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Lily Allen (born 2.5.1985) Lily Allen is an English singer-songwriter, with several hit singles and a successful debut album to her name. She also now hosts her own BBC Three talk show, Lily Allen and Friends, in which she invites her MySpace contacts to be the live audience for the show.
Childhood: Lily Allen was born in Hammersmith, London, to the comedian / actor Keith Allen and film producer Alison Owen. She has an older sister, a younger brother and sister and several half-siblings. Her parents separated and Lily lived with the comedian Harry Enfield for some time, whilst her mother dated him. She is the goddaughter of the late singer / guitarist of The Clash, Joe Strummer.
Despite claiming that she grew up in a working-class environment, she attended some of England priciest private schools. Including Prince Charles' former school, Hill House, Allen attended 13 schools in total. She was expelled from many of them for drinking, smoking and performing oral sex.
Aged 11, a teacher who overheard her singing an Oasis tune told her that she was talented and suggested that she pursue music further.
Lily Allen left school aged 15 and following a family holiday in Ibiza, she stayed on the island and earned money dealing Ecstasy and working in the Plastic Fantastic record store.
Musical Career: Lily was initially signed to Warner Music, thanks to her dad's connections but when the executive who had signed her left the label, the rest of the company lost interest in her. The folk songs that they had presented to her remained unreleased.
In 2005, she was signed to Regal Records, after having met the production duo, Future Cut. She was given £25,000 to record an album.
Lily Allen's MySpace popularity has been well documented. She began posting demos online in November 2005. The tracks attracted thousands of listeners and a small run of 500 copies of 'LDN' was hastily released. The Observer Music Monthly took interest in her popularity but few people outside of Regal's A&R department knew who Lily Allen was, so the label's response to requests for interviews was slow!
Lily chose to work with producers Greg Kurstin and Mark Ronson to finish the album and it was completed in two weeks.
The album was entitled Alright, Still. Entertainment Weekly named it one of the Top 10 albums of 2006, despite it not having been released in the US.
Lily Allen has undertaken a number of collaborations, including providing backing vocals for Robbie Williams on his Rudebox album, for Basement Jaxx on the track 'Lights Go Down' and 'Wanna Be' by Dizzee Rascal.
Personal Life: In 2007, Allen was questioned for an alleged assault on a photographer at Los Angeles airport. Her work visa for the 'States was revoked and she was forced to cancel her appearance at the MTV Video Music Awards in Las Vegas. She later sacked her management company, blaming them for the loss of her visa.
Allen also had to cancel a scheduled appearance at 2008's Isle Of Wight Festival, because her album is behind schedule. The event organizer, John Giddings publicly said that the reason for cancellation was unacceptable, but decided not to sue Lily over the cancellation.
Lily's openness in interviews has often landed her in hot water. She attended school with Luke Pritchard of The Kooks and made disparaging remarks about them in interviews. She also called Bob Geldof a 'c*nt' and a 'sanctimonious prat.' When she performed at Glastonbury in 2007, she included negative lyrics about Cheryl Cole of Girls Aloud. When asked by the NME how she would celebrate if her debut single went to number one, she replied "gak" (a colloquialism for cocaine). She has since apologized for the remark.
Lily suffered a miscarriage in January 2008, after falling pregnant to Ed Simons of The Chemical Brothers. The couple met in September 2007 but according to her father, Keith Allen, the pair had split by Spring 2008.
British pop star Lily Allen is celebrating her 30th birthday by launching a new record label.
The Smile singer unveiled her new project via Twitter.com as she became a thirtysomething on Monday (02May16), revealing she has teamed up with her DJ pal, Thelonious 'Motive' Oliver, to found Bank Holiday Records.
"HBD (Happy Birthday) to me!," she exclaimed. "I have a new record label @BankHolsRecords, @TheoMotive is running it. Follow us, releases coming soon".
Motive also promoted the new venture on Instagram.com, writing, "@bankholidayrecords is the label, happy birthday @lilyallen & love for having me run things fam... much goodness on the way."
Continue reading: Birthday Girl Lily Allen Announces New Label
Rita posted a heartfelt Twitter message about working with the superstar
Prince’s death has triggered an outpouring of emotion from all around the world but Lily Allen has found herself in trouble from both Prince and Rita Ora fans after she appeared to criticise the former X Factor judge’s memory of her idol.
Rita Ora posted a lengthy tribute to Prince after his untimely death
Rita - who featured on Prince’s last album released in December HITRUN Phase One - wrote a lengthy tribute to the Purple Rain hitmaker remembering the time they spent making music together.
Lily Allen demanded "pics or it didn't happen" after Rita Ora posted a tribute to late singer Prince.
The singer was found dead at his home in Minnesota on Thursday (21Apr16), aged just 57. Following his tragic passing, celebrities flocked to social media to post tributes, among them Rita.
Rita worked with the music legend on his 2015 hit Ain't About 2 Stop, and shared a lengthy post on her Twitter page remembering the icon.
"This is coming from a place I never new existed in my heart. You were so special to me your presence the music we created the dance-off's we used to have the laughing we shared," she wrote.
Continue reading: Lily Allen Blasted For Response To Rita Ora's Prince Tribute
Katherine Jenkins has defended British police after Lily Allen criticised officers for failing to apprehend a man who stalked her.
Lily was tormented by Alex Gray, 30, whose campaign against the star began in 2009 with tweets, letters and threats before escalating into a home invasion last year (15).
