Blank Generation, and in Europe by Jackson Distribution. Abbey Dawn now has a website called www.AbbeyDawn.com. Abbey Dawn is spreading through all of Europe for Abbey Dawn. Abbey Dawn is no longer sold in Kohl's stores as of May 2009. Abbey Dawn has international shipping to over 50 countries.

Accessories
Avril Lavigne has also designed jewellery for Abbey Dawn, this includes necklaces, earrings, and rings decorated with crossbones, lightning bolts, hearts, and skulls. Abbey Dawn is a quality, affordable collection which blends rock n roll attitude with a feminine edge. The Abbeydawn.com e-commerce site launched six months ago with a mini-collection of t-shirts, tanks and hoodies. Its success to date can be tracked through its brisk worldwide sales and expansion into new designs and categories including fashion tops, fleece, caps, scarves and swimwear. The theme includes Abbey Dawn's trademark colors: pink, purple, red, and black. Lavigne also designed exclusive watches for the clothing line. As of summer 2009, bags were available in the Abbey Dawn collection and exclusively to Boathouse. There are now belts and sunglasses. On the Abbey Dawn website the brand will introduce an even broader lifestyle collection, embracing dresses, denim, skirts, footwear, handbags, wallets, purses and eyewear, along with its first mens items. Rather than just another celebrity fashion line in name only, Abbey Dawn takes its direction from Lavigne, a devoted fashion designer who draws inspiration from her life, music and worldwide travels. Her love for bold colors and metallic foils have influenced the entire color scheme for Abbey Dawn, which features an array of loud graphics against a solid white or black silhouette. Pieces are constructed in soft sheer

Abbey Dawn cottons, poly/cotton burnouts, acid washes, garment washed fleece, and rayon blends. Avril has also released a t-shirt she designed to support Japan. Available for $25 on her web store, each t-shirt purchase gives 100% of the net proceeds going to The Avril Lavigne Foundation to support Mercy Corps Comfort for Kids program, in partnership with local partner Peace Winds. Comfort for Kids trains caregivers to help children through the trauma of disaster. The goal is to bring help and hope to the children and youth of Japan who have been affected by this disaster. The web store, www.AbbeyDawn.com, has been a highly successful e-commerce boutique for Avril Lavigne fans and Abbey Dawn lovers around the world. While the brand expands to other online merchants, including Punk.com, it will also be available in such brick-and-mortar retailers as Hot Topic as of July.

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External links
Abbey Dawn's official site [1] Abbey Dawn UK & Europe [2] Official Abbey Dawn UK and European Site The Origin of Avril Lavigne's "Abbey Dawn" nickname [3] Researched by fan and presented to Avril Lavigne in October, 2008. Jackson Distribution [4] UK and European Distributors of Abbey Dawn

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Avril Lavigne's Make 5 Wishes

Cover of Avril Lavigne's Make 5 Wishes vol. 1(2007). Art by Camilla DErrico. Author Illustrator Publisher Original run Volumes Joshua Dysart Camilla DErrico Del Rey Manga 2007 2

Avril Lavigne's Make 5 Wishes is a manga style comic book [1] [2] written by Joshua Dysart with artwork by Camilla DErrico. The first volume was released by Del Rey Manga on April 10, 2007, with volume 2 released on July 3, 2007. The comic was also released in Brazil with the name "faa cinco pedidos".

Plot
Volume 1
The story is about a teenage girl named Hana. She is lonely and unpopular at school, so she spends most of her time on the internet creating various cool, smart, sexy, and popular alter egos.[3] Her "best friend" is an imaginary version of Avril Lavigne, who acts as Hana's conscience as well as an imaginary friend. Becoming increasingly isolated in life, Hana one day stumbles across a website, www.make5wishes.com, which offers to grant five wishes for a small fee of $19.95. Eager and desperate to turn her life around, she places an order on the site. A few days later, a small box arrives. As Hana opens it in her bedroom, a small demon-like creature comes out. The demon befriends her and explains how the wishes work. As Hana makes her first few wishes, things do not turn out the way she would have liked, and the wishes the demon grants often have unforeseen and unwanted consequences; for example causing dementia in an old man who Hana wished she would not have to talk to again.[4] In addition, the demon secretly e-mails the people (including Jessica) whom she talks to online as one of her aliases, while she sleeps, messing with them and their feelings.

Volume 2
The story follows on from volume 1, and details how Hana's wishes are continuing to affect those around her in unwanted ways. Hana, after initially liking the demon and naming him Romeo, becomes increasingly angry and distrustful of him. After surviving an explosion at her school which kills a teacher (Mr. Terry) and several students (i.e. Jessica and Brian) another of Hana's wishes is granted: for everyone to love her. Indeed they do, and hold a celebration in her honor for surviving the explosion. However, Hana is now enveloped in a shroud of fire which no one else can see, and which increasingly clouds her from reality. Her imaginary version of Avril Lavigne seldom

Avril Lavigne's Make 5 Wishes shows herself any more, and Hana locks the demon in its box, not wanting it to cause any more trouble. However, she has one final wish, and without thinking she grabs Romeo and makes her final wish, to meet the real Avril Lavigne, before sealing him back in his box. At school the other students are much nicer to Hana, and one invites her to a cosplay gathering, held on a small bridge in the town. Hana goes to the student's house. She has a large collection of outfits and Hana decides to go to the party as Avril Lavigne. After getting dressed, she looks in the mirror, and sees Avril Lavigne looking back at her. She realises that her final wish has been granted, and Romeo has tricked her once again. Distraught, she runs home and grabs Romeo's box with him in it, and goes to the party. There, she looks out over the bridge at the river below. Another party-goer comes up to her and comments on how nice she looks, immediately recognizing she has dressed as Avril Lavigne. They talk, but the shroud of fire around Hana becomes more intense. With Romeo trapped in the box, Hana jumps off the bridge. The shroud of fire disappears and Hana is at peace, knowing that the demon will never be able to hurt anyone again, until she notices that the box is empty and Romeo has escaped. Back on the bridge, the crowd is in shock. The girl Hana was talking to removes her fancy dress wig to reveal her long blonde hair - it was the real Avril Lavigne who Hana had been speaking to.

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Themes
The comic address the stress of modern teenage life and the pressures of family turmoil, shows through escapism and desperation of the main character, Hana.

Avril Lavigne
An imaginary alter ego of Avril Lavigne appears in the story as one of the main characters. Hana dreams of meeting Avril and being close friends. Avril responds to this: "I know that many of my fans read comics, and Im really excited to be involved in creating stories that I know they will enjoy."

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Video Episodes
Volume 1
Trailer (featuring "Keep Holding On") [5] Episode 1 (featuring "Girlfriend" instrumental) (English) Episode 2 (featuring "Everything Back But You" instrumental) [6] (English) [7] Episode 3 (featuring "I Can Do Better" instrumental) (English) Episode 4 (featuring "When You're Gone" instrumental) (English) [8] [9] Episode 5 (featuring "Runaway" instrumental) (English) [10] Episode 6 (featuring "Hot" instrumental) (English) Episode 7 (featuring "One of Those Girls" instrumental) (English) [11] [12] Episode 8 (featuring "Innocence" instrumental) (English) Episode 9 (featuring "I Don't Have to Try" instrumental) (English) [13] Episode 10 (featuring "The Best Damn Thing" instrumental) [14] (English)

Volume 2
[15] Episode 1 (featuring "Girlfriend" instrumental) (English) [16] (French) [17] (German) [18] (Italian) [19] (Spanish) Episode 2 (featuring "Everything Back But You" instrumental) [20] (English) [21] (French) [22] (German) [23] (Italian) [24] (Spanish) [25] Episode 3 (featuring "I Can Do Better" instrumental) (English) [26] (French) [27] (German) [28] (Italian) [29] (Spanish) Episode 4 (featuring "When You're Gone" instrumental) (English) [30] [31] (French) [32] (German) [33] (Spanish) [34] Episode 5 (featuring "Contagious" instrumental) (English) [35] (French) [36] (German) [37] (Italian) [38] (Spanish)

total of 15 episodes. A further 10 episodes of Volume 2 have be written and are available in all the above languages on Avril Lavigne's myspace videos page (clicking on Avril Lavigne's name in the information box of one of the above links should lead you to a selection of all her available videos)

Notes
Make 5 Wishes is currently a podcast on iTunes.

