Cheryl Fernandez-Versini to ‘set up record label to rival Simon Cowell’

Cheryl Fernandez-Versini is currently in plans to set up her own record label, rivalling X Factor boss Simon Cowell.

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by Jack White |
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The label will launch next year, following the release of her fourth solo album, and Cheryl, 31, is planning to give the news project her full attention.

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A source told the Mirror: "It's a natural next step for Cheryl, having coached contestants for years on The X Factor.

"She knows what it takes to success in the industry from her experience as a performer – both as a solo artist and as a group, from her years in Girls Aloud.

Cheryl's label will rival Simon's Syco Music
Cheryl's label will rival Simon's Syco Music

"Cheryl definitely knows her stuff. The artists she'll be interested in won't just be pop acts – it will cross over all genres. She loves music and is really excited about being able to springboard new talent."

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For now though, Cheryl is gearing up for the release of Only Human. The source added: "Once [it's] been released – towards the end of the year – she's going to focus all her attention on her label."

Simon admitted he would support Cheryl if she decided to start a label, even offering to let her do it under Sony.

Cheryl will launch the label after her fourth album is released later this year

He said: "I've said to Cheryl if she wants a label at Sony I would do it in a heartbeat because she is a really good judge of talent."

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But it is thought that Cheryl might do it independently, with the source adding: "There's interest from all the big labels, but Cheryl may just go it alone."

Speaking previously about her ambitions, Cheryl said: "I would love to be on that side of it, I love hearing new artists, I love choosing songs and developing acts. So that's something I've got planned."

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