Kirsten Dunst made her film debut in Woody Allen’s short film Oedipus Wrecks for the anthology film New York Stories (1989). At the age of twelve, Dunst gained widespread recognition as Claudia in Interview with the Vampire (1994), a role for which she was nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actress. She appeared in Little Women the same year and in Jumanji the following year. After a recurring role in the third season of the NBC medical drama ER (1996–97) as Charlie Chemingo and starring in films such as Wag the Dog (1997), Small Soldiers (1998), the English dub of Kiki’s Delivery Service (U.S. release 1998), and The Virgin Suicides (1999), Dunst began making romantic comedies and comedy-dramas, starring in Drop Dead Gorgeous (1999), Bring It On (2000), Get Over It and Crazy/Beautiful (both released in 2001).
Lindsey Stirling presents choreographed violin performances, both live and in music videos found on her eponymous YouTube channel, which she created in 2007.
Lindsey Stirling performs a variety of music styles, from classical to pop and rock to electronic dance music. Aside from original work, her discography contains covers of songs by other musicians and various soundtracks. Her music video “Crystallize” finished as the eighth-most watched video of 2012, and her cover version of “Radioactive” with Pentatonix won Response of the Year in the first YouTube Music Awards in 2013. Stirling achieved one million singles sold worldwide by August 2014. As of September 30, 2017, her Lindseystomp YouTube channel exceeded 10 million subscribers and over 2 billion total views.
Stirling has been named in Forbes magazine’s 30 Under 30 In Music: The Class Of 2015. Forbes notes her quarter-finalist position on America’s Got Talent season five in 2010, a No. 2 position on the Billboard 200 for her second album Shatter Me in 2014, and her 9 million subscribers on YouTube.
Stirling’s eponymous debut album was a commercial success in Europe, selling 200,000 copies in Germany, winning a platinum certification; three additional certifications were given by Austria, Switzerland and Poland. The debut album was nominated for the 2014 Billboard Music Awards for Top Dance/Electronic Albums. Stirling’s second album Shatter Me won the 2015 Billboard Music Awards for Top Dance/Electronic Album.
Elle Fanning is Best Known For Her starring roles in Phoebe in Wonderland (2008), Somewhere (2010) and We Bought a Zoo (2011). She is also known for her starring roles in Phoebe in Wonderland, Somewhere, We Bought a Zoo, Ginger and Rosa, Maleficent, and The Neon Demon. She is the younger sister of actress Dakota Fanning. In 2011, Fanning starred in her breakout role as Alice Dainard in J. J. Abrams’ sci-fi-drama, Super 8, for which she received positive reviews and a Spotlight Award at the Hollywood Film Festival.
Anja Rubik is Best Known For Modeling commitments. She became highly popular when she was ranked 18 by ‘The Money Girls’. She is considered to be one of the most internationally successful models of the mid- to late-2000s to today. Rubik is known for her effortless style and for being the muse of Anthony Vaccarello.
Lily Allen is the daughter of actor Keith Allen and film producer Alison Owen. Allen left school when she was 15 and concentrated on improving her performing and compositional skills. In 2005, she made some of her recordings public on Myspace and the publicity resulted in airplay on BBC Radio 1 and a contract with Regal Recordings. Lily Allen singer is best known for her albums such as Alright, Still (2006), It’s Not Me, It’s You (2009), Sheezus (2014).
Lily Allen is known for her outrageous antics. Even at the start of her career, she never held back when it came to nudity or extremely candid lyrics. In 2008, Lily whipped out her boobs during the filming of her BBC Three show Lily Allen And Friends with Paddy McGuinness. An onlooker said at the time: "Lily and Paddy were both quite lively.
Born Name Lily Rose Beatrice Allen
Occupation Singer songwriter actress presenter
Born: May 2, 1985 33 years and 2 months, Hammersmith, London, United Kingdom
Years active 2002–present
Sun Sign Taurus
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Dark Brown
Height 5 ft 2 in or 157 cm
Measurements 36-25-35 in or 91.5-63.5-89 cm
Bra size 34B
Lily Allen had went to 13 schools in total. She was expelled from several schools due to her habits of smoking and drinking. Some of them are Hill House School, Millfield, and Bedales School in UK. Some of these schools were one of the most expensive schools of UK.
She finally dropped out at the age of 15.
Father – Keith Allen (Comedian, musician, TV presenter)
Mother – Alison Owen (Film Producer)
Siblings – Sarah (Older Sister), Alfie Allen (Younger Brother) (Actor), Rebecca Allen (Younger Sister), Teddie (Younger Half-Sister)
Others – Harry Enfield (Former Stepfather)
She has lot many half-siblings.
Stackhouse Music Management, Ltd.
Genre Pop, ska, reggae fusion
Labels Capitol, London, Regal, Warner Bros.
Distinctive Features Lips
Chanel Coco Cocoon handbag, Cornetto (2014), Disney, Microsoft.
Lily Allen singer first mainstream single, “Smile”, reached number one on the UK Singles Chart in July 2006. Her debut record, Alright, Still, was well received, selling over 2.6 million copies worldwide and brought Allen a nomination at the Grammy Awards, Brit Awards and MTV Video Music Awards. She began hosting her own talk-show, Lily Allen and Friends, on BBC Three.
Her second studio album, It’s Not Me, It’s You, saw a genre shift, having more of an electropop feel, rather than the ska and reggae influences of the first one. The album debuted at number one on the UK Albums Chart and the Australian ARIA Charts and was well received by critics, noting the singer’s musical evolution and maturity. It spawned the hit singles “The Fear” and “Fuck You”. This success saw her receive the Brit Award for British Female Solo Artist at the 2010 Brit Awards. Allen and Amy Winehouse were credited with starting a process that led to the “year of the women” media label in 2009 that saw five female artists making music of “experimentalism and fearlessness” nominated for the Mercury Prize.
In 2009, Lily Allen announced that she would be taking a hiatus from musical activities. In 2011, she launched her own record label. In 2013, Allen revealed that she had begun working on her third studio album, which was later titled Sheezus. On 12 November 2013, Allen premiered the video for her first original song since 2009, “Hard out Here”, which was released as a single five days later.
Lily Allen singer, daughter of Keith Allen, a Welsh-born comedian, and film producer Alison Owen. She has an older sister, Sarah; a younger brother, actor Alfie (who was the subject of her song “Alfie”); and a younger sister, Rebecca. She is the goddaughter of Wild Colonials vocalist Angela McCluskey. She is the third-cousin of singer Sam Smith.
At the age of three, Allen appeared in The Comic Strip Presents… episode “The Yob”, which her father had co-written. When she was four, her father left the family. During her early childhood, Allen lived with her family on a council estate.
They later settled in Islington. For a time, the family lived with comedian Harry Enfield while her mother dated him. The Clash singer and guitarist Joe Strummer was close to Allen.
Lily Allen attended 13 schools, including Prince Charles’s junior alma mater, Hill House School, Millfield, Bedales School and was expelled from several of them for drinking and smoking. When Allen was 11, former University of Victoria music student Rachel Santesso overheard Allen singing “Wonderwall” by Oasis in the school’s playground; impressed, Santesso, who later became an award-winning soprano and composer, called Allen into her office the next day and started giving her lunchtime singing lessons. This led to Allen singing “Baby Mine” from Disney’s Dumbo at a school concert.
Lily Allen told Loveline that the audience was “brought to tears at the sight of a troubled young girl doing something good”. At that point Allen said she knew that music was something she needed to do either as a lifelong vocation or to get it out of her system. She played piano to grade 5 standard and achieved Grade 8 in singing. She played violin, guitar and trumpet and was a member of a chamber choir. Her first solo was “In the Bleak Midwinter”. She appeared as a lady-in-waiting in the 1998 film Elizabeth, which was co-produced by her mother. She dropped out of school at age fifteen, not wanting to “spend a third of her life preparing to work for the next third of her life, to set herself up with a pension for the next third of her life.”
2002–05: Career beginnings
When her family went to Ibiza on holiday, Lilly Allen told her mother that she was staying with friends but remained in Sant Antoni de Portmany instead. She earned money by working at a Plastic Fantastic record store and dealing ecstasy. Allen met her first manager, George Lamb in Ibiza. She was rejected by several labels, which she attributed to her drinking and being the daughter of Keith Allen. She eventually used her father’s connections to get signed to London Records in 2002. When the executive who had signed her left, the label lost interest and she left without releasing the folk songs many of which were written by her father. She then studied horticulture to become a florist, but changed her mind and returned to music. Allen began writing songs, while her manager introduced her to production duo Future Cut in 2004. They worked in a small studio in the basement of an office building.
