Cher Lloydis an English singer, songwriter, rapper, and model. She rose to fame in 2010 when she finished fourth in the seventh series of The X Factor. Following the seventh series finale, she was signed to Syco Music...
I'll always stand by my Gypsy roots, and I'll always help out one of my own.
I don't want anyone to feel sorry for me because of the fact I haven't got any true friends! I'm fine the way I am.
My dads my best mate, and he always will be.
I don't feel like I have to be the nice girl.
I try and make all my songs sound different from each other while doing it in a way that's still me. It's a tricky thing to do.
This whole 'X Factor' thing with people assuming I'm going to be a one-hit wonder - that won't happen with me.
In school, I was the quietest girl ever! I had a lot of trouble in school. Kids were mean to me.
I believe someone should be able to dress according to the mood they're in. It shouldn't be forced and you shouldn't have to follow a trend.
I don't care about the charts; I just want to make great music that I enjoy performing on stage and I'm proud of.
When you sing live, you cannot expect any artist, except for the amazing Beyonce or GaGa, to get it right every time.
I think the main big thing for me has been the acceptance from the U.S. That's still crazy to me. To come over to the U.S. and be a British girl and have all these people know who I am. It's unbelievable and it just seems to be getting better and better.
It's been great to come to the U.S. and not have people judge me because of what they saw or heard when I was 16 and on a TV show. They're actually judging me on the fact that I can sing and how my personality is now. Which I think is great.
I'm able to reach a wider audience, an older audience. I can gladly say that I'm definitely not a bubblegum princess anymore.
I would hope to think my fans are full of attitude, are a bit vicious, and always fight for what they want. That's exactly what I'm going to give them.
I need to not be scared of not having someone there to back me up. I just need to tackle things on my own. I feel like I have the power in me to make it work.
If people want me to be their role-model, it would be nice.
I like to experiment a lot, I just like to make myself look different to everyone else. Shopping at all different places from vintage to high-street, and then I just put it together myself.
When you see the mega-stars doing really, really well, it gives you hope that you could probably do that too.
I am a singer, not a full-on rapper.
I'm alright with who I am and I don't feel that I need to be better...
I just want my songs to be memorable, and for people to hear my songs in ten year's time and remember the great times they had while listening to 'em.
I'd probably like to get into acting - I've got lots of things that I could do, but at the moment it's just music, music, music.
There are lots and lots of different films that I love, and watching different characters and how different people play them.
I like to YouTube a lot, and try and find unknown singers.
I think that you should just be yourself and make sure you pick a really, really good song, and make sure you're memorable.
I think it's really important to do what you want to do because in the long-run it's your career, you want everything to go well and you want to be happy with what you're doing. It was really important for me to take control of my career.
Sometimes I just like to listen to unknown people, that can be really, really cool. I like going on blogs and stuff.
There's lots of R&B blogs that I like going on and it basically just names new music that isn't out and won't be out for a long time and stuff. It just gives you an insight on what's coming up next and finding out about new artists.
I feel great, I'm happy with my look, and that comes with age and feeling confident.
As a writer I'm always mindful that not everyone is going to feel the same way I do about something, so my emotions are just my emotions.
I don't want you to love me, If you don't wanna love me for me.
I wouldn't want to change myself for the whole world
When you got a dream,
you don't just climb half way up the ladder,
you climb all the way to the top
I've been incredibly lucky throughout the beginning stages of my career up 'til now, and so lucky to work with the incredible people I've worked with.
If you've got a dream,
there is no one out there to stop you,
from achieving it.
On that very first day, when I queued up, in the thousands, I never expected to get very far
I feel that my fans deserve to get something that's authentic and real.
I haven't had surgery. I've had my teeth done, which was a massive insecurity for me. But I'm one hundred percent happy. It's difficult, not just for people in the media, but for everyone - young girls and boys - especially in high school.
I know people say 'what about when you're old and you're covered in tattoos?' - so what. Anyway, in time to come everyone will have them and it will be all the trend, won't it? 'Cuz you don't know how the times are gonna change.
I find it so funny how people that don't write the music, and have no involvement in it, can make such huge decisions on behalf of artists.
Some people find it hard to come to terms with the fact that everyone is different
I'm very opinionated and I have a lot of things to say. Sometimes I sound a bit like a willy.
Everyone is so attached to someone having a spat with another celebrity. It overshadows the good people do.
I think if you want to make an impact, you've got to say what you feel and do what you feel.
Pay no attention to haters,
attention is what they crave.
I will never fit in because I was not meant to