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post Mar 27 2018, 09:58 AM
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Little Mix and their 4th album 'Glory Days', have spent 69 weeks in the top 40 (so far) making it a record for girl group albums!

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Little Mix have asserted their dominance on the Official Chart with the news that they have a new chart record under their belt.

Their fourth album Glory Days, originally released in November 2016, has notched up the most weeks in the Official Albums Chart Top 40 of *any* girlband in chart history – yep, that's right. They have overtaken legends like Spice Girls and the Supremes to take their place at the top of the all-time rundown of weeks spent in the Top 40, notching up an incredible 69 weeks to date.

Upon release, Glory Days went straight in at Number 1 to become the band's first chart-topping album, spending five non-consecutive weeks there over the next few weeks. It's notched up an incredible 29 weeks in the Top 20, and spent a year straight in the Top 40 before dropping out for just one week before zooming back into the Top 10.

Tying on 63 weeks are two huge Nineties girlbands, Spice Girls and Eternal. Spice Girls' debut Spice was a true phenomenon, spending 15 weeks at the top over six months and managing 63 consecutive weeks in the Top 40, the most for any girlband ever, with all singles going to Number 1. Its follow-up Spiceworld also had a lengthy run – 48 weeks to land in seventh.

Eternal's debut Always & Forever, shockingly, was denied the Number 1 spot, but still managed to spend almost six months in the Official Albums Chart Top 10, and rack up 63 total weeks in the Top 40.

The oldest album on our countdown comes next, and is something of a chart curiosity – it's the hits retrospective from Motown icons Diana Ross and the Supremes. This greatest hits album spent three weeks at Number 1 after its release in January 1968 and lined up 57 straight weeks in the Top 40, but a quirk of the chart which saw it reduced to a Top 15 and fluctuate in length for much of 1969 means it's officially shown as dropping out of the top flight and reappearing only a couple of times before the Official Albums Chart was established and became more standardised, giving its total weeks as 60.

Another Nineties debut, from All Saints, is next. The self-titled album also didn't reach Number 1 – a travesty! – but it did rack up 23 weeks in the Top 10, 48 consecutive weeks in the Top 40 and amassed a total of 58 across its chart run, spawning three Number 1 singles along the way. Rounding off the Top 5? Little Mix again! Third album Get Weird from 2015 has notched up 55 weeks in the Top 40.

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Destiny's Child's The Writing's on the Wall was the band's second album and, incredibly, peaked at Number 10, spending a solitary week there, but it's still manged to notch up 50 weeks on the Top 40. Also flying the flag for the US is Pussycat Dolls' debut PCD, on 47 weeks in ninth place, while our very own Sugababes' sophomore effort, 2002's Angels With Dirty Faces, racked up 35.


The Top 10
01. Little Mix - Glory Days | 69 Weeks
02. Spice Girls - Spice | 63 Weeks
03. Eternal - Always & Forever | 63 Weeks
04. The Supremes - Diana Ross & The Supremes: Greatest Hits | 44 Weeks
05. All Saints - All Saints | 58 Weeks
06. Little Mix - Get Weird | 55 Weeks
07. Destinys Child - Writing's On The Wall | 50 Weeks
08. Spice Girls - Spiceworld | 48 Weeks
09. Pussycat Dolls - PCD | 47 Weeks
10. Sugababes - Angels With Dirty Faces | 35 Weeks
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post Mar 27 2018, 10:03 AM
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Shiiit. Can someome move this to Little Mix forum please? (Or keep it here coz I can copy and paste lmao)

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post Mar 27 2018, 10:12 AM
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I moved it from LM forum to the chart forum as there was already a thread in there. Most chart news gets shared here anyway so I thought it's best not to waste a thread!
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post Mar 27 2018, 10:21 AM
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Good achievement, I am pleased for them. Shame the album itself is absolute hogwash.
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post Mar 27 2018, 10:39 AM
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QUOTE(Joe. @ Mar 27 2018, 11:12 AM) *
I moved it from LM forum to the chart forum as there was already a thread in there. Most chart news gets shared here anyway so I thought it's best not to waste a thread!
Haha. Thanks biggrin.gif

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Good achievement, I am pleased for them. Shame the album itself is absolute hogwash.
Bitch don't even. You're in Little Mix stan territory now!!!!

