Cheryl Cole
English singer & television personality
Cheryl Cole
Cheryl Ann Cole is an English pop and R&B recording artist, songwriter, dancer and model. She rose to fame in late 2002 when she auditioned for the reality television show Popstars: The Rivals on ITV. The programme announced that Cole had won a place as a member of the girl group, Girls Aloud.
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Cheryl Cole Officially Announces Pregnancy With Liam Payne's Child: See Her Baby Bump! - Us Weekly
Google News - 5 days
Us Weekly Cheryl Cole Officially Announces Pregnancy With Liam Payne's Child: See Her Baby Bump! Us Weekly No words needed! Cheryl Cole officially announced her pregnancy in a photo shoot for L'Oreal and The Prince's Trust, which was published by The Daily Mirror on Thursday, February 23. Celebrity Babies 2016. The Twitter account for the British ... As Cheryl proudly reveals her baby bump, the other inspirational faces behind The Prince's Trust campaignMirror.co.uk Cheryl Cole Debuts Baby Bump, Confirms Liam Payne PregnancyThe Hollywood Gossip Cheryl Cole Officially Confirms Pregnancy, Expecting First Baby With Liam PayneGossip Cop Yahoo News -Daily Star -OK! Magazine -International Business Times UK all 73 news articles »
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Kelly Clarkson, Fergie And More Release Their Celebrity Christmas Cards
Huffington Post - 2 months
The holidays are here and so are celebrity Christmas cards. Kelly Clarkson (who wowed fans last year with a truly epic “Game of Thrones”-themed card) showed off her gorgeous family in her card. “Merry Christmas from the Blackstocks  #Santa #Iknowhim,” the singer wrote.  Merry Christmas from the Blackstocks #Santa #Iknowhim A photo posted by Kelly Clarkson (@kellyclarkson) on Dec 23, 2016 at 11:00am PST Fergie and Josh Duhamel got in the holiday spirit with their son, Axl, in a hilarious caricature of the three of them. Happy Holidays!! A photo posted by Josh Duhamel (@joshduhamel) on Dec 22, 2016 at 5:44pm PST Liam Payne and his girlfriend, Cheryl Cole, also decided to go the animated route:  A photo posted by Liam Payne (@liampayne) on Dec 20, 2016 at 4:34am PST Emily Ratajkowski turned things up a notch with her rather adventures Christmas card collages:  ...
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Life Of Dillon Talk Debut Single “Overload,” Meghan Trainor & Their Debut EP ‘Prologue': Idolator Interview
Idolator - almost 2 years
Life Of Dillon's "Overload" Video Life Of Dillon's "Overload" is shaping up to be a summer smash. Watch the video. MORE >> Life Of Dillon’s debut single “Overload” is shaping up to be a summer smash. The breezy, folk-tinged electro-anthem is finding a lot of love on pop radio and has already racked up half a million streams on YouTube. That number will increase exponentially when the UK trio (comprised of David Keiffer and brothers Joe and Robert Griffith) joins Meghan Trainor’s The MTRAIN Tour in July. I recently caught up with the band in their rehearsal space in Culver City, Los Angeles and asked them about making the leap from songwriters and producers to pop stars. Life Of Dillon also explained th ...
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Cole wants holiday home in South Africa - Zee News
Google News - about 3 years
Zee News Cole wants holiday home in South Africa Zee News Cape Town: Singer Cheryl Cole is keen to invest in a holiday home in South Africa. The 30-year-old has visited Camps Bay, a suburb in Cape Town, thrice and is looking for a place there, reports contactmusic.com. "Cheryl has hired an exclusive property ... Cheryl Cole Moving To South Africa?MTV UK all 39 news articles »
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Cheryl Cole Shares Bikini Pics From 2014 Calendar
Huffington Post - over 3 years
The holidays are coming early for Cheryl Cole fans. The "Girls Aloud" member is keeping busy outside of music with a body-baring calendar set for 2014. Cole even shared a few sneak-peek photos from behind the scenes ... needless to say, tons of bikinis were involved. The singer's, um, understated derriere rose tattoo makes its debut in the photos too. #BTS on my Calendar shoot! Sandals and Sandhills don't go! #piggyback It looks like previous calendar spreads have paid off -- the British beauty is a natural in front of the camera. Gorgeous!
