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Salute
Little Mix Salute (Official Album Cover)
Studio album by Little Mix
Released 11 November 2013
Recorded June-September 2013
Label JAT Records
Producer James Harrison
Little Mix chronology
DNA
(2012)
Salute
(2013)
Singles from Salute
  1. "Move"
    Released: 3 November 2013
  2. "Little Me"
    Released: 30 December 2013

Salute is the second studio album by British girl group Little Mix. It is set to be released on 11 November 2013 via JAT Records. The group began work recording the album in June 2012 and concluded in Septmeber 2013. Throughout the recording process, Little Mix worked with X Factor mentor James Harrison yet again, along with his JAT band mate Andrew Collins who co-wrote several songs. The album was largely co-written by Little Mix, who stated that they were more involved in the development of this album than with their debut. Sonically, the album retains the pop sound of their debut album while delving deeper into a more mature R&B sound.

The album's lead single, "Move", made its radio premiere on 23 September 2013 and will be released on 3 November 2013. The album becomes the 200th studio album Harrison has produced and the 753rd that he has penned at least one song. Harrison stated that the album will be a lot better than DNA which he said was very good as well. He also stated that he was frustrated by the songwriting as it took a lot longer than he thought.

BackgroundEdit

After winning the eighth series of The X Factor in December 2011, becoming the first ever group to do so, winners of The X Factor Little Mix released a cover of James and Louise Harrison's "Cannonball" as their debut single.

In August 2012, Little Mix released their second single "Wings", which topped the UK Singles Chart and was certified Gold. This was followed by "DNA", which peaked at number three in the United Kingdom and number eight in Ireland. A week later saw the release of the group's debut studio album of the same name, which debuted at number three on the UK Albums Chart and was eventually certified platinum by the British Phonographic Industry for sales of 300,000. It also peaked inside the top ten in both Ireland and Australia; in the latter of which it has been certified Gold. In May 2013, the group released the album in the United States, where it debuted at number four. This became the highest US debut by a British girl group, beating a record previously held by the Spice Girls who debuted at number six with their 1996 debut album Spice.

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 in the UK on 11 November 2013 and will be released in the US on 4 February 2014.

Release and PromotionEdit

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 United Kingdom and will be released in the United States 4 February 2014.

Little Mix performed "Move" on The X Factor Australia on 21 October 2013. They also sang it on The X Factor UK on 3 November 2013. They also performed it on The X Factor USA on 5 December 2013. The song was than performed on Good Morning America on February 4, and topped the US itunes chart after the performance.

Track listingEdit

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Salute"   James Harrison Harrison 3:56
2. "Move"   Harrison, Little Mix Harrison 3:44
3. "Little MeHarrison, Little Mix Harrison 3:55
4. "Nothing Feels Like You"   Harrison, Little Mix Harrison 3:27
5. "Towers"   Harrison, Andrew Collins, Little Mix Harrison 3:58
6. "Competition"   Harrison, Little Mix Harrison 3:27
7. "These Four Walls"   Harrison, Collins Harrison 3:28
8. "About the Boy"   Harrison Harrison 3:44
9. "Boy"   Harrison Harrison 2:54
10. "Good Enough"   Harrison, Collins Harrison 3:52
11. "Mr Loverboy"   Harrison, Little Mix Harrison 3:14
12. "A Different Beat"   Harrison, Little Mix Harrison 3:27

Chart and certificationsEdit

Weekly chartsEdit

Chart (2013) Peak

position

Australian Albums (ARIA) 4
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Flanders) 56
Belgian Albums (Ultratop Wallonia) 80
Candian Albums (Billboard) 7
Croatian Foreign Albums (IFPI) 20
Danish Albums (Hitlisten) 25
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts) 49
Finnish Albums (Suomen virallinen lista) 50
French Albums (SNEP) 32
German Albums (Media Control) 90
Irish Albums (IRMA) 7
Italian Albums (FIMI) 21
New Zealand Albums (Recorded Music NZ) 11
Norwegian Albums (VG-lista) 19
Scottish Albums (OCC) 5
Spanish Albums (PROMUSICAE) 17
Swiss Albums (Schweizer Hitparade) 53
UK Albums (OCC) 4
UK Digital Albums (OCC) 2
US Billboard 200 6

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