Avril Ramona Lavigne Whibley (born September 27, 1984), better known by her birth name Avril Lavigne (pronounced /?ævr?l l??vi?n/), is a Canadian singer-songwriter, fashion designer, and actress. Lavigne has sold more than 30 million copies of her albums worldwide. She is currently one of the top-selling artists releasing albums in the United States, with over 10.25 million copies certified by the Recording Industry Association of America. She has been dubbed as the 'pop-punk princess' by various sources.