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Spice Girls
Spice Girls performing in Cologne, Germany, 20 December 2007
Spice Girls performing in Cologne, Germany, 20 December 2007
Background information
Origin London, England
Genre(s) Pop, Dance, Europop, Eurodance, R&B, Dance
Years active 1994 - 2001
2007-2008
Label(s) Virgin, EMI
Website www.thespicegirls.com
Members
Victoria Beckham (1994-2001, 2007-2008)
Melanie Brown (1994-2001, 2007-2008)
Emma Bunton (1995-2001, 2007-2008)
Melanie Chisholm (1994-2001, 2007-2008)
Geri Halliwell (1994-1998, 2007-2008)

The Spice Girls are a BRIT Award-winning English pop group formed in 1994. Consisting of Geri Halliwell, Victoria Beckham, Melanie Brown, Emma Bunton, and Melanie Chisholm. They are the UK's most successful all-female group.[1] The girls were signed to Virgin Records and released their debut single, "Wannabe", in 1996. The song went on to spend seven weeks at the top of the UK Singles Chart and helped establish the group as an "international phenomenon".[2] The Spice Girls has sold over in excess of 55 million records worldwide [3] with only three albums (the first two with Geri), landing them the title for fastest selling girl group ever. The demand for their first two albums was unprecedented and not seen by any other pop group since the Beatles, making the Spice Girls a truly unique and rare phenomenon.[4] The First album Spice sold in excess of 23 million copies worldwide [5][6][7] making it the all time best-selling album by a female group in the history. Is one of the most successful and biggest girl groups of all time due to their increasing international record sales, reunion tour, merchandising, record breaking achievements such as "Wannabe" becoming the biggest single released by a female group of all time, and iconic symbolism such as the union jack dress, "Girl Power", and their nicknames. Cologne (German: , IPA: ; local dialect: Kölle ) is Germanys fourth-largest city after Berlin, Hamburg and Munich, and is the largest city both in the German Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia and within the Rhine-Ruhr Metropolitan Area, one of the major European metropolitan areas with more than... is the 354th day of the year (355th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the genre of popular music. ... Dance-pop is a subgenre of pop music that evolved from disco, circa the early 1980s, that combines dance beats with a pop song structure. ... Europop refers to a style of pop music that developed in Europe throughout the 1970s which emphasized catchy beats, slick songs and frothy lyrics. ... This article is about a music style. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ... Dance music is music composed specifically to facilitate or accompany dancing. ... In the music industry, a record label can be a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Virgin Records was a British recording label founded by English entrepreneur Richard Branson, and Nik Powell in 1972. ... For other uses, see EMI (disambiguation). ... Victoria Caroline Beckham (née Adams; born 17 April 1974) is an English singer, songwriter, dancer, fashion designer, businesswoman, and occasional actress. ... Melanie Janine Brown (born May 29, 1975 in Leeds) (aka Mel B) is an English pop singer and songwriter turned actress and television personality best known as one of the members of the girl band the Spice Girls, one of the most successful female groups of all time. ... Emma Lee Bunton (born 21 January 1976) is an English pop singer, songwriter, and occasional actress. ... Melanie Jayne Chisholm (born 12 January 1974 in Whiston, Lancashire), also known as Melanie C or Mel C, is an English singer, songwriter, and television personality best known as one of the five members of the English girl group Spice Girls, who was nicknamed Sporty Spice. As a solo artist... Geraldine Estelle Geri Halliwell (born 6 August 1972) is a British pop singer-songwriter, childrens author, actress and Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Population Fund. ... The Brit Awards are annual United Kingdom pop music awards, considered to be on a par with the Grammys in the United States. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Geraldine Estelle Geri Halliwell (born 6 August 1972) is a British pop singer-songwriter, childrens author, actress and Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Population Fund. ... Victoria Caroline Beckham (née Adams; born 17 April 1974) is an English singer, songwriter, dancer, fashion designer, businesswoman, and occasional actress. ... Melanie Janine Brown (born May 29, 1975 in Leeds) (aka Mel B) is an English pop singer and songwriter turned actress and television personality best known as one of the members of the girl band the Spice Girls, one of the most successful female groups of all time. ... Emma Lee Bunton (born 21 January 1976) is an English pop singer, songwriter, and occasional actress. ... Melanie Jayne Chisholm (born 12 January 1974 in Whiston, Lancashire), also known as Melanie C or Mel C, is an English singer, songwriter, and television personality best known as one of the five members of the English girl group Spice Girls, who was nicknamed Sporty Spice. As a solo artist... Virgin Records was a British recording label founded by English entrepreneur Richard Branson, and Nik Powell in 1972. ... Alternate cover Japanese CD cover Audio sample Wannabe is the first single from the Spice Girls first album, Spice. ... “British Hit Singles” redirects here. ... The Supremes A Go-Go (1966) was the first album by a female group to reach the top position of the Billboard magazine pop albums chart in the United States. ... 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Under the guidance of their long time mentor and manager Simon Fuller, the group embraced merchandising and became a regular feature of the British press. Each member of the group was given an alias by Top of the Pops Magazine in 1996, which were adopted by the group and media alike. According to biographer David Sinclair, "Scary, Baby, Ginger, Posh and Sporty were the most widely recognized group of individuals since John, Paul, George and Ringo"[8] In 1997, the Spice Girls released a movie called Spiceworld: The Movie. Simon Fuller (born May 17, 1960 in Hastings, England) is one of the most important figures in the entertainment business in the world. ... Dolls The Spice Girls Girl Power Dolls; left to right: Victoria Beckham, Melanie Chisholm, Geri Halliwell, Melanie Brown, Emma Bunton In 1997, Galoob Toys released the Spice Girls Dolls based on the popular girl-group, the Spice Girls. ... Look up Alias in Wiktionary, the free dictionary The term alias may refer to— an assumed name, or pseudonym. ... John Winston Ono Lennon, MBE (October 9, 1940 – December 8, 1980), (born John Winston Lennon, known as John Ono Lennon) was an iconic English 20th century rock and roll songwriter and singer, best known as the founding member of The Beatles. ... Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE (born 18 June 1942) is an English singer-songwriter, composer, multi-instrumentalist, poet, entrepreneur, painter, record producer, film producer, and animal-rights activist. ... For other persons named George Harrison, see George Harrison (disambiguation). ... Richard Starkey, MBE (born 7 July 1940), better known by his stage name Ringo Starr, is an Academy Award-winning English musician, singer, songwriter and actor, best known as the drummer for The Beatles. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Spiceworld is the second album by British pop group the Spice Girls, released in 1997 (see 1997 in music). ...


