In December 2011, Lloyd signed a record deal with L. Reid to Epic Records in the United States; a solo version of "Want U Back" was confirmed as Lloyd's debut single in the US and the first one from the American and Australian release of Sticks and Stones.
The song was released on May 2012 and debuted at number 75 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart before rising to number 12.
She was saved by the judges again and put through to the final, even though voting statistics after the show revealed that Lloyd had the fewest votes.
In the final, she performed a mashup of "The Clapping Song" and "Get Ur Freak On", followed by a duet with will.i.am, which was a mashup of "Where Is the Love?
She released her second album, Sorry I'm Late in 2014.
In the Republic of Ireland, the single charted at number two on the Irish Singles Chart.However, Sorry I'm Late outsold Sticks and Stones: 41,000 copies to 31,000 copies.After a collaboration with singer Demi Lovato, Lloyd had a two-year absence from the music industry.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 an US version.