Cheryl Cole - Dean Chalkley Photoshoot 2002
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English pop and R&B recording artist, songwriter, dancer, actress and model
Cheryl Ann Cole
(nee Tweedy; born 30 June 1983) is an English pop and R&B recording artist, songwriter, dancer, actress and model. She rose to fame in late 2002 when she auditioned for the reality television sho, Popstars: The Rivals on ITV. The programme announced that Cole
had won a place as one-fifth of the girl group, Girls Aloud. During her time in the group, Cole
released twenty consecutive top-ten singles (including four nuMber one singles) in the UK and five 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 2009, Girls Aloud announced their musical hiatus and Cole
went on to release two solo albums, which both went to nuMber one in the UK: 3 Words (2009) and Messy Little Raindrops (2010). She achieved a nuMber of hits, including two nuMber one singles: "Fight for This Love" and "Promise This".