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Spice Girls

About

The Spice Girls are a British girl group formed in 1994, consisting of Melanie Brown, also known as Mel B ("Scary Spice"); Melanie Chisholm, or Melanie C ("Sporty Spice"); Emma Bunton ("Baby Spice"); Geri Halliwell ("Ginger Spice"); and Victoria Beckham ("Posh Spice"). With their "girl power" mantra, they redefined the girl-group concept by targeting a young female fanbase. They led the teen pop resurgence of the 1990s, were a major part of the Cool Britannia era, and became pop culture icons of the decade.The group formed through auditions held by managers Bob and Chris Herbert, who wanted to create a girl group to compete with the British boy bands popular at the time. They signed to Virgin Records and released their debut single "Wannabe" in 1996, which reached number one on the charts of 37 countries. Their debut album, Spice (1996), sold more than 23 million copies worldwide, becoming the best-selling album by a female group in history. The follow-up, Spiceworld (1997), sold more than 14 million copies worldwide. Both albums encapsulated the group's dance-pop style and message of female empowerment, with vocal and songwriting contributions shared equally by the members. In 1997, a film starring the Spice Girls, Spice World, was released; it was a commercial success but received poor reviews.

In May 1998, Halliwell left the Spice Girls, citing exhaustion and creative differences. The group carried on as a four-piece with the 1998 Spiceworld Tour, which was attended by an estimated 2.1 million people to become the highest-grossing concert tour by a female group. Forever (2000), the only Spice Girls album without Halliwell, achieved weaker sales. At the end of 2000, the Spice Girls entered a hiatus to concentrate on their solo careers. They reunited for two concert tours, the Return of the Spice Girls (2007–2008) and Spice World (2019), both of which won the Billboard Live Music Award for highest-grossing engagements, making them the top touring all-female group from 2000 to 2020. Viva Forever!, a musical based on the Spice Girls' music, opened in 2012; it was a critical and commercial failure and closed in 2013.

Other measures of the Spice Girls' success include international record sales, iconic symbolism such as Halliwell's Union Jack dress, and their synonymous nicknames which were given to them by the British press. Under the guidance of their mentor and manager Simon Fuller, their endorsement deals and merchandise made them one of most successful marketing engines ever, with a global gross income estimated at $500–800 million by May 1998. Their media exposure, according to Music Week writer Paul Gorman, helped usher in an era of celebrity obsession in pop culture.The Spice Girls have sold 100 million records worldwide, making them the best-selling girl group of all time, one of the bestselling artists, and the most successful British pop act since the Beatles. They received five Brit Awards, three American Music Awards, four Billboard Music Awards, three MTV Europe Music Awards and one MTV Video Music Award. In 2000, they became the youngest recipients of the Brit Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music. According to Rolling Stone journalist and biographer David Sinclair, they were the most widely recognised group since the Beatles.

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August 2, 2022

Spice Girls’ Geri Horner told Liz Truss to “go for” role of Prime Minister

The singer was pictured with Truss and Nadine Dorries at the Women's Euros final The post Spice Girls’ Geri Horner told Liz Truss to “go for” role of Prime Minister appeared first on NME.

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August 1, 2022

Spice Girls fans criticise Geri for hugging Nadine Dorries at Euro final: “She really slammed it to the left”

It comes after the Tory MP posted a picture of the pair at Wembley The post Spice Girls fans criticise Geri for hugging Nadine Dorries at Euro final: “She really slammed it to the left” appeared first on NME.

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July 29, 2022

This Week In Music News: BTS’ House Is On AirBnb, BLACKPINK’s New Music Video, Lizzo Go to No.1 & More | Billboard News

This week in music news: the mansion BTS stayed in for ‘In the Soop’ is on AirBnb, BLACKPINK release their music video for ‘Ready to Love’, Posh Spice belts out this Spice Girls classic, Lizzo goes to No.1 on the Hot 100 and Olivia Rodrigo reunites and gets friendly with Joshua Bassett and more!