References
[1] "Avril Lavigne's Make 5 Wishes" (http:/ / www. randomhouse. com/ delrey/ manga/ m5w. html). RandomHouse.com. . Retrieved 2010-01-24. [2] "Make 5 Wishes at blogspot" (http:/ / make5wishes. blogspot. com/ ). . Retrieved 2008-03-13. [3] "manga-lavigne" (http:/ / www. plasticbamboo. com/ 2007/ 02/ 14/ manga-lavigne/ ). Plasticbamboo.com. . Retrieved 2010-10-19. [4] "How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Avril Lavigne" (http:/ / www. comicsalliance. com/ 2007/ 05/ 12/ how-i-learned-to-stop-worrying-and-love-avril-lavigne/ ). . Retrieved 2007-11-09.

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External links
Review of Avril Lavigne's Make 5 Wishes Vol. 1 (http://www.tcj.com/index.php?option=com_content& task=view&id=602&Itemid=70) comicsalliance.com - How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Avril Lavigne (http://www.comicsalliance. com/2007/05/12/how-i-learned-to-stop-worrying-and-love-avril-lavigne/)

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Black Star

Black Star Promotional Poster Fragrance by Avril Lavigne Released Label Tagline Followed by Website July 2009 P&G Prestige Be Your Own Star Forbidden Rose [1] [2]

Black Star Avril Lavigne

Black Star is a fragrance by Canadian singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne. The line includes, besides the 10ml, 15ml, 30ml, 50ml and 100ml eau de parfum, a shower gel, a body lotion, and a spray deodorant.[2] A mini shower gel comes exclusively with a Black Star gift set available in the UK, and in the German/Dutch giftset a 50ml body lotion is also included.

Background
The fragrance was announced via Lavigne's official website on March 7, 2009.[3] The fragrance contains notes of pink hibiscus, black plum and dark chocolate.[4] It has been released in several European countries including The Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, France, Italy, Finland, The United Kingdom and Denmark. Black Star launched in The United States on August 15, exclusively at Kohl's.[5] Black Star has been released in Canada, at Shoppers Drug Mart.[6] Black Star has also been released in Australia, available at Myer. At several stores, varying from country and store, Black Star is sold with gifts, including a bracelet, a t-shirt, speakers, a compact mirror and four different kinds of bags. These are also prizes on the official site. The perfume's three notes are: Top note: green pear, pink hibiscus flower. Middle note: black plum. Base note: dark chocolate.[7]

Giftsets
5 giftsets of the Black Star perfume range have been released to date. In Germany and the Netherlands, the 15ml EDP is accompanied with a 50ml Body Lotion and a 50ml Showergel.[8] In the UK, the 30ml EDP is accompanied with a 50ml Body Lotion, and an exclusive studded bag.[9] In the United States there are two different giftsets, one with the 15ml EDP and the 100ml EDP,[10] and one with the 50ml EDP and a set of Black Star speakers.[11] A giftset featuring the EDP and a 200ml Body Lotion was also brought out.[12]

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Promotion
Advertisement
Lavigne held an exclusive launch party for Black Star in London on March 17, 2009.[13] Several journalists were present, and three Dutch fans were invited to attend as well. She premiered the Black Star bottle at the event, and had an Abbey Dawn corner as well.[14] In the US a promotional event was arranged in New York for journalists.[15] Lavigne did not attend, though she recorded several video messages that were displayed. Other promotional means were sent to stores internationally, including instore posters, tester bottles, frangrance samples, and other displays.

Song
Avril Lavigne wrote the song used in the commercial on her own, and was written in between stops during the Asian part of her The Best Damn Tour. The intention was for it to be just a short theme song for the fragrance, but has since developed into, as Rolling Stone describes it, "one of Lavigne's most ambitious songs, an ethereal lullaby that turns epic with Coldplay-like pianos and soaring strings".[16] Lavigne has said to be thinking about releasing the song as a single, claiming it had "the same effect on my friends as Girlfriend did".[17] It also appears on Lavigne's fourth studio album Goodbye Lullaby, almost two years after it was used in the fragrance commercial.

Video
The commercial for Black Star was directed by Billie Woodruff and filmed in Los Angeles. It opens with Lavigne inside the Black Star bottle, with swirling pink mist and glitter in the air. She notices a black star floating in the air, jumps up and grabs it, and it transforms into the Black Star bottle. She opens the bottle and sprays the perfume on herself, then throws the bottle at the camera, offering it to us. In some countries the commercial is shortened and the spraying on her is cut out.[18] [19] Lavigne stated that she had a lot of fun filming the video. The dress she wore was a 1980s prom dress.[20] Lavigne added a tutu to the skirt and a studded belt to her waist.

Critical reception
Black Star received mixed reviews. Now Smell This said the scent was "nowhere near as 'edgy' as it purports to be, but it succeeds in capturing Avril Lavignes image despite (or because of) that fact." [21] ShopGala hailed the scent as "a great gift for a young girl or an Avril fan." [22] The fragrance was called a "truly energetic scent." [23] TeenToday noted that with the scent, "mini punk Avril moves into the more feminine...world of celebrity fragrance...showing that at the ripe old age of 24 shes finally left her rock days behind." [24] It was called "ideal for the summer months." [24] Dave Lackie (editor of Cosmetics magazine) said that "'Black Star' opens promisingly with a burst of pear but quickly dries down to sweet floral notes that have a faint synthetic smell." [25] Nathalie Atkinson of National Post said that "it's supposedly all moody and sultry, with dark fruits and dark chocolate but really, it's as mainstream as a mall punk," [25] but she suggested that "angsty tweens will love it." [25]

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Awards
In May 2010, Lavigne stated via her official website that Black Star had been nominated for a FiFi award in the "Fragrance of the Year- Women's Popular Appeal" category.[26] Later in the same month, Lavigne also stated that the fragrance has won an award for "Best Fragrance" from Cosmetic Executive Women.[27]
Year 2010 Awards ceremony CEW (Cosmetic Executive Women) Beauty Awards Best Fragrance FiFi Awards Award Results Won

