X Factor: One Direction beat Little Mix to number one

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One Direction have beaten Little Mix to number one in this week's charts.

The two X Factor groups ended up going head to head this week after both released new singles after they performed on last weekend's live shows.

One Direction's Little Things topped the chart, narrowly beating Bruno Mars to the top spot.

Little Mix meanwhile were in third place with their new single DNA, the second to be taken from their album of the same name.

While Little Mix release their album next week, One Direction released theirs on Monday and tonight it shot straight to number one.

It's the first chart topping album for the group, who lost out to Rhianna last year with their debut effort.

This week sees another chart battle, with X Factor's Olly Murs going up against Girls Aloud's big comeback track.

Olly will be performing on the X Factor tonight, while Girls Aloud are singing on Strictly Come Dancing.

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