Little Mix is a four-piece British Girl Group. In 2011, they became the first group to ever win The X Factor during its eighth season.Formed similarly to One Direction, 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 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 origional 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!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.
Little Mix provides examples of:
Blonde, Brunette, Redhead: 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.
Bow Ties Are Cool: Definately Jade. Her ident is of one, and in Wings, she stands in a room full of these.
Break Up Song: Pretend It's O K, Turn Your Face, Going Nowhere, Case Closed.
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 acapella, but synth beats are introduced after her solo finishes.
Curse Cut Short: And if they give you sh from Wings. The Glee cast cover, however, did assume the girls swore, and replaced the Shhh… sound with hell.
Double Standard: 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...I'll say no more.
Fan Nickname: Jerrie (Jade-Perrie), Lesy (Leigh Anne-Jesy), Jeigh or Leighade (Leigh Anne-Jade), Pesy (Perrie-Jesy), Lerrie (Leigh Anne-Perrie), Jadesy or Jasy (Jade-Jesy), Zerrie (Zayn-Perrie), Lordan (Leigh Anne and her amateur footballer boyfriend Jordan Kiffin), Jam (Jade and Sam), Jarry (Jade and Harry).
Four Girl Ensemble: Jade is the sweet-naive one, Jesy is the Deadpan Snarker, Leigh-Anne is the glamorous one, and Perrie is the Wild Card (in every sense of the word- her team mates once called her the baby of the group, because she is the youngest.).
Ho Yay: or should that be Les Yay- Perrie is this quite a lot. She has twice kissed Leighanne on TV (X Factor celebrations, Celebrity Juice), her face at Jade right at the start of the Mumford cover, a twitter pic of her hugging Jesy, ect.
Older and Wiser: 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.
Oop North: Jade and Perrie are both Geordies from the same town.
Singing Voice Dissonance: Perrie's singing voice is much deeper than her speaking voice, particularly when she sang Mumford in November 2012. She than suffered Tonsilitis and missed the group's last 3 gigs of 2012, returning with a slightly altered voice in Janurary 2013.
Move, the first single off their second album, sounds a bit like Girls Aloud.
More sense is added to it in the fact that unreleased album tracks Going Nowhere from DNA, and See Me Now and They Don't Know You from Salute are co-written with Girls Aloud member Nicola Roberts. Move, however, is not.
Underdogs Never Lose: 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.
Who's Laughing Now?: Jesy used to recieve online bullying because she wasn't as skinny as the other girls- now they are jealous of her curves!
You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Jade did for over half a year◊, while 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 origional 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.