This week we don't just have just one #WCW...we have four! We're celebrating Little Mix - the powerful musical group featuring Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, and Jade Thirlwall.
Little Mix was formed during the eighth season of the British show The X Factor in 2011. Under the advisement of Tulisa Contostavlos, they became the first group to win the singing competition. They are still the only all-female group to have won any version of The X Factor worldwide.
Since 2011, Little Mix have released three studio albums. Their debut album, DNA, was released in 2012. It charted Top 5 in eight countries, reaching No. 2 in the UK and No. 4 on the U.S. Billboard charts. They were the first girl group to do chart in the U.S. since The Pussycat Dolls, and broke the Spice Girls's record has the highest-charting British girl group in the U.S. The most recent, Get Weird, was released worldwide last Friday, November 6.
Little Mix are heavily involved in the creative process of their albums. All four girls have writing credits on nearly all of the songs they have released, which breaks the stereotypical mold of how most people perceive female pop stars and their music. The girls also incorporate lots of acapella, beat boxing, and scatting elements into their music.
Little Mix are strong activists against bullying and cyber-bullying, specifically the BeatBullying campaign. As females in the media, they are all subject to heavy criticism, but they all believe in being better than the bullies and their words. They have also participated in Sports Relief and Children in Need philanthropic efforts.
We are so excited about how much Little Mix has accomplished! It is refreshing to see strong female friendships in the media, and we love how supportive and protective they are of one another. Girl power!