In 2005, Lily Allen singer was signed to Regal Recordings; they gave her £25,000 to produce an album, though they were unable to provide much support for it due to their preoccupation with other releases such as X&Y (Coldplay) and Demon Days (Gorillaz). Allen then created an account on MySpace and began posting demos that she recorded in November 2005. The demos attracted thousands of listeners, and 500 limited edition 7″ vinyl singles of “LDN” were rush-released, reselling for as much as £40. Allen also produced two mixtapes – My First Mixtape and My Second Mixtape – to promote her work. As she accumulated tens of thousands of MySpace friends, The Observer Music Monthly (OMM), a magazine published in The Observer, took interest in March 2006. Few people outside of her label’s A&R department knew who she was, so the label was slow in responding to publications wanting to report about her. She received her first major mainstream coverage, appearing in the magazine’s cover story two months later.
2006–08: Alright, Still and other endeavours
The success convinced her label to allow her more creative control over the album and to use some of the songs that she had written instead of forcing her to work with mainstream producers. Lily Allen decided to work with producers Greg Kurstin and Mark Ronson, finishing the rest of the album in two weeks. Allen’s debut album, Alright, Still, was released in July 2006. Most of the tracks had been previewed on her MySpace page, including the singles “Smile”, “LDN”, “Knock ‘Em Out”, and “Alfie”. In September 2006, “Smile” was made available on the US version of iTunes Store. By December 2006, her music video for Smile had been played on various music channels as well as the song getting a little airplay. Entertainment Weekly named Alright, Still as one of the top 10 albums of 2006 despite the fact that it had not yet been released in the US. Allen also did several promotional ads for MTV as their Discover and Download artist of the month for January 2007. The album was released in the US on 30 January 2007, landing at 20 on the Billboard 200. By January 2009, the album had sold 960,000 copies in the UK and 520,000 copies in the US.
In 2007, she played the newly launched Park Stage at the Glastonbury Festival, replacing MIA who had cancelled. During the festival she reunited two members of The Specials, an act that guitarist Lynval Golding claimed played a “massive part” in the group’s 2009 reunion. She also sang the vocals on the top ten single, “Oh My God”, a cover of the Kaiser Chiefs song by Mark Ronson. On 1 July 2007, Allen appeared at the Concert for Diana held at Wembley Stadium, London to celebrate the life of Princess Diana. She sang “LDN” and “Smile”. Allen’s single “Littlest Things” from her album produced by Ronson, helped earn him a “Producer of the Year – Non Classical” 2008 Grammy Award. She also provided background vocals to a couple of songs on the Kaiser Chiefs’ third album in 2008. Allen won a 2008 BMI songwriting award for “Smile”.
Allen signed a one series contract to present her own BBC Three TV show titled Lily Allen and Friends based on the social networking phenomenon that helped to launch her music career. Guests included Mark Ronson, Joanna Page, James Corden, Lauren Laverne, Roisin Murphy, Louis Walsh, and Danny Dyer. The show attracted only 2 per cent of the total multi-channel audience despite a high-profile nationwide marketing campaign. Citing Allen’s rapid development as a TV host and her popularity among its target audience BBC Three announced it was renewing Lily Allen and Friends for a second season. BBC Three controller Danny Cohen later said that the show would not air in the Spring of 2009 as originally scheduled because of music commitments. Allen performed at a benefit concert for War Child, an international child protection agency that works with children affected by war. Backed by Keane, Allen sang “Smile” and “Everybody’s Changing”.
After the release of her first album, her parent record company, EMI, was taken over by Terra Firma. She also changed her management company from Empire Artist Management to Twenty-First Artists, although her core team remained in place. At the urging of her record company, Allen tried unsuccessfully to create the album with several writers and producers. Allen eventually returned to Greg Kurstin who had written three songs for Alright, Still. The album was produced by Kurstin at Eagle Rock Studios in Los Angeles. Before returning to Kus, Allen co-wrote the songs for the album with Kurstin who played piano on it. This is a change from her earlier work in which she wrote lyrics for finished tracks. Allen released a statement saying “We decided to try and make bigger sounding, more ethereal songs, real songs … I wanted to work with one person from start to finish to make it one body of work. I wanted it to feel like it had some sort of integrity. I think I’ve grown up a bit as a person and I hope it reflects that.” She posted two new song demos on her MySpace page and planned to release a mixtape to give her fans an idea of what the new direction was.
Allen cancelled a scheduled appearance at the 2008 Isle of Wight Festival, telling festival promoter John Giddings the reason for the cancellation was that her album was behind schedule. Giddings said that the reason given was not acceptable and possibly a lie. Giddings decided not to sue her. Photos of her drunk and topless in the Cannes Film Festival were also widely covered in the press. Her appearance at the 2008 Glamour Awards also generated criticism, as she showed up intoxicated wearing a dress covered in decapitated Bambi figures, and had an on-stage, expletive-laced exchange with Elton John. On 29 June 2008, Allen performed at the Glastonbury Festival alongside producer Mark Ronson. An emotional Allen dedicated her performance of “Littlest Things” to her grandmother who died the night before. It’s Not Me, It’s You was first scheduled for an early 2008 release, but her miscarriage and creative issues delayed the release date to the autumn. During autumn 2008, EMI was undergoing restructuring. Due to this environment, a decision was made to move the album’s eventual release date. An online game, Escape the Fear, was created by Matmi as part of the viral marketing campaign targeted at people unaware of Allen or the album. Since its release, “The Game” has topped the worldwide viral charts three times, including the week of Christmas—a highly contested time of the year. By 18 February 2009, “The Game” had been played over two million times. The singer and The Clash guitarist Mick Jones performed The Clash’s song “Straight to Hell” on an album for the charity Heroes.
It’s Not Me, It’s You was released in February 2009. It debuted at the number 1 position in the Canada, UK, and Australia and the number 5 position in the United States. The album has been certified platinum in the United Kingdom. The release of the album was a factor in EMI’s more than trebling its earnings. The first single from the album, “The Fear”, was number 1 for the first four weeks in the UK after its release. The second single released from the album, “Not Fair”, reached the number 9 position. She began her It’s Not Me, It’s You World Tour in March, touring throughout the next two years until September 2010. Her work on this album with Greg Kurstin earned her the Songwriters of the Year at the 2010 Ivor Novello Awards. In addition, she won with Kurstin Best Song Musically and Lyrically and Most Performed Work for “The Fear”. Allen appeared overwhelmed by this recognition from what she considered “real awards”. In October 2010, Allen won her second BMI Pop Song Award by the United States music licensing organisation Broadcast Music Incorporated for extensive United States radio airplay of her song, “The Fear”.
Lily Allen was named the face of the National Portrait Gallery as part of the gallery’s marketing campaign. The picture was photographed by Nadav Kander emblazoned with the words, “Vocalist, lyricist, Florist” . Allen and Jamie Hince, guitarist for The Kills, raised £48,350 for the children’s charity The Hoping Foundation. The pair sang “Dream a Little Dream of Me” at a karaoke auction fundraiser. Karl Lagerfeld, the head designer for Chanel personally hired and photographed Allen for a campaign to promote a luxury line of handbags due to launch in September 2009.
In September 2009, Lily Allen singer announced that she was considering a career in acting, that she would not renew her record contract, and that she had “no plans” to make another record. In September 2010, she gave what would be her last performance for two and a half years, supporting Muse at Wembley Stadium in London, England. She featured on the UK top five single, “Just Be Good to Green” by Professor Green in June 2010. Allen and her sister opened their own clothing store titled “Lucy in Disguise” on 15 September 2010. In November that year, she took legal action against Associated Newspapers, the parent company of the Daily Mail after the Daily Mail published photographs of her home, citing invasion of privacy and copyright infringement. Allen did not entirely abandon music during that period she focused on starting her family. In January 2011, she launched her own record label, In the Name Of, with financial backing from Sony Music. The first act signed to the label was New York noise pop duo Cults. The following month, she started writing songs for the musical version of Bridget Jones’s Diary which was scheduled to open in London’s West End in 2012. Also in 2011, T-Pain used a verse from Allen’s “Who’d Have Known” as the chorus to the song “5 O’Clock”, which became the second single from his album Revolver. The song, which also features Wiz Khalifa, was released in September 2011, and reached number ten on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, making it Allen’s first Top 10 single in the United States.
