Charts analysis: Little Mix's Sweet Melody soars to summit

Christmas was only a few weeks ago, but it feels like a lifetime, as the UK singles chart performs its annual wholesale rebound as the festive hits melt away.

Chief beneficiaries of this New Year shakeout are Little Mix, their fans responding to the news that Jesy Nelson is to depart the group by handing her a swansong No.1 single. After previously spending most of November in third place, Sweet Melody now surges to the summit, becoming Little Mix’s ...

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