The 90s were ruled by girl groups. The queens of En Vogue, TLC, Destiny’s Child and the Spice Girls reigned supreme on the charts. But so far, the new millennium has seen a dearth of really kick ass girl groups on the U.S. charts. Now that One Direction has cracked open the market for boy bands, who are the lovely ladies waiting to sneak in, tear up the harmonies and serve some soul? Well, we’ve got five girl bands in particular that are winning us over with their own particular brands of pop. Forget all about “Spice World”…it’s their world now.
Members: Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock & Jade Thirlwall
Song To Get Hooked On: “Wings”
Why We’re Psyched: For more than a decade, pop music fans were waiting with bated breath for the “Next Spice Girls”. The UK has produced many potential successors to the Spice Throne (Sugababes, Girls Aloud, Saturdays), but Little Mix might be the girl group to finally hit it big stateside. They’ve got all the infectious playfulness and “girl power” of the Spice Girls, but they each have incredible soul voices and their harmonies have been compared to En Vogue. Also, they have a built in connection to One Direction, not only because they were also formed on X Factor (which they won), but because member Perrie Edwards dates Zayn Malik.
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