On 20 June 2012, Allen tweeted that she was in the studio working with Greg Kurstin on new music. She later changed her professional name from Lily Allen to Lily Rose Cooper and appeared on the track “True Love” on Pink’s sixth studio album, The Truth About Love, released in September 2012.
In November 2013, Lily Allen recorded a cover of Keane’s “Somewhere Only We Know” for the John Lewis Christmas advert with a portion of the song’s sales earnings donated to Save the Children’s Philippine Typhoon Appeal campaign. Released as a download single, it reached number one in the UK singles chart on 24 November. On 12 November 2013, Allen premiered the video for her new song “Hard Out Here” on her official website. The song was released as a download the following week and entered the UK singles chart at number 9, giving Allen two simultaneous top 10 hit singles. On 13 January 2014, the song “Air Balloon” was premiered on BBC Radio 1 and was released on 2 March 2014, as the second single from Allen’s forthcoming third studio album Sheezus.
Lily Allen singer confirmed in an interview with BBC Radio 1 on 19 November 2013 that she was to perform at the 2014 Glastonbury Festival. She also revealed that she had written a song for her upcoming album Sheezus inspired by a Twitter feud with Azealia Banks that happened in summer 2013.
In December 2013, Allen was announced as one of the newest signees at Warner Bros. Records due to Warner Music Group acquiring Parlophone from Universal Music Group in May 2013.
In an interview with Graham Norton on The Graham Norton Show on 21 February 2014, Allen confirmed that her third studio album would be titled Sheezus, and said that it was “a little nod to Kanye West”. The album was released on 5 May 2014.
2017–present: No Shame
Allen mentioned on the podcast News Roast that she is working on a new album, which will mainly deal with herself, her relationship with her children, the breakdown of her marriage, substance abuse, etc. Allen has been working with Mark Ronson. In May 2017, Allen leaked one track from the album, titled “Family Man”. On 24 January 2018 Allen announced her new album will be called No Shame and will be released in “early Summer 2018”.
Allen said in October 2012 that she was in the studio, “throwing shit in the wall and seeing if anything sticks … It’s great to work at my own pace with no commitments other than to make music.” In February 2013, she performed live at a Paris fashion show produced by Mark Ronson in what she called her “mumback”, and foreshadowed the release of a new album “inspired by her experiences of motherhood” by the end of 2013. In August 2013, she changed her professional name back to Lily Allen and tweeted new music would be arriving “soon”.
Allen began dating musician Ed Simons of the Chemical Brothers in September 2007, and in December, Allen announced that she and Simons were expecting a child. She suffered a miscarriage in January 2008. Following five months of dating, Allen’s relationship with Simons ended soon after her miscarriage. Allen has stated that she spent three weeks in a psychiatric clinic due to depression following the miscarriage. Allen expanded on this in February 2017 explaining that she has also been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and Post traumatic stress disorder.
In July 2009, Allen began dating Sam Cooper, a builder and decorator. On 5 August 2010, Allen announced that she was pregnant with her and Cooper’s first child, later confirmed to be a boy due early in 2011. She experienced complications early in the pregnancy, including “about a week and a half of really heavy bleeding.” In late October, six months into her pregnancy, Allen contracted a viral infection which caused her to suffer a stillbirth, announced on 1 November. On 6 November, Allen was admitted to a hospital, where she responded well to treatment for septicaemia.
Allen and Cooper became engaged in December 2010 while on holiday in Bali. They wed on 11 June 2011 at St. James church in Cranham, Gloucestershire, England. The designer of Allen’s wedding dress confirmed she was several months pregnant on the wedding day. Allen gave birth to a daughter in 2011. She gave birth to her second daughter in 2013.
Allen has spoken publicly about her seven-year stalking ordeal and the effect it had on her life. Her stalker, Alex Gray, who had sent an email to his mother stating he was planning on murdering a celebrity, spent nights in her back garden, broke into her bedroom whilst she was sleeping and ultimately forced Allen to move. She has strongly criticised the Metropolitan Police for their inaction in the case, which included refusals to show Allen a picture of her stalker, lending her a panic alarm before demanding it back and refusal to believe stalking incidents were linked.
Allen is a cricket fan and has appeared on Test Match Special.
Although Allen is a staunch supporter of the Labour Party, she was credited with helping inspire a parliamentary rebellion against former Prime Minister Gordon Brown when she wrote to all members of parliament asking them to back an amendment to an energy bill. She later confirmed her support for the Labour Party and then-Prime Minister Gordon Brown in particular.
After the British government’s plans to implement a three-strikes policy for file sharing copyright infringement, Allen came out in support for disconnecting repeat offenders. Creating a blog titled “It’s Not Alright” against file sharing, it subsequently came to light that she had copied text directly from the Techdirt website of an interview with 50 Cent, without attribution. This led to accusations that Allen had infringed on other artists’ copyrights by creating mix tapes early in her career, that she then made available via her website. A group of supporters of filesharing launched a denial of service attack dubbed Operation Payback that shut down Allen’s website and targeted other critics.
On 1 October 2009, Allen and several other musicians released the world’s first digital musical petition aimed at pressuring world leaders attending the December 2009 climate change summit in Copenhagen. The petition included a cover of the song “Beds Are Burning” by Midnight Oil.
During the London assembly and mayoral elections in April 2016, Allen announced that she would be giving “half her vote to the Women’s Equality Party” – by voting for them on the London-wide Assembly list but voting Labour elsewhere.
In June 2016, Allen came out to strongly support Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn after mass resignations from his cabinet and a leadership challenge.
On 15 June 2017, Lilly Allen became involved in a controversy over the number of deaths in the Grenfell Tower fire.
Due to her outspokenness, Allen was the subject of many controversies early in her career. Disparaging remarks about musicians Luke Pritchard of The Kooks, Bob Geldof, Amy Winehouse, Kylie Minogue and Katy Perry have all garnered minor press attention. She later said that making fun of other pop stars was a result of a lack of confidence, saying “I felt like ‘Oh God, I’m short, fat, ugly and I hate all these people who flaunt their beauty.'”
On 28 June 2007, Allen was arrested in London for allegedly assaulting photographer Kevin Rush while she was leaving a nightclub in London’s West End. Prior to this, she had expressed discomfort with attention from the paparazzi on her Myspace blog. By February 2009 she had stopped addressing controversies about herself on her blog because she found it “boring when people just pick stuff up and write about it. People get hurt, people get upset.” In September 2009, she shut down her Myspace account and stopped social networking completely in December due to the abuse she was taking.
In May 2009, French football magazine So Foot published a fake interview in which Allen was quoted as making derogatory remarks about David and Victoria Beckham and Ashley and Cheryl Cole. Some of the material was reprinted in the British tabloid The Sun. Both publications later apologised and paid damages to Allen. In October 2009, after having created her career on MySpace, Allen deleted her social media accounts and announced “I am now a Luddite”. She later re-activated her accounts.
Allen’s November 2013 video for “Hard out Here” was accused of being racist for its use of mostly black dancers in an allegedly “disapproving” manner. Allen responded that ethnicity was not a factor in hiring the dancers, and the video was a lighthearted satirical look at objectification of women in modern pop music. In November 2016, Allen apologised for the video in an interview with Annie Mac, stating “I definitely wanted to make a feminist statement. But I was guilty of assuming that there was a one-size-fits-all where feminism is concerned.”
Allen’s early released songs saw her singing against retro productions. Her songs also featured other elements, such as the ska influence on second single, “LDN”. She was also noted for her liberal use of crude words in her lyrics. Allen has said she cringes now when listening to tracks from Alright, Still, as it reminds her that she was a “sort of over-excitable teenager who desperately wanted attention” when she wrote it. Wanting to move on from the retro sound that many other artists had adapted since her debut, Allen ventured in a new direction sonically and lyrically in her second studio album, It’s Not Me, It’s You. “The Fear”, the first single from the album, is an electro-pop track denouncing consumerism. Her new musical direction and willingness to write lyrics that tackled less-common subjects were lauded by some critics.
Lily Allen’s song “Who’d Have Known” was sampled in T-Pain’s single “5 O’Clock” because of her accent. Joe Strummer, a close friend of Allen’s father Keith, played mixtapes of Brazilian music and Jamaican reggae and ska when she was young. Allen stated that she had “always been into very black music” such as ska, reggae, and hip hop music. Since she did not know how to rap, she chose to use reggae as a point of reference when making Alright, Still. The album’s music blends ska and reggae with pop melodies. Allen’s melodies are influenced by the jazz improvisation techniques of American singers Blossom Dearie and Ella Fitzgerald. The album’s beats are influenced by various genres such as jazz and grime. Singers Lady Gaga, Tegan and Sara, Bridgit Mendler, Jullie and Victoria Justice have each been influenced by Allen.
