” Power ” is by Little Mix, the British girl group formed for the eighth series of The X Factor in 2011. The four girls are Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jesy Nelson.
After winning, they signed to Syco Music, Simon Cowell’s record label. The first single released after winning was a cover of ” Cannonball ” by Damien Rice, the Irish folk singer. The cover topped the chart in both the United Kingdom and Ireland, the original, however never peaked higher than number nine on the UK Singles Chart.
DNA, the group’s debut album, was released in 2012 and reached the Top Ten in ten countries including the United Kingdom and the United States. The success of DNA made them the first girl group since the Pussycat Dolls to reach the Billboard top five with their debut album. It was also the highest debut Billboard Chart position by a British girl group, which broke the record previously held by the Spice Girls.
” Power ” was written by Dan Omelio, Camille Purcell, James Abrahart and Michael Omari. Production for the single was by Electric, Joe Kearns, Matt Rad and Steve James.
The song was released on the 26th of May 2017 by record label Syco ( Simon Cowell’s record label ) and taken from the group’s fourth studio album, Glory Days. The album, released on the 18th of November 2016, debuted at Number One on the UK Albums Chart. First week sales of 90,000 in the United Kingdom made Glory Days the fastest-selling album since Blackstar, David Bowie’s twenty-fifth and last studio album.
Lyrically, ” Power ” focuses on female empowerment and how women can be just as strong as men. The song features additional vocals by Stormzy, the British Grime artist.
Stormzy ( Michael Ebenazer Kwadjo Omari Owuo, Jr. ), won Best Grime Act at the 2014 and 2015 MOBO Awards. He was also named as an artist to look out for in the BBC’s influential Sound of 2015 list. Gang Signs & Prayer, Stormzy’s debut album, was the first of the grime music genre to reach the top of the UK Albums Chart.
The accompanying music video was filmed in April 2017 in Los Angeles, California. It was directed by Hannah Lux Davis, the American music video director.
In 2006 Hannah graduated from the Los Angeles Film School and began a career in music video production. She has worked with a variety of artists like Ariana Grande, Nicki Minaj, Miley Cyrus, Hailee Steinfeld, Fifth Harmony, Demi Lovato, Jessie J, Tinashe and Lil Wayne.
” Power ” was a commercial success for Little Mix. The song entered the UK Singles Chart on the 8th of June 2017 and reached a peak of number six. As of the 13th of August 2017, the song has spent eight weeks in the Top Ten and eleven weeks on the UK chart.
( Chart positions are approx, the song may move up or down on the chart )
BillBoard Hot 100 Highest Chart Position: N/A
UK Highest Chart Position: 6
Other Countries Highest Chart Positions: Belgium (Ultratip Flanders) 20, France (SNEP) 182, Ireland (IRMA) 17, Latvia (Latvijas Top 40) 31, New Zealand Heatseekers (RMNZ) 7, Philippines (Philippine Hot 100) 26, Scotland (Official Charts Company) 2
Official Website: Little-mix.com
FaceBook Page: Facebook.com/LittleMixOfficial
Wikipedia Page: Wikipedia.org/LittleMixGroups little mixpowerpower little mix