'Cheryl Ann Fernandez-Versini is an English singer, dancer, and television personality whois known by the mononym Cheryl in the context of her recording promotions. She rose to fame in late 2002 when she auditioned for the reality television show Popstars: The Rivals on ITV. The programme announced that Fernandez-Versini had won a place as a member of the girl group Girls Aloud The group's line-up remained the same throughout their history and during that time the group achieved a string of twenty consecutive top ten singles in the United Kingdom (including four number one singles) and six platinum albums (two of which went to number one) and earned five Brit Award nominations from 2005 to 2010. At the 2009 Brit Awards, Girls Aloud won Best Single with their song "The Promise". In early 2013, the group announced that they had split up.
Fernandez-Versini 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 Fernandez-Versini's second studio album Messy Little Raindrops, which produced two singles, the first being "Promise This" which also debuted at number one. Fernandez-Versini released her third solo album A Million Lights on 18 June 2012, with lead single Call My Name" becoming her third number one single. Only Human was released in 2014 and spawned three singles including "Crazy Stupid Love" and "I Don't Care". Both singles went to number one in the UK and made Fernandez-Versini the first British female to have five number ones in the UK. The singer still holds the record to this day (23.03.2016)
In January 2016, following a heavily pulicised fallout with her previous label, Polydor, Fernandez-Versini left the label and signed to the up and coming worldwide label, Hurricane Records, who in turn promised to make her an international star. With that, the Geordie born songstress released her first ever worldwide single, Needle In My Heart. The song went on to become a top 10 hit and sold in excess of two million copies worldwide, becoming the best selling song of her entire career.
During the run up to her highly anticipated album Through My Eyes, the singer battled a heavily publicised battle with the media over weight concerns and visible stress and gaunt-like appearances. On the morning of her album release (March 12th), following the death of her close friend, Fernandez-Versini admitted herself into a remote rehabilitation facility and remains there to this day, she is expected to release her highly anticipated fifth studio album on May 31st!