Lily released her debut album titled Alright, Still on July 14, 2006 via Regal Records. It charted at #2 in UK, #20 in USA, #7 in Australia, #6 in Ireland and likewise.
It was certified as 3x Platinum in UK, Platinum in Australia and Ireland, and Gold in U.S. and Canada. Overall, the album received praise from the critics and audience.
She had a minor role in the 1998 biographical film Elizabeth as “Lady in Waiting”.
First TV Show
In 1998, Lily played a “child in promo” in the comedy TV series The Comic Strip Presents… in an episode 4 of season 4 titled “The Yob”.
In 2007, she took help from “Body Doctor” David Marshall to shed pounds from her body, which had accumulated primarily in the thighs.
But, after becoming mom of two children, she stopped doing workouts and started enjoying her time with the children.
Lily Allen Favorite Things
Food – Beans, cheese on toast
Lily Allen Facts
She is a big fan of football (supports Fulham F.C.) and also likes cricket.
Lily is the goddaughter of Scottish singer, and songwriter Angela McCluskey.
Her father, Keith Allen left her family, when Lily was four years old.
In 2013, she appeared in the music video of “True Love” by P!nk.
She is the niece of Kevin Allen.
Along with her older sister Sarah, she is the co-owner of a vintage clothes shop in London called “Lucy in Disguise”.
Visit her official website @ www.lilyallenmusic.com.
Join Lily on various social networks such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube, Google+, Spotify, Tumblr, iTunes, SoundCloud, MySpace, and SongKick.
Grammys 2018 Winners
Performances: From Lady Gaga to Despacito and More
Forget the chill New York City was the place to be before, during and after the Grammy Awards.
The aftershow parties raged on for hours after the Grammys were handed out as top musicians and leading industry execs celebrated at exclusive events across the Big Apple.
While JAY-Z entered Sunday as the top nominee, it was Bruno Mars and Kendrick Lamar who left the night’s biggest winners. But with 80-plus awards to hand out, there were plenty of victors. Check out all the winners below
The Grammys 2018 Awards on Sunday (Jan. 28, 2018) came with their usual slate of top-notch live acts, from Kendrick Lamar’s riveting opening DAMN. performance to Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee’s historic all-Spanish rendition of summer smash Despacito.
GENERAL FIELD Grammys 2018 Winners
Album of the Year
Awaken, My Love! — Childish Gambino
444 — Jay-Z
DAMN. — Kendrick Lamar
Melodrama — Lorde
24K Magic — Bruno Mars WINNER
Record of the Year
Redbone — Childish Gambino
Despacito — Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee featuring Justin Bieber
The Story Of O.J. — Jay-Z
HUMBLE. — Kendrick Lamar
24K Magic — Bruno Mars WINNER
Grammys 2018 Awards
Song of the Year
Despacito — Ramón Ayala, Justin Bieber, Jason Poo Bear Boyd, Erika Ender, Luis Fonsi & Marty James Garton, songwriters (Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber)
444 — Shawn Carter & Dion Wilson, songwriters (Jay-Z)
Issues — Benny Blanco, Mikkel Storleer Eriksen, Tor Erik Hermansen, Julia Michaels & Justin Drew Tranter, songwriters (Julia Michaels)
1-800-273-8255 — Alessia Caracciolo, Sir Robert Bryson Hall II, Arjun Ivatury & Khalid Robinson, songwriters (Logic Featuring Alessia Cara & Khalid)
That’s What I Like — Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip, songwriters (Bruno Mars) WINNER
Best New Artist
Alessia Cara WINNER
Lil Uzi Vert
POP FIELD Grammys 2018 Performers
Best Pop Solo Performance
Love So Soft — Kelly Clarkson
Praying — Kesha
Million Reasons — Lady Gaga
What About Us — P!nk
Shape Of You — Ed Sheeran WINNER
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance
Something Just Like This — The Chainsmokers & Coldplay
Despacito — Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee Featuring Justin Bieber
Thunder — Imagine Dragons
Feel It Still — Portugal. The Man WINNER
Stay — Zedd & Alessia Cara
Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album
Nobody But Me (Deluxe Version) — Michael Bublé
Triplicate — Bob Dylan
In Full Swing — Seth MacFarlane
Wonderland — Sarah McLachlan
Tony Bennett Celebrates 90 — (Various Artists) Dae Bennett, Producer WINNER
Best Pop Vocal Album
Kaleidoscope EP — Coldplay
Lust for Life — Lana Del Rey
Evolve — Imagine Dragons
Rainbow — Kesha
Joanne — Lady Gaga
(Divide) — Ed Sheeran WINNER
DANCE/ELECTRONIC FIELD Grammys 2018 Awards
Best Dance Recording
Bambro Koyo Ganda — Bonobo Featuring Innov Gnawa
Cola — Camelphat & Elderbrook
Andromeda — Gorillaz Featuring DRAM
Tonite — LCD Soundsystem WINNER
Line Of Sight — Odesza Featuring WYNNE & Mansionair
Best Dance/Electronic Album
Migration — Bonobo
3-D The Catalogue — Kraftwerk WINNER
Mura Masa — Mura Masa
A Moment Apart — Odesza
What Now — Sylvan Esso
CONTEMPORARY INSTRUMENTAL FIELD Grammys 2018 Winners
Best Contemporary Instrumental Album
What If — The Jerry Douglas Band
Spirit — Alex Han
Mount Royal — Julian Lage & Chris Eldridge
Prototype — Jeff Lorber Fusion WINNER
Bad Hombre — Antonio Sanchez
ROCK FIELD Grammys 2018 Winners
Best Rock Performance
You Want It Darker — Leonard Cohen WINNER
The Promise — Chris Cornell
Run — Foo Fighters
No Good — Kaleo
Go To War — Nothing More
Best Metal Performance
Invisible Enemy — August Burns Red
Black Hoodie — Body Count
Forever — Code Orange
Sultan’s Curse — Mastodon WINNER
Clockworks — Meshuggah
Best Rock Song
Atlas, Rise! — James Hetfield & Lars Ulrich, songwriters (Metallica)
Blood In The Cut — JT Daly & Kristine Flaherty, songwriters (K.Flay)
Go To War — Ben Anderson, Jonny Hawkins, Will Hoffman, Daniel Oliver, David Pramik & Mark Vollelunga, songwriters (Nothing More)
Run — Foo Fighters, songwriters (Foo Fighters) WINNER
The Stage — Zachary Baker, Brian Haner, Matthew Sanders, Jonathan Seward & Brooks Wackerman, songwriters (Avenged Sevenfold)
Best Rock Album
Emperor Of Sand — Mastodon
Hardwired…To Self-Destruct — Metallica
The Stories We Tell Ourselves — Nothing More
Villains — Queens Of the Stone Age
A Deeper Understanding — The War On Drugs WINNER
ALTERNATIVE FIELD Grammys 2018 Winners
Best Alternative Music Album
Everything Now — Arcade Fire
Humanz — Gorillaz
American Dream — LCD Soundsystem
Pure Comedy — Father John Misty
Sleep Well Beast — The National WINNER
R&B FIELD Grammys 2018 Winners
Best R&B Performance
Get You — Daniel Caesar Featuring Kali Uchis
Distraction — Kehlani
High — Ledisi
That’s What I Like — Bruno Mars WINNER
The Weekend — SZA
Best Traditional R&B Performance
Laugh And Move On — The Baylor Project
Redbone — Childish Gambino WINNER
What I’m Feelin’ — Anthony Hamilton Featuring The Hamiltones
All The Way — Ledisi
Still — Mali Music
Best R&B Song
First Began — PJ Morton, songwriter (PJ Morton)
Location — Alfredo Gonzalez, Olatunji Ige, Samuel David Jiminez, Christopher McClenney, Khalid Robinson & Joshua Scruggs, songwriters (Khalid)
Redbone — Donald Glover & Ludwig Goransson, songwriters (Childish Gambino)
Supermodel — Tyran Donaldson, Terrence Henderson, Greg Landfair Jr., Solana Rowe & Pharrell Williams, songwriters (SZA)
That’s What I Like — Christopher Brody Brown, James Fauntleroy, Philip Lawrence, Bruno Mars, Ray Charles McCullough II, Jeremy Reeves, Ray Romulus & Jonathan Yip, songwriters (Bruno Mars) WINNER
Best Urban Contemporary Album
Free 6LACK — 6LACK
Awaken, My Love! — Childish Gambino
American Teen — Khalid
Ctrl — SZA
Starboy — The Weeknd WINNER
Best R&B Album
Freudian — Daniel Caesar
