Avril Lavigne just celebrated her most unbelievable and emotional anniversary yet! The star revealed it had been officially a whopping twenty years since the release of her very first album, Let Go.
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The singer shared the unforgettable cover of the 2002 album, featuring Avril in her best early aughts grungy self along with a lengthy, heartfelt tribute to the album and everyone who made it possible.
She was in as much disbelief herself as fans were with the revelation, writing: "I will never be able to fully explain not only how much this album meant to me, but the monumental impact it has had on my life."
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"It's hard to try and comprehend how, 20 years later, the songs I wrote as a 17 year old would still resonate with people today. It's pretty crazy," she thoughtfully expressed.
The punk rock star detailed the wild adventure that followed the album's debut, saying: "It put me on a path and took me places I never in my wildest dreams could have ever expected and I am thankful for it every single day."
She gave a sweet shoutout to those who guided her throughout the early stages of her career and beyond, writing: "I will always be grateful to you guys for letting me be myself. Also a massive thank you to everyone who played a role, big or small, in helping make this record the success that it was."
The emotional tribute
The Complicated hitmaker also added two incredible throwback photos of herself around the time of the debut, seen sporting her classic baggy cargo pants and an elastic choker.
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She went on to of course thank fans for their support, telling them: "Last but certainly not least, thank YOU, to every single one of you who made a connection with this album and stayed with me since.
I say every night on stage how lucky I feel to be making music, touring and having as much fun as I do."
Avril at the time of her album debut
Fans flooded the comments section with praise, writing: "How is it that I've been singing this album out loud for 20 years?" and: "This album has a lot of meaning for many people! Thank you so much for putting all your emotions on it," as well as: "Impossible not to remember in my teenage years, listening to this album over and over again."
She concluded the tribute with: "I share this moment with all of you, because without you guys, these songs wouldn’t have reached the heights that they did. A genuine, heartfelt thank you to anyone that ever listened to my music and stuck around."
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