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Lily Allen Changes Her Name, Starts Work on Third Album

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Lily Rose Cooper

The British pop singer opts to use her married name going forward as she preps her first new record since 2009.

Lily Allen‘s in-the-works third album will not be released under the name Lily Allen -- instead, the U.K. pop singer has officially changed her professional name to Lily Rose Cooper.
The announcement comes one year after the 27-year-old singer married Sam Cooper in a Gloucestershire, England. In November, Cooper gave birth to a baby girl, Ethel.

Meanwhile, the singer’s follow-up to 2009’s It’s Not Me, It’s You is officially in motion: A press release confirms that Cooper is recording new music written “over the past few months.” In June, Cooper tweeted, “You will be pleased to know that I am currently in the f---ing studio with @GregKurstin,” a producer who was integral to her work on It’s Not Me, It’s You.

“It’s great to work at my own pace, with no commitments other than to make music,” Cooper said in a statement Thursday. “I’m excited to be heading back into the studio.” 
It’s Not Me, It’s You followed the singer’s breakout 2006 debut Alright, Still, which featured the singles “LDN” and “Smile.” “5 O’Clock,” a T-Pain single featuring Cooper and Wiz Khalifa, cracked the Top 10 of the Billboard Hot 100 late last year.