Let Love Rule — Ledisi
24K Magic — Bruno Mars WINNER
Gumbo — PJ Morton
Feel the Real –Musiq Soulchild
RAP FIELD Grammys 2018 Winners
Best Rap Performance
Bounce Back — Big Sean
Bodak Yellow — Cardi B
444 — Jay-Z
HUMBLE. — Kendrick Lamar WINNER
Bad And Boujee — Migos Featuring Lil Uzi Vert
Best Rap/Sung Performance
PRBLMS — 6LACK
Crew — Goldlink Featuring Brent Faiyaz & Shy Glizzy
Family Feud — Jay-Z Featuring Beyoncé
LOYALTY. — Kendrick Lamar Featuring Rihanna WINNER
Love Galore — SZA Featuring Travis Scott
Best Rap Song
Bodak Yellow — Dieuson Octave, Klenord Raphael, Shaftizm, Jordan Thorpe, Washpoppin & J White, songwriters (Cardi B)
Chase Me — Judah Bauer, Brian Burton, Hector Delgado, Jaime Meline, Antwan Patton, Michael Render, Russell Simins & Jon Spencer,
songwriters (Danger Mouse Featuring Run The Jewels & Big Boi)
HUMBLE. — Duckworth, Asheton Hogan & M. Williams II, songwriters (Kendrick Lamar) WINNER
Sassy — Gabouer & M. Evans, songwriters (Rapsody)
The Story Of O.J. — Shawn Carter & Dion Wilson, songwriters (Jay-Z)
Best Rap Album
444 — Jay-Z
DAMN. — Kendrick Lamar WINNER
Culture — Migos
Laila’s Wisdom — Rapsody
Flower Boy — Tyler, The Creator
COUNTRY FIELD Grammys 2018 Winners
Best Country Solo Performance
Body Like A Back Road — Sam Hunt
Losing You –Alison Krauss
Tin Man — Miranda Lambert
I Could Use A Love Song — Maren Morris
Either Way — Chris Stapleton WINNER
Best Country Duo/Group Performance
It Ain’t My Fault — Brothers Osborne
My Old Man — Zac Brown Band
You Look Good — Lady Antebellum
Better Man — Little Big Town WINNER
Drinkin’ Problem — Midland
Best Country Song
Better Man — Taylor Swift, songwriter (Little Big Town)
Body Like A Back Road — Zach Crowell, Sam Hunt, Shane McAnally & Josh Osborne, songwriters (Sam Hunt)
Broken Halos — Mike Henderson & Chris Stapleton, songwriters (Chris Stapleton) WINNER
Drinkin’ Problem — Jess Carson, Cameron Duddy, Shane McAnally, Josh Osborne & Mark Wystrach, songwriters (Midland)
Tin Man — Jack Ingram, Miranda Lambert & Jon Randall, songwriters (Miranda Lambert)
Best Country Album
Cosmic Hallelujah — Kenny Chesney
Heart Break — Lady Antebellum
The Breaker — Little Big Town
Life Changes — Thomas Rhett
From a Room Volume 1 — Chris Stapleton WINNER
NEW AGE FIELD Grammys 2018 Winners
Best New Age Album
Reflection — Brian Eno
SongVersation Medicine — India.Arie
Dancing On Water — Peter Kater WINNER
Sacred Journey Of Ku-Kai, Volume 5 — Kitaro
Spiral Revelation — Steve Roach
JAZZ FIELD Grammys 2018 Winners
Best Improvised Jazz Solo
Can’t Remember Why — Sara Caswell, soloist
Dance Of Shiva — Billy Childs, soloist
Whisper Not — Fred Hersch, soloist
Miles Beyond — John McLaughlin, soloist WINNER
Ilimba — Chris Potter, soloist
Best Jazz Vocal Album
The Journey — The Baylor Project
A Social Call — Jazzmeia Horn
Bad Ass and Blind — Raul Midón
Porter Plays Porter — Randy Porter Trio With Nancy King
Dreams and Daggers — Cécile McLorin Salvant WINNER
Best Jazz Instrumental Album
Uptown, Downtown — Bill Charlap Trio
Rebirth — Billy Childs WINNER
Project Freedom –Joey DeFrancesco & The People
Open Book — Fred Hersch
The Dreamer Is the Dream — Chris Potter
Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album
MONK’estra Vol. 2 — John Beasley
Jigsaw — Alan Ferber Big Band
Bringin’ It — Christian McBride Big Band WINNER
Homecoming — Vince Mendoza & WDR Big Band Cologne
Whispers on the Wind — Chuck Owen And The Jazz Surge
Best Latin Jazz Album
Hybrido – From Rio To Wayne Shorter — Antonio Adolfo
Oddara — Jane Bunnett & Maqueque
Outra Coisa – The Music Of Moacir Santos — Anat Cohen & Marcello Gonçalves
Típico — Miguel Zenón
Jazz Tango — Pablo Ziegler Trio WINNER
GOSPEL/ CONTEMPORARY CHRISTIAN MUSIC FIELD Grammys 2018 Winners
Best Gospel Performance/Song
Too Hard Not To — Tina Campbell
You Deserve It — JJ Hairston & Youthful Praise Featuring Bishop Cortez Vaughn
Better Days — Le’Andria
My Life — The Walls Group
Never Have To Be Alone — CeCe Winans WINNER
Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song
Oh My Soul — Casting Crowns
Clean — Natalie Grant
What A Beautiful Name — Hillsong Worship WINNER
Even If — MercyMe
Hills And Valleys — Tauren Wells
Best Gospel Album
Crossover Live From Music City — Travis Greene
Bigger Than Me — Le’Andria
Close — Marvin Sapp
Sunday Song — Anita Wilson
Let Them Fall in Love — CeCe Winans WINNER
Best Contemporary Christian Music Album
Rise — Danny Gokey
Echoes (Deluxe Edition) — Matt Maher
Lifer — MercyMe
Hills and Valleys — Tauren Wells
Chain Breaker — Zach Williams WINNER
Best Roots Gospel Album
The Best Of the Collingsworth Family – Volume 1 — The Collingsworth Family
Give Me Jesus — Larry Cordle
Resurrection — Joseph Habedank
Sing It Now Songs of Faith & Hope — Reba McEntire WINNER
Hope for All Nations — Karen Peck & New River
LATIN FIELD Grammys 2018 Winners
Best Latin Pop Album
Lo Único Constante — Alex Cuba
Mis Planes Son Amarte — Juanes
Amar Y Vivir En Vivo Desde La Ciudad De México, 2017 — La Santa Cecilia
Musas (Un Homenaje Al Folclore Latinoamericano En Manos De Los Macorinos) — Natalia Lafourcade
El Dorado — Shakira WINNER
Best Latin Rock, Urban or Alternative Album
Ayo — Bomba Estéreo
Pa’ Fuera — C4 Trío & Desorden Público
Salvavidas De Hielo — Jorge Drexler
El Paradise — Los Amigos Invisibles
Residente — Residente WINNER
Best Regional Mexican Music Album (Including Tejano)
Ni Diablo Ni Santo — Julión Álvarez Y Su Norteño Banda
Ayer Y Hoy — Banda El Recodo De Cruz Lizárraga
Momentos — Alex Campos
Arriero Somos Versiones Acústicas — Aida Cuevas WINNER
Zapateando En El Norte — Humberto Novoa, producer (Various Artists)
Best Tropical Latin Album
Albita — Albita
Art of the Arrangement — Doug Beavers
Salsa Big Band — Rubén Blades Con Roberto Delgado & Orquesta WINNER
Gente Valiente — Silvestre Dangond
Indestructible — Diego El Cigala
AMERICAN ROOTS MUSIC FIELD Grammys 2018 Winners
Best American Roots Performance
Killer Diller Blues — Alabama Shakes WINNER
Let My Mother Live — Blind Boys Of Alabama
Arkansas Farmboy — Glen Campbell
Steer Your Way — Leonard Cohen
I Never Cared For You — Alison Krauss
Best American Roots Song
Cumberland Gap — David Rawlings
I Wish You Well — The Mavericks
If We Were Vampires — Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit WINNER
It Ain’t Over Yet — Rodney Crowell Featuring Rosanne Cash & John Paul White
My Only True Friend –Gregg Allman
Best Americana Album
Southern Blood — Gregg Allman
Shine On Rainy Day — Brent Cobb
Beast Epic — Iron & Wine
The Nashville Sound — Jason Isbell And The 400 Unit WINNER
Brand New Day — The Mavericks
Best Bluegrass Album
Fiddler’s Dream — Michael Cleveland
Laws Of Gravity — The Infamous Stringdusters WINNER (TIE)
Original — Bobby Osborne
Universal Favorite — Noam Pikelny
All The Rage – In Concert Volume One [Live] — Rhonda Vincent And The Rage WINNER (TIE
Best Traditional Blues Album
Migration Blues — Eric Bibb
Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio — Elvin Bishop’s Big Fun Trio
Roll And Tumble — R.L. Boyce
Sonny & Brownie’s Last Train — Guy Davis & Fabrizio Poggi
Blue & Lonesome — The Rolling Stones WINNER
Best Contemporary Blues Album
Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm — Robert Cray & Hi Rhythm
Recorded Live In Lafayette — Sonny Landreth
TajMo — Taj Mahal and Keb’ Mo’ WINNER
Got Soul — Robert Randolph & The Family Band
Live From The Fox Oakland — Tedeschi Trucks Band
Best Folk Album
Mental Illness — Aimee Mann WINNER
Semper Femina — Laura Marling
