Beyoncé, Madonna, Rihanna, Adele. And now… Cheryl? British star Cheryl Cole has decided to officially drop her last name.
According to The Sun, the singer will be known as "Cheryl" on all future albums. On this side of the pond, she's known for signing on to The X Factor and then being replaced by Nicole Scherzinger (only to discover after the first season that Nicole was dropped, too.)
A source told the British newspaper, "Cheryl is beginning a new chapter in her life, so she doesn't want to be associated with negative stuff from her past." Cheryl was married to soccer star Ashley Cole and the divorce was finalized in 2010.
The insider added, "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."