The Best Damn Thing Album is by Avril Lavigne, the Canadian singer-songwriter and actress. The third studio album by Avril was released on the 17th of April 2007, receiving mostly positive reviews.
It has been noted that the style is more catchy and radio-friendly than previous outputs by the singer. The album moves away from Avril’s previous work Under My Skin, released in 2004, which was more post-grunge music.
There were twelve songs released from The Best Damn Thing. The album achieved first-week sales of 289,000 copies in the United States. Worldwide it has gone on to sell over 6 million units and certified Gold, Platinum, multi-Platinum in many countries. In Japan, the album has been certified Diamond by the Recording Industry Association of Japan ( RIAJ ) for sales of 1,000,000 copies.
The lead single, ” Girlfriend “, written by Avril and Lukasz ‘ Dr. Luke ‘ Gottwald, became a commercial success for Avril. In the United States, due to digital sales of over 122,000, debuted at number five on the Billboard Hot 100, the highest of her career at the time. The song reached Number One on the chart, her first single to reach the top spot.
In her native Canada, the single debuted at Number One. It also topped the charts in Australia, Austria, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Spain and Sweden. In the United Kingdom ” Girlfriend ” reached number two on the UK Singles Chart.
The Best Damn Thing album went on to become a commercial success for Avril. In the United States, it debuted at Number One on the Billboard 200 with sales of 289,000, making it Avril’s second Billboard Number One Album, after Under My Skin.
In Canada, the album debuted at Number One with sales of 68,000 copies. In Australia, The Best Damn Thing album debuted on the ARIA Albums Chart at number two.
The album peaked at Number One in the United, her third to top the chart there.
About Avril Lavigne
Avril Ramona Lavigne is a Canadian singer-songwriter and actress. She was born on the 27th of September 1984 in Belleville, Ontario, Canada. Her name comes from the French word for April.
Known as The ” Pop Punk Queen “, she is widely considered to be a leading musician in the development of the pop punk music genre.
Avril’s debut album, Let Go, released on the 4th of June 2002, reached number two on the Billboard 200 in the United States and Number One in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom.
She has sold over 40 million albums and over 50 million singles worldwide, a figure that makes her the second best-selling Canadian female artist of all time, behind Celine Dion.
To date, Avril Lavigne’s album releases are six studio and one live album. She has also released eight extended plays, twenty-six singles, eleven Promotional singles and twenty-eight videos.
As a multi-award-winning recording artist, Avril has won many awards including one Ivor Novello, six Juno, two MTV, one Rolling Stone Magazine, three VH1, six World Music, and six BMI.
The Best Damn Thing Track Listing:
2. I Can Do Better
4. The Best Damn Thing
5. When You’re Gone
6. Everything Back But You
9. I Don’t Have to Try
10. One of Those Girls
12. Keep Holding On