The Queen Of Hearts — Offa Rex
You Don’t Own Me Anymore — The Secret Sisters
The Laughing Apple — Yusuf / Cat Stevens
Best Regional Roots Music Album
Top Of the Mountain — Dwayne Dopsie And The Zydeco Hellraisers
Ho’okena 3.0 — Ho’okena
Kalenda — Lost Bayou Ramblers WINNER
Miyo Kekisepa, Make A Stand [Live] — Northern Cree
Pua Kiele — Josh Tatofi
REGGAE FIELD Grammys 2018 Winners
Best Reggae Album
Chronology — Chronixx
Lost In Paradise — Common Kings
Wash House Ting — J Boog
Stony Hill — Damian Jr. Gong Marley WINNER
Avrakedabra — Morgan Heritage
WORLD MUSIC FIELD Grammys 2018 Winners
Best World Music Album
Memoria De Los Sentidos — Vicente Amigo
Para Mi — Buika
Rosa Dos Ventos — Anat Cohen & Trio Brasileiro
Shaka Zulu Revisited 30th Anniversary Celebration — Ladysmith Black Mambazo WINNER
Elwan — Tinariwen
CHILDREN’S FIELD Grammys 2018 Winners
Best Children’s Album
Brighter Side — Gustafer Yellowgold
Feel What U Feel — Lisa Loeb WINNER
Lemonade — Justin Roberts
Rise Shine #Woke — Alphabet Rockers
Songs Of Peace & Love For Kids & Parents Around The World — Ladysmith Black Mambazo
SPOKEN WORD FIELD Grammys 2018 Winners
Best Spoken Word Album (Includes Poetry, Audio Books & Storytelling)
Astrophysics For People In A Hurry — Neil Degrasse Tyson
Born To Run — Bruce Springsteen
Confessions Of A Serial Songwriter — Shelly Peiken
Our Revolution A Future to Believe In (Bernie Sanders) — Bernie Sanders And Mark Ruffalo
The Princess Diarist — Carrie Fisher WINNER
COMEDY FIELD Grammys 2018 Winners
Best Comedy Album
The Age Of Spin & Deep In The Heart Of Texas — Dave Chappelle WINNER
Cinco — Jim Gaffigan
Jerry Before Seinfeld — Jerry Seinfeld
A Speck Of Dust — Sarah Silverman
What Now? — Kevin Hart
MUSICAL THEATER FIELD Grammys 2018 Winners
Best Musical Theater Album
Come From Away — Ian Eisendrath, August Eriksmoen, David Hein, David Lai & Irene Sankoff, producers; David Hein & Irene Sankoff, composers/lyricists (Original Broadway Cast Recording)
Dear Evan Hansen — Ben Platt, principal soloist; Alex Lacamoire, Stacey Mindich, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, producers; Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, composers/lyricists (Original Broadway Cast Recording) WINNER
Hello, Dolly! — Bette Midler, principal soloist; Steven Epstein, producer (Jerry Herman, composer & lyricist) (New Broadway Cast Recording)
MUSIC FOR VISUAL MEDIA FIELD Grammys 2018 Winners
Best Compilation Soundtrack For Visual Media
Baby Driver — (Various Artists)
Guardians Of the Galaxy Vol. 2 Awesome Mix Vol. 2 — (Various Artists)
Hidden Figures The Album — (Various Artists)
La La Land — (Various Artists) WINNER
Moana The Songs — (Various Artists)
Best Score Soundtrack For Visual Media
Arrival — Jóhann Jóhannsson, composer
Dunkirk — Hans Zimmer, composer
Game Of Thrones Season 7 — Ramin Djawadi, composer
Hidden Figures — Benjamin Wallfisch, Pharrell Williams & Hans Zimmer, composers
La La Land — Justin Hurwitz, composer WINNER
Best Song Written For Visual Media
City Of Stars — Justin Hurwitz, Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, songwriters (Ryan Gosling & Emma Stone)
How Far I’ll Go — Lin-Manuel Miranda, songwriter (Auli’i Cravalho) WINNER
I Don’t Wanna Live Forever (‘Fifty Shades Darker’) — Jack Antonoff, Sam Dew & Taylor Swift, songwriters (Zayn & Taylor Swift)
Never Give Up — Sia Furler & Greg Kurstin, songwriters (Sia)
Stand Up For Something — Common & Diane Warren, songwriters (Andra Day Featuring Common)
COMPOSING/ ARRANGING FIELD Grammys 2018 Winners
Best Instrumental Composition
Alkaline — Pascal Le Boeuf, composer (Le Boeuf Brothers & JACK Quartet)
Choros #3 — Vince Mendoza, composer (Vince Mendoza & WDR Big Band Cologne)
Home Free (For Peter Joe) — Nate Smith, composer (Nate Smith)
Three Revolutions — Arturo O’Farrill, composer (Arturo O’Farrill & Chucho Valdés) WINNER
Warped Cowboy — Chuck Owen, composer (Chuck Owen And The Jazz Surge)
Best Arrangement, Instrumental or A Cappella
All Hat, No Saddle — Chuck Owen, arranger (Chuck Owen And The Jazz Surge)
Escapades For Alto Saxophone And Orchestra From Catch Me If You Can — John Williams, arranger (John Williams) WINNER
Home Free (For Peter Joe) — Nate Smith, arranger (Nate Smith)
Ugly Beauty/Pannonica — John Beasley, arranger (John Beasley)
White Christmas — Chris Walden, arranger (Herb Alpert)
Best Arrangement, Instruments and Vocals
Another Day Of Sun — Justin Hurwitz, arranger (La La Land Cast)
Every Time We Say Goodbye — Jorge Calandrelli, arranger (Clint Holmes Featuring Jane Monheit)
I Like Myself — Joel McNeely, arranger (Seth MacFarlane)
I Loves You Porgy/There’s A Boat That’s Leavin’ Soon For New York — Shelly Berg, Gregg Field, Gordon Goodwin & Clint Holmes, arrangers (Clint Holmes Featuring Dee Dee Bridgewater And The Count Basie Orchestra)
Putin — Randy Newman, arranger (Randy Newman) WINNER
PACKAGE FIELD Grammys 2018 Winners
Best Recording Package
El Orisha De La Rosa — Claudio Roncoli & Cactus Taller, art directors (Magín Díaz) WINNER (TIE)
Mura Masa — Alex Crossan & Matt De Jong, art directors (Mura Masa)
Pure Comedy (Deluxe Edition) — Sasha Barr, Ed Steed & Josh Tillman, art directors (Father John Misty) WINNER (TIE)
Sleep Well Beast — Elyanna Blaser-Gould, Luke Hayman & Andrea Trabucco-Campos, art directors (The National)
Solid State — Gail Marowitz, art director (Jonathan Coulton)
Best Boxed Or Special Limited Edition Package
Bobo Yeye Belle Epoque In Upper Volta — Tim Breen, art director (Various Artists)
Lovely Creatures The Best Of Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds (1984 – 2014) — Tom Hingston, art director (Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds)
May 1977 Get Shown The Light — Masaki Koike, art director (Grateful Dead)
The Voyager Golden Record 40th Anniversary Edition — Lawrence Azerrad, Timothy Daly & David Pescovitz, art directors (Various Artists) WINNER
Warfaring Strangers Acid Nightmares — Tim Breen, Benjamin Marra & Ken Shipley, art directors (Various Artists)
NOTES FIELD Grammys 2018 Winners
Best Album Notes
Arthur Q. Smith The Trouble With The Truth — Wayne Bledsoe & Bradley Reeves, album notes writers (Various Artists)
Big Bend Killing The Appalachian Ballad Tradition — Ted Olson, album notes writer (Various Artists)
The Complete Piano Works Of Scott Joplin — Bryan S. Wright, album notes writer (Richard Dowling)
Edouard-Léon Scott De Martinville, Inventor Of Sound Recording A Bicentennial Tribute — David Giovannoni, album notes writer (Various Artists)
Live At The Whisky A Go Go The Complete Recordings — Lynell George, album notes writer (Otis Redding) WINNER
Washington Phillips And His Manzarene Dreams — Michael Corcoran, album notes writer (Washington Phillips)
HISTORICAL FIELD Grammys 2018 Winners
Best Historical Album
Bobo Yeye Belle Epoque In Upper Volta — Jon Kirby, Florent Mazzoleni, Rob Sevier & Ken Shipley, compilation producers; Jeff Lipton & Maria Rice, mastering engineers (Various Artists)
The Goldberg Variations – The Complete Unreleased Recording Sessions June 1955 — Robert Russ, compilation producer; Matthias Erb, Martin Kistner & Andreas K. Meyer, mastering engineers (Glenn Gould)
Leonard Bernstein – The Composer — Robert Russ, compilation producer; Martin Kistner & Andreas K. Meyer, mastering engineers (Leonard Bernstein)
Sweet As Broken Dates Lost Somali Tapes From The Horn Of Africa — Nicolas Sheikholeslami & Vik Sohonie, compilation producers; Michael Graves, mastering engineer (Various Artists)
