And after three years away from the pop charts, Cheryl is gearing up for her return with help from some a music heavyweight.
The glamorous mum to nine-month-old son Bear has recruited the hottest producer around to produce a track for her much-anticipated comeback album.
Naughty Boy has worked with artists including: Beyonce, Rihanna, Britney Spears, Zayn Malik, Sam Smith and Emeli Sande — so Cheryl is in extremely safe hands.
“Cheryl spoke to me at one of Simon Cowell’s recent parties about doing something together and a future collaboration.
“I have actually got a song written for her now so we will see what happens”, revealed Naughty Boy to The Sun.
The talented producer has in fact previously worked with Cheryl, under his real name Shahid Khan, when he co-wrote her 2012 track Craziest Thing from her album A Million Lights.
Cheryl Fernandez-Versini already looks every part the mini-diva as she poses in this cute black and white ensemble [Cheryl Fernandez-Versini/Instagram]
The multitalented artist penned the track with Cheryl and Will I Am who featured on and produced the track.
Naughty Boy went on to tell the publication that he would love to see Cheryl back on The X Factor judging panel alongside Nicole Scherzinger.
He said: “I think Cheryl is important for X Factor but not because of Simon or the show but because she started out on Popstars: The Rivals.
“She knows what these contestants are going to experience and what they are about to embark on.”
The news that Naughty Boy is set to produce a track for Liam Payne’s girlfriend comes a week after her comeback single was revealed.
The former Girls Aloud beauty has enlisted the help of bandmate and close friend Nicola Roberts to craft her new single, apparently named That’s My Song.
It will be her first song since her last release in 2014, Only Human, and according to The Sun, Cheryl has registered the new song online, listing Nicola as one of the authors.