Little Mix Biography (BBC)
Little Mix were formed during the 2011 season of The X Factor, when aspiring solo contestants Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson and Leigh-Anne Pinnock were put together as a band at the boot camp stage. They quickly bonded, discovering a natural aptitude for close harmonies (as heard best on their hugely popular Live Lounge cover of Mumford and Sons’ I Will Wait), and went on to win the series. Now the real work could begin.
They released their debut single; a No.1 cover of Damien Rice’s Cannonball that was quickly followed to the top by the brassy Wings. During the promotion of their debut album DNA, the girls quickly established a glorious reputation for being the bratty little sisters of pop: energetic, unflappable, ruthless with interviewers and prone to oversharing.
One year later, the anthemic Change Your Life acted as a trailer for their second album Salute, a funkier affair (the single Move being a prime example). The album featured a guest appearance from Missy Elliott (How Ya Doin’?) and production work by legendary R&B songwriters Jimmy Jam & Terry Lewis. It reached the top 10 in both the UK and America, which paved the way for a US tour supporting Demi Lovato. That year they also appeared at Radio 1’s Big Weekend for the first time.
Little Me was their next single, a more serious song looking back at the band’s youth and offering encouragement for anyone struggling with self-confidence. This was soon to be followed by the strident girl power anthem Salute. Little Mix were then selected to perform 2014’s Sport Relief song, and chose a barnstorming cover of the Cameo funk hit Word Up.
In 2015, the girls released Black Magic - the first single from their third album, Get Weird, and their biggest worldwide hit since Wings - and collaborated on the song Pretty Girls, which was released as a single by Britney Spears. They also released Secret Love Song, a duet with Jason Derulo, and cast a lasting spell over the BBC Music Awards.
Little Mix Biography (Wikipedia)
Little Mix are a British girl group formed in 2011 during the eighth series of the UK version of The X Factor. They are the first and, so far, only group to win the competition. Following their victory, they signed with Simon Cowell's record label Syco Music and released a cover of Damien Rice's "Cannonball" as their winner's single. The members are Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, and Jesy Nelson.
Little Mix released their debut album DNA in 2012, which peaked inside the top 10 in ten countries including the UK and US. This made Little Mix the first girl group since the Pussycat Dolls to reach the US top 5 with their debut album, as well as earning the highest debut US chart position by a British girl group, breaking the record previously held by the Spice Girls. In the UK, the album spawned the number-one single "Wings". The group's sophomore effort Salute, which was released in 2013, became their second album to debut inside the top 10 in both the UK and US. The album produced two top 10 singles in their home country; "Move" and "Salute". Little Mix released their third studio album Get Weird in 2015 and is their best-selling and longest charting album to date in the UK. The album's lead single "Black Magic" reached number one in the UK and was also nominated for two Brit Awards in 2016. The groups 2016 fourth studio album Glory Days became their first number one album in the UK and also had the highest first week sales for a girl group number one album since the Spice Girls in 1997 and is the fastest-selling number one album by any girl group in 15 years. The first single from the album "Shout Out to My Ex" became the groups fourth UK number one single. As of August 2016 the group has achieved three platinum certified albums and eleven certified singles in the UK.
- Little Mixhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04hpkpr.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04hpkpr.jpg2016-11-24T10:51:00.000ZThe hit girl group on their new album Glory Days and book Our Worldhttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04hpkx1
- Little Mix - Radio 1's Teen Awards 2016 Highlightshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04cxpjv.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04cxpjv.jpg2016-11-22T23:59:00.000ZChart-topping hits and awesome dance moves - Little Mix's performance had it all.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04cxys9
Little Mix - Radio 1's Teen Awards 2016 Highlights
- 'The nerves never go when you enter that studio' - Little Mix on performing their new single live on The X Factorhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04c8zsm.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04c8zsm.jpg2016-10-17T05:30:00.000ZLittle Mix explain what it felt like to step back in front of the judges.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04c8zw2
'The nerves never go when you enter that studio' - Little Mix on performing their new single live on The X Factor
- Little Mix have a message for their exeshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04bkyf4.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p04bkyf4.jpg2016-10-10T09:53:00.000ZNew single Shout Out To My Ex has a strong message for a certain ex-boyfriend.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p04bkygm
Little Mix have a message for their exes
- Little Mix's Jade and Perrie on touring - and their new single Hair with Sean Paulhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03r3ncn.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p03r3ncn.jpg2016-04-15T08:57:00.000ZWhat's the best thing about the tour? "Seeing all the fans!!"http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03r3rq4
Little Mix's Jade and Perrie on touring - and their new single Hair with Sean Paul
- ‘We all have to do a little poo before we go on stage’ – Little Mix’s oversharing game is stronghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01klwly.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01klwly.jpg2016-03-18T13:26:00.000ZLittle Mix catch up with Grimmy on the Breakfast Show to talk about how catering on tour might explain their new pre-show ritual. Thanks guys! We didn't want breakfast anyway.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03n5ybz
‘We all have to do a little poo before we go on stage’ – Little Mix’s oversharing game is strong
- Little Mixhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p037hn7j.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p037hn7j.jpg2015-12-09T17:50:00.000ZHighlights of Little Mix's set at Radio 1's Teen Awards 2015http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p03bmjhc
- 'Like a little child who's just seen Santa' - when Little Mix's Leigh-Anne met Justin Bieberhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p038bbr7.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p038bbr7.jpg2015-11-17T13:56:00.000ZLeigh-Anne's mates spill what happened backstage at the Teen Awards...http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p038b854
'Like a little child who's just seen Santa' - when Little Mix's Leigh-Anne met Justin Bieber
- Little Mix alternative Teen Awardhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p037h7m5.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p037h7m5.jpg2015-11-08T19:27:00.000ZIf you could give Little Mix any award in the world, what would you give them?http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p037hq66
Little Mix alternative Teen Award
- Little Mix talk to Steve Wrighthttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02vxf06.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02vxf06.jpg2015-06-29T15:38:00.000ZLittle Mix tell Steve About their new single, Black Magichttp://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02vxf0x
Little Mix talk to Steve Wright
- Little Mix - Radio 1's Big Weekend highlightshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01bwzms.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p01bwzms.jpg2013-06-25T16:33:00.000ZHighlights of Little Mix's set at Radio 1's Big Weekend 2013http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p01bwzn5
Little Mix - Radio 1's Big Weekend highlights
- Little Mix How Ya Doin' Behind The Sceneshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p017qvdd.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p017qvdd.jpg2013-04-15T15:59:00.000ZJameela catches up with the girls backstage at their video shoot for How Ya Doin'.http://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p017qvf3
Little Mix How Ya Doin' Behind The Scenes
Little Mix Tracks
Past BBC Events
Radio 1's Teen Awards: 2016
BBC Music Awards: 2015
Radio 1's Teen Awards: 2015
Children in Need Rocks: 2013
Live Lounge: Little Mix
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