The passion for what you do eventually brings you to the peak of your quest and the talented singer Leigh-Anne Pinnock can attest to that. The singer stole the spotlight in 2011 during her first solo audit for X-Factor and has continued to achieve fame with her girl band Little Mix.
Leigh-Anne Pinnock Bio / Age
The rising music star was born on 4 October 1991 and spent most of her early days in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire. As a child, she fell in love with music, and at the age of 9, she started singing and took part in numerous singing competitions at her school, where she was the winner. She made her dreams come true by attending the London-based Sylvia Young Theatre School and practicing at home with a karaoke machine, pretending to be a member of the iconic girl band Spice Girls.
The young lady took a bold step in 2011 when she auditioned for X-Faktor and sang Rihanna’s “Only Girl” with such panache and great vocals that she made it to the boot camp round, but she was unlucky enough to make it as a solo artist and was eventually joined by two other contestants to form a group called Orion, which also ended in disaster. However, after working with Jade Thirwall, Jesy Nelson, and Perrie Edwards to form the girl band, Little Mix, the course for success was set. They were the perfect blend of voices, harmonies, and energy, leaving the judges no choice but to declare them the winner at the end of the show. Their band was the first to win the British X-Factor, and their vocal performance, a cover version of “Cannonball” by Damien Rice, topped the music charts. Her debut album with her band was “DNA”, which reached number 3 in the British and Irish album charts, and with the rise of her fame, she went on tour with the group in the UK and Australia to promote the album. The following albums in which she was involved include “Salute”, “Get Wierd” and “Glory Days”.
It is known that the youngster has collaborated with Grammy winner and star singer Missy Elliot on a single entitled “How Ya Doing?” and has appeared in top shows such as the Sports Relief and Brit Awards.
Leigh-Anne Pinnock’s Family
The talented beauty is the daughter of Deborah Thornhill and John Pinnock, who are said to be of Barbadian and Jamaican descent, but Leigh-Anne is a British citizen. She grew up in a middle-class family as her mother worked at Harlington Community School and her father was a mechanic. She has two older sisters named Sian-Louise and Sarah with whom she grew up.
However, the singer’s parents divorced in 2009, but before that, they had already separated in 2006 for reasons she has yet to disclose.
Is Leigh-Anne Pinnock dating, who is her boyfriend?
The elegant singer undoubtedly has many boys around her, and some were lucky enough to be included in the “boyfriend list”, while some remained just friends, as girls will always say. Her first relationship that was recorded was with a fellow musician named Jamar Harding in 2011 during her audition for the X-Factor, but the fling did not last long.
In 2013, a new romance arose between her and footballer Jordan Kiffin, with whom everything seems to be perfect as they attended events together and posted pictures on social media sites such as Instagram and Snapchat, but their relationship fell apart in 2016.
Leigh is actually too hot to be alone, and the same year after their separation from Jordan, another footballer, Andre Gray, caught their attention and the two began dating. The couple is very open about their relationship and explains little details such as their club activities and romantic gestures while they were there. There are currently no signs or rumors of a break-up.
Quick Facts About Leigh-Anne Pinnock
Below are some quick and very interesting facts about this emerging music sensation:
- She used to work as a waitress at Pizza Hut.
- She is a die-hard fan of Justin Bieber and has his name tattooed on her neck.
- In 2015 she started her fashion blog called ‘Leigh Loves’.
- She loves charity work and has worked with her band to raise money for several charities such as Children In Need and Together for Short Lives.
- Her musical icons are Rihanna, Aaliyah, and Justin Bieber.