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July 25, 2022

Lizzo Tops the Hot 100, Kid Cudi Storms Off At Rolling Loud, Adele Reschedules Vegas Residency Dates | Billboard News

Lizzo tops the Hot 100 with her hit ‘About Damn Time’, Kid Cudi gets angry and storms off the stage at Rolling Loud Miami, Adele reschedules the Las Vegas residency dates, Posh Spice sings a Spice Girls classic and more!

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July 25, 2022

Victoria Beckham Busts Out Spice Girls Choreo & Mel B’s Kids Don’t Know Her Music | Billboard News

David Beckham shared a fun clip of Victoria performing ‘Stop’ from her Spice Girls days as Mel B’s children can’t identify the squad’s music.

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July 25, 2022

Victoria Beckham Dusts Off Spice Girls’ ‘Stop’ for Karaoke Night: ‘The One and Only Posh Spice’

The fashion maven hasn't performed with her bandmates since the 2012 London Olympics.

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June 24, 2022

Watch Mel C join Blossoms on stage at Glastonbury to cover the Spice Girls

Sporty Spice hopped up on stage to perform 'Spice Up Your Life' with the Stockport band this afternoon The post Watch Mel C join Blossoms on stage at Glastonbury to cover the Spice Girls appeared first on NME.

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June 23, 2022

Mel C plays Spice Girls hits and Britpop classics at Glastonbury 2022 DJ set

Get Sporty Spice in the Arcadia Spider ASAP The post Mel C plays Spice Girls hits and Britpop classics at Glastonbury 2022 DJ set appeared first on NME.

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May 31, 2022

Watch Millie Bobby Brown & Noah Schnapp Try to Sing Kanye West, Eminem & More in ‘Song Association’

The 'Stranger Things' co-stars also belted out Spice Girls, Britney Spears and more.

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May 27, 2022

Billboard Explains: The Evolution Of Girl Groups

Girl groups have given us hit after hit for decades from Spice Girls to Destiny’s Child to Fifth Harmony. From anthems, memorable moments, and iconic solo stars, girl groups are the gift that keeps on giving. But where did they begin? What makes a girl group? This is Billboard Explains: The Evolution Of Girl Groups.

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May 4, 2022

Spice Girls’ Emma Bunton & Mel B Are Ready to Go Catfishing on Netflix’s ‘The Circle’

Baby Spice and Scary Spice will step into The Circle with the hopes of raising the game’s total cash prize.

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March 29, 2022

Glass Animals equal Spice Girls’ US chart record with ‘Heat Waves’

The 2020 single has now spent four consecutive weeks on top of the Billboard Hot 100 The post Glass Animals equal Spice Girls’ US chart record with ‘Heat Waves’ appeared first on NME.

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February 22, 2022

Chart Rewind: In 1997, Spice Girls’ ‘Wannabe’ Powered to No. 1 on the Hot 100

Scary, Baby, Ginger, Posh and Sporty brought Cool Britannia to America in 1997 when "Wannabe" topped the Hot 100 and "Spice" topped the Billboard 200.

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February 10, 2022

LEGO Is Releasing a Spice Girls Tribute Set to Celebrate 25 Years of ‘Spiceworld’

Ready to spice up your life? The LEGO BrickHeadz Spice Girls set drops next month.

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January 26, 2022

Spice Girls manager launches TikTok band, The Future X

"I am thrilled with the resulting group" The post Spice Girls manager launches TikTok band, The Future X appeared first on NME.

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December 24, 2021

LadBaby make history as they score fourth consecutive Christmas Number One

The Youtubers have broken a record originally held by The Beatles and Spice Girls The post LadBaby make history as they score fourth consecutive Christmas Number One appeared first on NME.

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December 21, 2021

Mel C Teases Potential Spice Girls Reunion Tour: ‘It Was Always the Plan’

"We are talking about it constantly," Sporty Spice shared about a possible reunion tour.

