Hot Legs: U.K. Superstar Pixie Lott Releases Debut U.S. Single
8/29/2010 3:22pm EDT
Already a massive star in her native U.K., with one million singles sold, two No. 1 hits, and three No. 1 Airplay records to her credit, soulful pop singer and actress Pixie Lott is ready to unleash her talent Stateside this summer. Her debut U.S. single, "Boys and Girls," is available at all digital service providers this week via Interscope Records.
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.
In addition to releasing five singles in the U.K., Lott has scored three No. 1 Airplay tracks. She is the only U.K. or international recording artist of the last 10 years to have three debut singles hit No. 1 on the U.K. Airplay chart. She has also earned three BRIT Award nominations (including Breakthrough Artist) and a Q Award nomination, and won two MTV Europe Music Awards. This summer, Lott has appeared as support on the British leg of Rihanna's "Last Girl on Earth" Tour.
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, Bette Midler, and Sharon Stone in the film "Sweet Baby Jesus" — a '70s flashback comedy from writer Steve Blair and directed by Peter Hewitt.
Earlier this year, Billboard selected Lott as one of its 2010 "Faces to Watch." She has also been featured in Teen Vogue, Interview, and Nylon, which called her "one of the U.K.'s most promising new pop stars."