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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. ~ Jon O'Brien
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Stations Featuring
Little Mix

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    New Pop First
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    Teen Pop

    Teen Pop
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    Pop Remixes

    Pop Remixes
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    Dance Pop

    Dance Pop
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    Kids Pop

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Albums by
Little Mix

Top Songs by
Little Mix

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

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