english singer and television receiver personality ( bear 1983 )
For other singers, see Cheryl
Cheryl Ann Tweedy [ 1 ] ( born 30 June 1983 ) is an english singer and television personality. Born and raised in Newcastle upon Tyne, she rose to fame in late 2002 upon winning a place in Girls Aloud, a female child group created through ITV ‘s Popstars: The Rivals. While calm in the group, she began a solo career in April 2009, and between then and 2014, she released four studio albums – 3 Words ( 2009 ), Messy Little Raindrops ( 2010 ), A Million Lights ( 2012 ) and Only Human ( 2014 ). jointly, the albums included ten singles, five of which – “ Fight for This Love “, “ Promise This “, “ Call My list “, “ Crazy Stupid Love “ and “ I Do n’t Care “ – reached the exceed status on the UK Singles Chart. Cheryl was the first british female solo artist to have five number-one singles in the UK, and she held the record for the british female solo artist with the most united kingdom number-one singles until Jess Glynne overtook her in 2018.

Cheryl became a pronounce on the UK show of The X Factor in 2008. She mentored two of the eventual winners of the contest ( Alexandra Burke in series five and Joe McElderry in series six ), before resigning in 2011 after series seven and joining the empanel of the USA testify, which she left during the auditions degree. She returned to judge serial eleven and twelve in 2014 and 2015 [ 2 ] of the UK show. From 2019 to 2020, Cheryl was a pronounce on The Greatest Dancer. Cheryl has become a accredit and photograph expressive style icon, being referred to as a “ fashionista ” by the weight-lift. She has been photographed for the covers of British Vogue, Elle and Harper’s Bazaar, and fronted cosmetic party L’Oréal from 2009 to 2018. Her net deserving was estimated at £ 20 million in October 2014. [ 3 ] [ 4 ] Cheryl was married to England football player Ashley Cole from July 2006 to September 2010. She was married Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini from 2014 to 2016. From 2016 to 2018, she was in a relationship with One Direction singer Liam Payne, with whom she has a son born in March 2017 .

early life sentence

Cheryl Ann Tweedy [ 5 ] was born in Newcastle upon Tyne on 30 June 1983, [ 6 ] and grew up on council estates in the suburb of Walker [ 7 ] and Heaton. She is the fourth of five children of Joan Callaghan, [ 8 ] and the inaugural of her two children with Garry Tweedy following the crack up of her marriage to the don of her three early children. Cheryl ‘s parents were together for more than a decade but never married ; they separated when she was 11 years honest-to-god. [ 9 ] At the age of seven, Cheryl appeared in a television ad for British Gas. [ 10 ] Interested in dancing from an early age, she began sequence dancing at the age of four, [ 11 ] and participated in a short summer vacation path at the Royal Ballet School ‘s Summer School at the senesce of nine. [ 12 ] She occasionally appeared doing dance recitals on different television shows in the UK, such as Gimme 5, in 1993. [ 13 ]


