Mel B Says It Would Be 'A Shame' If The Spice Girls Didn't Reunite In 2014
... an anthemic-ish song about me, you know, not doing music and coming out of the dark and just letting go and not having a care in the world."So even though a Spice Girl reunion might not be in their future, Scary will always keep fond memories of their past."There's so many highlights from being with the Spice Girls
and touring," she said. "From meeting Nelson Mandela and hanging out with him at his home, being able to go to Japan and greeting all the Japanese fans, touring Europe, I mean there are so many different things, we've done quite a lot, thanks to all the support from Spice fans." Mel B Says It Would Be 'A Shame' If The Spice Girls
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Mel B wants Spice Girls reunion
... from Spice fans." Unfortunately for Scary, one group member is not enthusiastic about a reunion. Victoria Beckham has made it clear she is no longer interested in being a Spice Girl. "I realised it was finished for good in 2008, when we reformed for our reunion tour," Victoria previously told Vogue Paris. "It should have been the best moment of my life, but I just wanted to be elsewhere. It wasn''t a lack of respect for the girls or the audience, but the passion just wasn''t there." Have Your Say Stay updated with your free Music News daily newsletter. Subscribe here now! Mel B wants Spice Girls
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Mel B wants Las Vegas residency for Spice Girls
... Mel B wants the Spice Girls
to have their own residency in Las Vegas. The 38-year-old former pop star wants the band to reform and rival Britney Spears, who starts her shows in Sin City at the end of this month. Mel B told American chat show host Ross Mathews: ''I did have a conversation with Geri a couple of days ago saying wouldn't it be cool to do a Vegas spot. ''I already had my show in Vegas. I am championing them to get back together by hook or by crook.''The 'America's Got Talent' judge, who has released her first single in eight years 'For Once In My Life', also wants a Spice Girls
20th anniversary reunion tour next year to mark two decades since they first formed as a band in 1994.Victoria Beckham's career as a fashion designer has sky-rocketed since the Spice Girls
became famous in the 90's, while Mel C, Mel B, Geri Halliwell and Emma Bunton have worked on TV and music projects.Mel C's career has seen her duet with 'X Factor' winner Matt Cardle recently and she performed alongside Jools Holland at the Royal Albert Hall last week. But Geri's comeback single 'Half Of Me' failed to make an impact in Australia, where she appeared as a judge on 'Australia's Got Talent', and she was left ''gutted'' after ... [ 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)
On Glen's résumé: hit songwriter, Facebook dominator, and member of Styx.
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