Cheryl (née Tweedy, previously Cole and Fernandez-Versini, born 30 June 1983) is an English pop singer and formerly a member of the band Girls Aloud. She was a noted judge on The X Factor until 2010 before returning in 2014 and 2015. She was formerly a judge on The X Factor USA for the Los Angeles and Chicago auditions.
In October 2009, she released her debut solo single "Fight For This Love", which she performed on one of the live shows. She is recognized as both a style icon and a role model.
She returned to The X Factor as an advisor to judge Gary Barlow, who is mentoring the over 28s category, during the judges' home portion of the show in September 2012 during Series 9. She returned to the judging panel for Series 11 and Series 12. In 2016, Cheryl announced that she would not be returning for the 13th Series, so that she can focus on her music career. She was replaced by Series 9 judge Nicole Scherzinger. In 2017, she returned to the show to assist Simon Cowell at the Judges' Houses stage.
To date, she has released four studio albums and is the first British female singer to have five UK #1 singles.
Cheryl began dating English football star Ashley Cole in September 2004, eventually marrying in July 2006. However, they divorced in 2010 after four years of marriage. She later married French businessman Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini on July 7, 2014 after a three-month whirlwind courtship, but they later separated in 2015. She was granted a decree nisi in October 2016.
She began dating One Direction singer Liam Payne in early 2016. In early 2017 following months of speculation, Cheryl confirmed that they were expecting their first child together and on March 22 she gave birth to a baby boy.
Cheryl has had many a hit with Girls Aloud and Black Eyed Peas singer Will.i.am and even has produced her own debut solo album 3 Words. Her third solo album, A Million Lights, was released on June 18, 2012. The first single off that album is called "Call My Name". She reunited with Girls Aloud for the group's tenth anniversary.
Girls Aloud announced their split in 2013 after finishing the Ten: The Greatest Hits Tour 2013.
With Girls Aloud
|Sound Of The Underground||CHRISTMAS NUMBER 1|
|No Good Advice||2|
|Life Got Cold||
|I'll Stand By You||1|
|Wake Me Up||4|
|Long Hot Summer||7|
|See The Day||9|
|Whole Lotta History||6|
|Somethin Kinda Oooh||3|
|I Think Were Alone Now||4|
|Walk This Way [With the Sugababes]||1|
|Sexy No No||5|
|Call The Shots||3|
|Can't Speak French||9|
|The Loving Kind||10|
|Beautiful 'Cause You Love Me||93|
As lead artist
|Fight For This Love||1|
|3 Words (feat. will.i.am)||4|
|Call My Name||1|
|Under the Sun||13|
|Crazy Stupid Love (feat. Tinie Tempah)||1|
|I Don't Care||1|
As featured artist
|Heartbreaker (with will.i.am)||4|
|Everybody Hurts (as part of Helping Haiti)||1|
|Check It Out (Special Mix) (with will.i.am & Nicki Minaj)||11|
|Messy Little Raindrops||1|
|A Million Lights||2|