Lily Allen

Lily Allen

Biography

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.



Biography by Contactmusic.com

Lily Allen Says Children Should Be Taught About Mortgages And Divorce


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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.

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Lily Allen Wants Divorce Taught In Schools


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The Smile singer, who has faced frequent reports her marriage to Sam Cooper is in trouble, told London's LBC radio station she wants school pupils to learn about financial matters, including the process of officially ending an unhappy marriage.

"I've never been able to get my head around my finances. I was terrible at maths. I've had an accountant in employment since the age of 19," she said.

"If my daughter came to me with any questions about any of this stuff (mortgages etc.), I would not have a clue. It's more me worrying about my children and them having to face the big, bad world without the necessary tools to do so."

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A Blue-haired Lily Allen Visits A Hairdressers In Notting Hill

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

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Lily Allen Deletes All Her Instagram Pics, As Divorce Rumours Continue


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Lily Allen has made swingeing changes to her social media life, deleting all of her pictures from her Instagram and setting her account to private, amid continuing rumours that her marriage is on the verge of breaking apart.

Fans who now want to keep track of Lily’s happenings on the photo-sharing platform will now need to be approved by her. At the top of her page, it still shows that the pop star has 725,000 followers and that she follows 1,090 pages, but it now states that the account is private.

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Lily Allen Moves Home - Report


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Editors at the Sunday Mirror newspaper suggest the singer moved into her new home before the New Year, and removal men were spotted hauling Lily's belongings into the city centre apartment.

The report fuels rumours Lily's marriage to Sam, her husband of four years and father of their two children, Ethel and Marnie, is in trouble.

The singer signed up for dating app Tinder last summer (15), and has also reportedly been living at London's five-star hotel Claridge's in a $1,500 (£1,000) a-night suite.

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Lily Allen - Urban Decay x Gwen Stefani - VIP dinner at Hotel Chantelle - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 8th December 2015

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British Fashion Awards

Lily Allen - British Fashion Awards held at the Coliseum - outside arrivals. at British Fashion Awards - London, United Kingdom - Monday 23rd November 2015

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The British Fashion Awards 2015

Lily Allen - The British Fashion Awards 2015 - Arrivals at The British Fashion Awards - London, United Kingdom - Monday 23rd November 2015

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The British Fashion Awards 2015

Lily Allen - The British Fashion Awards 2015 - Arrivals at The British Fashion Awards - London, United Kingdom - Monday 23rd November 2015

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Lily Allen Designs Fashion Line


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The Smile singer was named as the face of Danish clothing brand Vero Moda in May (15) and she has now stepped up their collaboration to create The Lily Allen Collection, which "mixes the star's unique style with vintage references, urban cool and a definite party vibe".

The 27-piece range features party dresses, jeans, jackets and a variety of casual and fancy tops.

Lily admits she enjoyed the collaboration as she could dabble in fashion without taking a big financial risk, following the closure of her vintage clothing company Lucy in Disguise in 2013.

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Lily Allen Reveals The Tragic Truth Behind 'Pan' Song 'Something's Not Right'


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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.

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'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.

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Take That Premiere New Single Hey Boy


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Take That have unveiled their new single 'Hey Boy'.

The three-piece group - featuring Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen - have debuted their brand new single, available now, which is the first new track to be taken from the 2015 edition of their hit album 'III', out on November 20.

The 80s-infused track has been produced by Greg Kurstin who is famed for working with Katy Perry, Lily Allen and Ellie Goulding and it will receive its first live performance tonight (16.10.15) when they sing on the first episode of the new series of 'TFI'.

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Lily Allen Fuels Marriage Split Rumours With Hotel Stay


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Editors at British newspaper The Sun on Sunday revealed the singer has been staying in Claridge's, a five-star hotel in Mayfair, for more than a week.

Lily was spotted at several parties during London Fashion Week, with her husband Sam Cooper nowhere to be seen, and she has been living in a $1,600 (£1,000)-a-night suite for the event.

A source tells The Sun on Sunday, "It seems strange that Lily would live out of a suitcase in a hotel, no matter how luxurious, rather than stay at her family home or in the London flat she still owns.

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Zayn Malik's Mystery Girl


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Zayn Malik shared an intimate selfie with a mystery girl.

The former One Direction heartthrob appears to have moved on from his ex-fiancee Perrie Edwards as he posted a shirtless snap of him cuddling up to another blonde on Instagram.

While Zayn, 22, didn't caption the picture or identify his new crush, fans have pointed out the unidentified female looks very similar to Little Mix beauty Perrie.

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Lily Allen Staying At Hotel As 'marriage Fears Grow'


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Lily Allen has been staying at a London hotel for the last week, sparking speculation about the future of her marriage.

The 'Hard Out Here' singer reportedly spent the last week at £1,000-a-night Claridge's hotel while spouse Sam Cooper and their two daughters - Ethel, three, and two year old Marnie - remain at home.

A source said: ''It seems strange that Lily would live out of a suitcase in a hotel, no matter how luxurious, rather than stay at her family home or in the London flat she still owns.

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Lily Allen

Date of birth

2nd October, 1985

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Female

Height

1.58




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