Come hear my thots and ask me questions at the @BBC Maida Vale Studios next week https://t.co/8ZyafjDa75
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.
Continue reading: Lily Allen Releases Song About Donald Trump
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.
The singer took to twitter to set the record straight after it was claimed she’d been forced to sell her Cotswolds home to pay a large tax bill.
Singer Lily Allen has denied tabloid claims that she’s been forced to sell her £4.2million Cotswolds mansion after being hit by a huge tax bill. Taking to Twitter, Allen said that she was actually selling the mansion because she was moving to London full time, rather than for financial reasons.
Lily Allen says the sale of her mansion is because she’s moving to London.
When a user on twitter asked why she was selling the mansion Allen replied, “because I'm moving to London full time.” She then told another user it was for sale, “because I don't live there anymore.’
Continue reading: Lily Allen Denies She's Being Forced To Sell Mansion To Pay Tax Bill
The singer shared videos of Farage, Murdoch and Conservative MP Liam Fox all sitting together at the party.
Singer Lily Allen was a guest at a garden party on Sunday afternoon (July 3) which featured an interesting collection of names from UK politics. Media mogul Rupert Murdoch, UKIP’s Nigel Farage (who stepped down as party leader this morning) and Conservative MP Liam Fox were all pictured by Allen mingling together, as she live tweeted pics and videos from the party.
Lily Allen attended the same party as Rupert Murdoch and Nigel Farage on Sunday.
Allen first tweeted a picture showing Murdoch and Farage talking, with the caption: “I'm at a garden party. Hope I'm not sitting next to Voldemort or Fromage. I might be sick.” She then shared a video of Murdoch, Farage and Fox all sitting eating together.
Allen supported the Remain campaign but has hit out at Cameron for stepping down after the referendum result and not invoking Article 50.
Singer Lily Allen has hit out at David Cameron on Twitter for stepping down as Prime Minister after the EU referendum result. Allen, who previously voiced her support for the Remain campaign, has said that following Thursday’s vote she is now ‘Brexit’, as that’s what the majority voted for.
Lily Allen has been voicing her views on Brexit and David Cameron.
On Saturday the singer tweeted: “I can't actually see any individual being brave enough to trigger article 50. It's career suicide.” Allen then explained she now supported Brexit because it’s what democracy had voted for and not because she’d done a political ‘u-turn’, as some accused her of.
Continue reading: Lily Allen Brands David Cameron "Reckless" For Resigning After Brexit
Alex Gray stalked the singer for years, even breaking into her home.
A 31-year-old man who stalked singer Lily Allen for years has been sectioned by a judge under the Mental Health Act. Alex Gray, from Perth in Tayside, had been convicted of burglary and harassment in April at Harrow Crown Court and was sentenced today (June 10).
Lily Allen’s stalker has been sectioned.
Gray began pursuing Allen in 2008 and the singer was first made aware of him in 2009 when he set up a twitter account with the handle @lilyallenRIP and then claimed he had written her hit 'The Fear'.
Continue reading: Lily Allen's Stalker Sectioned By Judge
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.
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
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
Allen's Instagram account is now private, and fans who want to follow her antics must be approved by her.
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.
Lily Allen pictured in London in December 2015
Continue reading: Lily Allen Deletes All Her Instagram Pics, As Divorce Rumours Continue
Lily Allen - Also in attendance was television personality Laura Whitmore, who posed with Marty & Doc lookalikes Matthew Bell and Eric Sellin in the replica Cafe '80s. Whitmore said of the event "I'm a massive fan of the film, and was in fact born the year this film came out. It was great to have the opportunity to see it on the big screen and relive the Cafe '80s in real life!" - London, United Kingdom - Wednesday 21st October 2015
Lily Allen - LOVE Magazine London Fashion Week party held at Lulu's attracted many top models last night who partied into the early hours . at 5 Hertford Street, London Fashion Week - London, United Kingdom - Tuesday 22nd September 2015
The 29 year-old singer gave birth to a stillborn, 6 month-old son in 2010.
