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Lily Allen

Occupation: Singer

Nationality: British

Born: May 2, 1985 (29)

Lily Allen, daughter of actor and musician Keith Allen, forged a career of her own after songs posted to her MySpace profile attracted tens of thousands of listeners, racking up four UK top ten singles and two triple platinum albums in the shape of 2006's Alright, Still and 2009's It's Not Me, It's You.

Allen has also secured several acting roles, fronted a chat show, and opened her own vintage clothing store. She announced a hiatus from music in 2010, making her comeback in 2013 with a cover of 'Somewhere Only We Know' by Keane for John Lewis's Christmas campaign. 'Hard Out Here', the first track from her chart-topping third studio album, Sheezus, followed shortly afterwards.

What other star in 2014 - after the criticism - would still be having this much fun? Lily Allen live at Brixton Academy review The singer emerged from a manger covered in straw for her headline London show. Lily Allen criticised for nativity scene Leona Lewis also features amongst most-played Christmas songs of the year. Lily Allen amongst most played Xmas songs See all the stars and what they wore to the glitzy annual ceremony. Who was a hit at the British Fashion Awards? The festival has secured someone they've "been trying to book for years". Latitude books 'extra special' headliner The singer says she prefers to be charitable by "donating actual money". Lily Allen on "smug" Band Aid Tom Odell had previously been the label's biggest signing. Lily Allen closes record label ITNO Singer speaks about her sad experience during an interview on The Jonathan Ross Show. Lily Allen opens up about stillbirth See all the spooky and weird costumes at Kate Hudson's Halloween party. See Katy Perry as a Halloween cheese puff Rumours circulate that Bob Geldof is organising a fourth Band Aid charity single. Who would sing in Band Aid 30? Lily Allen, Twin Atlantic and The Twilight Sad are also performing. Young Fathers for Edinburgh Hogmanay The BBC admits airing an expletive-filled Lily Allen set was a "mistake". Lily Allen swearing gets Radio 1 in trouble See a selection of celebrity slogan tees, including Rita Ora and Cara Delevingne. Jessie J wears wordy T-shirt - fun or terrible? James Argent reiterates that he is "safe". TOWIE's Arg sorry after missing fears Even in 2014, the music industry is nowhere near a level playing field. Why aren't there any women headliners? Stars post their photos from this weekend's V Festival. V Festival artists share their snaps The singer will play 8 dates in addition to Edinburgh's Hogmanay. Lily Allen confirms 2014 UK tour Tickets for this year's Concert in the Gardens go on sale on Friday, August 22. Lily Allen to headline Edinburgh's Hogmanay The singers will play intimate shows in the Carling tent at Chelmsford festival.
Katy B, Foxes for acoustic sets at V Festival The 'Hard Out Here' singer heaps praise on the 21-year-old. Lily Allen likens Miley Cyrus to Oasis The singer worked on music and lyrics for the proposed stage adaptation. Lily Allen exits Bridget Jones musical Singer posts a staged photo of herself in handcuffs while in Australia. Lily Allen fake arrest photo causes police row The singer married painter-decorator Sam Cooper in 2011. Lily Allen: 'I'm not worthy of husband' The festival adds another round of names to its extensive line-up. Who's been added to the V Festival bill? The singer celebrates her love of her husband and the festival in the clip. Watch Lily Allen's Glasto music video Singer also discusses sexism in the music industry and being friends with Miley Cyrus. Allen: 'Radio 1 doesn't know what it's doing' The festival continues to strengthen without compromising its ethos. Latitude Festival 2014 live review ★★★★★ The 'Hard Out Here' singer says her hormones may have clouded her judgement. Lily: 'Maybe new songs aren't good enough' The singer replaced Two Door Cinema Club at the last minute. Lily Allen wins over Latitude crowd Digital Spy brings you rolling highlights from this year's Latitude Festival. 21 of the best photos from Latitude 2014 The chart-topping act will perform on the Obelisk Stage tonight (July 18).
Rudimental confirmed as secret Latitude act We round up some of the artists we're excited about checking out this weekend. 6 acts you should definitely see at Latitude The singer-songwriter replaces Two Door Cinema Club in the Friday headline slot. Lily Allen responds to Latitude abuse Singer replaces headliners Two Door Cinema Club, who have pulled out due to illness, on Friday (July 18). Lily Allen to headline Latitude Festival The 29-year-old says she had it "easy" compared with other working mothers. Lily Allen has banned internet from house The '212' rapper celebrates on Twitter and promises fans "a fresh start". Azealia Banks released by record label We take a look at the latest music videos to premiere over the past week. Music video round-up: Lily Allen, Maroon 5 The 'Hard Out Here' star will play seven shows with Cyrus in August. Lily Allen to join Miley Cyrus US tour 'URL Badman' is the latest single to be released from Sheezus. Watch Lily Allen's dizzying new video Celebrities turn out in their finery for the annual Serpentine Gallery party. Who was a style success at the Serpentine?