Victoria Louise (Pixie) Lott (b. January 12, 1991) is an English pop singer, songwriter, dancer and actress, as well as the occasional model and fashion designer.Born in Kent and attending the prestigious Italia Conti stage school until she was 18 (where she received roles in stage productions The Sound of Music and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang), she first came to prominence in mid-2009 with her debut single "Mama Do", which was the first time a British female in the Turn of the Millennium who was not from a Reality Show or Talent Show scored a debut number one. She released her debut album, Turn It Up, in September that year. It peaked at number six on the British albums chart and eventually went two times platinum. She released her follow-up album, Young Foolish Happy in November 2011. As of 2012, it has been certified Gold.She released her third, self-titled album on the 1st of August 2014.Though she is known throughout the UK, Europe and parts of Asia as being a popstar, in North America she is better known for her role as Judy in the Fred movie (her film debut).Discography:
Ascended Extra: A backing dancer from the "What Do You Take Me For" video had people wanting to know her identity. In any case, here's her photo◊ (she's the one with a somewhat mardy expression and cropped black hair).
Blind Without 'Em: She wears contact lenses, and once told of an incident when she left them behind when holidaying in Europe. When she's "off-duty", she wears normal glasses, as seen here.
Break Up Song: Being a pop artist, she has quite a few of these: "Cry Me Out" (which is more of a Take That to her former lover), "Jack", "Broken Arrow", "Catching Snowflakes", "Dancing On My Own", "Turn it Up", "Without You", "My Love", "Everybody Hurts Sometimes", "Black as Rain", "We Just Go On" ...
B-Side: "Mama Do" had "Want You" and "Use Somebody" where "Boys and Girls" had "If I Changed". All of her other B-sides are either acoustic versions or remixes.
Bunny-Ears Lawyer: For someone presented as a fashion-loving, not-too-bright popstar, she's actually very industrious. She's only ever cancelled one show proper, and that was due to the death of her nan. Unfortunately, her promotional tour of Australia in 2009 suffered due to a bad case of the flu.
Cover Version: Does this a fair bit, mostly with acoustic covers. Her most famous one is her cover of the Kings of Leon track "Use Somebody", which actually charted at #52 on UK iTunes around the same time "Mama Do" debuted at number one.
Gate Construction: Was never involved in one herself, but has often been a pundit on such things.
Genre Roulette: The album Turn It Up is a perfect example of this. She switches from soul/R&B ("Mama Do", "Cry Me Out", "The Way the World Works") to electronic dance music ("Here We Go Again") to straight pop balladry ("Nothing Compares", "Hold Me In Your Arms") and pop-rock influenced songs ("Jack").
Hard-Drinking Party Girl: Despite her supposedly family-friendly image, she's prone to being this. Her official biography even stated at one stage that she was "still buzzing from the novelty of being able to go clubbing without her older sister's ID." However, like her "sexy" image, she seems to have toned down this aspect of her image in the past year or so.
Important Haircut / Faux Symbolism: Went from having long golden locks during the Turn It Up era to a cropped hairdo while promoting Young Foolish Happy, possibly to signify some sort of change in her image.
Non-Actor Vehicle: Arguably what Fred: The Movie and her appearance in George Gently were.
Obfuscating Stupidity / Smarter Than You Look: In school, she was a straight-A student. However, due to her sudden rise to fame, she was forced to quit stage school even though she had effectively finished all her studies.
Pixie as well. I mean, who's ever heard of Victoria Lott? Outside her fanbase, of course.
Ooh, Me Accent's Slipping: Pixie often flip-flops between singing in a "standard" Mid-Atlantic (ie, general American) accent and her natural Essex accent - even during a song. She seems to prefer singing in her own accent in more recent years.
Pet the Dog: Agreed to marry a random fan who proposed to her at a festival, rather than turn him down in front of many onlookers.
Record Producer: Worked with a variety of producers on Turn It Up, including the omnipresent RedOne, but these days she seems to be sticking to Mads Hauge, Phil Thornalley and Toby Gad.
Retraux / Genre Throwback: She was initially marketed to cash in on the Soul Revival with songs like "Mama Do", "Boys and Girls" and "Cry Me Out". Now the Soul Revival's died down, she's being marketed as a straight pop artist.
This may change again as she's now working on a "Motown Soul" album.
She has indeed, as of 2014, gone back to the Retraux aesthetic. The videos for "Heart Cry" and "Lay Me Down" have a vintage look to them, and the whole of Pixie Lott sounds like a soul album that could have been recorded in the 1960s or 70s.
Sequel Song: Her feature on the Tinchy Stryder song "Bright Lights" was recorded first, but released afterYoung Foolish Happy, which contained "Bright Lights Pt II". This undoubtedly confused many listeners and critics.
Silly Love Songs: Has a lot of these. Some include "Love You to Death", "Gravity", "Hold Me In Your Arms", "Perfect" and "You Win".
Singer Namedrop: Pixie and Jason Derulo do this for each other at the beginning of "Coming Home".
Also, Pusha T does this at the beginning of "What Do You Take Me For?":
Pixie Lott, Pusha T, Rusko, what's it gonna be?
Singing To Herself: The Sims 3 version of "Mama Do", where she creates a Sim version of herself and later duets with her.
Singing Voice Dissonance: Pixie's thick Essex accent often takes people, who are used to her soulful vocals, by surprise.
She's Got Legs: And she knows it - a lot of Pixie's outfits draw attention to her legs.