Fragrance of the Year- Womens Popular Appeal Nominated

References
[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] Forbidden Rose (http:/ / www. fox. com. au/ entertainment/ music/ popbuzz/ / blog/ avrils-got-a-forbidden-rose/ 20100316-7szo. html) http:/ / www. avril-lavigne-perfumes. com/ web/ index. php/ en_GB/ perfume http:/ / www. avrillavigne. com/ node/ 7421 http:/ / www. basenotes. net/ industry_news/ 20090318avril-lavigne. html http:/ / www. kohls. com/ kohlsStore/ landingpages/ abbeydawn/ jewelry/ PRD~c17733/ Avril+ Lavigne+ Black+ Star+ Fragrance+ Collection. jsp?crosssell=true# [6] http:/ / www. shoppersdrugmart. ca/ english/ beauty/ beauty_boutique/ whatsnew. html [7] http:/ / www. palacinka. com/ 2009/ 08/ impulse-buy-of-week-avril-lavigne-black. html/ [8] http:/ / nl. douglas-shop. com/ douglas/ productbrand_3000031173. html [9] http:/ / www. theperfumeshop. com/ fcp/ product/ womens-fragrance/ Super-Celebs/ Black-Star/ 3105 [10] http:/ / www. kohls. com/ kohlsStore/ juniors/ fragrances/ PRD~559622/ Avril+ Lavigne+ Black+ Star+ Eau+ de+ Parfum+ Fragrance+ Set. jsp [11] http:/ / www. kohls. com/ kohlsStore/ juniors/ fragrances/ PRD~559621/ Avril+ Lavigne+ Black+ Star+ Eau+ de+ Parfum+ Perfume+ Spray+ and+ Speaker+ Set. jsp [12] http:/ / gallery. avrilbandaids. com/ albums/ userpics/ 53600/ 3491/ 011. jpg [13] http:/ / www. avrillavigne. com/ node/ 7422 [14] http:/ / www. youtube. com/ watch?v=x_aOpbjBllM& feature=channel [15] http:/ / www. nitrolicious. com/ blog/ 2009/ 08/ 14/ avril-lavigne-black-star-fragrance/ [16] http:/ / gallery. avrilbandaids. com/ displayimage. php?album=3918& pos=0 [17] http:/ / gallery. avrilbandaids. com/ displayimage. php?album=3715& pos=2 [18] http:/ / www. youtube. com/ watch?v=lMFx5OhKqF8 [19] http:/ / www. youtube. com/ watch?v=amtzsm498CY& feature=channel [20] http:/ / www. youtube. com/ watch?v=lMFx5OhKqF8/ [21] http:/ / www. nstperfume. com/ 2009/ 08/ 23/ avril-lavigne-black-star-fragrance-review/ [22] http:/ / shopgala. com/ couponblog/ avril-lavigne%E2%80%99s-black-star-perfume-review/ [23] http:/ / talkingmakeup. com/ fragrance/ avril-lavigne-rocks-with-black-star-perfume/ [24] http:/ / www. teentoday. co. uk/ article/ avril-lavigne-black-star/ [25] http:/ / network. nationalpost. com/ np/ blogs/ theampersand/ archive/ 2009/ 10/ 01/ sniff-test-avril-lavigne-black-star. aspx/ [26] "Black Star FiFi nomination" (http:/ / www. avrillavigne. com/ ?id=50). Avril Lavigne. . Retrieved 9 May 2010. [27] "Black Star Cosmetic Executive Women award" (http:/ / www. avrillavigne. com/ ?id=53). Avril Lavigne. . Retrieved 28 May 2010.

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External links
Avril Lavigne Official Site (http://www.avrillavigne.com/) Black Star Official Site (http://www.avril-lavigne-perfumes.com/) Black Star Official Australian Site (http://www.avrillavignefragrances.com.au/) Black Star Official Commercial (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amtzsm498CY/)

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Forbidden Rose

Forbidden Rose Promotional Poster Fragrance by Avril Lavigne Released Label Tagline Preceded by Followed by Website August 2010 P&G Prestige Dare to Discover Black Star Wild Rose Forbidden Rose Avril Lavigne [1]

Forbidden Rose is the second fragrance by Canadian singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne. It was released in July 2010.

Development
The fragrance took two years to develop, including the creation of the fragrance, product packaging design, and general marketing and advertising.[1] Like her previous scent, Black Star, there is a removable ring on the neck of the bottle.[2] It features notes of red apple, winepeach, black pepper, lotusflower, heliotrope, shellflower, praline agreement, sandalwood, and vanilla.[3] As of yet, the line features various EDP sizes, a body lotion and a shower gel.[4] This fragrance is set to be followed by an upcoming fragranced named 'Wild Rose,' expected to be released in late 2011. Lavigne released a picture of the fragrance in June 2011. It's bottle is near enough the same as the Forbidden Rose bottle, and the colour of fragrance is pink instead of purple/lilac.

Promotion
Commercial
The commercial for the fragrance was directed by Fred Garcon and filmed in Santa Barbara, CA.[2] The story takes place in a gothic garden setting.[5] Lavigne first walks towards a gate, which is closed to her. She then enters, and a gust of wind draws her attention to a light beckoning to her. She finds the "Forbidden Rose", which she picks up as the thorns surrounding it slowly open to let her hand pass through. She smiles, and throws it at the camera.[6] Unlike for her previous fragrance, Black Star, the commercial does not feature a jingle sung by Lavigne. The music has been compared to Harry Potter.

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Tagline
Though the tagline for the new perfume is "Dare to Discover",[6] Lavigne stated its message is an extension of Black Star's theme to "follow your dreams".[5] Lavigne told StyleList that she "wanted to create a fragrance which takes the unique attitude of my first scent to a new emotional depth, adding mystery as well as a bit of magic."[7]

Critical reception
Fragrantica thought the scent to be "mysterious and magical."[8] CelebrityClothingLine.com called it more sophisticated than Black Star.[9] Now Smell This said it was "a cautious fragrance, overall, and not particularly 'edgy'."[10] IzeStuff.com thought that "with its hints of both fantasy and fearlessness, Forbidden Rose comes to life, like a fairytale."[11]

References
[1] "Avril Lavigne's "Forbidden Rose", "Black Star" News" (http:/ / www. 2dayfm. com. au/ entertainment/ music/ popbuzz/ / blog/ avrils-got-a-forbidden-rose/ 20100316-7szo. html). 2Day FM. 16 March 2010. . Retrieved 4 June 2010. [2] "Avril Lavigne Debuts Her New Forbidden Rose Fragrance" (http:/ / www. nitrolicious. com/ blog/ 2010/ 08/ 12/ avril-lavigne-debuts-her-new-forbidden-rose-fragrance/ ). nitrolicious.com. 12 August 2010. . Retrieved 8 October 2010. [3] "Watch: Avril Lavigne's fragrance commercial" (http:/ / www. independent. co. uk/ life-style/ fashion/ watch-avril-lavignes-fragrance-commercial-1991146. html). The Independent (UK). 4 June 2010. . Retrieved 4 June 2010. [4] "Avril Lavigne Bandaids: The #1 Avril Lavigne Picture Gallery - Forbidden Rose" (http:/ / gallery. avrilbandaids. com/ thumbnails. php?album=4250). Gallery.avrilbandaids.com. 21 May 2009. . Retrieved 8 October 2010. [5] "Forbidden Rose new fragrance by Avril Lavigne" (http:/ / www. blog. perfumetr. com/ forbidden-rose-new-fragrance-by-avril-lavigne/ ). Perfume Blog. 18 March 2010. . Retrieved 27 March 2010. [6] Lavigne, Avril (herself). (June 2010). Forbidden Rose commercial (http:/ / www. avril-lavigne-perfumes. com/ teaser. aspx). [Streaming video]. Procter & Gamble. . Retrieved 4 June 2010. [7] J_Brisby, 8-17-2010, 3:23am (29 September 2010). "Avril Lavigne 'Forbidden Rose' Fragrance Now in Store" (http:/ / www. stylelist. com/ 2010/ 08/ 16/ avril-lavigne-launches-forbidden-rose-fragrance/ ). StyleList. . Retrieved 8 October 2010. [8] (http:/ / www. fragrantica. com/ perfume/ Avril-Lavigne/ Forbidden-Rose-9046. html/ ) [9] "Avril Lavigne's New Scent: Forbidden Rose" (http:/ / www. celebrityclothingline. com/ celebrity-fragrance/ avril-lavignes-new-scent-forbidden-rose/ ). Celebrity Clothing Line. 10 August 2010. . Retrieved 8 October 2010. [10] "Avril Lavigne Forbidden Rose ~ fragrance review :: Now Smell This" (http:/ / www. nstperfume. com/ 2010/ 08/ 21/ avril-lavigne-forbidden-rose-fragrance-review/ ). Nstperfume.com. 21 August 2010. . Retrieved 8 October 2010. [11] (http:/ / www. ize-stuff. com/ stuff/ fragrance/ celebrity_perfumes/ avril_lavigne_fragrance. html/ )

