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Little Mix

Initially surpassing the achievements of One Direction and JLS by becoming the first group to win The X Factor in the U.K., four-piece girl band Little Mix were one of the few success stories to emerge from the competition's underperforming and controversial eighth season. Jade Thirlwall (who had auditioned for two previous series) and Perrie Edwards (both from South Shields), Jesy Nelson (from Romford, East London), and Leigh-Anne Pinnock (from High Wycombe) had all originally auditioned as solo artists, but like fellow acts Nu Vibe and the Risk, were put together as a group at the boot-camp stages. After impressing Jessie J and mentor N-Dubz's Tulisa Contostavlos at Judges' House, they made it to the live finals, where their engaging personalities, girl-next-door image, and contemporary song choices saw them outgrow their initial underdog status. Originally known as Rhythmix, the girls were forced to change their moniker in week four after it was revealed that there was already a Brighton-based children's charity of the same name. But following stellar performances of En Vogue's "Don't Let Go," Katy Perry's "E.T.," and Rihanna's "Don't Stop the Music," they beat the Conway Sisters and Hope's previous record to become the first girl band in the show's history to make it past week seven. After contributing to the high-profile M&S TV ad campaign and the finalists' charity cover version of Rose Royce's "Wishing on a Star," they eventually went on to triumph over Marcus Collins in the final. The 2011 debut single from Little Mix, a rendition of Damien Rice's hit "Cannonball," went on to top the charts but scored the lowest first-week sales by an X Factor winner since Steve Brookstein's "Against All Odds" (2004), and later lost the coveted Christmas number one spot to the Military Wives Choir. DNA, featuring the singles "Cannonball" and "Wings" (also a U.K. number one), was released in late 2012, and eventually became the highest U.K.-charting debut album ever by a British female group. In 2013, Little Mix returned with their sophomore album, Salute. Featuring production from such names as Future Cut, TMS, and Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, Salute showcased a more mature, R&B-infused direction. A string of U.S. dates in support of Demi Lovato took place in early 2014 before the summer brought their largest U.K. tour to date. "Black Magic," the first single from third album Get Weird, became the group's third U.K. number one in 2015. Around the same time, Britney Spears released "Pretty Girls," a single co-written by the group, which reached number 16 in the U.K. The group's third studio album, Get Weird, followed later that year. In 2016, Little Mix returned with their fourth studio album, the Electric-produced Glory Days. Included on the album was the single "Shout Out to My Ex" as well as the track "Oops," featuring Charlie Puth. ~ Jon O'Brien
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Stations Featuring
Little Mix

    Pop Remixes

    Pop Remixes
    2 songs

    Dance Pop

    Dance Pop
    2 songs

    Kids Pop

    Kids Pop
    1 song

Albums by
Little Mix

Top Songs by
Little Mix

  1.   Song
  2.   Black Magic
  3.   Wings
  4.   Move
  5.   Shout Out to My Ex
  6.   Word Up!
  7.   Hair
  8.   Love Me Like You
  9.   Grown
  10.   Nothing Else Matters
  11.   Secret Love Song
  12.   DNA
  13.   F.U.
  14.   Salute
  15.   You Gotta Not
  16.   Oops
  17.   Power
  18.   Little Me
  19.   Touch
  20.   Change Your Life
  21.   OMG
  22.   Towers
  23.   No More Sad Songs
  24.   Your Love
  25.   Down & Dirty
  26.   How Ya Doin'? by Slick Rick
  27.   Weird People
  28.   We Are Who We Are
  29.   Boy
  30.   Freak
  31.   Lightning
  32.   Private Show
  33.   Nothing Feels Like You
  34.   Nobody Like You
  35.   A Different Beat
  36.   Always Be Together
  37.   Love Me or Leave Me
  38.   A.D.I.D.A.S.
  39.   Stand Down
  40.   These Four Walls
  41.   Competition
  42.   About the Boy
  43.   We Are Young
  44.   Beep Beep
  45.   Red Planet by T-Boz
  46.   I Won't
  47.   I Love You
  48.   See Me Now
  49.   Love Drunk
  50.   They Just Don't Know You
  51.   Clued Up
  52.   Secret Love Song, Pt. 2
  53.   Cannonball
  54.   The Beginning
  55.   The End
  56.   Mr Loverboy
  57.   Madhouse
  58.   Stereo Soldier
  59.   Pretend It's OK
  60.   Good Enough
  61.   Turn Your Face
  62.   Going Nowhere
  63.   Make You Believe
  64.   Exclusive Interview
  65.   I Will Wait
  66.   Case Closed
  67.   Holy Grail/Counting Stars/Smells like Teen Spirit

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