Avril Lavigne: a surfing celebrity

Avril Ramona Lavigne was born 27 September 1984. She is a Canadian singer-songwriter, fashion designer, actress, and philanthropist.

"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.