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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.
Allen made the comments as part of a debate on Twitter about child sex abuse in wider British sport.
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.”
Continue reading: Lily Allen Provokes Backlash After Suggesting Football Should Be Banned
Allen had taken to Twitter to argue that the family renting the London property from her were refusing to leave.
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.
She can't move back into her flat, and some people are unsympathetic about the situation.
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.
Lily Allen at the Diversity in Media Awards
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.
Continue reading: Lily Allen Mercilessly Attacked For 'Homeless' Joke
The singer was recalling a 2008 interview were the pair shared some very suggestive banter.
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’.
Continue reading: Lily Allen Accuses James Corden Of Coming On To Her On Live TV
She said his attitude towards the boxing mascots was 'misogyny'.
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.
Lily Allen at the Diversity in Media Awards
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.
Allen was told she was being replaced on 'Newsnight' just after giving a controversial interview on Channel 4 News where she accused the government of "micromanaging" the fall-out of the blaze.
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”.
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
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
The pop star burned part of the flag after she spotted it walking round the Glastonbury camp site.
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”.
Continue reading: Owner Of Anti-Kanye Glastonbury Flag Responds To Lily Allen
The singer had a lucky escape after an explosion in her caravan at a Glastonbury campsite.
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 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.
Continue reading: Lily Allen Feels 'Grateful To Be Alive' After Caravan Gas Explosion
Date of birth
2nd October, 1985
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