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Want You Back

 

Cher Lloyd (born 28 July 1993) is an English singer and rapper from Malvern, Worcestershire who rose to fame from her part in the reality TV series The X Factor. Lloyd released her debut single, Swagger Jagger, on 31 July 2011 and it reached number one on the UK Singles Chart on 7 August 2011. Her debut album was released on the 7th of November 2011. After the final of The X Factor it was announced that Lloyd had been signed by SYCO MUSIC. Songwriter Autumn Rowe and producer RedOne worked on her debut album, scheduled for release in November 2011. The debut single, Swagger Jagger, received its first airplay on 20 June after it had been leaked onto the internet on 15 June however, this version was later confirmed as only the demo of the track on Lloyd’s Twitter account.

Lloyd has performed on T4 on the Beach. She has also performed at the Leeds Aire FM Party in the Park and Key 103 Live Manchester, both on the day of release of her debut single.

She had auditioned for The X Factor twice before (when the minimum age was lower) singing ballads but it was only after reinventing herself in 2010 that she got through to see the judges. Lloyd has previously performed at holiday camps and said she gets a mixed reaction to her music. She auditioned singing the Keri Hilson version of Turn My Swag On. At bootcamp she sang a rap version of Viva La Vida adding lyrics she claimed to have written herself, but this was disputed and reports claimed she took them from a song by rapper Swizz Beatz.

At the judges’ houses she performed Cooler Than Me but suffered a throat infection and was unable to complete her song. She was given a second chance, but broke down sobbing and could not complete the song. Despite this, she was picked as one of the final three girls by mentor Cole. Lloyd sang a rendition of Just Be Good To Me in the first of the live shows. In the second live show she sang “Hard Knock Life (Ghetto Anthem)”. In the fourth live show she sang “Stay” and did not rap for the first time. Cowell called the performance the best of the series. In the seventh week, Lloyd was in the bottom two for the first time after her rendition of “Imagine”. Cowell, Cole and Walsh all saved her, resulting in Paije Richardson being eliminated.

Want U Back” is a song by British singer Cher Lloyd, taken from her debut studio album Sticks + Stones. It was released on 19 February 2012 as the third single and on 22 May 2012 as her debut U.S single taken from the album. The UK single version of the song features guest vocals by The X Factor USA contestant and American rapper Astro, while the original album version without Astro was released in the United States. It was written by Shellback and Savan Kotecha and it was produced by Shellback. Musically, ‘Want U Back’ is a pop song, with elements of bubblegum and synthpop while the lyrics talk about being jealous of an ex-boyfriend who has moved on to a new flame.

The song received positive reviews from most music critics, who praised her sassy attitude on the song and labeled it “infectious”. Other critics, however, thought her excessive use of “aggressive grunting” ruins what would have been an “otherwise mediocre” song. There are two videos for the song: the UK version and the US version. Both videos feature Cher traipsing through old photographs with her former beau and some with his new girlfriend and wreaking havoc on the happy couple. The song has reached number 3 on the New Zealand Singles Chart, number 18 on the Irish Singles Chart and number 25 on the UK Singles Chart. In the United States, the song has reached number 9 on the Pop Songs chart and number 12 on the Billboard Hot 100.

 

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