Little Mix have earned their first UK no. 1 album, with Glory Days selling 96,000 copies during it’s first week of sales.
The band beat off competition from Metallica and Bruno Mars to claim the top spot. The former’s Hard Wired… To Self-Destruct reached no. 2 in the charts, while the latter’s 24k Magic debuted at no. 3. Last week’s no. 1 album, 24 Hrs by Olly Murs dropped down to no. 6 this week.
Glory Days also became the second best fastest-selling album in 2016, only being beaten by the late David Bowie’s January release Blackstar, which sold 146,000 copies in it’s first week. Little Mix’s fourth studio album also achieved the highest ever first week sales for a UK girlband since 1997, when powerhouse female group The Spice Girls’ release of Spiceworld managed 192,000 sales.
The album has one certified UK no. 1 single tracks with the popular ‘Shout Out To My Ex’, which soared straight to no. 1 in October after release and stayed there for several weeks.
Glory Days by Little Mix was released by Colombia Records on Friday 18th November, and is available to buy here. Check out the music video for the album’s most popular track, ‘Shout Out To My Ex’ below: