She was flooded with praise for releasing her album critically-acclaimed No Shame in June, after a four-year hiatus.
But Lily Allen appeared disheartened as she was pictured sobbing after losing out to alternative rock Wolf Alice at the 2018 Hyundai Mercury Music Prize at London’s Eventim Apollo on Thursday evening.
Detailing her disappointment, the singer, 33, took to Twitter to claim she was ‘robbed’ of the award, and insisted she’s determined to win the annual prize next year.
Saddened: Lily Allen appeared disheartened as she was pictured sobbing after losing out to alternative rock Wolf Alice at the 2018 Hyundai Mercury Music Prize at London ‘s Eventim Apollo on Thursday
In the first tweet, the Trigger Bang hitmaker penned: ‘Someone call 999 I’ve been robbed’, alongside a clip of her performance at the ceremony.
However, Lily later reached out to congratulate the band on their achievement as she wrote: ‘ I adore @wolfalice tho, and they are very deserved winners.’
Injecting a hint of her trademark humour, she continued: ‘Next time……… imma win that b***h.
Hitting the red carpet earlier that evening, the singer oozed sophistication as she slipped into an elaborate semi-sheer dress, embellished with quirky feathers details throughout.
Candid: Detailing her disappointment, the singer, 33, took to Twitter to claim she was ‘robbed’ of the award, and insisted she’s determined to win the annual prize next year
Disappointed: In the first tweet, the Trigger Bang hitmaker penned: ‘Someone call 999 I’ve been robbed’, alongside a clip of her performance at the ceremony
Better luck next time: However, Lily later reached out to congratulate the band on their achievement as she wrote: ‘ I adore @wolfalice tho, and they are very deserved winners’
Victory: (L-R) Joff Oddie, Ellie Rowsell, Theo Ellis and Joel Amey of Wolf Alice were announced as the 2018 winners for their chart-topping album Visions of a Life
Congratulations: Despite her loss, Lily showed her regards to the band as they collected their award
Enhancing her slender frame, the Smile hitmaker sported a pair of peep-toe stilettos by Christian Louboutin.
Lily took fashion inspiration from the 60s in the hair department as she swept her silver tresses in a bouffant ‘do.
Staying true to her eccentric style, the mother-of-two decorated her black and gold nails with a selection of rings, and silver bangle, and hooped earrings.
Beaming: Hitting the red carpet earlier that evening, the singer oozed sophistication as she slipped into an elaborate semi-sheer dress, embellished with quirky feathers details
Standing tall: Enhancing her slender frame, the Smile hitmaker sported a pair of peep-toe stilettos by Christian Louboutin
Stepping back in time: Lily took fashion inspiration from the 60s in the hair department as she swept her silver tresses in a bouffant ‘do
Look at her glow: Staying true to her eccentric style, the mother-of-two decorated her black and gold nails with a selection of rings, and silver bangle, and hooped earrings
Radiant: Lily ensured all eyes were on her as she added a pop of colour to her look with iridescent green eyeshadow and dewy foundation
Impressive: The singer’s No Shame album, released in June after a four-year hiatus, was nominated for the coveted award
Lily ensured all eyes were on her as she added a pop of colour to her look with iridescent green eyeshadow and dewy foundation.
The Mercury Prize honours innovation in music, celebrating the best 12 albums that showcase ‘artistic achievement across a range of contemporary music genres’ and aims to ‘provide a snapshot of the year in music’, created as an alternative to the BRIT Awards.
Lily, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Nadine Shah, Jorja Smith and Arctic Monkeys were among the nominees for this year’s awards. Previous Mercury Prize winners include Sampha, Skepta, Benjamin Clementine, Young Fathers and James Blake.
Proud: Wolf Alice took in their success as they beat the likes of Arctic Monkeys and Everything Is Recorded
Star-studded: Noel Gallagher beamed with delight as he attended the glitzy awards ceremony, which honours innovation in music
Dapper: The former Oasis star, 51, looked suave as he donned a crisp grey blazer, a black shirt and matching trousers
Awkward? Noel’s attendance comes as Our Time singer Lily revealed she engaged in a mile-high sex romp with his estranged brother Liam, 45
Smitten: Noel joined his wife Sara MacDonald, who flashed her legs in a black playsuit and sheer polka dot tights
Loved-up: Sara, 46, looked every inch the doting girlfriend as she supported her partner at the event
Dazzle: Florence Welch from Florence + The Machine commanded attention as she opted for a sparkling fringed gown, adorned with over-the-top sleeves
All in the details: The 32-year-old showcased her trademark style with her accessories as she carried a knitted black bag with floral embroidery
Minimalist: The Dog Days Are Over songstress accentuated her features with light touches of neutral-toned make-up, and wore her tresses in loose waves
Lily’s outing comes after she revealed details of her mile-high sex romp with former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher, 45, in an excerpt from her tell-all autobiography My Thoughts Exactly on Sunday.
