Spice Girls win The Brits Hits 30 award at Brit Awards 2010

Geri Halliwell and Mel B accept the award at the London ceremony

The Spice Girls have won the Brits Performance of 30 Years award at tonight’s Brit Awards for their 1997 performance of ‘Wannabe’/’Who Do You Think You Are’.

Geri Halliwell and Mel B took to the stage to accept the award from Sam Fox, who infamously hosted the awards herself with Mick Fleetwood in 1989.

“First I wanna say thanks to the fans! The Spice Girls are the best,” Mel B said, before Halliwell added: “You’ve got the naughtiest Spice Girls here!”


The girlgroup’s 1997 performance was notable for Geri Halliwell‘s very short Union Jack dress.

The special award was voted for by ITV and GMTV viewers, with nominees being selected from the most memorable Brit Awards performances from the past 30 years.

The acts nominated for The Brits Hits 30 were:

Bee Gees – ‘Stayin’ Alive’/’How Deep Is Your Love’
Bros – ‘I Owe You Nothing’
Coldplay – ‘Clocks’
Eurythmics & Stevie Wonder – ‘There Must Be An Angel (Playing With My Heart)’
Girls Aloud – ‘The Promise’
Kanye West – ‘Gold Digger’
Kylie Minogue – ‘Can’t Get You Out Of My Head’
Michael Jackson – ‘Earth Song’
Paul McCartney – ‘Live & Let Die’
Pet Shop Boys – ‘Go West’
Robbie Williams & Tom Jones – ‘The Full Monty Medley’
Scissor Sisters – ‘Take Your Mama’
Spice Girls – ‘Wannabe’/’Who Do You Think You Are’
Take That – ‘Beatles Medley’
The Who – ‘Who Are You’

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