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Jayne Dawson: Fresh-faced Kimberley could educate Yorkshire’s teens
Yorkshire Evening Post - over 3 years
Just look at this picture of Kimberley Walsh. Isn’t she gorgeous? All pouty and dewy skinned and fresh-faced and young looking. You may or may not have noticed but she is going commando, so to speak. Okay it’s not her underwear, but to see Kimberley without cosmetic enhancement is just as headline-grabbing. Kimberley is revealing her real, bare, as-God-intended face, devoid of makeup, and she is one of a group of female celebrities who are doing the same thing to help raise cash for Children in Need. Standing blusher-free beside her in the campaign are choreographer Arlene Phillips, presenter Alex Jones, actress Sheridan Smith and former rock ‘n’ roll chick Jo Wood. The idea is that these leading ladies, by revealing the face that only their bathroom mirror normally sees, will encourage the rest of us to do the same on Nov 8, in return for promises of cash from friends and family, in recognition of our bravery. And Kimberley does Yorkshire proud in these pictures. The Bradford g ...
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Cheryl Cole plans £50,000 birthday weekend in Los Angeles for her 30th birthday (Laura Martin/mirror)
Wesmirch.com - over 3 years
Laura Martin / mirror: Cheryl Cole plans £50,000 birthday weekend in Los Angeles for her 30th birthday  —  The singer is throwing a big birthday bash for her friends and family in California  —  Well, she vowed earlier this year it would be the mother of all parties...  And Cheryl Cole is living up to her word …
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Guess Who?
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Cheryl Cole's path to fame wasn't exactly ordinary. After winning a spot in the girl band, Girls Aloud, on the reality television series "Popstars: The Rivals," the anglophile went on to become an international icon. Though the UK's biggest-selling girl group of the 21st century recently broke up, Cole seems to be doing fine with a very successful solo career. We could spend all day talking about Cole's musical talents, but what we really want to discuss is her ever-changing style. It seems like the English really do do it better. Cole first stormed onto the scene wearing typical early aughts ensembles (think tracksuits and plastic earrings), but she has since come into her own. Now a red carpet favorite, Cheryl sports head-to-toe lace dresses and daring cut-outs. In celebration of her 30th birthday on Sunday (June 30), we are taking a look back at Cole's most memorable looks to date. This is a girl who is only getting better with age. Want more? Be sure to chec ...
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Cheryl Cole: 'Simon Cowell Has Some Making Up To Do'
The Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Cheryl Cole has revealed on ITV’s Daybreak that former boss Simon Cowell still has some making up to do after he fired her from 'The X Factor USA'. The former Girls Aloud star - who turns 30 this year - also admitted she has no immediate career plans. More...
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Girls Aloud cancel St Patrick's gig in Dublin... as Cheryl Cole laughs off pregnancy rumours following illness
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 4 years
The five-piece's second concert at Dublin's O2 Arena was cancelled due to 'production issues'.
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Cheryl Cole and the Girls Aloud gals get soppy in new video ahead of Mother's Day
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 4 years
With Mother's Day fast approaching, the three Girls Aloud singers have opened up about exactly what their mums mean to them to coincide with their current tour sponsor Pandora's Mother's Day jewellery collection.
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Cheryl Cole to add to tattoo
Monsters and Critics - about 4 years
Cheryl Cole is planning to add to the large rose tattoo she just had inked on her back.
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Cheryl Cole¿s man Tre Holloway gives cheeky sign as they enjoy Valentine's Day double date with Kimberley Walsh and Justin Scott
Daily Mail (UK) - about 4 years
He’s been dating one of the hottest women in showbusiness for nearly a year now.
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Tre Holloway getting ready to ask Cheryl Cole to marry him
Daily Mail (UK) - about 4 years
After the breakdown of her marriage to Ashley Cole, Cheryl never thought she'd walk down the aisle again.
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Who Wore the Holiday Sweater Best: Lauren Conrad or Cheryl Cole?
