Victoria Louise Lott, whose stage name is Pixie Lott, is a prominent British songwriter, singer, and actress. In 2009, her debut single “Mama Do (Uh Oh, Uh Oh)” topped the UK Singles Chart, catapulting her to popularity. Her other albums and songs that reached the top ten of the UK Single Charts are ‘Boys and Girls,’ ‘Turn It Up,’ ‘Young Foolish Happy,’ ‘Nasty,’ and ‘All About Tonight.’ In addition, she featured as a guest judge on the seventh season of the British singing reality show The X Factor. Her career contains the 2010 comedy “Fred: The Movie.” Pixie has been nominated twice in separate categories for the BRIT Accolades, one of the most prestigious awards in Britain. Her inaugural concert, titled ‘Crazy Cats Tour,’ delighted nearly 40,000 music fans. In 2009, Cosmopolitan magazine bestowed upon Pixie the title of “Woman of the Year.” Pixie is also a fashion icon, and the attire she wears to gatherings frequently becomes the topic of conversation.
Youth and Early Life
Pixie was born in Bromley, London, on January 12, 1991. She was raised alongside her brother and sister in Petts Wood and Bickley.
Her mother gave her the nickname Pixie because she was adorable and delicate when she was tiny. She participated in the choir at her elementary school.
Pixie was transferred to the Italia Conti Associates Saturday school in Chislehurst when she reached five years old. At age 11, she began her formal education at Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts. Pixie was a gifted student who received a scholarship.
Pixie quickly grew familiar with performing and theater arts. When her family moved to Brentwood, Essex, she was cast in the West End production of the musical “Chitty Chitty Bang Bang.” The musical was presented at the Palladium in London.
She subsequently played Louisa von Trapp in “The Sound of Music.” At the age of 14, Pixie had the opportunity to sing for a professional group when she joined the chorus of Roger Waters’ opera an Ira.
In February of 2010, she graduated from Brentwood County High School. By that time, she had begun touring and performing concerts. Although Pixie began her job when she was still a student, she was well aware of how to balance her education with her other obligations.
Pixie Lott’s Career
Pixie began her singing career at a very young age. However, her breakthrough occurred when a renowned lyricist and music entrepreneur L. A. Reid auditioned her. Pixie then signed a contract with the music label group ‘The Island Def Jam Music Group’ when she was fifteen years old.
By that time, Pixie had completed her first festival performance at the Isle of Wight Festival. Pixie made her debut as a songwriter in 2007. The tracks on her debut album, ‘Turn It Up,’ were written by her and produced by Sony/ATV Music Publishing.
In addition to writing songs for her own album, she has also composed music for other singers. She composed “You Broke My Heart” for Alexandra Burke’s debut album “Overcome.” Next, she composed a song for Girls Can’t Catch. Then, she contributed lyrics to a few songs on Lisa Lois’s debut album, Smoke. Selena Gomez has also performed songs written by Pixie, including “We Own the Night.”
Pixie released her debut single, ‘Mama Do (Uh Oh, Uh Oh),’ on June 8, 2009. She released the music video for the tune shortly thereafter. The new tune was a chart-topper, with two million YouTube views. It also topped the United Kingdom’s Singles Chart. Pixie was astonished and overjoyed by the reception she received following the publication.
The success of her track was not limited to the United Kingdom as it gained international recognition. In Denmark and France, ‘Mama Do’ broke into the top 10 of different music charts. The single sold over two hundred thousand copies and was certified silver by the British Phonographic Industry.
Fans of Pixie did not have to wait very long for her subsequent single. In September of the same year, she released her second song, titled “Boys and Girls.” This record also hit number one on the UK Singles Chart, replicating the success of her debut single.
The next month, on September 14, 2009, Pixie released her debut album, ‘Turn It Up,’ on which she had been working for the previous few months. The album reached number six on the UK Albums Chart and was certified Double Platinum after selling over one million copies worldwide.
Her third single from the album ‘Cry Me Out was released in the fall of 2009. This was also a great success.
Pixie was nominated for the BRIT Awards for her debut single in 2010. She won the majority of honors in the category of new music phenomenon of the year.
Gravity, the fourth single by Pixie, was released on March 8, 2010. Since she was already a celebrity at the time, she received numerous endorsement opportunities. She promoted the Illuvial Pink Collection of mobile phones from Nokia. This created a new image for Pixie as a fashionista. Whenever she had to attend a public function, top-tier designers were hired to design her outfits and accessories.
Due to her increasing fame, she was cast in the 2010 film “Fred: The Movie.” In the film, she portrayed Judy, the love interest of the main character, Fred Figglehorn, who was portrayed by Lucas Cruikshank.
She also made her debut appearance on television as a celebrity judge for the seventh season of the singing reality show ‘The X Factor.’
By the end of 2010, Pixie released ‘Turn It Up Louder,’ a reissue of her debut album. From the album, she also released a single titled “Broken Arrow.”
On November 7, 2011, Pixie released her second studio album, titled “Young Foolish Happy.” The record spent a considerable amount of time among the top 20 on the UK Albums Chart. After selling over 100,000 copies in its first week of release, the British Phonographic Industry certified the album as a gold record. The album also produced Pixie’s first highest-grossing single, ‘All About Tonight,’ which sold more than 88,000 copies in its first week.
In 2012, Pixie released “Kiss the Stars,” another popular tune from her second album. The track reached number eight on the UK Singles Chart. The album ‘Young Foolish Happy was her first to achieve three consecutive top 10 singles. On 1 August 2014, Pixie released her third and first self-titled album.
Pixie’s second significant television appearance was as a contestant on the dancing reality show “Strictly Come Dancing.” She was partnered with Australian professional dancer Trent Whiddon. The duo advanced to the quarterfinals but fell in the semifinals.
The next year, Pixie published “Platinum Pixie: Singles,” a compilation of all of her major hits.
Awards & Achievements
Pixie got her first prize at the MP3 Music Awards (2007) in the category of Best New Act.
Pixie won two wins at the 2009 MTV Europe Music Awards, including Best UK and Ireland Act and MTV Push Artist of the Year.
The Ultimate Women of the Year Awards (2010) – Cosmopolitan magazine named Pixie the Ultimate Newcomer of the year.
Pixie’s Personal Life
Pixie began dating the English model Oliver Cheshire in 2014, and they became engaged in November 2016.
She is a philanthropist who contributes to numerous humanitarian initiatives in London.
Estimated Net Worth
The English singer-songwriter and actress Pixie Lott has a net worth of $3 million. Victoria Louise Lott was born on January 12, 1991, in Brentwood, Essex, England, and her mother gave her the nickname Pixie due to her little, adorable, fairy-like beauty.