Little Mix just made HISTORY by becoming the first female band to win 'best group' at the Brits, and made a touching tribute to Jesy

Little Mix have just made history.

Jade Thirwall, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Perrie Edwards have become the first girl group in the history of the Brit Awards to win Best British Group.

The trio, who have been together for a decade, thanked former member Jesy Nelson in their acceptance speech, with Leigh-Anne saying: “We have been together for 10 years, it’s been the best years of our lives. We’ve been through so much, had so much fun and made so many beautiful memories. We want to start by thanking our incredible fans, of course Jesy, and our amazing team.”

Jesy left the group at the end of 2020 citing mental health reasons.

Perrie spoke first while accepting the award, saying, “Oh my goodness, guys we have just made history! In the hopes we would win the award, we wrote a little speech, two of us have baby brain so we had to write it down.”

Leigh-Anne announced she was pregnant last week, while Perrie revealed her pregnancyearlier this week. So it’s been a massive week for Mixers!

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In the group’s speech, they called out the prevalence of sexism in the UK music industry.

“It’s not easy being a female in the UK pop industry,” Leigh continued in the powerful speech. “We’ve the white male dominance, misogyny, sexism and lack of diversity. We’re proud of how we’ve stuck together, stood our ground, surrounded ourselves with strong women and our now using our voices more than ever.”

The group also paid tribute to the girl bands who paved the path before them, like the Spice Girls and Girls Aloud.

The fact that a girl band has never won this award really does speak volumes,” Jade added. “This award isn’t just for us, it’s for the Spice Girls, Sugababes, All Saints, Girls Aloud, all of the incredible female bands, this one’s for you.”

We bow down.


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