X Factor's Little Mix are now the biggest girl group since the Spice Girls


Little Mix have scored their first EVER Number 1 album this weekend.

And with it, they've become the biggest British girl group since the 90s.

The girls' fourth record Glory Days has topped the charts five years on from their victory on the show.

While their previous efforts have all sold well, they've frustratingly always just missed the top spot, ranking in at numbers, 2, 3 and 4.

But this week the four piece can celebrate with Glory Days selling over 96,000 'copies' in its first week on sale.

An impressive number in its own right but even more impressive when you consider this: It's the highest first week sales for a UK girl group since Spice Girls' Spiceworld in 1997.

And worldwide, it's the biggest since Destiny’s Child’s Survivor in 2001, according to the Official Charts Company.

The record has become the second-fastest selling so far this year, behind only the late David Bowie and his collection Blackstar.

The girls triumph over both Drake and Beyonce, who sold 78,000 copies and 73,000 copies for their latest albums.

Overall, Little Mix's Glory Days is The X Factor's 23rd chart topping album with the group knocking Olly Murs off the top spot after his Number 1 last Friday.

Meanwhile, on the singles chart, Little Mix couldn't quite do the double with Shout Out To My Ex holding steady at Number 3 after its previous three-week-run at Number 1.

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