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Little Mix are an English all-female pop group who first gained fame when they became the first group to win the UK version of The X-Factor in 2011. They have gone on to success in both the UK and the United States with their debut album DNA (2012), Little Mix released their debut album DNA on 19 November 2012. It charted in the top 5 in eight countries, including number two in the UK and number four on the US Billboard 200. This made Little Mix the first girl group since The Pussycat Dolls to reach the U.S. top 5 with their debut album, as well as earning the highest debut U.S. chart position by a British girl group, breaking the record previously held by the Spice Girls, whose 1996 debut Spice charted at number five. Not to mention, #4 in Japan, Album charts #2 on Czech Albums Charts#3 on the UK and Irish Album Charts#4 on Canadian Albums Charts#5 on the Scottish and Italian Album Charts#10 on the Australian Albums Charts50,000 records sold in a week ,(sending it to top 5 in eight countries and top 20 in 15),sold over 1M copies worldwide, 2x GOLD and Platinum certifications,500 copies of “DNA” (customized) sold out in under 13 seconds, beating One Direction’s previous “Up All Night” record, only selling out in just under a minute. With there hit single "Wings":over 107,000 copies sold within the first week (1.3M worldwide)Charting in Australia, New Zealand, Slovakia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Belgium, Canada, Japan and the US4x GOLD and 3x Platinum certifications.The girls' second album, Salute, was released on November 8, 2013 in the UK and was released in the United States on February 4, 2014.#1 on US iTunes charts,#4 on UK and Australian Albums Charts,#5 in Scottish Albums Charts,#1 in Japan and Saudi,#6 on US Billboard 200,#7 in Irish and Canadian Albums Charts,Top 20 in 20 countries,three weeks in the UK Top 10 Album Charts,No.1 on Billboard’s Trending 140,over 900,000 copies sold worldwide and GOLD certified. Along with there hit" Move" which hit gold certified.
DNA Tour: Sold out theatre tour with over 50,000 tickets sold ( UK and headlining)
Little Mix, along with Fifth Harmony and Cher Lloyd, opened for Demi Lovato on her Neon Lights Tour, which kicked off on February 9, 2014 in Vancouver, Canada. They were part of the tour until March 18, 2014. They then hit the road for their own tour, The Salute Tour, which kicked off in Birmingham, England on May 16, 2014. The North American leg of the tour was scheduled to start in September 2014, but the group announced on July 4, 2014 that the tour had been canceled due to the girls wanting to focus on making a new album.
Salute Tour:Sold out headlining arena tour with over 100,000 tickets sold (including two of the world’s biggest arenas: O2 London and Manchester 4u)
Little Mix took part in the recording of the 2011 X Factor charity single along with the finalists of the X Factor 2011 and previous X Factor contestants’ JLS and One Direction. They covered the 1978 hit single "Wishing on a Star" by Rose Royce. All proceeds from the single went to the children's charity organization, Together for Short Lives. The charity ensures that every life-threatened child, young person and their family gets the best possible care and support from the moment of diagnosis, wherever they live and for as long as they need it. The song debuted at number one on the UK Singles Chart with first-week sales of 98,932 copies. In 2012, the band performed their single "Change Your Life" on the Children In Need 2012 broadcast appeal show, helping raise over £26,757,446 for the cause which helps disadvantaged kids in the UK.
Little Mix also performed at the two-part charity music concert Children in Need Rocks 2013 to raise money for Children In Need. Little Mix performed a medley consisting of their hit singles Change Your Life, DNA and Wings. The group performed alongside Kings of Leon, Ellie Goulding among other artists. The concert was broadcast on BBC One during the Children In Need week.
In March 2014, Little Mix teamed up with BeatBullying, the largest anti-bullying organization in Europe. The quartet is backing the anti-bullying media campaign “The Big March” and the #DeleteCyberbullying project. The aim is to stop bullying and cyberbullying across Europe. Member Leigh-Anne Pinnock said "Myself and the girls have all experienced being bullied at some point in our life. “When we see on Twitter that some of our fans are going through it now we find it so upsetting and that's the reason we feel so passionate about this campaign and the work that BeatBullying does." A key aim of the Big March calls on the European Commission to introduce new laws to protect the right of European children to live without fear of bullying and cyberbullying. The campaign is also calling for 77 million euros (£57m) to be set aside for services that prevent and protect European children from bullying and cyberbullying. It is also proposing an annual awareness day to promote the anti-bullying movement across Europe. Brands including Disney, Moshi Monsters and Storm Models are also backing the Big March. In March 2014, Little Mix released a cover of Cameo’s single “Word Up!” as the official single for Sport Relief 2014. They performed it live during the Sport Relief telethon. The total amount raised on the night of broadcast was a record breaking £51,242,186. The girl group also visited Liberia to witness the good work done with the Sport Relief donations, a video diary was recorded by each member showing them visit local hospitals and describing their experiences.
Little Mix cite the Spice Girls, Beyoncé, Michael Jackson, Destiny’s Child, En Vogue, TLC, Nicki Minaj, Christina Aguilera and Rihanna as their musical influences. Perrie Edwards cites Jackson and Steve Perry from the American rock band Journey as her musical influences.
- Perrie Edwards (born July 10, 1993; age 20)
- Jade Thirlwall (born December 26, 1992; age 21)
- Jesy Nelson (born June 14, 1991; age 23)
- Leigh-Anne Pinnock (born October 4, 1991; age 22)
- Little Mix auditioned for The X-Factor as solo artists but became a group after all 4 girls were eliminated at bootcamp.
- Jade Thirlwall has a fondness for bows.
- Jade has auditioned before Little Mix
- Jesy Nelson full name is Jesminda
- 13 GOLD certifications
- 2 Silver certifications
- 6 Platinum certifications
- -Kelly Rowland, X Factor mentor and former member of one of the world’s best-selling girl groups, Destiny’s Child"“Their bond reminds of DC"
- -Gene Simmons from one of the world’s best-selling bands of all time, KISS tweets“I do believe they are going to be the biggest girl band we’ve had for years.”
- Perrie Edwards was named after Steve Perry from the band, Journey
- Little Mix was the first group to win xfactor
- 3,000,000 Singles sold World Wide
- Little Mix is often compared to is the Spice Girls.
- Little Mix share one Twitter account (@LittleMix). Jade, Perrie, Jesy, and Leigh-Anne don't have individual Twitter accounts.
- Leigh-Anne had an accident during the Neon Lights Tour, while they were doing their soundcheck, one of Fifth Harmony's props fell on her, it hit her head first and her microphone hit her lips, in which her lip swelled up during the accident.
- Their fans are called "Mixers".
- Little Mix have changed their group name, which was originally Rhythmix.
- For Fuse, Fifth Harmony interviewed Little Mix and vice versa.
- DNA (2012)
- Salute (2013)