1. 'I'm Going Back to My Roots a Little Bit': Avril Lavigne Signs to BMG, Plans New Album for This Year

    March 01, 2017 9:56 AM EST Ten years to the week after the release of "Girlfriend," her first ever Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 single, Avril Lavigne has some big news for fans. The pop singer-songwriter has signed with a new record label, BMG, and plans to have a new album out before the end of 2017 -- her sixth,…

  2. Avril Lavigne Condemns Mark Zuckerberg Over Nickelback Joke

    December 23, 2016 10:31 AM EST Avril Lavigne is saying "see you later boy" to Mark Zuckerberg after he made fun of Nickelback in the new promotional video for his home artificial intelligence system, Jarvis. In the video the Facebook CEO asks Jarvis to play him “some good Nickelback songs” to which Jarvis replies…

  3. 2016 Showdown: Battle of the Pop-Punk Veterans

    September 30, 2016 12:34 PM EDT With a slew of Gen-X acts releasing albums this fall, experts weigh their punk (and pop) credentials to determine who has the best chance at a second run. Green Day Formed: 1988, Berkeley, Calif. Album sales to date:  26.9 million, according to Nielsen Music Pop peak: Dookie may have vaulted…

  4. Avril Lavigne Tells Nickelback Haters to 'Grow Up,' Has a Pretty Good Point

    May 13, 2016 6:42 PM EDT Nickelback may be one of the world's favorite bands to hate, but Avril Lavigne is not onboard.  On Thursday, the pop star took to Twitter to voice her disappointment in the press and public for shaming her husband Chad Kroeger's group.  Avril Lavigne & Chad Kroeger Still Writing…

  5. Avril Lavigne Covers Dixie Chicks on Mandolin

    March 11, 2016 11:02 AM EST Avril Lavigne recently learned how to play her mandolin and she decided to show off.  Avril Lavigne's Top 10 Billboard Hits The pop-punk singer-songerwriter shared a video on Instagram boasting her mandolin chops. The caption reads: “I’m so stoked I figured out how to play my mandolin so…

  6. Sia & Fall Out Boy's Patrick Stump to Provide Songs for Animated Comedy Musical 'Charming'

    November 05, 2015 5:38 PM EST Demi Lovato & Avril Lavigne voice characters in the upcoming film. Sia and Fall Out Boy 's Patrick Stump will lend their musical talents to the animated comedy musical  Charming . Charming  follows the story of three princesses who discover that Prince Charming is engaged to all of…

  7. Avril Lavigne's Top 10 Billboard Hits

    September 27, 2015 9:00 AM EDT Since breaking out with "Complicated" and "Sk8er Boi" in 2002, Avril Lavigne has transformed from an 18-year-old punky Canadian singer-songwriter into a sassy pop star with an enduring legacy of Billboard Hot 100  hits to her credit.  To celebrate Lavigne's…

  8. Demi Lovato, Avril Lavigne, Fall Out Boy, Ashley Tisdale & G.E.M. Team for 'Charming' Song

    September 23, 2015 11:52 AM EDT Chinese pop star G.E.M. revealed in a recent interview with InStyle that she’ll be recording a song with Demi Lovato , Avril Lavigne  and Ashley Tisdale . Wait, it gets even stranger -- the song is penned by Fall Out Boy . Avril Lavigne, Ashley Tisdale Join Demi Lovato in Animated…

  9. Avril Lavigne Says She's 'Doing a Lot Better' After Lyme Disease Treatment

    June 29, 2015 11:09 AM EDT Avril Lavigne spoke about her Lyme disease diagnosis and treatment on  Good Morning America  Monday (June 30), and happily shared she's doing a lot better and is about halfway through her treatment. "I'm doing a lot better," she  shared on the program . "Seeing a lot…

  10. Avril Lavigne Opens Up About Lyme Disease Diagnosis

    April 01, 2015 8:44 AM EDT After first hinting at health issues late last year in an exchange with a fan on social media, Avril Lavigne is opening up about what was ailing her. In the new issue of People Lavigne confirms that she was diagnosed with Lyme disease. In the lead up to the diagnosis, doctors couldn't…