External links
Avril Lavigne Official Site (http://www.avrillavigne.com/) Forbidden Rose Official Site (http://www.avril-lavigne-perfumes.com/)

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Matt Brann
Matt Brann (born on 14 November 1980 and hailing from Ajax, Ontario) was Avril Lavigne's drummer[1] and previously held a position as the drummer of high school band Second Opinion and Norman. He started playing drums when he was 12, but it wasn't until when he attended Exeter High School that he started to play in a band called Second Opinion along with a few school friends (including Jason "Cone" McCaslin) at the age of 14. They played together for about 5 years around their local town and outside of Toronto. When he was about 19 he joined another band from Toronto called Norman, but Brann quit after about a year as they never really got along. Then luck struck at 2002 when a friend of his who was on the same management as this "Skater Girl" called Avril Lavigne had just gotten signed and needed to put a band together. Matt called her management Nettwerk and they flew him to New York to meet her. He auditioned for the role of the drummer and successfully became part of Avril's band. As Avril Lavigne's drummer, he performed at many different venues, including London Astoria and attended numerous award shows. But when asked what his most memorable moment of his career was so far, he said that having the honour of playing "Fuel" at the MTV Icon Metallica Tribute as he grew up listening to and playing Metallica so to have had them sitting right in front of him while he and the rest of Avril's band played their song was, in his own words, "wow".[2] As well as a being a drummer, he is also a songwriter. He (along with now ex-bandmate Evan Taubenfeld) wrote a track in Avril's second album Under My Skin called "Freak Out". He also covered Blur's song Song 2 for Avril Lavigne's Bonez Tour, for which Avril played the drums, while he contributed the vocals.. After being in the 18-month Bonez world tour with Avril, which started in September 2004, he, along with the rest of the band, took a break whilst Lavigne pursued an acting career. During this time, Brann went back to the studio and worked with various Canadian bands such as The Operation [3] and The New Cities [4] with their albums.

Charity Organisations
Matt has been known to be involved in several organisations, most notably for his support for Autism Ontario Durham Region [5]. For the Toronto concert on 15 July 2005, , he displayed the Autism Ontario - Durham Region logo on his bass drum to raise more awareness about the charity. He is also a supporter of animal-rights organisation PETA. In 2005, he donated autographed drumsticks to benefit PETAs Kentucky Fried Cruelty Campaign. The donated drumsticks were up for auction with proceeds helping PETA make Kentucky Fried Chicken face the music and eliminate the worst abuses that chickens endure on factory farms.[6]

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Trivia
Matthew Brann He plays with custom DW Drums and Zildjian cymbals and uses Vic Firth drumsticks. He went to high school with Deryck Whibley and Cone from Sum 41 and are very close friends with them. He appeared in the video of "Makes No Difference" by Sum 41. He was a snowboarding instructor before joining Avril's band He was thanked in the albums "Detox" by Treble Charger and "Chuck" by Sum 41 He is the manager of Toronto-based band Organ Thieves which features former Sum 41 guitarist Dave Baksh. He recorded and played live drums for The Operation M.D., a garage rock band featuring Cone McCaslin of Sum 41.

References
[1] Todd, Andea (April 2003). Avril lets go (http:/ / books. google. com/ books?id=WyUEAAAAMBAJ& pg=PA82& dq="Matt+ Brann"& hl=en& ei=N0xgTLHIEYPGlQfnyqH1Dg& sa=X& oi=book_result& ct=result& resnum=6& ved=0CEgQ6AEwBQ#v=onepage& q="Matt Brann"& f=false). p.82. . Retrieved 9 August 2010.

External links
Matt Brann Fans (http://www.mattbrannfans.one-breath.org) Avril Lavigne Bandaids (http://www.avrilbandaids.com) http://www.avrilbandaids.com/forums/forumdisplay.php?f=17 Matt Brann Discussion Forum

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Devin Bronson
Birth name Devin Joseph Bronson Also known as Evil D, D-rOck, Gramps Born Origin Genres Occupations Instruments Years active Labels Associated acts Website May 15, 1983 Seattle, Washington, United States Alternative rock, indie rock, pop punk, pop rock, power pop, acoustic Musician, Songwriter, Guitarist Vocals, Guitar 2003present Nettwerk, ViK, RCA Treble Charger, Avril Lavigne, Evan Taubenfeld, Kelly Osbourne, Ashley Parker Angel, P!nk, Demi Lovato, Butch Walker, Miranda Cosgrove Official website [1]

Devin Bronson (Born Seattle, Washington, May 15, 1983) used to be Avril Lavigne's lead guitarist and previously held positions with Kelly Osbourne's backing band and the Canadian rock band Treble Charger. He is also playing and touring with Ashley Parker Angel. Currently Devin is playing a series of Acoustic shows with Ashley. Devin Bronson left Avril Lavigne's band to be with the Black List Club full time. Bronson replaced Evan Taubenfeld when Taubenfeld left Avril Lavigne's band in 2004. Bronson and Taubenfeld remain close friends. Bronson's first performance with Avril Lavigne's band was at the 2004 Fashion Rocks! concert in New York where Avril performed 'Iris' by The Goo Goo Dolls with Johnny Rzeznik. Bronson was given only a few days to learn how to play the mandolin for that performance. [2] Bronson replaced guitarist Bill Priddle in Treble Charger for their Detox tour from 2003 to 2004. He was invited to join the band and at first had accepted, however before the band were going to enter the studio to record their 6th album he was invited to join Avril Lavigne's band. He left Treble Charger, which led to the unofficial dismemberment of the band. Devin has now joined Evan Taubenfeld's band The Black List Club as lead guitarist. He will be joining the band later this year once they begin touring. Musical Director for Aly and AJ on Hollywood Records Devin is currently working with Evan Taubenfeld, Lights Over Paris, and Avril Lavigne.

External links
http://www.devinbronson.com Official site http://www.blacklistclub.com - Official Black List Club site http://www.avrillavigne.com - Official Avril Lavigne site

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Jesse Colburn
Birth name Born Origin Genres Instruments Labels Jesse Timothy Colburn May 5, 1981 Toronto, Ontario, Canada Punk, Pop punk guitar Underground Operations

Associated acts Closet Monster Avril Lavigne

Jesse Colburn (born May 5, 1981 in Ajax, Ontario) is an accomplished guitarist. He played guitar for Closet Monster until their final show on 8 December 2005 and he also previously played in Avril Lavigne's band from 2002 to 2004.

Personal life
Jesse Colburn attended Pickering High School in Ajax, Ontario, where he met many members of Closet Monster. He worked with Avril Lavigne's band from 2002 to 2004, leaving the band before they started their 2004 tour.[1] He has also worked on a side project by the name of Evil Robot Usses, with former Closet Monster band mate and Stereos drummer Aaron Verdonk.

Television appearances
Colburn has appeared on several television shows and a movie, including Sabrina, the Teenage Witch, The View, Going the Distance and the 2002 MTV Video Awards as himself. He has also appeared in the documentary "My World". Jesse is also appearing as a songwriter and producer in a number of episodes of Much Music's Disband Season 2.

Current
Currently Jesse Colburn is a songwriter and producer based out of Toronto, Ontario. He has worked with the band Stereos co-writing such songs as Throw Ya Hands Up and Turn It Up off of their self titled debut album, and has recently completed writing and production work on The Artist Life's upcoming album.

References
[1] "Avril's Ex-Boyfriend Now Her Ex-Bandmate Too" (http:/ / www. vh1. com/ artists/ news/ 1486099/ 03312004/ lavigne_avril. jhtml). VH1. Wed. March 31.2004 6:40 PM EST. . Retrieved 2011-01-25.

