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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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Little Mix

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Albums by
Little Mix

Top Songs by
Little Mix

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   Black Magic
  3.   Wings
  4.   Move
  5.   Word Up!
  6.   Hair
  7.   Love Me Like You
  8.   Grown
  9.   Secret Love Song
  10.   Exclusive Interview
  11.   Salute
  12.   Towers
  13.   DNA
  14.   OMG
  15.   Secret Love Song, Pt. 2
  16.   Weird People
  17.   Boy
  18.   I Won't
  19.   Lightning
  20.   Little Me
  21.   Change Your Life
  22.   A Different Beat
  23.   Hair by Sean Paul
  24.   Turn Your Face
  25.   Love Me or Leave Me
  26.   How Ya Doin'? by Slick Rick
  27.   About the Boy
  28.   We Are Who We Are
  29.   Nothing Feels Like You
  30.   The End
  31.   A.D.I.D.A.S.
  32.   These Four Walls
  33.   Good Enough
  34.   They Just Don't Know You
  35.   I Love You
  36.   We Are Young
  37.   Cannonball
  38.   Madhouse
  39.   Pretend It's OK
  40.   Stand Down
  41.   Going Nowhere
  42.   Red Planet by T-Boz
  43.   Competition
  44.   Clued Up
  45.   Always Be Together
  46.   The Beginning
  47.   See Me Now
  48.   Case Closed
  49.   Stereo Soldier
  50.   Make You Believe
  51.   Mr Loverboy
  52.   Holy Grail/Counting Stars/Smells like Teen Spirit
  53.   I Will Wait
  54.   Love Drunk

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