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Girls Aloud named biggest girl group of 21st century

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Girls Aloud's chart statistics have been revealed ahead of the official announcement of their reunion.

The group are the UK's biggest selling girl group of the 21st century based on single sales, having shifted 4.3 million since their 2002 debut.

Girls Aloud, Brit Awards 2009

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The band scored four number one songs, 20 top ten hits and two number one albums between 2002 and 2008.

Their best selling single has also been named as 'Sound of the Underground', which sold over 653,000 copies in the UK, while 'The Promise' is their highest-selling download on 485,000.

Martin Talbot, managing director of the Official Charts Company said: "With a staggering 20 Top ten singles and four number ones, we're delighted to officially crown Girls Aloud as the UK's biggest selling girl group of the 21st Century.

"As the Official Charts Company gears up to celebrate 60 years of the Official Singles Chart next month, we wish a huge congratulations to Nadine, Cheryl, Nicola, Sarah and Kimberley on their own 10 poptastic years in music!"

Girls Aloud are expected to announce details of a UK tour later today (October 19).

Girls Aloud's ten best-selling singles appear below:

1. 'Sound of the Underground' (Chart peak: No. 1, weeks on chart: 21)
2. 'The Promise' (Chart peak: No. 1, weeks on chart: 23)
3. 'Call The Shots' (Chart peak: No. 3, weeks on chart: 21)
4. 'Something Kinda Ooooh' (Chart peak: No. 3, weeks on chart: 15)
5. 'Jump' (Chart peak: No. 2, weeks on chart: 14)
6. 'I'll Stand By You' (Chart peak: No. 1, weeks on chart: 14)
7. 'Love Machine' (Chart peak: No. 2, weeks on chart: 10)
8. 'Can't Speak French' (Chart peak: No. 9, weeks on chart: 20)
9. 'Biology' (Chart peak: No. 4, weeks on chart: 10)
10. 'The Loving Kind' (Chart peak: 10, weeks on chart: 12)

Watch the 'Sound of the Underground' video below:

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