It isn't often fans get to see a venerable side to the usually confident Lily Allen, but when the British pop star recently recalled one of the saddest times in her life, when she gave birth to a stillborn, 6 month-old son in 2010, she became very emotional.
Allen became very emotional whilst recalling her stillbirth son in 2010
During a very candid interview on The Jonathan Ross Show, which aired on Saturday, Nov. 8, Allen remembered losing her first child and said, "I think it's difficult for anybody regardless of what world they live in...it was the most unfortunate thing that can ever happen to a person."
Allen's Instagram prank backfired rather spectacularly.
Lily Allen’s Instagram prank with the help of an Australian police officer could land her and her co-conspirator in some trouble. Let’s rewind a bit. On Sunday, Allen was leaving Sydney, being escorted by officers through Gold Coast Airport, which was apparently just for her safety. According to TMZ, the Sheezus singer jokingly asked one of the officers to handcuff her and then posed on her knees for an Instagram picture. Allen will be joining the Bangerz tour for a handful of dates in the US this August, so maybe she was just channeling her inner Miley Cyrus?
Hope the photo op was worth it.
Apparently that doesn’t fly with the Australian Federal Police. The law enforcement body has now launched an investigation into the incident, claiming that protocols were breached. Since then, the AFP has been sending some mixed signals about the whole thing, more or less excusing the officers by saying they were “caught up in the moment.”
Continue reading: Lily Allen's Instagram Prank Might Get Aussie Policeman In Trouble
Whether you were at Glastonbury, the BET Awards, the Monty Python reunion, or whether you were listening to Ed Sheeran's new album on the way to the cinema to see 'Transformers,' there was plenty to talk about this week.
Glastooo!: You'd have had to have been living under 17 rocks on the other side of the world to avoid the constant Glastonbury Festival coverage. As well as hundreds of thousands of punters, Somerset's Worthy Farm played host to one of the strongest line-ups seen in recent years, including Metallica, Arcade Fire, Kasabian, Jack White and Elbow.
Pop star Lily Allen raised a few eyebrows but more cheers with her foul-mouthed rant, whilst country rock superstar Dolly Parton was the biggest crowd draw ever seen and Rudimental were reduced to tears when their set was cut short due to the stormy weather.
Have a listen below
England don’t have an official World Cup song yet, but Lily Allen has attempted to remedy that with her take on the niche bubble of pop usually reserved for aging actors/rockers prancing around in budget productions.
Lily Allen has offered up a world cup song for England
Allen’s effort differs from those rather depressing efforts, but is equally disheartening due its reliance on the ancient relic of patriotism in the absence of any real musical qualities. It’s all garage poppy.
Continue reading: Lily Allen's Garage Pop England World Cup Song. It's Terrible. [Listen]
Yes, according to her brother Alfie...
Alfie Allen has all but denied that his sister Lily Allen was offered a role in Game of Thrones, but that she turned it down because of some incestuous material written into the plot. The offending scene occurred back in season 2 of the HBO drama.
Was Lily Allen's Game of Thrones story just that, a story?
Allen claimed that she was “asked to do a Game of Thrones cameo” on a Reddit AMA. “They asked me if I'd be interested in playing Theon's sister [Yara], and I felt uncomfortable because I would have had to go on a horse and he would have touched me up and s---. Once they told me what was entailed, I said no thanks. I would be open to doing a musical cameo like Sigur Ros, though,” she said.
Continue reading: Did Lily Allen Lie About Being Offered A Role In 'Game Of Thrones'?
Come with us on a tour of the weird and wonderful world of Lily Allen's Instagram.
Aren’t celebrity instagram profiles the best thing? They’ve provided us with intimate insights, hilarious moments, the occasional bit of controversy and, in Lily Allen’s case, boob muffs (those are ear muffs, shaped like breasts, btw). It’s tough to pick favorites, but Sheezus’ profile is probably close to the best when it comes to hilarity. Here are our top picks from Allen’s camera roll.
