Little Mix's amazing fans celebrate band's four-year anniversary

Published Wednesday, Aug 19 2015, 13:02 BST  |  By  |  Add comment
Little Mix's amazing fans had the band trending once again today as they reflected on four amazing years of success for the girl group.

It's hard to believe it was four years ago that Perrie Edwards, Jade Thirlwall, Jesy Nelson and Leigh-Anne Pinnock first formed on the eighth series of the ITV talent show back in 2011.

How time flies!

Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Jade Thirlwall, Leigh Anne Pinnock at the Teen Choice Awards, 16th August 2015

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At the Teen Choice Awards in LA on Sunday.

Little Mix - mentored by former judge Tulisa - became the first and only group to win the competition when they triumphed over Marcus Collins and Amelia Lily in the final. But unlike some of the show's previous winners who have, um, faded into obscurity, these girls set out to take over the world.


They have sold millions of records, released three studio albums and ten singles which have charted all over the world, including most recent track 'Black Magic', which is celebrating a third week at the top of the British chart!

And they didn't stop there!

Tulisa celebrates three years of Little Mix, 19 August 2014

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Tulisa mentored Little Mix on X Factor and is still very supportive of them.

Unlike many artists from the UK, they've managed to crack the tricky and lucrative US market, winning over fans, making celebrity friends (hello Taylor Swift!) and breaking records. Their album DNA is the highest charting debut album from a British girl group, beating a record previously held by the Spice Girls.

They cemented their US domination with an a-mazing performance at the Teen Choice Awards over the weekend, where they picked up their first-ever American award for 'Breakout Artist'. They also joined Taylor Swift on stage at her California concert. No biggie!

Leigh Anne Pinnock, Jesy Nelson, Perrie Edwards and Jade Thirlwall perform at the Teen Choice Awards 2015 , 16th August 2015

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Performing in LA on Sunday.

Away from the charts and stage, they've also become known as a charitable and generous group, lending their time to many non-profit organisations and raising awareness for poverty relief and anti-bullying campaigns. They've performed on Children In Need and Sport Relief, and last year they visited Liberia to see how proceeds raised by Sport Relief were being spent.

In 2014, the girls joined anti-bullying campaign The Big March, which called on the European Commission to improve commitments to anti-bullying projects.

How amazing are Little Mix?! No wonder their loyal fans have been trending #4YearsofLittleMix all day!

Congrats on a mega successful year girls! And here is hoping there are many, many more to come!