WHO | HONOREE Avril Lavigne
EMCEE Lupita Sanchez Cornejo, Chair of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce
GUEST SPEAKERS Machine Gun Kelly
WHAT Dedication of the 2,731th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
WHEN Wednesday, August 31, 2022, at 11:30 AM PT
WHERE 6212 Hollywood Boulevard, Hollywood, CA 90028
WATCH LIVE The event will be streamed live exclusively at walkoffame.com
Award-winning singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne will be honored with the 2,731th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on August 31, at 11:30 a.m. The star will be dedicated at 6212 Hollywood Boulevard. Lavigne will be awarded her star in the category of Recording.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has proudly hosted the globally iconic Hollywood Walk of Fame since 1960. The Chamber exists to transform business and improve lives. Through the Walk of Fame, the Chamber celebrates the business that transforms us all – the business of entertainment. Entertainment is a unique blend of art and enterprise: elevating and inspiring us all.
ABOUT OUR HONOREE
“This isn’t Complicated, Avril Lavigne is very deserving of this Walk of Fame star and we are thrilled to be honoring her with this great honor” stated Ana Martinez, Producer of the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “Avril’s fans have been blowing up my phone asking when she will be getting her star. We are thrilled to say that the time is now!” added Martinez.
Joining emcee Lupita Sanchez Cornejo for the star unveiling will be Machine Gun Kelly and others.
Avril Lavigne has made history, smashed records, and consistently blazed a trail of her own as an uncompromising force in music and culture. Beyond selling 40 million albums worldwide with 12.5 million units sold in the U.S. alone, she has notched eight GRAMMY® Award nominations in categories such as Best New Artist and Song of the Year twice for “Complicated” and “I’m with You.” In addition, she has received eight Juno Awards, including Artist of the Year.
Lavigne’s catalog comprises the septuple platinum Let Go, triple-platinum Under My Skin, double-platinum The Best Damn Thing, gold-selling Goodbye Lullaby, gold-selling Avril Lavigne, and Head Above Water highlighted by definitive smashes such as “Complicated,” “Sk8er Boi,” “Girlfriend,” “Here’s To Never Growing Up,” and “Head Above Water.” As such, she remains of “one of the Soundscan-era’s top-selling artists releasing albums in the U.S.” and “the third best-selling Canadian female artist of all-time.”
She earned a spot in the Top 10 of Billboard’s “Best of the 2000s” chart and holds a Guinness World Record as “the youngest female solo artist to top the UK chart,” while “Girlfriend” emerged as “first music video to reach 100 million views on YouTube.” She has also earned multiple #1‘s around the globe. Her social media following notably exceeds 93.8 million fans worldwide.
Kicking off her biggest and boldest chapter to date, Avril made her debut for Travis Barker’s DTA Records on February 25, 2022 with the release of her seventh studio album Love Sux. The album debuted in the top 10 on the Billboard Top 200 Chart, marking Avril’s 6th top 10 album on the chart, and landed at #2 on Billboard’s Top Album Sales Chart, Top Rock Albums Chart, and Top Alternative Albums Chart. The 12-track album features a slew of all-star collaborators including Travis Barker, Machine Gun Kelly, Mark Hoppus, blackbear, and more. Rolling Stone hailed the album as “absolutely killer,” while Forbes proclaimed: “Love Sux is Lavigne ready to reclaim her status as a true superstar.” Love Sux skyrocketed to the top of the charts all across the globe, including a #3 debut on the U.K. albums chart, marking Avril’s highest-charting album in the market in 15 years.
On June 4, 2022, Avril celebrated her iconic debut album with the release of Let Go (20th Anniversary Edition), which features 6 bonus tracks, including her newly recorded studio version of “Breakaway” plus Let Go sessions rarities. Avril is now touring throughout 2022 – starting with her sold-out Canadian headline tour, followed by her American tour with co-headliner Machine Gun Kelly, and capping off the year with her Love Sux Japan tour. Her headlining tour resumes Spring 2023 with U.K. and Europe dates. Avril shows no signs of slowing down, as she continues her reign as a female pioneer of the pop-punk genre.