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Artist Countdown: Lily Allen Top 25 6p ET @lilyallen

L.AllenLily Rose Beatrice Cooper (née Allen; born 2 May 1985), known professionally as Lily Allen, is an English recording artist and actress. She is the daughter of Keith Allen and film producer Alison Owen. Allen left school when she was 15 and concentrated on improving her performing and compositional skills. In 2005, she made some of her recordings public on Myspace and the publicity resulted in airplay on BBC Radio 1 and a contract with Regal Recordings.

Her first mainstream single, “Smile”, reached number one on the UK Singles Chart in July 2006. Her debut record, Alright, Still, was well received, selling over 2.6 million copies worldwide and brought Allen a nomination at the Grammy Awards, BRIT Awards and MTV Video Music Awards. She began hosting her own talk-show, Lily Allen and Friends, on BBC Three.

Her second studio album, It’s Not Me, It’s You, saw a genre shift, 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 well received by 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” nominated for the Mercury Prize.

In 2009, Allen announced that she would be taking a hiatus from musical activities. During 2010, Allen opened a fashion rental shop “Lucy in Disguise” with her sister Sarah, followed by the 2011 launching of her own record label. In 2013, Allen revealed that she had begun working on her third studio album, which was later titled Sheezus. On 12 November 2013, Allen premiered the video for her first original song since 2009, “Hard out Here”, which was released as a single on November 17.  – Wikipedia

1 The Fear
2 Smile
3 Hard out Here
4 Not Fair
5 True Love (Pink featuring Lily Allen)
6 22
7 Fuck You
8 5 O’Clock (T-Pain featuring Wiz Khalifa & Lily Allen)
10 Somewhere Only We Know
11 Air Balloon
12 Just Be Good to Green (Professor Green featuring Lily Allen)
13 Oh My God (Mark Ronson featuring Lily Allen)
14 Alfie
15 Littlest Things
16 Who’d Have Known
17 Dream a Little Dream (Robbie Williams featuring Lily Allen)
18 Drivin’ Me Wild (Common featuring Lily Allen)
19 Our Time
20 Shame for You
21 Back to the Start
22 Sheezus
23 Friday Night
24 Him
25 The Lady Is A Tramp  (Jules Holland & Lily Allen)