Avril lavigne was born in Napanee Ontario in 1984. She stood out from her female peers in the town of 5000 with her baseball skills in the summer and hockey skills in the winter. Soon people around town recognized her for her singing abilities. She sang in her church choir and by age 10 would sing in country music competitions. At 13 she won a radio contest which gave her the opportunity to go to Ottawa and sing with another Ontario native, Shania Twain. By high school Avril was sending away tapes of her performances to labels and management companies. Though she was met with a lot of rejection she caught the attention of Nettwerk Management. She was flown to New York to meet with some song writers and create a demo tape. Avril was signed to a contract before she could finish working on the demo. Avril moved to New York with her older brother as an escort when she failed to click with any of the NY song writers she made her next trip to Los Angeles. It was here she met Cliff Magness. The two hit it off and began working on her debut album. In 2002 Avril’s first single “Complicated” was released and began climbing the charts. In 2004 she released her second album “Under My Skin” and began dating Sum 41’s Deryck Whibley. In 2005 the two got engaged in Venice and in 2006 the couple married. In 2007 she released her third album “The Best Damn Thing” which hubby Deryck helped to produce.