Washington Phillips And His Manzarene Dreams — Michael Corcoran, April G. Ledbetter & Steven Lance Ledbetter, compilation producers; Michael Graves, mastering engineer (Washington Phillips)
PRODUCTION, NON-CLASSICAL FIELD Grammys 2018 Winners
Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical
Every Where Is Some Where — Brent Arrowood, Miles Comaskey, JT Daly, Tommy English, Kristine Flaherty, Adam Hawkins, Chad Howat & Tony Maserati, engineers; Joe LaPorta, mastering engineer (K.Flay)
Is This The Life We Really Want? — Nigel Godrich, Sam Petts-Davies & Darrell Thorp, engineers; Bob Ludwig, mastering engineer (Roger Waters)
Natural Conclusion — Ryan Freeland, engineer; Joao Carvalho, mastering engineer (Rose Cousins)
No Shape — Shawn Everett & Joseph Lorge, engineers; Patricia Sullivan, mastering engineer (Perfume Genius)
24K Magic — Serban Ghenea, John Hanes & Charles Moniz, engineers; Tom Coyne, mastering engineer (Bruno Mars) WINNER
Producer Of the Year, Non-Classical
Greg Kurstin WINNER
Best Remixed Recording
Can’t Let You Go (Louie Vega Roots Mix) — Louie Vega, remixer (Loleatta Holloway)
Funk O’ De Funk (SMLE Remix) — SMLE, remixers (Bobby Rush)
Undercover (Adventure Club Remix) — Leighton James & Christian Srigley, remixers (Kehlani)
A Violent Noise (Four Tet Remix) — Four Tet, remixer (The xx)
You Move (Latroit Remix) — Dennis White, remixer (Depeche Mode) WINNER
SURROUND SOUND FIELD Grammys 2018 Winners
Best Surround Sound Album
Early Americans — Jim Anderson, surround mix engineer; Darcy Proper, surround mastering engineer; Jim Anderson & Jane Ira Bloom, surround producers (Jane Ira Bloom) WINNER
Kleiberg Mass For Modern Man — Morten Lindberg, surround mix engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround mastering engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround producer (Eivind Gullberg Jensen & Trondheim Symphony Orchestra And Choir)
So Is My Love — Morten Lindberg, surround mix engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround mastering engineer; Morten Lindberg, surround producer (Nina T. Karlsen & Ensemble 96)
3-D The Catalogue — Fritz Hilpert, surround mix engineer; Tom Ammermann, surround mastering engineer; Fritz Hilpert, surround producer (Kraftwerk)
Tyberg Masses — Jesse Brayman, surround mix engineer; Jesse Brayman, surround mastering engineer; Blanton Alspaugh, surround producer (Brian A. Schmidt, Christopher Jacobson & South Dakota Chorale)
PRODUCTION, CLASSICAL FIELD Grammys 2018 Winners
Best Engineered Album, Classical
Danielpour Songs Of Solitude & War Songs — Gary Call, engineer (Thomas Hampson, Giancarlo Guerrero & Nashville Symphony)
Kleiberg Mass For Modern Man — Morten Lindberg, engineer (Eivind Gullberg Jensen, Trondheim Vokalensemble & Trondheim Symphony Orchestra)
Schoenberg, Adam American Symphony; Finding Rothko; Picture Studies — Keith O. Johnson & Sean Royce Martin, engineers (Michael Stern & Kansas City Symphony)
Shostakovich Symphony No. 5; Barber Adagio — Mark Donahue, engineer (Manfred Honeck & Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra) WINNER
Tyberg Masses — John Newton, engineer; Jesse Brayman, mastering engineer (Brian A. Schmidt, Christopher Jacobson & South Dakota Chorale)
Producer Of the Year, Classical
David Frost WINNER
CLASSICAL FIELD Grammys 2018 Winners
Best Orchestral Performance
Concertos For Orchestra — Louis Langrée, conductor (Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra)
Copland Symphony No. 3; Three Latin American Sketches — Leonard Slatkin, conductor (Detroit Symphony Orchestra)
Debussy Images; Jeux & La Plus Que Lente — Michael Tilson Thomas, conductor (San Francisco Symphony)
Mahler Symphony No. 5 — Osmo Vänskä, conductor (Minnesota Orchestra)
Shostakovich Symphony No. 5; Barber Adagio — Manfred Honeck, conductor (Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra) WINNER
Best Opera Recording
Berg Lulu — Lothar Koenigs, conductor; Daniel Brenna, Marlis Petersen & Johan Reuter; Jay David Saks, producer (The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra)
Berg Wozzeck — Hans Graf, conductor; Anne Schwanewilms & Roman Trekel; Hans Graf, producer (Houston Symphony; Chorus Of Students And Alumni, Shepherd School Of Music, Rice University & Houston Grand Opera Children’s Chorus) WINNER
Bizet Les Pêcheurs De Perles — Gianandrea Noseda, conductor; Diana Damrau, Mariusz Kwiecień, Matthew Polenzani & Nicolas Testé; Jay David Saks, producer (The Metropolitan Opera Orchestra; The Metropolitan Opera Chorus)
Handel Ottone — George Petrou, conductor; Max Emanuel Cencic & Lauren Snouffer; Jacob Händel, producer (Il Pomo D’Oro)
Rimsky-Korsakov The Golden Cockerel — Valery Gergiev, conductor; Vladimir Feliauer, Aida Garifullina & Kira Loginova; Ilya Petrov, producer (Mariinsky Orchestra; Mariinsky Chorus)
Best Choral Performance
Bryars The Fifth Century — Donald Nally, conductor (PRISM Quartet; The Crossing) WINNER
Handel Messiah — Andrew Davis, conductor; Noel Edison, chorus master (Elizabeth DeShong, John Relyea, Andrew Staples & Erin Wall; Toronto Symphony Orchestra; Toronto Mendelssohn Choir)
Mansurian Requiem — Alexander Liebreich, conductor; Florian Helgath, chorus master (Anja Petersen & Andrew Redmond; Münchener Kammerorchester; RIAS Kammerchor)
Music Of the Spheres — Nigel Short, conductor (Tenebrae)
Tyberg Masses — Brian A. Schmidt, conductor (Christopher Jacobson; South Dakota Chorale)
Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance
Buxtehude Trio Sonatas, Op. 1 — Arcangelo
Death & The Maiden — Patricia Kopatchinskaja & The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra WINNER
Divine Theatre – Sacred Motets By Giaches De Wert — Stile Antico
Franck, Kurtág, Previn & Schumann — Joyce Yang & Augustin Hadelich
Martha Argerich & Friends – Live From Lugano 2016 — Martha Argerich & Various Artists
Best Classical Instrumental Solo
Bach The French Suites — Murray Perahia
Haydn Cello Concertos — Steven Isserlis; Florian Donderer, conductor (The Deutsch Kammerphilharmonie Bremen)
Levina The Piano Concertos — Maria Lettberg; Ariane Matiakh, conductor (Rundfunk-Sinfonieorchester Berlin)
Shostakovich Violin Concertos Nos. 1 & 2 — Frank Peter Zimmermann; Alan Gilbert, conductor (NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchester)
Transcendental — Daniil Trifonov WINNER
Best Classical Solo Vocal Album
Bach & Telemann Sacred Cantatas — Philippe Jaroussky; Petra Müllejans, conductor (Ann-Kathrin Brüggemann & Juan de la Rubia; Freiburger Barockorchester)
Crazy Girl Crazy – Music By Gershwin, Berg & Berio — Barbara Hannigan (Orchestra Ludwig) WINNER
Gods & Monsters — Nicholas Phan; Myra Huang, accompanist
In War & Peace – Harmony Through Music — Joyce DiDonato; Maxim Emelyanychev, conductor (Il Pomo D’Oro)
Sviridov Russia Cast Adrift — Dmitri Hvorostovsky; Constantine Orbelian, conductor (St. Petersburg State Symphony Orchestra & Style Of Five Ensemble)
Best Classical Compendium
Barbara — Alexandre Tharaud; Cécile Lenoir, producer
Higdon All Things Majestic, Viola Concerto & Oboe Concerto — Giancarlo Guerrero, conductor; Tim Handley, producer WINNER
Kurtág Complete Works For Ensemble & Choir — Reinbert de Leeuw, conductor; Guido Tichelman, producer
Les Routes De L’Esclavage — Jordi Savall, conductor; Benjamin Bleton, producer
Mademoiselle Première Audience – Unknown Music Of Nadia Boulanger — Lucy Mauro; Lucy Mauro, producer
Best Contemporary Classical Composition