2002–2009 : Popstars: The Rivals and Girls Aloud

Cheryl ( far right ) with Girls Aloud performing at the Capital Radio Help a London Child fundraiser, 2005 Cheryl auditioned for the reality television show Popstars: The Rivals in 2002, which aimed to create a boy band and a female child group to compete for the Christmas number one spot on the UK Singles Chart. She sang “ Have You Ever “ in her hearing, [ 14 ] and was one of twenty contestants ( ten girls and ten boys ) chosen as finalists by judges Pete Waterman, Louis Walsh and Geri Halliwell. The finalists performed live on Saturday evenings, with one sex performing each workweek, and each workweek the dissenter polling the fewest earphone votes was eliminated, until the final line-ups of the five-piece groups emerged. Cheryl was in risk of elimination doubly, surviving over Emma Beard [ 15 ] and Aimee Kearsley [ 16 ] in straight perform weeks. On 30 November 2002, she was the foremost contestant to qualify for the female child group, and was joined by Nadine Coyle, Sarah Harding, Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh to form Girls Aloud, following the final populace vote. [ 17 ] The group ‘s debut single “ Sound of the Underground “ peaked at count one on the UK Singles Chart, becoming the 2002 Christmas issue one over son band One True Voice ‘s “ Sacred Trust / After You ‘re go “. [ 18 ] Girls Aloud hold the record for the shortest time between being formed as a band and achieving a number one single. [ 19 ] Girls Aloud released their debut album Sound of the Underground in May 2003, [ 20 ] which entered the charts at number two and was certified platinum by the british Phonographic Industry ( BPI ) later the lapp year. Their singles “ I ‘ll Stand by You “, “ Walk This Way “, and “ The Promise “ charted at number one. Two of their albums reached the crown of the UK Albums Chart : their greatest hits album The Sound of Girls Aloud and 2008 ‘s Out of Control, both of which entered the chart at total one, with over one million copies of the former being sold. [ 21 ] They besides achieved seven certified albums and were nominated for five Brit Awards, winning the 2009 Best Single for “ The Promise ”. [ 22 ] The group ‘s melodious expressive style was pop, but throughout their career they experimented with electropop and dance-pop. Girls Aloud ‘s collaborations with Brian Higgins and his songwriting and production team Xenomania earned the group critical acclaim, [ 23 ] due to an advanced set about to mainstream pop music. The group amassed a luck of £ 30 million by May 2010. Guinness World Records listed them as “ Most successful Reality television receiver Group ” in the 2007 edition. They besides held the read for “ Most consecutive Top Ten Entries in the UK by a Female Group ” in the 2008 edition, and were credited again for “ Most successful Reality television Group ” in the 2011 version. The group was besides named the United Kingdom ‘s biggest selling female child group of the twenty-first century, with over 4.3 million singles sales and 4 million albums sold in the UK alone. [ 24 ] [ 25 ] Girls Aloud took a hiatus in 2009 in the pursuit of solo projects, saying they would reunite for a new studio album in 2010, [ 26 ] but this did not materialise .