US Magazine - about 4 years
Great minds think alike!  Lauren Conrad, 26, got into the holiday spirit when she donned a $325 LOT78 "Ho! Ho! Ho!" knitted sweater while taping Extra in L.A. Nov. 28. The fashion designer wore black leather pants and toted a $1,795 Balenciaga bag. PHOTOS: Horrible holiday sweaters The ex-reality star recently blogged about why making deviled eggs is one of her "favorite holiday traditions." PHOTOS: Hot holiday entertaining tips "I've been making them for as long as I can remember and it's something I look forward to each holiday season," wrote Conrad, who is currently dating University of Southern California law student William Tell. "More recently, I've been making pies for Christmas Day in addition to my savory egg bites." PHOTOS: Celebrity holiday style Though she's no whiz in the kitchen, Girls Aloud singer Cheryl Cole, 29, had the same idea as Conrad when she posed in the same sweater Dec. 17. "[It's] nearly Christmas," the "Call My Name" singer wrote in a Wh ...
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Cheryl Cole gives a flash of her flat stomach in crossover dress as she attends intimate book signing
Daily Mail (UK) - about 4 years
Fans paid £20 to attend the exclusive event in a central London hotel.
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The women fighting sexism in the media – from Page 3 to politics
Guardian (UK) - over 4 years
Feminist campaigners are closing in – protesting against Page 3, offensive news coverage and the rarity of women on our screens and radios. Are things about to change for the better? Just over a week ago, a group of campaigners gathered outside the News International offices in east London with a birthday card for the Sun. The occasion? The 42nd anniversary of Page 3. The card was 6ft high, and while one side showed how women are portrayed in some of the tabloids – topless images from the Sun and the Star, as well as semi-naked, bent-double images from the Sport — the other showed how men are portrayed. The crucial difference could be summarised in the single word "clothes"; more broadly, men were pictured as active, respected professionals. The protesters wrote their feelings about Page 3 in the card. "A woman is worth more than her cup size," scrawled one. "Still stuck in the sexist, Savile-loving 70s, Dominic?" asked another. That last message refers to Sun editor Dominic Mohan, ...
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Vitamin jabs: Can they actually give you a health boost...or are they just a fad?
Daily Mail (UK) - over 4 years
Everyone from Madonna to Cheryl Cole is said to use Vitamin B12 injections as an energy booster. But are they really a party season godsend?
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Men say the perfect woman doesn't exist ... but if she did she would be a bit like Kelly Brook, Cheryl Cole and Holly Willoughby
Daily Mail (UK) - over 4 years
The three shapely stars topped a list of so-called perfect celebrity women in a study carried out by Remington.
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Cheryl Cole lifts the lid on her relationship with boyfriend Tre Holloway in new documentary
Daily Mail (UK) - over 4 years
The 29-year-old singer admitted the couple's romance is 'rare' and 'pretty special' as cameras went behind the scenes on Cheryl's recent UK tour.
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Cheryl Cole
    FORTIES
  • 2015
    In June 2015, it was announced that Cole would return to The X Factor for its twelfth series; she will be re-joined by Cowell, and new judges Rita Ora and Nick Grimshaw.
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  • 2014
    On 10 March 2014, it was announced that Cole would return as a judge on the U.K. version of The X Factor for its eleventh series, signing a £1.5 million contract.
    More Details Hide Details Cole was born in Newcastle upon Tyne and grew up on council estates in the neighbouring districts of Walker and Heaton. She is the fourth of five children of Joan Callaghan, and the first of her two children with Garry Tweedy following the collapse of her marriage to the father of her three other children. Callaghan and Tweedy were together for more than a decade but never married each other; they separated when Cole was eleven years old.
    Cole's net worth was estimated at £20 million in October 2014.
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    On 7 July 2014, Cole married Jean-Bernard Fernandez-Versini after a three-month courtship.
