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Lily Allen: The Rebel Rocker Today

Lily Allen: The Rebel Rocker Today.
May 2, 2020 - 15:15 / Anna Valenzuela Rosas

You know her as the rebellious pop-rock singer on top of the world during Amy Winehouse's heyday. Lily Allen has come a long way since she was in all the tabloid headlines for her controversies and eccentricity. 

"Not Fair" Singer Lily Allen

Lily Allen was born May 2nd, 1985 in Hammersmith, West London to well-known comedian Keith Allen and film producer Alison Owen. She is actually the older sister of Game Of Thrones star Alfie Allen! She even has a song dedicated to him called "Alfie" which apparently he is not a fan of.

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Lily was kicked out of many schools growing up for smoking and drinking and eventually dropped out of school at age 15 to focus on her music career. Using her father's connections she got signed to London Records in 2002 and shortly left music to pursue horticulture but ultimately returned to the music industry. 

Lily Allen performs at the iconic Notting Hill Carnival on August 27, 2018, in London, England. 

Lily Allen's Rise To Fame

Lily really reached the attention of fans by posting her music on Myspace and really utilizing social media in the early stages. Allen then earned the right to have a little bit more creative control over her music and decided to work with hit-makers Greg Kurstin and Mark Ronson to make her debut album Alright, Still.  

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This album landed her on top charts all over the world and even performed at the celebration of the life of Princess Diana at Wembley Stadium! She has produced 3 more albums It's Not Me, It's You, Sheezus, and No Shame. For her creative and experimental music, she has won a BRIT award, a Grammy, and 3 Ivor Novello Awards!

"Not Fair" Singer Lily Allen

Allen caught a lot of heat from the press for her erratic behavior and public infidelities during her marriage to ex-husband Sam Cooper. She repeatedly got in trouble with fans for badmouthing fellow musicians like the Kooks, Amy Winehouse, and Kylie Minogue. Recently, she has published a memoir titled My Thoughts Exactly, explaining the turmoils she had suffered through including a miscarriage and a stillbirth that traumatized her.

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Today, she is 9 months sober, still producing music, performing concerts, and raising her two daughters Marnie Rose and Ethel. She is even dating Stranger Things Star David Harbour!

David Harbor and Lily Allen attend the 26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards on January 19, 2020, in Los Angeles, California.