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Pixie Lott Biography

Pixie Lott

Biography


Date of Birth
12 December 1991, Bromley, London, England, UK

Birth Name
Victoria Louise Lott

Height
5' 8" (1.73 m)

Trivia
  • Won Best UK & Ireland New Act and Best Push Artist. She was in the shortlist for Best European Act, but did not make the final five. She was also nominated for Best New Act, MTV Europe Music Awards. [2009]
  • Her first single 'Mama Do (Uh Oh, Uh Oh)' hit the number one spot in the UK Singles Chart on 14 July 2009 with 200,000 copies sold. Its music video, directed by Trudy Bellinger, was released in Lott's MySpace and has gained in excess of two million views on YouTube.
  • Before being hired by Mercury Records, L.A. Reid heard her demos and signed her to Island Def Jam, but resulting of switches of managers a bidding war ensued she left the recording label.
  • It was her mother, Beverley, who nicknamed her Pixie because, according to her, she was a tiny, cute baby who looked like a fairy.
  • She is of partial Italian descent.
  • 'Mama Do (Uh Oh, Uh Oh) was also recorded in Simlish for the game Electronic Arts' The Sims 3.
  • The directors of her music videos were Trudy Bellinger in 'Mama Do (Uh Oh, Uh Oh), Diane Martel in 'Boys and Girls' and Jake Nava in 'Cry Me Out'.
  • On 21 December 2009 she released 'Turn It Up Deluxe Edition' featuring 6 additional tracks, including a cover of 'Use Somebody' by Kings of Leon which reached position 52 in UK Singles Chart.
  • During her first full British tour, played her first festival concert in the Big Top at the Isle of Wight Festival 2009 where she supported The Saturdays on The Work Tour.
  • Has written songs for other singers such like X Factor's winner Alexandra Burke for her debut album 'Overcome' with '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 wrote two tracks on Lisa Hordijk - the Dutch X Factor's winners album, they are titled 'No Good For Me' and 'Promises, Promises'.
  • Ranked #31 in the 2011 FHM list of "100 Sexiest Women in the World".
  • She counts Otis Redding and Stevie Wonder as among her all-time favorite artists.
  • Supports West Ham United FC.
  • At the age of 11, she awarded a scholarship to train at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts.
  • Quotes
  • I went to performing arts school when I was eleven and I always knew I wanted to sing and make my own albums and follow what my idols have done, and I found out about a school where you could sing and dance and act, as well as doing academic stuff, and I was like 'why wouldn't I want to go there?'
  • I love Otis Redding. He's definitely one of my favourites, I think because not only I love his songs but his voice and the passion that he puts into his performances. I find it crazy that, you know "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay", his most famous song, he recorded that three days before he died, before he had a plane crash. That's mad, isn't it?
  • I always think my favourite soul songs are usually about heartache, I think because you can put more soul into it.
  • [Pop any pills?] No. I might buy vitamin pills, but never get round to taking them. If I have a cold, I take cold and flu tablets.
  • [Any family ailments?] My grandmothers had dementia, which was very sad. My dad, who is in his late 50s, has just had a pacemaker fitted.
  • [Can you run up the stairs?] Yes, I can. My fitness levels have vastly improved since starting Strictly Come Dancing - I'm dancing up to five hours a day, depending on my schedule. I don't normally exercise, though I do run around on stage and have dance routines for music videos or TV performances. Overall, I just aim to keep busy and active, and that works for me.
  • [Get your five-a-day?] I probably do - though I'm not strict about it. I eat a lot of fish and chicken and not much red meat. I always have fruit and vegetables. My favourites are broccoli, sweetcorn and carrots. When I have time, I will eat porridge and raisins for breakfast, but if I am busy, I grab a banana and snack bar.
  • [Ever dieted?] No, but I have had times when I've tried to eat more healthily. My weight is pretty stable, though I never weigh myself. I'm 5 ft 8in and a size 8. At the moment, I'm more hungry than usual because I am dancing so much.
  • [Any vices?] I have a sweet tooth. My boyfriend Oliver loves chocolate, so I'm into it, too. It doesn't matter which brand, though milk chocolate is my favourite. I also like cookies, little cakes and comfort food such as apple crumble with custard. I don't smoke, but I do drink, so I may have a couple of glasses of red wine at the weekend when out with friends. I don't drink during the week.
  • [Would you ever have plastic surgery?] No, not at the moment. Perhaps when I am much older I may feel differently, but I don't feel like I need to.
  • [Can't live without?] Water and sleep. I drink two litres of water a day to hydrate my voice. I could happily sleep for 12 hours a night but have to cope with less, though I am good at catnapping - I can fall asleep anywhere.
  • [Most serious illness?] I was born seven weeks premature. I had jaundice, but was a healthy baby after that.
  • [Cope well with pain?] I have a high pain threshold - I don't take painkillers often. I've a touch of backache, which I think is probably a strain from dance training, but hopefully the physio will sort that out.
  • [Favourite hangover cure?] Drink lots of water. Lucozade seems to help, too. And a sausage sandwich or eggs on toast is good. If I need a shot of caffeine, then a cup of tea in the morning or a gingerbread latte from Starbucks works for me.
  • [Biggest phobia?] Spiders. I hate them. I'm not great with heights either, but flying is fine.
  • [Like to live for ever?] Yes, but it would suck if everyone I knew had died, so only if all my friends and family had eternal life, too.



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