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Lily Allen

Occupation: Singer

Nationality: British

Born: May 2, 1985 (28)

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.

Allen became very successful eventually 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. The first track from her third studio album, 'Hard Out Here', followed shortly afterwards.

The singer launches a humorous search engine to promote her new album. Lily Allen mocks Azealia, Katie Hopkins The singer says she admires the way the duo approach their career. Lily Allen: My new mantra is Ant and Dec The track is taken from the singer's third studio album of the same name. Lily Allen unveils new video - watch 'GUY' singer calls for all artists to support each other rather than cause rifts. Lady Gaga replies to Lily Allen praise A Made in Chelsea star has an unfortunate glue accident, Simon Pegg hates faceswaps in our Twitter roundup. Who's this being photobombed by a Dalek? Singer says Sam Cooper didn't think her performances were "good for the kids". Allen: 'Husband told me to tone down act' The star was rushed to hospital with septicemia after losing her baby in 2010. Allen "nearly died" after miscarriage The singer says Twitter spat with Azealia Banks helped her find her "voice". Lily Allen: 'Banks feud helped my writing' 'Hard Out Here' singer bemoans lack of control artists are given by labels. Lily Allen wants to give away new album Singer says putting art before commercial success is "a f**king great thing". Lily Allen: Gaga chose art over sales These stars should take on Simon Cowell and his buzzer. 13 celebrities with awesome party tricks The singer performs four tracks in support of her new album Sheezus. Lily Allen plays acoustic Spotify gig Find out who will play the Worthy Farm event this year. Glastonbury 2014 lineup announced The singer shares two images of a stream on the side of the road. Lily Allen urinates in public? - pictures TOWIE star describes the Labour leader as his "bezzie" as he attends reception. See Joey Essex's selfie with Ed Miliband The actor will play a DJ set at Worthy Farm this summer. Idris Elba confirms Glastonbury 2014 set Singer steals the show at the Royal Albert Hall with daring outfit. Lily Allen turns heads at London show The Shepherd's Bush Empire concert will be her first headline show in four years. Lily Allen announces one-off London show Celebrate Mothering Sunday with these proud mums and their famous offspring. A-list stars and their proud mums The singer will perform at Worthy Farm on June 28. Lana Del Rey confirmed for Glastonbury The music event reveals which artists will play which day. V Festival 2014: Who will play each day? The singer's debut album was originally due to be released in September 2012. Azealia Banks promises to leak album The star will play headline shows on the Balearic Islands this summer. Lily Allen, Madness for Ibiza Rocks gigs 'Air Balloon' singer also poses with Tyrion Lannister actor Peter Dinklage. Lily Allen on throne at GoT premiere Singer claims that she didn't earn much from her number one Keane cover. Lily Allen made £8k from John Lewis song We take a look at the latest music videos to premiere over the past week. Music video round-up: J Lo, Paolo, Lily The singers land in the Top 10 with their respective releases. Kylie, Enrique scale Irish singles chart The singer will cover for usual host Dermot O'Leary this Saturday (March 15). Lily Allen to host BBC Radio 2 show The network reportedly wants a clean edit of the clip for day time broadcast. Lily Allen music video 'banned by MTV' Singer also hits out at "drunk shaming" against women after a night out. Lily Allen: 'Of course I'm a feminist' The singer admitted to losing her £200,000 wedding gown in a recent interview. Lily Allen finds lost £200k wedding dress The singer blames her label and radio for not releasing her "better stuff". Lily Allen says her new music is "rubbish" Including Lily Allen, Joel Compass, Jennifer Lopez and more. Playlist: 10 tracks you need to hear The star also reveals the release date of her new album Sheezus. Lily Allen fights herself in new video Jess Glynne-assisted track 'My Love' knocks Pharrell Williams from number one. Route 94 wins first UK No.1 single Comedian will interview Lily Allen, Alan Sugar and Terry Wogan in first episode. See images from Michael McIntyre Show We look at Friday's midweek singles and album charts. Who will top the charts on Sunday? Singer on backlash to her feminism comments: 'Internet, you really can be a C**T sometimes.' Lily Allen: 'F**k off feminism critics' Meanwhile, Lily Allen lands in the Top 10 with her new single 'Air Balloon'. Pharrell returns to Irish No.1 with Happy Singer says that making "good music" is more important than a provocative image. Ellie Goulding on not being a 'skank'