With boy bands like One Direction, The Wanted, Jonas Brothers and Big Time Rush dominating the headlines, here at ANDPOP we can’t help but wonder where all the girl bands have gone. Girl Groups are all the rage in the UK, China, and Korea, but The Pussycat Dolls seem be the last major girl band we’ve seen on our side.
We can’t help but wonder why? Is it because teenage girls have forgotten the girl power motto and prefer listening to boys serenade them? Thankfully, a few girl groups are gaining recognition with stellar hits. If you’re craving all female music but don’t know where to look, don’t worry we’ve got you covered.
Here are five girl groups to watch out for:
Members: Alexandra Buggs, Karis Anderson, Courtney Rumbold
Why we love them: Stooshe are a UK-based band, which means they bring that extra bit of sauciness American girl groups just can’t compete with. The ladies aren’t afraid to push the envelope with crude lyrics while still staying accessible to a younger crowd. Plus they have killer style.
Favorite song: ”Love me”
What’s next: Stooshe’s third single will be a cover of TLC’s “Waterfalls,” to be released on Nov. 5. Their debut album, Stooshe, drops Nov. 12.
Members: PerrieEdwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jade Thirlwall
Why we love them: Little Mix was the first group to win The X-Factor UK in eight seasons, and were actually formed exclusively to compete in the groups section of the talent competition. Even through the ladies haven’t been performing together for very long, their voices meld together with the perfect mix of rhythm and harmony.
Favorite song: “Wings”
What’s next: Little Mix’s second single “DNA” will be released on Nov. 11. Their debut album with the same name will follow eight days later on Nov. 19 .
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By Victoria Abraham
Victoria Abraham defines one up and coming artist each week so you can impress your friends with your musical brilliance. This week, she tackles Little Mix, a British girl group.
Although the four girls of Little Mix originally had solo aspirations, their formation into a girl group led to them winning the eighth season of UK’s The X-Factor. But don’t let their origins jade you: they’re not your average fabricated-for-pop-stardom-cutie-pie girl group. These girls can sing and they do it well. They’re set to release their debut album, DNA, on Nov. 19.
Origins: The United Kingdom
Band members: Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jade Thirlwall
Known for: Little Mix are known for their X-Factor beginnings.
Used in a sentence: ”These four ladies have the winning combination of cute, British, and talented.”
File next to: Girls Aloud
Download now: Their new track ”DNA.”
1. The girls auditioned for the show individually, but were combined into a group after each failed to make it past bootcamp’s first challenge.
2.The girls were then separated into two different groups during the Groups bootcamp challenge. After each group failed, Jesy, Perrie, Leigh-Anne, and Jade were combined to form the group Rhythmix.
3. One Direction’s Zayn Malik (who was on The X-Factor that same season) is dating Little Mix band member Perrie Edwards. Read more…
Sure, we all feel a little territorial over our favourite boy band members but sending out death threats to their girlfriends? That’s sooo not cool.
Dating a celebrity would have it’s moments but after a while all the paparazzi and fans vying for their attention might get a little old. Then with Twitter, they have to put up with the haters online too.
Zayn Malik’s girlfriend Perrie Edwards, a member of the band Little Mix, was reportedly forced to quit Twitter after a bunch of jealous fans expressed their rage online.
Edwards has used Twitter in the past to tweet about her dates. After seeing a movie in April with Zayn she tweeted: “Just went to see avengers assemble and it was #boring . Good night though! xD @zaynmalik” Zayn responded: “@PerrieLittleMix yeah tonight was fun lets do it again sometime ; ) x x”
According to The Mirror fans didn’t take too kindly to Zayn’s new girlfriend (girl who is a friend?), and it’s not the first time a 1D lady has been threatened. A couple ladies linked to Harry Styles were also victims of Twitter hate.
However, One Direction fans are saying she actually left Twitter with the rest of Little Mix so that one member wouldn’t have more followers than the other.
Skip to 3:15 to see One Direction teasing Zayn about Little Mix: