Pixie Lott Brings Fresh European Pop
by Brian Willett
You may not have heard of Pixie Lott, but big things are coming from this UK sensation. Already a massive star in her native country, with one million singles sold and two number one hits, soulful pop singer and actress Pixie Lott is ready to unleash her talent in the United States.
The high-energy dance-pop jam “Boys and Girls” is 19-year-old Lott’s second consecutive No. 1 single in the U.K., and it’s just a taste of what’s to come when Lott releases her debut album, Turn It Up, in the U.S. in early 2011. Already certified double-platinum in the U.K.,Turn It Up features Lott’s songwriting collaborations with RedOne (Lady Gaga), Greg Kurstin (Lily Allen, Sia), Toby Gad (Beyonce, Fergie, Cutfather and Jonas Jeburg (Kylie Minogue, Pussycat Dolls), and Kara DioGuardi.
An actress since the age of 12, Lott stars alongside Lucas Cruikshank in the feature film Fred: The Movie, based on the popular YouTube videos, which will premiere on Nickelodeon on September 17th. She has also been cast alongside Bette Midler, Adrien Brody, and Sharon Stone in the film Sweet Baby Jesus — a ’70s flashback comedy from writer Steve Blair and directed by Peter Hewitt.