Little Mix, were the winners of the eighth season of the UK’s X Factor and still stand as the only group to win the competition. The four members, Jesy Nelson (25) Leigh-Anne Pinnock (24) Jade Thirlwall (23) and Perrie Edwards (22) originally auditioned as soloists but were put together into a group during the series. The group signed to SyCo records and Columbia, their debut album DNA was released in 2012, which peaked inside the top 10 in ten countries including the UK and US; making Little Mix the first girl group since The Pussycat Dolls to reach the US top 5 with their debut album, as well as earning the highest debut US chart position by a British girl group, breaking a record previously held by the Spice Girls.
The group’s sophomore effort Salute, which was released in 2013, became their second album to debut inside the top 10 in both the UK and US. In 2015 Little Mix released their third studio album Get Weird which became their highest charting and best-selling album to date. The album’s lead single “Black Magic” became the group’s third number one single in the UK and earned nominations for two Brit Awards in 2016. As of May 2016 the group has achieved three platinum certified albums and ten certified singles in the UK.
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