The Spice Girls used to be the biggest British girl group in Billboard history–until two weeks ago. That’s when British girl group Little Mix‘s debut album, DNA, took the fourth spot on the Billboard charts and became the highest charting debut for a British girl group in history.
The 90s were ruled by girl groups. The queens of En Vogue, TLC, Destiny’s Child and the Spice Girls reigned supreme on the charts. But so far, the new millennium has seen a dearth of really kick ass girl groups on the U.S. charts. Now that One Direction has cracked open the market for boy bands, who are the lovely ladies waiting to sneak in, tear up the harmonies and serve some soul? Well, we’ve got five girl bands in particular that are winning us over with their own particular brands of pop. Forget all about “Spice World”…it’s their world now.