Popular English singer Jade Thirlwall, born December 26, 1992, rose to fame as a member of the girl band Little Mix. We’ll help you celebrate her special day right here! Read on for more exhilarating facts about this talented songstress.
British singer Jade Thirlwall has held fans and critics in awe for more than a decade and shows no signs of slowing down. Born Jade Amelia Thirlwall on December 26, 1992, in South Shields, England, she is the daughter of Norma Badwi and James Thirlwall. She has one older brother, Karl. Thirlwall’s zodiac sign is Capricorn and she’s of Egyptian-Yemeni descent. Fluent in Arabic, Thirlwall has a deep desire to travel to the Middle East to understand her origins. Her interest in performing began at a young age when she attended the Performers Stage Community School as a child and later St. Wilfred’s Community College. She began performing in clubs and bars at age 16.
Having auditioned for “The X Factor” three times, Thirlwall was catapulted to stardom when her group Little Mix won the eighth season in 2011. The band, now one of the best-selling girl bands of all time, has released several albums, won many awards — including seven M.T.V. Europe Awards — and has toured extensively. As of 2022, Little Mix is on an official hiatus to allow the band members to explore solo career opportunities. Thirlwall is making good use of this hiatus by signing a solo deal with R.C.A. Records, focusing on her eyeshadow cosmetics line with Beauty Bar, running her two bars — Areiba and Industry — in her hometown, and being an ally to the L.G.B.T.Q.+ community.
In 2020, Thirlwall was awarded the Equality Award at the Ethnicity Awards for her work toward racial equality. In her spare time, the singer often travels back home to South Shields or enjoys vacations with her friends to idyllic destinations like Ibiza. She’s particularly close to her mom, and once treated her to a trip to Las Vegas to watch their favorite singer Diana Ross perform. A keen philanthropist, Thirlwall spends each birthday participating in the Boxing Day Dip in South Shields to raise money for the Cancer Connections charity. Thirlwall currently lives with her boyfriend Jordan Stephens.
In what is the first of three auditions to appear on the famous reality show, Thirlwall sings ‘I Want To Hold Your Hand’ by The Beatles.
Success at last for Thirlwall, as she — along with her Little Mix bandmates — win the British version of “The X-Factor.”
Thirlwall serves as the host of the M.T.V. show “Served”.
Along with her bandmate Leigh-Anne Pinnock, and in recognition of their work towards racial equality in the United Kingdom, Thirlwall wins the Equality Award at the Ethnicity Awards 2020.
With Little Mix on an official hiatus, Thirlwall is free to pursue her solo career and signs a deal with R.C.A. Records in March.
Why We Love Jade Thirlwall
She is close with her friends
The singer adores her friends so much that she got matching heart tattoos with them while on vacation in Ibiza in 2016. That’s dedication!
She’s good at languages
In addition to English, Thirlwall is fluent in Arabic. She hopes to explore her heritage further.
She’s a philanthropist
Each year, on her birthday, Thirlwall participates in the “Boxing Day Dip” in the North Sea to raise funds for the Cancer Connections charity. We love her big heart!
5 Surprising Facts
Diana Ross is her icon
Thirlwall has credited diva Diana Ross as her favorite singer and inspiration.
She loves elaborate birthday parties
Competing for attention when your birthday is that close to Christmas is tough, but Thirlwall pulls it off by hosting elaborate birthday parties just before the Yuletide every year.
She attracts famous men
Singer Charlie Puth admitted to having a huge crush on Thirlwall during their performance on “X Factor” in 2016.
She auditioned for “X-Factor” three times
Thirlwall never gave up on her dream to perform on the hit reality T.V. series and auditioned thrice for “The X-Factor.”
She owns a popular bar
Thirlwall is the proud owner of the Areiba in South Shields.
Jade Thirlwall FAQs
Is Jade Thirlwall in a relationship?
The singer has been dating Jordan Stephens since 2020.
Is Jade Thirwall half-Indian?
Thirlwall is of Egyptian-Yemeni heritage.
Does Jade Thirwall have an eating disorder?
Thirlwall has confessed to suffering from anorexia as a teenager.
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