There's the date they were crowned winners of The X Factor (December 11 2011), and when they scored their second UK Number 1 with their first single proper, Wings (September 2, 2012). But perhaps the moment the pop axis truly shifted was on June 5 2013 when the band's album, DNA, became the highest debut ever for a British female group's first album, entering at Number 4 and eclipsing a sixteen-year-old record previously held by the Spice Girls Spice album.
Little Mix (previously Rhythmix) are the 2011 winners of The X Factor, and the first ever group to win the grand prize. Their debut single, a cover of the Damien Rice ballad Cannonball was released digitally the morning after their win. The song was produced by Fazer, from the band N-Dubz. The lead single from their debut album, Wings, was released on August 19, 2012 and reached number 1 in the official UK charts. Their second single to be released was DNA, which was also the title of their debut album. The song DNA shows a slightly darker side of the girlband.
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