Marcus Collins is a 23 year-old hairdresser from Liverpool. On 4 December, he was voted through to the live final of X Factor UK 2011 along with Amelia Lily and Little Mix. He reached the second half of the final on 11 December 2011 with Little Mix and finished second.
His self titled debut album is scheduled to be released on the 12th of March 2012 with his debut single and the lead single off the album a cover of The White Stripes' Seven Nation Army to be released on the 4th of March for digital download and the full release on the 5th of march
Little Mix (formerly known as Rhythmix) are a British four-piece girl group formed in 2011, comprising members Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirlwall.
They were formed exclusively for the eighth series of The X Factor, where they became the first group entry to win in the programme's eight-year history, beating Marcus Collins in the final. While they were on The X Factor they were mentored by Tulisa Contostavlos.