Lily Allen

Occupation: Singer

Nationality: British

Born: May 2, 1985 (30)

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.

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