-----Cheryl Ann Cole - AKA "Tweedy" - was born 30 June 1983 was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyneside. she appeared in a television advert for British Gas when she was a young child.
Cheryl started sequence dancing at the age of four, then joined The Royal Ballet's summer school at the age of nine. She won modelling competitions, including the titles of Boots Group's "bonniest baby,” Mothercare's Happy Faces Portrait competition, "Best Looking Girl of Newcastle,” The Evening Chronicle's "Little Miss and Mister,” and "Most Attractive Girl" at the MetroCentre.
She attended Walker Comprehensive School in Newcastle, but left in July 1999, after being suspended twice: once for fighting with another pupil and again for swearing on a bus. She then became a waitress.
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. She has been part of the group ever since, and during that time the group achieved 20 top-ten singles (including four number one singles) in the UK and six platinum albums (two of which went to number one) and earned five BRIT Award nominations from 2005 to 2010. In 2009, Girls Aloud won "Best Single" with their song "The Promise.” In early 2013, Girls Aloud announced that they had split up. Other members of the group were Nadine Coyle, Sarah Harding, Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh.
Cole embarked on a solo career and released her first solo studio album 3 Words (2009) through Polydor records, "3 Words" saw the release of three successful singles, the lead single from the album Fight for This Love debuted at number one on the UK charts becoming the best selling single of the year. "3 Words" and "Parachute" both peaked within the top five of the UK charts. 2010 saw the release of Cole's second studio album Messy Little Raindrops, which produced two singles, the first being "Promise This" which went straight to number one.
Cole released her third solo album A Million Lights on 18 June 2012, with lead single "Call My Name" being becoming Cole's third number one single.
During her solo career Cole has earned three BRIT Award nominations. She has been photographed for the covers of British Vogue, Elle and Harper's Bazaar, while also becoming the new face of cosmetic company L'Oreal.
Cole became a judge on 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 was fired from the show.
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