DOWNLOAD: Lily Allen - Smile (Feather Boom remix) (MP3)
Lily Allen is already well known and famous in the UK where her album Alright Still has been out since last year. In fact, it was just announced that she's up for FOUR Brit Awards - more than any other artist.
And she's well known on the Internet where she graced many a 2006 top-album list (including my own). And she's known in indie rock-pop circles that branch out into real life U.S. magazines like Blender and URB. They both have her on the cover right now. I saw her on three total covers at Barnes & Noble actually - the third one was some strange teen mag. The URB story is online too.
She's also already been on MTV (one of them), and on late night TV too:
And it's MTV's Discover or Download that's about to sponsor a 7-date tour that includes a February 10th show at NYC's Webster Hall (no ticket info yet). It will be her 2nd NYC show - or 3rd if you count her February 3rd appearance on Saturday Night Live. (Strokes-less) Drew Barrymore is hosting that night. One night earlier (Feb 2nd), Lily will be on Jay Leno. The above video is her on Jimmy Kimmel. Conan O'Brien is in the works.
In March she's touring again and playing SXSW. It's also rumored that she's playing Coachella AND Bonnarroo. Her new label Capitol Records also has deals in the works with Clear Channel, AOL, Yahoo, MSN, Rhapsody, and Nokia - all this to promote the January 30th U.S. release of the album.
Alright, Still will be the first full-length CD in the U.S. to include u-myx software, which allows fans to create their own mixes. In addition, the U.S. release will feature two bonus tracks - "Nan You're A Window Shopper" and "Smile (Version Revisited)." The latter is a remix by Mark Ronson.The song "Smile" will also be featured in the upcoming "The Sims 2 Seasons" video game.
We're about to be inundated with Lily. Will the US be as kind as the UK?