Little Mix Top Spice Girls 'Idols' With Sales Record
... country, they are also leaving their mark on the charts thanks to girl-power anthems like "Wings."Their debut album, DNA, which they released May 28, just broke a record: They are the first British girl group to debut in the top five with their debut album release, according to their label, Sony. The group topped the legendary Spice Girls
. Debuting at #4 on the Billboard albums chart in its first week, DNA beats the Spice Girls
' 1997 debut, Spice, which landed at #6 in its first week. "It was amazing. I don't think any of us ever expected to ever get in the top five. And to beat the Spice Girls
was even more incredible ... [ read more ]
Little Mix break Spice Girls' US chart record
... Jake Bugg Joy Orbison Kendrick Lamar Kraftwerk Labrinth Laurent Garnier The Lumineers Miles Kane Modest Mouse Modestep My Bloody Valentine Nina Kraviz Nina Nesbitt Noah and the Whale Ocean Colour Scene Of Monsters and Men The Original Rudeboys Palma Violets Paloma Faith Peace Phoenix The Proclaimers Richie Hawtin Rudimental Snoop Dogg The Script Seth Troxler Silicone Soul Slam Stereophonics The Strypes Tom Odell Trash Talk Tribes Twin Atlantic Two Door Cinema Club The View Tyler, The Creator Villagers The Virgin Marys Yeah Yeah Yeahs The 1975 Little Mix break Spice Girls
' US chart record ... [ read more ]
Little Mix beat Spice Girls to highest US chart debut!
... debut on ABC's Good Morning America annual Summer Concert Series on New York City's prestigious Central Park Stage this Friday June 7th. Little Mix will perform their hit single Wings and join a stellar line up of superstars who are set to take the stage this summer including Mariah Carey, Jennifer Lopez, Alicia Keys, Demi Lovato, John Legend, Pitbull and Selena Gomez. Wanna see what Little Mix are up to right now in America? Then check out the first episode of DNA Diaries (below) and see for yourself what mayhem Little Mix are causing Stateside. Little Mix beat Spice Girls
to highest US chart debut! ... [ read more ]
Spice Girls (1993-2001)
Victoria Addams Beckham ("Posh Spice")
Melanie Brown Gulzar ("Scary Spice")
Emma Bunton ("Baby Spice")
Melanie Chisholm ("Sporty Spice")
Geri Halliwell ("Ginger Spice")1993-1998
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The Spice Girls came together when they answered an ad in a London magazine called The Stage. The ad called for any young woman between the ages of 18 and 23 to form a singing group. After the girls were chosen, they began training at a place called Trinity Studios. They originally named themselves "Touch." In August 1993, they changed their name to "The Spice Girls" when they heard a song dedicated to them called "Sugar 'n' Spice."
Bunton was actually a replacement for a girl named Michelle Stephenson, who departed shortly after being chosen due to family reasons. Bunton was recommended by the girls' singing teacher.
In October 1993, the girls refused to obey their original manager's orders on what material to sing, what to wear, and who should sing lead. On top of that, they had to wear the same clothes and were forbidden to write their own material. They left their manager to gain their independence. It took them two years to find a new manager, but their search paid off in March of 1995 when they signed with 19 Management and found a new manager in Simon Fuller and signed with Virgin Records 3 months later. Their debut single "Wannabe" was not released until July of 1996.
In May of 1997, they set a record when their second single "Say You'll Be There" debuted on the US charts at #5 which is the highest entry by a European artist.
Their first album Spice set records for fastest-selling British album and the only debut album by a British act to reach #1 in the US. It was at the time the 9th best-selling album in Britain.
In late 1998 and during the popularity of their first single without Halliwell ("Goodbye"), the members took time off to devote time to their personal lives and/or pursue solo careers. They made a concert comeback in December 1999 when they performed (along with their previous songs) four new songs. In October 2000, the Girls made a recording comeback with their ninth #1 British single (the double A-side "Holler/Let Love Lead the Way") and followed it with their third album Forever one month later. Sales of their third album were not as successful as their other two albums and only reached UK #2. In the spring of 2001, they disbanded.
In February of 1997, the group won two Brit Awards: Best Song for "Wannabe" and Best Video for "Say You'll Be There."
In March of 1997, with the release of their fourth #1 British hit (the double A-side "Mama/Who Do You Think You Are"), the Spice Girls became the first artists to have their first 4 singles all reach #1. Their record continued on when their hit "Too Much" became their sixth #1 hit in a row. Their string of #1 British hits stopped in March of 1998 when their seventh single "Stop" reached #2.
In the fall of 1997, The Spice Girls performed their first live concert in Istanbul, Turkey.
On November 5, 1997, they won an MTV Europe Music Award for Best Group. They won the same award for the second time on November 12, 1998. During the fall of 1998, they also won another MTV Europe Music Award for Best Pop Group.
On May 31, 1998, Halliwell's lawyers announced that she was leaving the group on account of "differences" between her and her band members.
On September 13, 1998, Brown married dancer Jimmy Gulzar. They had a daughter named Phoenix Chi on February 19, 1999. They divorced in the fall of 2000. (thanks, Jerro - New Alexandria, PA, for all above)
On July 4, 1999, Addams married English soccer star David Beckham. Together, they have three sons: Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz. (thanks, Tamsin - Welington, New Zealand)
According to Halliwell's book If Only, she came up with the name "Spice" when she was working out in the gym. (thanks, Thomas - Borehamwood, England)
Jules Shear - "All Through The Night"
Shears does very little promotion, which has kept him secluded from the spotlight. What changed when Cyndi Lauper had a hit with his song? Not much, really.
Richie Wise (Kiss producer, Dust)
Richie talks about producing the first two Kiss albums, recording "Brother Louie," and the newfound appreciation of his rock band, Dust.
One of the most successful songwriters in the business, Desmond co-wrote "Livin' La Vida Loca," "Dude (Looks Like A Lady)" and "Livin' On A Prayer."