Her album is still a week shy of being released, but Lily Allen has plenty to keep her busy these days. The British artist was recently named MTV’s “Discover and Download” artist for January, which basically means she gets high-profile placement on all of the network’s stations, as well as love via MTV’s mobile phone partners and MTV.com.

Allen is the first artist to headline the network’s new “Discover and Download” tour, where free, exclusive downloads of her music will be available from each day of the tour. Her MTV.com artist page will include video and audio podcasts, photos, and all the standard multimedia hoopla artists receive these days.

Prior to the tour, Allen will be making stops in a few Australian cities, and a SXSW appearance is scheduled as well. Her album, Alright, Still, is out January 30, 2007 on Capitol.

Tour Dates
01/22 Brisbane, AU: Arena
01/24 Sydney, AU: Luna Park
01/29 Melbourne, AU: Metro
02/05 Los Angeles, CA: Henry Fonda Music Box
02/06 San Francisco, CA: Great American Music Hall
02/08 Chicago, IL: Metro
02/10 New York, NY: Webster Hall
02/12 Philadelphia, PA: Theatre of Living Arts
02/16 Washington, DC: 9.30 Club
02/18 Boston, MA: Axis