The Best Damn Thing

  1. Avril Lavigne Shifts to Epic Records, Reunites With L.A. Reid

    November 17, 2011 8:05 AM EST Avril Lavigne has joined the Epic Records roster, a label representative confirms to the Hollywood Reporter. The move reunites the singer with label chairman and "X Factor" judge L.A. Reid, who originally signed the 27-year-old pop star ...

  2. Sources: Lavigne Breaks Ties With Nettwerk

    December 10, 2008 12:00 AM EST Canadian pop star Avril Lavigne is splitting ties with Nettwerk management, sources at the company confirm to Billboard.biz. Her departure was announced internally last week. Vancouver-based Nettwerk CEO Terry McBride did not immediately return ca ...

  3. Avril Lavigne To Perform In Kuala Lumpur

    August 25, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Canadian pop star Avril Lavigne will perform in Kuala Lumpur on Aug. 29 after the Malaysian Cabinet approved the show, despite opposition from the youth wing of the country's Islamic opposition party. The fate of the concert was unclear follo ...

  4. Lavigne's China Dates Confirmed

    August 01, 2008 12:00 AM EDT Retail ticket giant Ticketmaster has disclosed details of Avril Lavigne's previously reported upcoming tour in China. Tickets for one concert, taking place Oct. 4 in Shanghai, are now on sale. According to a Ticketmaster statement, Lavigne� ...

  5. Beatles, Dion Top IFPI Euro Sales

    February 11, 2008 12:00 AM EST The Beatles' 2000 greatest hits release "1" (Apple/Parlophone) has received a ninth IFPI Platinum Europe Award, making it one of the three biggest-selling albums of the past decade. It has now matched the sales awards already achiev ...

  6. Songwriter Retracts Avril Remarks

    July 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Chantal Kreviazuk, the fellow Canadian singer/songwriter who dismissed collaborator Avril Lavigne's songwriting skills in an interview in the June issue of Performing Songwriter magazine has retracted her comments. "I would like to apolo ...

  7. Avril Hits Back At Rubinoos Lawsuit

    July 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Canadian pop singer Avril Lavigne has dismissed allegations that her hit single "Girlfriend" is taken from a song called "I Wanna Be Your Boyfriend" by the power pop band the Rubinoos. "I had never heard this song in my li ...

  8. Maroon 5 Nudges Linkin Park From Atop Billboard 200

    May 30, 2007 12:00 AM EDT In a week where four of the five top albums on The Billboard 200 are debuts, Maroon 5's "It Won't Be Soon Before Long" leads the pack at No. 1. The A&M/Octone effort moved 429,000 copies in the United States, according to N ...

  9. Linkin Park Scores Year's Best Debut With 'Midnight'

    May 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Linkin Park's "Minutes to Midnight" crashes in at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 in a big way this week, its 623,000 copies the highest first-week total of 2007, according to Nielsen SoundScan. It's the biggest debut week number si ...

  10. Buble Sidesteps Bone Thugs To Claim No. 1

    May 16, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Michael Buble's 143/Reprise set "Call Me Irresponsible" moves 2-1 to claim the top spot on The Billboard 200. In its second week on the chart, the album sold 145,000 copies in the United States, according to Nielsen SoundScan, a 32% ...

  11. Buble Rises To European Chart Peak

    May 10, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Michael Buble goes straight to No. 1 on Billboard's composite European Top 100 Albums chart with "Call Me Irresponsible" (Reprise), after bestselling starts in Germany, Italy and the Netherlands. The Canadian singer's album als ...

  12. Canadian Artists Grab Top Five Spots

    May 09, 2007 12:00 AM EDT It is a big week for Canadian artists at home as they hold down the top five spots on SoundScan Canada's album chart, week ending May 6. Reprise crooner Michael Buble bows atop the chart as "Call Me Irresponsible" moved 42,000 units ...

  13. Avril The 'Best' In Europe

    April 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Avril Lavigne makes a winning start on the new European Top 100 Albums chart with "The Best Damn Thing" (RCA). Her third album opens at the top of the pan-European survey after becoming an instant bestseller in the United Kingdom, German ...

  14. Review: Avril Lavigne's 'The Best Damn Thing'

    April 25, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Avril Lavigne: "The Best Damn Thing" Producers: Butch Walker, Rob Cavallo, Dr. Luke, Deryck Whibley Arista Release Date: April 17 There was apparently no need to worry that marriage (to Sum 41's Deryck Whibley) would mellow Avril La ...

  15. Lavigne Links With Web-Based Stardoll

    April 23, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Avril Lavigne is jumping into the virtual world via a deal with Stardoll, an avatar-based Web community for teen and tween girls. Under a deal between Stockholm, Sweeden-based Stardoll and Nettwerk Management, Lavigne's management, the pop-pu ...

  16. Furtado, Lavigne Grab Top Spots In Europe

    April 12, 2007 12:00 AM EDT There's no change at the helm of Billboard's European Top 100 Albums survey, as Nelly Furtado's "Loose" (Mosley/Geffen) starts a fifth consecutive week at No. 1, and seventh overall. But there's a new leader on Euroch ...

  17. Avril's New, Old Attitude

    March 06, 2007 12:00 AM EST When Avril Lavigne released album No. 2 in 2004, the spunky teen pop star announced to the world that she was growing up. Gone were the baggy pants and skater-chick image that first earned Lavigne the media-christened nickname of "the anti-Br ...

  18. Random House, Avril Lavigne Team For Magna Project

    January 30, 2007 12:00 AM EST Random House imprint Del Rey Manga has purchased the worldwide rights to the two-volume "Make 5 Wishes," created in collaboration with RCA artist Avril Lavigne. Nettwerk Management CEO Terry McBride brokered the deal. For her part, Lavig ...