5. The aforementioned boob muffs picture. We’re glad instagram didn’t censor this one, because the world needed to see these.
Continue reading: Why Lily Allen's Instagram Profile Is THE BEST
Starring in Game of Thrones sounds cool, but not when you have to act out an incest story... with your brother
Many were baffled when it turned out Lily Allen didn’t want to act in Game of Thrones. Everybody wants to act in Game of Thrones, it’s Game of Thrones, people probably said. But when you listen to Allen’s reasoning behind turning down the role, you’ll probably develop some sympathy for the decision.
Lily Allen didn't fancy what HBO had in mind
“I’ve been asked to do a Game of Thrones cameo, they asked me if I’d be interested in playing Theon’s sister, and I felt uncomfortable because I would have had to go on a horse and he would have touched me up and s***,” Allen wrote in response to a question on a Reddit AMA. “Once they told me what was entailed, I said no thanks. I would be open to doing a musical cameo like Sigur Ros, though.”
The 29 year-old singer hate shearing her own songs in clubs and bars: "I find the nearest table and hide underneath it."
Lily Allen does not like hearing her own music in public.
The 29 year-old songstress recently revealed she finds listening to her songs "weird," even though her return to the music industry has been hugely successful.
Allen is currently celebrating her comeback album 'Sheezus' earning the top spot on the UK's Official Albums Chart, but this doesn't mean she had to be a fan.
The 29 year-old singer's decision to return to the music scene was the right choice as her latest studio album reaches the top spot on the UK album charts.
Lily Allen's return to the music scene has proved to be a very successful one.
The 29 year-old singer reached to No.1 spot on the UK Official Albums Chart with her comeback album 'Sheezus.'
This is Allen's 2nd studio set to reach the top spot, with the first being 2009's 'It's Not Me, It's You.'
Continue reading: Lily Allen's Comeback Album 'Sheezus' Reaches No.1 On UK Albums Chart
Lily Allen is back on stage, but how did the Sheezus songstress do on her live return?
We’ve known for a while now that Lily Allen is back on the music scene, but on Sunday she returned to the stage with a gig at London’s Shepherds Bush Empire to launch her Sheezus album.
Lily Allen on stage at London's Shepherd's Bush Empire
Dressed in a chiffon pink ruffled crop top by Ashish along with some very glittery jogging bottoms. The ‘Hard Out Here’ singer wore her hair in a high ponytail as she took to the London stage. Tube strikes weren’t enough to keep Lily’s fans or famous friends away from her live comeback and father Keith Allen and husband Sam Cooper were both on hand to lend their support to the Sheezus star.
Continue reading: Lily Allen Makes Live Return At Shepherd's Bush Gig [Pictures]
Is Sheezus an homage or a diss to the first ladies of pop music?
Lily Allen really wants you to know she’s over pop culture – or some parts of it anyway. In her new single and video, Sheezus, she name checks everyone from Lorde to Beyonce and even seems to be referencing Kanye West. Allen’s digs at her fellow pop stars are harmless enough – “RiRi isn’t scared of Katy Perry’s roaring, Queen B’s gone back to the drawing/ Lorde smells blood, yeah, she’s about to slay you...” and it goes on along those lines for a couple of choruses. The theme seems to be “battle of the divas”, where Allen declares “Second best will never cut it for the divas/Give me the crown, b****, I wanna be Sheezus” like some technicolor female version of Kendrick Lamar.
Like so many before her, Lily Allen is "coming for the throne."
The song has a heavier bass line than we’re used to hearing from the typically poppy Allen, but the lyrics are pretty catchy. Thankfully it’s lighter on the AutoTune than her last few singles.
The 28 year-old singer nearly died due to blood poisoning, after suffering from her second miscarriage in 2010.
Lilly Allen has kept relatively quiet about a personal tragedy that occurred in November 2010.
The 28 year-old pop star suffered a miscarriage during her pregnancy with husband Sam Cooper.
Only days after losing her unborn baby, Allen was rushed to hospital and came close to death due to septicaemia – poisoning of the blood.