Danielpour Songs Of Solitude — Richard Danielpour, composer (Thomas Hampson, Giancarlo Guerrero & Nashville Symphony)
Higdon Viola Concerto — Jennifer Higdon, composer (Roberto Díaz, Giancarlo Guerrero & Nashville Symphony) WINNER
Mansurian Requiem — Tigran Mansurian, composer (Alexander Liebreich, Florian Helgath, RIAS Kammerchor & Münchener Kammerorchester)
Schoenberg, Adam Picture Studies — Adam Schoenberg, composer (Michael Stern & Kansas City Symphony)
Zhou Tian Concerto For Orchestra — Zhou Tian, composer (Louis Langrée & Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra)
MUSIC VIDEO/FILM FIELD Grammys 2018 Winners
Best Music Video
Up All Night — Beck
Makeba — Jain
The Story Of O.J. — Jay-Z
Humble. — Kendrick Lamar WINNER
1-800-273-8255 — Logic Featuring Alessia Cara & Khalid
Best Music Film
One More Time With Feeling — Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds
Long Strange Trip — (The Grateful Dead)
The Defiant Ones — (Various Artists) WINNER
Soundbreaking — (Various Artists)
Katherine Langford is known for playing Hannah Baker in the 2017 Netflix series 13 Reasons Why, based on the novel of the same name, for which she received a Golden Globe Award nomination.
Years active 2016–present
Sun Sign Taurus
Height 5 ft 5½ in or 166 cm
Measurements 35-27-35 in or 89-68.5-89 cm
Bra size 34A
Eye Color Blue
Hair Color Light Brown
Age: 22 years and 2 months
Best Known For
Playing Hannah Baker on the Netflix mystery drama series 13 Reasons Why alongside Dylan Minnette.
Father – Unknown
Mother – Unknown
Siblings – Unknown
Katherine is represented by these agencies –
Independent Management Company – Australia
Silver Lining Entertainment
William Morris Endeavor Entertainment
Katherine went to Perth Modern School in Subiaco, Western Australia. In 2014, she graduated high school with a diploma in musical theater.
Then, she attended Principal Academy of Dance & Theatre Arts to major in Music Theatre.
Katherine Langford was raised in Applecross, a riverside suburb of Perth, Langford is the daughter of doctors, Elizabeth and Stephen Langford, director of medical services at the Royal Flying Doctor Service. She began voice lessons in 2005, and received classical, jazz, and contemporary vocal training. She attended Penrhos College for her primary years and commenced secondary schooling at St Hilda’s. She was offered a place at Perth Modern School, a public school for the gifted and talented, located in Subiaco, Western Australia, for her senior high years. Here she studied music and drama, was sports captain and a nationally ranked swimmer. Early on in her high school career, Langford was interested in medicine and politics, in addition to musical theater. However, in 2012, when Langford was 16, she attended Lady Gaga’s concert, the Born This Way Ball, which inspired her to learn how to play the piano and quit the swimming team. For her final year at Perth Modern, Langford stopped swimming and switched her focus to music and performance. She was successful in a number of musical eisteddfods and drama competitions. Langford appeared in the school’s production of Hotel Sorrento in 2013 and graduated in 2014.
After graduating high school, Langford was determined to become an actor. However, she was rejected from every acting school she applied to, on the grounds she was too young and didn’t have enough life experience. This lead her to begin enrolling in acting classes and workshops in Perth, juggled three part-time jobs, and later found herself an agent. From 2014 to 2015, Langford studied at the Principal Academy of Dance & Theatre Arts, majoring in Music Theatre. While there, she appeared in a production of Godspell, where she played Morgan. She was then one of five selected to participate in the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA) Advanced Actors Residency in 2015. Also in 2015, she trained at Nicholson’s Academy of Screen Acting. During this time, she also portrayed the role of Juan Perón’s mistress in the 2015 production of Evita at the Koorliny Arts Centre in Perth. In late 2015, Langford was offered a position in the Bachelor of Arts program in Acting at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) and intended to begin studies in 2016. However, she never enrolled and instead pursued professional roles.
Langford first appeared in several small independent films in 2015, including Imperfect Quadrant, and Daughter. Langford portrayed the lead character, Scarlett, in Daughter, which debuted at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. In 2016, after declining the offer from WAAPA, Langford auditioned for Will, a TV series centered on the young life of William Shakespeare. She did not get the role, which was instead given to Olivia DeJonge.
Langford auditioned for the role in 13 Reasons Why over Skype and had only 10 days to get an O-1 visa as she had not worked in the United States before. She has received critical acclaim for her portrayal of the American high school student Hannah Baker in 13 Reasons Why. Langford researched the role, speaking with a representative of the sexual assault awareness campaign “It’s On Us” and a psychiatrist who specializes in adolescence. In December 2016, she signed with the William Morris Endeavor agency.
Langford will appear in her first feature film, The Misguided, an independent comedic drama by Shannon Alexander on 26 January 2018. She will star as Leah in the upcoming 2018 film Love, Simon, an adaptation of the coming-of-age novel Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli.
In addition to her vocal training, Langford taught herself to play piano. She shared video of her singing three original songs she wrote: “I’ve Got a Crush on Zoe Bosch,” “Young and Stupid,” and “3 Words.” “Young and Stupid” is an anti-suicide song she wrote in 2013 after three Perth teens took their lives.
In 2016, she debuted with a short film Daughters where she played the role of Scarlett.
First TV Show
In 2017, she started appearing in a lead role on Netflix series 13 Reasons Why as Hannah Baker.
Katherine Langford’s workout routine and diet plan are not known.
Katherine Langford Favorite Things
Singer – Lady Gaga
TV Show – Star Trek: Voyager (1995-2001)
Favorite Character from Star Trek: Voyager – Captain Kathryn Janeway
Katherine Langford Facts
She auditioned for “13 Reasons Why” on the Skype.
Katherine auditioned for Will TV series (based on the life of William Shakespeare), but she was rejected and the role went to Olivia DeJonge.
To look natural for playing the role of a high school student in “13 Reasons Why”, she worked with a psychiatrist and “It’s On Us” sexual assault awareness campaign people.
Langford had only 10 days to get the O-1B visa (required for foreign people to work in U.S.) after successfully auditioning for the “13 Reasons Why” role.
She started taking vocal training in 2005 in classical, jazz, and contemporary.
While in school, she was a national level swimmer.
In high school, she started taking more interest in medicine, politics, and musical theater.
In 2012, after attending a Lady Gaga concert, she stopped swimming and started learning piano.
In 2015, she was given the honor to participate in the National Institute of Dramatic Arts (NIDA) Advanced Actors Residency.
Katherine saw the snowfall for the first time in late 2016 in New York City, U.S. and not in Australia.
She reads historical fiction fan book in her free time.
She joined Instagram only after Selena Gomez insisted her to do so.