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Last Updated: Friday May 21 2010 06:40 GMT

Lily wins three big music awards

Lily Allen at the Ivor Novello Awards

Lily Allen has won three big prizes at the Ivor Novello Awards.

She picked up songwriter of the year and her hit The Fear got two awards - most performed work, and best song musically and lyrically.

Lily was so happy she started crying! She told the audience: "This song is so much about feeling so lost. It has made me feel quite found all of a sudden."

The singer has said she's taking a break from music because she wants to spend time on other things.

Lily Allen with her 3 Ivor Novello awards
Lily's hit The Fear topped the charts for four weeks

The Ivor Novello Awards happen every year and honour the best in British song and music writing.

Lily's had eight top 40 singles and released two albums. The Fear is Lily's biggest hit - it was number one for four weeks last February.

Earlier this year, Lily was named best British female at the Brits.