The members went their separate ways in 2001 (although a break-up was never formally announced) to focus on their solo careers. On 28 June 2007 all five re-formed before the launch of their Reunion Tour in December, alongside the release of their Greatest Hits album. In December 2007, the Spice Girls made a program called Giving You Everything, which showed the beginning to the current reunion of the Spice Girls. In February 2008, the Spice Girls announced that they were ending their tour in Toronto on 26 February 2008. While the Spice Girls said goodbye to their fans on their website, they also stated on their official blog, "Who knows what will happen next!"[9] is the 179th day of the year (180th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... The Return of the Spice Girls was a Spice Girls concert tour that visited five countries and commenced on December 2, 2007 in Vancouver, Canada[1] and ended in Toronto on February 26, 2008. ... Alternative covers Special Edition Box Set Greatest Hits is a hits collection by English all-female pop group the Spice Girls. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...

Contents

Spice Girl History

Beginning

In early 1990s, father-and-son management team Chris and Bob Herbert set about creating an all female group that could compete with the onslaught of equally popular boy bands that dominated the pop music scene in the early to mid 1990s: "the whole teen-band scene at the time was saturated by boy bands like 'N Sync and the Backstreet Boys. That was all a bit of a yawn for me, and only appealed to female audiences...I felt if you could appeal to the boys as well, you'd be laughing".[10] In February 1994, Heart Management – which comprised the Herberts together with financier Chic Murphy – placed an advertisement in The Stage trade magazine asking "are you street smart, extrovert, ambitious and able to sing and dance".[11] Hundreds of girls responded and the applicants were whittled down to a final five that included Victoria Adams, Lianne Morgan, Melanie Brown, Geri Halliwell and Michelle Stephenson.[11] The group was given the name Touch,[11] and moved into a house together in Maidenhead, Berkshire, (owned by Murphy) where they were subsidized by Heart Management and each were claiming unemployment benefit. However Lianne Morgan was axed from the lineup due to her age and was replaced by Melanie Chisholm who was the same age as the other girls. During the first two months the group worked on demos and dance routines at the Trinity Studios in Knaphill. According to Stephenson, the material the group was given was "very, very young pop" and included the song "We’re Gonna Make It Happen", a record that never came to light.[12] It soon became apparent that Stephenson did not have the drive and belief that the rest of the group had, so the decision was made to fire her from the group. Bob Herbert stated that "she just wasn't fitting in...she would never have gelled with it and I had to tell her to go".[13] However, Stephenson stated it was her decision to leave the group because of the illness of her mother, who was diagnosed with breast cancer. Victoria later dismissed this claim saying she "just couldn't be arsed" to put in the work the rest of the group was doing.[14] The Herberts searched for a replacement and first came across Abigail Kis, who did not impress, and then were led to eighteen-year-old Emma Bunton at the suggestion of vocal coach Pepe Lemer. Bunton instantly impressed the Herberts and was invited to meet the group in July 1994, who welcomed her with open arms: "Straight away I knew she was the one", stated Halliwell.[15] The Stage is a weekly British newspaper founded in 1880, available nationally and published on Thursdays. ... Victoria Caroline Beckham (née Adams; born 17 April 1974) is an English singer, songwriter, dancer, fashion designer, businesswoman, and occasional actress. ... Melanie Janine Brown (born May 29, 1975 in Leeds) (aka Mel B) is an English pop singer and songwriter turned actress and television personality best known as one of the members of the girl band the Spice Girls, one of the most successful female groups of all time. ... Geraldine Estelle Geri Halliwell (born 6 August 1972) is a British pop singer-songwriter, childrens author, actress and Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Population Fund. ... Michelle Stephenson (born January 3, 1977 in Abingdon, Oxfordshire) is a British singer and tv presenter. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Statistics Population: 58,848 (2001) Ordnance Survey OS grid reference: SU889811 Administration District: Windsor and Maidenhead Region: South East England Constituent country: England Sovereign state: United Kingdom Other Ceremonial county: Berkshire Historic county: Berkshire Services Police force: Thames Valley Ambulance service: South Central Post office and telephone Post town: MAIDENHEAD... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Unemployment benefits are payments made by governments to unemployed people. ... Melanie Jayne Chisholm (born 12 January 1974 in Whiston, Lancashire), also known as Melanie C or Mel C, is an English singer, songwriter, and television personality best known as one of the five members of the English girl group Spice Girls, who was nicknamed Sporty Spice. As a solo artist... For other uses, see demo. ... Knaphill is a village in Surrey. ... Breast cancer is cancer of breast tissue. ... Emma Lee Bunton (born 21 January 1976) is an English pop singer, songwriter, and occasional actress. ...


After Bunton joined the girls there was growing discontent amongst the group with the management team. The group felt insecure about the lack of a contract and were frustrated by the direction in which Heart Management was steering them. In October 1994, armed with a catalogue of demos and dance routines, the group began touring management agencies. They persuaded Bob Herbert to set up a showcase performance for the group in front of industry writers, producers and A&R men in December 1994 at the Nomis Studios in Shepherds Bush where they received an "overwhelmingly positive" reaction.[16] Due to the large interest in the group, the Herberts quickly set about creating a binding contract for the group. Encouraged by the reaction they had received at the Nomis showcase, the five girls delayed signing contracts on the legal advice from, amongst others, Victoria's father Tony Adams. In March 1995, because of the group's frustration at their management's unwillingness to listen to their visions and ideas, they parted from Heart Management. In what biographer David Sinclair calls an "incredibly self-serving and underhand" ploy, the group stole the master recordings of their discography from the management offices in order to ensure they kept control of their own work.[17] That same day the girls tracked down Sheffield-based producer Eliot Kennedy, who had been present at the showcase, and persuaded him to work with them. In the music industry, Artists and Repertoire (A&R) is the division of a record label company that is responsible for scouting and artist development. ... Shepherds Bush is a district in the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham situated 4. ... For other uses, see Sheffield (disambiguation). ...


