The teenage rapper may only have finished fourth on Simon Cowell’s talent show, but many within the music industry felt she was the most credible performer.
According to the Sun, Jay-Z was among those who believe Cher has a big future as a recording artist and has now won the race to sign her.
A source revealed: ‘After weighing up the pros and cons, it was thought that the team at Roc Nation would be best placed to turn her dreams of stardom into a reality.’
The contract sees Cher join Roc Nation’s roster of rising female stars, which already included Willow Smith, Rita Ora and Bridget Kelly.
Cher’s decision to link up with Jay-Z is sure to disappoint Will.I.Am, who had hoped to sign the youngster after duetting with her during The X Factor final.
The Black Eyed Peas singer, who is a close friend of Cher’s X Factor mentor Cheryl Cole, recently revealed on Twitter that he had already recorded a track with Cher. He tweeted:
@CherLloyd hey cher, when should we release the song we recorded in london???…(Its a smasher)
Source: The Metro