Little Mix are a British girl group, consisting of group members Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, and Leigh-Anne Pinnock. Former member Jesy Nelson departed from the group in December 2020. The group rose to prominence in 2011 after winning the eighth series of The X Factor. The group's music style is pop, R&B and dance-pop, with influences from other genres such as tropical house, latin pop, and electronic music. Their lyrics are often centered around feminism, gender equality, body positivity, LGBTQ+ rights and sexism.
Little Mix are one of The X Factor's most successful acts. The group have had five number-one singles on the UK Singles Chart and achieved the most number-one singles for a winning act from the show. In 2021, Little Mix became the first girl group to spend a 100 combined weeks inside the top ten of the UK Singles Chart. The group have released six studio albums, five of which have been certified Platinum by the British Phonographic Industry. In 2018, they became the first girl group to have five consecutive top-five studio albums in the United Kingdom.
Their debut album DNA, is the highest-charting entry on the US Billboard 200, for a debut album by a British girl group. Glory Days became Little Mix first number-one album on the UK Albums Chart. The album spent five weeks at number one, the most for a girl group since Spice Girls' debut album. It became the fastest-selling number-one album by a girl group in fifteen years and achieved the highest first-week UK album sales for a girl group since Spiceworld. Glory Days is the longest charting girl group album inside the top 40 on the UK Albums Chart. In 2021, Between Us was named as one of Sony Music's top ten best-selling albums globally of that year.
Little Mix are one of britain's biggest selling acts and one of the best-selling girl groups of all time selling over 65 million records worldwide. The group have been named as one of the greatest girl groups of all time and the biggest girl group of the 2010s. In 2018, Forbes, named them as one of the most influential acts in Europe. They are listed by Debrett's as one of the most influential people in the UK with a net worth of £60 million. In 2021, Little Mix became the first female group to win the Brit Award for British Group. Their accolades include two Brit Awards, seven MTV Europe Music Awards (the most wins for Best UK & Ireland Act), two Japanese Gold Disc Awards, four Glamour Awards, a iHeartRadio Music Award, and a Guinness World Record. In 2022, the group began an indefinite hiatus to pursue solo projects.