2008–2011 : television ventures, 3 Words and Messy Little Raindrops

In 2008, Cheryl replaced Sharon Osbourne as a judge for the one-fifth series of The X Factor UK alongside godhead Simon Cowell, Dannii Minogue and Louis Walsh. She was given the girls category ( made up of female solo contestants aged 16 to 24 ) and subsequently became the victorious estimate and mentor when Alexandra Burke was crowned the winner of series five on 13 December. [ 27 ] She returned for the sixth series in 2009 and was given the boys class ( made up of male solo contestants aged 16 to 24 ). [ 28 ] She was the fetching evaluate for a second gear consecutive class when Joe McElderry won on 13 December. [ 29 ] Cowell referred to her as “ one of the best I ‘ve ever worked with. ” [ 30 ] Cheryl returned for the seventh series in 2010 and mentored the girls category again. [ 31 ] This was the first series in which she was not the gain mentor, when Rebecca Ferguson finished as runner-up to Matt Cardle, who was mentored by Minogue. [ 32 ] In 2011, Cheryl joined Cowell, L.A. Reid, and Paula Abdul on the judgment control panel of the USA express of The X Factor. [ 33 ] After a three-week scrimp she departed the serial. [ 34 ] Cowell said the rationality she left was that he offered her a estimate seat on the eighth series of the UK usher and he felt that she would have been more comfortable there. [ 35 ] Cheryl did not return to the UK usher, as Tulisa had taken her place on the UK judge panel and Cheryl was unwilling to be a estimate on the UK show without Cowell. [ 36 ] Nicole Scherzinger replaced her on the judge jury of the american english interpretation for the rest of season one. [ 37 ] In December 2012, Cheryl sued the american producers of The X Factor for $ 2.3 million ( £1.4m ). She received $ 1.8 million ( £1.1m ) for the 2011 USA series, and then sued for $ 2 million ( £1.25m ) for the second season, plus extra damages. [ 38 ] In November 2013, Cheryl won for her settlement, for an undisclosed amount between her and producers Blue Orbit. [ 39 ] Cheryl ‘s first alone operation was on american knocker will.i.am ‘s “ Heartbreaker “ in 2008. She was picked to appear as a dancer in the video after taking streetdancing classes during the film of ITV2 series The Passions of Girls Aloud. [ 40 ] She was former asked by will.i.am to sing extra vocals on the track. [ 41 ] In April 2009, she started working on solo material, [ 42 ] and her debut album, 3 Words, was released in the UK on 26 October. [ 43 ] The album spend two weeks at act one, [ 44 ] and on 6 November, BPI certified the album platinum, denoting shipments of over 300,000 units ; it subsequently tripled this feat. [ 45 ] The first individual from the album, “ battle for This Love “, was written by Andre Merritt, Steve Kipner and Wayne Wilkins, and produced by Kipner and Wilkins. Following a performance on The X Factor live results show, “ crusade for This Love ” entered the UK and irish charts at number one, [ 46 ] and in 2010, it went to number one in Denmark, Norway and Hungary, [ 47 ] and was later certified platinum in the UK. [ 45 ] It besides became the fourth best-selling unmarried of 2009 in the UK. [ 48 ] Cheryl ‘s second single, “ 3 Words “, which features will.i.am, went to total four in the UK and seven in Ireland. [ 49 ] [ 50 ] In 2010, the individual was released in Australia and charted at number five, and was certified platinum. [ 51 ] The third individual, “ Parachute “, charted in the top five in both the UK and Ireland, and was certified aureate in the UK. [ 52 ] [ 50 ] [ 45 ]
Cheryl started recording sessions for her second gear album in February 2010, [ 53 ] though in an interview on Alan Carr: Chatty Man, she said that some of the songs submitted for the record dated back to 3 Words. [ 54 ] The album was largely produced by Wayne Wilkins [ 55 ] and released on 29 October 2010 under the title Messy Little Raindrops. It features guest vocals from August Rigo, Dizzee Rascal, Travie McCoy, and will.i.am, [ 56 ] and debuted at number one in the UK, and at number two in Ireland. [ 52 ] [ 50 ] It received by and large mix reviews from music critics, with a positive review of four out of five stars from Jon O’Brien of AllMusic. [ 57 ] On 19 August 2011, the album was certified platinum by BPI, with shipments in the UK exceeding 300,000. [ 45 ] The album ‘s beginning single, “ Promise This “, is an up-tempo dance-pop song written by Wilkins, Priscilla Hamilton and Christopher Jackson, [ 58 ] [ 59 ] which was released on 24 October 2010 and became her second number-one in the UK where it was certified amber. [ 60 ] “ The Flood “ was released as the album ‘s second gear individual and entered the charts after its official release at act 18. [ 52 ] Cheryl was given a one-off television plan for ITV1, Cheryl Cole’s Night In, which aired on 19 December 2009. [ 61 ] The program, hosted by Holly Willoughby, featured music and interviews with Cheryl and some of her favorite performers. Alexandra Burke, Rihanna, Will Young, Snow Patrol and will.i.am made appearances. [ 62 ] The program attracted 5 million viewers on its first ventilation. [ 63 ] From May to July 2010, Cheryl was the open act for the Black Eyed Peas at the british shows ( deoxyadenosine monophosphate well as some European dates ) of The E.N.D. World Tour. [ 64 ] [ 65 ] [ 66 ] Cheryl was interviewed during an episode of the fourth series of Piers Morgan’s Life Stories, in which she discussed her marriage and divorce with Ashley Cole and her dangerous struggle with malaria. The picture, which aired on 23 October 2010, drew an hearing of 7.2 million, the highest figure in the chew the fat show ‘s history. [ 67 ]

