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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

    New Pop First

    New Pop First
    2 songs

    Teen Pop

    Teen Pop
    1 song

    Pop Remixes

    Pop Remixes
    1 song

    Dance Pop

    Dance Pop
    1 song

    Kids Pop

    1 song

Albums by
Little Mix

Top Songs by
Little Mix

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

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