Saucy Brit breaks onto America’s pop airwaves

Kellie Geist

Courtesy of EMI Records Ltd.

If you put Natasha Bedingfield and Pink in a blender on mix and gave them a dash of Spice Girls, you’d have one of England’s spiciest crossover artists – Lily Allen

“Alright, Still,” Allen’s debut album, released in America Jan. 30 and her now hit-single “Smile” followed with a smash. “Smile,” a sarcastic and almost snarky song about a breakup, was a fresh addition to the familiar troupe on Top 40 pop airwaves. Its relatable lyrics: “At first when I see you cry, yeah it makes me smile