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50 Facts About Little Mix

Little Mix – a group of four talented British girls with big voices – stormed into the musical world in 2011.

If you’re a fan of Little Mix, check out the most interesting 50 facts about the group & members!

  1. Little Mix consists of four members, who are Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jesy Nelson.
  2. They were put together for the eighth series of UK’s The X Factor in 2011, where they went on to win the competition. Little Mix was also the first group to ever win The X Factor.
  3. All the members auditioned as solo artists on The X Factor and later joined together as group.
  4. Originally, the band name was called Rhythmix, but this had to be changed there was a dispute with a children’s music charity, which had the same name.
  5. Their debut single ‘Cannonball‘ hit number one on the UK Singles Chart on 18th December 2011. Cannonball also made the Christmas #1 spot on the Irish Singles Chart.
  6. On 1st July 2012, Little Mix performed their single ‘Wings‘ for the first time at the T4 on the Beach concert.
  7. Little Mix’s first book – Ready to Fly – is a reference to their single ‘Wings‘.
  8. Wings hit number one on the UK Singles Chart, Number 2 on the Australian iTunes Chart and Number 3 on the ARIA Charts.
  9. In November 2012, Little Mix’s debut album ‘DNA’, was released and reached number three in both the UK and Ireland.
  10. In 2012, Little Mix bought out a range of children’s clothing for Primark, aimed at 7 to 13-year-olds.
  11. On 3rd February 2013, Little Mix released ‘Change Your Life‘ – the third single from their album, which peaked at number 12 on the UK Singles Chart.
  12. Their single How Ya Doin’? was Little Mix’s first single to not reach the top 20 in Ireland, however the single did spend seven weeks on the chart.
  13. On 4th October 2013, Little Mix announced on YouTube that their second album would be called Salute.
  14. Their single ‘Move‘ was certified silver in the UK for sales of 200,000 and gold in Australia for sales of 35,000!
  15. Their third album single called Salute, received over one million views on YouTube within 24 hours!
  16. In March 2014, Little Mix teamed up with one of the biggest anti-bullying organisations in Europe.
  17. In May 2015, Little Mix released ‘Black Magic‘, the debut single from their third album called Get Weird.
  18. In 2015, ‘Wings’ won the VEVO Certified Award for reaching 100 million views!
  19. Black Magic‘ was the Biggest UK pre-order in 2015.
  20. Jade Thirlwall was born on 26th December 1992 in South Shields, Tyne and Wear and grew up with her mother Norma and brother Karl.
  21. At 9 years old, Jade joined Performers’ Stage School in South Shields.
  22. She attended St Wilfrid’s Community College secondary school in her hometown.
  23. Jade auditioned for The X Factor in 2008 and again in 2010. She didn’t get through due to lack of confidence.
  24. Jade has a tattoo on her back, it’s Arabic and means ‘Anyone can achieve their dream if they’ve got the courage’.
  25. Jade was the girlfriend to Sam Craske – a member of Diversity, however they split up in June 2014, due to busy schedules.
  26. Jade Thirwall had her first kiss when she was 12 years old.
  27. Disney films are one of Jades guilty pleasures!
  28. Perrie Edwards was born on 10th July 1993 in South Shields to parents Debbie & Alexander Edwards, who are also both singers.
  29. Before her 2011 X Factor audition, Perrie was planning to start a Performing Arts degree.
  30. The X Factor judges didn’t put Perrie through as a solo artist, but instead put her in a band called Faux Pas.
  31. Faux Pas failed to make it to the judges houses, so the judges split the group again to form Rhythmix.
  32. Perrie is engaged to Zayn Malik, former member of One Direction, Zayn proposed to her on 21st August 2013.
  33. Little Mix’s fan base call themselves Mixers.
  34. Before her celebrity lifestyle, Perrie never used to wear makeup.
  35. Perrie is a natural blonde.
  36. Leigh-Anne Pinnock was born on 4th October 1991 in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, England.
  37. She has two siblings; Sian-Louise and Sarah Pinnock and a pet pug named Harvey.
  38. At age 11, Leigh-Anne attended a Theater School in London, England.
  39. In 2009, her parents Deborah and John got a divorce.
  40. Leigh-Anne has pteronarcophobia – which is a fear of flies.
  41. Before Little Mix, Leigh-Anne used to work as a waitress at Pizza Hut.
  42. Jesy Nelson was born on 14th June 1991, she is the oldest member of Little Mix.
  43. Her parents are John Nelson and Janice White, she has three siblings, Jonathan, Joseph and Jade (anybody noticing a ‘J’ theme here?)
  44. She attended Abbs Cross Academy and Arts College in Hornchurch, Essex.
  45. Jesy moved schools often due to being bullied, which continued to happen throughout her time on X Factor.
  46. Not only is Jesy a talented singer, she can also do an amazing Australian and Scottish accent!
  47. Jesy’s favourite colour is pink.
  48. Jesy met Rixon’s Jake Roche on 19th July 2014, they have been together ever since.
  49. Jesy is left-handed.
  50. On 19th July 2015, Ed Sheeran traveled 5 hours on his day off to sing for Jake Roche, as he got on one knee, and proposed to Jesy.

Well, there’s your fifty facts as promised! if you’ve got any more, please leave them in a comment below.

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