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Perrie Edwards
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Information
Full name

Perrie Louise Edwards

Born

July 10, 1993 (age 22)

Nicknames

Pez, Pezz, Boho Mix

Occupation

Singer

Labels

Syco Music, will.i.am

Website

Little Mix website

Perrie Louise Edwards (born July 10, 1993) is a member of the British four-piece girl X-Factor group named Little Mix, formerly known as Rhythmix, with Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall. The group released their debut single, "Wings" on July 1, 2012. She was previously engaged to former One Direction member, Zayn Malik. The two split in July 2015.

Early Life

Perrie Louise Edwards was born in the neighborhood of South Shields in Tyne and Wear, England, UK. Her parents are Alexander Edwards and Debbie Duffie. She has one older brother, Jonnie. 

Background

Perrie successfully auditioned as a solo artist for the eighth season of The X Factor with Alanis Morrisette's "You Oughta Know." However, she failed to make it past bootcamp's first challenge. Similar to the previous season, some rejected contestants were given the opportunity to continue in a newly formed group. Perrie and Jesy were put into a two-member group named Faux Pas but they failed to make the judges houses. It was then decided to put both of them together with two other girls to make a four piece band called Rhythmix and they were put though to the judges houses and also the live shows. Due to difficulties with an organization with the same name, they changed their name to Little Mix during the live shows part of the competition. They were the first group to win the X Factor and released their winners single, "Cannonball." Their debut single was "Wings" and their debut album was named "DNA." They released their second studio album "Salute" in November 2013. The girls released the first single, "Black Magic" from their upcoming third album on May 21st, 2015. Their third studio album titled, "Get Weird" is due for release in November 2015. It was announced in August 2015 that Little Mix would be the support act for One Direction when they perform at the Apple Music Festival on September 22, 2015. Little Mix premiered their song "Hair" on August 28, 2015.

Personal life

Zayn Malik

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Zayn and Perrie at the This Is Us premiere in London.

Perrie was once engaged to former One Direction member, Zayn Malik. The two met on the X Factor in 2011 whilst Perrie was in the competition and One Direction were performing. Zayn asked Perrie out, but she wanted to wait until the X Factor was over. They confirmed their relationship in May 2012. Zayn proposed to Perrie after a weekend together on August 18, 2013. She displayed her ring at One Direction's This Is Us World Premiere in London. Her mother confirmed it to a radio station, saying, "they are very much in love and she is very happy for them." Perrie wad very close with Zayn's family. Especially his mom and sisters.  

Zayn allegedly quit One Direction in part to try to salvage his relationship with Perrie after a number of cheating allegations. A tweet Zayn posted days before he quit the band addressed the rumors: "I'm 22 years old... I love a girl named Perrie Edwards. And there's a lot of jealous f*cks in this world I'm sorry for what it looks like x"[1]

On August 4th, 2015 it was confirmed that Zayn and Perrie had officially called off their engagement in late July.[2] Perrie was said to be very devastated, and broke down crying during a live performance a few weeks later. She confirmed the break up in an interview with E! News.[3] On August 7th, 2015, Perrie deleted all but one photo of Zayn from her Instagram account and unfollowed him on her various social media accounts.[4]Zayn also unfollowed her and Little Mix on Twitter, and retweeted a meme in support of girl band Fifth Harmony.  

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