Little Mix are number one for the fifth time (Picture: Official Charts)
Little Mix have landed their first number one as a three-piece, as Sweet Melody takes the top spot in the UK charts.
Two and a half months after its release, Sweet Melody has climbed to the top of the charts after previously peaking at number three.
It marks Little Mix’s first number one in five years, after Shout Out To My Ex spent three weeks at number one in October 2016.
Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards and Leigh-Anne Pinnock said: ‘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.’
While Sweet Melody features the vocals of Jesy Nelson and all four girls star in the video, the song has made it to number one after Jesy’s departure from the group.
The 29-year-old confirmed in December that she had quit Little Mix after nine years, after the pressures of being in a girl band and in the public eye took a toll on her mental health.
Since they were formed on The X Factor in 2011, Little Mix have had four number ones prior to today’s achievement – their cover of Damien Rices’s Cannonball, Wings, Black Magic and Shout Out To My Ex.
They’ve also had a further 11 top 10 singles, as well as six top five albums and one number one album with 2016’s Glory Days.
Sweet Melody kept Ed Sheeran’s Afterglow off the top spot, with the track jumping from number 11 to number two.
Jesy has left the band (Picture: Little Mix/YouTube)
CJ’s Whoopty has leapt to number three, while Justin Bieber’s Anyone is a new entry.
Rounding off the top five is Dua Lipa’s Levitating, which has jumped a whopping 63 places.
Little Mix’s number one won’t be a surprise to any huge fans out there – not just because of their belief in the girls, but because Perrie accidentally jumped the gun in revealing the news.
Ahead of the chart reveal, the singer wrote ‘No. 1 Babyyyyyy’ over a congratulatory bouquet from boyfriend Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, while Sweet Melody played.
Perrie quickly realised her error, though, as she deleted the Instagram stories.
Meanwhile, over on the album charts, Taylor Swift has returned to number one with Evermore, while Little Mix sit at number three with their album Confetti.