'Want U Back' hitmaker Cher Lloyd never intended to become a star in the US and insisted she was surprised at the success she has achieved during her time in the States.
Cher Lloyd says she was shocked by her success in the US.
The 'Want U Back' hitmaker has become a big star both in the States and in her homeland of the UK, and she never expected to have spent more than a fortnight there when she first visited to promote her music.
She told The Sun on Sunday newspaper's Fabulous magazine: ''I don't quite know how it all kicked off in America. That was never my plan.
''My thing was always to make it over here [in the UK] because I love my country. Being successful here is what counts for me.
''I went to America with one suitcase, planning to stay for two weeks, and then two years later I was still there!''
Now focusing on her homeland again, Cher was quick to point out she wants to show people in the UK exactly what she can do.
She explained: ''My big ambition now is just to come home and let people see who I am, how I've changed and how I've grown up.
''I really want to be a success here. This is where I come from and who I am. I really want to make it work.''