They"ve got The X Factor! Little Mix soar straight to the top of the charts with second single Wings


They've got The X Factor! Little Mix soar straight to the top of the charts with second single Wings

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01:02 GMT, 3 September 2012

This time last year, they were four unknown girls who had never even met each other.

But 12 months on, and Little Mix have now got their second number one single under their belt.

After being put together as four individual solo artists on The X Factor, the girlband scored a number one back in December off the back of their win with a cover of Damien Rice's Cannonball.

Number one: Little Mix soared straight to the top of the charts with their second single Wings

Number one: Little Mix soared straight to the top of the charts with their second single Wings

And now Wings, their first original track from their upcoming debut album, has soared straight to the top of the charts and becoming the fastest-selling single of 2012 by a group.

The four-piece band – made up of Jade Thirlwall, Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson and Leigh-Anne Pinnock – sold over 107,000 copies of the record in the last week, knocking former chart-toppers Sam and the Womp down to second place with Bom Bom.

And the girls admitted scoring a number one with their own track meant a lot.

Chart-toppers: Wings is the first single from Little Mix's debut album, which is due for release in November

Chart-toppers: Wings is the first single from Little Mix's debut album, which is due for release in November

'A dream come true': The girls urged their fans, the Little Mixers, to continuing dancing around their bedrooms 'in their pants' to the track

'A dream come true': The girls urged their fans, the Little Mixers, to continuing dancing around their bedrooms 'in their pants' to the track

They said: 'Wooh! Number 1! We want to thank all the Little Mixers who went out and bought the single. You've made all our dreams come true.

'It means a lot because obviously we got a number one at Christmas with Cannonball, but that wasn't our song really, so now that we've become number one with our own song that we wrote, we're so proud, best feeling ever.

'Continue to listen to it and dance away in your bedrooms in your pants!'

Little Mix: (L-R) Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jesy Nelson and Jade Thirlwall

Little Mix: (L-R) Perrie Edwards, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jesy Nelson and Jade Thirlwall

Jesy added: 'We feel like Wings is our baby that we've been waiting to unleash on the world. To have it released and go straight to number one is just incredible.'

Meanwhile, Perrie wrote on Little Mix's Twitter page: 'I can't say thank you enough for getting us to number 1 mixers! I'm so happy!!! Your all so AMAZING! I love you all! Perrie <3 xxx'.

They've got Wings: The girls also bagged a number one single back in December with a cover of Damien Rice's Cannonball

They've got Wings: The girls also bagged a number one single back in December with a cover of Damien Rice's Cannonball

The girls – who are currently supporting fellow X Factor stars JLS on tour – celebrated their number one with a gift of personalised giant cookies from their management.

Little Mix was the brainchild of X Factor judge Tulisa Contostavlos, who put the girls together during the Boot Camp stage of last year's competition.

Their debut album is scheduled for release in November.

Mentor: Little Mix shot to fame on last year's X Factor, and were put together by show judge Tulisa Contostavlos at the Boot Camp stage of the competition

Mentor: Little Mix shot to fame on last year's X Factor, and were put together by show judge Tulisa Contostavlos at the Boot Camp stage of the competition