Cheryl Cole

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Cheryl Cole

Cheryl Cole in 2014
Background information
Birth name Cheryl Ann Tweedy
Born 30 June 1983 (1983-06-30) (age 31)
Origin Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, England
Genres Pop, dance, R&B
Occupations Singer-songwriter, dancer, model
Instruments Vocals
Years active 2002–present
Labels Fascination, Polydor, will.i.am music[1]
Associated acts Girls Aloud, will.i.am, Taio Cruz, Wretch 32
Website cherylcole.com

Cheryl Cole is an English pop singer, dancer and television personality. She was born in Newcastle upon Tyne. She used to be a judge on the television programme The X Factor.

Career[change | change source]

Girls Aloud[change | change source]

In 2002, Cole auditioned for music reality show Popstars: The Rivals. She and four other girls, Sarah Harding, Nicola Roberts, Kimberley Walsh, and Nadine Coyle won the competition. They formed a group called Girls Aloud on 30 November 2002, which has since been very successful. They have had 20 top ten singles in the United Kingdom,[2] and have been nominated for four BRIT Awards, winning best single for 'The Promise."

The X Factor[change | change source]

Cole was asked to become a judge on The X Factor in 2008. She won it in her first year with Alexandra Burke. Burke has had a number one single and a number one album in 2009. Cole won it again in 2009, mentoring the eventual winner Joe McElderry.

Solo work[change | change source]

Cole released her first solo single, Fight for This Love, in October 2009 from her solo album "3 Words". It went straight to number one in the charts, becoming the best-selling song of 2009. Her new album 'Messy Little Raindrops' went straight to number one in the album charts, 'Promise This' is a hit single from the album. She has a new song called "Call My Name", which was released on 10 June 2012.[3] Her autobiography was published in 2012.

Assault[change | change source]

In January 2003, Cole punched a toilet attendant in a nightclub in Guildford, Surrey. In October that year, she was convicted of assault occasioning actual bodily harm. She was sentenced to 120 hours of community service.[4]

Personal life[change | change source]

Cole married Chelsea and England football player Ashley Cole in July 2006. In February 2010, they announced their separation after several newspapers claimed he had been unfaithful with other women.[5] She divorced him in September 2010. She married Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini on 7 July 2014.

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