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Lily Allen in 2014
Background information
Birth name Lily Rose Beatrice Allen
Also known as Lily Rose Cooper (married name)
Born 2 May 1985 (1985-05-02) (age 36)
Hammersmith, London, England
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • actress
  • presenter
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2002–present
Associated acts Professor Green

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

Early life

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. It was the eleventh best selling single of 2006 there. 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.

"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.

"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.

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. On 12 November 2013, Allen released a video for her first song that wasn't a cover version since 2009, "Hard Out Here". It got 2.2 million views in two days. The single reached number nine in the UK. 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.

Personal life

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.


BRIT Awards

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 Awards

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

MTV Video Awards

  • 2007, Best New Artist (Nominated)


  • 1998 - Elizabeth (Lady in Waiting)


  • 2006 - Alright, Still
  • 2009 - It's Not Me, It's You
  • 2014 - Sheezus


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

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