  11. High-Profile Managers Join Think Tank to Advise Grammy Creators Alliance

    March 09, 2015 6:00 AM EDT A few dozen high-profile artist managers are lending a hand to recording artists, songwriters and producers advocating for creators on legislation that impacts their community. The Managers Think Tank will advise the newly formed Grammy Creators Alliance, an advocacy group comprised of…

  12. This Week in Billboard Chart History: In 1998, Celine Dion Sailed to No. 1

    February 23, 2015 8:05 AM EST 'My Heart Will Go On,' from 'Titanic,' debuted at the Hot 100's summit 17 years ago. Plus, remembering chart feats by Madonna, George Michael and Avril Lavigne. Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart…

  13. It's Ariana Grande's 'Time' on Top Twitter Tracks

    February 13, 2015 6:11 PM EST Pop divas reign this week as Grande vaults to No. 1 on Top Twitter Tracks, while Madonna's Grammy buzz boosts her to a No. 11 re-entry. Ariana Grande leaps 11 spots to No. 1 on Billboard + Twitter Top Tracks with "One Last Time," the new single from her sophomore album, My…

  14. Avril Lavigne Thanks Fans for Support After Hinting at Health Issue

    December 12, 2014 5:21 PM EST After hinting at an undisclosed health issue over the weekend, Avril Lavigne has broken her subsequent silence to thank fans for their support. Avril Lavigne Suffering From Undisclosed Health Issue Lavigne opened up to a fan who direct-messaged her on Twitter asking why she hadn&…

  15. Chad Kroeger Finds Avril Lavigne Marriage Rumors 'Amusing'

    November 08, 2014 5:50 PM EST Chavril fans should take a sigh of relief. The couple remains strong. Nickelback frontman Chad Kroeger recently addressed speculation that his marriage to Avril Lavigne is on shaky ground. "Sometimes it's funny," the singer told Canada's eTalk , People reports.…

  16. First Pitch Disasters: 50 Cent, Justin Bieber, Mariah Carey & More

    May 28, 2014 12:31 PM EDT Juuust a bit outside! Yesterday (May 27), 50 Cent showed up at the New York Mets' Citi Field and threw one of the worst ceremonial first pitches in recent memory. While 50 looked like he could hold his own on the mound – wearing a personalized Mets jersey with "Jackson"…

  17. Drake, Hedley Lead Canada's MuchMusic Video Award Nominations

    May 22, 2014 12:24 AM EDT Rapper Drake and rocker Hedley lead the pack with six nominations each for the 2014 MuchMusic Video Awards next month in Toronto. Drake and Hedley will go head-to-head in the juried best video and best director categories, while also contending in the Your Fave Artist/Group competition voted…

  18. Sum 41's Deryck Whibley Hospitalized for Alcoholism: 'If I Have One Drink The Docs Say I Will Die'

    May 17, 2014 12:43 PM EDT Sum 41 frontman Deryck Whibley has hit “rock bottom” and was recently hospitalized as a result of alcohol abuse, the singer candidly revealed in a May 16 post on his website. “The reason I got so sick is from all the hard boozing I’ve been doing over the years,” Whibley explained. “If I have…

  19. One Direction, Katy Perry, Austin Mahone Among Nominees for 2014 Radio Disney Music Awards

    February 26, 2014 9:17 PM EST One Direction is among the major nominees at the Kids' Choice Awards announced earlier this week, and now the boy band is included as a potential award winner at the Radio Disney Music Awards. The Brits are one of many nominees at the awards -- to be held April 26 in Los Angeles --…

  20. This Week In Billboard Chart History: Lady Gaga Lands Hot 100's 1,000th No. 1

    February 24, 2014 8:05 AM EST Three years ago this week, 'Born This Way' debuted as a landmark leader. Plus, remembering key chart feats for Madonna, Celine Dion and Baauer Your weekly recap celebrating significant milestones from more than seven decades of Billboard chart history Feb. 24, 1973 Roberta…

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