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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 girl group in X Factor top 5, first group to win X Factor, first UK no 1 by any girl group since Music/GirlsAloud (Saturdays got their first no 1 later), first X Factor winner to release an original single in summer, first UK girl group 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 girl group ''EVER'' to go straight into the top 5 in the US with its debut album. They have the most VEVO-certified music videos ever for a British female artist as well as the most for any girl group, with 11 videos that have over 100 million views as of August 2017.

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).

In 2015, after being forced to can US gigs and an entire album that they didn't think was good enough, LM came back in spectacular fashion with "Black Magic" spending 3 weeks at number 1 in the UK, and performing at the Teen Choice Awards and with Taylor Swift in spite of the shock split of Perrie with Zayn, formerly from 1D, at the same time. The girls released their most successful album yet in Get Weird, LM's most successful album in UK, Australia, and many European countries (in USA, it was narrowly denied a top 10 place, but still did well enough to make LM the most successful British girl group in USA EVER in terms of chart placings -- as well as THE first girl group ever to have their first 3 albums start in the top 15!). In UK, it even outsold 1D's final album before their hiatus! It also led to LM's first world tour, which had gigs in UK extended, selling over 300,000 tickets, and the first worldwide gigs, including a couple in Europe upgraded because of the demand.

''Glory Days'' became the band's first UK no. 1 album, and was the fastest selling album in the country since David Bowie's death. It was also in the top 10 in over SIXTY worldwide iTunes charts. Whilst it didn't do as well in USA as the preceding 3 albums, Little Mix became the second girl group after TLC to have all their first 4 albums in the US top 30. They did, however, join the US leg of ArianaGrande's tour, before headlining an arena tour in the same areas where the preceding album's tour took place. In Europe, bigger venues were used than the previous tour, and there were extra gigs for UK and Australia, as well as a "summer tour" in British stadiums.

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.

!!Discography
* ''DNA'' (2012)
* ''Salute'' (2013)
* ''Get Weird'' (2015)
* ''Glory Days'' (2016)
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!!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'?", Sean Paul in "Hair", Machine Gun Kelly in "No More Sad Songs" and Stormzy in "Power"
* 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.
* BreakUpSong:
** "Pretend It's OK", "Turn Your Face", "Going Nowhere", "Case Closed", "Love Me or Leave Me".
** "Hair" was obviously written before the surprise and acrimonious Zerrie split, but its release later that month, and its lyrics, lead to a lot of interpretation about it.
** "Shout Out to My Ex" is a song to their ex-boyfriends.
* 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 boy band 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''.
** "No More Sad Songs" video is a clear homage to "Film/CoyoteUgly"
* 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''.
** The music video for "Black Magic" has various references to 1996 cult horror film ''Film/TheCraft'', in particular the scene where Perrie turns her hair purple by running her hands through it, which is near-identical to a similar scene in ''The Craft''.
* 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 Music/{{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.]]
* TakeThat: "Shout Out to My Ex" has a not-so subtle one towards Perrie's ex-fiancé, Zayn Malik.[[note]]They had a four-year long relationship and engagement that was plagued by infidelity rumors. Perrie has claimed in the group's biography that he left her via text message and appeared in public soon afterwards announcing that he was dating fashion model Gigi Hadid.[[/note]]
* TokenWhite: Perrie. Leigh-Anne is black, and Jade and Jesy both have AmbiguouslyBrown complexions that makes Perrie pale by comparison.
* 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. Other things people compare include that fact that Camilla, like with Jade, though Bowties were cool early on in her career, DJ and Jesy's hot bodies and distinct voices, and the styles, influences, and themes the separate Syco Music labelled bands sing about. Half the bands' fanbases catcall each other, but the bands themselves have been mostly openly supportive of each other (touring together and a couple of very public twitter pics of all 9 (at the time) girls across both bands posing together!), and also of other competition. LM and 5H members (current and former) also like each other's insta pics.
* TrueCompanions: In "Always Be Together".
* UnderdogsNeverLose:
** At the beginning of their season, everybody assumed that Little Mix would go the way of most girl bands 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 3 top 20 albums (with top 10 pure sales) in the US. The fourth album narrowly missed the top 20, but was 11th on digital sales, with LM having not visited the US to promote the album at all at that point, and in any case, made LM only the second girl group to have all their first 4 albums in the US top 40, after TLC.
* VideoFullOfFilmClips: The official video for "Cannonball" is just a bunch of clips taken from their journey on ''Series/TheXFactor'' -- as usual for the first singles of ''The X Factor'' winners. 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!
** Perrie, who has a scar down the entire length of her stomach, showed it little when she was abused for her relationship with Zayn, but has since done regular swimsuit pics and showing off her scar in most gigs. Many fans have often been inspire to display scars after seeing pictures of Perrie displaying hers.
* YouGottaHaveBlueHair: They liked to experiment with various hair colors.
** [[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]].
** [[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.]]