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Avril Lavigne brings back iconic look as she celebrates incredible career milestone

The Girlfriend hitmaker has been in this for 20 years!

Avril Lavigne had a lot to celebrate this past weekend when she revealed that her debut single, Complicated, had just turned 20 years old.

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The Canadian singer took to social media with a post featuring a series of photographs from the music video, featuring the first look of Avril in the avatar she popularized.

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Featuring shots of the star wearing baggy black cargo pants, a see-through white vest with a blank tank underneath, neckties, and her signature black eyeliner, the post served as a major blast from the past.

Avril took to her caption with an emotional message as she celebrated the milestone, saying: "Holy [expletive]! Complicated was released 20 years ago today."

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Released as her debut on 11 March 2002, the song immediately became a top two hit in the US and hit the top ten worldwide, becoming a big part of the emerging pop rock and pop punk movement in the 2000s.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Avril marked 20 years to the release of Complicated

"This song holds such a special place in my heart. It was my first single off my first album. The song that started it all for me. [expletive] neckties…black eyeliner…tank tops…fat sk8 shoes…Dickies!!!" Avril continued.

"This was the first music video I ever shot…My first time hearing myself on the radio…4-ever grateful to my co-writers Lauren Christy and The Matrix. They were the first team to really get me and understand my sound and vision." 

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The song served as the lead off her debut album Let Go, which quickly propelled Avril to the top of the charts and became the best selling album by a Canadian artist in the 21st century. 

The singer expressed more of her gratitude as she wrote: "4-ever thankful to LA Reid for discovering me and giving me my creative freedom.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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The pop punk superstar has released seven studio albums since then

"I could have never imagined the places this song would take me and the amazing fanbase it created. I am so grateful to you guys always and 4-ever for embracing my music and showing me so much love then, and still now, 20 years later."

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