External links
Jesse Colburn (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1295923/) on Internet Movie Database

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Steve Ferlazzo
Stephen Anthony Ferlazzo Jr., better known as Steve Ferlazzo, is an American keyboard player, based in California. After graduating at the Berklee School of Music, he has played with two members of Extreme in their projects after the band broke up: he was the keyboardist for Gary Cherone in his Tribe of Judah project, and for Nuno Bettencourt in his DramaGods band. He recently guested on the debut Science Faxtion album, Living on Another Frequency and is currently on tour with Avril Lavigne [1].

Discography
Sunshine Jive, Sunshine Jive (1998) Exit Elvis, Tribe of Judah (2002) Sessions from Room 4, Population 1, 2004 (EP) Love, DramaGods, 2005 The Best Damn Thing (Bonus DVD), Avril Lavigne (2007) Legend of the Mask and the Assassin, DJ Muggs vs. Sick Jacken (2007)

Living on Another Frequency, Science Faxtion (2008) Pain Language, DJ Muggs vs. Panet Asia (2008) The Best Damn Tour - Live in Toronto - DVD, Avril Lavigne (2008)

External links
Official website [2] MySpace profile [3]

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Brody Jenner
Brody Jenner
Born August 21, 1983 Los Angeles, California, United States

Occupation Television personality Socialite Model Parents Linda Thompson Bruce Jenner David Foster (Step-Father) Kris Jenner (Step-Mother) Kim Kardashian Humphries (Step-Sister) Kourtney Kardashian (Step-Sister) Khloe Kardashian Odom Step-Sister) Robert Kardashian Jr. (Step-Brother) Kendall Jenner (Half-Sister) Kylie Jenner (Half-Sister) Burt Jenner (Half-Brother) Casey Jenner (Half-Sister) Brandon Jenner (Brother) Francesca (Niece) Mason Disick (Step-Nephew) Website BrodyJenner.com [1]

Relatives

Sam Brody Jenner (born August 21, 1983) is an American television personality. He is the son of Olympic decathlete Bruce Jenner and his former wife Linda Thompson.

Career
Reality television
In 2005, Jenner starred in the reality show The Princes of Malibu alongside his brother Brandon. He was featured heavily throughout MTV's reality show The Hills. In 2009, Jenner hosted his own reality show Bromance, in which young men competed to become part of his entourage. As the stepbrother of Kourtney Kardashian, Kimberly "Kim" Kardashian Humphries, Khloe Kardashian Odom and Rob Kardashian, and the half-brother of Kendall Jenner and Kylie Jenner,[1] Jenner has occasionally made cameo appearances on the reality show Keeping Up with the Kardashians.

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Modeling
Jenner has modeled for Guess clothing, Agent Provocateur underwear,[2] OP,[3] and the magazine Cosmogirl.[4]

Personal life
Jenner has dated The Hills star Lauren Conrad, Kristin Cavallari, model Cora Skinner,[5] and Playboy's Playmate of the Year, Jayde Nicole.[6] Jenner began dating Canadian singer Avril Lavigne in early 2010. [7]

References
[1] Full cast and crew for "Keeping Up with the Kardashians" (2007) (http:/ / www. imdb. com/ title/ tt1086761/ fullcredits#cast). IMDB.com [2] White, Nicholas. Brody Jenner & Lauren Conrad: An Item (http:/ / www. people. com/ people/ article/ 0,26334,1548619,00. html) People [3] SNEAK PEEK: Sophia Bush Hits the Beach With Brody Jenner (http:/ / www. usmagazine. com/ news/ sneak-peak-sophia-bush-hits-the-beach-with-brody-jenner-200984) Us magazine. 4.8.2009 [4] Brody Jenner (http:/ / www. cosmogirl. com/ guys/ eyecandy/ eye-candy-brody-jenner) CosmoGirl [5] "Brody Jenner & Girlfriend Break Up" (http:/ / tvwatch. people. com/ 2008/ 04/ 17/ brody-jenner-girlfriend-break-up/ ). tvwatch.people.com. 2008-04-17. . Retrieved 2009-09-18. [6] "Brody Jenner and Jayde Nicole Split!" (http:/ / www. usmagazine. com/ celebritynews/ news/ brody-jenner-and-jayde-nicole-split-20092112). usmagazine.com. . [7] "Brody Jenner Biography" (http:/ / www. people. com/ people/ brody_jenner/ biography). people.com. . Retrieved 10 October 2010.

External links
Brody Jenner (http://brodyjenner.com/) Official Website Brody Jenner (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1955925/) at the Internet Movie Database

Jim McGorman
Jim McGorman, a native of Philadelphia, is an American musician, songwriter/producer and multi- instrumentalist: guitarist, keyboardist, drummer and vocalist. Best known for his work with the House Band on the CBS television shows Rockstar: INXS and Rockstar: Supernova, he has been musical director for Avril Lavigne, Weezer, Michelle Branch, Paul Stanley (from KISS) and toured with Cher. With Cher on her Farewell Tour, McGorman played guitars, keyboards and sang a duet with Cher. He has also worked with Shakira, The Coors, Aaron Neville, New Radicals, Poison (band), Goo Goo Dolls and Marc Broussard. He has written songs for Kate Voegele, Bret Michaels (Poison), Marc Broussard and for TV shows such as "One Tree Hill" and "Smallville." TV performances include "Saturday Night Live", "The Tonight Show," BBC's "Top of the Pops", "American Music Awards", "Vancouver 2010 Olympics Closing Ceremonies", "Conan O'Brien", "Regis and Kelly", The View, and MTV's "TRL." [1] Jim performed with Michelle Branch on the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (episode: Tabula Rasa) and with Dilana Robichaux (the runner-up from Rock Star: Supernova) on Ellen DeGeneres. In October/November 2006, Jim and the House Band toured the United States with Paul Stanley (from KISS).[2] In January 2007, Jim became a member of Avril Lavigne's band and has toured with her from 2007 to present. Regarding the Rockstar TV show house band, he says that he feels his role is a multifaceted one: guitar, keys and singing. "Plus, being a writer/artist myself, I feel that I understand how to work with the singers. From a guitar perspective, I try to capture the original tones of the records we play, from guitars to tunings and effects. Rafa has a unique tone that he really likes, so the more I get the original tones right, the more I think the audience will relate to the performance." [3] Other members of the House band include: Rafael Moreira (lead guitar), Paul Mirkovich (keyboards), Sasha Krivtsov (bass) and Nate Morton (drums).

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Jamestown Ltd
In 2006, McGorman's band Jamestown Ltd released its first album, The World Is Falling Down. Tracks: 1. You're Not Alone 2. All I Know 3. California 4. The World Is Falling Down 5. Through to You 6. Do You Remember 7. Rebound 8. Let's Not Fall In Love 9. Change 10. Here Is Now 11. You and I Jim, on Jamestown Ltd and recording the CD ..."Well, Jamestown is my baby. Ive been working on music my entire life, and this is my first full-length record. I wrote or co-wrote all the songs, produced the record, and obviously played guitar, keys and sang. Ive been working with a lot of the same musicians over the years in L.A.; the drummer (Dave Allen), bass player (Jon Button), and I have been working on original stuff for almost seven years. The three of us played for Michelle Branch when I was her Musical Director from 2001 to 2002. Emerson Swinford (guitar) and I have been writing and playing together for longer than that, and David Levita (guitar) has been a great contribution to the recording process. Though we are all pro players and are generally really busy working on other projects (to pay the bills), this is something we have done for ourselves. I am incredibly proud of the record and how we all worked together to make it happen.Well see where it goes from here." [4] NOTE: band changed name from Jamestown to Jamestown Ltd in January, 2007 due to copyright issues.[5]

Musical Influences
"Everyone in my family is musical or some sort of performer. My mother was a dancer, and my dad plays piano and sings. My dad, though, really got me going with music. He showed me the beauty of chord changes. Mom was more of a "word writer." I got my love of lyrics from her. I guess you could say I'm very fortunate to have talented and supportive parents. - Started playing piano at six, drums at eight, guitar at 12, and I've been singing since I was born." [6] McGorman cites a number of popular music influences, including soul music of Gamble and Huff, and the rock of Coldplay and U2.

