Top 10 Girl Groups Of All Time

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From TLC to the Pointer Sisters, check out the top girl groups ever.

On this week's Billboard 200 chart, U.K. girl group Little Mix scores a Top 10 debut with its sophomore album, "Salute," which debuts at No. 6 with 43,000 copies, according to Nielsen SoundScan. For the quartet, it's their second Top 10 album ("DNA" launched at No. 4 last year) since forming 2011.

The ladies of Little Mix are the latest in a long line of girl groups to find success on the Billboard charts, with Motown's brightest stars generating hits as a collective a half-century ago, and artists like Spice Girls and Destiny's Child making their mark in the 1990's and 2000's, respectively. Check out Billboard's list of the Top 10 girl groups of all time, and see if your favorite female group made the cut.

10. Spice Girls

You were living in Spice World in the mid-90's when this U.K. girl group became an international phenomenon with hits like "Wannabe," "Spice Up Your Life" and "Say You'll Be There." The Girls haven't released an album since 2000's "Forever," but enjoyed a quick, much-ballyhooed reunion at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.

9. The Marvelettes

One of Motown's most successful artists in the 1960's, the Marvelettes most memorably left their mark with "Please Mr. Postman" in 1961, and were nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2012.

8. SWV

Sisters With Voices, better known by the acronym SWV, used songs like "I'm So Into You," "Weak" and "Rain" to fortify themselves as one of the most consistent R&B acts on the 1990s. In 2012, the schoolyard friends staged a comeback and released the album "I Missed Us."

7. Martha & The Vandellas

Another legendary Motown group, Martha Reeves' vocal group found success with the ballad "Come and Get These Memories" before striking gold with "Heat Wave," "Quicksand" and "Dancing in the Street."

6. En Vogue

The title of En Vogue's first two albums, 1990's "Born to Sing" and 1992's "Funky Divas," fit perfectly: the members of producers Denzil Foster and Thomas McElroy's R&B group flaunted their vocal gifts through soulful cuts like "Hold On" and "Don't Let Go (Love)."

Next: Destiny's Child, TLC & The Rest of the Top Five

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