There’s a reason that the pop-punk princess’ relevance is so persistent. She’s pretty much the only uniting commonality across the larger scene. With a diverse discography spanning six albums and eras, there’s truly something for everyone—whether they want to admit it or not. And what that “something” is can be quite telling about a person.
So which Avril Lavigne era does your personalitybest align with? Take the quiz below to find out!
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Despite being well known as a pop-punk icon, Avril Lavigne actually has her foundations set in country and folk music. It was only after she signed to Arista Records that she decided to change course and take on her signature punk-rock style.
The reorientation turned out to be a life-changing decision for the aspiring musician. Her chart-topping debut album, Let Go, earned her immediate mainstream success following its release in 2002. To this day, “Complicated” and “Sk8er Boi” remain her two most popular tracks, according to Spotify streams. The latter even landed her a musical guest spot on Sabrina The Teenage Witch in 2002.
Fulfilling a two-album deal with Arista Records, Lavigne quickly set to work on her follow-up release. Under My Skin dropped in 2004 and received widespread critical acclaim. “My Happy Ending” was a particularly successful hit, peaking at No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Following the closure of her contract with Arista, the singer then joined the roster of Sony‘s RCA Records. Under this new label, she released her third album, The Best Damn Thing. Though now a popular point for 2000s nostalgia, the record’s bubblegum-pop style significantly divided fans at the time.
Lavigne proceeded to release two more albums, Goodbye Lullaby in 2011 and a self-titled effort in 2013, prior to going on hiatus. The break was reportedly necessitated due to health complications associated with her Lyme disease diagnosis. However, that didn’t stop fans from baselessly drawing up conspiracy theories. The most notable suggests that she was replaced by a clone following her untimely death.
Of course, the rumors didn’t stop Lavigne from coming back full force. Despite some setbacks, she resurfaced (no pun intended) in 2018 with lead single “Head Above Water” from her sixth studio album of the same name. While she was able to complete the American leg of her world tour, the coronavirus pandemic unfortunately cut the run short.
Now nearly two decades into her mainstream success, Lavigne remains as relevant as ever within the alternative scene. In addition to collaborating with We The Kings’ Travis Clark and MOD SUN, she serves as a continuous source of inspiration.
Last March, Machine Gun Kelly demonstrated this fact with a “Sk8er Boi” cover. YUNGBLUD took it a step further, creating a poignant mashup between “I’m With You” and Taylor Swift‘s “Cardigan.” But perhaps Pale Waves vocalist Heather Baron-Gracie posed the most telling tribute when she identified Lavigne explicitly as a “childhood hero.”
Which Avril Lavigne era do you best align with? Let us know in the comments!