Following the seventh series finale, she was signed to Syco Music.
She had previously performed at holiday camps and said she received a mixed reaction to her music, but was a big hit with X Factor judges at the time.
Her second single, "With Ur Love" featuring Mike Posner, was released on 31 October 2011, and peaked at number four on the UK Singles Chart.
Lloyd's debut album, Sticks and Stones had two releases: its standard edition and a US version.
She auditioned singing the Keri Hilson version of "Turn My Swag On" by Soulja Boy.
but suffered from tonsillitis and was unable to complete the song.
Lloyd achieved mainstream success in the US with the solo version of her single "Want U Back", which reached the top 20 on the Billboard Hot 100.