    More Details Hide Details As a member of Girls Aloud, Cole teamed with Eylure to release five sets of false eyelashes, each set designed by a different member of the band. A range of festival-themed lashes followed in 2010, while limited edition "10th Anniversary" lash was released in 2012. Similarly, to celebrate their tenth anniversary, each member designed a charm bracelet for Pandora, available as either a complete bracelet or a "starter" bracelet. Cole's first official book, entitled Through My Eyes, was published on 30 September 2010 by Bantam Press. Through My Eyes purports to show Cole in the recording studio, backstage on tour, behind-the-scenes at The X Factor, at photo shoots and at award ceremonies. She said the book is "filled with pictures that capture those moments, her memories and the people she's closest to". Cole is the subject of several unauthorised biographies, as well as books detailing her relationship with and divorce from Ashley Cole. Cole's autobiography, Cheryl: My Story, was published on 11 October 2012. The book's content was about her relationships with Simon Cowell and her ex-husband Ashley Cole. The autobiography has sold 275,000 copies as of February 2013, generating £2.5 million in sales. On 7 May, Cole announced her debut fragrance, StormFlower via photo sharing social media site Instagram. She posted pictures of a photo shoot for the perfume.
    She described the song as, "very fun pop". "I Don't Care" was released on 2 November 2014 and debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart, becoming Cole's fifth number one in the country. This achievement makes Cole the only British female to have five solo number one singles in the UK. Only Human was released on 10 November 2014 and became Cheryl's fourth solo album to debut within the top 10 in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.
    More Details Hide Details Its title track was announced as the third single to be released from the album. The official music video made its premiere on Vevo on 4 February, with an official digital release on 22 March 2015. The song peaked at number 70 on the UK Singles Chart, becoming Cole's lowest charting single in the UK to date.
    On 28 August 2014, Cole confirmed the second official single from Only Human as "I Don't Care".
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    During an interview on The Graham Norton Show in July 2014, Cole revealed that her fourth studio album would be entitled Only Human.
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    On 29 May 2014, it was confirmed that Cole would debut the single, which features Tinie Tempah on 2 June on BBC Radio 1, Capital FM and KISS FM, with the video premiering the following Monday, 9 June.
    More Details Hide Details On 27 July 2014, the single entered the UK Singles Chart at number one, selling 118,000 copies. It became Cole's fourth number one single on the chart, tying her with Geri Halliwell and Rita Ora as the third British female to achieve four number ones as a solo artist. The song also peaked at number one in the Republic of Ireland on the Irish Singles Chart.
    On 10 March 2014, it was announced that Cole would return as a judge on the UK version of The X Factor for its eleventh series, signing a £1.5 million contract.
    More Details Hide Details She was once again joined by Cowell and Louis Walsh on the judging panel, as well as new judge Mel B. On 8 May, it was confirmed that Cole had been added to the lineup for Capital FM's Summertime Ball at Wembley Stadium on 21 June. On 27 May, Cole announced in an interview with Hello! Magazine that her fourth studio album would be released in November, preceded by lead single "Crazy Stupid Love".
    Speaking in 2014, Cole said that she was given five days to make a decision as to whether or not she wanted to be a judge, and discussed it with the rest of Girls Aloud, who agreed that it was something she should do, and said that "I had no idea I would be in people's living rooms".
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  • 2013
    In July 2013, Cole uploaded a picture of a music studio to her official Instagram with the caption: "Back with my first true love", stating that new material could potentially be on its way.
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    In March 2013, following the completion of the Ten: The Hits Tour, Girls Aloud released a statement via their official Twitter confirming that they were splitting permanently.
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    In early 2013, the group announced that they had split up. Cole embarked on a solo career and released her first solo studio album 3 Words (2009). The album became a commercial success and spawned three successful singles including the lead single from the album, "Fight for This Love," which debuted at number one on the UK charts, becoming the best selling single of the year. 2010 saw the release of Cole's second studio album Messy Little Raindrops, which produced two singles, the first being "Promise This" which also debuted at number one.
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  • 2012
    In December 2012, Cole sued the American producers of The X Factor for $2.3 million (£1.4m).
    More Details Hide Details She received $1.8 million (£1.1m) for the first season, and then sued for $2 million (£1.25m) for the second season, plus additional damages. In November 2013, Cole won for her settlement, for an undisclosed amount between her and producers Blue Orbit.
    After months of speculation, Cole confirmed that Girls Aloud's reunion would occur in November 2012.
