Lady Sovereign's Biography
Lady Sovereign grew up as Louise Harman in the Chalkhill estate in Wembley Park. Her father worked for a drainage firm.
Lady Sov, as she is sometimes known, had odd jobs such as selling doughnuts in Wembley market and selling double glazing door-to-door.
Inspired by the likes of Ms Dynamite, she took up MC-ing and by the time she was 20, she had a Top 10 hit with the Ordinary Boys (whose Preston was also on Celebrity Big Brother).
In 2005, she got a deal with Island Records in the UK, and Def Jam in the US.
She was soon touring America with Gwen Stefani.
However, things took a downturn. Her debut album, Public Warning, sold 300,000 after a lot of marketing, and in an interview with the Guardian, Lady Sovereign revealed the extent of her depression soon afterwards.
In early 2008, she began putting together her second album Jigsaw, deciding to start her own imprint, Midget Records, which was picked up by EMI.
In September 2009, Lady Sovereign was arrested in Australia after spitting in the face of a nightclub bouncer.
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