Little Mix
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2011-08
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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.

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Past BBC Events

Radio 1's Teen Awards: 2016
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The SSE Arena, Wembley
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Radio 1's Teen Awards: 2016

Radio 1's Teen Awards: 2016

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The SSE Arena, Wembley
BBC Music Awards: 2015
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Genting Arena, Birmingham
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2015

BBC Music Awards: 2015

14:30
Genting Arena, Birmingham
Radio 1's Teen Awards: 2015
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The SSE Arena, Wembley
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Nov
2015

Radio 1's Teen Awards: 2015

15:00
The SSE Arena, Wembley
Children in Need Rocks: 2013
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London
2013-11-12T02:27:19
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Nov
2013
Children in Need Rocks: 2013

Children in Need Rocks: 2013

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London
Live Lounge: Little Mix
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BBC Broadcasting House
2013-11-07T02:27:19
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Nov
2013
Live Lounge: Little Mix

Live Lounge: Little Mix

BBC Broadcasting House

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