British pop star Lily Allen has announced her retirement from the recording industry. The 23-year-old “Smile” singer released her sophomore set The Fear earlier this year and says she has no intention of ever recording another album.
(Insert eye-roll here…We’ve got five bucks that says she’ll turn into another Jay-Z and go on to record 30 additional albums.)
Lily is leading a campaign to crack down on online file-sharing in the U.K., encouraging music lovers to support the struggling industry by purchasing their favorite tracks legally. And she has taken to her blog to tell fans she has nothing from the fight – because she is officially hanging up her microphone.
“Just so you know, I have not renegotiated my record contract and have no plans to make another record (applause),” she wrote. “I do however remain a fan of new music, so this is not some selfish crusade. The days of me making money from recording music has been and gone as far as I’m concerned, so I don’t (at this point) stand to profit from legislation, except future purchases of previously recorded material (which won’t be much).”