posted by rikkiforever
She began her career as a pop singer in her teens but is now best known for portraying Rose Tyler, companion to the Doctor in the televisie series Doctor Who from 2005 to 2006, a role she reprised in 2008. In 2007, Broadcast magazine listed Piper at #6 in its "Hot 100" lijst of influential on-screen performers, the top, boven woman on the list.
Piper's first break in the entertainment world came as a teenager, when she was selected to appear on the Saturday morning children's televisie toon Scratchy and Co. Piper later landed a role in a televisie commercial promoting the pop magazine Smash Hits. In 1996 she sang on a backing song Nobody's Business. It was a dance track door H2O. Soon after she was offered a record deal at the age of fifteen, and in 1998 became the youngest artist ever to debut at number one in the UK singles chart with "Because We Want To", released under the stage mononym "Billie". Her follow-up single "Girlfriend" also debuted at number one and her first album, Honey to the B (released immediately afterwards) debuted at Number 14 in the UK album charts. She released two further singles off the album, "She Wants You" and "Honey to the Bee"; both songs debuted at Number 3.
Piper then took a jaar off to record her seconde album. She decided to release further records under her full name, Billie Piper. She returned to the Singles Chart in May 2000 with a new, sexier sound. She hit the Number 1 spot with "Day & Night", but her success wasn't to continue. She waited until the following September to release "Something Deep Inside". That reached Number 4 in the UK Singles Chart. In October 2000, Piper released her seconde album, Walk of Life, which reached Number 14 in the UK Album Chart. The song "Walk of Life", the final single off this album, was released in December 2000 and reached Number 25 in the UK Singles Chart.
In 1999, Piper was nominated for two BRIT Awards and was named Best Female ster at the Smash Hits enquête Winners' party, although at the latter ceremony she was reduced to tears after being viciously booed door jealous fans of Ritchie Neville, member of boyband Five, whom she was dating at the time.
On 15 January 2007, BBC Radio 1 DJ Chris Moyles started a campaign to get "Honey to the Bee" back into the top, boven 100 on download sales as a way of testing out new chart rules that favour download sales. The campaign was highly successful, with "Honey to the Bee"re-entering the official UK singles chart at #17, eight years after it was first released.
Piper prefers lip syncing during performances. She backs this up with the reason that she is afraid she would not be able to sing live. However, in 1999 she decided to try actually singing during her tour in America. The audience loved it, but Piper zei it was too nerve-racking to do in Britain, where her much larger fan base lives.
She has been reported saying that she'd only go back into the muziek career if she wasn't being controlled as she was before, and she'd prefer to be her own boss.
added by heroesfan4eva
Billie tells us a lovely story about 'Beauty and the Beast' xD