Glory Days return for Little Mix five years after winning The X Factor

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Little Mix have claimed their first number one album with hit release Glory Days.

The record, which hit the shelves last week, marks the girl group's fourth studio album in as many years following their rise to fame after winning The X Factor in 2011.

With combined sales of more than 96,000, Glory Days became the second fastest-selling album of 2016 and marks the highest first-week sales for a British girl group number one since the Spice Girls' Spiceworld in 1997.

Little Mix
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The success of Glory Days comes just a month after Little Mix became the most successful X Factor winners in chart history as lead single Shout Out To My Ex hit number one.

Their previous albums, DNA, Salute and last year's Get Weird, fell just short of the top spot but all finished within the top five in the official charts.

American rockers Metallica finished behind Little Mix with their 10th studio album Hardwired ... to Self-Destruct and in third was Bruno Mars' 24K Magic.

Little Mix
(Official Charts Company/PA)

Meanwhile Clean Bandit's Rockabye remains at the top of the singles chart for a third week running, keeping the mannequin challenge song at bay.

Mannequin challenge track Black Beatles by US hip hop duo Rae Sremmurd has hit number one in the US due to its use in the online mannequin challenge videos.

It climbed two places to number 2 in the singles charts ahead of Shout Out To My Ex in third and former X Factor winner James Arthur's Say You Won't Let Go in number four.

And John Legend scored his sixth top 40 single with Love Me Now, which was up places to 37.