For a London girl who kick-started her career on the Internet, Lily Allen is flying higher than ever. Since emerging in2006 with her iconic debut No 1 single ‘Smile’, Lily has gone on to sell over 5 million albums worldwide. Her cheeky songs, down-to-earth lyrics and dramatic sense of fashion earned her a place at the top of the charts and have seen her climb her way out of Internet-based cultdom, into mainstream critical acclaim.
Her huge success in the UK not only quickly spread around the world but also helped shift the musical axis towards young female artists. Her talent as a songwriter was acknowledged in 2010 when she won 3 Ivor Novello Awards; that same year she played her final headline live show – at the O2 Arena, and then announced she was taking a break from making and performing music.
In 2013 Lily returned to the studio, having spent the previous 3 years raising her young family and establishing her own record label.