Little Mix's Official biggest albums revealed

To celebrate the launch of Confetti, we're counting down Little Mix's biggest albums on the Official Chart.

Since becoming the first group to ever win The X Factor, Little Mix have spent nearly a decade carving out a space for themselves as the biggest girl band in the UK, if not the world. 

With the release of their sixth album Confetti, Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Jade Thirlwall and Leigh-Anne Pinnock are reclaiming the dancefloor with high-energy pop numbers aplenty. 

But which out of their previous albums comes out on top? We've crunched the numbers and are counting down Little Mix's official biggest albums, with totals combining paid-for physical and download sales plus streaming equivalent units.

So, let's start with...

5. LM5
Released: November 2018
Official Chart peak: 3
UK chart sales: 292,000

Billed as their most personal album, LM5 would be the final release the four-piece would issue under original label Syco before leaving to sign with RCA.

First dropping in 2018, it features a harder-edge than their previous LPs (justice for Wasabi) and was trailed by the Jess Glynne-written, Nicki Minaj-featuring Woman Like Me, which peaked at Number 2 on the Official Singles Chart.

4. Salute
Released: November 2013
Official Chart peak: 4
UK chart sales: 415,000

Seen by many fans and critics alike as their strongest album, Salute immersed Perrie, Jade, Leigh-Anne and Jesy in a world of futuristic R&B for their impressively sleek second LP.

Lead single Move stormed into Number 3 on the Official Singles Chart, with an odd structure that recalled Girls Aloud's barmy Biology. That wasn't the only girl band influence present; the title track launched the girls into Destiny's Child-inspired vocals and harder-hitting R&B beats. Totalling 415,000 sales to date, Salute proved that Little Mix were in the game for the long-run. 

3. DNA
Released: November 2012
Official Chart peak: 3
UK chart sales: 460,000

As the first group to ever win The X Factor back when it was still a national obsession, expectations were sky-high for Little Mix's debut album. Luckily, they rose to the challenge and then some. 

Lead single Wings topped the Official Singles Chart and took flight with an inspirational self-love message; they dabbled with gothic EDM-pop on DNA and wind-machine balladry on Change Your Life. Gaining 460,000 overall sales in the UK, DNA would launch the career of Britain's biggest girl band and they would never look back. 

2. Get Weird
Released: November 2015
Official Chart peak: 2
UK chart sales: 882,000

Don't call it a comeback! After scrapping an initial follow-up to Salute, Little Mix came out swinging with Get Weird which, despite the title, proved to be their most commercially-focused album yet.

Black Magic is one of pop's great sonic U-turns, with irresistible funk guitars and a candy-coated chorus that saw the song become the girls third UK Number 1 single, topping the Singles Chart for three weeks. Backed by further hits in the shape of Love Me Like You and Hair featuring Sean Paul, Get Weird logged a very impressive 882,000 sales becoming the group's second-biggest album. 

1. Glory Days
Released: November 2016
Official Chart peak: 1
UK chart sales: 1.15 million

Glory Days indeed. By far the girls' strongest offering, their fourth album was the sign of a girl-group reaching the very height of its powers. Charismatic lead single Shout Out To My Ex gave Little Mix their fourth UK Number 1 single, buoyed by an inspired X Factor performance, although it's the mighty Touch many would point to as a career high-point. 

And what a high point! With the four-piece firmly in their imperial phase, Glory Days became Little Mix's first UK Number 1 album, selling a whopping 96,200 copies in its first week alone. It also has the longest run of any of their albums in Official Albums Chart Top 40, clocking in a total of 89 weeks. Now, that's how you do it.

Journey back through all of Little Mix's single and album artwork below:

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01 - Wishing on a Star