Avril Lavigne Guitar Chords

Avril Lavigne

Biography

Canadian pop/rock singer/songwriter Avril Lavigne became an international star in the 2000s with her punk-influenced pop anthems and anti-starlet image. First appearing in summer 2002 with the spunky debut single "Complicated," she touted a skatepunk image that purposely clashed with the polished glamour of mainstream pop. Lavigne, who was 17 at the time, quickly rose to teen idol status, selling several million copies of her debut album, Let Go (the best-selling album by a female artist in 2002), while inspiring a genuine fashion craze with her penchant for tank tops and neckties. As the decade progressed, so did Lavigne's marketable sound, which took a contemplative turn on the chart-topping sophomore effort Under My Skin before reaching an aggressively upbeat tone for 2007's The Best Damn Thing. A pair of hit albums later, she took a three-year hiatus from the spotlight to focus on health issues related to Lyme disease, returning in 2018 with her mature sixth album.

Born into a devout Christian household in the small town of Napanee, Ontario, Lavigne sharpened her vocal talents in church choirs, local festivals, and county fairs. She began playing guitar and writing songs in her early teens, focusing her early efforts on country music and contributing vocals to several albums by local folk musician Steve Medd. Arista Records caught wind of the singer and brought her aboard at the age of 16, with CEO Antonio "L.A." Reid personally taking Lavigne under his wing. She quit high school, relocated to Manhattan, and set to work with a handful of prime songwriters and producers, but the partnerships only produced country songs, not the rock music in which Lavigne had become increasingly interested. Arista relented and instead sent Lavigne to Los Angeles, where she fashioned her melodic, edgy debut alongside such writing teams as the Matrix. Released in 2002, Let Go was the polished product, and its four high-charting singles -- "Complicated," "Sk8er Boi," "I'm with You," and "Losing Grip" -- led the album to multi-platinum status within its second month of release. Lavigne became the youngest female musician ever to have a number one album in the U.K., and she supported the wildly popular disc (which eventually gained eight Grammy nominations) with a tour of Europe, Asia, North America, and Australia.

Compared with the skin-bearing antics of other teen idols -- Britney Spears chief among them -- Lavigne was a new kind of superstar, one whose appeal didn't rely on sexy videos or suggestive music. She further distinguished herself by bypassing the assistance of professional writing teams during the creation of her second album, choosing instead to collaborate with singer/songwriter Chantal Kreviazuk, Evanescence's Ben Moody, and Evan Taubenfeld (who had previously worked with Lavigne as her touring guitarist). Released in May 2004, Under My Skin was more serious than its predecessor, dealing with such issues as premarital sex ("Don't Tell Me"), depression ("Nobody's Home"), and the death of Lavigne's grandfather ("Slipped Away"). The album debuted at number one in more than ten countries, went platinum within one month, and further established Lavigne as a pop icon. Incidentally, a song that was co-written by Lavigne and ultimately cut from the final track list -- "Breakaway" -- was later given to Kelly Clarkson, who used it as the title track and lead single for her Grammy-winning sophomore album.

Lavigne married her boyfriend of two years, Sum 41's Deryck Whibley, in July 2006, just one month after the animated film Over the Hedge announced her cinematic debut (Lavigne voiced the part of Heather, a hungry opossum). She also appeared in Richard Linklater's fictional adaptation of Fast Food Nation, which was released that November. Nevertheless, she spent most of the year working on her third album, enlisting former blink-182 drummer Travis Barker to play drums, and cherry-picking a variety of producers (including her husband) to helm the recording sessions. The Best Damn Thing appeared in April 2007, and its lead single, "Girlfriend," marked a return to the bratty, spunky, punk-pop of her first album. "Girlfriend" soon became the subject of controversy as the '70s power pop band the Rubinoos sued Lavigne, claiming that her tune reworked their 1979 song "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend." No amount of bad publicity could hurt the singer, however, as "Girlfriend" became her biggest U.S. single ever and The Best Damn Thing topped album charts worldwide.

Lavigne filed for divorce from Whibley in October of 2009. The dissolution of their union featured heavily on her next album, 2011's Goodbye Lullaby, which included tracks produced by Whibley.

Lavigne returned to the studio just weeks after the release of Goodbye Lullaby and begun work on her fifth album. In 2012 she started working on new material with Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger and eventually the pair began dating; she married Kroeger on July 1, 2013. By that point, she had released the platinum-certified "Here's to Never Growing Up," the first single from her eponymous fifth album. Released in October, Avril Lavigne featured eight songs co-written by Kroeger, who also duetted with her on the record's third single, "Let Me Go."

