Lily Allen Bio
One of the first artists to harness the power of social media, Lily Allen built up a large following on MySpace before crossing over to the mainstream with her witty confessional lyrics, playful pop sound and outspoken attitude. Born in West London in 1985 to comedian father Keith Allen and film producer mother Alison Owen, Lily was a troublesome child who found herself expelled from several of the 13 schools she attended. After dropping out of education aged 15, she decided to channel all her energy into music, and first released Lily Allen tickets when she signed to Regal Recordings in 2005. Initially neglected by the label, she began to build up the demand for Lily Allen tickets herself by posting various demos on MySpace, which subsequently attracted attention from the national music press. Arriving in 2006, her first single, “Smile,” shot straight to the top of the UK charts and was followed by the release of her debut album, Alright, Still, and Lily Allen tickets for its accompanying tour. In 2007, she landed her own BBC chart show, Lily Allen & Friends, performed at Glastonbury for the first time, and appeared in front of thousands of fans with Lily Allen tickets at a War Child benefit concert. In 2009, she scored her second UK chart-topper with “The Fear,” and also reached No.5 on the Billboard 200 with parent album, It’s Not Me, It’s You, enabling her to release Lily Allen tickets for a 103-date world tour. After supporting Muse at Wembley Stadium in 2010, Allen announced she was taking a break from her music career. But although Lily Allen tickets wouldn’t go on sale for another four years, she still remained busy, opening up her own fashion store, Lucy In Disguise, with sister Sarah, founding her own In The Name Of record label and writing songs for a Bridget Jones’ Diary musical intended to hit the West End. T-Pain’s sample of “Who’d Have Known” on “5 O’Clock” also gave her a first US Top 10 hit and increased the demand for her return and Lily Allen tickets, as did her guest appearance on Pink’s “True Love.” In 2013, she returned with the feminist anthem “Hard Out Here” and a cover of Keane’s “Somewhere Only We Know,” while a year later she released third album, Sheezus, and Lily Allen tickets for a tour of the same name.