British girl group Little Mix announced they are taking a break after their Confetti tour next year. The news arrives right after the release of their music video for “Between Us.”
Little Mix Promise They Are Here to Stay
The group announced the hiatus in a series of tweets, stating: “We wanted to let you all know that after the Confetti tour in April/May next year we are going to be taking a break from Little Mix. We are not splitting up – Little Mix is here to stay. We have plans for more music, tours, and performances in the future. We’ve made so many incredible memories with you all, and we can’t wait to make so many more. We’re sisters and we’ll always have each other and you, the fans, in our lives. Little Mix is forever.”
Little Mix have firmly established their reputation as one of the most phenomenal groups around. Alongside massive tours of Europe, Australia, Japan, and the US; the group has just completed their mammoth LM5 Arena Tour which took in cities across Europe, the UK, and Ireland; including an amazing five sold-out dates at London’s O2 Arena.
We wanted to let you all know that after the Confetti tour in April/May next year we are going to be taking a break from Little Mix. pic.twitter.com/d5pYwYryIu
— Little Mix (@LittleMix) December 2, 2021
Looking Back at Their Success
Little Mix formed in 2011 when they were grouped together on the British singing competition show The X Factor and went on to win their season. Over the next decade, they released six studio albums, starting with 2012’s DNA, and became one of the world’s best-selling girl groups, with such hit singles as “Shout Out to My Ex” and “Wings.” Since then, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, and Jade Thirlwall have not only established themselves as one of British pop’s brightest acts but as a global pop phenomenon. They have sold more than 50 million records worldwide, collected more than 17 million Spotify listeners; received more than 3 billion Youtube views, and collated 12 billion streams worldwide.
The band’s hiatus announcement comes a year after original member Jesy Nelson departed the group, shortly after the release of their album Confetti, stating that “the constant pressure of being in a girl group and living up to expectations” had “really taken a toll” on her mental health. Her bandmates supported her decision, writing, “We love her very much and agree that it is so important that she does what is right for her mental health and well-being.”