Cher Lloyd (born 28 July 1993) is an English singer-songwriter, rapper and model. Lloyd rose to fame when she finished fourth in the seventh series of The X Factor. Shortly afterwards, Lloyd was signed to Syco Music.
Lloyd’s debut single “Swagger Jagger” was released in July 2011. The single entered at number one on the UK Singles Chart and number two in the Republic of Ireland. Her second single “With Ur Love” was released on 31 October 2011, featuring Mike Posner, and peaked at number four on the UK Singles Chart, and number five in Ireland, preceding her debut album Sticks + Stones, which peaked at number four in the UK Albums Chart and number seven in Ireland. She debuted her third single “Want U Back” on 22 May 2012 in the United States.
Cher Lloyd was raised in Malvern, with her parents Darren and Diane and her three younger siblings Sophie, Josh, and Rosie. Her family is of Gypsy origin, and Cher spent the first year of her life traveling around Wales with her young parents in a caravan. She was teased and bullied by classmates for her origins, and called “pikey” or “gypo” at school. Lloyd attended Dyson Perrins High School, where she studied performing arts. She also attended the theatre arts school Stagecoach.