Lily Allen

English singer, songwriter, author, and television presenter

Lily Rose Beatrice Allen-Cooper (born 2 May 1985) is an English singer, songwriter and actress. She is a daughter of actor and musician Keith Allen.[1]

Lily Allen
Lily Allen in 2014
Lily Allen in 2014
Background information
Birth nameLily Rose Beatrice Allen
Also known asLily Rose Cooper (married name)
Born (1985-05-02) 2 May 1985 (age 38)
Hammersmith, London, England
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • actress
  • presenter
Years active1998–present

Early lifeEdit

Allen was born in Hammersmith, West London to actor Keith Allen and film maker Alison Owen. She left school when she was fifteen.


She made her first album, called Alright, Still in 2006. It came out in the United States in early 2007. Four singles were released from the album. The first single, "Smile" was No.1 in the UK.[2] It was the eleventh best selling single of 2006 there.[3] The second single was "LDN".

In 2008 she presented a talk show called Lily Allen and Friends on BBC Three.

Her most recent album, It's Not Me, It's You was released in February 2009. It features two number one singles, "The Fear" and "Fuck You". Four other singles were released, "Not Fair", "22", "Who'd Have Known", and "Back to the Start".

"The Fear" was the first single from the album. It was No.1 in Israel and Belgium.

"Not Fair" reached No.4 in the UK, but it was more popular in other countries.

"Fuck You" was released 10 July 2009 in Germany.

"22" was released 24 August 2009.

In 2009 she was in an episode of Neighbors.

In 2010 "Just Be Good to Green" was released as a single by Professor Green. Allen sung on the song. It reached number five in the UK Singles Chart.

When Allen toured the United States in 2007, the American group Domino (Domino Kirke, and guitarist Jordan Galland) opened for her.[4]

In July 2013 she sung on Pink's single "True Love".

In November 2013 Allen recorded a cover of Keane's "Somewhere Only We Know" for the Christmas advert for John Lewis. It reached No.1 in the UK and Ireland.[5] On 12 November 2013, Allen released a video for her first song that wasn't a cover version since 2009, "Hard Out Here".[6] It got 2.2 million views in two days. The single reached number nine in the UK.[7] Her next album will be released in 2014. A new song called "L8 CMMR" was released on the soundtrack to the second season of Girls. On 2 March Allen's next single "Air Balloon" was released.[8]

Personal lifeEdit

From 2007 to 2008 Lily dated with musician Ed Simons. In January 2008 Allen miscarried their child at 2 months of pregnancy.

On 11 June 2011 Lily married to her boyfriend of 2 years, businessman Sam Cooper. In November 2010, at age 25, Lily gave birth to their stillborn son. On 25 November 2011, at age 26, Allen gave birth to their daughter, named Ethel Mary Cooper. She gave birth to another daughter, Marnie Rose, in January 2013.[9]


BRIT AwardsEdit

Allen has been nominated for four BRIT Awards, but did not win any of them:

  • 2007, Best British Single: "Smile"
  • 2007, Best British Album: Alright, Still
  • 2007, Best British Female
  • 2007, Best British Breakthrough Act: "Smile"

NME AwardsEdit

  • 2007, Worst Dressed (won)[10]
  • 2007, Best Solo Artist (Nominated)
  • 2007, Sexiest Woman (Nominated)
  • 2007, Best Album: Alright, Still (Nominated)

MTV Video AwardsEdit

  • 2007, Best New Artist (Nominated)




2006 "Smile" 1 6 6 67 14 20 16 86 49 69 Alright, Still
"LDN" 6 21 23 39 51
"Littlest Things" 21
2007 "Alfie" 15 31 15
"Oh my God" (with Mark Ronson) 8 21 72 29 81 Version
"Drivin' me wild" (with Common) 56 63 Finding Forever
2008 "The Fear" 1 5 14 17 3 33 80 21 It's Not Me, It's You
2009 "Not Fair" 5 5 13
"F**k You" 1 6 6 67 14 20 16 86 49 69


  1. "Allen Rounds On 'Fighter' Lily's Critics". Sky News. 4 April 2008. Retrieved 2 September 2009.
  2. "Allen, Muse Retain Control of U.K. Charts". Billboard.
  3. "BBC - Radio 1 - Chart". 29 March 2007. Archived from the original on 29 March 2007.
  4. Women We Love: Courtney Love, Leslie Feist, Lily Allen Archived 2008-04-17 at the Wayback Machine Rock and Roll Daily (Rolling, 16 November 2006.
  5. Cooper, Leonie (24 November 2013). "Lily Allen tops Official UK Singles Chart with Keane cover". NME.
  6. Renshaw, David (12 November 2013). "Lily Allen mocks Robin Thicke video in new song 'Hard Out Here' – watch". NME.
  7. "Official Singles Chart Top 100 - Official Charts Company".
  8. "Listen: Lily Allen: "L8 CMMR", From "Girls"". Pitchfork. 6 February 2014.
  9. "Lily Allen Welcomes Baby Girl Marnie Rose Cooper!". 10 January 2013.

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