Lily Rose Beatrice Allen (born May 2, 1985) is an English electro-pop/alternative/ska singer-songwriter, mostly known for her songs: “PlaySmile”, “PlayLDN” and “PlayThe Fear”. She is the daughter of comedian/actor/songwriter/frequent New Order collaborator Keith Allen and film producer Alison Owen. She is also the Goddaughter of Joe Strummer, the late singer/guitarist for The Clash. She has released two hit albums as of 2009: “Alright, Still” (2006) and “It’s Not Me, It’s You” (2009).
Her first single “PlaySmile” reached number one on the UK singles charts in July 2006. In December 2006 her debut album Alright, Still was voted the third best album of the year by Mixmag. In 2007 it was nominated for the award of Best British Album at the Brits.
In 2008 she got her own TV show “Lily Allen and Friends” on BBC3.