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Drake hangs out with Avril Lavigne, Fefe Dobson like it’s the 2000s again

This is everything, everything that we wanted. Drake partied like it was 2003 when he linked up with Avril Lavigne and Fefe Dobson at his Young Money Reunion concert in Toronto on Saturday. The “Jimmy Cooks” rapper, 35, posted a photo with the 37-year-old pop-rock singers, both of whom rose to fame in the early 2000s, to his Instagram Story. “Dreeeeaaamy,” he wrote, tagging fellow Ontario natives Lavigne and Dobson. Drake wore a shirt covered in flames in the social media upload. He wrapped his arms around Dobson and Lavigne, both of whom were dressed in all-black outfits. The OVO founder has fanboyed over both...
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Fefe Dobson Is Nowhere Near Done Writing Stupid Little Love Songs

It’s no secret that guitar-driven pop is back en vogue, between Travis Barker, Machine Gun Kelly, and Avril Lavigne teaming up to form a pop-punk Avengers and Gen Z pop progenitors like Olivia Rodrigo, WILLOW, and GAYLE drawing major influence from edgy ’00s mainstays like Avril, Ashlee Simpson, Paramore, and, of course, Fefe Dobson. Best known for moody pop-punk bangers like “Bye Bye Boyfriend,” “Everything,” and “Take Me Away,” the Ontario native ruled the airwaves when her debut album dropped in 2003. For all of Dobson’s success — Fefe Dobson went platinum in her native Canada — she couldn’t quite get out from under the shadow of the music industry’s narrow-mindedness.
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Throwback Thursday ‘Take Me Away’ by Fefe Dobson (2003)

Last week's Throwback Thursday song was by the Canadian band, Simple Plan. While doing research for that song, I went down a Canadian, pop/punk, 00's rabbit hole that led me to Fefe Dobson!. Remember her?. Fefe Dobson is also a Canadian pop/punk artist that started out in the 00s. She...
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Fefe Dobson roars back to pop-rock on new comeback single 'Fckn in Love'

We're ready for Fefe Dobson to be our everything all over again, as the Canadian pop-rock star has returned to her sonic roots with Friday's release of her comeback single "Fckn in Love." Fusing electronic pop and rock-tinged production, the song sees the 36-year-old professing her affections for her partner...
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Fefe Dobson Is Back With Her First Single in Eight Years

Canada’s queen of pop-punk, Fefe Dobson, is back. “FCKN IN LOVE”, her first track in eight years, shows the Toronto singer at her most joyful and effervescent. With bright synths and emphatic drums, “FCKN IN LOVE” has the flavour of 2010s indie pop, complimenting Dobson’s lovesick lyrics that beg to be sung along to.
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Fefe Dobson Is Back And Still Kicking The Doors Down

Fefe Dobson is undoubtedly an icon. Since her early-aughts breakout with bombastic singles like “Take Me Away,” “Bye Bye Boyfriend” and “Everything,” leading to her self-titled 2003 debut album, Dobson has carved her place in the pop-rock pantheon. If you let the cruel nature...
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Billboard

Fefe Dobson Is Starting Over, But Still ‘Kicking Doors Down’

Sometime around early 2008, Fefe Dobson was standing in the kitchen of her Toronto loft when she heard a familiar melody playing from the TV: it was a song she wrote, called “Start All Over,” and it was being sung by Miley Cyrus. “I was like, ‘Wait a...
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PopMatters

Fefe Dobson Is Ready to Rock Again

Those who grew up in the early to mid-aughts have the punk and power pop stylings of Avril Lavigne, Hilary Duff, Rihanna, and Fergie permanently etched into our brains. But if you also lived in Canada, you were probably familiar with the sounds of “Bye Bye Boyfriend” and “Take Me Away”, whose music videos received excessive airplay on MuchMusic. Their artist was Felicia “Fefe” Dobson from the Toronto suburbs, who was looking to bring her unique taste into the early 2000s lexicon.
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Fefe Dobson Announced Her Return in the Same Makeup From Her 2003 Album