How much does Lily Allen earn? Loads. But also nothing.
Lily Allen sure does have a strange concept of money. When asked how much she earned from the John Lewis Christmas ad, which saw the singer reach number 1 with her cover of Keane’s ‘Somewhere Only We Know’, Allen responded with “nothing,” before explaining that she “probably made £8k”.
Lily Allen: earning nothing
“Everyone assumes I made millions from the John Lewis ad,” Allen said when talking to BEAT. "Now I'm not earning much from the music I won't do as much promo for the record company. It's changed in that sense. I have to look at other ways,” she continued.
Continue reading: Lily Allen Earned "Nothing" From John Lewis Ad. Well, £8k
Lily Allen has agreed that her new music is 'rubbish', so can we agree as well?
We’ve always known that singer Lily Allen was never afraid of saying what was on her mind, but her latest outburst, in response to a Twitter fan calling her music ‘rubbish’ might be her most shocking yet. Shocking because, well the singer agreed. When a fan took to the micro blogging site to call her latest musical offerings ‘docile pop rubbish’, Lily responded with ‘what you’ve heard so far yes. All I can do is do my best, the labels and the radio stations won’t play the better stuff.’ So is Lily and her disappointed fan right, are her new singles just ‘rubbish’?
Lily Allen is back, but for better or worse?
Lily Allen decided to take a break from the music industry back in 2009, by that stage she’d released two albums, 2006’s multi platinum ‘Alright Still’ and 2009’s ‘Its' Not Me, It's You’, so her musical hiatus came as a bit of a shock to fans. During her down time Lily became a mother to two children and married husband Sam Cooper in 2011. She also used her time off from music to open a clothing store with her sister and launch her own record label. Then in 2012 Lily found herself back in the studio, recording what was to become her first album in five years, the soon to be released ‘Sheezus’.
Continue reading: Lily Allen Claims New Music Is "Rubbish" - But Is It Really?
Michael McIntyre didn't convince all the critics, but there's hope for his new late night chat show.
Michael McIntyre's talk show launched on Monday evening (March 10, 2014), with guests Alan Sugar, Terry Wogan and Lily Allen. Though it suffered an underwhelming response from critics, the comedian's show actually performed pretty well and pulled in 2.4 million (21.9%) for the 10.35pm-11.20pm timeslot.
Terry Wogan [L], Lily Allen, Michael McIntyre and Lord Alan Sugar [R]
The figures tied McIntyre with Graham Norton's Monday night chat show The Bigger Picture, which aired in August 2005 and also pulled in 2.4 million, according to Broadcast Now. Norton's Friday night chat show is one of the most popular shows on British television and the Irish broadcaster regularly welcomes a line-up of A-list guests.
Continue reading: Michael McIntyre's Chat Show Ties With Graham Norton (In A Way, Sort Of)
The outspoken singer spared no expletive when defending her stance
Having stated that feminism "shouldn't even be a thing any more," Lily Allen responded to her critics by telling them to “f**k off”. The comments were made in in Shortlist, where she stated that "everyone is equal" and asked why there is no "man version of feminism".
Can you tell that Lily Allen doesn't care what you think?
In a message posted on Twitter, Allen offered up two demographics that are allowed to take issue with her ideals: "Unless you're standing outside Downing Street with one of those Australian bush hats in place of corks shouting 'equal rights for men and women', you've got no place telling me what kind of feminist I am or am not,” she said, adding: “F**k off."
Continue reading: Lily Allen's Ideas On Feminism And How To Be A Man
Festival season is shaping up
The UK’s festival season is slowly clicking into gear as Hollywood’s award season recovers from a stinking hangover. On the weekend of August 16-17 in Hylands Park, Chelmsford and Weston Park, Staffordshire, The Killers will preside the headline slot alongside Justin Timberlake.
"We're very excited to announce the V Festival line-up, and proud to bring headliners Justin Timberlake and The Killers, following on from their sold out Wembley Stadium show in 2013, with both headliners summer festival exclusives,” V Festival Directors Bob Angus, Simon Moran and Dennis Desmond said in a statement.