And the singer had another confession to make in her book, as she revealed that she kissed No Reservations actress Zoe Kravitz, 29, while on tour with her in 2014, when she was still married to Sam Cooper.
Detailing the experience in her book, the 33-year-old explained: ‘For my New York shows, Zoe Kravitz and her band Lolawolf supported me, so I got to know Zoe a bit. We became friends.
Flamboyant: Nadine Shah (L) nailed androgynous chic in a camouflage print pantsuit, while rapper King Krule (R) mixed style with comfort in a grey suit with pink sliders by Puma
In sync: Sons of Kemet founder Shabaka Hutchings (second from left) joined his group as they put on bold displays in snazzy corduroy ensembles
Monochrome magic: Jorja Smith wowed in a black and white halterneck maxi dress, embellished with stripes throughout
Striking: The artist-of-the-moment, 21, swept her locks into a slick bun to reveal her stunning visage and diamond dangle earrings
A vision: DJ Annie Mac cut a stylish figure as she donned a a smart red two-piece and see-through heels
Giddy: Novelist looked ecstatic as he hit the starry red carpet at the event
Smart: Jamie Cullum looked dashing in a sharp black blazer, tied in with a striped shirt
‘Later in the tour, when we were in Washington, the girls and their nanny, Jess, came out to visit me for a few days, but I had to go back to New York for a day or so for work.
‘Zoe and I went out partying and ended up kissing. I heard that later that same night she’d got down with A$AP Rocky.’
2018 HYUNDAI MERCURY PRIZE – THE SHORTLIST
Lily Allen: No Shame
Arctic Monkeys: Tranquility Base Hotel and Casino
Everything Everything: A Fever Dream
Everything Is Recorded: Everything Is Recorded
Wolf Alice: Visions of a Life – WINNER
Florence + the Machine: High as Hope
Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds: Who Built the Moon?
King Krule: The Ooz
Novelist: Novelist Guy
Nadine Shah: Holiday Destination
Jorja Smith: Lost and Found
Sons of Kemet: Your Queen is a Reptile
It was during this tour that Lily admitted to sleeping with female prostitutes following the breakdown of her marriage to Cooper.
‘When we landed in Tokyo, Liam said, in his distinctive nasal twang, ‘What you doing now? Why don’t you come back to our hotel’… I was like, ‘Yeah, OK’.’
However, Liam was married to All Saints singer Nicole Appleton at the time and he begged Lily, who admitted she had ‘grown up an Oasis fan’, never to reveal their fling.
She added: ‘It wasn’t until the next day when he said something like, ‘No one can hear about this because of Nic,’ then I clocked he was married. I knew Noel was married and I knew Liam had been married to Patsy Kensit. That was partly why I fancied him.
Despite hoping the secret romp would never see the light of day, Nicole discovered the truth six months later and Liam asked Lily to lie to his wife.
The Fear songstress explained the hitmaker ‘sounded awful, like he’d been up all night’ when he said he needed her to tell Nicole their night of passion was ‘b*****ks’.
However, Lily fired back at the Beady Eye rocker and blasted him for his actions, insisting that he was only trying to save face ‘and not disrupt what really matters: The people we love and rely on.’
MailOnline have contacted Liam Gallagher’s representative for comment.
Suave: (L-R) Jeremy Pritchard, Jonathan Higgs, Alex Robertshaw and Michael Spearman of Everything Everything looked in great spirits as they posed for the cameras
Patterns galore: Ella Eyre looked stunning in a wrap mini dress, decorated in checked details
All in their hands: The judges panel include (L-R) Lianne La Havas, Mike Walsh, Jeff Smith, MistaJam, Will Hodgkinson, Ella, Danielle Perry, Phil Alexander, Harriet Gibsone, Clara Amfo and Jamie Cullum
Belter: Later that evening, Lily took to the stage to perform some of her latest hits from her fourth studio album, No Shame
Captivating the crowd: Indie rock band Florence + the Machine put on a passionate performance during the ceremony
Happy: Lily flashed a wide grin as she chatted up a storm during her time at the event
Industry pals: Nadine looked in awe as she engaged in a conversation with Noel and Florence
Cosy: Despite Lily’s recent revelation about her ‘sex romp’ with his brother Liam, Noel and Lily put on a friendly display at the starry ceremony
Night off: Ella took time off from recording her forthcoming album as she watched the event with DJ MistaJam
Chirpy: Lily put on a defiant smile as she left the venue following her loss