First Single, "What the Hell," Set For Worldwide Debut on Annual New Year’s Eve Special

December 7, 2010 – Two years in the making, singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne's fourth studio album, Goodbye Lullaby, will be released by RCA Records on March 8, 2011. Lavigne will debut the first single "What the Hell" on New Year's Eve during "Dick Clark's Rockin' New Year's Eve."

Lavigne worked with longtime collaborators Deryck Whibley, Evan Taubenfeld and Butch Walker, as well as songwriter/producer Max Martin. Lavigne continues to share her personal experiences through her writing and music, and Goodbye Lullaby is a further evolution of this, propelled by a more raw and organic sound.

Among its upbeat tracks are "What the Hell," an unabashed embrace of fun and freedom, and "Stop Standing There," fueled by an early-‘50s girl-group feel. The album runs the gamut of emotions: Lavigne expresses her gratitude for special people in her life in the rocker "Smile," explores the dynamics of a relationship in "Push," shows her vulnerable side in "Wish You Were Here," and finds the strength to close one chapter of her life and move on to the next in the title track "Goodbye."

Outside the recording studio, Lavigne is a successful entrepreneur who continues to design and direct her lifestyle apparel brand, Abbey Dawn, which has expanded its worldwide footprint and will be shipping to 50+ countries beginning this month. Along with her popular fragrance Black Star, she recently introduced Forbidden Rose and is launching a third fragrance in 2011. This September, Lavigne's past charitable work also inspired her to create The Avril Lavigne Foundation. The Foundation works in partnership with leading charitable organizations to design and deliver programs, raise awareness, and mobilize support for children and youth living with serious illnesses or disabilities.

Avril Lavigne has made an indelible mark on the music community, selling more than 30 million albums worldwide, earning eight Grammy nominations and seven Canadian Juno Awards. She burst onto the music scene in 2002 with the critically acclaimed Let Go, featuring the smash singles "Sk8r Boi" and "Complicated." Her 2004 release, Under My Skin, debuted at #1 on the Billboard charts, as did her third album, The Best Damn Thing, which produced the irrepressible #1 single "Girlfriend" and logged more than 130 million views on YouTube! Lavigne also wrote the song "Alice" for Tim Burton's critically acclaimed Disney Film Alice in Wonderland. For more information, visit

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i love u avril.....^_^

I highly doubt Avril even really reads these. But if you really do then hear me out. Your songs are some how inspiring i dont know if you meant them to be that way but they are. Ive had a really hard life but when im at my lowest points, I listen to your songs and they make me some how have hope. If you truley are taking your time to read this thank you. I wont waste your time anymore. But seriously thank you, you are my BIGGESt role model! <3

i love you avril you're so awesome i love your style and how your so free it's so awesome.

i love you sooo much avril.... you are diffrent,, you have cool style fantastic....
i wish you can come to indonesia again,, and i wish we could be friends hehehehehe....
nice job avril,,

Avril lavigne is awesome she going to be around forever keep up the work avril.

"What the hell" is so great!!!!! i am singing it so aloud and throwing the "hell" away from my life. thanks for the song Smile

A Rocking Piece Of Music on its way to home. Zeal about the release. Yo simply rock.

thanks avril you support us so we will support you excpecially you thanks for sharing cant wait to listen and sing all the songs on your next album

hey avril thanks for checking up on us we all appreciate that and for letting us know thanks i like how you support us so we will support you excpecially me.

Love the album art...

Love you Avril!!!

Am a new member here n i luv avril i luv here collection of abbey dawn
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YEAHHHH, I Can't wait, I love Avril, She is de best



im happy to you Avril because you got new album i can't wait ..............

oi ! sou sua fã ...muito tempo ! te acho a melhor cantora do mundo ... sua musicas ,clips ,stilo roupa etc ...são maravilhosos ! espero q novas musicas ...sei q quando lança-las ,não vai ter pra ninguem ... por q vai arrasar ! bjs may

yey im so freaking happy !! i can waaaaaaait for it !
im sure there are an awesome songs and i cant wait to buy it !
i love you so much avril !!
ur #1 fan FROM ISRAEL !!!! ♥

Hi Avril !
I can't wait for your new album.
I think you are the best singer and finally

i want to your e-mail.

Ahhhhhhhhhh!!!So exciting about it!!!!!