The group was introduced to record producers Absolute, who in turn brought them to the attention of Simon Fuller of 19 Management. The girls began a relationship with Fuller and finally signed with him in March 1995.During the summer of that year the group toured record labels in London and Los Angeles with Fuller and finally signed a deal with Virgin Records in September 1995. From this point up to the summer of 1996 the girls continued to write and record tracks for their debut album while extensively touring the west coast of America, where they had signed a publishing deal with Windswept Pacific. Absolute were formed in 1988 by Paul Wilson and Andy Watkins after they met at university and decided to pursue a career in music. ... Simon Fuller (born May 17, 1960 in Hastings, England) is one of the most important figures in the entertainment business in the world. ... 19 Entertainment, based in the United Kingdom, is a leading creator and producer of entertainment properties, including American Idol in the United States, Pop Idol in the United Kingdom, as well as versions of the Idol format in more than 30 countries around the world. ... Flag Seal Nickname: City of Angels Location Location within Los Angeles County in the state of California Coordinates , Government State County California Los Angeles County Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (D) Geographical characteristics Area     City 1,290. ... Virgin Records was a British recording label founded by English entrepreneur Richard Branson, and Nik Powell in 1972. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American...


Spice

On July 8, 1996 the Spice Girls released their debut single "Wannabe" in the United Kingdom. In the weeks leading up to the release, the video for "Wannabe", (directed by Johan Camitz and shot in April at St Pancras Chambers in London), had dominated the music channels. In July 1996 the group conducted their first interview with Paul Gorman, the contributing editor of music industry paper Music Week, at Virgin Records' London headquarters. His piece recognised that the Spice Girls were about to institute a change in the charts away from Britpop and towards out-and-out pop. He wrote: "Just when boys with guitars threaten to rule pop life, an all-girl, in-yer-face pop group has arrived with enough sass to burst that rockist cherry!!" The song entered the charts at number 3 before moving up to number 1 the following week and staying there for seven weeks. The song proved to be a global hit, hitting number 1 in 31 countries and becoming not only the biggest selling debut single by an all-female group but also the biggest-selling single by an all-female group of all time. "Wannabe" also proved to be a catalyst in helping the Spice Girls break into the notoriously difficult U.S. market when it debuted on the Hot 100 Chart at number 11. At the time, this was the highest-ever debut by a British (or non-American) act in the US, beating the previous record held by The Beatles for "I Want to Hold Your Hand". "Wannabe" reached number one in the US four weeks later. is the 189th day of the year (190th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ... Alternate cover Japanese CD cover Audio sample Wannabe is the first single from the Spice Girls first album, Spice. ... A music video is a short film or video that accompanies a complete piece of music, most commonly a song. ... The Gothic Revival facade and clock tower of the disused Midland Hotel are the most visible part of St Pancras station. ... Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ... Music Week is a trade paper for the UK record industry. ... Virgin Records was a British recording label founded by English entrepreneur Richard Branson, and Nik Powell in 1972. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... The White Album, see The Beatles (album). ... Music sample I Want to Hold Your Hand ( file info) Problems? See media help. ... Look up Wannabe in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... United States may refer to: Places: United States of America SS United States, the fastest ocean liner ever built. ...


In November 1996 the Spice Girls released their debut album Spice in Europe. The success was unprecedented and drew comparisons to Beatlemania due to the sheer volume of interest in the group[18]. In just seven weeks Spice had sold 1.8 million copies in Britain alone,[19] making the Spice Girls the fastest selling British act since The Beatles. In total, the album sold 3 million copies in Britain[19] and peaked at number one for fifteen non-consecutive weeks. In Europe the album became the biggest-selling album of 1997 and was certified 8x Platinum by the IFPI for sales in excess of 8 million copies.[20] In the United States Spice became the biggest-selling album of 1997, peaking at number one and being certified 7x Platinum by the RIAA[21] In Total the album sold 23 millions copies worldwide [22][23][24] and is the best-selling album of the all time by a female group. Spice is the multi-platinum debut album by English pop group Spice Girls, released in 1996 (see 1996 in music) and 1997 (see 1997 in music). ... For other uses, see Europe (disambiguation). ... This article is about Beatlemania, fan frenzy towards The Beatles. ... The International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI) is the organization that represents the interests of the recording industry worldwide. ... The RIAA Logo. ...


Riding a wave of publicity and hype, the group released their next singles, "Say You'll Be There" (replacing 'Love Thing') and "2 Become 1" (the Christmas Number 1), in October and December respectively. The two tracks continued the group's remarkable sales by topping the charts in over fifty-three countries and cementing the group's reputation as the biggest pop act in the world. Audio sample Say Youll Be There is a pop–Dance song performed by the girl group the Spice Girls. ... For the Jewel song of the same name, see 2 Become 1 (Jewel song). ...


The last release from Spice was a double A-side of "Mama"/"Who Do You Think You Are", which once again saw them at number one.[25] At the 1997 Brit Awards The Spice Girls performing Who Do You Think You Are to open the show, Geri Halliwel in a Union Jack mini-dress caused a sensation become one of pop history’s most famed outfits [26] Audio sample Spice track listing Last Time Lover (5) Mama (6) Who Do You Think You Are (7) Mama was the fourth single off the Spice Girls debut album, Spice. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ...


Spiceworld

In November 1997 the Spice Girls released their second album, Spiceworld. Preceded by the single "Spice Up Your Life", the album proved to be an instant global best seller. It even had a movie. It set a new record for the fastest-selling album over two weeks when it shipped 7 million copies. Gaining favourable reviews,[27] the album went on to sell over 10 million copies in Europe,[28] Canada,[29] and the United States [21] combined. Criticised in America for releasing the album just nine months after their debut there and suffering from over-exposure at home, the Spice Girls began to experience a media backlash. The group was criticised for the number of sponsorship deals signed – over twenty in total – and they began to witness diminishing international chart positions. Nevertheless, the Spice Girls remained the biggest-selling pop group of both 1997 and 1998. Further singles released from the album included "Too Much", "Stop" and "Viva Forever" Rumours spread about the song "Saturday Night Divas" being released as a single (This Never Happened)– with "Stop" being the only track not to hit number one in Britain (it entered and peaked at number two). The track, along with their first single after their June 2007 reunion, Headlines (Friendship Never Ends) remain their only two singles not to go to number one in the UK."Viva Forever" was scheduled to be released as a Double a side with Never Give Up On The Good Times plans for this were scrapped due to Geri's departure in May 1998. Spiceworld is the second album by British pop group the Spice Girls, released in 1997 (see 1997 in music). ... Spice Up Your Life is a pop–samba song by the Spice Girls. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Audio sample Info Stop (help· info) Stop was the Spice Girls seventh single release in the United Kingdom (sixth in the United States) and the third release from their second album, Spiceworld. ... Viva Forever is a song by the Spice Girls on their second album, Spiceworld, released as a single some time after the departure of Ginger Spice, Geri Halliwell, in May 1998. ... Viva Forever is a song by the Spice Girls on their second album, Spiceworld, released as a single some time after the departure of Ginger Spice, Geri Halliwell, in May 1998. ...


