Avril Lavigne Surprises at Petco Park and Other Newsy Tidbits

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Rock superstar Avril Lavigne surprised a crowd of over 40,000 at Petco Park in San Diego, USA, last night when she took the stage to join the night’s headliner Taylor Swift. The two performed the Canadian star’s first hit single “Complicated”. Swift introduced Lavigne by saying, “She’s one of my favourite artists, and we’ve been texting all week. Today I got to meet her. Please make some noise! Avril Lavigne is here!” The two successfully foiled an online attempt made to turn them against each other which was overblown by the press. At her earlier Los Angeles concert on tour, Taylor performed with another Canadian icon, Alanis Morissette.

In other news, Carly Rae Jepsen’s “I Really Like You” MV surpassed 100 million views yesterday making it her latest Vevo certified work. Her label mate Justin Bieber topped the iTunes singles chart in 82 countries with new single “What Do You Mean”. In the Canadian platform’s albums chart, five Canadian releases made the Top 15 last week.