2012–2013 : A Million Lights, Girls Aloud reunion and tours

Cheryl ‘s third base studio apartment album, A Million Lights, was released on 18 June 2012. [ 68 ] It debuted at count two on the UK Albums Chart, selling 34,934 copies in its beginning workweek on sale, and was her first not to debut at number one in the UK and her first not to sell over 100,000 copies in its first workweek. [ 69 ] Her introduction album 3 Words sold 125,000 copies while its follow-up Messy Little Raindrops sold around 105,000 copies. [ 69 ] A Million Lights was certified gold in the UK for shipments of 100,000 copies. [ 45 ] Its run unmarried, “ Call My Name “ became Cheryl ‘s third count one single on the UK Singles Chart, with the sales of 152,001 digital copies. The song became 2012 ‘s fastest selling numeral one one on the UK Singles Chart until December of the same year, [ 70 ] when the winner of the 2012 series of The X Factor UK, James Arthur, sold 490,560 copies with his cover of Shontelle ‘s “ impossible “. [ 71 ] “ Call My name ” sold a full of 417,000 copies in the UK, and was the thirty-fourth best-selling single of 2012 there. [ 72 ] “ Under the Sun “, the second individual from the album, was released on 2 September 2012, [ 73 ] and peaked at issue 13, becoming her one-seventh consecutive solo top-twenty one. To promote A Million Lights, Cheryl embarked on her first solo concert tour, A Million Lights Tour. The tour ran from 3 to 17 October 2012, and comprised 11 show dates : two in Ireland, one in Scotland and eight in England. She besides did a set of meet and greets at each concert. The £350 offer included an autograph, a opportunity to meet her and a photograph with her backstage, with proceeds going towards her charity, The Cheryl Cole Foundation. The meet and greet ticket drew negative criticism from fans, who complained about the gamey price. [ 74 ] [ 75 ] On 4 June 2012, Cheryl performed a couple with Gary Barlow at the Diamond Jubilee Concert, which was organised and created by Barlow as separate of the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II and watched by millions cosmopolitan. [ 76 ] [ 77 ] In 2012, Cheryl returned to The X Factor UK as an assistant for Barlow at the judges ‘ houses stage to help him select his contestants for the populate shows of the competition. In November 2012, she was handed her own objective entitled Cheryl: Access All Areas, which attracted 811,000 viewers on ITV2 and 177,000 on +1. [ 78 ] In November 2012, after months of guess, Girls Aloud reunited for the group ‘s tenth anniversary. On 18 November, they released their rejoinder unmarried, “ Something New “, which was besides the official jacob’s ladder single for Children in Need 2012. The single ailing at phone number two on the UK Singles Chart. [ 79 ] The group released their second greatest hits compilation, Ten, on 26 November 2012. The second one taken from Ten, “ Beautiful ‘Cause You Love Me “, was released on 17 December. [ 80 ] A objective entitled Girls Aloud: Ten Years at the Top aired on ITV1 on 15 December [ 81 ] and attracted 2.3 million viewers, a 10.5 % share of the audience. [ 82 ] In 2013, the group embarked on ten-spot : The Hits Tour. [ 83 ] [ 84 ] In March 2013, following the completion of the go, Girls Aloud released a instruction to confirm that they were splitting permanently. [ 85 ] [ 86 ]

2014–2017 : Only Human and The X Factor return

In June 2014, Cheryl debuted the first single from her fourth studio apartment album Only Human, “ Crazy Stupid Love “, which features Tinie Tempah. [ 87 ] Later in the calendar month, she performed at Capital FM ‘s Summertime Ball at Wembley Stadium. [ 88 ] “ Crazy Stupid Love ” was officially released in July and entered the UK Singles Chart at number one, selling 118,000 copies. It became Cheryl ‘s fourth issue one single on the chart, making her the third gear british female artist to achieve four numbers ones as a solo artist, after Geri Halliwell and Rita Ora. [ 89 ] The song besides peaked at phone number one in Ireland. [ 50 ] The second single from Only Human, “ I Do n’t Care “, was released on 2 November and similarly to its harbinger debuted at phone number one in the UK, becoming Cheryl ‘s fifth number one in the nation. This made her the inaugural british female to have five solo number one singles in the UK, and she held the record for the british female alone artist with the most united kingdom number-one singles until Jess Glynne overtook her in 2018. [ 90 ] [ 91 ] Only Human was released on 10 November and became Cheryl ‘s fourth alone album to debut within the circus tent 10 in the United Kingdom and Ireland. [ 52 ] [ 50 ] It was late certified silver in the UK. [ 45 ] The album ‘s title chase was released as its third base and final examination single in March 2015. The song, which originally peaked at number 70 as an album cut in October 2014, failed to reach the top 100 on the UK Singles Chart upon the single ‘s liberation, therefore becoming Cheryl ‘s lowest-charting one to date. [ 92 ] In 2014, the singer besides returned as a evaluator on the UK usher of The X Factor for its eleventh series to replace Sharon Osbourne, signing a £1.5 million contract. [ 93 ] [ 94 ] She was joined by Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh and Mel B on the evaluate dialog box. She was again selected to mentor the girls category, with her final act Lauren Platt coming fourth. In 2015, Cheryl returned to The X Factor for its twelfth series ; she was joined by Cowell and raw judges Ora and Nick Grimshaw. [ 95 ] She was selected to mentor the groups class for the first gear prison term and her survive stay group Reggie ‘n ‘ Bollie reached the final finish in moment place. Cheryl announced her departure from The X Factor in April 2016, choosing to focus on her music career and was replaced by Osbourne. [ 96 ] She appeared in the fourteenth series as Cowell ‘s adviser during the judges ‘ houses stage. [ 97 ]

