[[caption-width-right:300:[[CallBack Representing unity, four young girls who had a dream...]]]]

Little Mix is a four-piece British GirlGroup. In 2011, they became the first group to ''ever'' win ''Series/TheXFactor'' during its eighth season.

Formed similarly to Music/OneDirection, Little Mix is comprised of four singers who originally auditioned for the show as solo artists, but were eventually put together as a group prior to the live shows. Originally known as Rhythmix, the group was forced to change their name [[ScrewedByTheLawyers when a charity organization of the same name threatened to sue]].

They have achieved several firsts: First girlgroup in X Factor top 5, first group to win X Factor, first UK no 1 by any girlgroup since Girls Aloud (Saturdays got their first no 1 later), first X Factor winner to release an original single in summer, first UK girlgroup since All Saints to earn a double platinum single in Australia (and first since the Sugababes in 2005 to be in the top 3!) and first UK girlgroup ''EVER'' to go straight into the top 5 in the US with its debut album. They have also got hundreds of millions of youtube views. Biggest single Wings has over 50 million alone!

In 2013, they released the album ''Salute'' which followed its predecessor in being a transatlantic top tenner (it was even seen atop the US iTunes chart for a few hours, although it charted 6th- it would have been 4th if compilations were removed from the US albums chart as with the UK- and narrowly missed the top 5). This made Little Mix the first X Factor WINNER to have TWO US top 10 albums, the second act from the show after 1D, and the second UK girl group after the Spice Girls (many greats such as Bananarama, All Saints, Atomic Kitten, Sugababes, Girls Aloud and The Saturdays have only managed a top 20 album in the US at best if at all).
Little Mix is made up of:
* Perrie Edwards (born July 10, 1993) from South Shields, Tyne and Wear.
* Jesy Nelson (born June 14, 1991) from Romford, London.
* Leigh-Anne Pinnock (born October 4, 1991) from High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire.
* Jade Thirwall (born December 26, 1992) from South Shields, Tyne and Wear.