    More Details Hide Details Girls Aloud reunited for the group's 10th anniversary and on 18 November 2012, they released their new single, "Something New" which was the official charity single for Children in Need. The single peaked at number-two on the UK Singles Chart. The group released their second greatest hits compilation, Ten on 26 November 2012. The second single taken from Ten, "Beautiful Cause You Love Me" was released on 17 December 2012. A documentary entitled Girls Aloud: Ten Years at the Top aired on ITV1 on 15 December 2012 attracted 2.3 million viewers, a 10.5% share of the audience. In 2013, the group embarked on Ten: The Hits Tour.
    In November 2012 Cole was handed her own documentary entitled Cheryl: Access All Areas, the show attracted 811,000 viewers on ITV2 and 177,000 watched on +1.
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    On 8 August 2012 it was revealed that Cole would return to The X Factor as a guest mentor to help judge Gary Barlow pick his finalist for the finals of the competition.
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    On 4 June 2012, Cole performed a duet with Gary Barlow at the Diamond Jubilee concert organized and created by Barlow himself and watched by millions worldwide.
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    To promote A Million Lights, Cole embarked on her first solo concert tour, A Million Lights Tour. On 12 June 2012, via her official website Cole announced the tour, which started on 3 October 2012 and ended on 17 October 2012.
    More Details Hide Details The tour comprised 11 show dates, 2 in Ireland, 1 in Scotland and 8 in England. Cole also announced plans to do a set of meet and greets at each concert. The £350 offer included an autograph, chance to meet Cole and a photograph with Cole backstage. Proceeds would go towards her charity The Cheryl Cole Foundation. The meet and greet ticket drew negative criticism from fans.
    The song peaked at number 13, becoming Cole' seventh consecutive solo top-twenty single. "Screw You" featuring British rapper Wretch 32 has been confirmed as the album's third single, but the release was cancelled indefinitely and no more singles were released from A Million Lights due to the reunion of Girls Aloud in November 2012.
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    Cole's third studio album, A Million Lights, was released on 18 June 2012.
    More Details Hide Details Before the album release, A Million Lights had doubled the amount of pre-orders to her nearest competitor Justin Bieber with his album Believe on the Amazon UK store. However, A Million Lights debuted at number 2 on the UK Albums Chart selling 34,934 copies in its first week on sale, with Bieber selling 3,181 more copies and beating her to the number 1 spot. The album became her first not to debut at number 1 in the UK and her first not to sell over 100,000 copies in its first week on sale. Her debut album 3 Words sold 125,000 copies while its follow-up Messy Little Raindrops sold around 105,000 copies. A Million Lights was certified Gold in the United Kingdom for shipments of 100,000 copies. The lead single "Call My Name", became Cole's third number one single on the UK Singles Chart, with the sales of 152,001 digital copies. The song became 2012's fastest selling number one single on the UK Singles Chart until December of the same year, when The X Factor winner James Arthur sold 490,560 copies with his cover of Shontelle's "Impossible". "Call My Name" sold a total of 417,000 copies in the UK, and was the 34th best-selling single of 2012 there. "Under the Sun", the second single from the album, was released on 3 September 2012.
    On 26 May 2012, it was reported that Cole would perform "Call My Name" with live vocals on The Voice UK, following allegedly pre-recorded performances that occurred the previous year on The X Factor UK.
    More Details Hide Details It was also reported that The Voice executives always edit the vocals for every artist on the show, and they would "provide some finishing touches to her singing prior to it being broadcast." As the performance began, Cole swan-dived onto her backing dancers before they performed a highly ellaborated routine. Following the broadcast, Cole received mixed comments from viewers, with a few accusing the singer of lip synching, while others, including pop artists Emma Bunton and will.i.am, praised the performance. In an interview with BBC News, Cole addressed the negative comments, and said that "if you think my live vocal sounds so good it must be mimed, I'm happy, I take it as a compliment." She performed the track again on The Graham Norton Show on 8 June 2012, and was also accused of lip synching. Cole has named Britney Spears and Beyoncé as a few of her inspirations, performance and fashion wise. Cole spoke on the reason Beyoncé was a big influence on her saying "I love Beyonce, I just think she is such a beautiful person inside and out, apart from what she does on the stage which is obviously incredible and aspiration. I just like her as a woman shes empowering." Cole has cited Lisa "Left Eye"' Lopes, a former member of American band TLC, as a big influence saying "I wanted to be Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes from TLC – I used to wear baggy jeans and Timberlands like a tomboy."
