The Official Top 40 biggest girl band studio albums of the last 25 years

Including Spice Girls, Sugababes, Eternal and more.

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Spice Girls’ first two studio albums Spice and Spiceworld take the Top 2 positions on the biggest girl band studio albums of the last 25 years. Spice – which spent 15 weeks at Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart - has notched up 2.98 million combined sales, followed by Spiceworld on 1.6 million.

All Saints’ self-titled debut album from 1997 follows in third place with 1.47 million combined sales, and the 2005 debut album by US group Pussycat Dolls PCD is fourth on 1.3 million copies. Destiny’s Child occupy the next two slots with Survivor and The Writing’s on the Wall at 5 and 6, both with more than 1 million combined sales each.

Rounding out the Top 10 are albums by UK girl bands Little Mix and Sugababes. Little Mix’s 2016 chart-topper Glory Days is their biggest to date on 1.01 million combined sales. Last year Little Mix became the first girl band in UK chart history to score five Top 5 studio albums. Sugababes’ best performing album is 2002’s Angels With Dirty Faces, placing eighth and one position ahead of 2006’s Taller In More Ways.

Further down, the oldest album in the Top 40 is Eternal's 1993 debut collection Always and Forever. The most recent is Little Mix's chart-topping fourth album Glory Days, released in 2016. 

The countdown looks at the biggest studio albums by girl bands. If we look at greatest hits compilations then top honours go to Girls Aloud, whose The Sound of collection from 2006 has combined sales of 1.2 million.

The Official Top 40 girl band studio albums of the last 25 years

POS TITLE ARTIST PEAK YEAR
1 SPICE SPICE GIRLS 1 1996
2 SPICEWORLD SPICE GIRLS 1 1997
3 ALL SAINTS ALL SAINTS 2 1997
4 PCD PUSSYCAT DOLLS 7 2005
5 SURVIVOR DESTINY'S CHILD 1 2001
6 THE WRITING'S ON THE WALL DESTINY'S CHILD 10 1999
7 GLORY DAYS LITTLE MIX 1 2016
8 ANGELS WITH DIRTY FACES SUGABABES 1 2002
9 TALLER IN MORE WAYS SUGABABES 1 2005
10 THREE SUGABABES 3 2003
11 GET WEIRD LITTLE MIX 2 2015
12 FEELS SO GOOD ATOMIC KITTEN 1 2002
13 OUT OF CONTROL GIRLS ALOUD 1 2008
14 B'WITCHED B'WITCHED 3 1998
15 ALWAYS AND FOREVER ETERNAL 2 1993
16 SAINTS & SINNERS ALL SAINTS 1 2000
17 DESTINY FULFILLED DESTINY'S CHILD 5 2004
18 WHAT WILL THE NEIGHBOURS SAY GIRLS ALOUD 6 2004
19 RIGHT NOW ATOMIC KITTEN 1 2000
20 FANMAIL TLC 7 1999
21 CHANGE SUGABABES 1 2007
22 TANGLED UP GIRLS ALOUD 4 2007
23 CRAZYSEXYCOOL TLC 4 1995
24 LICKIN' ON BOTH SIDES MIS-TEEQ 3 2001
25 POWER OF A WOMAN ETERNAL 6 1995
26 LADIES NIGHT ATOMIC KITTEN 5 2003
27 DNA LITTLE MIX 3 2012
28 SALUTE LITTLE MIX 4 2013
29 CHEMISTRY GIRLS ALOUD 11 2005
30 CHASING LIGHTS SATURDAYS 9 2008
31 SOUND OF THE UNDERGROUND GIRLS ALOUD 2 2002
32 DAYS ARE GONE HAIM 1 2013
33 BORN BOND 16 2000
34 DOLL DOMINATION PUSSYCAT DOLLS 4 2008
35 BEFORE THE RAIN ETERNAL 3 1997
36 FOREVER SPICE GIRLS 2 2000
37 AWAKE AND BREATHE B'WITCHED 5 1999
38 EYE CANDY MIS-TEEQ 6 2003
39 ONE TOUCH SUGABABES 26 2000
40 HEADLINES SATURDAYS 3 2010

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Compiled on June 13, 2019