Cheryl Cole's solo US deal?
Girls Aloud singer Cheryl Cole could be the next "Beyonce Knowles", after wowing record bosses on a recent trip to the US
Cheryl Cole could be the next "Beyonce Knowles".
The Girls Aloud singer travelled to the US recently where she wowed record executives, leaving them desperate for her to sign a solo contract.
A source told Britain's Hello! magazine: "When Cheryl came over to Los Angeles she definitely wasn't just there to enjoy the Grammys parties. She had meetings with Interscope label bosses which is a subsidiary of the Universal Music Group that represents Girls Aloud. Bosses seem confident that she could become a huge solo star, in the mould of Beyonce Knowles or Nelly Furtado."
Cheryl's fellow judge on UK TV talent show 'The X Factor' Simon Cowell is keen to help the 25-year-old singer become a worldwide star.
He said: "I would say she's a star, and she'll work as well in America as she does here. She's definitely got a shot."
US publicist Howard Bragman is confident Cheryl will be a Stateside success if she has Simon's support.
He said: "Simon is one of the biggest star-makers of his generation, and if you've got him in your corner, you are in very good standing.
"If she wants to be a solo singer, and Simon gave her a guest slot on his show 'American Idol', she'll have 30 million people immediately familiar with her music. Simon Cowell's the best fan club you can have."