  • 2011
    On 5 May 2011, it was officially announced after months of speculation that Cole would appear as a judge alongside Simon Cowell, L.A. Reid, and Paula Abdul on the American version of The X Factor.
    More Details Hide Details However, after only three weeks as a judge and completing the auditions in Los Angeles and Chicago, Cole departed the show. Cowell said that the reason why Cole left was because he offered her the job in the UK version back and he felt that she would have been more comfortable there. It was also later confirmed that she would not be returning to the UK version either, as Tulisa Contostavlos had taken her place on the UK judging panel. Nicole Scherzinger replaced Cole on the judging panel of The X Factor USA for the rest of season 1. A year later on The Graham Norton Show, Cole revealed that she had quit the US show and also snubbed the decision to return to the UK version of the show of her own accord.
    In February 2011, Cole launched her own charitable foundation with The Prince's Trust following a meeting with The Trust's President, HRH Charles, Prince of Wales.
    More Details Hide Details The Cheryl Cole Foundation is meant to provide vital funds for The Trust in the North East, which was set up to help disadvantaged young people from Cole's region. On 13 June 2011, she auctioned 20 dresses with ASOS to raise funds for the foundation. Selected filmography Solo tours As solo supporting act
  • 2010
    In 2010 during Cole's second performance on The X Factor, in which she performed "Promise This", she "showcased her vocal and dancing skills with an energetic, raunchy routine that earned a standing ovation from her fellow judges."
    More Details Hide Details Similar to her 2009 performance of "Fight for This Love" on The X Factor, the media speculated whether Cole lip synced or not. An ITV spokesperson insisted that Cole did not mime, although the performance was pre-recorded.
    From May to July 2010, Cole was the opening act for The Black Eyed Peas at the British shows (as well as some European dates) of The E.N.D. World Tour.
    More Details Hide Details Cole 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 life-threatening battle with malaria. The show, which aired on 23 October 2010, drew an audience of 7.2 million: the highest figure in the chat show's history.
    Cole returned for the seventh series of The X Factor in 2010 to mentor the girls category once again.
    More Details Hide Details In this series, Cole faced intense scrutiny from the public and the media after she rejected popular contestant Gamu Nhengu to go through to the live shows in favour of Cher Lloyd and Katie Waissel, even though both had fluffed their performances at judges' houses. Cole also received more criticism after she refused to vote for an act in the fifth week, which resulted in claims that the show was fixed. This series would also mark the first that Cole was not the winning mentor, after a contestant in her category, Rebecca Ferguson, lost out to Matt Cardle, who was mentored by Dannii Minogue.
    The album's first single, "Promise This", was released on 24 October 2010 and became her second number-one hit in the UK. "Promise This" is an up-tempo dance-pop song written by American songwriter Priscilla Hamilton, British music producer Wayne Wilkins, who was responsible for Cole's debut single "Fight for This Love", and Christopher Jackson. "The Flood" was released as the album's second single and entered the charts after its official release at number 18. "Everyone", featuring Dizzee Rascal, was slated as the third single and was to be released on 21 March 2011, but was cancelled due to Cole's involvement on the US version of The X Factor and the underperformance of "The Flood".
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    Cole's second solo album, titled Messy Little Raindrops, was released on 29 October 2010.
    More Details Hide Details The album debuted at number one in the UK, and at number two in Ireland. On 19 August 2011 the album was certified Platinum by BPI, with shipments in the UK in the excess of 300,000. Messy Little Raindrops has received generally mixed reviews from music critics. A predominantly positive review came from Jon O'Brien of Allmusic who awarded it four out of five stars.
    Cole started recording sessions for her second album in February 2010 though in an interview on Alan Carr: Chatty Man she admitted that some of the songs submitted for the record dated back to 3 Words (2009).