In June 1997 the group began filming their movie debut, Spiceworld: The Movie, with Absolutely Fabulous and Fawlty Towers director Bob Spiers. Meant to accompany the album, the comical style and content of the movie was in the same vein as The Beatles' films in the 1960s such as A Hard Day's Night. The light-hearted comedy, intended to capture the spirit of the Spice Girls, featured a plethora of stars including Roger Moore, Elton John, Jennifer Saunders, Richard E. Grant, Michael Barrymore, Hugh Laurie and Meat Loaf. Released in December 1997, Spiceworld: The Movie proved to be a hit in revenue taking in over 100 million dollars in the box office and DVD sales.[30] The movie received a lukewarm reception from critics however, and it was nominated for seven awards at the 1999 Golden Raspberry Awards where they won the award for "Worst Actress".[31] This article is about the television series. ... Fawlty Towers is a British sitcom made by the BBC and first broadcast on BBC2 in 1975. ... Bob Spiers is a British television director best known for his work on various sitcoms and other comedy programmes, particularly noted as the director of the early series of Absolutely Fabulous (1992-2001), and of the second and final batch of six episodes of Fawlty Towers (1979). ... A Hard Days Night (1964) is a British comedy film originally released by United Artists, written by Alun Owen and starring The Beatles during the height of Beatlemania. ... For other persons named Roger Moore, see Roger Moore (disambiguation). ... Sir Elton Hercules[1] John CBE[2] (born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on 25 March 1947) is a five-time Grammy and one-time Academy Award-winning English pop/rock singer, composer and pianist. ... Jennifer Jane Saunders (born July 6, 1958[1] in Sleaford, Lincolnshire) is a BAFTA- and Emmy Award-winning English comedian, writer and actress. ... Richard E. Grant depicted as the unofficial Ninth Doctor. ... Michael Ciaran Parker (born May 4, 1952 in Bermondsey, London), is an English comedian better known by his stage name Michael Barrymore. ... James Hugh Calum Laurie, OBE (born June 11, 1959) is an English actor, comedian, writer and musician. ... This article is about the singer. ... The 19th Golden Raspberry Awards were held on March 20, 1999 at the Huntley Hotel Garden Room in Santa Monica, California to recognise the worst the movie industry had to offer in 1998. ...


On November 7, 1997 the Spice Girls fired Simon Fuller. It was reported on the front page of The Sun newspaper and around the world. Many commentators speculated that Fuller had been the true mastermind behind the group, and that this was the moment when the band lost their impetus and direction. According to their various autobiographies, it was mainly Geri and Melanie B who pushed for Fuller’s dismissal. They cited that he had become too controlling by restricting their personal and artistic freedom. The group quickly found the burden of managing themselves time consuming, so they assigned various responsibilities to each member of the group, Melanie B's: Tour Control, Geri's: Sponsorship, Emma's: Personnel, Schedule and Charities, Victoria's: Merchandising and Finance, Melanie C's: Record Company, Singles and Formats. They later built their own team, headed by Nancy Phillips, to deal with their affairs. Two of the Spice Girls, Emma Bunton and Victoria Adams, later returned to Fuller's stable once it was clear the impetus behind the group was starting to disappear. is the 311th day of the year (312th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Simon Fuller (born May 17, 1960 in Hastings, England) is one of the most important figures in the entertainment business in the world. ...


In early 1998 the Spice Girls embarked upon the world tour that Fuller had set up for them covering Europe and North America. The Spiceworld Tour kicked off in Dublin, Ireland on February 24, 1998 before moving on to mainland Europe and then returning to Britain for fourteen gigs at Wembley Arena and Birmingham’s NEC Arena. It was here that recordings were made for a planned live album, which was confirmed by the group: "We've shown everyone we can do the business on stage, so now we want to do a live album for fans". Despite masters of the recording being made, the idea was eventually dropped. The Spiceworld Tour was a concert tour performed by the British Europop group The Spice Girls. ... For other uses, see Dublin (disambiguation). ... is the 55th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Wembley Arena at Night (Taken at a live WWE Show). ...


Later that year, the Spice Girls were invited to sing on the official England World Cup song "How does it feel ?? (To be on top of the world)". First international Scotland 0 - 0 England (Partick, Scotland; 30 November 1872) Biggest win Ireland 0 - 13 England (Belfast, Ireland; 18 February 1882) Biggest defeat Hungary 7 - 1 England (Budapest, Hungary; 23 May 1954) World Cup Appearances 12 (First in 1950) Best result Winners, 1966 European Championship Appearances 7 (First in...


Goodbye

On May 31, 1998 Geri Halliwell announced her departure from the Spice Girls. Through her solicitor she issued the following statement: "Sadly I would like to confirm that I have left the Spice Girls. This is because of differences between us. I'm sure the group will continue to be successful and I wish them all the best".[32] Halliwell claimed that she was suffering from exhaustion and wanted to take time out. However, rumours persisted that she had fallen out with one of the other girls (reportedly Melanie B; she physically left a day before Melanie B's birthday, though she announced her departure two days later, the fact she abruptly left while on tour fuels this rumour more). Geri’s departure from the group shocked fans and became one of the biggest entertainment news stories of the year, making news headlines the world over.[33] The four remaining girls were adamant though that the group would carry on and that their approaching North American tour would continue as normal. Geri Halliwell's departure threw most of the group's plans into disarray. It was cited as the reason the planned live album was cancelled. It also meant that most of the material the girls had recorded throughout the first half of 1998 at Dublin's Windmill Lane Studios with long-time collaborators Richard Stannard and Matt Rowe was eventually scrapped. A rumoured animated venture by Disney also failed to materialise. is the 151st day of the year (152nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... Geraldine Estelle Geri Halliwell (born 6 August 1972) is a British pop singer-songwriter, childrens author, actress and Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Population Fund. ... For other uses, see Dublin (disambiguation). ... Walt Disney Feature Animation (WDFA) is the animation studio that makes up a key element of The Walt Disney Company. ...


