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 Takes A Break From Twitter After Being Targeted By Trolls Over Son's Stillbirth


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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.

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Lily Allen attends Jonathan Ross' annual Halloween party held at his home - London, United Kingdom - Monday 31st October 2016

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Lilly Allen attends Jonathan Ross' annual Halloween party held at his home - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 1st November 2016

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Lily Allen attends Jonathan Ross' annual Halloween party held at his home - London, United Kingdom - Monday 31st October 2016

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Lily Allen Apologises "On Behalf Of My Country" After Visit To Calais Refugee Camp


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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.

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Lily Allen Faces Backlash Over Her Criticism Of Rita Ora's Prince Tribute


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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.

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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.

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

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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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Lily Allen Required Medical Attention After Collapsing At Glastonbury


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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.

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Owner Of Anti-Kanye Glastonbury Flag Responds To Lily Allen


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The owner of the anti-Kanye West flag that was strategically burned by Lily Allen over the Glastonbury weekend has hit back at the pop star, saying she had “every right” to make the banner and told her not to vandalise people’s things.

Allen, 30, who attended the three-day festival in Somerset last weekend but wasn’t one of the performers, posted a series of videos to her Instagram account that showed her burning the flag that read “F*** off Kanye” so that it simply read “Kanye”.

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Lily Allen Feels 'Grateful To Be Alive' After Caravan Gas Explosion


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Singer Lily Allen is counting her blessings following a terrifying gas explosion in her caravan on Saturday. In the accident the 30 year old had a lucky escape, suffering just some minor burns. Allen has since used the experience to warn caravan users to be careful and watch out for warning signs with their gas stoves during the holiday season.

Lily AllenLily Allen suffered minor burns in a caravan gas explosion on Saturday.

“I was in a gas explosion in my caravan today and I have minor burns and singed my eyelashes considerably. it was absolutely terrifying and I wouldn't want anyone to go through anything similar,” the singer wrote on Instagram.

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Hilary Duff Filming Tinder Dates For New Reality Series?


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Hilary Duff has reportedly been filming her dates with men she met using the dating app Tinder. The 27-year-old actress, best known for her roles in Lizzie McGuire and Gossip Girl, may be using the footage for a reality series, according to reports in TMZ. Duff is recently single having filed for divorce from her husband of four years, Mike Crombie, in February of this year. 

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Hilary Duff has reportedly been filming her Tinder dates.

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Jay Z Removes 'Reasonable Doubt' Album From Spotify, Places It On Tidal


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The much discussed Tidal revolution seems to already be taking effect. Having purchased the new streaming service as part of a joint venture and re-launching it as an “artist friendly” business model, Jay Z has removed his 1996 debut album Reasonable Doubt from Spotify.

The rapper removed his album overnight between Monday and Tuesday, and it is currently unavailable to stream in the US and Canada. It is, for the moment, still accessible for UK users. Instead, North American fans can find it on – you guessed it – Tidal.

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Jay Z has removed his debut album 'Reasonable Doubt' from Spotify

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Lily Allen

Date of birth

2nd October, 1985

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Female

Height

1.58




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