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Little Mix Snatches Girl Group Record Previously Set By The Spice Girls And Destiny’s Child

January 29, 20182 min read

British girl group Little Mix are living the glory days, as their third album Get Weird successfully logs a 92nd week on the official UK top 100 albums chart.

Charting at #88 for the week ending Feb. 1, 2018, the group now holds the achievement of having the longest charting girl group album in UK chart history. The record was initially held by the Spice Girls and Destiny’s Child for their albums Spice and Writings On The Wall. 

But, the UK group is no stranger to beating out past girl group records. Back in 2013 when their debut album DNA was released in the United States, they broke the record for the highest debuting album for a british girl group, beating out the Spice Girls on the Billboard 200 chart.

Little Mix accepting the 2017 BRIT award for Best British Single.

In addition to a new record, their most recent album Glory Days was certified triple platinum for selling 900,000+ units in the UK alone. Since November 2016, the record has sold well over 1.6 million copies worldwide. It also became the group’s fourth consecutive top 40 album on the Billboard 200 chart after it debuted and peaked at #25. On the UK charts, the album is currently on it’s 62nd consecutive week on the top 100 album chart. It sat at the #1 spot for five non-consecutive weeks in 2016 and later in 2017.

Although the quartet recently finished their 42 million grossing world tour, the girl group is already working on their fifth album, which is scheduled to be released later in the year.

Little Mix was then recognized on the Forbes 30 Under 30 2018 list, alongside other female musicians including Zara Larsson, Dua Lipa and Rita Ora, for their immense success over the past year. While there’s been a substantial amount of girl groups reigning in from the UK since Bananarama, the girl power continues to be felt from today’s present groups.

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Dannii Ceniceros

girl group advocate. latino. multi-instrumentalist. self-proclaimed Twitter-ologist @oscahhhhh.