Pixie Lott Biography
Pixie Lott may have walked down the red carpet like a seasoned star at the premiere of her first film but, she cannot win the family's talent contest.
Every Christmas Pixie and her close-knit family play games like "Guitar Hero" and "Stars in your Eyes" but, her father Stephen always wins with his brilliant Rod Stewart impression.
She does Mariah Carey or Whitney Houston with different wigs but, last year she was runner-up to her father singing "Maggie May" in a crazy wig and tight trousers.
2010 was a real blockbuster of a year for the young singer/songwriter, in 18 months she has risen from being a virtual unknown to a chart-topping singer and a star of the Christmas film "Fred: The Movie".
But she insists nothing has changed except her life is a lot busier. "I still go out with friends, travel by tube, go to the cinema and eat at Nandos" she said. "I still can't cook and I don't even know what you use a spatula for."
Born in Bromley on January 12th 1991 she was christened Victoria Louise Lott, but nicknamed "Pixie" by her mother because she was such a tiny, cute baby who looked like a fairy.
She started singing in her church school and when she was 5-years-old she attended the Italia Conti Associate Saturday school in Chislehurst before moving to the main Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts at the age of 11.
Whilst she was a student she appeared in the West End production of "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" at the London Palladium and BBC 1's "Celebrate the Sound of Music" as Louisa Von Trapp.
At 14-years-old she was part of the chorus recording vocals on Roger Water's opera "Ca Ira". Despite her busy schedule she still managed to gain straight A's in her GCSEs.
At the age of 15-years old she sang for L.A. Reid after he heard her demos and he signed her to the Island Def Jam Music Group. A management change prompted a bidding war for Lott and she left Island Def Jam to sign for Mercury Records in the UK and Interscope Records in America. She also formed a publicity deal as songwriter with Sony/ATV Music Publishing in December 2007 while she was in the middle of writing and recording tracks for "Turn It Up".
Her debut single "Mama Do" was released in June 2009 and went straight to number 1 in the UK singles chart, her second single "Boys and Girls" also topped the UK charts in September 2009. The same month she released her debut album "Turn It Up" which reached number 6 in the UK albums chart and prompted five consecutive top 20 singles. It was certified Double Platinum after spending nearly a year in the charts.
She got her first leading film role by accident. She was in Los Angeles doing music showcases when one got cancelled. Her acting agent managed to get her an audition for "Fred: The Movie" about a boy trying to win the heart of the girl next door.
The next day as she was about to fly home she learnt she had got the part of the girl. She said filming it was a new experience for her but everyone made her feel at home.
Until recently she said she had no time for a boyfriend but, she has been photographed recently out and about with hunky male model Oliver Cheshire. Although she will not confirm they are a couple, she says "He is someone I click with and can have a laugh with."