Monday, June 1, 1970

Musical Artist - Allen, Lily

Lily Allen is a British singer who has been something of an enfant terrible of British pop music. In addition to an onstage fight with Elton John, and suggestions that she bailed out on concerts just because she didn't feel like doing them, she has also said insulting things about Kylie Minogue, Bob Geldof, and Katy Perry, among others. The British tabloid press has had something of a field day with her as, like a lot of young adults, she has a penchant for alcohol, and has been photographed topless while visiting the beach once or twice. To a certain extent this sort of criticism is unjustified - Allen is more or less coming under fire for having the misfortune to be a college age person in the public eye doing the dumb things that college age people do. On the other hand, Allen allegedly supported herself for a time by dealing ecstasy and was expelled from numerous schools when she was growing up, so there is some merit in the idea that she engages in more than a normal level of misbehavior.

Regardless of whether the mischief Allen has gotten up to is or is not deserving of opprobrium, she is a talented singer, with a string of mostly profanity laden hits. She has an official website named Lilly Allen, as well as a YouTube channel and Facebook fan page. You can also follow her on Twitter and Google+.

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