Little Mix albums and songs sales

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In 2011, Little Mix became the first group to win the UK TV competition X Factor, managing to out-do the 3rd position One Direction registered one year earlier.

Since then, the 4-members set has been building a large discography with several hit singles. This led various media and fans to claim that they belong to the bestselling girl groups of all-time.

They have never got a top 50 single in markets like Germany and France though, so this makes us wonder how valid are these affirmations?

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TLC’s albums and songs sales

CSPC - TLC albums and singles sales

Who’s the best selling girl group of all-time? This debate has been going on for decades. Among the most discussed contenders are the Spice Girls, the Destiny’s Child, AKB48, the Supremes, and TLC. We studied the first two, with the former emerging at the top with a tiny edge, at 48.5 million equivalent album sales. 

Isn’t it the best moment to add to the mix the icons of the Contemporary R&B genre which exploded during the 90s, the TLC?

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CSPC: Spice Girls Popularity Analysis

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Exactly 20 years ago, the music industry was going through one of the most hyped eras that it had ever had. The Girl Power phenomenon was everywhere thanks to their unstoppable flagship, the iconic Spice Girls. Wannabe was concluding its run at #1 in the US, and the album Spice was on its way to climbing the top of the album chart as well. In the UK, both the album and the single Mama / Who Do You Think You Are? were dominating, the latter being their fourth #1 hit in their native country. Less than a year prior they were unknown. This was the Spice Girls – an View More