Jade Thirlwall English pop singer who became known as a member of the all-girl group Little Mix and won the eighth season of the singing competition, The X Factor.
Jade Amelia Thirlwall was born on 26 December 1992, and raised in the Laygate neighborhood of South Shields, Tyne and Wear. She is of Yemeni and Egyptian ancestry on her mother’s side. She also 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. She was raised by her parents, James Thirlwall and Norma Badwi, and she has a brother named Karl. She dated Sam Craske from the dance band Diversity from 2013 to 2014. In 2016, she began dating Jed Elliott.
She auditioned for season five of The X Factor in 2008 with The Beatles’ song, “I Want to Hold Your Hand,” but was not selected. She and the group Little Mix were nominated for the 2012 Glamour Women of the Year Awards for Band of the Year.