Avril Lavigne Can ‘Definitely See Myself’ as the Next Madonna

Could “Sk8er Boi” singer Avril Lavigne be the next Mat3r1al Gurl?

The 26-year-old singer, who’ll be releasing her fourth studio album Goodbye Lullaby, tells the Daily Record that she’s in the music business for the long haul—and she’s looking to none other than Madonna for a career template.

According to Lavigne,

 ”I definitely can see myself still being out there in 20 years’ time…I want to be around the way Madonna has done it. She’s had her life but still maintained her career throughout.”

Like 52-year-old “Ray of Light” singer Madonna, Lavigne has recently branched out into the fashion world with her Abbey Dawn collection, and though she has a long way to go before she catches up to Madge’s estimated 140 million album sales, Lavigne’s last album, 2007’s The Best Damn Thing, sold a more-than-respectable six million copies.

Does this mean that Lavigne’s current beau, Brody Jenner, is her Jesus Luz? And, perhaps more importantly, do you think Avril will have the same career longevity as Madonna? Share your predictions in the comments section.