"Viva Forever", was the last single taken off Spiceworld. The video for the single was made before Geri's departure and features the girls in animated form – a decision made because there was no time to produce a video due to the heavy world tour schedule. Originally planned as a double A-side with "Never Give Up On The Good Times", the idea was dropped for several reasons, mainly due to time restraints (since there was no time to re-record and edit out Geri's vocals or make a video for the track). While on tour in America the group continued to record new material and they released a new song, "Goodbye", in Christmas 1998. The song was seen as a tribute to Geri and when it topped the British chart it became their third consecutive Christmas number one – equalling the record previously set by The Beatles. The song also became one of the most successful songs of the 1990s in Canada, where it stayed at number one for sixteen weeks. Viva Forever is a song by the Spice Girls on their second album, Spiceworld, released as a single some time after the departure of Ginger Spice, Geri Halliwell, in May 1998. ... Animation refers to the process in which each frame of a film or movie is produced individually, whether generated as a computer graphic, or by photographing a drawn image, or by repeatedly making small changes to a model (see claymation and stop motion), and then photographing the result. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into B-side. ... Never Give Up On The Good Times was supposed to be released by the Spice Girls, as a single from their second album, Spiceworld. ... Audio sample Info Goodbye (help· info) Goodbye is the Spice Girls’ ninth single in the UK and is the groups first single without former band mate, Geri Halliwell. ... For other uses, see Christmas (disambiguation). ... Each year, record companies compete for the Christmas number one single spot on the British charts. ...


Forever

The Spice Girls returned to the studio in August 1999, after an 8 month recording break to start work on their third album. the album's sound took a mature direction when American producers like Rodney Jerkins, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis came on to collabrate with the group. Rodney Darkchild Jerkins (born July 29, 1977 in Pleasantville, New Jersey) is a Grammy Award-winning songwriter, record producer, and musician. ... Jam and Lewis (Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis) are R & B writer/producers who enjoyed great success in the 1980s with various artists, most notably Janet Jackson. ... Terence Lewis (born December 29, 1935) is a politician in the United Kingdom. ...


In December 1999 they performed live for a UK-only Christmas tour, named Christmas in Spiceworld, in London and Manchester also showcasing new songs from the third album. Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland is a country in western Europe, and member of the Commonwealth of Nations, the G8, the European Union, and NATO. Usually known simply as the United Kingdom, the UK, or (inaccurately) as Great Britain or Britain, the UK has four constituent... For other uses, see Christmas (disambiguation). ... Christmas In Spiceworld was a short UK tour by the 4 piece Spice Girls in late 1999. ... This article is about the capital of England and the United Kingdom. ... This article is about the City of Manchester in England. ...


The Spice Girls came back at the 2000 BRIT Awards, and it was announced that they had received the Outstanding Achievement To Music Award. Despite being at the event, Geri Halliwell did not join her former bandmates on stage. In November 2000 the group released Forever. Sporting a new edgier R&B sound, the album received a lukewarm response[34] and achieved only a fraction of the success of its two best-selling predecessors. The Brit Awards are the annual United Kingdom pop music awards founded by the British Phonographic Industry. ... Geraldine Estelle Geri Halliwell (born 6 August 1972) is a British pop singer-songwriter, childrens author, actress and Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations Population Fund. ... 2000 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December This is a timeline for events in November, 2000. ... Forever is the third studio album by English pop group the Spice Girls, released in 2000 (see 2000 in music). ... Contemporary R&B is a music genre of American popular music, the current iteration of the genre that began in the 1940s as rhythm and blues music. ...

The Spice Girls as a Four-Piece with "Holler" in Cologne
The Spice Girls as a Four-Piece with "Holler" in Cologne

In an attempt to cover more ground, the girls split up and covered different countries separately; for example Victoria and Emma headed to North America while Melanie B and C concentrated on Europe. In the US, the album peaked at number thirty-nine on the Billboard 200 albums chart. In the UK the album was released the same week as Westlife’s Coast To Coast album and the chart battle was widely reported by the media, where Westlife won the battle reaching number one in the UK, leaving the Spice Girls at number 2. The lead single from "Forever", the double A-side "Holler" / "Let Love Lead The Way", did enjoy some success – it became the group's ninth number one single in the UK. However the song failed to break onto the Billboard Hot 100 Singles Chart stateside, instead peaking at number seven on the Bubbling Under chart. "Holler" did peak at number thirty-one on the Hot Dance Music/Club Play in 2001. Cologne (German: , IPA: ; local dialect: Kölle ) is Germanys fourth-largest city after Berlin, Hamburg and Munich, and is the largest city both in the German Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia and within the Rhine-Ruhr Metropolitan Area, one of the major European metropolitan areas with more than... The Billboard 200 is a ranking of the 200 highest-selling music albums and EPs in the United States, published weekly by Billboard magazine. ... Westlife is an Irish pop band that was formed on July 3, 1998. ... For Holler in Germany, see Holler, Germany. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... “Hot 100” redirects here. ... Billboard magazines Hot Dance Club Play chart (formerly known as Hot Dance Music/Club Play and Hot Dance/Disco) is a weekly national survey of the songs that are most popular in U.S. dance clubs. ...


The only major performance of the lead single came at the MTV Europe Music Awards in November 2000 and, a few TV performances aside, the group did little meaningful promotion: their last performance was in December 2000. Further planned single releases off the album never materialised. Promo singles of "Tell Me Why", "Weekend Love" and "If You Wanna Have Some Fun" came into circulation but to fans' dismay the "Forever" project was abandoned as the girls each began to concentrate on solo careers. In Flames 2001, the group announced that they were having a break and would be concentrating on their solo careers in regards to their foreseeable future, although they pointed out the group was not splitting. The MTV Europe Music Awards were established in 1994 by MTV Europe to celebrate the most popular music videos in Europe. ... Tell Me Why was listed as the second single to be lifted from the album Forever. ... Weekend Love was set to see as the second single throughout Asia. ... If You Wanna Have Some Fun was set to be the third single taken from the album Forever. ...


