Lily Allen

Alternative rock, Celebrity

1985 –

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Who is Lily Allen?

Lily Rose Beatrice Cooper, known professionally as Lily Allen, is an English recording artist and actress. She is the daughter of Keith Allen and film producer Alison Owen. Allen abandoned school when she was 15 and concentrated on improving her performing and compositional skills. In 2005, she made some of her recordings public on Myspace and the publicity resulted in airplay on BBC Radio 1 and a contract with Regal Recordings.

Her first mainstream single, "Smile", reached the top position on the UK Singles Chart in July 2006. Her debut record, Alright, Still, was well received, selling over 2.6 million copies worldwide and brought Allen a nomination at the Grammy Awards, BRIT Awards and MTV Video Music Awards. She began hosting her own talk-show, Lily Allen and Friends, on BBC Three.

Her second studio album, It's Not Me, It's You, saw a genre shift, having more of an electropop feel, rather than the ska and reggae influences of the first one. The album debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart and the Australian ARIA Charts and was well received by critics, noting the singer's musical evolution and maturity. It spawned the hit singles "The Fear" and "F*ck You", popular mostly in Europe. Allen and Amy Winehouse have been credited with starting a process that led to the media-proclaimed "year of the women" in 2009 that has seen five female artists making music of "experimentalism and fearlessness" nominated for the Mercury Prize.

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Born
May 2, 1985
Hammersmith
Also known as
  • Lilly Allen
  • Lily Rose Beatrice Allen
  • Lily Rose Beatrice Cooper
  • Lily Rose Cooper
  • Lily Cooper
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Ethnicity
  • British people
Nationality
  • England
Profession
Education
  • Bedales School
Employment
  • Recording Artists, Regal Recordings
Lived in
  • Hammersmith
  • London

Submitted
on July 23, 2013

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