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Little Mix stir up charts with number one Black Magic

Little Mix have gone straight in at number one in the first full week's singles chart issued on a Friday.

The girl band, who won the X Factor in 2011, got their third number one with Black Magic which sold more than 113,000 copies and was streamed more than 1 million times, according to sales figures from the Official Charts Company.

They said: " We're super-duper excited to be number one with Black Magic - we never thought we'd see the day again. Thank you so much to the fans ... you did this!"

They held Years And Years' Shine off the top spot, while Lost Frequencies' Are You With Me climbed a place to number three.

Years And Years did have something to celebrate with their release, Communion, going straight in at the top of the albums chart.

Ed Sheeran's x moved one place to number two, while James Bay was at three with Chaos And The Calm.

Th e move to Friday is the biggest change to the charts since 1987 when they were switched to Sunday evenings from Tuesdays.

It comes after the music industry agreed Friday would be the international synchronised release day to allow fans to get their hands on new releases at the same time and cut down on piracy.

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