Continue reading: It's Indie Rock & Roll For V Festival: The Killers Headline Huge Bill
Allen's cheeky nod is to her album name, not Fearne Cotton, it would seem...
Lilly Allen has confirmed, while talking to Graham Norton on his late night talk show, that her new album will be called Sheezus. She also admitted the title is a slight not to Kanye West’s Yeezus, calling it a “confident” choice.
Lily Allen at The Baftas
"It's a confident title choice - and a little nod to Kanye West," explained Allen while appearing on the Graham Norton Show. ‘It's Not Me, It's You’ and ‘Alright, Still’ became certified triple-platinum albums in the UK when they sold over 900k copies, so Allen will he hoping her confident choice translates into a matching performance.
Continue reading: Lily Allen Confirms Kanye West Riff In Album Title: Sheezus
Allen v Hopkins. But who won?
Katie Hopkins has garnered a reputation for canvasing some very unpopular opinions. Of course, her and her employers know what they’re doing, and getting attention is the name of the game.
Lily Allen gave Hopkins a slice of her angry pie
Lily Allen took he bait, though (we can't really blame her) and gave Hopkins a piece of her mind after a frankly nasty rant in Heat magazine from the former Apprentice hopeful (that means loser).
Continue reading: Lily Allen Gives Katie Hopkins A Grilling After Heat Blast
Lily Allen to release 'Air Balloon'; single two from her upcoming 2014 album.
Lily Allen will unveil a brand new single entitled 'Air Balloon' as she gears up for what looks to be a very busy year for the star.
Lily unveils 'Air Balloon'
The 'Not Fair' hitmaker took a hiatus from the music industry in 2009, but it's been far from a much-needed break. She has had a few highs having married builder Sam Cooper and given birth to two daughters, and a few downs having had her second miscarriage, but she seems truly ready to return with a bang in 2014. We had a few teasers towards the end of 2013 with her John Lewis Christmas single 'Somewhere Only We Know' (a Keane cover) and the release of her upcoming third album's first single 'Hard Out Here', but the exceptionally catchy and stupidly cheerful 'Air Balloon' is marking the New Year.
Lily Allen is full of regrets after turning down a private gig in 2009 for which she would have received "hundreds of thousands Bitcoins", which are worth £610 each today.
Lily Allen recently reflected on one of the most regrettable decisions of her life.
The British singer was approached to perform private gig for a whopping £61 million.
Allen revealed on her twitter account that she turned down to play live stream a concert to the virtual world 'Second Life' "about five years" ago.
Continue reading: Lily Allen Regrets Turning Down Bitcoin Fortune In 2009
We take a look at what 2014 has in store for cinemas, consoles, iPods and TVs
2013 saw Iron Man 3 break the $1 billion club, Grand Theft Auto V smash sales records, Daft Punk permeate everyone’s summer playlists and Netflix redefine the term ‘binge watching’, not to mention a certain Walter White… It was a pretty startling year, and even though Breaking Bad had to say goodbye, there’s plenty to look forward to in 2014 for lovers of film, games, music and TV, and here are the highlights.
Breaking Bad defined a binge-ready, streaming-happy 2013, so what does 2014 hold?
Continue reading: Films, Games, TV And Music: What Does 2014 Have In Store?
Dolly Parton could be bringing her country tunes to Glastonbury.
As we speculated back in October, Dolly Parton is to be confirmed to perform at Glastonbury 2014. The "9 to 5" singer is likely to appear in the Sunday Legends slot on the Pyramid Stage, previously filled by Tom Jones, Shirley Bassey and Ray Davies.
Dolly Parton Is Likely To Play Glastonbury
It would mark the 67-year-old's debut appearance at the legendary festival at Worthy Farm in Pilton, Somerset.
Continue reading: Dolly Parton To Be Announced For Glastonbury 2014
Lily Allen's cover of Keane's 'Somewhere Only We Know' could be heading to be the Christmas No.1 as it reigns the UK singles charts for a third week.
