Lily Allen, one of the UK’s most successful female solo recording artists, turned down a ‘£61million’ payday which she would have earned for gig in the ‘virtual’ currency, Bitcoin.
Lily Allen, who is said to be worth more than £6 million, was once asked to perform on the website, Second Life, but she missed out the offer, and now Bitcoins have rocketed to around £610 per coin – the “Smile” singer has every reason to regret.
“About 5 years ago someone asked me to stream a gig live on second life for hundreds of thousNds of bitcoins, “as if” I said. #idiot #idiot.(sic),” Lily tweeted on Sunday.
The mother-of-two came back to the music industry at the end of 2013, and recorded a festive version of Keane’s Somewhere Only We Know for the John Lewis Christmas advert. The track remained on the No.1 spot for two non-consecutive weeks after it was released in December.
The pop singer is shocked having expected to be out of the industry for at least a couple more years.
“I wasn’t surprised to come back again, but I was surprised to want to so soon. It’s been quite a shock…a lot has changed in four years,” she told Q magazine.
Lily is hopeful of taking her music on the road again this year, and also revealed she’ll be doing 16 weeks of live shows, including Glastonbury.