Has Lily Allen made the right choice?

21 10 2009


English singer Lily Allen has quit her music career for acting. The singer born on 2nd of May 1985 attended 13 different institutions and finally left school at the age of 15. When Lily was 14 she ran away from home a lot and also went to attend the Glastonbury Festival. Lily Allen daughter of actor and musician Keith Allen and Alison Owen. At the age of 15 Lily Allen abandoned school and concentrated on improving her performance and composition skills. Afterwards she composed several songs and at the end of 2005 she made a profile on MySpace where she made a public scene of some of her recordings. A contract was then signed and the views on MySpace rose to the tens of thousands.  In 2006 she released her first album titled “Smile”. She earned the top position on the UK singles chart while her debut record ‘Alright’ still sold 2.6 million copies and brought Lily Allen a nomination at the Grammy awards, Brit Awards and MTV video Music Awards. One hit single at that she had was “The Fear”.

Lily Allen’s fans were shocked to hear of her retirement.   Lily has abandoned music to concentrate on acting. The singer made her announcement on her new blog called ‘It’s Not Alright’ which aims to stop people file sharing music on the internet. She reveals that she has no plans to release new songs or tour again.

She wrote: “Just so you know, I have no renegotiated my record contract and have no plans to make another record. I do however remain a fan of new music, so this is not some selfish crusade.

“The days of me making money from the recording music has been and gone as far as I’m concerned, so I don’t stand to profit from legislation. Except future purchases of previously recorded material.”

The 24 year old star is now acting in a play in the London theatre called Reasons to be Pretty which follows a group of working class people who are bored with their lives.

“The play is about themes close to my heart, about the really damaging cult of beauty among young girls.”

Has Lily Allen made the right choice for her life? We shall find out when ‘Reasons to be Pretty’ hits the road.

Lily Allen has many fans amongst teenage audiences.

By Charlotte






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