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Little Mix Stirs Fan Frenzy in Los Angeles; Premieres New Single with Missy Elliott


Little Mix stirred up a wild frenzy last night when they performed a special fan showcase at the Conga Room in downtown Los Angeles (photo). It's been an incredible month for the British pop sensation who came over stateside in March for a packed schedule of promotional engagements and select live appearances to highlight the forthcoming U.S. release of their best-selling debut album, "DNA."

Little Mix doesn't need much of an introduction to pop aficionados among you, but to uninitiated, it suffices to say that the girl pop outfit was the first group to ever win the U.K. franchise of The X Factor in 2011. The group has released several hit singles in the U.K. that now puts them in pole position for taking their success stateside. 

The group of Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall had some time left in their U.S. promo schedule before heading back to the U.K. today, and decided to schedule a somewhat impromptu gig in Los Angeles last night. They posted the time and location on Facebook earlier in the week to see what would happen.

Fans took notice and hundreds of them showed up at the Conga Room to see their Brit idols in person.  Upon their arrival at a quiet back entrance, Little Mix looked over the balcony excited to see that so many adoring fans had shown up for them. As soon as the girls were spotted by the crowd, fans screamed and bursted out in a loud "Little Mix, Little Mix" chant to welcome the group in style. 

The dolled up quartet performed four tracks including their break-through tune "Wings," "Change Your Life" and a cover of fun's "We Are Young." I was impressed by their vibrant live performance that neatly showcased the group's pitch-perfect harmonies and unique personal style. Judging from the group's raw talent and the passionate response from so many fans, it's obvious that Little Mix has all the makings of a supergroup and is on the verge of mainstream success in America.

In related Little Mix news, the group teamed up with none other than Missy Elliott for their new U.K. single ‘How Ya Doin’?’ Missy provides a guest rap on the song that is a funk-filled remake of Curiosity Killed The Cat''s 1989 single "Name And Number." The single was produced by Future Cut who are also the driving force behind Stooshe's recent hit singles. "How Ya Doin?" featuring Missy Elliott is released in the U.K. on May 6. 

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