Avril Lavigne first appeared as a spunky teenager crafting surprisingly sharp alternative pop-rock that sounded great on the radio and fit very well in your CaseLogic (right between that Alanis Morissette stuff you'd gotten a little sick of and the Fiona Apple album you held so dear). She was one of many tender-aged smart-popsters who came up in the early 2000s, a group that included Michelle Branch, Norah Jones and Vanessa Carlton. She first hit with the acousti-groove of "Complicated," but it was the charging alt-rock of second single "Sk8er Boi" that showcased the range of Lavigne's impressive talents. She released her second album, Under My Skin, in 2004, expanding upon her catalogue of sharp, smart radio tunes and leaving the teenager thing behind. She married Sum 41's Deryck Whibley in 2006 in a storybook wedding wherein Lavigne shocked Hot Topic shoppers and sk8er kids everywhere by rocking the big, white dress, then split up with him four years later. Both events had a major impact on her sound: 2007's The Best Damn Thing collected more mature ballads and some of her poppiest material yet, while 2011's Goodbye Lullaby found Avril both processing her divorce with brokenheart... See More
Avril Lavigne Concert Films
The Best Damn Tour: Live in Toronto
Runtime: 1 hr 15 minThe Best Damn Tour: Live in Toronto captures Avril Lavigne's brightest, most colorful concerts to date, Avril's biggest hits take center stage, including the worldwide smash "Girlfriend," plus "Complicated," "Sk8er Boi" and "My Happy Ending."
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One Sequin at a Time
Runtime: 1 hr 3 minLady Gaga- the worlds most talented and controversial pop star. Born and raised in New York City, Gaga started as an aspiring pianist and songwriter, having taught herself to play the piano at a very young age. She soon shot to fame through sheer determination and after the release of her debut album, The Fame. One Sequin at Time explores the ups and downs of this highly influential superstar. With commentary from such stars as Ozzy Osbourne, Akon, and Michael Bolton, see how Lady Gaga is taking on the world - one sequin at a time.
Live at Soundstage
Runtime: 55 minExplosive and energetic Alanis Morissette pulls in the audience on this Soundstage with hints of hard rock, gentle folk, electronic beats and free flowing Eastern melodies. The set includes quintessential hits about loving and letting go from the seven-time Grammy winner's days as a confessional rock phenomenon: "All I Really Want," "Hands Clean," "Thank U" and "Uninvited." The singer/songwriter also introduces fans to her latest and most adventurous album, So-Called Chaos, with songs including "Eight Easy Steps," and "Excuses," among others.
The honest, unadulterated performance reflects Morissette's move away from her days as a rancorous 90's rocker, and into the mode of mature musician ready to experiment with her strengths. Morissette's enduring introspection, continual evolution and evocative stage presence shine in this Soundstage performance.
Runtime: 10 minThe one and only Bebe Rexha sits down with PausePlay for a chat about her new album A.Y.F (All Your Fault) as well as her favourite song lyric, being proud of her thighs and how far fans will go to just be around her.
Front Row Center
Runtime: 55 minArmed simply with her dusky vocals and acoustic guitar, this episode highlights her homespun music. In this performance, Colbie Caillat sings her first hit single, “Bubbly,” as well as the love-stricken “Realize.” Caillat continues to impress with her sweet lyrics in “Fallin’ For You” and falls back in love when she performs “I Never Told You.”
Runtime: 11 minThe one and only Zara Larsson came to chat with PausePlay about writing with MNEK, growing up with a singing sister, of course, her new album So Good, and a run in with Liam Gallagher.
Revenge is Sweeter Tour
Runtime: 1 hr 10 minThe Veronicas hail from Brisbane, Australia, where twin sisters Jess and Lisa Origliasso began working in show business at the age of five. Born on Christmas Day in 1984, Jess and Lisa first performed as the Origliasso Twins, and their appearances at awards shows and sporting events drew the attention of agents and talent agencies. As teenagers, the twins released three teen pop albums under the name Lisa & Jessica, and they began making forays into TV after landing recurring roles in the Australian children's series Cybergirl. After Jess received a guitar as a birthday present in 2002, though, the girls started devoting more time to songwriting, gradually transforming their sound from pop to alternative rock in the process.
Runtime: 1 hr 24 minMiley Cyrus took the world by storm as she brought her Bangerz Tour to fans across the world. The highly anticipated concert film features show stopping performances along with behind-the-scenes look into the tour and her personal life.
Runtime: 59 minThe country/pop superstar has taken the music scene by storm, going multi-platinum on her first album, earning four Grammy Awards for her second and being listed in the 2013 Forbes list of top-earning celebs under 30. Born on the 13th December 1989 in Reading, Pennsylvania she showed an early interest in musical instruments. At the age of 11 she made her first trip to Nashville hoping to get a recording deal but it wasnâ€™t until 4 years later that she got signed to a label- Big Machine Records. A best selling singer-songwriter, musician, record breaker and actress in her own right Taylor Swift is a true phenomenon. Through her own words and great archive footage this film takes an incredible look at the life and times of this truly amazing young artist.
Stripped: Live in the UK
Runtime: 1 hr 54 minStripped: Live In The U.K. is the first live release from Christina Aguilera, documenting her sold-out shows at London’s Wembley Arena during her first-ever European tour.
Queens of Pop
Runtime: 27 minIn January 2011, ARTE viewers voted for the ‘Queens of Pop’. 8 pop queens were chosen from 50 proposals and these are presented in a 26-minute documentary: From the 1960s: Diana Ross. From the 1970s: Donna Summer and Debbie Harry. From the 1980s: Madonna. From the 1990s: Britney Spears and Mariah Carey. From 2000-2009: Lady Gaga and Beyoncé. The title of the programme, ‘Queens of Pop’, in itself shows where the emphasis lies – none of those simplistic chart rankings, but instead a documentary series that looks at our cultural history, dealing with the women who shaped popular music over the past fifty years.