Cheryl Ann Tweedy[1] (born 30 June 1983) is an English singer, songwriter and television personality. Born and raised in Tyneside, she rose to fame in late 2002 upon winning a place in girl group Girls Aloud after participating in ITV's Popstars: The Rivals. While still 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) – which collectively produced ten singles, including five number ones ("Fight for This Love, "Promise This", "Call My Name", "Crazy Stupid Love" and "I Don't Care"). Together with Jess Glynne, Cheryl holds the record for the British female artist with the most number one singles.

Cheryl became a judge on the UK version of The X Factor in 2008. She mentored two of the eventual winners of the competition (Alexandra Burke in series 5 and Joe McElderry in series 6), before resigning in 2011 and joining the panel of the American version, which she left during the auditions stage. She returned to judge series 11 and 12 of the UK version. Series creator Simon Cowell referred to her as "one of the best I've ever worked with".[2]

Cheryl has become a recognised and photographed style icon, being referred to as a "fashionista" by the press.[3] She has been photographed for the covers of British Vogue, Elle and Harper's Bazaar, and fronted cosmetic company L'Oréal in 2009.[4] Her net worth was estimated at £20 million in October 2014.[5][6] Cheryl was married to England footballer Ashley Cole from July 2006[7] to September 2010.[8] She married Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini in July 2014,[9][10][11] and was granted a decree nisi from him in October 2016.[12] She is currently in a relationship with One Direction singer Liam Payne, with whom she has a son born in March 2017.



Girls Aloud
Fight for This Love
"Fight for This Love" is the debut single by English singer Cheryl Cole, recorded for her debut studio album, 3 Words (2009).
What to Expect When You're Expecting
What to Expect When You're Expecting is a 2012 American romantic comedy film that follows the lives of five interconnected couples in the Atlanta area as they experience the thrills and surprises of having a baby, and realize that no matter what you plan for, life does not always deliver what is expected.
A Million Lights
A Million Lights is the third studio album by English recording artist Cheryl, released on 15 June 2012 through Fascination Records.

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Liam Payne ‘more committed to pop star life than family life with Cheryl’
  –  March 8, 2018
WHILE CHERYL is the one with a chequered romantic ... JOHN NEWMAN is making his welcome return to music after recuperating from brain tumour treatment. The singer has had a devastating two years after the shock cancer diagnosis, but now has the all-clear ...
Prince Charles is as confused as all of us by Cheryl’s ever-changing surname
  –  March 7, 2018
After they divorced in 2010, Cheryl started recording music mononymously, but kept using her surname ... although she’s gone back to Tweedy. The singer is dating Liam Payne, with their nearly one-year-old son Bear taking his daddy’s surname.
Proud mum Cheryl is making a 'special and meaningful' tribute to her son Bear in new comeback album
  –  March 2, 2018
Cheryl is ready to start a new chapter in her life as a working mum, and it's been revealed it will include a special tribute to her baby boy. The singer is due to make a comeback to the music scene soon and it's been revealed she's recorded a track ...
Liam Payne speaks Spanish for ‘the girls’ in topless Instagram amid ‘relationship crisis with Cheryl’
  –  March 1, 2018
The couple are reportedly struggling to make their relationship work due to Payne’s travelling, with the singer spending most of the past six months on the road to promote his new music. Payne and Cheryl stepped out for their first public appearance ...
Cher Lloyd was shocked by Cheryl's romance with Liam Payne
  –  February 28, 2018
Cheryl mentored Cher on the show ... enter the studio and focus on simply making great music for you all. (sic)" The singer - whose last album, 'Sorry I'm Late', was released in 2014 - then shared her baby joy and confirmed she's expecting to give birth ...
Cheryl and Liam Payne spent the night apart despite loved-up display at the BRIT Awards
  –  February 26, 2018
According to The Sun, the Girls Aloud singer headed to their ... on the verge of splitting up. A music source revealed to the British outlet: "Despite their over-the-top show of affection they went their separate ways. Cheryl headed home to their family ...
Liam and Cheryl spent night apart after Brits despite loved-up display at awards show
  –  February 25, 2018
A music source revealed: “Despite their over-the-top show ... At the show’s after-party they appeared distant with ex-Girls Aloud singer Cheryl sat alone in a booth. The source added: “For a couple who are going through tough times they’ve spent ...

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