Female pop act Little Mix follows its recent fourth No. 1 U.K. single “Shout Out To My Ex” (Syco Music/Sony) by landing its chart-topping album.
Glory Days goes straight to the top with 96,000 combined units, the highest opening tally for a British girl group since the Spice Girls sold 192,000 copies of Spiceworld in 1997. Meanwhile, Clean Bandit moves into a third week atop the singles chart with “Rockabye” (Atlantic/Warner), featuring Sean Paul and Anne-Marie.
Little Mix reached No. 3 with its debut album, DNA, in 2012; No. 4 with Salute the following year; and No. 2 with Get Weird, 12 months ago. The only album to shift more combined units than Glory Days in its first week in the U.K. this year is David Bowie's Blackstar (Columbia/Sony), with 146,000 in January.