Little Mix were the first-ever group victors on the British edition of 'X Factor,' which also spawned the likes of One Direction and Cher Lloyd. The girls -- Jesy Nelson, Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall -- all tried out as individuals only to be assembled as a unit by Tulisa, and actually have a little bit of 1D's group magic and a lil' bit of Cher Lloyd's sass.
There's no set formula for post-'American Idol' success, but there are winners who go on to superstardom, and then there are those who fade into obscurity. It's safe to say that Season 11 winner Phillip Phillips is on the right side of that equation, having achieved double platinum status with his coronation single 'Home,' which also struck a chord during the 2012 Summer Olympics.
OneRepublic are one of those bands that you hear absolutely everywhere. From near-constant radio airplay to commercial licensing ('Good Life' is a pretty perfect ditty for a Disney vacay, isn't it?), the band are an inescapable staple of pop. And we're not sure why anyone would want to escape them, because all of their songs are exceptionally crafted.
Cher Lloyd is equal parts sugar and spice. When the 'Want U Back' songstress stopped by our N.Y.C. offices the other week, her bright personality was shining, as she delivered hilarious, spunky comments while also remaining extremely gracious and kind. Lloyd took the time to answer a few of the burnin
The name Leon Thomas III might not be instantly familiar to you... yet. But chances are, if you are a fan of Nickelodeon teen pop, then you've seen or heard his work. He is currently on tour with Big Time Rush through the end of the month and he self-released his 'Metro Hearts' mixtape, which features a cover of Drake's 'Take Care' as well as the catchy single 'Forever.' But that's not the extent of his talents.
Marcus Canty may have gotten his big break on 'X Factor,' but he's quickly on his way to establishing himself as a bonafide R&B star. The super suave and equally as funny crooner recently stopped by the PopCrush office to discuss his forthcoming EP, slated for release on Oct. 30, and the upcoming season of 'X Factor.' He also partook in a game of Pop the Question, showing off some serious dart skills and answering some embarrassing questions for our enjoyment.