10 Little Mix Performances That Make Us Love Women Like Them
Little Mix was assembled into a girl group in 2011 as part of the UK X Factor competition. Since then, Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, and Jade Thirlwall have risen to become one of the best girl groups in the business. They've won 40 awards and have been nominated 92 times since joining forces with each other. They've even broken records for UK girl groups that were previously set by the iconic Spice Girls. The group has a powerful sound that combines pop, R&B, and dance music, and the primary influences for the singers are famous divas like Christina Aguilera, Whitney Houston, TLC, Diana Ross, and more. As they've now been together for eight years, they've built up quite the repertoire of live performances at massive award shows and intimate venues alike. Here are 10 of their very best live performances.
Little Mix Performs "Black Magic" at The Brit Awards in 2016
From the amazing set inspired by the titular evil use of magic to the insane dance breaks, the "Black Magic" performance at the 2016 Brit Awards showcases everything Little Mix can do best. Right at the beginning when the whole set is cloaked in green lights, you know you're going to be in for an adventure and that's exactly what they give you with the amped-up version of their classic song.
Little Mix Performs "Shout Out to My Ex" Live at the Brit Awards in 2017
In 2017, the ladies bring it to the Brit Awards yet again. This time with an earth-shattering entrance from the back of the venue with all of them looking like royalty . . . or perhaps warrior goddesses. This song truly is the original "Thank U, Next," as it's an anthem to thanking your ex-partner for making you who you become after them.
Little Mix Performs "Wings" at One Love Manchester in 2017
In this performance, they took their original hit and slowed it down in the beginning to showcase how much their vocals have grown since their powerful debut. Jesy, in particular, brought amazing energy to this performance, drawing the audience into the song from the very beginning. Above all, this was for the One Love Manchester event, a benefit for the victims of the bombing that occurred at Ariana Grande's concert in Manchester that year, and so it was for a great cause.
Little Mix Performs "Power" at Capital’s Summertime Ball in 2017
For this performance, the group showcased their dance chops to this hit. They moved with such power (fitting for the song) on stage and Leigh-Anne's vocals were amazing, especially with her key high notes in the song. This number is about feeling empowered sexually and the ladies delivered sheer confidence on stage with their team of dancers.
Little Mix Performs "Secret Love Song" at Capital Summertime Ball in 2016
This was one of their biggest performances in 2016 and they proved that they could absolutely perfect a slow ballad just as well as they could nail a dance anthem. This performance showcases the true vocal prowess of each of the members, every one of them able to show their strong suit with perfect vulnerability.
Little Mix Performs "Love on the Brain" at iHeartRadio in 2017
Speaking of stripped-down performances that showcase the vocal talents of each woman, this cover for iHeartRadio is a perfect second example. With only a guitar accompanying them, this performance allows you to hear every note from the singers perfectly. Their harmonies were immaculate and it's amazing to hear them sing Rihanna's style that's so different from their own.
Little Mix Performs "Woman Like Me" ft. Ms Banks at The Brit Awards in 2019
Little Mix's most recent Brit Awards performance in February was probably their best yet. The whole plot of this number was based around a bank heist, and the group certainly succeeded in stealing the show. This performance has amazing vocal control, great dancing, and a feature from Ms. Banks.
Little Mix Performs "Dance With Somebody" at The Live Lounge in 2015
This list would be nothing without mentioning this beautiful 2015 performance. This song showcased the girls' diva chops with a soulful performance of the Whitney Houston classic. They were backed by a choir of singers, making the sound of the song full and rich.
Little Mix Performs "Think About Us" at The Brits Are Coming in 2019
Little Mix performed this rhythmic song to perfection in early 2019. One of the most unique features of this performance is honestly the group's costuming. As they're often in matching bodysuit ensembles, it was pretty neat to see them in streetwear that was more catered to each of their individual styles rather than looking like each other.
Little Mix Performs "Bounce Back" on The Late Late Show in 2019
With the girls and the set covered in animal print, this performance radiates '90s girl group power. Every lady looks like she's having a great time in this one, and they all look confident in how they've grown as artists. They sound of their music has matured and progressed, but their beautiful harmonies, energy, and dance breaks are still there just as they were in the beginning.