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The Spice Girls News

Little Mix break Spice Girls' US chart record

Former 'X Factor' contestants' debut album, 'DNA', enters in at Number Four

  • Jun 5, 2013

Unsuccessful Spice Girls musical to close in June

Viva Forever! will shut after just eight months in London's West End

  • May 2, 2013

The Spice Girls' Mel C denies TV talent hunt for Victoria Beckham replacement

Reality show search for Posh replacement declared "peculiar" by Sporty Spice

  • Mar 24, 2013

Spice Girls fan evicted for over-playing 'Viva Forever'

Gavin Townroe has formerly been handed an ASBO for noise pollution

  • Jan 31, 2013

Spice Girls' Mel B to replace Tulisa on X Factor?

Scary Spice wants to bag a permanent place on the ITV talent show

  • Dec 26, 2012

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The Spice Girls Music Videos

Goodbye Play Video


Spice Girls official music video for the track Goodbye

Who Do You Think You Are Play Video

Who Do You Think You Are

Spice Girls official music video for the track Who Do You Think You Are

Stop Play Video


Spice Girls official music video for the track Stop

Mama Play Video


Spice Girls official music video for the track Mama

Holler Play Video


Spice Girls official music video for the track Holler

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The Spice Girls Reviews

Spice Girls

Spice Girls

Greatest Hits

  • Nov 9, 2007

Mel : London Astoria G-A-Y

Mel B proves she's more than just a mouthy lass with big tits...

  • May 21, 2001

Holler / Let Love Lead The Way

Spice Girls get all R&B on our asses...

  • Oct 18, 2000

Glasgow Royal Concert Hall

Long may she twinkle.

  • Sep 21, 2000

London Earl's Court

...This is a family show....

  • Jan 4, 2000

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The Spice Girls Biography

The Spice Girls were a British pop girl group formed in 1994. The group consisted of five members, who each later adopted nicknames initially ascribed to them: Melanie Brown ("Scary Spice"), Melanie Chisholm ("Sporty Spice"), Emma Bunton ("Baby Spice"), Geri Halliwell ("Ginger Spice"), and Victoria Beckham, nee Adams ("Posh Spice"). They were signed to Virgin Records and released their debut single, "Wannabe", in 1996, which hit number one in more than 30 countries and helped establish the group as a global phenomenon. Credited for being the pioneers that paved the way for the commercial breakthrough of teen pop in the late 1990s, their debut album, Spice, sold more than 28 million copies worldwide, becoming the best-selling album by a female group in music history. They have sold over 80 million records worldwide, making them the best-selling female group of all time, one of the best-selling pop groups of all time, and the biggest British pop phenomenon since Beatlemania.

Measures of their success include international record sales, 2007-2008 reunion tour, merchandising, record-breaking achievements, iconic symbolism such as Halliwell's Union Jack dress, representing "girl power", a box-office film, Spice World, and their internationally recognised nicknames. The group became one of the most successful marketing engines ever, with their global grosses estimated at $500-800 million between 1996 and 1998 and the group earning up to $75 million per year. Under the guidance of their mentor and manager Simon Fuller, the group embraced merchandising and became a regular feature of the British and global press.

In 1996, Top of the Pops magazine gave each member of the group aliases, which were adopted by the group and media. According to Rolling Stone journalist and biographer David Sinclair, "Scary, Baby, Ginger, Posh and Sporty were the most widely recognised group of individuals since John, Paul, George, and Ringo". With the "girl power" phenomenon, the Spice Girls were popular cultural icons of the 1990s. They are cited as part of the 'second wave' 1990s British Invasion of the US.

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