06.06.134:41 PM ET

Spice Girls Dethroned by Little Mix?

New group was mentored by Simon Cowell, who knew them from their ‘X-Factor’ days.

Baby Spice, don’t cry! The ’90s girl band, the Spice Girls, has some new competition: Little Mix has debuted at No. 4 on the top 200 chart this week, the highest debut ever for a premier album for a British women’s group—even higher than the Spice Girls’ album Spice—which debuted at No. 6 in 1997. Little Mix won British X-Factor in 2011, performing a cover of Damien Rice’s “Cannonball,” and they’ve been mentored by Simon Cowell ever since. As the Spice Girls once sang, “you have to swing it, shake it, move it, make it / who do you think you are?”