Avril Lavigne burst into the pop scene winning millions of hearts with her powerful voice and catchy hooks in the early 2000s.
Her hit albums and singles
It didn’t take much time for the Canadian sensation to cement her place as the pop-punk queen right after she released her debut single, Complicated, in May 2002, which was followed by her hit debut album, Let Go, in June. She went on releasing 5 studio albums, 8 EPs, 23 singles and 25 music videos.
She has sold over 40 million albums and over 50 million singles worldwide which makes her the third best selling Canadian female artist of all time, after Celine Dion and Shania Twain.Without a doubt, her contribution to the pop-punk music has been vital. But, the constant hitmaker staying out of the radar in recent years has led fans frenzy. So, what is she doing now?
Avril hasn’t made headlines for her recent music, but she has attracted some really weird PR, thanks to a bizarre conspiracy theory. A rumor originated in 2011 on a Brazilian fan page called Avril Este Morta, claiming that the singer committed suicide and was replaced by a lookalike actress named Melissa Vandella. Rumors resurfaced in May 2017, alleging the changes in her image, height and darker song lyrics, making fans to rethink the conspiracies.
In 2014, the hitmaker tumbled down the charts after releasing the single, Hello Kitty, as prompted a PR disaster. The song’s music video was heavily slammed by the press and she was accused of racism, but she not taking the backlash very seriously fueled the rumors even more. The press heavily slammed her music video and she had to face racism accusations. But, her not taking those criticisms very seriously fueled the rumors even more.
While dealing with various setbacks in her career, she also grappled with health crisis. In 2014, she was diagnosed with Lyme disease and she took a time off the spotlight for her recovery. Later in 2015, in an interview with Billboard, she disclosed her plans on releasing a single named, Fly and a Christmas album but that never happened. On 25th of December 2016, she took it to Instagram to announce that she was working on new music.
She was seen in a featured song, Listen, by the Japanese rock band, One Ok Rock, in their album, Ambitions, released on 11th of January, 2017. That same year in November, she signed with BGM and released a single, Baby It's Cold Outside, with Jonny Blu. As of now, she is all set to release her album in five years sometime this year and also is ready to return to the stage.
Who is she dating?
With a string of high-profile relationships, including her failed marriages with Deryck Whibley and Chad Kroeger and long romances with Ryan Cabrera and Brody Jenner, Lavigne continued to become a fixture in the tabloids.
Now, it seems like she is giving love another chance as she is currently dating Phillip Sarofim, the son of Egyptian-American billionaire investor Fayez Sarofim.
They reportedly first met through their mutual friends and have been seeing each other for quite some time now. The duo was spotted together for the first time in March 2018 in Los Angeles, while they were out on a dinner date.