There are a number of important dates when discussing the rapid rise of the UK’s best girl band, Little Mix.
There’s the date they were crowned winners of The X Factor (December 11 2011), and when they scored their second UK Number 1 with their first single proper, Wings (September 2, 2012). But perhaps the moment the pop axis truly shifted was on June 5 2013 when the band’s album, DNA, became the highest debut ever in the US Billboard Chart for a British female group’s first album. It entered at Number 4 and eclipsed a sixteen-year-old record previously held by the Spice Girls’ Spice album.
Within two years, Perrie, Jesy, Jade and Leigh-Anne have gone from obscurity to being one of the biggest bands on the planet. Their growing success was further heightened with the release of their second album, Salute and its hit first single Move. Bold, confident, emotionally-resonate and bursting with character, Salute is a quantum leap forward from what Little Mix have done in the past.
In May 2014 they embarked on their biggest UK tour, with dates including London’s O2 Arena. They have also supported Demi Lovato on The Neon Lights Tour in the US.
In 2015 the girls announced their third studio album, Get Weird, which is due to be released on November 6th. Black Magic, Little Mix’s first single from the new album, was released on the 10th July and went straight to No. 1 in the UK charts, giving them their third No. 1 single to date. During a recent visit to the US, Little Mix gave a show stopping performance at the Teen Choice Awards as well as receiving the Choice Music: Breakout Artist Award. Their trip also included performances on The Late Late Show with James Corden, the Today Show and a special collaboration with Taylor Swift during her 1989 Tour.
On the 20th August Little Mix celebrated their 4 year anniversary.
Look out world Little Mix are coming for you again.