May 2, 1985 in London
London, England, United Kingdom
Lily Rose Beatrice Cooper, née Allen
Lily Allen is an English singer and songwriter. She was born in Hammersmith, London on May 2, 1985. In 2005 she began streaming music on Myspace, which led to coverage on BBC Radio 1 and a signing with Regal Recordings. Her debut album Alright, Still (2006) sold more than 2.6 million units globally and the lead single Smile hit the top spot on the UK Singles Chart. The album featured a pop sound that incorporated reggae and ska elements. Her second album It's Not Me, It's You (2009) moved into electropop territory. The first single The Fear hit number one in the UK. After taking a break from music in 2009, Allen returned with her third album Sheezus in 2014, which showcased a pop sound.