The Return of the Spice Girls

On June 28, 2007 the group held a press conference at The O2 in London, formally announcing their intention to reunite.[35] The plan to reform had long been speculated by the media,[36] but the group now confirmed their intention to embark upon a world wide concert tour, starting in Vancouver on December 2, 2007.[37] Filmmaker, Bob Smeaton, directed an official documentary on the reunion. It was entitled Spice Girls: Giving You Everything and was first aired on Australia's Fox8 on December 16, 2007,[38] followed by BBC One in the UK, on December 31.[39] is the 179th day of the year (180th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Millennium Dome. ... The Return of the Spice Girls was a Spice Girls concert tour that visited five countries and commenced on December 2, 2007 in Vancouver, Canada[1] and ended in Toronto on February 26, 2008. ... For other uses, see Vancouver (disambiguation). ... is the 336th day of the year (337th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Documentary film is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt, in one fashion or another, to document reality. ... For other uses, see FOX 8. ... is the 350th day of the year (351st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... For the BBC radio station, see BBC Radio 1. ... is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...

The Spice Girls in concert at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
The Spice Girls in concert at Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Ticket sales for the first London date of "The Return of the Spice Girls" World Tour sold out in 38 seconds.[40] It was reported that over one million people signed up in the UK alone and over five million worldwide for the ticket ballot on the band's official website.[40] Sixteen additional dates in London had been added[41] and sold out. In America, the Las Vegas, Los Angeles and San Jose shows also sold out, prompting additional dates to be added.[42] It was announced that the Spice Girls would be playing dates in Chicago and Detroit (Auburn Hills) and Boston, as well as additional dates in New York to keep up with the demand. On the very first concert in Canada, they performed to an audience of 15,000 people, singing twenty songs and changing a total of eight times.[43] For other uses, see Vancouver (disambiguation). ... Motto: Splendor sine occasu (Latin: Splendour without diminishment) Capital Victoria Largest city Vancouver Official languages English (de facto) Government Lieutenant-Governor Steven Point Premier Gordon Campbell (BC Liberal) Federal representation in Canadian Parliament House seats 36 Senate seats 6 Confederation July 20, 1871 (6th province) Area  Ranked 5th Total 944... The Return of the Spice Girls was a Spice Girls concert tour that visited five countries and commenced on December 2, 2007 in Vancouver, Canada[1] and ended in Toronto on February 26, 2008. ...


Along with the tour sell-out, the Spice Girls licensed their name and image to Tesco's UK supermarket chain.[44] The band have reportedly been paid £5 million for their appearances in Tesco advertisements.[45] , For other uses, see Tesco (disambiguation). ...


The group's comeback single, "Headlines (Friendship Never Ends)", was announced as the official Children in Need charity single for 2007 and was released 5 November. The first public appearance on stage by the Spice Girls was made at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood, where the group performed at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. They performed two songs, 1998 single "Stop" and the lead single off their greatest hits album, "Headlines (Friendship Never Ends)". The show was filmed by CBS on November 15, 2007 for broadcast on December 4, 2007.[46] They also performed the song live for the BBC Children in Need telethon on November 16, 2007 from Los Angeles,[47] in elegant Roberto Cavalli gowns.[47] The release peaked at number 11 on the UK Singles Chart, making it the groups lowest charting British single to date. However, the album fared better, peaking at number two on the UK Albums Chart behind Leona Lewis' record breaking debut.[48] Australia was the only country for the album to debut and reach number 1.[49] This is the first Spice Girls album to reach number 1 in Australia. To date, their Greatest Hits album has been declared platinum in Australia and the UK, and gold in the United States, Canada, Brazil and New Zealand. Headlines (Friendship Never Ends) is a song written and performed by British group the Spice Girls. ... New BBC Children in Need Pudsey and logo from 2007 BBC Children in Need is an annual British charity appeal organised by the BBC. Since 1980 it has raised £470million. ... is the 309th day of the year (310th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Kodak Theatre. ... ... For the Sonata Arctica single, see Victorias Secret (song) Victorias Secret is an American retailer of womens wear, lingerie and beauty products. ... Audio sample Info Stop (help· info) Stop was the Spice Girls seventh single release in the United Kingdom (sixth in the United States) and the third release from their second album, Spiceworld. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... is the 319th day of the year (320th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... is the 338th day of the year (339th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Children in Need 2007 was a campaign held in the United Kingdom to raise money for Children in Need. ... is the 320th day of the year (321st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... Roberto Cavalli (born November 15, 1940) is a well-known Italian fashion designer of modern luxury clothing. ... “British Hit Singles” redirects here. ... The UK Albums Chart is a chart of the sales positions of albums in the United Kingdom. ... Leona Louise Lewis (born 3 April 1985) is a British singer and winner of the third series of The X Factor UK television talent show. ... Alternative covers Special Edition Box Set Greatest Hits is a hits collection by English all-female pop group the Spice Girls. ...


On December 22, 2007, the Spice Girls pre-recorded a performance of "2 Become 1" on the finale of Strictly Come Dancing.[50] is the 356th day of the year (357th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2007 (MMVII) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. ... For the Jewel song of the same name, see 2 Become 1 (Jewel song). ... Strictly Come Dancing is a British television show, featuring celebrities with professional dance partners competing in Ballroom and Latin dances. ...


On February 1, 2008, it was announced that due to personal and family commitments their tour will come to an end in Toronto on 26 February 2008, meaning that tour dates in Beijing, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Sydney, Cape Town and Buenos Aires have been completely canceled.[51] The demand for tickets was unprecedented, the Girls ended up performing 47 sell out shows, when they had originally planned to perform only 11. This however, did not fare well with the international fans. A statement read "Really sorry if we didn't get to see you this time round. We all have other commitments in our lives now, but who knows what will happen next."[51] is the 32nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 57th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Peking redirects here. ... For other uses, see Shanghai (disambiguation). ... This article is about the metropolitan area in Australia. ... Nickname: Motto: Spes Bona (Latin for Good Hope) Location of the City of Cape Town in Western Cape Province Coordinates: , Country Province Municipality City of Cape Town Metropolitan Municipality Founded 1652 Government [1]  - Type City council  - Mayor Helen Zille  - City manager Achmat Ebrahim Area [2]  - Total 2,454. ... For other uses, see Buenos Aires (disambiguation). ...