2018–present : New music and The Greatest Dancer

In July 2018, Cheryl stated that her fifth studio apartment album was “ pretty much finished ”, and revealed that she worked on the record with Naughty Boy and her former bandmate Nicola Roberts with whom she co-wrote every song. [ 98 ] Later that year, Cheryl signed with 3 Beat to release new music, and announced that she would release a series of singles before releasing a full-length album. [ 99 ] The beginning single, “ Love Made Me Do It “, was released in November 2018. [ 100 ] Upon its free, Cheryl hinted in an interview with The Guardian that if her new corporeal were to underperform she would retire from music. [ 101 ] Cheryl ‘s rejoinder was met with intense media examination, and the single failed to make an impingement in the charts peaking at number 19 in the UK and number 32 in Ireland. [ 50 ] [ 102 ] [ 103 ] Her operation of the song on the fifteenth series of The X Factor UK was wide criticised in the media, with viewers arguing that its “ overtly intimate nature ” was “ inappropriate ” for pre-watershed television receiver. [ 102 ] [ 104 ] The follow-up one, “ Let You “, was released in May 2019 and peaked at issue 57 in the UK. [ 105 ] [ 52 ] Cheryl began serving as a dance captain on the BBC One dance rival The Greatest Dancer, which premiered on 5 January 2019. [ 106 ] [ 107 ] In 2020, she returned for its moment series, [ 108 ] and late that class, BBC One said there were no plans to continue the usher. [ 109 ] She played music director Coco Rayne in Sky Cinema ‘s 2020 adaptation of the novel Four Children and It titled Four Kids and It. [ 110 ] [ 111 ] In August 2021, Cheryl launched a 12-part podcast about R & B music titled You, Me & R&B with Cheryl on BBC Sounds, which drew criticism for not being hosted by a black artist. [ 112 ] After having released no music since 2019 with the turn of the single “ Let You ”, Naughty Boy revealed in September 2021 that Cheryl had been working on new music with him and Roberts, stating “ Me, Cheryl and Nicola put a few songs together. They ‘re very incredible songs, but it depends when Cheryl is quick to release it. There ‘s decidedly an album there. You ca n’t force these things. Cheryl is a real artist. She ‘s not one of those artists you can force. ” [ 113 ]

early ventures

As a member of Girls Aloud, Cheryl teamed with Eylure to release five sets of false eyelashes, each specify designed by a different member of the group. A range of festival -themed lashes followed in 2010, while circumscribed version “ tenth Anniversary ” whip was released in 2012. [ 114 ] [ 115 ] similarly, to celebrate their tenth anniversary, each member designed a charm watchband for Pandora, available as either a complete bracelet or a “ starter ” bracelet. [ 116 ] From 2009 to 2018, Cheryl served as the UK spokesperson for L’Oréal. [ 117 ] [ 118 ] Cheryl ‘s first official book, entitled Through My Eyes, was published on 30 September 2010 by Bantam Press. [ 119 ] [ 120 ] Through My Eyes purports to show her in the recording studio, backstage on enlistment, behind-the-scenes at The X Factor, at photograph shoots and at award ceremonies. She said the reserve is “ filled with pictures that capture those moments, [ her ] memories and the people [ she ‘s ] close to ”. [ 121 ] She is the discipline of respective unauthorized biographies, [ 122 ] [ 123 ] [ 124 ] arsenic well as books detailing her kinship with and divorce from Ashley Cole. [ 125 ] [ 126 ] [ 127 ] Her autobiography, Cheryl: My Story, was published on 11 October 2012. [ 128 ] The record ‘s contented was about her childhood, rise to fame as a member of Girls Aloud and her relationships with Simon Cowell and her ex-husband Ashley Cole. [ 129 ] [ 130 ] It has sold 275,000 copies as of February 2013, generating £2.5 million in sales. In August 2014, Cheryl released her debut aroma, StormFlower. [ 131 ]


