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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. 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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Stations Featuring
Little Mix

    New Pop First

    New Pop First
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    Pop Remixes

    Pop Remixes
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    Dance Pop

    Dance Pop
    1 song

    Kids Pop

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

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