Cher Lloyd: The Wait is Over! The U.S. Debut of Teen Sensation’s Sticks + Stones Album Set for Sept. 18th; Single “Want U Back” Already Certified Gold!
NEW YORK, July 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Brit sensation Cher Lloyd, of the irresistibly bold summer smash “Want U Back,” releases her full-length American debut, Sticks + Stones, on September 18(th) via Syco Entertainment/Epic Records. Album pre-orders are available starting Wednesday, July 25(th) at CherLloyd.com and Amazon.com http://amzn.to/PTzUqD. Since “Want U Back” — which tells the story of a girl’s jealousy about her ex-boyfriend and his new girlfriend — rocketed into the Top 5 on iTunes, American fans have been clamoring for more. And Cher’s giving it to them: Album preorders will be up at Amazon and CherLloyd.com starting July 25th, the same day as her U.S. television debut on America’s Got Talent.
The North American version of the album will vary slightly from the 2011 U.K. album release, which debuted at #4 in the U.K. The album will feature new never before heard songs as well as some surprise guests including a bonus track of “Want U Back” featuring Snoop Dogg. Commenting on Sticks + Stones, Cher explains, “It’s like a jukebox! Lots of different sounds and no two songs sound the same. I’ve put a lot into the album and I can’t wait for everyone to hear the songs in full.”
Initially, Cher, who comes from the small town of Malvern, U.K., was concerned her talent and UK star power might not be as appreciated in America, saying, “It’s exciting to know that my fans in the U.S. are as passionate as my U.K. fans. This means so much to me and I want to make them love all of my songs as much my first single. With the USA, I’m not going to run before I can walk.”
Humble words, however, the contagious talent of Cher Lloyd has been undeniable. U.S. radio loves Cher, landing “Want U Back” in the Top 15 at Top 40 radio! The venerable New York Times raved about Cher, calling her “…the future!” while The Mirror swooned, “…she’s one of the few British artists with a genuine buzz about her…this lady has genuine talent. Most importantly, she has a bucket full of integrity and can cut it live.” The high-energy X Factor UK darling, who competed alongside One Direction in 2010, is clearly poised to have similar success to her boy-band pals, who shot to international superstardom within two years of their X Factor UK stint.
But if anyone can handle success, it’s the indomitable Cher. Her stunning debut, Sticks + Stones, recorded in Europe and America, features the touch of some of music’s most illustrious producers and writers. Max Martin (Britney, Katy Perry, Usher), Red One (Lady Gaga, J-Lo), Shellback (Pink, Maroon 5), Savan Kotecha (Britney, Usher), and Kevin Rudolph (Lil Wayne) all collaborated with Cher to create a collection of contemporary, street-wise pop treasures, with the lady herself co-writing a number of the songs.
In addition to the anticipated debut of Sticks + Stones, Cher is thrilling her ever-growing multitudes American “Brats” (aka fans!) thanks her digital campaign: “America Wants Cher Lloyd Back West Coast Edition,” a specially designed Brat bus, will be heading to Phoenix, Tucson, San Diego, Los Angeles, Seattle, Portland, Sacramento, and San Jose. #It’sAnEpicBratAttack! Cher was mobbed by rabid fans the first round of her “America Wants Cher Lloyd Back” campaign, and she can hardly wait to meet even more of her beloved Brats!
July 25(th) is poised to be a day to remember in music, as the U.S. embraces Cher and “Want U Back” on national TV thanks to America’s Got Talent, and snaps up the eagerly awaited aural accomplishment that is Sticks + Stones. All in all, not a bad Stateside start for an 18-year-old!
For further information, visit CherLloyd.com.
SOURCE Syco Entertainment; Epic Records