In 2004, Girls Aloud released a traverse of the Pretenders ‘ “ I ‘ll Stand by You “ as the official unmarried for the BBC ‘s jacob’s ladder telethon Children in Need. [ 132 ] In 2007, the group announced a roast release of Aerosmith and Run DMC ‘s “ Walk This Way “ with Sugababes as the official individual for the UK ‘s other major jacob’s ladder telethon Comic Relief. The song was recorded at Comic Relief co-founder and trustee Richard Curtis ‘ request. [ 133 ] [ 134 ]

In March 2009, Cheryl climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in aid of Comic Relief. The ascent, organised by Gary Barlow, was besides undertaken by boyfriend Girls Aloud extremity Kimberley Walsh, deoxyadenosine monophosphate well as Alesha Dixon, Fearne Cotton, Denise Van Outen, Chris Moyles, Ben Shephard, Ronan Keating and Barlow himself. [ 135 ] [ 136 ] Between 3 February and 23 March 2009, Cheryl, Walsh, Barlow, Moyles and Cotton besides raised money for Comic Relief by providing the voice for the BT Speaking Clock. [ 137 ] All nine celebrities reached the summit of Kilimanjaro on Saturday, 7 March 2009. [ 138 ] Cheryl, along with Cotton, Van Outen and Shephard, reached the peak beginning at dawn. The trek raised £3.5 million for the charity. In February 2011, Cheryl launched her own charitable initiation with The Prince ‘s Trust following a meet with The Trust ‘s president, Charles, Prince of Wales. The Cheryl Cole Foundation is meant to provide critical funds for The Trust in the North East, which was set up to help disadvantaged new people from Cheryl ‘s region. [ 139 ] On 13 June 2011, she auctioned 20 dresses with ASOS to raise funds for the foundation. [ 140 ] In September 2011, Cheryl became the latest “ Forces ‘ sweetheart “ when she visited british soldiers in Afghanistan. [ 141 ] On 23 January 2015, Cheryl announced the launch of a second charity, once again alongside The Prince ‘s Trust. The jacob’s ladder was named Cheryl ‘s Trust, and was set up with the aim of raising £2 million to build a concentrate, which will support up to 4000 disadvantage young people in her native city of Newcastle. [ 142 ] To raise these funds, Cheryl has frankincense far teamed up with Prizeo in March 2015, setting up a style session competition, [ 143 ] and besides launched a limit edition belgian Chocolate Bar with Greggs in August 2015 ; 5p proceeds from each sale being donated towards the trust. [ 144 ] In November 2016, she became the ambassador of the charity Childline. [ 145 ]

art and influences

Cheryl has a mezzo-soprano range. [ 146 ] She spoke about her vocal ability saying, “ I am very aware of my ability, I know I ‘m no Mariah Carey but I think the emotion in the song is what matters. ” [ 147 ] In a recapitulation for her debut studio album 3 Words, Tom Ewing of The Guardian opined that “ She ‘s not as full a singer as the belters and divas she presides over each workweek [ on The X Factor ], but she ‘s an expressive performer and a less flamboyant back lets that come through. ” [ 148 ] 3 Words is a start and R & B criminal record which incorporates elements of dancing, disco and electropop in some of its tracks, [ 148 ] while Messy Little Raindrops was described as a combination of “ anthemic dance and synth-led R & B ”. [ 57 ] A Million Lights, her third base studio album, besides incorporates R & B and dancing. [ 149 ] She incorporated dubstep into A Million Lights, MTV citing “ Girl in the Mirror ” as an exemplar. [ 150 ] Cheryl has named Britney Spears and Beyoncé as a few of her inspirations, performance and fashion-wise. [ 151 ] [ 152 ] She spoke on the reason Beyoncé was an influence on her, saying, “ I love Beyoncé, I fair think she is such a beautiful person inside and out, aside from what she does on the stage which is obviously incredible and aspirational. I just like her as a womanhood. She ‘s empowering. ” [ 153 ] She has cited Lisa “ Left Eye ” Lopes, a former extremity of american band TLC, as another influence saying, “ I wanted to be [ Lopes ] – I used to wear baggy jeans and Timberlands like a tomboy. ” [ 154 ] other influences she has cited are Rihanna, whom she described as “ a perfective pop star ”, [ 155 ] and Mary J. Blige, saying, “ Mary ‘s voice sounds so grown up and you can hear that she has experienced a draw in her life, her songs help me with every grief. ” [ 156 ] Cheryl has influenced other artists, including Selena Gomez. [ 157 ] The 2006 Lily Allen song “ Cheryl Tweedy ” was written about her. [ 158 ]

