Artist of the week - Little Mix



Artist name: Little Mix

No. Of Albums: 5

No. Of Singles: 36

No. Of UK number 1s: 4

My favourite album: LM5

My top 5 songs (no particular order):

Wings

Break Up Song

Joan of Arc

Shout Out to My Ex

Salute

Most recognisable song: Shout Out to My Ex

Song that deserves more recognition: These Four Walls



Little Mix are a British girl band. The group were formed whilst competing on “The X Factor” back in 2011. They began competing as individual members, Jesy Nelson, Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards and Leigh-Anne Pinnock. The group went on to win the series, under the mentor ship of Tulisa, ,making them the first group to do so. Their first single was released in December that year and went straight to number one.

The group have gone on to have major global success. As well as their three other UK number one’s, the group have had 11 other singles in the top ten. Many of the groups songs are written about love or about female empowerment. It is incredibly refreshing to see a group of powerful, independent women, admired by so many, in the forefront of the mainstream music scene.

The band have often been honest about the “feedback” they receive online. Whilst their dedicated fans regularly praise and support them across all social media platforms, there are also many negative voices, trying to discourage them from what they are doing. The group have always been open about receiving these types of negative comments and the effects they have on them. This is something I have always massively appreciated as many young girls will receive horrible comments online or in person and I truly believe that they will find them easier to deal with, knowing that, no matter how unfortunate it is, the people they admire most in the world are going through similar things.

Jesy Nelson has arguably been the most open about her experience. She worked in conjunction with the BBC to make a documentary about her and her mental health and how being a part of Little Mix has affected her. Not only did she look at her own mental health but that of other young people in the UK, including speaking to the families of young people whom have committed suicide. This documentary, titled “Jesy Nelson: Odd One Out” is something that I would recommend to anyone. It is a fascinating watch and really highlights the impact words can have not only on global celebrities but also on “normal” people.

The combination of their well written, catchy music, brilliant live performances and outstanding morals and passions is why Little Mix are my artist of the week! If you want to see the girls in action, check them out on their new competition show on the BBC “Little Mix: The Search” where they are looking for a brand new band to perform as their opening act on their next tour!!

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