X Factor's Little Mix score fastest selling album since Spice Girls' Spiceworld


Little Mix's new album Glory Days is the fastest selling by a British girl band since the Spice Girls.

The former X Factor winners continue on a high with their record this week back in pole position on the Official Albums Chart (via OfficialCharts.com).

The girls grab the final Number 1 album of 2016, enjoying the top of the charts for a third non-consecutive week with their fourth record, the first to reach the chart summit.

The fastest selling of the group's releases, Glory Days has yet to leave the Top 5 since its release in November.

Sales data shows that the song sold 53,000 copies this past week to take the top spot, already overtaking the total sales of two of their previous three albums.

The album is in fact the fastest selling by a British girl group since Spice Girls' Spiceworld which was released in the 90s.

And over on the singles chart, Little Mix’s former Number 1 single Shout Out To My Ex is also on the up again, climbing seven places to Number 6 this week.

The girls' have proved to be the most successful winners in X Factor UK history so far, having achieved a total of four Number 1 singles since 2011.

With Little Mix dominating the UK, the group revealed plans to finally try and crack America in 2017.

Last album Get Weird sold just over 50,000 copies in the States compared to the 600,000+ shifted here in the much smaller British market.

The hitmakers are set to head out on tour next year to support Ariana Grande on her Dangerous Woman dates, which the girls hope will help them grow support.

They told Music Choice in America (via Press Party): "Well, 2017. Especially for us, we want to show as much love as possible to America.

"To our American fans, to radio over here - we just... I feel like we come, we have a hype, we see everyone and then we go.

"I think with being on the Ariana Grande tour for three whole months, we get to spend as much time here as possible and work very, very hard and try our best to break America.

"Because we want you, badly!"

Check back next year to see if they made it...

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