In early 2015, Lavigne released "Fly," an empowering ballad written for the Special Olympics World Summer Games. That same month, she also revealed that she had been diagnosed with Lyme disease. Soon after, she separated from Kroeger. For the next few years, as she healed, she remained out of the public spotlight. Three years later, in 2018, she returned with a triumphant comeback single, "Head Above Water," which was inspired by her battle with Lyme disease. ~ Andrew Leahey, Rovi
Genres: canadian pop, candy pop, dance pop, pop, post-teen pop

Guitar Chords:

17
17 (ver. 2)
17 (ver. 3)
4 Real
4 Real (ver. 2)
4 Real (ver. 3)
Adia
Adia (ver. 2)
Adia (ver. 3)
Adia (ver. 4)
A Horse With No Name
Alice Underground
Alice Underground (ver. 2)
Alice Underground (ver. 3)
All You Will Never Know
All You Will Never Know (ver. 2)
Alone
Alone (ver. 2)
Alone (ver. 3)
Anything But Ordinary
Anything But Ordinary (ver. 2)
Anything But Ordinary (ver. 3)
Anything But Ordinary (ver. 4)
Anything But Ordinary (ver. 5)
Baby Its Cold Outside
Baby Its Cold Outside (ver. 2)
Bad Girl
Bad Reputation
Basket Case
Best Damn Thing
Bitchin Summer
Bitchin Summer (ver. 2)
Black Star
Complicated
Complicated (ver. 2)
Complicated (ver. 3)
Complicated (ver. 4)
Complicated (ver. 5)
Complicated (ver. 6)
Complicated (ver. 7)
Contagious
Contagious (ver. 2)
Contagious (ver. 3)
Contagious (ver. 4)
Darlin
Darlin (ver. 2)
Darlin (ver. 3)
Daydream
Daydream (ver. 2)
Daydream (ver. 3)
Dont Tell Me
Dont Tell Me (ver. 2)
Dont Tell Me (ver. 3)
Dont Tell Me (ver. 4)
Dont Tell Me (ver. 5)
Dont Tell Me (ver. 6)
Everybody Hurts
Everybody Hurts (ver. 2)
Everybody Hurts (ver. 3)
Everybody Hurts (ver. 4)
Everybody Hurts (ver. 5)
Everybody Hurts (ver. 6)
Everything Back But You
Everything Back But You (ver. 2)
Everything Back But You (ver. 3)
Fallen Into History
Falling Down
Falling Down (ver. 2)
Falling Down (ver. 3)
Falling Fast
Falling Fast (ver. 2)
Falling Fast (ver. 3)
Falling Into History Fell Out
Falling Into History Fell Out (ver. 2)
Fall To Pieces
Fall To Pieces (ver. 2)
Fall To Pieces (ver. 3)
Fall To Pieces (ver. 4)
Fly
Fly (ver. 2)
Fly (ver. 3)
Forgotten
Forgotten (ver. 2)
Freak Out
Freak Out (ver. 2)
Freak Out (ver. 3)
Fuel
Get Over It
Get Over It (ver. 2)
Get Over It (ver. 3)
Get Over It (ver. 4)
Get Over It (ver. 5)
Girlfriend
Girlfriend (ver. 2)
Girlfriend (ver. 3)
Girlfriend (ver. 4)
Give You What You Like
Give You What You Like (ver. 2)
Give You What You Like (ver. 3)
Goodbye
Goodbye (ver. 2)
Grenade
Headset
Hello Heartache
Hello Heartache (ver. 2)
Hello Kitty
Hello Kitty (ver. 2)
Heres To Never Growing Up
Heres To Never Growing Up (ver. 2)
Heres To Never Growing Up (ver. 3)
Heres To Never Growing Up (ver. 4)
Heres To Never Growing Up (ver. 5)
Heres To Never Growing Up (ver. 6)
Heres To Never Growing Up (ver. 7)
Heres To Never Growing Up (ver. 8)
He Wasnt
He Wasnt (ver. 2)
He Wasnt (ver. 3)
He Wasnt (ver. 4)
He Wasnt Live Acoustic
Hot
Hot (ver. 2)
Hot (ver. 3)
Hot (ver. 4)
Hot (ver. 5)
How Does It Feel
How Does It Feel (ver. 2)
How Does It Feel (ver. 3)
How Does It Feel (ver. 4)
How You Remind Me
Hush Hush
Hush Hush (ver. 2)
Hush Hush (ver. 3)
I Always Get What I Want
I Always Get What I Want (ver. 2)
I Can Do Better
I Can Do Better (ver. 2)
I Can Do Better (ver. 3)
I Can Do Better (ver. 4)
I Dont Give
I Dont Give (ver. 2)
I Dont Give A Damn
I Dont Have To Try
I Love You
I Love You (ver. 2)
I Love You (ver. 3)
Imagine
Im With You
Im With You (ver. 2)
Im With You (ver. 3)
Im With You (ver. 4)
Im With You (ver. 5)
Im With You (ver. 6)
Im With You (ver. 7)
Im With You (ver. 8)
Im With You (ver. 9)
Innocence
Innocence (ver. 2)