* ''DNA'' (2012)
* ''Salute'' (2013)
* ''Get Weird'' (2015)
!!Little Mix provides examples of:
* {{Adorkable}}: With her 14 UsefulNotes/GCSEs, and love of what she describes as "geek chic" fashion, Jade definitely qualifies as this.
* AmbiguouslyBrown: Jade and Jesy. Jade is Egyptian and Yemeni on her mother's side, while Jesy is speculated to be part Anglo-Indian, but has not said anything about her heritage.
* AWildRapperAppears: Most notably, Missy Elliott in "How Ya Doin'?" and Sean Paul in "Hair".
* BlondeBrunetteRedhead: During their time on the show, Perrie, Jade and Leigh-Anne were the original configuration of this. Post-show, Leigh-Anne went back to her natural black while Jesy dyed her hair red, but the latter has since reverted back to her natural brunette.
* BowTiesAreCool: Definately Jade. Her ident is of one, and in the video for "Wings", she stands in a room full of these.
* BreakUpSong: "Pretend It's O K", "Turn Your Face", "Going Nowhere", "Case Closed".
* CallBack: The girls playing with their clothes in "Hair" is a call back to them doing the same thing in the "How Ya Doin'?" video
* CelebrityResemblance: Jade looks a ''lot'' like fellow Geordie (and [[IncrediblyLamePun Ex-Factor]] judge) Music/CherylCole, even [[https://instagram.com/p/g0gua5QpKl/ mentioned]] [[https://twitter.com/littlemix/status/402138230314659840 by Cheryl herself]] and [[https://twitter.com/littlemix/status/608708083427225600 she's quite fond of them]].
* CoverVersion: Their winners' single was a cover of Music/DamienRice 's "Cannonball", reworked as a R&B-styled ballad.
** On BBC Radio 1, they did a fantastic cover of Mumford and Sons song I Will wait http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RTytQWfcO4M . In this version, they used their voices absolutely brilliantly. The cover even uses a conductor.
*** Acapella covers of Beyonce's End Of Time, and Fun.'s we are young. During the Cannonball audit, Jade sings a cappella, but synth beats are introduced after her solo finishes.
*** For Sports Relief 2014 they did a very catchy cover of Cameo's "Word Up".
* CurseCutShort: ''"And if they give you sh..."'' from "Wings". The ''Series/{{Glee}}'' cast cover, however, did assume the girls swore, and replaced the "Shhh…" sound with hell. ''Series/AmericanIdol'' assumed the same as well, and replaced "sh" with "lip".
* ChildhoodFriends: Jade has known 2009 winner Joe [=McElderry=] since they were kids.
* DistaffCounterpart: In the loosest sense to Music/OneDirection, in that they're a pop group created by ''Series/TheXFactor'' and because Perrie and Zayn were once engaged. Otherwise, their musical styles are vastly different and Little Mix's success is only a fraction of One Direction's. As of Zayn's departure this even makes more sense, since they both have 4 members each.
* DoubleStandard: The DNA video tells some incomprehensible story about a guy they have kidnapped. He appears tied up in Perrie's car, and the video ends with all four of them walking towards him about to do god-knows-what to him. It's pretty clear this is meant to be sexy. Now if a boyband had a music video showing a girl they kidnapped and tied up...
* FootballFightSong: "Change Your Life"... ironically enough.
* FourGirlEnsemble: Jade is the sweet-naive one, Jesy is the DeadpanSnarker, Leigh-Anne is the glamorous one, and Perrie is the WildCard (in every sense of the word- her team mates once called her the baby of the group, because she is the youngest.).
* {{Gasshole}}: According to the other girls, Perrie.
* HardDrinkingPartyGirl: Leigh-Anne and Jade are known for being this.
* {{Homage}}:
** The "DNA" video is one for ''Film/SinCity''.
** "Black Magic" is one to ''Film/TheCraft''.
* IntercourseWithYou: DNA, Lovedrunk, Stereo Soldier, A.D.I.D.A.S.
* LoveIsADrug: Lovedrunk.
* NamedAfterSomebodyFamous: Perrie was named after Steve Perry, of Music/{{Journey}}.
* OlderAndWiser: Prior to finally making it to the live shows with Little Mix, Jade had previously auditioned for the 2008 and 2010 seasons of the show, but only made it as far as the bootcamp stage both times.
* OopNorth: Jade and Perrie are both Geordies from the same town.
* {{Retraux}}: "Weird People" takes influences from 1980's pop.
* SelfEmpowermentAnthem: Change Your Life, and Wings in DNA, Little Me and the title track of Salute.
* ShoutOut:
** "A.D.I.D.A.S" shout outs to Music/{{Drake}} and his song "Coming Home".
** The music video for "Hair" references the [[https://49.media.tumblr.com/340a847881ecca2efa69732b0e2e982e/tumblr_o5xty2oHqf1s5mxspo1_500.gif famous floor slide scene]] from ''Film/RiskyBusiness''.
* SingingVoiceDissonance: Perrie's singing voice is much deeper than her speaking voice, particularly when she sang Mumford in November 2012. She than suffered tonsillitis and missed the group's last 3 gigs of 2012, returning with a slightly altered voice in January 2013.
* SpiritualSuccessor: Because of their TalentShow roots (where they trumped {{Boy Band}}s at their own game), Little Mix are comparable to Music/GirlsAloud's own origin story. Their songs have also garnered comparisons to the Music/SpiceGirls, Music/{{TLC}}[[note]](T-Boz herself appears on "Red Planet")[[/note]], and Music/DestinysChild.
** "Move", the first single off ''Salute'', garnered comparisons to Girls Aloud, and Nicola Roberts herself co-wrote "Going Nowhere" for ''DNA'', and "See Me Now" and "They Don't Know You" for ''Salute''.
** In addition, the title track of ''Salute'' can be considered this for {{Beyonce}}'s ''Run the World'', as well as ''How Ya Doin?'' for Creator/LadyGaga's ''Telephone''
* SweetTooth: Jade loves [[https://twitter.com/LittleMix/status/615589834573352960 her sweets.]]
* TokenWhite: Perrie. Leigh-Anne is black, and Jade and Jesy both have AmbiguouslyBrown complexions that makes Perrie pale by comparision.
* TomboyishName: Perrie has one.
* TransAtlanticEquivalent: To Music/FifthHarmony of ''Series/TheXFactor USA'', given how they started as solo artists and were later put in a group.
* TrueCompanions: In "Always Be Together".
* UnderdogsNeverLose: At the beginning of their season, everybody assumed that Little Mix would go the way of most girlbands on the show and lose out almost immediately. However, as the season went on, they kept getting better and better, which ultimately led to their increased support and eventual victory.
** Whilst nowhere near One Direction or The Spice Girls in level of success, LM are the only other UK X Factor alumnus and UK girl group respectively to have 2 top 10 albums in the US.
* VideoFullOfFilmClips: The official video for "Cannonball" is just a bunch of clips taken from their journey on ''Series/TheXFactor''. Change Your Life has one full of tour clips.
* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: The music video for "Black Magic" starts out with the girls as a group of HollywoodNerd types trying to get a hot guy's attention at school as he chooses an AlphaBitch type over them. Throughout the video, they discover a book of witchcraft and use it in their favor by turning the AlphaBitch into a {{gasshole}}... After which that plot thread is completely forgotten about.
* WholePlotReference:
** The "Black Magic" music video is basically a LighterAndSofter shout-out to ''Film/TheCraft''.
** The video for "DNA" is the same thing, but for ''Film/SinCity''.
* WhosLaughingNow: Jesy used to receive online bullying because she wasn't as skinny as the other girls- now they are jealous of her curves!
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: [[http://www.contactmusic.com/pics/mn/20130220/200213_brit_awards_25/jade-thirlwall-of-little-mix-the-2013_3515600.jpg Jade did for over half a year]], while [[http://www.aceshowbiz.com/images/wennpic/perrie-edwards-2013-brit-awards-01.jpg Perrie's hair was lavender briefly-and suited her better than first claimed!]]. However, at the start of March, the latter turned her hair pink, It than became Blond and Pink a few days later, before returning to its original blond by the end of the month. 3 weeks on from that, it was back to white, and has remained virtually the same. In mid-June, after the girls' record breaking stint in the US, Jade made her hair a dark-caramel-brown like colour. The colours of the girls' hair has not changed noticeably since, but their hair textures and styles often have. Perrie's hair has often changed shade since, however, as has Jesy's and Jade's.
* YouDontLookLikeYou: Their dolls don't look anything like them, [[http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/2012/11/14/little-mix-dolls_n_2128544.html with Jade's hair suddenly ''purple'' and Jesy's pink. Leighanne even has a afro, for some reason.]]