But the Spice Girl insists it's nothing to do with Radiohead's 'Kid A' coming out the same day...
This morning (September 15), UK tabloid The Sun claimed the move to October 9 occurred because of potential stiff competition for the covered number one slot with Radiohead.
However, Melanie Brown‘s record label Virgin told nme.com earlier today: “The album was put back several weeks ago for no other reason than the fact that the single (‘Tell Me’) was also put back. The reason the single was put back was simply because we weren’t ready!”
The rescheduled date for the single, ‘Tell Me’, is now September 25.
‘Hot’ features collaborations with Sisquo, Teddy Riley, and production duo Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis.
Mel‘s R&B leanings have also been an influence on the Spice Girls new material, having drafted in current hot property Rodney ‘Darkchild‘ Jerkins to write and produce their comeback single ‘Holler’.