Education
Graduated Cherry Hill High School East, 1992; graduated Berklee College of Music in 1995 with a degree in audio engineering and music production.[7]

Discography

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1997 2001 2002 2003 2004 2004 2005

To Make Me Who I Am Transmatic Leap of Faith Chapter 2 Borrowed Heaven Carencro Rock Star: A Night at the Mayan Rock Star: INXS (DVD) Safe in Sound Unfabulous and More Something To Fall Back On Reach

Aaron Neville Transmatic David Charvet Jessica Jacobs The Corrs

Guitar Strings Vocals (bckgr) Bass, Guitar, Piano, Vocals (bckgr), Producer Piano, Musician

Marc Broussard Organ, Piano, Vocals (bckgr), Fender Rhodes, Wurlitzer Various Artists Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals

2005 2005 2005 2005 2006

Various Artists Jim Boggia Emma Roberts Sam Jaffe Warren Barfield Ryan Star

Guitar, Keyboards, Vocals Piano, Tack Piano Keyboards, Group Member Guitars, Keyboards Piano, Guitar (Electric), Organ (Hammond), Vocals (bckgr), Clavinet, Wurlitzer, Tack Piano Guitar, Vocals (bckgr)

2006 2006 2007 2007

Dark Horse The World is Falling Down Poison'd The Best Damn Thing

Jamestown Ltd. Vocals, Piano, Keyboards, Guitars, Bass, Producer Poison Avril Lavigne Keyboards, Vocals (bckgr) Rhythm Guitar , Vocals (bckgr)

Main source for discography:[8]

References
[1] Trent Salter (October 2005). "Jim McGorman of Rock Star: INXS" (http:/ / www. musicianshotline. com/ archive/ interviews/ rockstar_inxs. htm). musicianshotline.com. . [2] Jim McGorman (January 2007). "From The Paul Stanley Tour - Living the Dream" (http:/ / www. musicianshotline. com/ issue/ features/ 200702_tour_paulstanley. asp). musicianshotline.com. . [3] Trent Salter (October 2005). "Jim McGorman of Rock Star: INXS" (http:/ / www. musicianshotline. com/ archive/ interviews/ rockstar_inxs. htm). musicianshotline.com. . [4] "Artist Profile - Jim McGorman" (http:/ / www. musicianshotline. com/ issue/ features/ 200610_artist_mcgorman3. asp). musicianshotline.com. October 2006. . [5] "Jim McGorman Questions" (http:/ / kissarmyaustralia. com/ forum/ viewtopic. php?t=1104& sid=d79d17cc908b66d6e9a4f8a30038bfa9). KISS Army Australian Forums. January 2007. . [6] Trent Salter (October 2005). "Jim McGorman of Rock Star: INXS" (http:/ / www. musicianshotline. com/ archive/ interviews/ rockstar_inxs. htm). musicianshotline.com. . [7] Chuck Darrow (July 1, 2006). "Music Man" (http:/ / nl. newsbank. com/ nl-search/ we/ Archives?s_site=courierpostonline& f_site=courierpostonline& f_sitename=Courier-Post+ (Cherry+ Hill,+ NJ)& p_theme=gannett& p_product=CHCB& p_action=search& p_field_base-0=& p_text_base-0=Jim+ McGorman& Search=Search& p_perpage=10& p_maxdocs=200& p_queryname=700& s_search_type=keyword& p_sort=_rank_:D& p_field_date-0=YMD_date& p_params_date-0=date:B,E& p_text_date-0=2006). courierpostonline.com. . [8] "allmusic web site - Jim McGorman" (http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ artist/ p351830). .

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External links
Jim McGorman Official Web site (http://www.jimmcgorman.com/) Jim McGorman (MySpace) Web Site (http://www.myspace.com/aboutjamestown) Jim McGorman on ROCKBANDLOUNGE.COM (http://www.rockbandlounge.com/forum/topic. asp?topic_id=4673) Jim McGorman - On The Rebound (http://www.sunfired.net/)

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Mark Spicoluk
Mark Spicoluk
Also known as Origin Genres Occupations Instruments Years active Labels London Edmonton, Alberta, Canada Punk rock, pop punk, alternative rock, pop rock Musician, producer, bassist, A&R, artist manager Bass guitar, vocals, guitar 1994present Underground Operations

Associated acts Closet Monster, Avril Lavigne, Sum 41

Mark Spicoluk (born 1979 in Edmonton, Alberta) founded and played bass for the band Closet Monster from 1997 until December 8, 2005. Closet Monster reunited to play Wakestock on August 8, 2009. Spicoluk established the indie punk rock label Underground Operations in 1995.[1] [2] During his period with Closet Monster, Spicoluk played for Avril Lavigne and Sum 41. Spicoluk left Lavigne's band in 2002 to focus on Underground Operations and Closet Monster.[3] Spicoluk works for Gene Simmons's new record label, Simmons Records.[4] He appears on MuchMusic's reality show disBAND[5] and works at Universal Music Canada and sub labels as Senior Director of A&R.[6] He is president, founder, and owner of the record label/management company Underground Operations.[7]

Closet Monster
So Be It/Pure Unfiltered Anarchy - 1998 A Fight For What Is Right - 1999 Where The Fuck Is The Revolution - 2000 Killed The Radio Star - 2002 Built This City - 2003 Rebuilt This City - 2004

Studio production credits


Abandon All Ships - Geeving - 2010 - composer, production Stereos - Stereros - Uncontrollable - 2010 - composer, executive production Stereos - Stereos - 2009 - executive production/guest performance/composer Chad Michael Stewart - Machete Avenue - 2008 - executive production Protest the Hero - Fortress -2008 - executive production These Silhouettes - Thomas EP - 2008 - production Protest the Hero - Kezia - 2006 - executive production The Brat Attack - 2006 - production Closet Monster - Re-built This City - 2005 - production/performance Protest the Hero - A Calculated Use of Sound - production Closet Monster - Killed the Radio Star - 2003 - production/performance Protest the Hero - Search for the Truth - 2003 - production

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Universal music Canada A&R signings/roster


Lights The Envy Reema Major Protest the Hero Stereos Down With Webster Jhevon Paris Abandon All Ships

Underground Operations roster history


Marilyn's Vitamins Protest the Hero Closet Monster Bombs Over Providence Dead Letter Dept. Hostage Life I Hate Sally The Brat Attack These Silhouettes Aspirations Means The Holly Springs Disaster Lights Machete Avenue Chad Michael Stewart The Artist Life Dean Lickyer Sam Bradley Kingdoms Abandon All Ships

References
[1] "Amplify 819 | Interivew with Mark London Spicoluk" (http:/ / www. sayyad. ca/ webdesign/ amplify8192/ interviewunderground. html). Sayyad.ca. . Retrieved 2011-08-17. [2] Closet Monster: convictions of a punk rock strategist - Canadian Musician | HighBeam Research (http:/ / www. highbeam. com/ doc/ 1P3-806386361. html) [3] "News - Articles - 1458401" (http:/ / www. mtv. com/ news/ articles/ 1458401/ 20021029/ carey_mariah. jhtml). Mtv.com. 2002-10-29. . Retrieved 2011-08-17. [4] "SimmonsRecords.com" (http:/ / www. simmonsrecords. com/ blog. html). SimmonsRecords.com. . Retrieved 2011-08-17. [5] "Watch disBAND | Watch Full disBAND Episodes on" (http:/ / www. muchmusic. com/ disband). Muchmusic.com. . Retrieved 2011-08-17. [6] (http:/ / www. cmw. net/ cmw2009/ larryleblanc. asp?issue_ID=8) [7] (http:/ / www. undergroundoperations. com/ website/ about. php)

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External links
Underground Operations (http://www.undergroundoperations.com/) official site

Evan Taubenfeld
Evan Taubenfeld
Background information Birth name Born Origin Genres Occupations Instruments Years active Labels Evan David Taubenfeld June 27, 1983 Baltimore, Maryland, Alternative rock, post-grunge, pop punk, pop rock Musician, songwriter, producer, executive music director Vocals, guitar, drums 2002present Sire/Warner Bros.

