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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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Little Mix

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Albums by
Little Mix

Top Songs by
Little Mix

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

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