The Sunday Mail reports Avril Lavigne admits she could never take on the pop princess persona popularized by Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera. “I know that I could never do that because I’m a writer and I like to rock it on stage – not dance around with a bunch of background dancers,” she says, wrinkling her nose at the mention of Spears. “She’s doing her thing and has had success and now I’m going to step up and do my thing.”
Avril Lavigne Added To MTV VMA Latin America
October 2, 2002 – Avril Lavigne, Cafe Tacuba, and Diego Torres are the latest acts secured to perform at the inaugural MTV Video Music Awards Latin America on October 24th at the Jackie Gleason Theater in Miami Beach.
Unlike Britney Spears, Avril Lavigne Tries To Avoid The Ordinary
September 22, 2002 – Jan Tuckwood of the Palm Beach Post discussed the ‘poser’ word that had local teens up in arms. Tuckwood cited Avril Lavigne as an example saying, “She’s 17, lovely as a rose but mouthy, more Morissette than Mouseketeer. She’s got a chart-topping CD filled with angst-laden lyrics she wrote, including the No. 1 song Complicated, and right behind that one, Anything but Ordinary, an anthem for the needy nonconformist: ‘Somebody save my life/I’d rather be anything but ordinary, please.'” Then follows the obligatory anti-Britney Spears comparisons.
Avril Lavigne’s ‘Let Go’ Hits #1 In Home Country
September 18, 2002 – Avril Lavigne’s debut album is finally a #1 hit in Canada. ‘Let Go’ has been among the top five selling albums in Canada for over three months and finally topped the charts, according to data compiled by Nielsen SoundScan. Avril jumped to the #2 spot on the U.S. charts, just behind the Dixie Chicks.