Allen also produced two mixtapes – My First Mixtape and My Second Mixtape – to promote her work.
As she accumulated tens of thousands of My Space friends, The Observer Music Monthly (OMM), a magazine published in The Observer, took interest in March 2006.
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.
Brutally honest and in parts tragically sad, it's refreshing for a young woman to talk so openly...
More Lily Allen has always been known for never mincing her words, and of course her autobiography is no different.
Allen left school when she was 15 and concentrated on improving her performing and compositional skills.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.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 the piano to grade 5 standard and achieved grade 8 in singing.
This led to Allen singing "Baby Mine" from Disney's Dumbo at a school concert.