It’s been quite the journey for Little Mix since the band formed back on X Factor and became the first group to win the music competition in 2011, with five UK number 1 singles, a UK number 1 album and six albums in the UK Top 10 over the past decade, according to Official Charts.
Earlier this year, Little Mix also made history and became the first British girl group to win Best British Group at the BRIT Awards.
Since the album dropped on streaming platforms from midnight, fans have been sharing their love for the band.
#BetweenUs IS OUTTT @LittleMix https://t.co/v2FOt4P27h
@Tre @LittleMix Thank you for making us cry with Between Us and dance at the same time with No and Trash!! 🤧🔥💖 https://t.co/09XG7vJ8x8
— Little Mix Philippines (@Little Mix Philippines)
Between Us also marks the first album release for the band as a trio (Leigh Anne Pinnock, Jade Thirlwall and Perrie Edwards) after Nelson quit the group.
Although the departure appeared to initially be amicable, the relationship between the trio and their former bandmate appears to have soured.
Last month, Nicki Minaj, who collaborated with Nelson on her first solo single Bad Boys, appeared to publicly criticise Pinnock over messages– not verified by indy100 – which apparently described Nelson a “horrible person.”
The messages also apparently referred to allegations of Blackfishing against Nelson – something that has been frequently levelled against the pop star.
Meanwhile, Thirlwall told The Telegraph’s Stella Magazine: “We don’t really want to dwell, because we have so much to celebrate as a three. We’ve dealt with it in the best way that we know how, and got each other through it.”
all of the new little mix songs are excellent. they sound so confident and happy as a trio. love that they're doing… https://t.co/cqh9vdapMv
— charlie 🍑 (he/him) (@charlie 🍑 (he/him))
As well as dropping their new album today, Little Mix also released a music video for their song No where, at the beginning of the video, they can be seen playing mothers as they push three grown-up men in a pram.
The trio can also be seen referring to their “MAN-nual” where they look up instructions on how to control the robot-like men.
Fans were here for the video.
little mix did that!!! #NoMusicVideo #BetweenUs #NO https://t.co/7Whfixo13z
— karolina🎉 exams era (@karolina🎉 exams era)
THIS FRAME RIGHT HERE ---- THIS IS GENIUS I'M SPEECHLESS @littlemix #NO https://t.co/AqlGyQe2Nv