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Pixie Lott

Pixie Lott performing at the launch of Blackpool Illuminations in Blackpool, Lancashire on 4 September 2009
Background information
Birth name Victoria Louise Lott[1]
Born 12 January 1991 (1991-01-12) (age 19)
Bromley, London, England
Genres Pop, soul, R&B, electropop, Wonky Pop
Occupations Singer-songwriter, actress, dancer, model
Instruments Vocals, piano
Years active 2006–present
Labels Mercury, Interscope
Associated acts Kasabian
Website www.pixielott.com/

Victoria Louise Lott (born 12 January 1991) better known by her stage name, Pixie Lott,[1] is an English actress, dancer and singer-songwriter.

Lott's debut single "Mama Do (Uh Oh, Uh Oh)" was released in June 2009 [2] and went straight to number one in the UK Singles Chart.[3] Lott's follow-up single "Boys and Girls", also topped the UK charts in September 2009. Her debut album Turn It Up was released in September 2009 and reached number six in the UK Albums Chart and has since been certified platinum.

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Early and personal life

Lott was born in Bromley, south east London.[4] She lives in Brentwood, Essex with her father, who is a stock broker, and her mother, a housewife; she has an older brother and sister.[5] Her mother gave her the nickname Pixie because she was such a tiny baby.[6] After she started singing in her church school,[6] Lott attended the Italia Conti Associates Saturday school in Chislehurst from 5 years old, she went onto the main school at 11 Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts, where she was awarded a scholarship. At the age of 13 Lott moved with her family to Brentwood, Essex. During her time as a student she appeared in the West End production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at the London Palladium, and in BBC One's Celebrate the Sound of Music as Louisa von Trapp.[2] At the age of fourteen she was part of the chorus line, recording vocals on Roger Waters's opera Ça Ira.[5] Lott visited local school, Brentwood County High School, on Friday 5th February 2010, to perform her latest hits, as well as reiterating the importance of going to school to the current students. She also featured as a guest in an episode of MTV's My Super Sweet 16 UK.

2009 onwards

L. A. Reid heard one of her demos[5] and signed her to the Island Def Jam Music Group when she was fifteen, but after a change of managers a bidding war ensued, resulting in her now being signed to Mercury Records in the UK and to Interscope Records in the U.S.[5]

Lott played her first festival concert in the Big Top at the Isle of Wight Festival 2009, during her first full British tour, where she supported The Saturdays on The Work Tour.

She released her debut single, "Mama Do (Uh Oh, Uh Oh)", on 8 June 2009. The video, directed by Trudy Bellinger, was released to MySpace in Lott's news section and has gained in excess of two million views on YouTube.[7] It entered both the iTunes chart and UK Singles Chart at number one, after over 50,000 sales. Pixie is the first ever UK solo female artist to debut straight at number 1 without a reality show's help. Pixie was quoted as being shocked at the success of the single.[8] The song was also recorded in Simlish for Electronic Arts' The Sims 3.[9] It spent one week at number one, eleven weeks within the top forty and eighteen weeks within the top seventy five.[10] The single also had considerable success outside the UK, reaching the top forty in eleven other countries, including top ten peaks of number eight in Denmark and number ten in France. The single was certified silver by the British Phonographic Industry on 28 August 2009 after selling over 200,000 copies in the United Kingdom.[11]

On 15 August 2009, Pixie was featured alongside Hoobastank, The All-American Rejects, Kasabian, Cobra Starship, Dizzee Rascal, Boys Like Girls, Estranged and Raygun as one of the live acts at Asia's very first MTV World Stage Live in Malaysia concert that was held in Malaysia.[12]

Pixie's second lead single "Boys and Girls" was released on 6 September 2009 and topped the UK Singles Chart on 13 September 2009.[13] During the week in which it reached number one, the single sold just under 50,000 copies.[14] It has so far spent nine consecutive weeks within the top seventy-five and eight consecutive weeks within the top forty of the UK Singles Chart.[15] The single has been accompanied by a music video and was directed by Diane Martel.[16]

On 14 September 2009, Pixie's debut album, Turn It Up was released. The album debuted at number six on the UK Album Chart. The album has so far sold over 400,000 copies in the United Kingdom and was certified platinum by the British Phonographic Industry in January 2010.[11] Over 800,000 of her singles have been sold in the UK.

