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Avril Lavigne Tapped For 2003 Asia Vid Awards

Canadian female pop-rocker Avril Lavigne will perform at the second annual MTV Asia Awards, scheduled to be held next year at Singapore Indoor Stadium on January 24.

The 17-year-old Lavigne has been nominated in two award categories, favorite female artist and favorite breakthrough artist, bolstered by her debut album Let Go. The album’s first hit, “Complicated,” has been inescapable on the airwaves this year, and Let Go has sold more than seven million albums worldwide since its release this spring.

Other artists scheduled to perform at the ceremony are Missy Elliott and the Backstreet Boys’ Nick Carter. The awards program will be taped before a live audience of more than 7,000 people, and will be broadcast to more than 150 million homes in Asian television markets.

Avril Lavigne’s “Complicated” is still in the Top 10 on Billboard’s Adult Top 40 chart. The hit song and her single “Sk8er Boi” are both in the top 30 on the Hot 100. Her latest single, “I’m With You,” was just released several weeks ago.

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