During a performance with the Lennox Community Theatre, Lavigne was spotted by local folksinger Stephen Medd.
Reid gave A&R Joshua Sarubin the responsibility of overseeing Lavigne's development and the recording of her debut album.
In July 2006, Lavigne married her boyfriend of two years, Deryck Whibley, lead singer and guitarist for Sum 41. In school, she was sometimes kicked out of class for misbehaving, her parents supported her singing.
Her father bought her a microphone, a drum kit, a keyboard, and several guitars, and converted their basement into a studio; following his own love for music Jean-Claude led the family to church at Third Day Worship Center in Kingston, Ontario, where he often played bass.
"Don't Tell Me", the lead single off the album, reached the top five in the UK and Canada and the top ten in Australia.
"My Happy Ending", the album's second single, was a top five hit in the UK and Australia.