BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - MAY 27: Avril Lavigne performs during Boston Calling Music Festival on May 27, 2022 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Astrida Valigorsky/Getty Images)

Pop-punk star Avril Lavigne celebrated the 20th anniversary of her groundbreaking debut album, “Let Go,” in a prolonged Instagram submit that was all about expressing gratitude for her followers and collaborators. When “Let Go” was launched in 2002, it earned a Grammy nomination, went seven-times platinum, and kicked open the door of what had basically change into a boys-only membership for modern female punk artists. Lavigne’s songs — together with “Sk8er Boi” and “Complicated” — stay standard right this moment, which is one thing the singer admitted she by no means may have imagined when her album was first launched.

“Today marks 20 years since I launched my album ‘Let Go.’ I’ll by no means be capable to totally clarify not solely how a lot this album meant to me, however the monumental affect it has had on my life,” her caption begins. “It’s arduous to attempt to comprehend how, 20 years later, the songs I wrote as a 17 yr outdated would nonetheless resonate with folks right this moment. It’s fairly loopy.”

But resonate they do. Lavigne’s latest rerelease of “Let Go,” that includes six bonus tracks, has been met with pleasure from her many followers. Add within the half the place she’s at present touring to advertise her most recent album, “Love Sux,” and it turns into clear that she’s nonetheless simply as a lot of a star in 2022 as she was in 2002.

As far as Lavigne is worried, none of her future successes would have been attainable had her first album not change into some cultural touchstone of the early aughts. “It put me on a path and took me locations I by no means in my wildest goals may have ever anticipated and I’m grateful for it each single day,” she wrote.

The “Complicated” singer went on to thank her many collaborators, together with British songwriter Lauren Christy who she shared two throwback photographs of, earlier than sharing simply how grateful she is for her followers. “Last however definitely not least, thank YOU, to each single considered one of you who made a reference to this album and stayed with me since,” Lavigne wrote. “I say each night time on stage how fortunate I really feel to be making music, touring and having as a lot enjoyable as I do. I share this second with all of you, as a result of with out you guys, these songs would not have reached the heights that they did.”

It appears that even 20 years later, “Let Go” stays a landmark album, and it is one which modified Lavigne’s life perpetually. “A real, heartfelt thanks to anybody that ever listened to my music and caught round,” she added. “Happy 20th Anniversary ‘Let Go’ and here is to a different 20 years.”

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