Gray was convicted of burglary and harassment earlier this month (Apr16) but the Smile singer claims the authorities mishandled her case by ignoring evidence she had documented and handed them over a period of several years.
Katherine, like Lily, has had her own stalker troubles, but by contrast to The Fear singer, revealed officers from her local police force are happy to help if she ever feels threatened.
Continue reading: Katherine Jenkins Praises Police In Wake Of Lily Allen Stalker Row
British actress and stalking victim Samantha Morton has praised Lily Allen for going public with her ordeal.
The Minority Report star appeared in court in 2008 to testify against her childhood friend Noel Watts, who had allegedly bombarded her with letters, emails and disturbing phone calls trying to declare his love for her.
Samantha praised Lily for coming forward with her eight-year torment at the hands of Alex Gray, who began by sending her tweets and letters in 2009 before he invaded her home last year (15).
"@lilyallen thank you for sharing. So brave of you. I've been stalked by the same man since 14 yrs old. In prison now but took its time..." she tweeted.
Continue reading: Samantha Morton Praises Lily Allen For Sharing Stalker Ordeal
Lily Allen has blasted a police officer on social media after he claimed she didn't report her stalker during an U.K. interview on Tuesday night (19Apr16).
The Smile singer hit headlines on Sunday (17Apr16) when she revealed she had been stalked by a man named Alex Gray since 2009. Gray was convicted of burglary and harassment this month (Apr16) but Lily was unhappy with how the police handled her case, claiming the authorities ignored evidence she had been providing them for years.
She spoke about her ordeal on BBC Newsnight on Tuesday, and Assistant Chief Constable Garry Shewan, the National Policing Lead for Stalking and Harassment in the U.K. was interviewed separately and mistakenly said "people like Lily Allen, who don't report."
Lily called Garry out for his blunder on Twitter, writing, "I did report !!! For 8 years, they destroyed the evidence... @ACCGarryShewan you avoided all the questions and you said victims like lily who don't report it are putting themselves in danger" before sharing a screen grab of a message from a police official confirming her documents had been destroyed.
Continue reading: Lily Allen Takes Aim At Police Officer Over Stalking Comments
Singer Lily Allen harbours no ill will towards the alleged stalker who gained access to her U.K. home last year (15).
Alex Gray was convicted of burglary and harassment earlier this month (Apr16) after entering Allen's family property through an unlocked kitchen door in October (15), and the stunned mother-of-two woke up to find her harasser racing into her bedroom.
She recalled her terror in a weekend (17Apr16) interview with Britain's The Observer newspaper, saying, "I sat up and looked and the door handle was twisting round. This guy came steaming in and I didn't know who he was. I recoiled and he ripped the duvet off, calling me a 'f**king b**ch' and yelling about where his dad is."
Allen has since opened up further about the scary encounter during an emotional appearance on BBC Newsnight, insisting authorities are to blame for failing to take action sooner.
Continue reading: Lily Allen Emotional Discussing 'Stalker' Nightmare
Her harasser has been convicted of burglary and harassment
Singer Lily Allen has revealed she was stalked by an obsessed man for seven years and the unwanted attention left her feeling like a "hermit". The popstar became the focus for Alex Gray, from Perth, who bombarded her with abusive letters and tweets before breaking into her house while she and her two children slept.
Lily Allen has spoken about her stalker ordeal
Speaking to the Observer, the singer explained that the ordeal had completely changed her and she felt isolated from friends and family and let down by the police.
Continue reading: Lily Allen Reveals She Was Stalked For Seven Years
Singer Lily Allen is "practically a hermit now" after living in fear for years due to stalker harassment.
The 30-year-old mother-of-two was shadowed by a man named Alex Gray since 2009 - the torment began with tweets, letters and threats before escalating into a full-on home invasion last year (15).
And after spending nearly a decade worried about the safety of herself and loved ones, Allen admits the anxiety still hasn't let up.
“It has affected how I live my life," she tells U.K. newspaper The Observer. "I’m very wary, I have trust issues. It impacts on your relationships, everything. I’m practically a hermit now! If I hear a bang, every little noise makes me start. I see his face in people in the street."
Continue reading: Lily Allen Recounts Stalking Horror
Singer Lily Allen joined hundreds of protesters in London on Saturday (09Apr16) to call for British Prime Minister David Cameron's resignation.
Earlier this month (Apr16), millions of files, known as the Panama Papers, were leaked online from the database of a Panama-based law firm Mossack Fonseca, exposing the financial records and offshore accounts of many public figures.
In the documents, it was revealed Cameron's late father Ian, who died in 2010, ran an offshore fund under the name Blairmore Holdings, and on Thursday (07Apr16), Cameron admitted in an interview that he had a profitable stake in the fund with his wife Samantha, but they sold it before he became Prime Minister in 2010.
Cameron insisted he had paid his taxes, but Smile hitmaker Lily took to social media last week (ends08Apr16) to blast the politician for "stealing" and demand his resignation.
Continue reading: Lily Allen Joins Anti-david Cameron Protesters In London
Lily Allen - A blue-haired Lily Allen smokes a cigarette on her way to a hairdressers in Notting Hill, accompanied by rumoured new boyfriend Daniel London at Notting Hill - London, United Kingdom - Friday 29th January 2016
Date of birth
2nd October, 1985
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