Accusations of lip-synch

It has been widely reported that Cheryl lip-synch during live performances. Whilst performing “ Fight for this Love ” in 2009 on The X Factor, media speculated that the performance was mimed, something that she denied though she admitted to having some pre-recorded vocals to help the live performance. [ 159 ] In 2010, during her second performance on The X Factor, in which she performed “ Promise This ”, she “ showcased her outspoken and dancing skills with an energetic, lewd routine that earned a standing ovation from her boyfriend judges. ” [ 160 ] Similar to her 2009 performance of “ Fight for This Love ” on The X Factor, the media speculated whether she lip-synced or not. An ITV spokesperson insisted that she did not mime, although the performance was pre-recorded. [ 161 ] In June 2012, Cheryl performed “ Call My list ” with live vocals on The Voice UK. It was reported that The Voice executives constantly edit the vocals for every artist on the prove, and they would “ provide some complete touches to her singing anterior to it being broadcast. ” As the performance began, she swan-dived onto her back dancers before they performed a highly elaborate act. Following the broadcast, she received desegregate comments from viewers, with a few accusing the singer of lip-synch, while others, including pop artists Emma Bunton and will.i.am, praised the performance. In an interview with BBC News, she addressed the veto comments, and said that “ if you think my live vocal sounds so well it must be mimed, I ‘m happy. I take it as a compliment. ” [ 162 ]

Public image

A wax figure of Cheryl at the museum Madame Tussauds in London As a penis of Girls Aloud, Cheryl was initially recognised as a adolescent paragon. [ 163 ] She mentioned her upgrade to stardom : “ [ … ] it was a very difficult transition to go through. Coming in to this diligence and being an object. [ … ] I truly struggled with that allowance. ” She felt “ uncomfortable ” in wearing “ abruptly skirts and some outfits that were quite sexy ” as a member of the group, but said “ it was n’t trying to be sexual. I would never do something I did n’t want to do ”. [ 164 ] Her relationship with football player Ashley Cole was topic of intense media examination [ 165 ] and she was labelled a football “ WAG “, [ 166 ] [ 167 ] a term she found “ derogative ”. [ 165 ] Cheryl ‘s popularity grew importantly during her stretch on The X Factor in its flower, [ 10 ] [ 102 ] and the british imperativeness called her a “ nation ‘s sweetheart ”. [ 14 ] [ 168 ] As a pronounce, she was noted for her style, “ disarming compassion and sensitivity ”. [ 10 ] [ 14 ] The Telegraph ‘s Bryony Gordon dubbed her a “ Princess Diana for the X Factor generation. ” [ 164 ] Cheryl besides received criticism. In 2010, The Guardian ‘s Simon Hattenstone wrote about the public perception of her : “ One day she might be the stoic ideal coping with marital adversity or the Mother Teresa of The X Factor, smiling beatifically as her kids do for her ; the adjacent she might be the hardheaded bitch who lip-syncs her way through a ‘live ‘ television performance while her X Factor wannabes have to do it for real, and who is glad to advertise L’Oréal shampoo while wearing hair extensions. ” [ 165 ] Alice Vincent of The Telegraph remarked that “ Cheryl ‘s career has been pockmarked by tales of demanding behavior and superciliary attitude ”. [ 102 ] Gordon, however, described her as being “ self-critical ” and “ very civil about everything ”. [ 164 ] Cheryl has become a recognized and photograph dash icon, [ 169 ] [ 170 ] [ 171 ] being referred to as a “ fashionista ” by the iron. [ 172 ] During her television appearances, she wore “ a string of fashion-forward outfits from Givenchy and Preen, to McQueen and Missoni. ” [ 173 ] In both 2009 and 2010, she was named the best preen woman by Glamour Magazine, after 14,000 votes from the magazine ‘s readers were counted. [ 174 ] She has been photographed for the covers of British Vogue, [ 171 ] Elle and Harper’s Bazaar. [ 13 ] She has won Glamour Women of the year Awards for television Personality and Best Dressed [ 175 ] and Style Network Award for Best Dressed Woman and Style Icon of the Decade. [ 169 ] In February 2009, she appeared on the cover of British Vogue. The media coverage of her appearance in the magazine boosted the magazine ‘s circulation to 240,000, its best ever February design. [ 176 ] Cheryl topped FHM ‘s 100 Sexiest Women in the World list in 2009 and 2010. [ 177 ] [ 178 ] In March 2010, she was declared by research ship’s company Millward Brown as the second most knock-down celebrity in Britain. [ 179 ] In October 2010, a wax statue of her was added to the drift of Madame Tussauds in London at a cost of approximately £150,000. [ 180 ] The waxwork was removed from public display in August 2019. [ 181 ]

