It’s not often a British act can call Beyonce a label-mate; however such is the good fortune of Pop quad Little Mix that they now can.
Details after the jump…
The 2011 X Factor UK winners have confirmed that they are making a beeline for the American charts, after signing a Stateside deal with Columbia Records late last month. An industry juggernaut, the label is home to likes of Adele and Destiny’s Child.
Of their first US release, ‘Wings’, the ladies told Twist magazine:
“‘Wings’ is the perfect introduction to Little Mix and what we’re all about, so we can’t wait to show it to everybody in America!”
We wanted our first single to be a song that meant something to us, but also meant a lot to our fans.
We wanted an uplifting message about believing in yourself, listening to what your mum says (because she’s always right!) and just not letting any negativity bring you down.” - (member Jesy Nelson)
As keen appreciators of what Little Mix bring to the table (see: vocals, harmonies, and a solid Pop), we congratulate them on what it as amazing opportunity.
That said, we’re not entirely sold on whether the Brit invasion of last year (see: One Direction, Cher Lloyd, and co) actually helps the ladies or harms them. America is a notoriously difficult market to break – even for artists based there. Hence they could fall victim to the “Brit-saturation”. Or, of couse, Jesy, Jade, Perrie, and Leigh-Ann could strike it lucky in the big leagues.
Needless to say, we’ll be watching closely at how this plays out.
For now, though, peep Little Mix in action below…