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 Opens Up About Sleeping With Female Escorts


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After a news outlet got hold of some information regarding Lily Allen's forthcoming book, she was forced to reveal to her fans that she had been seeing female escorts while on tour 'around the Sheezus era' in 2014. Now she's opened up about it further in a new interview.

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The 33-year-old is set to release her autobiography 'My Thoughts Exactly' later this month, but already it seems details are being leaked to the press. On Saturday (September 1st 2018), she told her fans on Instagram that she had been sleeping with female escorts when she discovered that the Daily Mail were planning to divulge the story.

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Music News Round-Up: Aretha Franklin Tributes, Katy Perry In The Studio, Lily Allen's Book


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The world of music is in mourning this weekend, following the passing of legendary singer Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul, on Thursday at the age of 76. Tributes have been pouring in from the great and good of the worlds of music and beyond.

Sir Elton John took to social media and said he “adored and worshipped” the singer, and “the loss of Aretha Franklin is a blow for everybody who loves real music.”

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Lily Allen performing at day 2 of Way Out West Festival 2018 held at Slottsskogen in Sweden. Headliners at the event included Arctic Monkeys, Patti Smith, Iggy Pop and St. Vincent - Gothenburg, Sweden - Friday 10th August 2018

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The 2018 Mercury Prize Nominees Are Revealed


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Arctic Monkeys have become the joint second most-nominated artist in the history of The Mercury Prize, with their sixth studio album Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino landing them their fourth nod as the 2018 shortlist was announced this morning.

Revealed on BBC Radio 6’s mid-morning show on Thursday (July 26th), Arctic Monkeys join PJ Harvey with four career nominations, both behind Radiohead’s five. The Sheffield-based group won in 2006 for their debut Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not, while Harvey is the only artist to have ever won the Mercury Prize twice (in 2001 and 2011).

They are joined on the 2018 shortlist by a couple of other second-time nominees. Everything Everything received a nod for their fourth record A Fever Dream, as did Wolf Alice for a second consecutive time with sophomore album Visions of a Life. Florence and the Machine’s fourth record High As Hope was also nominated, giving lead singer Florence Welch the third nomination of her career.

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Lily Allen Has Recommended Divorce After Her Split


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Singer Lily Allen recently became officially divorced and the superstar hitmaker has revealed she can really recommend it. The 33-year-old separated from painter and decorator Sam Cooper after the pair got married in 2011.

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Lily shares two young daughters with Sam - who she met in 2009 - Ethel, six and Marnie, three, but has also admitted the custody agreement the pair has reached helps her juggle work and motherhood.

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Lily Allen Provokes Backlash After Suggesting Football Should Be Banned


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Lily Allen has triggered yet another Twitter storm, this time by taking to the social media platform to call for the sport of football to be banned for British children.

The frequently outspoken singer, 32, made the remark as part of a larger discussion around ways to prevent children from being sexually abused. She shared a link to a report regarding Operation Hydrant, a police probe into child sex abuse in sport, and suggested that it was “time we talked about banning sports in this country”.

Lily, a mother of two young daughters, made the comment in reply to a different poster who had written: “I’m quite tired of people who think rape or sexual assault is just this special evil problem that only Muslim blokes do to us poor Westerners, when it’s a problem in pretty much every society thanks to toxic masculinity.”

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Removal Vans Spotted Outside Lily Allen's Home In Wake Of 'Squatting' Dispute


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The day after a significant social media backlash when she complained that she and her family might be “homeless at Christmas”, Lily Allen looks like she might be getting her home back after all, after removal vans were spotted outside her London property.

The 32 year old also altered her security settings on Twitter, the day after she used the platform to complain that tenants who were renting her property had refused to leave, after she and her two daughters had left their house in the Cotswolds to return to London.

However, it seems that the tenants are now on their way, with removal vans being pictured outside the £1.5 million property in Notting Hill on Wednesday (December 6th), so it seems as if Lily will get her way.

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Lily Allen Mercilessly Attacked For 'Homeless' Joke


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Lily Allen has the nation divided after a posting social media message claiming that she could be homeless this Christmas due to her rich tenants refusing to leave her flat. While plenty of people saw the tongue-in-cheek aspect of the post, many were outraged by her suggestion of poverty.

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Apparently, there are people who believe that since Lily Allen is a celebrity, she doesn't have the same rights as anyone else. She complained about a family of foreign diplomats who preached 'diplomatic immunity' when their tenancy on her flat ended, which means that she was unable to move into her own property.

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Lily Allen Accuses James Corden Of Coming On To Her On Live TV


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Lily Allen has said James Corden ‘came on’ to her during a live TV interview in 2008.

The ‘Late Late Show’ host had been a guest of the singer on her short-lived BBC Three chat show 'Lily Allen and Friends' back in 2008.

And on Twitter, Thursday, a clip of the interview resurfaced, causing Lily to claim she wasn’t receptive to James’s flirting but instead she’d gone along with the banter so she wouldn’t be branded 'cold' or ‘snobbish’.

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'Respect Women': Lily Allen Attacks Chris Eubank Jr.'s Ring Girl Comments


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Lily Allen isn't new to an internet feud, but her latest one is one of her most unlikely yet. She slammed boxer Chris Eubank Jr for making what she believes were sexist comments about the ring girls in a social media post featuring a post-match interview.

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It started with Chris Eubank Jr posting a video from 'The World Boxing Super Series Live' with a caption playing on Liam Neeson's famous monologue from 'Taken'. The video showed his famous father shooing away some ring girls who had appeared in the shot, and blocking the camera's view of them.

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Lily Allen Confirms She Was Dropped From 'Newsnight' Following Channel 4 Interview On Grenfell Tower Fire


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Outspoken pop star Lily Allen has said that her scheduled appearance on ‘Newsnight’ following the Grenfell Tower fire disaster was “cancelled” with just hours to go.

The 32 year old singer had been due to appear on BBC Two’s politics show on Thursday night (June 15th) to discuss the fall-out of the Grenfell Tower blaze this week, which has claimed the lives of at least 17 people and likely dozens more.

Just a few hours before, she had appeared on Channel 4 News in a controversial interview with Jon Snow, saying the government was trying to “micromanage” people’s grief as well as suggesting that the true number of fatalities had been “downplayed”.

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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 - 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

Date of birth

2nd October, 1985

Occupation

Musician

Sex

Female

Height

1.58




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