WeKnowTheDj EXCLUSIVE: Little Mix In Atlanta!

February 26, 2014

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(l-r: Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, & Jade Thirlwall performing in ATL

The number one girl group in music today took over the ATL over the weekend and WeKnowTheDj has your inside scoop! Little Mix has been touring the US as a part of Demi Lovato’s Neon Lights Tour, and their recent stop in Atlanta was covered by your’s truly! 

Before the concert, Little Mix had an album signing for their newest album Salute, and I was lucky enough to attend! I took the drive from South Mississippi to Atlanta, GA Friday morning (Salute in tow), and I was absolutely mental in the hours leading up to meeting the girls. Hours pass, hotels were checked into, and soon enough, I was ascending a flight of stairs leading up to four of the biggest women in music today! I rounded the corner and sure enough, sitting in their chairs with  Sharpie’s in hand were members Jade, Leigh-Anne, and Perrie! 

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Conspicuous by her absence was Jesy Nelson but a quick chat with Jade revealed that Jesy wasn’t feeling well and had to miss the signing. But as you can tell by the picture at the start of this article, a little stomach bug didn’t keep Jesy off the stage! The perks of being last in an album signing (I’m talking DEAD last) is that there is no security rush to get you off! I managed to stay up with the girls for 15 minutes, and had little chats with each girl. For instance, when I rounded the table to take a selfie with Leigh-Anne, she stopped my an asked if I’ve ever seen the British tv show Waterloo Road. After I shook my head no (because I’m an American Leigh!) she told me that I looked like one of the actors, Lucien Laviscount! She also said that I was good looking, but that is completely irrelevant…to this article at least 😛 For those unaware, Perrie Edwards has been engaged to One Direction member, Zayn Malik, since August 2013. Now seeing as I’m a massive 1D fan, I couldn’t help but ask to see the engagement ring and she happily obliged. This rock is huge people. But nevertheless, let’s get to the show!

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No disrespect to Demi Lovato, but despite Little Mix just being an opening act for The Neon Lights tour, I can guarantee that I am not the only one who bought a ticket just to see Little Mix! As soon as the siren sounded for their opening song “Salute”, the ENTIRE arena lost their minds. There is absolutely no doubt Little Mix is this generation’s Spice Girls, but it’s moments like these that make it seem like Little Mix completely surpasses the Spice Girls altogether. It’s one thing to be able to sing. It’s another to be able to dance. But when you can do both things at the same time (without lip syncing) and STILL manage to sound better than the studio version of your tracks, you’re doing something right. It’s when the girls stop and do a “cheeky a capella” of their hit “How Ya Doin’?” for you that really shows their true talent. Take a look:

Little Mix’s set consisted of tracks from their first album DNA, as well as their new album Salute, but the girls definitely know their history in girl groups! In fact, they have an entire mashup consisting of TLC’s “No Scrubs” and Destiny’s Child’s “Bootylicious” that they incorporated into their set. The girls conclude with their first single “Wings”, and I’ll tell you that I already had a massive head ache from the electricity of that arena when they walked offstage. Then I realized I had another two hours with Demi!

Here’s where the REALLY fun part starts! If you take a look on Little Mix’s official website, you’ll see that there are a few stops along the Neon Lights Tour for some Salute album signing across the country. The girls’ made a pit stop in Alpharetta, GA before heading to Charlotte, NC for a signing and WeKnowTheDj was extremely fortunate to be there to cover it! Take a look:

After the signing, I was able to talk to the Perrie and Leigh-Anne while they were getting ready to leave. As stated above, Perrie is engaged to Zayn Malik of One Direction. Bringing gifts to the girls is extremely recommended, and after the signing, Perrie and I chatted about gifts she’d gotten pertaining to Mr. Malik. She replied, “Yeah, I always get Zayn stuff, and the fans always bring the cutest things! I love the pictures of us they make!” 

Leigh-Anne and I re-bonded over Waterloo Road, and when I asked her to show me a picture of Lucient Laviscount, she completely took my phone and proceeded to googling him herself! Reasons to love Leigh-Anne Pinnock, people. After a few hugs goodbye and a selfie with Jesy (because I had to make up for her missing the signing!), the girls took to their bus and headed to Charlotte.

If you’ve ever wanted to have a bird’s eye view of thousands of screaming fans screaming your name, I’m glad that WeKnowTheDj is lucky enough to be able to give that to you! This was a six hour signing compressed into a ten minute window which means there is A LOT that you missed! And the ONLY way that you’ll be able to know what I’m talking about is to attend one of these signings yourself! For a complete list of Little Mix’s upcoming events, go over to the girls’ official website at http://www.little-mix.com and DON’T forget that hyphen! You can also reach the girls on Twitter @LittleMixOffic! Both of their albums DNA and Salute are currently available worldwide, and if you don’t have these albums in your iTunes library…why? If you want to hear pure talent, buy these albums. If you want to SEE pure talent, you have got to see these girls live. It’s the only way. And fellas, don’t be ashamed if you become a fan as well! Don’t you know a girl like a boy who move? 😉

-Blake M


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