The four-piece girlband are behind Britney Spears’ hotly anticipated comeback single, according to The Sun.
Members Jade Thirwall, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Perrie Edwards and Jesy Nelson originally shot to fame as winners’ of the 2011 series of The X Factor.
The track – entitled Pretty Girls – was originally written for their upcoming third studio album, but didn’t make the cut.
Happy days for 33-year-old Toxic singer Britney, who will instead release it as a collaboration with Australian rapper Iggy Azalea.
“This is a huge coup for Little Mix. The song is really brilliant but the lyrics just didn’t end up fitting well with their own record. But Britney loved it and wanted to pick it up for her own album as soon as she heard it,’ a source reportedly told the publication.
Adding: “It’s amazing for them that Britney has decided to release it as her comeback single – and perfect timing given they’re about to release their third album.This will really help their profile in America. It’s a real sign that the girls have a big future as songwriters as well as pop stars.”