Lily Allen

Lily Allen

Pop Female Vocalists British Britpop Singer-songwriter
Lily Rose Beatrice Cooper (born 2 May 1985 in Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom), better known by her maiden name of Lily Allen, is an English recording artist, talk show host, and actress. Cooper used her maiden name professionally until 2012, when she switched to using her married name, Lily Rose Cooper. Allen is the daughter of comedian, actor and musician Keith Allen and film producer Alison Owen. In her teenage years, her musical tastes evolved from glam rock to alternative. She ran away from home to attend the Glastonbury Festival at the age of fourteen. More Info »

Top Albums

  • It's Not Me, It's You
    It's Not Me, It's You
  • Alright, Still
    Alright, Still
  • Alright, Still (Deluxe)
    Alright, Still (Deluxe)
  • It's Not Me, It's You (Special Edition)
    It's Not Me, It's You (Special Edition)
  • Smile
    Smile
  • Alright, Still (Standart Edition)
    Alright, Still (Standart Edition)
  • The Fear
    The Fear
  • 5 O'clock in the Morning (Who'd Have Known) Remix
    5 O'clock in the Morning (Who'd Have Known) Remix
  • Not Fair
    Not Fair
  • Fuck You
    Fuck You
  • Alfie
    Alfie
  • LDN
    LDN
  • Littlest Things
    Littlest Things
  • 22
    22
  • Fuck You Remix EP
    Fuck You Remix EP
  • Who'd Have Known
    Who'd Have Known
  • The Fear (StoneBridge Radio Edit)
    The Fear (StoneBridge Radio Edit)
  • The Fear (The People vs Lily Allen) Remake
    The Fear (The People vs Lily Allen) Remake
  • The Fear (Dresden & Johnston Radio Edit)
    The Fear (Dresden & Johnston Radio Edit)
  • The Fear (Wideboys Prime Time Radio Edit)
    The Fear (Wideboys Prime Time Radio Edit)
  • Shame for You
    Shame for You
  • F*** You (New Clean Edit)
    F*** You (New Clean Edit)
  • Not Fair (Clean Radio Edit)
    Not Fair (Clean Radio Edit)
  • Smile (Acoustic Version)
    Smile (Acoustic Version)
  • Smile (Digital Soundboy Remix)
    Smile (Digital Soundboy Remix)
  • 22 - Single
    22 - Single
  • LDN (2 tracks)
    LDN (2 tracks)
  • Smile Version Revisted (Mark Ronson Remix)
    Smile Version Revisted (Mark Ronson Remix)
  • Smile (Radio Edit)
    Smile (Radio Edit)
  • Nan You're A Window Shopper
    Nan You're A Window Shopper
  • Shame for You / Alfie
    Shame for You / Alfie
  • LDN (3 tracks)
    LDN (3 tracks)
  • Knock 'Em Out
    Knock 'Em Out
  • Smile (3 track)
    Smile (3 track)
  • LDN (Wookie Remix)
    LDN (Wookie Remix)
  • Drivin' Me Wild
    Drivin' Me Wild
  • LDN (Silverlink's Future Mix)
    LDN (Silverlink's Future Mix)
  • LDN (Switch Remix)
    LDN (Switch Remix)

Lily Allen. Artist Bio

Lily Rose Beatrice Cooper (born 2 May 1985 in Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom), better known by her maiden name of Lily Allen, is an English recording artist, talk show host, and actress. Cooper used her maiden name professionally until 2012, when she switched to using her married name, Lily Rose Cooper.

Allen is the daughter of comedian, actor and musician Keith Allen and film producer Alison Owen. In her teenage years, her musical tastes evolved from glam rock to alternative. She ran away from home to attend the Glastonbury Festival at the age of fourteen. The late The Clash singer and guitarist Joe Strummer is also referred to as a godparent; while not literally true, Strummer was close to Allen. Allen has fond memories of the week and a half they would spend together at Glastonbury Festival as part of a regular collective centred on Strummer and her father. Strummer's musical past would not come into focus for Allen until after his death. A year later, Allen abandoned school and concentrated on improving her performing and compositional skills. Afterwards, she created several demo songs, and near the end of 2005, she created a profile on MySpace, where she made some of her recordings public.

A contract was signed with the label Regal Recordings, as the views on MySpace rose to tens of thousands. In 2006, she began to work on completing what would be her first studio album and its first mainstream single "Smile" reached the top position on the UK Singles Chart in July 2006.Her debut record, Alright, Still, was well received on the international market, selling over 2.6 million copies and brought Allen a nomination at the Grammy Awards, BRIT Awards and MTV Video Music Awards.

Her second major album release, It's Not Me, It's You, saw a genre shift for her, having more of an electropop feel, rather than the ska and reggae influences of the first one. The album debuted at #1 on the UK Albums Chart and the Australian ARIA Charts and was appreciated by the critics, noting the singer's musical evolution and maturity. It spawned the hit singles "The Fear" and "Fuck 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" long nominated for the Mercury Prize. In September 2009, Allen stated that she sees no way that she could ever make a profit making new records. She said that she has no plans to make another album and she is not renewing her record contract.Though she has noted that she plans to continue writing songs,and may release more music.

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