Born In: High Wycombe, United Kingdom
British singer-songwriter, Leigh-Anne Pinnock is a member of the all-girl band ‘Little Mix’. Belonging to a middle class family, she swept the audience and judges off their feet in the reality show ‘The X Factor’. The girl group was formed before the live shows, with each identifying the other’s vocal strength. Leigh-Ann went on to win the show with her gang of girls, emerging as top vocalists amongst a bevy of spectacular singers. She owned the stage each time she set foot on it and was called “a star in the making” by the show’s judges. Leigh-Anne didn’t take long to prove them right, immediately after her success on the show she released hit albums and numerous chartbusting singles alongside her band members. Her group is presently compared with iconic girl bands such as ‘Spice Girls’ and ‘The Pussycat Dolls’. She has come a long way from her first soloist audition on the show to her recent gold certified album. She is now the face of many beauty brands, and has set an example for youngsters in the middle of social strata to determine their own fate. Leigh-Anne has chased her dream of establishing a career in the music industry, and with perseverance has won several prestigious music awards.
father: John Pinnock
mother: Deborah Thornhill
siblings: Sarah Pinnock, Sian-Louise Pinnock
Born Country: England
She is the youngest of three siblings, her eldest sister Sian-Louise was born in 1984, followed by Sarah in 1989. She grew up spending most of her time with her sisters or visiting her grandfather in Jamaica.
Leigh-Anne Pnnock won the award for ‘Band of the Year’ at the Glamour Awards in 2014, along with Jade, Perrie and Jesy. The same year her band was also awarded ‘Best Three New Artists’ and ‘New Artist of the Year’ at the ‘Japan Gold Disc Awards’.
Leigh-Anne Pnnock also won the BBC Radio Teen’s Award for ‘Embrace Your Uniqueness’. She took home another award the same year in the category of ‘The Ultimate Girl Group’ at the ‘Cosmopolitan Ultimate Women’s Awards’.
Leigh-Anne Pnnock used to work as a waitress in Pizza Hut before she shot to fame.
In 2015, she began a Tumblr fashion blog called ‘Leigh Loves’. This isn’t her first venture in the world of fashion. She promoted a children’s clothing line under the banner of ‘Primark’ in 2012, and endorsed the Schwarzkopf hair dye range ‘Live Colour XXL’.
In unison with her band, Leigh-Anne Pnnock has extended support to charity organisations and foundations such as ‘Children In Need’ and ‘Together for Short Lives’, performing at their charity events to raise funds.
Leigh-Anne Pnnock had been in a relationship with footballer Jordan Kiffin for two years, before they broke up in 2015. She started dating footballer Andre Gray in 2016 and the two got engaged in 2021. In May 2021, she announced that the couple is expecting their first child together.
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