Little Mix are 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, following their victory, they signed with Simon Cowells record label Syco Music and released a cover of Damien Rices Cannonball as their winners single. The members are Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Little Mix released their debut album DNA in 2012, which peaked inside the top 10 in ten countries including the UK and US. In the UK, the album spawned the number-one single Wings, the groups sophomore effort Salute, which was released in 2013, became their second album to debut inside the top 10 in both the UK and US. The album produced two top 10 singles in their country, Move and Salute. Little Mix released their studio album Get Weird in 2015 and it is their best-selling. The albums lead single Black Magic reached number one in the UK and was nominated for two Brit Awards in 2016. The groups 2016 fourth studio album Glory Days became their first number one album in the UK and was also the longest reigning girl group Number 1 since the Spice Girls debut album 20 years ago. The albums lead single Shout Out to My Ex became the groups fourth UK number one single, the group has received several awards during their career, including one Brit Award, two MTV Europe Music Awards, two Teen Choice Awards and two Glamour Awards. As of October 2016 the group has achieved four platinum certified albums, Little Mix currently holds the record for the most VEVO Certified Videos for a British female artist, pushing Adele into second place, and also the most certified videos for a girl group. The group has 9 certified videos in total and they have sold nearly 30 million records worldwide. 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. They reached the live section and were mentored by Tulisa Contostavlos. During the first live show on 8 October 2011, Rhythmix performed Super Bass by American recording artist Nicki Minaj and their rendition was praised by the judges with Gary Barlow calling them the best girl band that’s ever been on The X Factor. It was reported that the group decided to make the change, with no requirement to do so. On 28 October 2011, it was announced that the new name would be Little Mix. On 20 November 2011, Little Mix became the first girl group in the shows history to progress past the seventh live show. The previous longest-surviving girl groups were The Conway Sisters and Hope, through the remaining course of the competition the group generally received positive feedback
Image: Little Mix at the Gibraltar Music Festival, 2015
Little Mix in 2012.
Little Mix in February 2014.
Image: 2013 Little Mix DNA Tour date at York Barbican Centre Little Mix (8461685629)