Cheryl Ann Cole (née Tweedy; born 30 June 1983) is an English singer, songwriter,
dancer, fashion designer, author, and television personality. Cole rose to fame
in the 2000s after becoming a member of pop group Girls Aloud through ITV’s reality
television programme Popstars: The Rivals. They have become one of the few UK
reality television acts to achieve continued success, amassing a fortune of £25
million by May 2009.
With Girls Aloud, Cole has been successful in achieving a string of
20 consecutive UK top ten singles (including four number ones), two UK number
one albums, and received nominations for four BRIT Awards, winning Best Single
in 2009 for "The Promise".
In 2008, Cole became a judge on the British reality television show The X Factor.Cheryl Cole has become recognized as a style icon, appearing on the cover of British Vogue and Elle. She is married to the Chelsea and England football player Ashley Cole.