Lily Allen outlasts strong pushes from Avicii and Leona Lewis to score her third week at No.1 with Keane's cover 'Somewhere Only We Know'.
The track, which is gained popularity after featuring on the John Lewis Christmas advert, regained the No.1 spot last week and hasn't moved since, The Official Charts Company reports.
However, this week was a close competition as Avicii's 'Hey Brother' came in 2nd place just 5,700 copies behind Allen.
Lily Allen's cover of Keane's 'Somewhere Only We Know' returns to take the No.1 spot on the Official UK Singles Chart by holding off tough competition from One Direction's 'Story Of My Life'.
After reaching the charts two weeks ago, the 27 year-old was knocked off the top spot last Sunday by Calvin Harris Alesso and Hurts' 'Under Control', but reclaims the top spot this week, reports the Official Charts Company.
The track, which is tipped to be this year's Christmas No.1, features in department store John Lewis' 'Bear And Hare' festive TV commercial.
The Dutch DJ scored his first No. 1 at the first time of asking
Lily Allen couldn't secure her place at the top of the UK Singles Chart this week, as her cover of Keane's 'Somewhere Only We Know' was pipped to the podium by a school kid from The Netherlands. Garrix managed to secure the top spot ahead of Allen with his dancefloor anthem 'Animals,' beating Allen's holiday number to the top of the chart.
Allen's cover, which serves as the soundtrack for the much-applauded John Lewis Christmas advert, was unable to earn the singer her first number one since returning to music a few weeks ago. Still, the success of the single and the advert have gone on to spark renewed interest in the Keane original, which has returned to the chart at No. 29.
Garrix could have had the honour of being the youngest artist to reach No. 1 this year were it not for the infectious 'Royals' by 16-year-old Lorde reaching the top spot three week ago. Regardless, reaching the No. 1 spot overseas must be a pretty extraordinary feeling, especially when you're just 17! Speaking to OfficialCharts.com, the Dutch wunderkind said, “I didn't expect this success at all! I made Animals as a club record and seeing it chart so high worldwide and especially a Number 1 in the UK was really beyond my expectations. I will definitely celebrate this with my parents, friends and at school!"
Continue reading: Lily Allen Pipped To The No. 1 Spot By Martin Garrix' Debut
Lily Allen's new music video was meant to poke fun at today's pop culture but it has been criticised for racist undertones.
Lily Allen has re-emerged on the music scene after a four year absence.
The return was announced with the release of her latest single 'Hard Out Here', on Tuesday (Nov 12th).
The video for the track, directed by Christopher Sweeney, attempts to mock certain artists and aspects of today's pop culture.
Continue reading: Lily Allen Defends New Video 'Hard Out Here' Against Racism Claims
Lily Allen's 'Hard Out Here' is direct response to the music industry's sexualization of young female acts.
Lily Allen marked her return following four years away from the music business on Tuesday (November 12, 2013) with a new song and video, Hard Out Here - a scathing parody of the modern pop video and the overly-sexualized requirements of female singing stars.
The 28-year-old's absence from the music industry came as acts like Rihanna, Lady Gaga, Robin Thicke and Miley Cyrus began thriving with highly sexualized videos and lyrics. Even the likes of Taylor Swift - previously considered a girl-next-door country pop singer - is now dancing around the stage in more provocative outfits.
In the new video, Allen is laid flat on an operating table as surgeons go to work. A suited male music executive asks how she possible managed to "get like this," with Lily replying, "Um...I had two babies." A sexually provocative video plays in the background.
Continue reading: Lily Allen Returns With Feminist Tour-de-Force 'Hard Out Here' [Video]
Lily's Keane cover may make the bear and the hare run away. It's not that bad is it?
Lily Allen has always been more renowned for her lyrical genius that her singing abilities but her voice was truly put to the test when she was selected to sing the soundtrack to department store John Lewis' Christmas advert.
Lily Allen Was Picked This Year To Sing The John Lewis Xmas Ad Song.