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December 20, 2021

Spice Girls are “constantly” in talks about another reunion, says Mel C

The last time the group hit the road was for their UK and Ireland stadium tour in 2019 The post Spice Girls are “constantly” in talks about another reunion, says Mel C appeared first on NME.

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December 20, 2021

UK votes Rage Against The Machine’s ‘Killing In The Name Of’ its favourite Christmas Number One

The track beat Spice Girls' ‘2 Become 1’ to the top spot The post UK votes Rage Against The Machine’s ‘Killing In The Name Of’ its favourite Christmas Number One appeared first on NME.

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December 10, 2021

British Pop Invasions Over the Years: From Stones to Spice Girls to Adele

Ever since Beatlemania, the British have been coming — to the Billboard charts.

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November 14, 2021

Spice Girls reportedly in talks for a 2023 reunion that includes Victoria Beckham

There's still hope for the return of the famous five The post Spice Girls reportedly in talks for a 2023 reunion that includes Victoria Beckham appeared first on NME.

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November 4, 2021

Spice Girls’ Debut Album ‘Spice’ at 25: All the Songs Ranked

Ranking all the songs on Spice Girls' debut album, 'Spice.'

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October 29, 2021

Spice Girls Drop Updated ‘Wannabe’ Lyric Video to Celebrate ‘Spice25′ Album Reissue

The Spice Girls celebrated the release of the deluxe reissue of their debut album on Friday (Oct. 29) with an updated version of the video for their breakthrough hit 'Wannabe.'

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October 29, 2021

Spice Girls share deluxe edition of debut album and new ‘Wannabe’ video

The iconic debut album turns 25 next week The post Spice Girls share deluxe edition of debut album and new ‘Wannabe’ video appeared first on NME.

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October 25, 2021

Spice Girls’ Mel C Joins Coldplay’s Chris Martin for ‘2 Become 1′ Duet

Coldplay spiced up their set with a little help from Sporty Spice herself.

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October 24, 2021

Watch Coldplay’s Chris Martin cover Spice Girls classic with Mel C

The frontman also dedicated 'Yellow' to Riley Keough's brother at an LA charity concert The post Watch Coldplay’s Chris Martin cover Spice Girls classic with Mel C appeared first on NME.

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September 21, 2021

Mel C Dances the Cha Chat to Spice Girls ‘Wannabe’ on ‘DWTS’: Watch

The Spice Girls took on the world (and won) with their pop masterclass “Wannabe,” which this year celebrates its 25th anniversary.

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September 8, 2021

Spice Girls’ Mel C, Jimmie Allen & More Among ‘Dancing With the Stars’ Season 30 Cast

The 30th season of 'Dancing with the Stars' will include Spice Girls member Mel C, country singer Jimmie Allen and previously announced JoJo Siwa, among others.

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September 1, 2021

Spice Girls Releasing Deluxe Edition of Debut Album, ‘Spice25′

The Spice Girls announced on Wednesday (Sept. 1) that they will release a deluxe edition of their debut album on Oct. 29.

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September 1, 2021

Spice Girls announce 25th anniversary re-release of debut album

Check out a different take on 'Say You'll Be There' The post Spice Girls announce 25th anniversary re-release of debut album appeared first on NME.

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Discs

Spice (25th Anniversary / Deluxe Edition)

October 29, 2021

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Wannabe 25

July 9, 2021

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Headlines (Friendship Never Ends)

November 5, 2007

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Holler/Let Love Lead The Way

October 23, 2000

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Holler

October 23, 2000

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Forever

January 1, 2000

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Goodbye

December 11, 1998

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Viva Forever

July 20, 1998

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Stop

March 9, 1998

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Too Much

December 15, 1997

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Spice Up Your Life

October 13, 1997

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Who Do You Think You Are / Mama

March 3, 1997

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Mama / Who Do You Think You Are

March 3, 1997

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Spiceworld

January 1, 1997

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2 Become 1

December 16, 1996

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Say You'll Be There

October 14, 1996

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Wannabe

June 26, 1996

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Spice

January 1, 1996

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