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Girls Aloud crowned the biggest selling girl group of the 21st Century

18/10/2012

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Girls Aloud crowned the biggest selling girl group of the 21st Century

By Lauren Kreisler

Ahead of their tenth anniversary announcement tomorrow (Friday, October 19) the Official Charts Company reveal that Girls Aloud are the UK’s biggest selling girl group of the 21st Century.

In just four weeks from now the Official Charts Company will be grabbing our balloons and party poppers to celebrate a glittering 60 Years of the Official Singles Chart; the institution that has kept pop fans like you, and us, salivating with anticipation on a weekly basis since we were knee-high to a grasshopper.

But before we get to that, a certain group of chart-topping ladies by the names of Cheryl Cole, Nadine Coyle, Sarah Harding, Nicola Roberts and Kimberley Walsh, AKA Girls Aloud, have something very special to announce to the world tomorrow to celebrate their own anniversary of a decade in music. And what a decade it’s been!

Since winning hit reality TV show, Popstars: The Rivals in 2002, Girls Aloud have beaten off tough competition from the likes of All Saints, Destiny's Child, Atomic Kitten, Pussycat Dolls, The Saturdays and Sugababes to become the UK’s biggest selling girl group of the 21st Century in terms of singles sales. To date, they have racked up over 4.3 million singles sales, and have scored 20 Top 10 hits (including four Official Number 1s).

Girls Aloud’s biggest selling single is their 2002 debut, Sound Of The Underground, which has sold over 653,000 copies in the UK. Sound Of The Underground is also their fastest selling single, shifting 213,000 copies in its first week of sale in December 2002 when it was crowned the Official Christmas Number 1. Girls Aloud’s biggest selling download is 2008’s The Promise, which has sold over 485,000 copies to date.

Martin Talbot, Managing Director of the Official Charts Company says:

“With a staggering 20 Top 10 singles and four Number 1s, we’re delighted to officially crown Girls Aloud as the UK’s biggest selling girl group of the 21st Century. As the Official Charts Company gears up to celebrate 60 years of the Official Singles Chart next month, we wish a huge congratulations to Nadine, Cheryl, Nicola, Sarah and Kimberley on their own 10 poptastic years in music!”

Girls Aloud’s Official Top 20 biggest selling singles are as follows:

  TRACK YEAR PEAK POSITION
1 SOUND OF THE UNDERGROUND 2002 1
2 THE PROMISE 2008 1
3 CALL THE SHOTS 2007 3
4 SOMETHING KINDA OOOOH 2006 3
5 JUMP 2003 2
6 I'LL STAND BY YOU 2004 1
7 LOVE MACHINE 2004 2
8 CAN'T SPEAK FRENCH 2008 9
9 BIOLOGY 2005 4
10 THE LOVING KIND 2008 10
11 WALK THIS WAY W/ SUGABABES 2007 1
12 NO GOOD ADVICE 2003 2
13 UNTOUCHABLE 2009 11
14 SEXY! NO NO NO 2007 5
15 I THINK WE'RE ALONE NOW 2006 4
16 LIFE GOT COLD 2003 3
17 THE SHOW 2004 2
18 WAKE ME UP 2005 4
19 SEE THE DAY 2005 9
20 LONG HOT SUMMER 2005 7

© 2012 the Official Charts Company. All rights reserved.


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