personal life


Cheryl began dating England and Chelsea football player Ashley Cole in September 2004, announcing their employment after he proposed in Dubai in June 2005. [ 182 ] The pair were married at a ceremony at Barnet, north west London on 15 July 2006. [ 183 ] They signed an exclusive deal with OK!, reportedly worth £1 million, regarding the rights of the photograph. [ 184 ] On 23 February 2010, Cheryl announced she was separating from Cole, [ 185 ] [ 186 ] and on 26 May, she filed for divorce at London ‘s High Court citing “ excessive behavior ” from her estrange conserve. The disassociate papers state that Cole admitted being unfaithful to Cheryl with a number of early women. [ 187 ] She was granted a decree nisi on 3 September. [ 188 ] She continued to use her married list, but late began using the mononym Cheryl for her music releases. [ 165 ] On 7 July 2014, Cheryl married french restaurateur Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini after a three-month courtship. [ 189 ] [ 190 ] [ 191 ] Following their legal separation, Cheryl began dating singer Liam Payne in early 2016, [ 192 ] [ 193 ] before being granted a decree nisi from Fernandez-Versini on 20 October 2016 ; [ 194 ] the divorce was late finalised. [ 195 ] On 22 March 2017, she gave parentage to her son with Payne. [ 196 ] [ 197 ] [ 198 ] Cheryl and Payne announced they had ended their relationship in July 2018. [ 199 ]

family genealogy

In December 2016, Cheryl appeared on the BBC One genealogy series Who Do You Think You Are?, during which she researched her maternal family. [ 200 ] research shows that her paternal line is from Tyneside [ 201 ] and that there were a number of char miners amongst Cheryl ‘s forebears. When tracing promote back, in one of the branches of her parental cable, researchers find that her lineage includes several mariners. [ 201 ] The investigation into Cheryl ‘s enate line shows that her grandma, Olga Ridley, was one of twin girls born to Edith Annie Burton, the housekeeper for a widower named Joseph Ridley who already had a number of children from his marriage. Joseph Ridley had fought in World War I in the Durham Light Infantry as a Pioneer in France and, from an examination of the census, before the war he had been a grocery store warehouser. [ 201 ]

Assault conviction

On 11 January 2003, Cheryl was involved in an affray with a cabaret toilet attendant, Sophie Amogbokpa, and subsequently charged with racially aggravated assail over the incident. [ 202 ] [ 163 ] At her test on 20 October she was found guilty of attack occasioning actual bodily damage but cleared of the racially exacerbate rape bang, [ 203 ] and sentenced to 120 hours of community avail. She was ordered to pay her victim £500 in compensation, arsenic well as £3,000 prosecution costs. Judge Richard Howard said, “ This was an unpleasant assemble of bibulous ferocity which caused Sophie Amogbokpa pain and suffer. ” [ 203 ]

political views

Cheryl is a lifelong supporter of the Labour Party. [ 165 ] [ 204 ] She proclaimed her support for same-sex marriage in 2012. [ 205 ]




Solo tours
As solo supporting act

Awards and nominations


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