Cher Lloyd

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Cher Lloyd at Paramount's Friends 'N' Family Grammys Party (2013)

Cher Lloyd (born July 28, 1993 in Malvern , Worcestershire , England ) is a British singer who became known in 2010 through the British TV talent show The X Factor .


After two unsuccessful applications to X Factor in the previous years, Cher Lloyd decided to reinvent herself and her musical style. She then reached the finals of the talent show in 2010, but was only fourth there. After the show ended, she signed a recording deal with SycoMusic.

Her first single, Swagger Jagger , was released in the UK on July 31, 2011, where it immediately hit number one on the charts. The album Sticks + Stones , on which producers such as RedOne worked, was released on November 7, 2011 in the UK. The album also includes numerous collaborations with well-known musicians such as Busta Rhymes , Mike Posner , Ghetts, Mic Righteous and Dot Rotten . Cher Lloyd announced the title With Ur Love , a duet with Mike Posner, as her second single on her Twitter account . The song was released on October 30, 2011 in Great Britain, where it reached number four on the charts.

With the single Want U Back , her success began in the United States, where the song made it to number 12 on the single and even number five on the digital charts. On October 2, 2012, the US version of their album Sticks + Stones was finally released. This also includes the new single Oath , released on the same day , which Lloyd recorded with rapper Becky G and which Dr. Luke was produced.

In April 2013 it was announced that Cher Lloyd is about to finish her second album and that she is planning a collaboration with American R&B singer Ne-Yo . In May 2013, she was a guest star on the television series Big Time Rush . On Demi Lovato's fourth album Demi , Lloyd can be heard in the song Really Don't Care . I Wish is the first single from their new album. The song is a collaboration with the US rapper TI and was released in late August 2013. The release of the album Sorry I'm Late was postponed to early 2014.

The second single from Sorry I'm Late, called Sirens , was released on March 14, 2014. In the run-up to the release, the promo singles Dirty Love and Human were presented on MTV. The Sirens video , released on April 30th, is very personal and shows Lloyd calling the police about her boyfriend who sells drugs. The album has been available since May 27, 2014 and reached number 23 on the Australian charts that same week.

Personal life

Lloyd grew up with three siblings in Malvern. Through her mother, she descends from the Roma people . On November 18, 2013, she married her fiancé, hairdresser Craig Monk, who was three years older than her.



year title Top ranking, total weeks, awardChart placementsChart placements
(Year, title, rankings, weeks, awards, notes)
2011 Sticks + stones - UK4th

(17 weeks)UK
US9 (22 weeks)
First published: November 19, 2011
Further publication: October 2, 2012 (USA)
2014 Sorry I'm late - UK21 (1 week)
US12 (4 weeks)
First published: May 27, 2014


year Title
Top ranking, total weeks, awardChart placementsChart placements
(Year, title, album , rankings, weeks, awards, notes)
2011 Swagger Jagger
Sticks + Stones
- UK1

(15 weeks)UK
First published: August 13, 2011
With Ur Love
Sticks + Stones
- UK4th

(9 weeks)UK
First published: November 12, 2011
feat. Mike Posner or Juicy J
2012 Want U Back
Sticks + Stones
- UK25th

(12 weeks)UK
US12 *
Double platinum
× 2
Double platinum

(20 weeks)US
First published: January 21, 2012
feat. Astro / * without Astro
Sticks & Stones
- - US73

(2 weeks)US
First release: October 2nd, 2012
feat. Becky G
2014 Sirens
Sorry I'm Late
- UK41 (2 weeks)
First published: July 2014

More singles

  • 2013: I Wish ( feat.TI )
  • 2016: Activated
  • 2018: None of My Business
  • 2019: MIA

As a guest musician

year Title
Top ranking, total weeks, awardChart placementsChart placements
(Year, title, album , rankings, weeks, awards, notes)
2010 Heroes - UK1 (7 weeks)
First published: October 4th, 2010
with the 2010 X Factor Finalists
2013 Rum and Raybans DE99 (1 week)
- -
First published: January 18, 2013
Sean Kingston feat. Cher Lloyd
2014 Really Don't Care
- UK92 (1 week)

