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LM5 is the fifth studio album by Little Mix. The album was released on November 16, 2018.[1] It is preceded by the album's lead single Woman Like Me. It's their last album released under their old label Syco Music but is serviced by their new label RCA Records.

Background

In early February 2018, Leigh-Anne Pinnock confirmed that the album would be released later in the year predicted between October-November which will be followed by a tour in 2019. The girls also confirmed that their fifth studio album will feature more female collaborations and be more about female empowerment. Jade confirmed on Instagram on March 11, 2018 that the first song of the album has been recorded.[2]

On October 15, 2018, Little Mix confirmed the release date on their social media profiles along with the album name as well as the cover art for the Standard[3], Deluxe[4] and Super Deluxe editions.[5] The album will be able to be pre-ordered worldwide on October 19, 2018.[6] The tracklist for the album was revealed via the groups social media platforms on October 17, 2018.[7]

Joan of Arc, Notice and Motivate were leaked prior to the album's release. Starting on October 30, 2018, snippets and lyrics of each track were teased on the groups social media platforms.

A vinyl edition of the album was announced on November 23, 2018 with pre-orders starting the same day for its release on December 7, 2018.[8]

Singles

  • Woman Like Me (feat. Nicki Minaj) was announced as the lead single from the album on September 30, 2018. It was released on October 12, 2018.
  • Think About Us (feat. Ty Dolla Sign) was announced as the second single from the album on January 22, 2019. It was released on January 25, 2019.
Woman like me coverThink-About-Us-Cover

Promotional Singles

  • Joan of Arc was announced on November 1, 2018 to be the first promotional single for the album, with a snippet and lyrics being teased the same day.[9] The song was released on November 2, 2018.
  • Told You So was announced on November 8, 2018 to be the second promotional single for the album.[10] The song was released on November 9, 2018.
  • The Cure was released on November 13, 2018 during "Apple Music Presents: Little Mix Live from London" as the third promotional single for the album. The song was performed live on the night for the first time. 

Commercial Performance

The album debuted at #3 in the UK Album Charts, making Little Mix the first girl group in UK chart history to have five consecutive Top 5 studio albums, as well as #2 in the Scottish and Irish Album Charts, #8 in the Australian Album Charts and #6 in the New Zealand Album Charts.

Tracklist

Standard Edition
# Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "The National Manthem" James Abrahart, Sarah Hudson, Michael Woods, Kevin White, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jade Thirlwall Joe Kearns 0:30
2. "Woman Like Me
(ft. Nicki Minaj)"
Steve Mac, Jess Glynne, Ed Sheeran, Nicki Minaj, Little Mix Steve Mac 3:50
3. "Think About Us" Camille Purcell, Linus Nordstrom, Frank Nobel Kearns, Goldfingers, Louis Bell, Camille Purcell 3:55
4. "Strip
(ft. Sharaya J)"
Purcell, Chris Loco, Sharaya J, Little Mix Kearns, Chris Loco, MNEK, Maegan Cottone 3:19
5. "Monster In Me" Purcell, Loco, Nobel, Nordstrom, Anya Jones Loco, Pucell, Cottone, Goldfingers, Matt Rad 3:45
6. "Joan of Arc" Hanni Ibrahim, Patrick Patrikios, Phil Plested, A.S. Govere, Pinnock, Thirlwall Loosechange 3:12
7. "Love A Girl Right" Loco, Purcell, Robi Rosa, Desmond Child, Joseph Longo, Bob Robinson, Mark Andrews, Tim Kelley, Marquis Collins, Funktwons, Little Mix Loco, Kearns, Purcell, Jenna Andrews 3:03
8. "American Boy" Richard Boardman, Pablo Bowman, Sarah Blanchard, Cleo Tighe, Rachel Furner The Six, Bell, Andrews, Aaron Hibell 3:12
9. "Told You So" Rachel Keen, MNEK, Eyelar Mirzazadeh Kearns, MNEK 3:13
10. "Wasabi" Govere, MNEK, Michael Sabath, Thirlwall Kearns, Michael Sabath, John Hill 2:35
11. "More Than Words
(ft. Kamille)"
Purcell, Jones, Angel López, Timbaland, Federico Vindver, Larrance Dopson Kearns, Timbaland, Angel López, Federico Vindver, Larrance Dopson 3:19
12. "Motivate" Patrikios, Ibrahim, James Norton, Jenna Andrews, Javier Gonzalez, Perrie Edwards, Pinnock, Thirlwall Kearns, Andrews, Loosechange, Yei, S1, Jameil Aossey, Lonestarrmuzik 3:22
13. "Notice" Sabbath, Govere, Pinnock, Thirlwall Sabath, Hill, Kearns, Andrews 3:35
14. "The Cure" Purcell, Ben Kohn, Tom Barnes, Peter Kelleher TMS, Andrews 3:35
Deluxe Edition
# Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
15. "Forget You Not" Purcell, Jones, Henrietta Michelsen, Edward Førre Erfjord Purcell, Kearns, Andrews, Electric, Jorgan Odegard 3:07
16. "Woman's World" Rachel Furner, Jez Ashurst, Thirlwall Kearns, Cottone, Sam de Jong 3:38
17. "The Cure (Stripped)" Kohn, Barnes, Purcell, Kelleher TMS, Andrews 1:48
18. "Only You
(Little Mix and Cheat Codes)"
Cheat Codes, Bowman, Digital Farm Animals, Boardman Maegan Cottone, Cheat Codes, Digital Farm Animals 3:08
Japan Edition
# Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
19. "Only You (Acoustic)" Cheat Codes, Bowman, Digital Farm Animals, Boardman Cottone, Cheat Codes, Digital Farm Animals 3:10

Audio

Gallery

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Videos

Trivia

  • Prior to settling on LM5, one considered name for the album was Wine & Makeup Wipes.
  • This album is the first album to use explicit language.

References

  1. twitter.com - Album release date
  2. instagram.com - Jade's Instagram post
  3. twitter.com - Standard announcement
  4. twitter.com - Deluxe announcement
  5. twitter.com - Super Deluxe announcement
  6. twitter.com - Pre-order announcement
  7. twitter.com - Tracklist announcement
  8. twitter.com - Vinyl announcement
  9. twitter.com - Joan of Arc announcement
  10. twitter.com - Second promotional single announement
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