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Lily Allen to headline Latitude Festival

Lily Allen to headline Latitude Festival

SUFFOLK, England, July 16 (UPI) --Lily Allen will replace Two Door Cinema Club as the headliner of the Latitude Festival following the band's frontman's recent incident at a Seattle airport.
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Lily Allen to join Miley Cyrus' 'Bangerz' tour for seven shows

Lily Allen to join Miley Cyrus' 'Bangerz' tour for seven shows

UNIONDALE, N.Y., July 3 (UPI) --Lily Allen will team up with Miley Cyrus for seven shows of her tour beginning August 1 in Uniondale, N.Y.
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Lily Allen gives away free tickets for her Glastonbury performance

Lily Allen gives away free tickets for her Glastonbury performance

PILTON, England, June 23 (UPI) --Lily Allen decided to give away free tickets to her upcoming performance at the Glastonbury festival to random villagers instead of her "needy friends."
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Lily Allen turned down 'Game of Thrones' role over sexual scene with real-life brother

Lily Allen turned down 'Game of Thrones' role over sexual scene with real-life brother

LONDON, May 15 (UPI) --Lily Allen opened up about the reason she passed on a role in HBO's series 'Game of Thrones' while participating in Reddit's 'Ask Me Anything' session Tuesday.
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Lily Allen hospitalized over 'projectile vomiting'

Lily Allen hospitalized over 'projectile vomiting'

LONDON, May 8 (UPI) --Lily Allen took to Instagram Thursday to share a selfie from a hospital bed following her hospitalization over her self-diagnosed "projectile vomiting."
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Lily Allen releases new video for 'Sheezus'

Lily Allen releases new video for 'Sheezus'

LONDON, April 23 (UPI) -- Lily Allen released a new video for the song "Sheezus," which will be the lead track on her upcoming album of the same name.
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Lily Allen posts nearly-naked photo on Instagram

Lily Allen posts nearly-naked photo on Instagram

LONDON, April 7 (UPI) -- Lily Allen caused controversy over the weekend after she posted a nearly-naked photo of herself on her Instagram.
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Vogue editor: Readers don't want 'real person' on magazine cover

Vogue editor: Readers don't want 'real person' on magazine cover

LONDON, March 17 (UPI) -- The editor of the British edition of Vogue said readers do not want to see a "real person" on the cover of the fashion magazine.
Lily Allen rejects 'Hard Out Here' racism claims

Lily Allen rejects 'Hard Out Here' racism claims

Nov. 13 (UPI) -- Lilly Allen made waves with her brand new video, the racy and intentionally shocking "Hard Out Here," returning fire against accusations of racism.
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'Lincoln' leads with 12 Oscar nods ... Lily Allen gives birth to second daughter ... Timberlake working on new album ... 'Heaven' still No. 1 on U.S. record chart ... News from United Press International.
Singer Lily Allen gives birth to second daughter

Singer Lily Allen gives birth to second daughter

LONDON, Jan. 10 (UPI) -- British singer Lily Allen has given birth to her second daughter, People.com reported Thursday.
Lily Allen is pregnant again

Lily Allen is pregnant again

LONDON, July 9 (UPI) -- British pop star Lily Allen, mother of an 8-month-old daughter, is pregnant with her second child, sources told the Sunday Mirror in London.
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Lily Allen recording new album

Lily Allen recording new album

LONDON, June 21 (UPI) -- British pop singer Lily Allen announced via Twitter she is working on a new album.
'Love' remains atop the U.S. record chart

'Love' remains atop the U.S. record chart

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 22 (UPI) -- Rihanna's "We Found Love" featuring Calvin Harris is No. 1 on the U.S. record chart for an eighth week, Billboard.com reported Thursday.
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Singer Lily Allen stops by MuchMusic's street-level studio to chat with fans and promote her new CD "It's Not Me, It's You" in Toronto, Canada on February 9, 2009. (UPI Photo/Christine Chew)
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Lily Rose Beatrice Allen (born 2 May 1985) is an English recording artist and talk show host. She is the daughter of actor and musician Keith Allen and film producer Alison Owen. In her teenage years, her musical tastes evolved from glam rock to alternative. Allen abandoned school and concentrated on improving her performing and compositional skills. Afterwards, she created several demo songs, and near the end of 2005, she created a profile on MySpace, where she made some of her recordings public.

A contract was signed with the label Regal Recordings, as the views on MySpace rose to tens of thousands. In 2006, she began to work on completing what would be her first studio album and its first mainstream single "Smile" reached the top position on the UK Singles Chart in July 2006. Her debut record, Alright, Still, was well received on the international market, selling over 2.6 million copies and brought Allen a nomination at the Grammy Awards, BRIT Awards and MTV Video Music Awards. She then began hosting her own talk-show, Lily Allen and Friends, on BBC Three.

Her second major album release, It's Not Me, It's You, saw a genre shift for her, having more of an electropop feel, rather than the ska and reggae influences of the first one. The album debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart and the Australian ARIA Charts and was appreciated by the critics, noting the singer's musical evolution and maturity. It spawned the hit singles "The Fear" and "Fuck You", popular mostly in Europe. Allen and Amy Winehouse have been credited with starting a process that led to the media-proclaimed "year of the women" in 2009 that has seen five female artists making music of "experimentalism and fearlessness" long nominated for the Mercury Prize. In September 2009, Allen stated that she sees no way that she could ever make a profit making new records. In August she announced her pregnancy and began a hiatus. During autumn 2010, Allen opened a fashion rental shop "Lucy in Disguise" with her sister Sarah and for the second time had a pregnancy not come to term. In 2011 Allen launched her own record label.

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