Looking forward to the album comes out!

Hi Avril!. I'm a fan of yours from the Philippines..
Can't wait to hear your first single from your fourth Album! What The Hell!.
I'm sooooo excited.. Smile

Your music is always great Laughing out loud
so nice you finally have a new album Laughing out loud

Can't wait for the new album =)

i can't exited 4 new album from AVRIL u 4 EVER

hey avril! i used to be a member of your official page since a lot time ago but i dunno what happened that i needed to make a new one...anyways!! i'm so happy to hear that your 4th album will be released soon!!! i'm so excited and anxious to have it!!! and i'm even more happy and excited to hear your new single!! i'm sure this album would be even more better than your "the best damn thing album"!! it would be the best of the best damn thing! i love you!! since your complicated video!!!! since your beginning and i'm so proud of you and how high you are now!!! happy xmas Av and brand new year! and remember that you and your music will be always in my heart!!! thank you so much for exist avril! your music really rock my world! and you too!! Wink keep making such an incredible music!! xoxo.

Hi Avril! I want to ask you about your concerts: Will you come to Azerbaijan? I think no. but please come!

Live just with AVRIL... is so Beautiful ,oh my god...Love and Thanks Princess Avril.

That's awesomeee! i love you Avril and i can't wait to have that album in my hands (: i hope you'll come here to Argentine, and introduce us to your fantastic show, i hope i'll see you and meet you some day.. because you're my life, and you're the only person in the world that can make my dreams become true.. you're everything to me Avie, and more than everything, you're my second god, you rule (: I love you and i'll never get tired of saying that, I LOVE YOU and i love the way you change me everytime i listen to your music, you're amazing, you're the BEST singer ever.. thank you for exist, i love you with my heart.. sorry for my english ^^ loves and kisses from Argentine.. Jeremias Ibraim Jorge (:

wow!! very nice... i cant wait to see that!!!

OMG! I just CAN'T wait!
sooooo excited.

im so exited for the new material of avril thaS VERY GOOD FOR STAR A NEW YEAR! I cant wait for lisent the new songs! gogo avril yuo are the number 1.

i waitting for it so long ~~~
I love you Avril~!
never change

---your forever fans who come from CHINA!!


really very excited about your new album my dear Avril!!
i cant wait to get it ~it's pretty awesome!!!!!!

I'm already looking forward to it Laughing out loud
your songs are so good!
I really have a lot of respect for you avril Wink
you are one of the best singers ever!

you rock Avril cant wait to hear the new music

hayy avrillll .
can't wait to buy your new album .. Smile))
im waiting for your product in asia Smile)
by the way . love you avril .
thank you .

..oh i can't sleep thinking bout your new album..
.."sooo exited...luv this new site..
luv you avril..

Hello Avril!!! I'm so exited to recive news from the next album Laughing out loud I can't wait to buy "Goodbye Lullaby" and hear your new songs alone, with my little sister (she is also your fan), my friends... Because I love your songs. They give me company and inspiration. I hope you can come to Portugal. Me and a lot of portuguese fans want to see you here Wink
Good job!
Your big, big fan

cannot wait!
heres a song i wrote for you
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much love

congrats for ur new album !!!! can wait to see the new album and the new single What The Hell Oups love ya <3 !!!

hi avril i forgot to ask you this if i preorder goodbye lullaby will i get anything free? like a t-shirt or somethin?

I'm so excited for her new album Smile Can't wait to have one Laughing out loud

wohoo! Hi avril grats on your new album! been waiting for it for ages!!! best of luck for everything you have done Smile hope to see you in singapore again i missed your live concert in 2008 i hope you will sing for us when goodbye lullaby , what the hell come out at 2011 please come back to singapore again we all miss you avril:)

..i'm soo happy that you're back..i can't wait i'm so exited.
i luv you sooooo muchchchc..

Hi Avril! I'm an Peruvian fan! I love your songs…. I love you….!!!!
You’re the best !! =)
Please, come to Peru .... we love you ! kisses for you

I can't wait. your lyrics are deep your voice is beautifull and you are perfect, i think you are the only person that doesn't have any bad thing.because of that i am not sure if you are not an angel.: )

I need this album #fact
AVRIL, back to Brazil.PLEASEEE
U have the best fans here! ♥