Less than a week after its release and first ever live performance on The X-Factor, Little Mix’s legendary single, Shout Out To My Ex, has debuted at number one on the U.K charts for this week!
The track collected an astounding 95,000 sales, 67,000 of which were downloads. It has also been topping iTunes Charts around the world. In fact, Shout Out To My Ex is Little Mix’s highest charting single in America!
What makes this feat even more remarkable is that the song was released on a Sunday, which means over two days of sales were lost. It is also the first song to debut at number 1 after missing days of sales since Eminem’s The Monster in 2013.
This achievement also makes them the first winners of the X-Factor to have four number 1 songs in the U.K! Their previous number 1 hits are Cannonball, Move, and Black Magic.
Check out what the girls had to say to their mixers yesterday:
Jade recently posted this picture and heartfelt caption on Instagram:
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NUMBER 1!!!!!! ???? can't believe it! Thank you so much to our lovely jubbly fans for getting us this just five days after release. To our team who have worked tirelessly on the #ShoutOutToMyEx campaign, especially this week to get the top spot! To my friends and family…after an awful week, something amazing has come out of it. And I do not know how I would ever cope without my sisters @jesymix14 @leigh_love_life @perrieeele ? it doesn't matter how shit things are, having these by my side always makes things a little better. This song is for anyone who's had a bad break up and has come out better for it! ???#ShoutOutToMyEx BRING ON THE GLORY DAYS ??
Mixers were celebrating the achievement all day on Twitter using the hashtag #ShoutOutToMyExIsNumber1Party.
When Little Mix get the number one with only 4 full days of sales, LEGENDS #ShoutOutToMyExIsNumber1Party
— nat (@bIueinthedarkk) October 21, 2016
— ? (@LittleMixCrews) October 21, 2016
The success of this single goes beyond the numbers and charts. It is a genuine, relatable pop song with an empowering message. Check out our full review of the track here.
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Congratulations to Little Mix for another #1 single! Here’s to many more number 1 hits, and a successful Glory Days era!