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

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