During one of the Spice Girls' concerts at Madison Square Garden, Melanie Chisholm revealed that the girls would "be delighted" to perform for Nelson Mandela at his 90th birthday party this summer, but had yet to be formally asked.[52] In March 2008 Melanie C and Emma attended the Capital Awards at which the Spice Girls were awarded the coveted 'Icon' award. Melanie C also recently stated that she had mixed feelings now that the tour has ended but also stated that "the tour may be over but the Spice Girls are very much still united." Madison Square Garden, often abbreviated as MSG, and known colloquially simply as The Garden, has been the name of four arenas in New York City. ... Melanie Jayne Chisholm (born 12 January 1974 in Whiston, Lancashire), also known as Melanie C or Mel C, is an English singer, songwriter, and television personality best known as one of the five members of the English girl group Spice Girls, who was nicknamed Sporty Spice. As a solo artist... For other people named Mandela, or other uses, see Mandela. ... Not to be confused with capitol. ...


Although there were rumors of a DVD release of the concert, the group's official website stated on April 2, 2008 that there would be no release, disappointing thousands of fans. [53] Because of this numerous sites such as FaceBook, Bebo, and YouTube have held a petition to get a release on DVD.[54] is the 92nd day of the year (93rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ... Facebook is a social networking website that was launched on February 4, 2004. ... For the contemporary Christian artist, see Bebo Norman. ... YouTube is a popular video sharing website where users can upload, view and share video clips. ... Look up Petition in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc - see Etymology) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ...


It has recently been announced that Victoria Beckham is to auction off all six of the costumes she wore in the tour. They range from £30,000 to £250,000 for the Swarovski crystal-adorned dress worn in songs such as "Goodbye" and "Let Love Lead the Way". She hopes to raise at least £1,000,000 for a charity her mother runs. Audio sample Info Goodbye (help· info) Goodbye is the Spice Girls’ ninth single in the UK and is the groups first single without former band mate, Geri Halliwell. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


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On February 27, 2008, the Spice Girls announced through their official website TheSpiceGirls.com that they had decided to disband once and for all, stating that they had "come to the end of the road", and that "the time has come" to say goodbye one last time.[55] is the 58th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. ...


Cultural impact

British music scene

After being shut out by the Brit Pop revolution that occurred in the early 1990s when bands like Oasis, Pulp and Blur dominated the charts, pop music found a voice again. The image of the Spice Girls was deliberately aimed at young girls, an audience of formidable size and potential; reinforcing the range of appeal within the target demographic were the bandmates' five distinctive personalities, which encouraged fans to identify with one member or another. This marketing was helped in no small way by the aliases assigned to each member of the group. Shortly after Wannabe’s release, the group appeared in "Top Of The Pops" magazine where each member was given a nickname based upon their image: Victoria became "Posh Spice", Emma became "Baby Spice," Melanie B was named "Scary Spice", Geri was named "Sexy Spice" (quickly changed to "Ginger Spice" due to issues with the word "sexy" on children's television), and Melanie C became "Sporty Spice".[56] Britpop is a british musical movement from the middle 90s, characterised with the appearance of bands who borrowed many influences from 60s and 70s while creating big and catchy hooks, as well as the glamour of earlier pop stardom and the sense that they were creating the soundtrack to the... Oasis are an English rock band that formed in Manchester in 1991. ... Pulp were a rock band, formed in Sheffield, England in 1978, by then 15-year-old school boy Jarvis Cocker (vocals, guitar). ... Blur were an English rock band that formed in Colchester in 1989. ... Top of sex magazine is a monthly glossy publication published by the BBC. It features chart information, star gossip, fashion and beauty advice, quizzes, songwords and posters. ...


"Girl Power"

The "Girl Power" slogan was met with mixed reactions. The phrase was a label for the particular facet of feminist empowerment embraced by the band: that a sensual, feminine appearance and equality between the sexes need not be mutually exclusive. This concept was by no means original in the pop world; both Madonna and Bananarama had employed similar outlooks, and the phrase was most likely first coined by Welsh indie band Helen Love in 1993 and was the title of an album by British pop duo Shampoo in 1995. However, the Spice Girls' version was distinctive. Its message of empowerment appealed to young girls, adolescents and adult women, and it emphasized the importance of strong, loyal friendship among females and created for this the "10 Golden Rules of Girl Power": A 2002 anime DVD The phrase Girl Power, as a term of empowerment, expressed a cultural phenomenon of the mid-late 1990s to the early 2000s and is also linked to third-wave feminism. ... This article is about the American entertainer. ... Bananarama are a British girl group who have had success on the pop and dance charts since 1982. ... źĐǜūŹŽǍǍǍŪŤšêĆŞņ This page is a candidate for speedy deletion. ...

  1. Be positive
  2. Be strong
  3. Don't let anyone put you down.
  4. Be in control of your own life and your destiny.
  5. Support your girl friends,
  6. and let them support you, too.
  7. Say what's on your mind.
  8. Approach life with attitude.
  9. Don't let anyone tell you that you can never do something because you're a girl.
  10. Have fun!

In all, the focused, consistent presentation of "girl power" formed the centrepiece of their appeal as a band.[57] Some critics dismissed it as no more than a shallow marketing tactic, while others took issue with the emphasis on physical appearance, concerned about the potential impact on self-conscious and/or impressionable youngsters. Regardless, the phrase became a cultural phenomenon, adopted as the mantra for millions of girls and even making it into the Oxford English Dictionary.[58] In summation of the concept, author Ryan Dawson said, "The Spice Girls changed British culture enough for Girl Power to now seem completely unremarkable."[59] The Oxford English Dictionary print set The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) is a dictionary published by the Oxford University Press (OUP), and is the most successful dictionary of the English language, (not to be confused with the one-volume Oxford Dictionary of English, formerly New Oxford Dictionary of English, of...


"Cool Britannia"

The term "Cool Britannia" became prominent in the media and represented the new political and social climate that was emerging with the advances made by New Labour and Tony Blair. Coming out of a period of 18 years of Conservative government, Tony Blair and New Labour were seen as young, cool and very appealing, a main driving force in making Britain look fashionable again. Although by no means responsible for the onset of "Cool Britannia", the arrival of the Spice Girls added to the new image and re-branding of Britain, and underlined the growing world popularity of British, rather than U.S., pop music. This fact was underlined at the BRIT Awards in 1997. The group won two awards[60] but it was Geri Halliwell's Union Flag dress that appeared in media coverage over the world and eventually became a symbol of "Cool Britannia". Cool Britannia is a media term that was used in the late 1990s to describe the contemporary culture of the United Kingdom. ... New Labour is an alternative name of the British political Labour Party. ... For other people of the same name, see Tony Blair (disambiguation) Anthony Charles Lynton Blair (born May 6, 1953)[1] is the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, First Lord of the Treasury, Minister for the Civil Service, Leader of the Labour Party, and Member of Parliament for the constituency... The Conservative Party, officially though less commonly known as the Conservative and Unionist Party, is a political party in the United Kingdom. ... The Brit Awards are the annual United Kingdom pop music awards founded by the British Phonographic Industry. ... Union Jack redirects here. ...