(18 weeks)US
First published: May 14, 2014
Demi Lovato feat. Cher Lloyd

Further guest contributions

  • 2018: 4U (Joakim Molitor feat. Cher Lloyd)
  • 2019: Don't Lose Love (Quintino & Afsheen feat. Cher Lloyd)

Music videos

year title Singer Director
2011 Swagger Jagger Cher Lloyd Barney Steel and Mike Sharpe
With Ur Love Cher Lloyd (feat. Mike Posner)
Dub on the track Cher Lloyd (feat.Mic Righteous, Dot Rotten & Ghetts) Paris Zarcilla
2012 Want U Back Cher Lloyd (feat. Astro) Parris
Want U Back (US version) Cher Lloyd Ciarra Pardo
Oath Cher Lloyd (feat. Becky G) Hannah Lux Davis
2013 With Ur Love (US Version) Cher Lloyd Hannah Lux Davis
I wish Cher Lloyd (feat. TI ) Gil Green
2014 Sirens Cher Lloyd Darren Craig

Awards for music sales

Platinum record

  • AustraliaAustralia Australia
    • 2012: for the single Want U Back
    • 2013: for the single With Ur Love

Note: Awards in countries from the chart tables or chart boxes can be found in these.

Country / Region Silver record icon.svg silver Gold record icon.svg gold Platinum record icon.svg platinum Sales swell
Awards for music sales
(country / region, awards, sales, sources)
Australia (ARIA) Australia (ARIA) 0! S.- 0! G- Platinum record icon.svg 2 × platinum2 140,000
United States (RIAA) United States (RIAA) 0! S.- Gold record icon.svg gold1 Platinum record icon.svg 3 × platinum3 3,500,000
United Kingdom (BPI) United Kingdom (BPI) Silver record icon.svg 3 × silver3 Gold record icon.svg gold1 0! P- 700,000
All in all Silver record icon.svg 3 × silver3 Gold record icon.svg 2 × gold2 Platinum record icon.svg 5 × platinum5


  • 2011: The X Factor Live Tour 2011
  • 2012: Sticks + Stones Tour
  • 2013: I Wish Tour


  2. And then there were three: Cher Lloyd's X Factor dream is over as she is sent packing. In: Daily Mail , Associated Newspapers , December 11, 2010. 
  3. Father Xmas Si's three special gifts . Retrieved July 1, 2013. 
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  9. Cher Lloyd close to finishing new album . In: press party . April 11, 2013. Retrieved July 1, 2013.
  10. Abby West: Cher Lloyd to guest star on 'Big Time Rush'-EXCLUSIVE . January 22, 2013. Retrieved February 2, 2013.
  11. Cher Lloyd Left Simon Cowell's Record Label Last Year . MTV . November 12, 2013. Retrieved November 14, 2013.
  12. Josep Vinaixa: Cher Lloyd “Sorry I'm Late” ( English ) In: Ultimate Music . April 11, 2014. Archived from the original on April 14, 2014. Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. Retrieved April 15, 2014. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  13. a b Cher Lloyd Premieres Emotional Video for 'Sirens' - Watch Now! ( English ) In: Just Jared . April 30, 2014. Retrieved May 4, 2014.
  14. Jason Scott: Cher Lloyd Is Unapologetic On 'Sorry I'm Late': Album Review . May 27, 2014. Retrieved June 25, 2014.
  15. Coldplay Hold Down ARIA # 1 For Another Week . May 31, 2014. Retrieved June 25, 2014.
  16. Archive link ( Memento of the original dated November 1, 2011 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.  @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /
  18. X Factor Finalists in the UK Charts
  19. a b Cher Lloyd . Vevo . Retrieved February 26, 2012.
  20. SB.TV - Cher Lloyd - Dub on the Track Ft. Mic Righteous, Dot Rotten & Ghetts [Music Video] . In: NME . IPC Media . Retrieved February 26, 2012.

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