Little Mix is a British girl group formed in 2011 during the eighth series of the UK version of The X Factor. They are the first and, so far, only group to win the competition. The group comprises of Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwal.
Little Mix X Factor
In 2011 the members auditioned for the eighth series of UK version of The X Factor individually as soloists.They all failed the first challenge of the “bootcamp” section. They were allowed another chance to compete when they were placed in two separate ensembles by the judges during the “group bootcamp” stage, with Edwards and Nelson in four-member group Faux Pas and Thirlwall and Pinnock in three-member group Orion. Both groups failed to make it through to the next stage. A later decision recalled two members from each group to form the four-piece group Rhythmix, sending them through to the “judges’ houses” section.
On 8th October 2011 during the first live show, Rhythmix performed Super Bass. On 26th October 2011 they changed their name to ‘Little Mix’ since there was a children’s music charity with the same name,’Rhythmix’.
On 20 November 2011, Little Mix became the first girl group in the show’s eight-year history to progress past the seventh live show.
During the semi-final stage of the show, Little Mix performed The Supremes’s You Keep Me Hangin’ On as well as Beyoncé’s hit If I Were a Boy. On 11th December 2011, Little Mix were announced as the winners, the first time a group had won the British version of the show and the second (of three) in the worldwide franchise. Their winner’s single was a cover of Damien Rice’s song “Cannonball”, which was released via digital download on 11 December 2011, and on CD on 14 December 2011
Little Mix Career
On 25 January 2012, Little Mix made an appearance at the National Television Awards and performed the En Vogue song “Don’t Let Go (Love)”. They also accompanied fellow judges Gary Barlow and Tulisa Contostavlos on stage to receive the Best Talent Show award that had been won by The X Factor.
In May 2012 they signed a deal with Vivid and Bravado to release signature products including dolls, puzzles, accessories and games.
Prior to their debut single release, the band covered an a cappella version of Beyoncé’s “End of Time” and uploaded it on YouTube; the cover was publicly praised, especially for the group’s impressive harmonies. Later in August, they also uploaded another cover, this time an acoustic cover of “We Are
Young” by Fun ft. Janelle Monáe which again received positive feedback, generally, for the group’s harmonies. On 1 June, a snippet of their debut single “Wings” previewed on chat show Alan Carr: Chatty Man before its later release date in August.
Little Mix Album
- 2016: Glory Days
- 2015: Get Weird
- 2014: Salute EP
- 2013: Salute
- 2012: DNA
- 2015: Love Me Like You (The Collection), EP
- 2011: The Little Mix Collection
Little Mix Songs
- Shout Out to My Ex
- You Gotta Not
- Down & Dirty
- Your Love
- Nobody Like You
- No More Sad Songs
- Private Show
- Nothing Else Matters
- Black Magic
- Love Me Like You
- Weird People
- Secret Love Song (feat. Jason Derulo)
- I Love You
- Love Me or Leave Me
- The End
- I Won’t
- Secret Love Song, Pt. II
- Clued Up
- The Beginning
- Salute – Single Version
- Salute (TroyBoi Remix)
- Salute (Anakyn Remix)
- Move (Acoustic)
- Who’s Lovin You (A cappella)
Little Mix Philanthropy
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 Together for Short Lives, which provides ongoing care and support for seriously and terminally ill children, young
people and their families from the moment of diagnosis.
Little Mix also appeared at the two-part charity concert Children in Need Rocks 2013 to raise money for the campaign, performing a medley of their singles “Change Your Life”, “DNA” and “Wings”. They performed alongside Kings of Leon, Ellie Goulding, Robbie Williams and 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 campaign is urging the European Commission to introduce new laws to protect children from bullying and cyberbullying, for 77 million euros (£57m) to be set aside for services that protect them and for an annual awareness day to promote the movement.
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