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I think it's good to point out that Little Mix are there with their 3rd and 4th albums. Not their debut or sophomore efforts (or a greatest hits)! That's amazing.
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post Mar 27 2018, 10:59 AM
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Tbf as great as it is get weird is still their best for me
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post Mar 27 2018, 01:22 PM
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They only have this due to today’s album climate surely unsure.gif
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post Mar 27 2018, 01:41 PM
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QUOTE(Simon. @ Mar 27 2018, 02:22 PM) *
They only have this due to today’s album climate surely unsure.gif



Surely it's even harder to do in today's album climate?
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post Mar 27 2018, 02:46 PM
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QUOTE(Joe. @ Mar 27 2018, 02:41 PM) *
Surely it's even harder to do in today's album climate?


That's what I was about to say
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QUOTE(Simon. @ Mar 27 2018, 02:22 PM) *
They only have this due to today’s album climate surely unsure.gif
You see I don't get this argument whatsoever? Even when it's not Little Mix. laugh.gif

It's still managed to maintain so many weeks hugher than so many other albums, that even if sales were higher, their sales would be too. It's not like every other album would sell 10k copies more as their sales stay put at 4k for example laugh.gif
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post Mar 27 2018, 02:55 PM
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I can sort of see the argument tbh. Albums fly in and out quickly these days but if you’re a massive star, you’re destined to hog the top 40 for ages. Little Mix are still popular and even did a rerelease. If you take Spice for example, it was released at a time when there were more massive albums about. It also sold in massive numbers in its first weeks.
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post Mar 27 2018, 03:06 PM
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Tbf glory days opened to massive numbers (by today's standards) and also released in the busy q4 period when most of the massive albums are released so it kinda renders your point obsolete
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post Mar 27 2018, 03:07 PM
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I mean, I don't think anyone is even suggesting they're as big as Spice Girls were but go off. It's still a really impressive accolade however you look at it. Their album has almost hit 1 million sales which is pretty much unheard these days, let alone for a female pop act in 2018. They're clearly one of the most successful pop acts of the past decade and this is an impressive record they've managed, it's not just something they got by default it's come from hard work and smash hit single after smash hit single. So I don't see why it should be undermined.
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I’m not trying to undermine the achievement, I’m just saying I get where that other poster was coming from, and it wasn’t such a wtf out of nowhere statement some of you were making it out to be.
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post Mar 27 2018, 03:15 PM
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But saying "Little Mix got this because they're massive" is kind of the point, they're massive so their album has spent ages in the top 40. I think only Ed Sheeran spent longer there from the past two years. Regardless of what albums sell now compared to back in the day, a top 40 placing is worth the same in terms of their place in the music market and overall popularity.

Look at Bruno Mars, for example, he's still a huge worldwide star and some big hits off his album but Little Mix released at the same time and still outsold his album by miles.
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post Mar 27 2018, 03:24 PM
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I don't really think today's album climate has anything to do with longevity - every album is affected by low sales, it's across the board. Little Mix's album has been much more of a slow burner than Spice, thanks partly due to the continued impact of the singles well over a year after the release (while Spice had two pre-album singles and the campaign was over less than 6 months after the album's release). Obviously Spice was a bigger smash sales-wise and culturally but it's not hard to see why Glory Days has had more longevity!
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post Mar 27 2018, 03:31 PM
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No girl group will ever reach the heights Spice Girls did, but I'd say in terms of overall consistency and longevity, Little Mix are the biggest girl group the UK has seen.
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post Mar 27 2018, 05:45 PM
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Did it just take the OCC 6 weeks to notice this or is there some reason it was posted this week in particular? laugh.gif

It's not directly comparable to 'Spice' etc. but this is still an undeniably impressive achievement no matter the circumstances.
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post Mar 27 2018, 06:05 PM
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Well done, that is an awesome achievement for the girls!
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QUOTE(Bré @ Mar 27 2018, 05:45 PM) *
Did it just take the OCC 6 weeks to notice this or is there some reason it was posted this week in particular? laugh.gif

It's not directly comparable to 'Spice' etc. but this is still an undeniably impressive achievement no matter the circumstances.

Yeah I was thinking that. Surely by this point just wait another week to see if they hit 70.
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