Little Mix are a British girl group formed in 2011 during the eighth series of the UK version of The X Factor. They were the first group to win the competition, and following their victory, they signed with Simon Cowell's record label Syco Music and released a cover of Damien Rice's "Cannonball" as their winner's single. The members are Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, and Jesy Nelson.
Little Mix released their debut album DNA in 2012, which peaked inside the top 10 in ten countries including the UK and US. This made Little Mix the first girl group since the Pussycat Dolls to reach the US top five with their debut album, as well as earning the highest debut US chart position by a British girl group, breaking the record previously held by the Spice Girls. In the UK, the album spawned the number-one single "Wings". The group's second album Salute (2013) became their second album to debut inside the top 10 in both the UK and US, and produced two top 10 singles in their home country; "Move" and "Salute". "Black Magic", the lead single from their third studio album Get Weird (2015), reached number one in the UK. The group's fourth studio album Glory Days (2016) became their first number one album in the UK, and also achieved the longest-reigning girl group number one album since the Spice Girls' debut album 20 years earlier. The album's lead single "Shout Out to My Ex" became the group's fourth UK number one single, while "Touch" and "Power" also reached the top 10 in their home country.
The group won Best British Single for "Shout Out to My Ex" at the 2017 Brit Awards; they have also received several other awards during their career, including two MTV Europe Music Awards, two Teen Choice Awards and two Glamour Awards. As of October 2016, the group has achieved four platinum certified albums and eleven certified singles in the UK, and has scored four UK number one singles and the highest first week UK album sales for a girl band since the Spice Girls. Little Mix appeared on Debrett's 2017 list of the most influential people in the UK.