CHERYL FERNANDEZ VIRSINI

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Cheryl Fernandez-Versini

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Cheryl Fernandez-Versini, who is better known as Cheryl Cole, is an English singer, dancer and television personality. She earned recognition after participating in ITV’s reality TV show ‘Popstars: The Rivals’, which eventually placed her in the all-girl group ‘Girls Aloud’ alongside Nadine Coyle, Sarah Harding, Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh. The group went on to release 20 consecutive top ten singles in the UK, which included four number ones singles. Since the time she started pursuing a solo career, she has produced five number one singles, a record she shares with Jess Glynne. She became a household name in the UK after she appeared as a judge and mentor on the fifth series of the UK version of ‘The X Factor’. She has subsequently reprised her role in many later installments of the show, but eventually decided to quit to focus on her singing career.

Cheryl discography

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Cheryl discography
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Cheryl in August 2008
Studio albums 4
Music videos 15
EPs 1
Singles 13

The discography of English recording artist Cheryl consists of four studio albums, one extended play, nine singles (excluding three as a featured artist), and fourteen music videos. Cheryl’s first foray into a solo music career occurred when she featured on will.i.am‘s “Heartbreaker“. After having streetdancing lessons during the filming of Passions of Girls Aloud series, Cheryl was picked to appear in the song’s video. She was later asked to sing the female vocals on the UK release of the track,[1] which reached number four in the United Kingdom and sold over 250,000 copies, giving the single a silver certificate by the BPI. It was the 31st best selling single of 2008.[2] Cheryl’s solo career began in October 2009 with the release of “Fight for This Love“, the lead single from her debut studio album, 3 Words. The track saw Cheryl achieve her first solo number-one single when it topped the UK chart, while also attaining international chart success; peaking within the top 10 in the likes of France, Germany and the Netherlands. The parent album debuted at number one in the UK with sales of 125,271.[3] On 6 November 2009 the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) certified the album platinum.[4] It has since gone 3× Platinum,[4] with sales of over 1,000,000 copies.[5]3 Words” is both the opening and title song from her debut studio album. It was released in the UK and Ireland on 20 December 2009 went on to become Fernandez-Versini’s second consecutive UK top-five and Irish-top ten hit. It was also a top five hit in Australia and has since been certified platinum by the Australian Recording Industry Association and gold by the British Phonographic Industry. “Parachute” was released on 11 March 2010 as the album’s third and final single. “Parachute” became Cheryl’s third consecutive solo UK top five hit, and her third Irish top 10 hit. It was nominated for a Brit Award in 2011.

October 2010 saw the release of Cheryl’s second studio album, Messy Little Raindrops, which became her second consecutive number-one album in the UK; the album was certified Platinum by BPI, with shipments in the UK in the excess of 300,000.[6] The album was preceded by the release of its lead single, “Promise This“. “Promise This” debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart, becoming her second solo UK number one behind “Fight for This Love” (October 2009).[7] It sold 157,210 copies in its debut week,[8] which earned it the highest first-week sales of the year, for a non-charity single at that time.[9][10]The Flood” was serviced as the second single from the album.

Cheryl released her third studio album, A Million Lights, in June 2012, where it debuted at number two in the United Kingdom selling 34,934 copies in its first week on sale.[11] “A Million Lights” was certified Gold in the United Kingdom for shipments of 100,000 copies.[12] The lead single, “Call My Name“, produced by Calvin Harris, became Cheryl’s third number-one single with first week sales of 152,001 copies in the United Kingdom, becoming 2012’s fastest selling number one single on the UK Singles Chart until December of the same year,[13]Under the Sun” was serviced as the second single from A Million Lights.

