Little Mix's Glory Days becomes their first Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart

Plus there are big new entries from Metallica, Bruno Mars and more on this week's Official Albums Chart.

Congratulations to Little Mix, who have scored their first Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart today (November 25).

The group’s fourth collection Glory Days shifted just over 96,000 combined sales to bag the top spot – the highest first week sales for a UK girl group Number 1 since Spice Girls’ Spiceworld opened with 192,000 in 1997. It’s also the fastest-selling Number 1 album by any girl group in 15 years, since Destiny’s Child’s Survivor (2001).

Little Mix’s latest release is the 24th Number 1 album to emerge from The X Factor, while its lead single Shout Out To My Ex became Little Mix’s fourth Number 1 single last month, making them the X Factor winners with the most chart-toppers to their name. Glory Days follows Little Mix’s three Top 5 collections DNA (2012), Salute (2013) and Get Weird (2015). Click here to view Little Mix’s complete Official Chart history.

Little Mix join a select few girl groups to have landed a Number 1 album in Official UK Charts' 60-year history. In fact, just seven other acts have managed it, totaling 13 Number 1 records between them. Here's the list:

YEAR TITLE ACT WKS AT NO.1
1968 DIANA ROSS & THE SUPREMES GREATEST HITS DIANA ROSS & THE SUPREMES 3
1977 20 GOLDEN GREATS DIANA ROSS & THE SUPREMES 7
1996 SPICE SPICE GIRLS 15
1997 SPICEWORLD SPICE GIRLS 3
2000 SAINTS & SINNERS ALL SAINTS 1
2000 RIGHT NOW ATOMIC KITTEN 1
2001 SURVIVOR DESTINY'S CHILD 4
2002 FEELS SO GOOD ATOMIC KITTEN 1
2005 TALLER IN MORE WAYS SUGABABES 1
2006 THE SOUND OF GIRLS ALOUD: THE GREATEST HITS GIRLS ALOUD 1
2007 CHANGE SUGABABES 1
2008 OUT OF CONTROL GIRLS ALOUD 1
2016 GLORY DAYS LITTLE MIX 1

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New entries and high climbers

Meanwhile, Metallica finish in second place this week with their tenth studio album Hardwired… to Self-Destruct, and Bruno Mars’ third record 24K Magic finishes at Number 3.

Outside the Top 10, UB40’s first Unplugged album featuring Ali Campbell, Astro and Mickey Virtue debuts at 17, Adele’s 25 rebounds ten spots to 23, and a new Donna Summer Ultimate Collection enters at 30.

Finally, Andrea Bocelli’s Romanza debuts at 32, and 21 year-old YouTube singer-songwriter Dodie makes her Top 40 debut with Intertwined at Number 35.   

Check out this week's Top 100 Official Albums Chart in full

Look through every Official UK Number 1 album of 2016 so far below:

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Adele – 25


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