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Leigh-Anne Pinnock
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Background information
Birthname Leigh-Anne Pinnock
Born October 4, 1991
Hometown High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Occupation Singer
Genres Pop, R&B, Hip Hop
Labels Syco Entertainment, Columbia Records
Leigh-Anne Pinnock, (born October 4, 1991) is a member of the British four-piece girl group Little Mix with Jesy Nelson, Perrie Edwards, and Jade Thirlwall

Early Life

Leigh-Anne is from High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. She has 2 sisters, Sarah and Sian-Louise. Her parents got divorced in 2009. Before joining Little Mix, she worked as a waitress in Pizza Hut. Leigh-Anne said,

"I've been singing
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Leigh as a child

since I was nine". Leigh-Anne's mother, Debbie, recalled, "she was always singing. She had a karaoke machine when she was little and was always putting on performances. Leigh-Anne and her older sister, Sarah, would pretend they were The Spice Girls. At primary school, Leigh-Anne performed in a school version of Stars In Their Eyes and sang Daphne & Celeste's Ooh Stick You., and Leigh-Anne`s sister, Sarah, remembers Leigh-Anne "always used to sing in the bathroom as she got ready for school" . When she was young, Leigh-Anne and her sister Sarah attended stage school, and at the age of 11, Leigh-Anne attended Sylvia Young Theater School in London for a short while.



Leigh-Anne auditioning for X Factor with the song Only Girl in The World by Rihanna

X Factor (2011)

Leigh-Anne went to auditions for X Factor in London , held at O2 Arena on 6, 7, 8 and 9 July 2011. Leigh-Anne passed the auditions in front of the show`s producers and she went on to perform Rihanna's Only Girl (in the World), and Summertime in front the judges, who gave her four "yeses" and she was through to bootcamp, Leigh-Anne recalled, that at her audition, "I was ill and I thought I`m never going to get through but I went out there and just went for it."

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Leigh-Anne during her performance at the Teen Awards

DNA (2012-present)

Following The X Factor, the girls signed a record contract with Sony Music subsidiary Syco Music. They said through a live stream via Twitcam that their debut single will be called "Wings". Little Mix announced their debut album in September 2012 called DNA, which released on 19 November 2012. They later published lyrics videos and official music videos of their other singles, "DNA", "Change Your Life", and "How Ya Doin'?".

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Leigh-Anne during the music video for "Move"

Salute and Word Up! (2013-14)

Following the release of their debut album DNA, the girls uploaded a video to their official YouTube page, announcing that their second album would be called Salute and would be available for pre-order on 7 October. The album was released on 11 November 2013 in the United Kingdom and was released in the United States on 4 February 2014. It was followed by the release of three singles Move, Little Me and Salute. The band released a cover version of the Cameo's song "Word Up!" as the official single for Sport Relief 2014. The song reached number six in the UK and number thirteen in Ireland while also charting in Australia, Austria, Denmark and France.


Little Mix during the photoshoot for "Get Weird"

Get Weird (2015-present)

At the 2015 Brit Awards, the group confirmed that their album was completed, describing it as having a "whole new sound" and projecting the release for sometime in 2015. In addition to writing over 100 songs for their forthcoming album, In May 2015, Little Mix released a song called "Black Magic". Little Mix also co-wrote Britney Spears' single "Pretty Girls", which was released also in May 2015.

On 15 July 2015, following a leak of the album's cover art, the group officially announced on Twitter that their third studio album would be titled Get Weird, and would be available for pre-order in the UK from the following day, with a global release date set for 6 November 2015.

Personal Life

Jordan Kiffin

Leigh-Anne is dating Jordan Kiffin. He is a football player for the football club Ashford Town, Middlesex. They met each other at the celebration party for Wings.


I'll admit, I never wanted to be in a band, then, in X Factor, they put me in this group and it's the best thing that`s ever happened to me.

—Leigh-Anne Pinnock

It's just weird having people know who I am and want my autograph and their photo taken with me. It`s crazy.

—Leigh-Anne Pinnock

The best thing about Little Mix is we`re role models for being ourselves.

—Leigh-Anne Pinnock

A week before the X-Factor audition, I was thinking, ‘What if I don’t get along with the girls?’ I just wasn’t sure about it at all. But after being with them, they’re just incredible. I absolutely love them to bits. There’s no diva in the group, and I mean that. We’re all really relaxed and we just work.


“Always take lip balm! When we get nervous, especially when we perform, we get dry lips.”


“I’m absolutely in love with partying! My perfect girls’ night would start off with all of the girls coming to my place, getting ready together, helping each other with makeup and hair. Then we’d go out and dance the night away.”


“I love colorful things, like 'snapback' hats. It’s a hat that’s like a cap with the little things that pop on the back. That’s my logo. My typical outfit is skinny jeans with an army jacket or a big denim jacket with a snapback.”



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