Lene Lovich

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Legal name: Lili-Marlene Premilovich


Lene Lovich (/lnə lʌvɪtʃ/, born March 30, 1949) is an American singer, songwriter and musician of Serbian and English descent based in England. She first gained attention in 1979 with the release of her hit single "Lucky Number", which peaked at number 3 on the UK Singles Chart and made her a leading figure of the new wave music scene.

Born in Detroit, Michigan, Lovich moved to England at the age of 13, where she met guitarist and songwriter Les Chappell, who later became her long-time music collaborator and life partner. She developed an interest in art and theater, enrolling at the Central School of Art and Design where she took saxophone lessons. In 1975, she joined the band the Diversions and shortly afterwards wrote the lyrics to Cerrone's single "Supernature". After the band broke up, Lovich started looking for another band that would let her join and contacted the radio presenter Charlie Gillett, who got her to record a demo of Tommy James and the Shondells' song "I Think We're Alone Now" and played it to Dave Robinson of Stiff Records, who decided to sign Lovich. The song was released as a single and appeared on her debut studio album Stateless (1978), which produced the single "Lucky Number".

She released two more albums, Flex (1979) and No Man's Land (1982), on Stiff Records. In 1989, she independently released the album March, before her 15-year hiatus. She focused more on her family but came back in 2005 with the release of her album Shadows and Dust.

In 2013, she established her own publishing label, Flex Music, and released a re-mastered version of all her previous albums in a limited edition box set.

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Year Title RatingReleases
1978 Stateless 10
1979 Flex 6
1981 New Toy 1
1982 No Man’s Land 4
1989 March 2
2005 Shadows and Dust 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
2004 Lucky Number: The Best of Lene Lovich 1
The Best of Lene Lovich 1
The Stiff Years, Volume 1 1
The Stiff Years, Volume 2 1
The Very Best Of 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1978 Lucky Number 4
1979 Say When 2
1979 Angels 1
1979 Bird Song 1
1980 What Will I Do Without You 1
1981 New Toy 1
1982 It's You, Only You 2
1982 Maria 1
1983 Blue Hotel 1
1989 Make Believe 1
1989 Wonderland 1


Year Title RatingReleases
1980 What Will I Do Without You 1

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