In the past few years, John Lewis' ad - more a mini movie - has become a sure sign that Christmas is on its way and uses sweet, thought-provoking and emotive storylines to persuade viewers to go and buy as much as they can possibly stuff in their car. The accompanying song is routinely pushed up the UK charts once the ad begins to air.
Continue reading: Has Lily Allen Ruined The Adorable John Lewis Christmas Advert? [Video]
Professor Green and Millie Mackintosh enjoy their nuptials in a chic country ceremony.
A big congratulations to Professor Green and Millie Mackintosh who are finally married after two years of dating! The rapper and the 'Made In Chelsea' star tied the knot at the Babington House chapel in Somerset yesterday (September 10th 2013) where they were not only surrounded by beautiful countryside, but also many relatives and friends.
Millie was a stunning bride in her Alice Temperley gown
Millie looked especially elegant in a floaty gown with lace capped sleeves designed by Alice Temperley, a waist length veil and Christian Louboutin heels, while Professor Green (real name Stephen Manderson) maintained his usual suave appearance with a blue suit and tie.
There was heartening news as Lily Allen’s baby came into the world last night (January 8, 2013), to give the pop star her second child with husband Sam Cooper, following on from the arrival of her first child Ethel 14 months ago.
You might recall that around two years ago Allen was beset by tragedy after losing a baby son when six months pregnant. However, managing to beat the depression that came from that, she and Cooper married in the summer of 2011 before having Ethel at the end of that year. Now another girl, little Marnie, has followed. Talking to The Sun, a friend of the couple said “Marnie is a real cutie. Sam and Lily are ecstatic about adding another girl to the family. A little sister for Ethel is brilliant news to lift the January blues for the family.”
Following a break from music, Allen started working on her third solo album last year whilst pregnant with Marnie. In recent days she’d been making a concerted effort to go into labour; at one point she posted on Twitter that she’s started gorging on curry in order to get proceedings under way, writing “3rd curry this week... cosywomb”. It evidently did the trick, and 2013 looks to be shaping to be a great year for her and her family.
Lily Allen has declared she does not condone drug use, after being criticised for suggesting cocaine use can be acceptable for some people.
The Smile star had said in an interview with The Word magazine that friends who regularly take the Class A drug are able to lead a normal life.
But after attacks from MPs and anti-drug campaigners, her spokesperson has issued a statement clarifying the 24-year-old's comments.
"During an interview with The Word magazine, Lily Allen was asked about the lyrics of a song on her album called Everyone's At It," it reads.
"The song's subject matter concerns drug use At no point does she say that drugs are a good thing or that she condones drug use; in fact she says that 'I can spot the signs [of people on drugs] and it terrifies me'."
The track refers to both "legally prescribed drugs like anti-depressants" and illegal substances, the spokesperson said.
"Lily Allen would like to state unequivocally that she does not condone illegal drug use and has every sympathy with individuals and families whose lives have been blighted by drugs," the statement added.
However, Allen's comments have moved Carmen Collins - the mother of the late children's TV presenter Natasha Collins - to encourage the singer to consider the impact of her remarks about cocaine.
"It saddens me to think that young people who look up to Lily Allen will be influenced by her comments," Ms Collins told the Daily Mail newspaper.
Her daughter - the fiancee of the late Mark Speight - died last year after falling unconscious in the bath having taken cocaine. Mr Speight later took his own life.
"I'd like to show Lily Allen all the letters I've received, since Natasha and Mark died, from families who say they have lost loved ones or are powerless to release their children from the grip of drug addiction," Ms Collins added.
"Ultimately, I believe cocaine was responsible for both their deaths. I would just like Lily Allen to stop for a second and think about what she's saying and change it."
She continued: "She is a role model for so many young people and we are talking about the future of a whole generation here."
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Lily Allen Wednesday 11th July 2007 'Make Space Youth Review' photocall at Parliament Square. Lily Allen joins former MP Oona King to launch review looking at the provision of and demand for services for young people. London, England
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