Background and Release
In an interview with Digital Spy in March 2013, Little Mix stated that their second album would have a more R&B sound. Band member Jesy Nelson added: "I personally want to put a lot more dancey stuff in there. As in, one of the songs that comes on in a club that makes you want to dance. Not that David Guetta sound, but more R&B – a bit like Eve and Gwen Stefani's "Let Me Blow Ya Mind". They also revealed that they would be starting to write material for the new album in the coming months. On 4 October, Little Mix 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 UK and on 4 February 2014 in the US.
Jade tweeted a hand-drawn wordsearch to the group’s four million followers, saying it included the name of the album, and the band was quickly inundated with excited responses.Leigh-Anne then tweeted: “YAYYY You can pre-order Salute on Monday! If you like Move you’ll love it – we can’t wait for you to hear.” Jade then tweeted another wordsearch which revealed the tracklisting of the album, which features 12 tracks, most of which have been written by the girls themselves.
- Move was announced on 19 September, 2013 as the lead single off the album. Little Mix announced their new single on a live Ustream chat holding up pieces of paper with "Move" written on them. The track will receive its first airplay on Nick Grimshaw's BBC Radio 1 Breakfast Show on September 23.
- Little Me was announced on November 21, 2013 as the second single off the album. Little Mix made the announcement on their youtube channel and on their twitter account.
- Salute was announced on April 5, 2014 as the third single off the album. Little Mix made the announcement on their twitter account.
The album peaked at #4 on the Australian albums chart, #7 on both the Canadian and Irish albums chart, #5 on the Scottish albums chart, #4 on the UK albums chart and #6 on the US Billboard 200.
The Salute Tour was launched in support of Little Mix's second album Salute. The tour marked the first time Little Mix will headline arenas. The European leg of the tour started on May 16, 2014 in Birmingham, England and finished on June 9, 2014 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. An American leg of the tour was announced in April 2014 starting in Boca Raton, Florida and finishing in Toronto, Canada, however this leg was cancelled so the group could continue work on their next album.
|1.||"Salute"||TMS, Maegan Cottone, Little Mix||TMS||3:56|
|2.||"Move"||Little Mix, Cottone, Nathan Duvall||Duvall||3:46|
|3.||"Little Me"||TMS, Little Mix, Iain James||TMS||3:55|
|4.||"Nothing Feels Like You"||MNEK, Camille Purcell, Little Mix||MNEK||3:27|
|5.||"Towers"||Jamie Scott, Nicole Shortland, Electric||Electric||3:58|
|6.||"Competition"||TMS, Cottone, Little Mix||TMS||3:27|
|7.||"These Four Walls"||Biffco, Bradford Ellis, Little Mix||Biffco, Ellis||3:28|
|8.||"About The Boy"||TMS, Little Mix||TMS||3:44|
|9.||"Boy"||Purcell, George Tizzard, Rick Parkhouse||Fred Ball||2:54|
|10.||"Good Enough"||TMS, Little Mix||TMS||3:52|
|11.||"Mr Loverboy"||Ryan Williamson, Jordan Dollar||Williamson||3:14|
|12.||"A Different Beat"||TMS, Little Mix||TMS||3:27|
|France Bonus Track|
|13.||"Une Autre Personne"||3:56|
|Deluxe Edition Bonus Tracks|
|13.||"See Me Now"||Ball, Nicola Roberts, James||Ball||3:43|
|14.||"They Just Don't Know You"||Little Mix, Ball, Roberts, James||Ball||3:55|
|15.||"Stand Down"||Little Mix, Shaznay Lewis, Future Cut||Future Cut||3:39|
|16.||"Little Me (Unplugged)"||TMS, Little Mix||TMS||3:56|
- The Salute album is currently Little Mix's only album that does not have any features on the singles released from the album.