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The Best Damn Thing

Album information
NameThe Best Damn Thing
ArtistAvril Lavigne
Released13 April 2007
(see release history)
RecordedFebruary 6 � November 24, 2006 at Ocean Way Recording and Henson Recording Studios
GenreRock, pop (see below)
ProducerDr. Luke, Matt Beckley, Steven Wolf, Butch Walker, Deryck Whibley, Rob Cavallo, Avril Lavigne (exec.)
Previous albumUnder My Skin
Next albumGoodbye Lullaby

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'The Best Damn Thing' is the third studio album by Canadian singer-songwriter Avril Lavigne. It was released on April 13, 2007 through RCA Records. According to the IFPI, The Best Damn Thing was the fourth top-selling album worldwide and Sony BMG's top-selling album of 2007. The album was certified platinum by the RIAA on June 15, 2007 and has sold over 5 million copies worldwide. The explicit versions of the album were Lavigne's first to receive a Parental Advisory label, shown on the limited and deluxe editions.

The album was Lavigne's third consecutive #1 album in the UK Albums Chart and her second on the U.S. Billboard 200, as well as reaching the #1 spot in several other countries. The first single released from the album, "Girlfriend", reached the top of the charts in over twelve countries worldwide, including her first U.S. Billboard Hot 100 number 1 single. Four singles were officially released from The Best Damn Thing as well as the soundtrack single for the 2006 film Eragon, "Keep Holding On".

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