Spice Girls' hit makes pop history

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The Spice Girls made pop music history yesterday by becoming the first group to top the charts with every one of their first four singles. The all-girl group shot to Number One with their new double A-side, "Mama/Who Do You Think You Are?" Profits from the hit will be donated to charity.

The group began their run of hits with their debut single "Wannabe" and followed it up with "Say You'll Be There" and "2 Become 1". "Wannabe" was also number one in the United States, a feat which evaded even the Beatles with their debut single.

A spokesman for the group said: "It's also the first time anyone can remember for years since the same act had a No 1 here and in the US at the same time." The Spice Girls have now surpassed the achievements of Gerry and the Pacemakers, Frankie goes to Hollywood, Jive Bunny and Robson and Jerome, who all hit number one with their first three singles.