Little Mix have done it!
For, the group’s latest single ‘Sweet Melody’ has shot to #1 on the Official UK Singles Chart.
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The track, which was released last October ahead of their ‘Confetti’ album, climbed eight places to snatch the #1 spot and become the ladies fifth offering to reach pole position.
Speaking to BBC Radio 1 Official Chart host Scott Mills and OfficialCharts.com, Little Mix say:
“We literally can’t thank the fans enough. We see them every day fighting to get this song to Number 1. The fact this song has been out since October and now it’s got to Number 1 just shows how dedicated they are. We can’t wait to eventually get back on the road again and see them all – and give them a big hug when we’re allowed.”
The achievement adds fresh chapters of success to the group’s nine year run of consecutive wins.
Because, they now stand beside The Spice Girls and All Saints as the only girl groups to score UK #1 singles in two different decades.
(Unique to the trio, their fifth #1 arrives ten years after their first! This is of note because while both The Spice Girls and All Saints achieved #1s in two different decades, the timeframe between their first and last wasn’t as far reaching. For The Spice Girls, it was four years (1996’s ‘Wannabe’ and 2000’s ‘Holler’). All Saints was three years (1997’s ‘Never Ever’ and 2000’s ‘Black Coffee’).
Additionally, Little Mix have officially landed a Top 10 hit for ten years straight! That’s every year since they were formed in 2011.
This sweet success arrives following the formalised departure of member Jesy Nelson, who announced her decision to leave the group last month.
‘Sweet Melody’ is such an immense bop and is easily the best of the group’s career. Add to that their infallible work ethic and there’s no denying how apt this moment is.
Of course, it’s bittersweet in that it’s Jesy’s final video appearance in the band. But what better way to go out than on top?
Congrats to all of the ladies and their team.