Cher Lloyd set for U.S. album release: 'LA Reid took a big chance on me but I'm excited'
Former X Factor contestant Cher Lloyd is set to release her debut album in the U.S. next month and has admitted that she's glad LA Reid took a chance on her as she's excited to launch her career stateside.
'Sticks + Stones' is due to be released on October 2 in America and she explained to Billboard.com that she never expected taking part in The X Factor to have such a big impact on her life, but despite having to live in the public eye she's enjoying the ride:
"The next morning, I was catapulted into a brand-new life. At that time, it was difficult for me to get my head around that and realize how I'm not going to be able to live the life that I did before."
Referring to her meeting with LA Reid, which resulted in her getting signed by Epic in partnership with Syco, Lloyd added: "I'll remember that day for the rest of my life. He took a big chance on me. He understands exactly what I want to do with my career and he's backing me all the way."
Her record is expected to do well with her American audience as the senior VP of marketing for Epic, Scott Seviour, explained: "She is a girl experiencing the same issues and challenges in life [as her audience], and that comes across in how authentic she is when she talks to fans."
Check out 'Oath', which features on the US version of her album, below:
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