Cheryl Ann Cole is an English singer, songwriter, dancer, and model. Rising to fame in late 2002, Cole was selected to become a member of girl group Girls Aloud on ITV’s reality television programme Popstars The Rivals. With the group, Cole has marked much success by achieving twenty consecutive top ten singles in the UK; five studio albums which have all been certified platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI), two of which went to number one in the UK; and accumulating a total of five BRIT Award nominations from 2005 to 2010.
Cole was born in Newcastle upon Tyne, England and grew up on council estates in the districts of Walker and Heaton. She is the fourth of five children of Joan Callaghan, and the eldest child of Gary Tweedy. Colees parents never married each other; they separated when she was 11. She has a brother, Garry (born 1987, Newcastle) and three elder maternal half-siblings: Joseph, Gillian and Andrew.