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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.
The singer has handed her account over to a friend after suffering vile abuse from trolls.
Lily Allen is taking some time off from Twitter, after she was attacked by online trolls for speaking about suffering post-traumatic stress disorder after the stillbirth of her son in 2010.
The singer told her followers on Saturday: “My timeline is full of the most disgusting, sexist, misogynistic, racist sh*t. Really, new levels. I'm no masochist so I'll be back x”. The account has since been taken over by her friend Dennis.
Lily Allen is taking a break from twitter
Lily Allen has released a song about the US president Donald Trump.
The 31-year-old singer has never been afraid to be vocal about her beliefs, including critiquing the new American leader, and the star has decided to pen and sing a song, which features the lyrics ''I'm so tired of America' on the track.
The track has been posted on YouTube, and plays over video footage of the anti-Trump women's march, which took place in London last weekend.
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Lily Allen had re-tweeted a link from Gay Times, which had promoted her cover of Rufus Wainwright's 'Going To a Town' filmed at the Women's March in London.
Outspoken pop star Lily Allen has so far refused to back down and apologise over a tweet that sparked accusations of homophobia, after the star referred to gay people as “f**s” in a tirade against Donald Trump.
The 31 year old star sparked outrage on the social media site after writing “F**s hate Trump”, linking it to a post from Gay Times that had showcased her new cover of Rufus Wainwright’s ‘Going To a Town’, which she had performed at the weekend at the Women’s March in London.
A music video was filmed there too, which featured many protestors bearing placards, one of which reads: “F**s hate Trump”.
Continue reading: Lily Allen Under Fire On Twitter For Saying "F**s Hate Trump"
Allen had claimed she had "only ever been sexually assaulted by white males" during the heated exchange.
Following their barbed Twitter row over immigration and racism, singer Lily Allen has suggested that she’s preparing to take legal action against Tommy Robinson, the former English Defence League co-founder.
The 31 year old star clashed with Robinson, real name Stephen Yaxley-Lennon, over his use of the word ‘migrant’ in an article concerning the perpetrator of the Istanbul nightclub terrorist attack that occurred in the early hours of New Year’s Day and claimed the lives of 39 people.
Lily Allen was involved in a Twitter spat with EDL co-founder Tommy Robinson
Lily Allen slammed 'The X Factor' contestant Honey G in an interview with Annie Mac on Radio 1.
The ever-outspoken Lily Allen has described the controversial ‘X Factor’ contestant Honey G as “offensive” and “wrong on so many levels”.
While being interviewed on BBC Radio 1 by Annie Mac, the 31 year old singer launched a blistering attack on the North London 'novelty' rapper, who has split opinion with her surprisingly deep progress in this year’s series of ‘The X Factor’, increasingly at the expense of talented singers.
Lily Allen slammed Honey G as "so wrong on so many levels"
Continue reading: Lily Allen Brands Honey G "So Wrong On So Many Levels"
Allen met a 13 year old boy from Afghanistan who is trying to reunite with his father in Britain, when filming a short piece for 'Victoria Derbyshire' this week.
After the visiting the child refugee camp in Calais, known as ‘The Jungle’, pop star Lily Allen broke down in tears while meeting one 13 year old resident and apologising “on behalf of my country”.
The 31 year old singer visited the make-shift refugee camp near the port of Calais this week, volunteering at the warehouse where donations and supplies are distributed, and witnessed the dismal conditions in which its inhabitants live, for a piece on behalf of the BBC's ‘Victoria Derbyshire' current affairs show.
Allen was visibly moved by the stories of some residents she met, of the struggles they had been through to get to the UK, where many claim they have family connections. The ordeal of one 13 year old boy she met, who left Afghanistan and whose father lives in Birmingham, caused her to break down and weep.
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.
Children should be taught about "the dangers of marriage" and "how to apply for a mortgage" on the national curriculum, the singer reckons.
Lily Allen dropped a pretty strong hint that her marriage might finally be over as she appeared on a radio phone-in show, telling listeners during a discussion about education that she wants her children to learn about “divorce” and “the dangers of marriage”.
The 30 year old singer, whose marriage to Sam Cooper has been rumoured to be on the rocks for some time, told LBC presenter Shelagh Fogarty on Thursday morning (February 11th) that she’d replace maths and science on the curriculum with lessons about the benefits and drawbacks of getting married, as well as the more practical side of life.
Lily Allen believes children should be taught about "the dangers of marriage"
Continue reading: Lily Allen Says Children Should Be Taught About Mortgages And Divorce
The singer takes to Twitter to explain her devastating inspiration.
Lily Allen tugs at heart-strings as she explains the true meaning behind her new song for the 'Pan' soundtrack, 'Something's Not Right'. The singer is well known for her love of family values, which only made this latest revelation all the more overwhelmingly sad.
Lily Allen pays tribute to her son
'Something's Not Right' is a slow, melancholy ballad, which Allen has just revealed was written in tribute to her stillborn son who died in 2010. The pregnancy was her first, and ended after just six months; and it's not something she has often openly discussed with her fans.
The 'Air Balloon' singer is said to have collapsed in the VIP area at the festival last weekend, but quickly recovered.
Lily Allen was reportedly treated by paramedics at Glastonbury after partying a bit too hard over the weekend. The 30 year pop star, who is a regular attendee at the annual music spectacular, received medical attention after collapsing backstage on the Saturday night (June 27th).
According to a report in The Sun on Sunday (July 5th), Lily was with her husband Sam Cooper and a number of friends in the VIP area when she passed out having sat down on the grass to take a breather. Witnesses told the paper that she was “out of it” for about 45 minutes, as concerned friends took her to a nearby car and called paramedics, who after supplying her with oxygen decided that she needed no further attention.
Lily Allen was up on her feet for the Wireless Festival in London this weekend
Continue reading: Lily Allen Required Medical Attention After Collapsing At Glastonbury
Date of birth
2nd October, 1985
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