"i spent last year's new year eve in hawaii. and this year,moncler sales
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she will perform in guangdong's provincial capital guangzhou on feb 11 and in beijing on feb 14.
"speaking chinese is really hard for me, you know. i've practised for months to sing the lyrics of girlfriend in chinese,goose parka
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chinese fans went crazy when they heard canadian singer-songwriter avril lavigne would attend the new year's eve gala in hubei's provincial capital wuhan.
lavigne is among the most beloved western stars in china. she headlined the china music valley international festival, performing for a crowd of 40,000, on beijing's outskirts in march 2011.
"everything is unpredictable, and i just follow my instincts, which made me who i am today," she says.
"it's a slower-paced album than my previous stuff," she says. "it's very personal and sums up what i've been through in the past few years."
lavigne paused thoughtfully before answering every question, often twisting her blond hair, narrowing her eyes and pursing her lips.
an hour before the show, lavigne was told it was inappropriate to wear a shirt printed with a skull for the new year's eve gala, because chinese audiences might consider the image to be bad luck.
"i don't want to make the same record over and over. for the new album, which i am still working on, i will have energetic songs and slow songs. they are all from my real life."
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lavigne says she wanted to show a different side of herself.
they joined the paparazzi to pack the lobby of the shangri-la hotel, where lavigne and her 15-member crew were staying.
the discussion ends with a question about her favorite part of pop stardom.
clad in a sable blazer and boots, and a black t-shirt emblazoned with a skull, lavigne appeared more catlike than her triumphant stage persona.
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lavigne has also morphed into a businesswoman in her late 20s, with her own perfume and fashion line.
"it's okay," lavigne says, giggling.
she has gone on to win fans of many ages with chart-toppers like pop rock hits skater boy and complicated.
her team became anxious, as everything had long been planned out and set up.
she laughed loudly at her own accent when answering requests to say "happy new year" in chinese for the cameras. she seemed more girlish than womanly at that moment.
more than 1,000 fans, mostly young, crammed into the ground floor to catch a fleeting glimpse of the star. they kept security busy, as some hopped over the metal fence and others stood on chairs.
"i am the stylist. i love black t-shirts, and i've got many. i have one with me without a skull."
the audience became frantic when the camera followed lavigne as she walked through the dimly lit backstage hallway and dashed onstage,ugg amberlee
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lavigne was 16 when she released her debut album, let go, which was 2002's best-selling debut.
while she's sassy onstage, she appeared nervous in the interview seat.
she is quick to name her brother as her idol.
without hesitation, she replies: "playing live. being on the stage is awesome!"
she realizes she has grown up over the past decade.
"he is always supportive and inspiring," lavigne says. "i feel safe and comfortable when he is around."
it seemed perhaps representative of her transformation from an unrepentant teen tomboy into a sophisticated woman, since her career began.
they knew lavigne had flown in on a private jet from shanghai the day before and wouldn't leave the hotel until showtime.
her drummer explained her transition like this: "she's like your little sister. she is growing up, but she is still the little sister."
although lavigne usually shuns media, she gave a handful of interviews in wuhan' shangri-la hotel before the show.
"rocking out onstage, running around fist-pumping, jumping - i love to do that. but i also have to be solo at a piano and sing or an acoustic guitar," she explains.
her fourth album, goodbye lullaby,ugg boots
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she began her black star tour at the end of april 2011 and will finish in february.