Little Mix claim victory on this week’s Official Singles Chart as Sweet Melody climbs to Number 1.
Leaping eight places to the top spot, the track from their latest album Confetti is now the band’s fifth UK Number 1 single and first in over four years, since 2016’s Shout Out To My Ex. It’s also the first chart-topper since the departure of founding member Jesy last month.officialcharts.com
Jade and Leigh-Anne have been handed awards after standing up in support of the Black Lives Matter movement:
The singers say they’re “honoured” to share the Equality prize at the 2020 Ethnicity Awards, and spoke about why they feel it’s so important to use their platform to fight race issues.
They’ll be handed their prizes at tonight’s ceremony, held in association with sponsors HSBC UK.
Earlier this year, Leigh-Anne opened up about the racism she has faced and has recently announced she is making a BBC documentary about her experiences. The pair were also two of the high profile figures to take part in London’s Black Lives Matter march in August.
Leigh-Anne said in a video:
“Hi guys, I just wanted to say a massive thank you for voting for me for this award, joint with Jade which is absolutely amazing. “Thank you so much, I feel so overwhelmed to have received an award like this. “I will continue to use my platform to speak up about race and fighting the fight. “I already feel like there are so many people out there working towards change and fighting this fight and not necessarily being projected in social media or in the news so this award is for them.”
Jade added:SOURCE: mirror.co.uk
“Hi everyone, thank you so, so, so much for this award. We’re so unbelievably grateful and still can’t quite believe it to be honest. “It’s really important for me and Leigh to be using our platform to sort of share our experiences as two women of colour in the music industry, and just generally throughout our lives in the hopes of inspiring our young fans particularly to be proud of who they are and to make a difference in this world. “I think this year particularly, as I’m sure everyone has experienced, has taken myself and Leigh on a very educational journey about what it means to put words into actions and to use our voices to really take a stand. “I’m super proud of my sister Leigh and I’m so happy that we get to share this achievement together.”
The 2020 MTV Europe Music Awards took place on Sunday, 8 Nov. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the show was filmed in various locations across the world, including London and Budapest, Hungary.
Girls performing the effervescent single “Sweet Melody, from the just-released sixth studio album, Confetti. Without Jesy Nelson – absent from the EMAs due to illness – Jade, Perrie and Leigh-Anne delivered a choreo-heavy rendition of “Sweet Melody” while dancing within a futuristic pyramid.
Little Mix won in two categories BEST POP and BEST UK & IRELAND ACT!
I added photos to gallery from MTV European Music Awards 2020 in London, UK.
SOURCE: billboard.com & mtvema.com
Little Mix were at 39th Brit Awards at The O2 Arena in London where they performed ‘Woman Like Me’ with Ms Banks! Also Little Mix won Best British Video! You can check a few photos from red carpet in gallery (more soon!) and watch performance below:
We just can’t thank you enough. We bang on about how amazing you are but we really do have the best fans in the world!— Little Mix (@LittleMix) 21 lutego 2019
We really did just go and win Best British Video ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️
So grateful we get to do what we love with each other and celebrate in ways like this!
the girls x pic.twitter.com/iKgT995eBW
We had so much fun performing this! Still pinching ourselves! 🌚 Thank you @brits for having us, @MsBanks94 for being a dream and of course to our amazing fans! We love you beyond 💘💘— Little Mix (@LittleMix) 20 lutego 2019
the girls x https://t.co/eWJs6cwvV5