Little Mix are the UK’s biggest girl band since the Spice Girls. With four platinum selling albums and and a plethora of multi-platinum singles, the girl group have sold 30 million records worldwide, according to their label Syco records. A special plaque was given to the group. Headed by Simon Cowell, the label is notoriously known for high skyrocketing acts like Leona Lewis, One Direction and Susan Boyle who’ve had a tremendous amount of success, amongst many others.
Although they haven’t had a top 40 hit single in the states, their first four albums debuted in the top 40 on the Billboard 200. Their album chartings have led them to be placed at #5 on the ‘girl groups with the most top 40 albums list”, accompanying past girl group acts like Wilson Phillips and SWV.
‘Black Magic’ and ‘Wings’ are their only RIAA certified singles in the United States for boasting 500,000+ in sales. This is in addition to their five UK platinum singles and hefty amount of double and triple platinum singles in Australia.
Despite their current huge success, the group discussed feeling worrisome about being dropped in the past from their label in their book, Our World. Before they released their double platinum album, Get Weird, Jade Thirlwall stated:
We missed three deadlines to get the album done so there was a lot of pressure on us. When we got together at Perrie’s house and listened to what we’d come up with, we had a bit of a breakdown and a panic. Some of it was good but it didn’t fit together and we were worried the label would drop us.
Member Perrie Edwards also added:
I remember going in for a meeting with the label and thinking we were going to get dropped, but they came up with a whole new concept: to go pop. As soon as we heard ‘Black Magic’ we knew that was our single.
Successfully branching out with Get Weird and their lastly year released Glory Days, Little Mix seem to be only soaring higher and higher. Their 2017 BRIT Award win for Best British Single confirmed that in addition to their non-stopped silver gladiator performance that currently has over 11.5 million views on YouTube.
They also supported Ariana Grande during her Dangerous Woman tour and for the first time opened at the iconic Madison Square Garden.
And while the US is still on the girls’ bucket list to fully crack, they’re certainly not done yet. The girl group are scheduled to return to the states with a performance on September 23rd in Las Vegas at the iHeart Radio Music Festival.