Avril’s T-Shirt Choice Yields Dividends For Wilkesboro

Something as simple as Avril Lavigne’s choice of which grungy T-shirt to wear in her ‘Sk8er Boi’ video yielded a goldmine recently for an elementary school in Wilkesboro, North Carolina. “We’ve ordered more than 500 of them so far,” Wilkesboro principal Mike Dancy told MTV News. “We’ve had people from Thailand, Sweden, the U.K., Texas, Hawaii and Georgia call to find out about getting shirts.” The T-shirts – created several years ago after the school’s students earned high marks on annual proficiency tests – were out of circulation for four years, but the Lavigne stamp of approval has had officials brushing off the mothballs. Read more.

Avril Lavigne’s ‘I’m With You’

March 11, 2003 – The company that made Avril’s ‘I’m With You’ video has an alternate version up on their site. It is similar to the one airing on MTV but has quite a few differences. Watch it at hsiproductions.com.

Featured On VTM News

March 9, 2003 – Avril came on a Belgian TV Channel VTM with a few clips of her concert she gave yesterday evening and a short interview. Avril says people can more relate to her music and it has more depth to it as opposed to cute little pop music from Britney Spears or Christina Aguilera. They also speak with several fans from Belgium. Video has since been removed.

Westlife & Avril Take Home Meteor Awards

March 4, 2003 – The Irish Meteor Awards took place in Dublin Monday night and winners included Westlife (Best Pop Act) and Avril Lavigne (Best International Female).

Wins Pair Of Canadian Radio Awards

March 4, 2003 – Avril partially made up for her Grammy 0 for 5 night at the Canadian Radio Awards where she received honors as Best New Solo Artist in the rock radio and adult contemporary radio categories and the SOCAN Songwriter Award. Other winners included Nickelback, Remy Shand, and Sam Roberts.

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