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    In March 2010, Cole stated that she had begun working on her follow up album to 3 Words, which she hoped to release "later on in the year".
    More Details Hide Details The album was largely produced by Wayne Wilkins. The album features guest vocals from August Rigo, Dizzee Rascal, Travie McCoy, and will.i.am.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    Cole was given a one-off television programme for ITV1, Cheryl Cole's Night In, which aired on 19 December 2009.
    More Details Hide Details The programme, hosted by Holly Willoughby, featured music and interviews with Cole and some of her favourite performers. Alexandra Burke, Rihanna, Will Young, Snow Patrol and will.i.am made appearances. Cole told the press, "I couldn't be happier that ITV have asked me to round off the year with my own show, working with some of my favourite artists". The programme attracted 5 million viewers on its first airing, substantially less than the 8.1 million viewers Strictly Come Dancing received during the same time slot.
    Her debut album, 3 Words, was released in the UK on 26 October 2009.
    More Details Hide Details In July 2009, Girls Aloud announced they would take a year-long hiatus in the pursuit of solo projects, but would reunite for a new studio album in 2010. In August 2010, bandmate Nicola Roberts revealed that she wasn't anticipating a reunion of the band until 2012, if then. 3 Words spent two weeks at number one. On 6 November 2009, BPI certified the album Platinum, denoting shipments of over 300,000 units. It later tripled this feat. The first single from the album, "Fight for This Love", was written by Andre Merritt, Steve Kipner and Wayne Wilkins, and produced by Steve Kipner and Wayne Wilkins. According to Cole, it was released as the lead single because she "connected with the song so well". Following a performance on The X Factor live results show, "Fight for This Love" became the fourth best-selling single of 2009 in the UK. It charted at number one on both the Irish and UK Singles Chart. In 2010, "Fight For This Love" went to number one in Denmark, Norway and Hungary. The single was later certified silver in the UK. Cole's second single "3 Words", which features will.i.am, went to number 4 in the UK and seven in Ireland. In 2010, the single was released in Australia and charted at number 5 and was certified platinum. The third single, "Parachute", charted in the top five in both the UK and Ireland.
    In April 2009, Cole started working on solo material.
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  • 2008
    Cole's first solo performance was on American rapper will.i.am's "Heartbreaker" in 2008.
    More Details Hide Details She was picked to appear as a dancer in the video after taking streetdancing classes during the filming of the ITV2 series The Passions of Girls Aloud, in which the members of the band achieve something they had always wanted to do, other than sing. She was later asked, by will.i.am, to sing additional vocals on the track.
    Cole was given the girls category (made up of female contestants between 16 and 25) and subsequently ended up as the victorious judge when Alexandra Burke was crowned the fifth winner of The X Factor on 13 December 2008.
    More Details Hide Details Cole returned for the sixth series in 2009 and was given the boys category (made up of male contestants aged 16 to 25). Cole emerged as the winning judge for a second consecutive year after Joe McElderry was crowned the sixth winner of The X Factor. Simon Cowell, creator of The X Factor, has referred to Cole as "one of the best I've ever worked with."
    In June 2008, it was announced Cole would replace Sharon Osbourne as a judge for the fifth series of The X Factor alongside Dannii Minogue, Simon Cowell and Louis Walsh.
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  • 2006
    Cole was referenced in Lily Allen's "Cheryl Tweedy", a B-side to her 2006 debut single "Smile".
    More Details Hide Details Cole says took the song as a compliment, although Allen later pointed out that it had been tongue-in-cheek. Allen later retracted her comments. On 11 January 2003, Cole was involved in an altercation with a nightclub toilet attendant (named Sophie Amogbokpa) and subsequently charged with assault and racially aggravated assault over the incident. At her trial on 20 October she was found guilty of assault occasioning actual bodily harm but cleared of the racially aggravated assault charge, and sentenced to 120 hours of community service. She was ordered to pay her victim £500 in compensation, as well as £3,000 prosecution costs. Judge Richard Howard said: "This was an unpleasant piece of drunken violence which caused Sophie Amogbokpa pain and suffering."
    Cole was married to England footballer Ashley Cole from July 2006 until September 2010, when she divorced him following the announcement of their separation earlier that year.
