Monday 20 November 2017

Cheryl: Will encouraged solo career

Cheryl Cole says Will.i.am encouraged her to go solo
Cheryl Cole says Will.i.am encouraged her to go solo

Cheryl Cole has revealed that she could have become a mum if she hadn't pursued her solo career.

The Call My Name singer admitted that it was her manager Will.i.am, who encouraged her to record a solo album, away from Girls Aloud.

"At the time, I would have had a family. At the time I was still married! But it was actually Will saying to us, 'You know you're going to do a solo record, right?', and I was saying, 'I don't want to, not yet'. And he was like, 'I think you should. You need to'," she told Pop Justice.

Cheryl - whose third album A Million Lights is released on July 18 - admitted the record label took some persuasion.

"Actually, I think the label were a bit dubious at the time when Will suggested it. I think they were like, 'Statistically it doesn't work'. I was married, I was sorted!" she explained.

And the 28-year-old reckons this is her "best" album.

"In my opinion it's the best album out of the three. Whichever way it's received, it's my best work - it's the one I'm happiest with," she said.

"The first album was scary. The odds were against us, being from a girl group anyway - people already had the idea of someone coming from a girl group, statistically. Second album, I was really sick with the malaria. I probably should have given myself a little more time to become well, but I didn't, I wanted to go to the studio."

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