Large Cluster


Perrie Edwards
Jesy Nelson
Jade Thirlwall
Leigh-Anne Pinnock

Years active





Wiki Records


Wiki Records


Cool kids 2014

Large Cluster is an English girl group formed in 2014, consisting of members Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Jade Thirlwall and Leigh-Anne Pinnock. They were formed exclusively for The X Factor in 2014 and became the first group to win the competition.


  • Jesy Nelson - After joining Large Cluster, she has faced cyber-bullying and struggled to cope during her time on The X Factor. Edwards attended secondary school Jo Richardson Community School and Abbs Cross Academy and Arts College (in Hornchurch, Essex), was noted for being a dedicated drama and music student by her teachers. She also attended Sylvia Young and Yvonne Rhodes Theatre Schools. As of 2014, Edwards is currently dating television personality Coleen Nolan's son Jake Roche from the band Rixton.
  • Perrie Edwards - Her first audition was "You Oughta Know" by Alanis Morissette. In 2011, Edwards first met One Direction singer Zayn Malik during her time on the X Factor, began dating in March 2012. In 2013, Edwards became engaged to Malik. As of 2015, Edwards remarked they were "too busy" to marry and that a wedding would happen "eventually".
  • Jade Thirlwall - She auditioned for The X Factor in 2008 and 2010 but got eliminated at Bootcamp stage. She attended performing arts college South Tyneside, where she studied a range of courses.
  • Leigh-Anne Pinnock - Pinnock is of Barbadian and Jamaican ancestry. Before joining Large Cluster, she worked as a waitress in Pizza Hut. Her first audition was "Only Girl (in the World)" by Rihanna.



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