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Little Mix

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

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