Pixie signed a publishing deal with Sony/ATV Music Publishing in December 2007. Pixie has written a song for Alexandra Burke's debut album, Overcome, titled "You Broke My Heart" and a song for Girls Can't Catch titled "Happy Alone", which was featured as a free Christmas present download on their website. She also has written two tracks on Lisa Hordijk – the Dutch X Factor's winners album, they are titled "No Good For Me" (1st single off of album) and "Promises, Promises".

Pixie's third single from the album was confirmed as "Cry Me Out" upon the release of the previous single and the single was later confirmed for physical release on 23 November 2009.[17] The music video was directed by Jake Nava (director of recent videos for Beyoncé, Leona Lewis and Shakira) and was shot in Cuba.[18] During an interview with GMTV, Pixie confirmed that 'Cry Me Out' will be her first single release in the US, during spring 2010.

The fourth single Gravity was released in the UK on March 8th 2010 and the video premiered on Channel 4 on 6th February .

Pixie won two MTV EMA Awards MTV Europe Music Awards 2009, Best UK & Ireland Act and Best Push Artist (best break through artist) [19]

Pixie won a Cosmopolitan 2009 Ultimate Women Award for "Ultimate Newcomer".[20] Pixie won "Best Newcomer Caron Keating Award 2009" at The Variety Club Awards.

"The Way The World Works", from Lott's debut record was used in the U.S.-produced medical drama "Private Practice".[21]

Pixie was chosen as the face of Nokia's "Illuvial Pink Collection" mobile phone range, saying "I spend loads of time on my mobile, so it's important to me that it looks good. The phones in the range all look fab – they're stylish and yet still girlie".[22]

Lott was nominated for 'Best British Single', 'British Breakthrough Act' and 'Best Female' at the 2010 Brit Awards.

It has been confirmed that Pixie will be the opening act of Rihanna's Rated R Tour in the UK from the 7th to 26th May 2010.[23] Pixie will also be on the main stage at the V Festival in August 2010.

Acting career

Pixie Lott is set to make her film debut in Spring 2010, starring in Fred: The Movie. Lott landed a star role in the film, she plays a woman called Judy - Fred's love interest. Lott said of the film - 'I feel like it was kind of fate, I was in LA doing showcases and stuff, and then something got cancelled. Then I randomly got told to meet with the director to do an audition, so I feel like it was meant to be.'

Fred: The Movie is set to be released in theatres everywhere on April 30, 2010.

Film and television appearances

Awards and nominations

Year Type Award Result
2009 MTV Europe Music Awards 2009 Best UK & Ireland Act Won
Best New Act Nominated
Best Push Artist Won
Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women 2009 Ultimate Newcomer Won
Q Awards 2009 Breakthrough Artist Nominated
2010 Brit Awards Breakthrough Artist Nominated
Female Solo Artist Nominated
British Single (Mama Do Uh Oh) Nominated
Meteor Ireland Music Awards Best International Female Nominated
Virgin Media Awards Best Newcomer Won

