Lily Allen (birth name Lily Rose Beatrice Allen) was born on May 2, 1985 in Hammersmith, London, England, UK. She is an English singer-songwriter best known for the songs "Smile" and "LDN".
Biography and Career :
She is the daughter of actor/musician Keith Allen and film producer Alison Owen. She started her career when she was just three years old in 1988 when she appeared in "The Comic Strip Presents..." episode "The Yob".
When she was just four years old her father left the family and she lived with her mother. Their financial situation wasn't very good and Lily had to learn to some of England's costless public schools. She attended 13 schools in all, including Prince Charles's junior alma mater, Hill House School and Bedales School, and was expelled from several of the
m for drinking, smoking and performing fellatio.
Out of school and with no money in pocket she had to do something so she moved to Ibiza where her life changed after she met George Lamb, an influential A&R man and the former manager of Audio Bullys who became his manager.
In 2005 she signed a contract with Regal Records, a division of Parlophone/EMI but she met the real success after she uploaded three of the tunes to her MySpace page. The result was nothing short of astounding as she soon had 1.5 million people streaming her tracks while an additional 30,000 registered as friends.
In 2006 her debut album called "Alright, Still" appeared and two singles, "Smile" and "LDN", became famous.
- Height: 157cm
- She has a younger brother Alfie Allen who was the subject of the song "Alfie", and an older sister Sarah.
- "I'm just concentrating on making a good album and that's the only thing I'm kind of concentraing on at the moment. I don't really care what the press have to say."
- "Well I haven't played any gigs yet. But what will be on my rider is cider. I'll have a cider rider!"
- "I guess I knew from an early age that I could never do a job where I'd have to sit in an office all day long."
2006 - Alright, Still
Award history :
2007, Best British Single: "Smile" (Nominated)
2007, Best British Album: Alright, Still (Nominated)
2007, Best British Female (Nominated)
2007, Best British Breakthrough Act: "Smile" (Nominated)
2007, Worst Dressed (Won)
2007, Best Solo Artist (Nominated)
2007, Sexiest Woman (Nominated)
2007, Worst Album: Alright, Still (Nominated)
2007 Best New Artist (Nominated)
2007 Best Video "Alfie" (Nominated)
2008, Best Alternative Music Album: Alright, Still (Nominated)
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