Guys, Avril Lavigne is an actual queen. While the popstar suffered from some minor backlash for a slightly-culturally-appropriative song back in 2014, the truth is she’s a legend. She makes bops, and she has done so consistently for the past two decades. And so, without further ado, let’s explore the 6 main reasons why we should remember and respect the discography of Avril Lavigne.
1. She made ties cool
Fun fact: the sales of ties skyrocketed 7835736180% after the debut of the “Complicated” music video. Okay, while that isn’t true, you can’t deny the fact that you wanted a cool tie to wear loosely over your singlet? Fashion icon in the making, I say.
2. She took creative risks
One doesn’t need to look past the hit-single ‘Sk8er Boi’ to see her overflowing creative juices. Firstly, it has to be acknowledged that adapting Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo & Juliet’ was a bold choice on its own, but to make them a punk and a ballet-dancer? Genius. Also, the use of the number “8” in “Sk8er Boi”… Someone thought outside the box!
3. She wasn’t afraid to love a guilty-pleasure
Bravery. The mere thought of admitting that you like Nickleback back in 2013 was an absolute no-go, but that didn’t stop Queen Avril. The punk-rock icon loved Nickleback so much that she tied the knot with him back in that year. While they did separate in 2015, the two are on excellent terms, so much so that they’ve kept collaborating with each other! Gotta love a healthy relationship with your ex.
4. She’s a multi-lingual queen
We’re not sure how fluent Avril Lavigne is in languages other than Canadian, but that didn’t stop this icon from singing in Japanese, French, Spanish, Mandarin, Italian, German and Portuguese for her hit song, “Girlfriend”. Dora the Explorer who?
5. She’s started her own foundation
The queen of pop is also a queen of philanthropy! In 2010, Avril launched the Avril Lavigne Foundation aimed to help “individuals with Lyme disease, serious illnesses and disabilities.” Her 2018 comeback single was actually about her struggle with Lyme disease.
6. She’s dead and has been replaced with a clone.
Whether you believe this conspiracy theory or not, you entertained the idea that Avril Lavigne could have died and been replaced by an actress when it went viral a few years back. Only legends get conspiracy theories! Case closed.
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