How much is Lily Allen worth?
|Net Worth:||$6 Million
|Date of Birth:||May 2, 1985|
Although she’s had her fair share of ups and downs, this British singer has always hadthat golden ‘Smile.’
Who Is Lily Allen
Spunky British songbird Lily Allen has been the source of grins worldwide since her smash hits ‘Smile’ and ‘LDN’ (short for her hometown, London)first hit the airwaves. Although she’s had her fair share of tumbles and tragedies, Lily knows how to deal with the haters—with a big ‘F**k You’
English singer Lily Allen has a net worth of $6 million dollars, as of 2020.
Lily Rose Beatrice Allen was born in Hammersmith, West London. Her father, an actor and a comedian with a history of bad behavior, left Allen and her siblings when she was only four. Though Allen’s mother is now a successful film producer, she initially struggled to support her middle class family, and young Lily attended 13 different schools throughout her turbulent youth.
All the moving left little opportunity for Lily to forge friendships, so she entertained herself with music. But she also kept busy by partying in some of London’s hottest nightclubs and by the age of 15, she dropped out of school after years of instability. Soon after, she began dealing ecstasy to support an extended stay in Ibiza before she moved on to more stable gigs as a bartender and a florist. But her father came back into the picture and to his daughter’s rescue when his connections led her to a deal with London Records in 2002. But still quite the rebel, Allen was much more interested in her new boyfriend than in her father’s help, and her work was never released.
Finding Her Space
Strangely enough, social networking had a much bigger role in Allen’s meteoric rise to fame than her father’s connections. After her new label, Regal Recordings, failed to finish work on her album, she started posting her songs on MySpace to gain an audience. Her demos soon reached thousands of listeners, and The Observer Music Monthly put her story on their front cover. Regal finally took notice, and sent Lily to America to finish her album with the help of producer Mark Ronson.
Lily’s debut album Alright, Still was finally released in 2006, and was met with critical acclaim and chart-topping success. Propelled by ‘Smile’and ‘LDN,’ the album sold over 500,000 copies in the U.S. and earned Ronson a Grammy nomination. She released her sophomore effort, It’s Not Me, It’s You, in February of 2009, after a noticeable style change and a shift in management.
Her singles, ‘The Fear’ and ‘F**k You,’ were especially popular in the U.K. and the album eventually became the fourth best selling digital album of all time in Lily’s native country. In September of 2009, mere months after the success of her sophomore album, Allen confirmed via her blog that she had no plans to record another album. She’s kept busy with philanthropic work and collaborations, and she recently launched a clothing stored called Lucy in Disguise. And in January of 2011, she announced the launch of her own record company, In The Name Of.
Public Feuds And Personal Tragedy
A life in the spotlight seems to come naturally to Lily, but the party girl ironically insists that she’s always desired a quiet and stable home environment. In September of 2007, she began dating Ed Simons of the Chemical Brothers and announced a pregnancy three months later. Unfortunately, tragedy struck and Allen suffered a miscarriage the following January.
After recovering from the loss, she moved on to artist, Sam Cooper and the pair dated for one year before they too announced a pregnancy. Sadly, hard times once again hit Lily when she contracted a viral infection that led to a second miscarriage six months into her pregnancy. But the couple proved their solid relationship when months later they announced their engagement—and Allen’s sister told the press that the couple would try to have a baby again in 2011.
While Allen’s outspoken behavior and say anything attitude has been great for her music, it hasn’t led to many friendships with her fellow pop stars. She has publicly dissed everyone from Katy Perry (for not writing her own songs) to Kylie Minogue (for being too mainstream) and Victoria Beckham (for craving paparazzi attention). But the diva who has had her own lot of paparazzi attention (wanted or not), will soon find that it’s lonely on top.
Defining Quote “I wasn’t into anything at school. I used to get really embarrassed. I used to get asked to do performing things, and I’d go to all the rehearsals, and then I’d pretend to be ill on the day I had to actually perform.”