CHER Lloyd is proving to be quite a star in America as her Midas touch continues.

The 19-year-old, from Malvern, was among the first artists to receive a new award from the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) that combines online streams of songs and its existing gold and platinum programme.

She dressed head to toe in black for the National Association of Recording Merchandisers and’s Music Biz Awards in Los Angeles on Thursday, where her song Oath scooped a gold plaque.

The track, featuring American rapper Becky G, has had more than 500,000 streams and adds to the double platinum Stateside success of Want U Back.

Cher could also provide some of the sounds of the summer, with the teenager already featuring on a duet with former Disney star Demi Lovato.

The track, called Really Don’t Care, is on Demi’s new album, out next week.

As well as releasing her second album later this year, Cher is also due to collaborate with American R&B star Ne-Yo on It’s All Good in a project for the fruit ice cream brand Fruttare.

  • Cher has become the fifth most followed female Brit on Twitter, behind the likes of Adele, actress Emma Watson, Jessie J and Victoria Beckham.