Cheryl Cole to drop surname for recording career

She'll be known as simply Cheryl from now on, claim reports

Cheryl Cole is set to ditch her surname for her recording career, according to reports.

The former Girls Aloud singer will drop her last name, says The Sun, and will release all of her future material under the moniker of just Cheryl.

A source claimed that the singer – who is set to debut her new single ‘Call My Name’ later this month – is eager to distance herself from her former marriage to footballer Ashley Cole, who she divorced in 2010 following several high-profile claims that he had cheated on her.


They said:

Cheryl is beginning a new chapter in her life so she doesn’t want to be associated with negative stuff from the past.

They also went on to add: “She’s not removing Cole legally, it’s just a career statement. She’s in a really good place at the moment and wants to take life by the balls. She can’t wait to start performing live again and her new stage name has given her comeback an extra bit of spice.”

The singer’s as-yet-untitled LP is set to drop later this year. The album, which will be her third studio effort and the follow-up to 2010’s ‘Messy Little Raindrops’, is reported to have a “more urban vibe”, with previous reports claiming that Cole was ]eager to hook up with Eminem and Nicki Minaj on the LP.

Last month (March 5), meanwhile, it was reported that Cole wanted to record a track originally penned by Lana Del Rey on the album. She is said to be a big fan of the ‘Video Games’ starlet and is eager to use the “urban, mid-tempo-ballad” that Del Rey decided not to include on her debut album ‘Born To Die’, which was released earlier this year.