Innocence (ver. 3)
Innocence (ver. 4)
Innocence (ver. 5)
I Will Be
I Will Be (ver. 2)
I Will Be (ver. 3)
Keep Hoding On
Keep Holding On
Keep Holding On (ver. 2)
Keep Holding On (ver. 3)
Keep Holding On (ver. 4)
Keep Holding On (ver. 5)
Keep Holding On (ver. 6)
Keep Holding On (ver. 7)
Kiss Me
Kiss Me (ver. 2)
Knockin On Heavens Door
Knockin On Heavens Door (ver. 2)
Knockin On Heavens Door (ver. 3)
Knockin On Heavens Door (ver. 4)
Knockin On Heavens Door (ver. 5)
Knockin On Heavens Door (ver. 6)
Knockin On Heavens Door (ver. 7)
Knockin On Heavens Door (ver. 8)
Lean On Me
Let Go
Let Go (ver. 2)
Let Me Go
Let Me Go (ver. 2)
Let Me Go (ver. 3)
Let Me Go (ver. 4)
Let Me Go (ver. 5)
Let Me Go (ver. 6)
Listen
Losing Grip
Losing Grip (ver. 2)
Losing Grip (ver. 3)
Love Is A Battlefield
Love Revolution
Make Up
Make Up (ver. 2)
Mobile
Mobile (ver. 2)
Mobile (ver. 3)
Mobile (ver. 4)
Mobile (ver. 5)
Mobile (ver. 6)
Move Your Little Self On
My Happy Ending
My Happy Ending (ver. 2)
My Happy Ending (ver. 3)
My Happy Ending (ver. 4)
My Happy Ending (ver. 5)
My Happy Ending (ver. 6)
My Happy Ending (ver. 7)
My World
My World (ver. 2)
My World (ver. 3)
Naked
Naked (ver. 2)
Nobodys Fool
Nobodys Fool (ver. 2)
Nobodys Fool (ver. 3)
Nobodys Home
Nobodys Home (ver. 2)
Nobodys Home (ver. 3)
Nobodys Home (ver. 4)
Nobodys Home (ver. 5)
Nobodys Home (ver. 6)
Nobodys Home (ver. 7)
Not Enough
Not Enough (ver. 2)
Not The Only One
O Holy Night
Once And For Real
Once And For Real (ver. 2)
One Of Those Girls
One Of Those Girls (ver. 2)
One Of Those Girls (ver. 3)
Pick Me Up
Pick Me Up (ver. 2)
Push
Push (ver. 2)
Push (ver. 3)
Push (ver. 4)
Remember When
Remember When (ver. 2)
Remember When (ver. 3)
Rock N Roll
Rock N Roll (ver. 2)
Runaway
Runaway (ver. 2)
Runaway (ver. 3)
Runaway (ver. 4)
Scientist
Sippin On Sunshine
Sk8Er Boi
Sk8Er Boi (ver. 2)
Sk8Er Boi (ver. 3)
Sk8Er Boi (ver. 4)
Slipped Away
Slipped Away (ver. 2)
Slipped Away (ver. 3)
Slipped Away (ver. 4)
Slipped Away (ver. 5)
Smile
Smile (ver. 2)
Smile (ver. 3)
Smile (ver. 4)
Smile (ver. 5)
Something Isnt Right
Stay Be The One
Stop Standing There
Stop Standing There (ver. 2)
Take It
Take It (ver. 2)
Take Me Away
Take Me Away (ver. 2)
Take Me Away (ver. 3)
Take Me Away (ver. 4)
Take Me Away (ver. 5)
Take Me Away (ver. 6)
Temple Of Life
Temple Of Life (ver. 2)
The Best Damn Thing Live
Things Ill Never Say
Things Ill Never Say (ver. 2)
Things Ill Never Say (ver. 3)
Things Ill Never Say (ver. 4)
Things I Will Never Say
Think About It
Together
Together (ver. 2)
Together (ver. 3)
Together (ver. 4)
Together (ver. 5)
Together (ver. 6)
Together (ver. 7)
Together (ver. 8)
Tomorrow
Tomorrow (ver. 2)
Tomorrow (ver. 3)
Tomorrow (ver. 4)
Tomorrow (ver. 5)
Tomorrow (ver. 6)
Tomorrow (ver. 7)
Tomorrow (ver. 8)
Tomorrow You Didnt
Tomorrow You Didnt (ver. 2)
Too Much To Ask
Too Much To Ask (ver. 2)
Too Much To Ask (ver. 3)
Touch The Sky
Two Rivers
Two Rivers (ver. 2)
Unwanted
Unwanted (ver. 2)
Unwanted (ver. 3)
Waving Flag
What The Hell
What The Hell (ver. 2)
What The Hell (ver. 3)
What The Hell (ver. 4)
What The Hell (ver. 5)
When Youre Gone
When Youre Gone (ver. 2)
When Youre Gone (ver. 3)
When Youre Gone (ver. 4)
When Youre Gone (ver. 5)
When Your Gone
Who Knows
Who Knows (ver. 2)
Who Knows (ver. 3)
Who Knows (ver. 4)
Why
Why (ver. 2)
Why (ver. 3)
Why (ver. 4)
Why (ver. 5)
Why (ver. 6)
Wings Clipped
Wish You Were Here
Wish You Were Here (ver. 2)
Wish You Were Here (ver. 3)
Wish You Were Here (ver. 4)
Wish You Were Here (ver. 5)
Wish You Were Here (ver. 6)
Wont Let You Go
Wont Let You Go (ver. 2)
Wont Let You Go (ver. 3)
You Aint Seen Nothing Yet
You Never Satisfy Me
You Were Mine