Associated acts Avril Lavigne The Black List Club Spinfire Ditch Ruxton Secondhand Serenade Website Official website [1]

Evan David Taubenfeld (born June 27, 1983) is an American singer/songwriter, best known for being Avril Lavigne's lead guitarist. Evan Taubenfeld's debut album, Welcome to the Blacklist Club, was released on May 18, 2010.[1]

Early life
Taubenfeld was born in Baltimore, Maryland, to Mark and Ami Taubenfeld, who ran a catering business. He has two siblings, a younger brother Drew (b. 1984), who is in Demi Lovato's touring band, and a younger sister, Annie (b. 1991). Taubenfeld is Jewish[2] [3] and went to the McDonogh School.[4] He taught himself guitar by learning to play "Come As You Are" by Nirvana.

Career
Taubenfeld received a phone call from Josh Sarubin, inviting him to audition for a new talent he just signed, a young Canadian named Avril Lavigne. Taubenfeld remained in Lavigne's band until September 2004; when he was given his own recording contract.[5] In 2008, Taubenfeld produced two tracks for rapper Tyga's debut album No Introduction, "Press 7" and "First Timers", the latter of which he was also featured in. Taubenfeld's first single, "Boy Meets Girl", was released in March 2009. He was the executive musical director for the short lived MTV show Kaya. Taubenfeld also had a role in the series, Private, as Blake Pearson. On July 26, 2009 Taubenfeld joined Metro Station, Mayday Parade, and Mitchel Musso on his second tour as a solo artist. Taubenfeld's Christmas single, "Merry Swiftmas (Even Though I Celebrate Chanukah)" debuted at #59 on the Hot Country Songs chart. His album, Welcome to the Blacklist Club was released in May 2010. He re-teamed with Lavigne and co-wrote several songs on

Evan Taubenfeld her 2011 album, Goodbye Lullaby. Taubenfeld performs the bridge vocals on Lavigne's track "Push".

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Discography
Studio albums
Title Album details Peak positions US Heat [6] Welcome to the Blacklist Club Release date: May 18, 2010 Label: Sire/Reprise Records 41

Singles
Year Single Peak positions US Country [7] 2009 "Merry Swiftmas (Even Though I Celebrate Chanukah)" 59

Filmography
Film
Year 2003 Title Role Notes

Avril Lavigne: My World Himself Lead Guitarist / Musical Director

Television
Year 2007 2009 Title Role Notes Executive Musical Director

KAYA Himself

Private Blake Pearson Missing in episodes 1 and 2

References
[1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] (http:/ / www. evantaubenfeld. com/ ) http:/ / www. freewebs. com/ evanonline/ interview. htm http:/ / www. fox11az. com/ news/ entertainment/ 79290202. html http:/ / articles. baltimoresun. com/ 2009-12-15/ entertainment/ bal-taylor-swift-swiftmas-1215_1_taylor-swift-evan-taubenfeld-itunes Leahey, Andrew. "Biography: Evan Taubenfeld" (http:/ / www. allmusic. com/ artist/ p664537). AMG. . Retrieved 9 May 2010. "Evan Taubenfeld Album & Song Chart History - Heatseekers Albums" (http:/ / www. billboard. com/ #/ artist/ evan-taubenfeld/ chart-history/ 619139). Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. . Retrieved July 28, 2011. [7] Morris, Edward (December 19, 2009). "Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum Still Reside in Their Chart Penthouses" (http:/ / www. cmt. com/ news/ country-music/ 1628555/ taylor-swift-lady-antebellum-still-reside-in-their-chart-penthouses. jhtml). Country Music Television. . Retrieved July 28, 2011.

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External links
Official website (http://www.evantaubenfeld.com) Evan Taubenfeld (http://www.myspace.com/evantaubenfeld) on Myspace

Craig Wood
Craig Wood
Birth name Born Origin Genres Instruments Labels Craig Wood 1978 Vancouver, Canada Punk rock, pop punk, alternative rock, pop rock Vocals, guitar, bass Aquarius

Associated acts Gob, Avril Lavigne

David Craig Wood[1] (born 1978 in Vancouver) is Avril Lavigne's ex-rhythm guitarist and was previously a member of the Vancouver punk pop band Gob, where he played bass guitar. After Jesse Colburn left in 2003, Craig replaced him in Avril's band and left Gob; this was in 2004. Craig's debut show with Avril was in Edmonton at the 2004 Juno Awards. Craig has since left the band and now lives in Winnipeg with his wife and son.

References
[1] "American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers" (http:/ / www. ascap. com/ ace/ search. cfm?requesttimeout=300& mode=results& searchstr=1613792& search_in=c& search_type=exact& search_det=t,s,w,p,b,v& results_pp=20& start=1). ASCAP. . Retrieved 2011-09-13.

External links
Official MySpace (http://www.myspace.com/craigwood)

Deryck Whibley

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Deryck Whibley
Deryck Whibley

Whibley in 2008. Background information Birth name Also known as Born Deryck Jason Whibley Bizzy D, Gunner March 21, 1980 Scarborough, Ontario, Canada Ajax, Ontario, Canada Punk rock Melodic hardcore Skate punk Pop punk Alternative rock Alternative metal Rapcore Musician, songwriter, producer, actor Vocals, guitar, keyboards, bass, piano, drums, Mellotron 1996present Island, Aquarius [1]

Origin Genres

Occupations Instruments Years active Labels

Associated acts Sum 41, Tommy Lee, Iggy Pop, Treble Charger, The Operation M.D., Avril Lavigne Notable instruments Deryck Whibley Telecaster deluxe Squier Telecaster

Deryck Jason Whibley[1] (born March 21, 1980) is a Canadian musician and producer, best known for his work as the guitarist, lead vocalist, songwriter and producer of the Juno Award-winning rock band Sum 41. Whibley married fellow singer Avril Lavigne in 2006. The couple occasionally performed together, and they have spoken about their relationship in interviews. It was announced on September 17, 2009 that Lavigne and Whibley separated. Lavigne initiated divorce proceedings in October 2009 claiming irreconcilable differences.[2]

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Professional career
Besides Sum 41, Whibley developed a professional career in the music industry as producer and manager. Deryck was part of Punk Rock Music, a music management and production company. He produced for No Warning with the company as well. Since parting ways with Greig Nori, he sold his part of the company in early 2005. During the Sum 41 hiatus in 2005 and 2006, he worked with Tommy Lee on guitar and backing vocals for his album, Tommyland: The Ride, and A Million in Prizes: The Anthology with Iggy Pop. He worked as the producer of We Have an Emergency, the debut album by Sum 41 co-member Cone McCaslin's side project The Operation M.D.. In 2007, he mixed the debut album of the band Permanent Me. He was also involved with the Avril Lavigne album, The Best Damn Thing, where he produced and played guitar.[3] Besides his musical career, he has worked on occasion as an actor. He portrayed the character Tony in the movie, Dirty Love, and himself as a guest character in King of the Hill.

Deryck Whibley at the Ottawa Bluesfest.