Discography

Studio albums

Tours

As supporting act

References

  1. ^ a b Collar, Matt. "Pixie Lott biography at Allmusic.com". Allmusic. http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:wcfuxz9gldhe~T00. Retrieved 2009-09-15. 
  2. ^ a b Times Online: "Pixie Lott: Next year's cover girl" (1 March 2009). Retrieved on 26 March 2009.
  3. ^ "Dream debut for new singer Pixie". BBC News. 2009-06-14. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8099529.stm. Retrieved 2009-06-14. 
  4. ^ Births England and Wales 1984–2006
  5. ^ a b c d "Pixie Lott casts a spell". Daily Mail. 2009-06-12. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/home/you/article-1190282/Pixie-Lott-casts-spell.html. Retrieved 2009-06-14. 
  6. ^ a b "Pop Pixie has a whole Lotta love!". BBC News. 2009-06-05. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8078714.stm. Retrieved 2009-06-108. 
  7. ^ Music video and viewing ratings
  8. ^ Pixie Lott thanks fans for No.1 single DigitalSpy 16 June 2009
  9. ^ "Pixie Lott sings her new single in Simlish!", EAgames.co.uk, 8 June 2009
  10. ^ http://www.chartstats.com/songinfo.php?id=34409
  11. ^ a b "BPI Certified Awards". BPI. 28 August 2009. http://www.bpi.co.uk/certifiedawards/Search.aspx. Retrieved 2009-09-10. 
  12. ^ MTV World Stage Live in Malaysia
  13. ^ "Chart Stats – Pixie Lott – Boys & Girls". Chart Stats. http://www.chartstats.com/songinfo.php?id=34515. Retrieved 2009-10-20. 
  14. ^ "Week Ending UK Music Week Sales September 19th 2009". Music Week. (BuzzJack.com). 2009-09-20. http://www.buzzjack.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=100019. Retrieved 2009-11-01. 
  15. ^ http://www.polyhex.com/music/chartruns/chartruns.php
  16. ^ "Pixie Lott’s Boys And Girls by Diane Martel". PromoNews. (World Press). 14 August 2009. http://www.promonews.tv/2009/08/14/pixie-lott’s-boys-and-girls-by-diane-martel/. Retrieved 2009-10-31. 
  17. ^ "Singles Release Diary". Digital Spy. http://www.digitalspy.co.uk/music/singlesreviews/. Retrieved 2009-10-30. 
  18. ^ "Cry Me Out Official Music Video". Mercury Records. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=emQQERp_vTI. Retrieved 2009-11-01. 
  19. ^ "MTV Europe Music Awards 2009 – Artists – Pixie Lott". MTV UK. http://ema.mtv.co.uk/artists/pixie_lott. Retrieved 2009-10-20. 
  20. ^ "ultimate woman awards pixie lott :: Your Life :: Cosmopolitan". cosmopolitan.co.uk. http://www.cosmopolitan.co.uk/your-life/ultimate-woman-awards-pixie-lott/v1. Retrieved 12 February 2010. 
  21. ^ "Pixie Lott – Cry Me Out". Buzzjack.com. http://www.buzzjack.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=102257&st=40&start=40. Retrieved 2009-11-07. 
  22. ^ "Pixie Lott to be the "face" of Nokia's Illuvial range". Pocket-lint.com. http://www.pocket-lint.com/news/29264/pixie-lott-promotes-nokia-illuvial. Retrieved 2009-11-07. 
  23. ^ http://www.4music.com/artist/pixie-lott/to-support-rihanna-on-tour.html

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Pixie Lott (born Victoria Louise Lott, 12 January 1991)[needs proof] is an English soul-pop singer and actress. She was born in Bromley, London. She lives in Brentwood, Essex.[needs proof]

She has released four singles: Two of these singles made #1 on the UK singles chart. They are:

  • Mama Do (Uh Oh Uh Oh)
  • Boys and Girls

The rest of her singles which also made the chart are:

  • Cry Me Out
  • Gravity
  • Turn It Up
  • Broken Arrow

She has also released the album "Turn it up", which all her released singles come from. This album made #6 on the UK Albums Chart and has a Platinum award on the British Phonographic Industry.[1] Since this she has released 'Turn it up Louder' which also made the album chart.

She has been linked to model Oliver Cheshire.[needs proof]

Lott's first headline tour started on 23 November 2010 and it set to finish mid December.

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