    More Details Hide Details Cole became a judge on the UK version of The X Factor in 2008, becoming the winning judge twice out of the three series she judged. In 2011, Cole left the UK version of The X Factor to judge the American version. However, Cole left the show during the auditions stage, fueling rumours that she had been sacked.
  • 2004
    Cole began dating England and Chelsea footballer Ashley Cole in September 2004, announcing their engagement after he proposed in Dubai in June 2005. The couple were married at a ceremony at Barnet, North West London on 15 July 2006.
    More Details Hide Details They signed an exclusive deal with OK!, reportedly worth £1 million, regarding the rights of the photographs. On 23 February 2010, Cole announced she was separating from her husband. On 26 May, Cole filed for divorce at London's High Court citing "unreasonable behaviour" of estranged husband Ashley as the reason for their break-up. She was granted a decree nisi on 3 September 2010. In October of that year, Cole stated in an interview with The Guardian that she would continue to use her married name, as changing it back would make her seem "ashamed" of her marriage. On 3 July 2010, Cole was admitted to the hospital with suspected acute malaria after a visit to Tanzania. During an X Factor photoshoot in Cardiff, Cole said that she noticed that her lips were blue.
  • 2002
    Cole joined Nadine Coyle, Sarah Harding, Nicola Roberts, and Kimberley Walsh to form the new girl group Girls Aloud, as determined by a public vote administered through the show on 30 November 2002. The group's debut single "Sound of the Underground" peaked at number one on the UK Singles Chart, becoming the 2002 Christmas number one. Girls Aloud hold the record for the fastest time between formation of a band and reaching number one single. The group released their debut album Sound of the Underground in May 2003, which entered the charts at number two and was certified platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) later the same year.
    More Details Hide Details Their singles "I'll Stand by You", "Walk This Way", and "The Promise" have charted at number one. Two of their albums have reached the top 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 number one, with over one million copies of the former being sold. They also achieved seven certified albums and have been nominated for five Brit Awards, winning the 2009 Best Single for "The Promise". The group's musical style is pop, but throughout their career they had 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, due to an innovative approach to mainstream pop music. The group became one of the few UK reality television acts to achieve continued success, amassing a fortune of £30 million by May 2010. Guinness World Records lists them as "Most Successful Reality TV Group" in the 2007 edition. They also hold the record for "Most Consecutive Top Ten Entries in the UK by a Female Group" in the 2008 edition, and are credited again for "Most Successful Reality TV Group" in the 2011 edition. The group was also named the United Kingdom's biggest selling girl group of the 21st century, with over 4.3 million singles sales and 4 million albums sold in the UK alone.
    Cole auditioned for the reality television show Popstars: The Rivals in 2002 with the song "Have You Ever".
    More Details Hide Details Several thousand applicants attended auditions across the UK in hope of being selected. Ten girls and ten boys were chosen as finalists by judges Pete Waterman, Louis Walsh and Geri Halliwell. These finalists then took to the stage, participating in weekly Saturday night live performances which alternated weekly between the girls and boys. Each week, the contestant polling the fewest phone votes was eliminated, until the final line-ups of the groups emerged.
  • TWENTIES
  • 1994
    She attended Walker Comprehensive School in Newcastle between September 1994 and July 1999, and left at 16 with few qualifications.
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  • 1993
    She occasionally appeared doing dance recitals on different television shows in the UK, such as Gimme 5, in 1993.
    More Details Hide Details She won recognition in several modelling competitions, including the titles of Boots Group's "bonniest baby", Mothercare's Happy Faces Portrait competition, "Best Looking Girl of Newcastle", The Evening Chronicles "Little Miss and Mister", and "Most Attractive Girl" at the MetroCentre. She made appearances in British Gas adverts for a second time, an SCS furniture store advert, and an Eldon Square Christmas advert with younger brother Garry.
  • 1990
    As a young child circa 1990, she appeared in a television advert for British Gas with her younger brother Garry.
    More Details Hide Details Interested in dancing from an early age, she began sequence dancing at the age of four, before joining The Royal Ballet's summer school at the age of nine.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1983
    Born on June 30, 1983.
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