In November 2007, Whibley suffered a herniated disc while drumming on the song "Pain for Pleasure". This happened while Sum 41 was on tour with Finger Eleven, and the remainder of the Strength in Numbers Tour was canceled although Finger Eleven did travel to Winnipeg, Manitoba to play the show with Die Mannequin and Inward Eye in replacement of Sum 41.[4] On the Operation M.D.'s second album Birds + Bee Stings, which was released on June 29, 2010, Deryck mixed one track entitled "Sick + Twisted". He also played keyboards and piano on the same track. Deryck has also joined the band live, playing guitar on this song, on December 21, 2010, at the Horseshoe Tavern in Toronto, Ontario. Deryck contributed some guitar to Tommy Lee's side project Methods of Mayhem's second album A Public Disservice Announcement which was released on September 21, 2010.

Sum 41
In 1999, the band signed an international record deal with Island Records. The band released their debut album, All Killer No Filler in 2001. The band achieved mainstream success with their first single from the album, "Fat Lip", which reached number-one on the Billboard Modern Rock Tracks chart and remains the band's most successful single to date.[5] All Killer No Filler' was certified platinum in the United States, Canada and in the UK.[6] The band has since released four more studio albums: Does This Look Infected? (2002), Chuck (2004) Underclass Hero (2007) and Screaming Bloody Murder (2011). The three albums before Screaming Bloody Murder have been certified platinum in Canada. The band often performs more than 300 times each year and holds long global tours, most of which last more than a year.[7] They have been nominated for seven Juno Awards and have won twice (Group of the Year in 2002 and Rock Album of the Year for Chuck in 2005). Their fifth studio album, Screaming Bloody Murder, was released on March 29, 2011.

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Personal life
Deryck Whibley
Born Deryck Jason Whibley March 21, 1980 Scarborough, Ontario, Canada Avril Lavigne (2006-2010)

Spouse

Partner Paris Hilton (2003) Avril Lavigne (20032006)

Whibley lived in Ajax Ontario when he and his band mates were discovered, he attended Exeter Highschool and played at their War of the Bands. Whibley dated Hilton Hotels heiress Paris Hilton in 2003. Whibley married fellow singer Avril Lavigne in 2006. The couple occasionally performed together, and they have spoken about their relationship in interviews. It was announced on September 17, 2009 that Lavigne and Whibley separated. Lavigne initiated divorce proceedings in October 2009 claiming irreconcilable differences.[2] On August 5, 2010, Deryck Whibley was hospitalized after he was attacked in a bar in Japan late at night by three unknown males.[8] After an MRI scan, it was revealed that Deryck slipped a disc in his back for the second time.[9] Advised not to play, Whibley rejoined the band on August 8 in Osaka for the Summer Sonic Festival.[10]

Marriage to Avril Lavigne


Whibley and Avril Lavigne, began dating when she was 19 years old, after being friends since she was 17.[11] Only a few weeks before they met, Lavigne had publicly stated that she was having trouble meeting boys because her bodyguards scared them away. In June 2005, Whibley surprised Lavigne with a trip to Venice, including a gondola ride and a romantic picnic, and on 27 June, he proposed to her.[12] She initially wanted to have a "rock n' roll, goth wedding", but she admitted to having doubts about going against tradition. "I've been dreaming about my wedding day since I was a little girl. I have to wear the white dress.... People thought that I would [wear a] black wedding dress, and I would have. But at the same time, I was thinking about the wedding pictures, and I wanted to be in style. I didn't want to be thinking, 20 years later, 'Oh, why did I wear my hair like that?'"[13] The wedding was held on 15 July 2006. About 110 guests attended the wedding, which was held at a private estate in Montecito, Whibley's ex-wife, Avril Lavigne. California.[14] Lavigne, wearing a gown designed by Vera Wang walked down the aisle with her father, Jean-Claude, to Mendelssohn's "Wedding March". Lavigne chose a colour theme of red and white, including red rose petals and centerpieces of distinctly coloured flowers. The wedding included cocktails for an hour before the reception and a sit-down dinner. The song "Iris", by the Goo Goo Dolls, was played during Lavigne and Whibley's first dance.[15]

Deryck Whibley Seven months into their marriage, Lavigne stated that she was "the best thing that's ever happened to him", and suggested that she helped Whibley stay off drugs since they'd begun dating. "He doesn't do drugs. Clearly, he used to, because he talked about it, but I wouldn't be with someone who did, and I made that very clear to him when we first started dating. I've never done cocaine in my life, and I'm proud of that. I am 100 percent against drugs."[13] The marriage lasted a little more than three years. It was announced on 17 September 2009 that Lavigne and Whibley had split up and that divorce papers would soon follow.[16] On 9 October 2009, Lavigne filed for divorce, releasing the statement, "I am grateful for our time together, and I am grateful and blessed for our remaining friendship."

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Sum 41
Year Album details Chart peaks CAN JPN AUS AUT BEL FRA GER SWI UK US [17] [18] [19] [20] [21] [22] [23] [24] [25] [26] 2001 All Killer, No Filler Released: May 8, 2001 Label: Aquarius, Island 9 50 33 19 11 25 29 39 7 13 CAN: 3x Platinum [28] AUS: Gold [29] UK: Platinum [30] US: Platinum CAN: Platinum [29] UK: Silver [30] US: Gold [27] Certifications (sales thresholds)

2002

Does This Look Infected? Released: November 26, 2002 Label: Aquarius, Island

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17

39

32

[31]

2004

Chuck Released: October 12, 2004 Label: Aquarius, Island

13

35

84

32

14

59

10

CAN: 2x Platinum [30] US: Gold [33]

[32]

2007

Underclass Hero Released: July 24, 2007 Label: Aquarius, Island

22

85

17

10

46

CAN: Gold

2011

Screaming Bloody Murder Released: March 29, 2011 Label: Aquarius, Island

16

23

88

25

23

21

66

26

"" denotes a release that did not chart.

References
[1] ASCAP: American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (http:/ / www. ascap. com/ ace/ search. cfm?requesttimeout=300& mode=results& searchstr=1613063& search_in=c& search_type=exact& search_det=t,s,w,p,b,v& results_pp=20& start=1) [2] Harper, Kate (2009-10-15). "Avril Lavigne Files For Divorce From Deryck Whibley (Who Isn't Dead)" (http:/ / www. chartattack. com/ news/ 75623/ avril-lavigne-files-for-divorce-from-deryck-whibley-who-isnt-dead). Chart. . Retrieved 2010-02-22. [3] High-Fashion Victoria Ladd Promises 'Upbeat' New LP, Says Married Life 'Rocks!' (http:/ / www. mtv. com/ news/ articles/ 1540941/ 20060914/ story. jhtml) [4] Back Injury Sidelines Sum 41 | News @ Ultimate-Guitar.Com (http:/ / www. ultimate-guitar. com/ news/ general_music_news/ back_injury_sidelines_sum_41. html) [5] "Artists Chart History" (http:/ / www. billboard. com/ bbcom/ retrieve_chart_history. do?model. chartFormatGroupName=Singles& model. vnuArtistId=401778& model. vnuAlbumId=476041). Billboard (Nielsen Company). . Retrieved 2008-08-17. [6] Edwards, Gavin (December 17, 2001). "People of the Year 2001: Sum 41" (http:/ / www. rollingstone. com/ artists/ sum41/ articles/ story/ 5918959/ people_of_the_year_2001_sum_41). Rolling Stone (Wenner Media). . Retrieved 2008-08-19. [7] "Sum 41 Past Tour Dates" (http:/ / www7. islandrecords. com/ sum41/ site/ tour_pastshows. las). Island Records. . Retrieved 2008-08-17. [8] http:/ / www. people. com/ people/ article/ 0,,20408808,00. html

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External links
Sum 41 (http://www.sum41.com/) Deryck's Band Official Site Deryck Whibley (http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0924126/) at the Internet Movie Database Fender Artist (http://www.fender.com/artists/artist.php?id=61) Deryck's Fender Artist Profile Squier Guitars (http://www.squierguitars.com/products/search.php?partno=0301000505) Deryck's Signature Telecaster

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