The lead single from her fourth solo studio album Only Human, titled “Crazy Stupid Love” featuring Tinie Tempah was released on 20 July 2014.[14] The single became her fourth solo UK number one after it entered at the top of the UK Singles Chart, and also topped the charts in the Republic of Ireland and Scotland. The single notched up a combined chart sales figure of 118,000 in its first week in the UK, with audio streams contributing just over 3%. The album’s second single, “I Don’t Care“, had sold over 82,000 copies in the United Kingdom during the week of its release, and debut at the top of the UK Singles Chart. It gave the singer her tenth number-one single, and fifth as a solo artist, overtaking current record sharers Geri Halliwell and Rita Ora[15] setting a new record for most number one singles by a female artist for Fernandez-Versini, with five.[16] Only Human was released on 10 November 2014. It became her fourth solo album to debut within the top 10 in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland.

Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Sales Certifications
UK
[17]
AUS
[18]
AUT
[19]
FRA
[20]
GER
[21]
IRE
[22]
NLD
[23]
NOR
[24]
SCO
[25]
SWI
[26]
3 Words 1 31 26 37 45 2 40 18 2 52
Messy Little Raindrops
  • Released: 29 October 2010
  • Label: Polydor
  • Formats: CD, digital download
1 2 2
A Million Lights
  • Released: 15 June 2012
  • Label: Polydor
  • Formats: CD, digital download
2 2 1
Only Human
  • Released: 7 November 2014
  • Label: Polydor
  • Formats: CD, digital download
7 9 8
“—” denotes album that did not chart or was not released

Extended plays[edit]

List of extended plays, with selected details
Title Details
3 Words: The B-Sides
  • Released: 18 April 2010
  • Label: Fascination
  • Formats: digital download

Singles[edit]

As lead artist[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
[17]
AUS
[18][30]
AUT
[19]
BEL
(Fl)

[31]
FRA
[32]
GER
[33]
IRE
[22]
ITA
[34]
SCO
[35]
SPA
[36]
Fight for This Love 2009 1 54 4 13 7 4 1 5 1 12 3 Words
3 Words
(featuring will.i.am)
4 5 56 27 7 7 6
Parachute 2010 5 [B] 78 4 2
Promise This 1 78 [C] 1 1 Messy Little Raindrops
The Flood 2011 18 26 14
Call My Name 2012 1 49 [D] 1 1 A Million Lights
Under the Sun 13 16 12
Crazy Stupid Love
(featuring Tinie Tempah)
2014 1 43 [E] 172 1 1 39 Only Human
I Don’t Care 1 [F] 4 1
Only Human 2015 70 40
“Love Made Me Do It”[46] 2018 TBA
“—” denotes album that did not chart or was not released

As featured artist[edit]

Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
[17]
IRE
[22]
SCO
[17]
Heartbreaker
(will.i.am featuring Cheryl Cole)
2008 4 7 10 Songs About Girls
Everybody Hurts
(as part of Helping Haiti)
2010 1 1 1 Non-album single
Check It Out (Special Mix)
(will.i.am & Nicki Minaj featuring Cheryl Cole)
11 14 12
“—” denotes a single that did not chart or was not released.

Other charted songs[edit]

Song Year Peak chart positions Album
UK
[47]
SCO
[35]
“Boy Like You” (featuring will.i.am) 2009 105 100 3 Words
“Don’t Talk About This Love” 177
“Happy Hour” 161
“Heaven” (featuring will.i.am) 122
“Make Me Cry” 154
“Rain on Me” 135
“Stand Up” 112 89
Screw You” (featuring Wretch 32) 2012 100 95 A Million Lights
“Stars” 2014 70 Only Human
“—” denotes song that did not chart or was not released

Music videos[edit]

Song Year Director(s) Refs.
“Heartbreaker” 2008 Toben Seymour
“Fight for This Love” 2009 Ray Kay [48]
“3 Words” (viral version) Vincent Haycock [49]
“3 Words” (split-screen version) Saam [49]
“Everybody Hurts” 2010 Joseph Kahn
“Parachute” AlexandLiane [50]
Check It Out(UK Special Mix version) Rich Lee [51]
“Promise This” Sophie Muller [52][53]
“The Flood”
“Call My Name” 2012 Anthony Mandler [54]
“Under the Sun”
“Ghetto Baby” Rankin
“Crazy Stupid Love” 2014 Colin Tilley [55]
“I Don’t Care”
“Only Human” 2015 Chris Sweeney [56]
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