Fefe Dobson is our everything — and she's back with a brand new single. Even more exciting, her musical comeback arrives with a very similar Y2K look to that of her 2003 debut album, Fefe Dobson's cover. Excuse us and our nostalgia, please… it might take us a minute to get over this (if we ever do).
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Fefe Dobson Is Ready To Let It All Out Again

Fefe Dobson is well-acquainted with rage. You can hear Dobson’s particular brand of fury on her 2003 breakout hit, “Bye Bye Boyfriend,” a breakup anthem that revels at the chance to knock out her ex with an onslaught of lyrical punches. Or in the gut-wrenching ballad “Unforgiven,” in which she tells off her absent father for a childhood of broken promises (“Daddy, daddy, don't you know you hurt me constantly,” she sings.) She wrote the latter when she was 17 and an expert on the two kinds of teen angst: heartbreak and parental frustration. “I was pissed off for a lot of things when I was younger,” the Toronto-born singer-songwriter tells me. “I still have a lot of rage. A lot of rage. I never did anger management because I wrote music. That was my anger management. And at that age, I had to let it out.”
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Fefe Dobson talks return to music with new album 'Joy': 'I'm so stoked, I can't explain it to you.'

Meredith has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence editorial content, though Meredith may earn commissions for products purchased via affiliate links. There was buzz around Canadian pop-rocker Fefe Dobson when she debuted her self-titled first album in 2003: The effort premiered at No. 1 on Billboard’s Top Heatseekers Chart, sold about 300,000 copies domestically, and spawned one minorly successful single, “Take Me Away.” But then Dobson virtually disappeared, and it came to pass that her sophomore album—Sunday Love, which was to hit in 2006—would not be released by her label, Island Records. Until recently, Dobson had stepped away from the studio—or at least singing in the studio—and could mostly be found writing songs for other artists, everyone from Miley Cyrus (“Start All Over”) to Selena Gomez (“Round & Round”). But now, after more than seven years, Dobson has got a couple of new singles—“Ghost” and “Stuttering,” which she recently performed on The CW’s teen cheerleading drama Hellcats—and is finally ready to release another studio album. The disc, Joy, hits retailers today, in fact. To celebrate her return, EW got Dobson on the phone to talk about her scrapped album and the last few years; her new album; who she’s been writing for; and who’d she love to collaborate with in the future. Rock—or rather, read—on.
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EW.com

FeFe Dobson is back with new sounds, new outlook

Image Credit: Amy Graves/WireImage.comFefe Dobson draws a lot of comparisons. When she came onto the scene in 2003 with “Bye Bye Boyfriend,” people compared her to Joan Jett. She was asked to (and did) play rock & roll queen Tina Turner on American Dreams, and many fans have made connections between Dobson’s and Rihanna’s offbeat, punk-inspired images (the two artists share a label, and both recently had songs featured on an episode of the CW’s Hellcats).
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Nelly Furtado, Fefe Dobson, and more: New releases at a glance

Nelly Furtado, Loose (Geffen) The album’s called Loose, the single’s ”Promiscuous”…is Nelly trying to tell us something? Actually, the former folkie’s Timbaland-produced third release is more about self-empowerment than sexuality — which doesn’t mean there’s not plenty of belly button in the video. Frank Black, Fastman/Raider Man (Back Porch) Black...
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Beautiful Bliss Featuring Corinne Bailey Rae, Fefe Dobson, and Melanie Fiona

This week on Black Girl Songbook, Danyel Smith makes space for artists who defy certain standards in the music industry. She’s joined by U.K. songstress Corinne Bailey Rae, Canadian hitmaker Fefe Dobson, and soul singer Melanie Fiona to discuss their struggles and triumphs in navigating areas they were told were not for them.
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