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Little Mix Star Perrie Edwards Confirms New Album Has Been Delayed Due To Coronavirus Crisis

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By Maurice Cassidy

It’s been just over a year since the release of Little Mix’s fifth album “LM5,” which spawned the hits “Woman Like Me,” “Strip,” and “Wasabi.”

And while the band recently finalized work on their sixth record, Perrie Edwards has confirmed that the coronavirus outbreak has put the project on indefinite hold.

The 26-year-old mentioned that the girl group - made up of Edwards, Jade Thirlwall, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, and Jesy Nelson - were planning to film a music video in Brazil, but those plans were scrapped at the last minute.

Their Latest Music Video Shoot Was Postponed

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During a candid chat with Jamie Theakston and Amanda Holden on Heart radio, she spoke on the group’s recent decision to drop their new single “Break Up Song.”

'I think with that the single, I think we didn’t want to push it back because we just wanted the world to hear it so that’s why we’ve released it now, because we love it so much and I feel like it’s such a good upbeat positive uplifting song,' Edwards explained.

'That's just what people need right now, but with the album, I think we are going to have to postpone it yeah.'

Their Sixth Album Will Still Be Released This Year

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While it’s unclear what the initial release date was set for, Edwards added that Little Mix’s sixth studio album will be out in late summer or early autumn - but that decision has yet to be made by their RCA record label.

The “Black Magic” singer went on to reveal that the group had planned to shoot a music video for their second single out in Brazil, but given current circumstances, which has prevented people from traveling, the move was halted at the last minute.

Perrie Was Too Ill To Perform In Brazil Amid The Pandemic

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'Yeah well that was supposed to be our second single, the music video that we were going to do out in Brazil,' she quipped.

'But obviously when the whole Corona thing first happened, they were stopping people from traveling, so the girls would’ve been in Brazil for such a long time, and then tried to fly back they would’ve had to been quarantined and stuff.'

Edwards was notably absent from a Little Mix concert in Brazil earlier this month, leaving Leigh-Anne, Jesy, and Jade to put on a show as a trio.

New Music From Little Mix Is On Its Way

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The pop star complained about an illness she had caught before she was expected to fly out to South America, and in her interview with Heart radio, Edwards further explained that since the band was only booked for one event, she was advised to stay at home in the UK.

'They shortened the trip. Obviously, I couldn’t go to Brazil because I was poorly at the time. So they put the trip down short before that anyway, and then when it was just the gig, they just said it was probably worth not you not going.'

“Break Up Song” - which was released on March 26 - is the debut single lifted from Little Mix’s sixth studio album.

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