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​BRIT Awards 2021: Little Mix Celebrated For Making History As First Girlband To Win Best British Group

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​BRIT Awards 2021: Little Mix Celebrated For Making History As First Girlband To Win Best British Group

We've always known Little Mix is one of the best bands around - but now, it's official.

The three-piece girl group, comprised of Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards and Leigh-Anne Pinnock, snagged themselves the BRIT Award for Best British Group - the first girl band ever to take home the prestigious award in the BRIT's 25 year history.

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And Mixers could not be happier that their favourite threesome has made music history, tearfully flocking to Twitter to congratulate the girls.

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"Little Mix making history, we love to see it" fellow musician HRVY gushed.

As drag queen Cheryl Hole penned: "Little Mix are absolute icons. Doing it for all the outstanding GIRL GROUPS! Well done my divas making history!"

"Little Mix making history yesterday at the Brits will forever be my favourite moment!" a third exclaimed.

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Credit: Twitter

As a fourth penned: "Absolutely buzzing for these girls. They've worked so hard. And deserve it the most. It's so bittersweet that Jesy wasn't still apart of little mix to be part of that moment".

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In their speech, the girls thanked fans for their unwavering support, and also gave a special mention to their former co-star, Jesy Nelson - who recently left the group.

Leigh-Anne Pinnock read: "We have been together for 10 years. It's been the best years of our lives. We've gone through so much. We've had so much fun and made so many incredible memories.

Little Mix thanked Jesy in their acceptance speech (Credit: PA)
Little Mix thanked Jesy in their acceptance speech (Credit: PA)

"We wanna start by thanking our incredible fans, of course, Jesy, and then our amazing team.

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"It's not easy being a female in the UK pop industry. We've seen 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 are now using our voices more than ever."

Jade Thirlwall then chipped in to mark the importance of their win, and honour the girl groups that came before them.

"The fact that a girl band has never won this award really does speak volumes. So 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!," she declared.

They also shouted out the girlbands that came before them (Credit: PA)
They also shouted out the girlbands that came before them (Credit: PA)
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The Brits were extra special for the group last night, given that both Leigh-Anne and Perrie are currently pregnant with their first child.

Leigh-Anne announced her baby news last Tuesday, sharing that she and footballer partner Andre Gray are expecting.

And then Perrie followed on Monday, confirming that she and partner Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain also have a little one on the way.

So much exciting news for Little Mix right now! Keep smashing it, girls!

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Topics: brit awards, Celebrity News, TV Entertainment

Joanna Freedman
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