Iconic Status

Geri in a Roberto Cavalli remake of her infamous union flag dress during the Return of the Spice Girls tour.

The Union Flag dress Geri wore has acquired something of an iconic status, and sold at a cancer charity auction for £36,000 after interest from a frenzy of bidders.[61] The dress was one of many items of Spice Girls memorabilia sold at the auction, where total sales reached £146,511 for charity.[61] Roberto Cavalli (born November 15, 1940) is a well-known Italian fashion designer of modern luxury clothing. ... Union Jack redirects here. ... Look up dress in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Return of the Spice Girls was a Spice Girls concert tour that visited five countries and commenced on December 2, 2007 in Vancouver, Canada[1] and ended in Toronto on February 26, 2008. ... Union Jack redirects here. ... Look up dress in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


The iconic symbolism of the Spice Girls in the 90s is also down to their merchandising and willingness to be apart of a media driven world. They advertised for many brands and even parodied themselves in the video for the song "Spice Up Your Life" in which the band fly in a space ship surrounded by billboards and adverts featuring them. Because of their regularity being seen in adverts and in the press and media the band solidified themselves as a phenomenon, an icon, of the decade and for British music.


The Spice Girls are revered as Gay Icons, especially in the UK. By a market survey of the homepage onepoll.com more than 5,000 gays and lesbians from the UK voted the members Victoria Beckham place 12 and Geri Halliwell place 43 to the Top 50 gay icons of all time.[62] Geri joked at the Video Music Awards in 1998 about her appearance as Ginger Spice: "As you have noted, I am no longer dressed like a drag queen". Emma Bunton, during an interview, explained why the Spice Girls have so many gay fans: "We were really flattered with having such a huge gay fan base because they know about fashion and they know about songs...I'm so flattered that we've got such a huge gay following, it's amazing."[63] Wikipedia does not yet have an article with this exact name. ...


Ten years after the release of their debut single The Spice Girls were voted the biggest cultural icons of the 1990s by 80% in a UK poll of 1,000 people carried out for the board game Trivial Pursuit, stating that "Girl Power" defined the decade.[64] Trivial Pursuit is a board game where progress is determined by a players ability to answer general knowledge, popular culture questions. ... A 2002 anime DVD The phrase Girl Power, as a term of empowerment, expressed a cultural phenomenon of the mid-late 1990s to the early 2000s and is also linked to third-wave feminism. ...


Career records and achievements

  • The Girls first recording was 7 months from the beginning of their career debut.
  • Total record sales in the region of 55+ million. As of February 2000, the Spice Girls had certified sales of 37 million albums and 18.2 million singles:[4]
  • Certified sales of 13 million albums in Europe,[20] 11 million in the US[21] and 2.2 million in Canada.[29]
  • Total of nine number one singles in the UK - tied with ABBA behind Take That (ten), The Shadows (twelve), Madonna (thirteen), Westlife (fourteen), Cliff Richard (fourteen), The Beatles (seventeen) and Elvis Presley (twenty-one).
  • Three consecutive Christmas number one singles in the UK for: ("2 Become 1," 1996; "Too Much," 1997; "Goodbye," 1998)[65]
  • "Wannabe" is the biggest selling single by an all female group. Sales are in the region of 6 million copies.[66]
  • First (and only) female act to have their first six singles ("Wannabe", "Say You'll Be There", "2 Become 1", "Mama/Who Do You Think You Are", "Spice Up Your Life" and "Too Much") make number one on the UK charts. (Their run was broken by "Stop", which peaked at number two in March 1998.)
  • The Spice Girls achieved the highest ever annual earnings by an all female group in 1998 with an income of £49 million.[67]
  • Spice is the 18th biggest-selling album of all time in the UK with over 3 million copies sold. It topped the charts for 15 weeks (non-consecutive) the most by a female group in the UK[68] and the biggest-selling album of the all time by a girl group with sales in excess of 23 millions copies worldwide [69][70]
  • Highest international debut on the Billboard Hot 100 at number five with "Say You'll Be There", (This record still holds to date.)
  • "Spiceworld" shipped 7 million copies in just two weeks, including 1.4 million in Britain alone - the largest-ever shipment of an album over 14 days.[71]
  • Spiceworld: The Movie broke the record for the highest-ever weekend debut for Super Bowl Weekend (January 25, 1998) in the US, with box office sales of $10,527,222. This record has since been beaten by The Butterfly Effect in 2004.[72]
  • Spiceworld: The Movie topped the UK video charts on its first week of release, selling over 55,000 copies on its first day in the shops.[73]
  • Received several awards including four BRIT Awards, three American Music Awards, three MTV Europe Music Awards, one MTV Video Music Awards and three World Music Awards.
  • 23,000 tickets for Spice Girls reunion shows in London sold out in 38 seconds.[40]

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Discography

Albums

Singles

Tours

See also: List of unreleased Spice Girls songs

The following article documents the album, single and multimedia releases by the British recording group, the Spice Girls. ... Spice is the multi-platinum debut album by English pop group Spice Girls, released in 1996 (see 1996 in music) and 1997 (see 1997 in music). ... Spiceworld is the second album by British pop group the Spice Girls, released in 1997 (see 1997 in music). ... Forever is the third studio album by English pop group the Spice Girls, released in 2000 (see 2000 in music). ... Alternative covers Special Edition Box Set Greatest Hits is a hits collection by English all-female pop group the Spice Girls. ... Alternate cover Japanese CD cover Audio sample Wannabe is the first single from the Spice Girls first album, Spice. ... Audio sample Say Youll Be There is a pop–Dance song performed by the girl group the Spice Girls. ... For the Jewel song of the same name, see 2 Become 1 (Jewel song). ... Audio sample Spice track listing Last Time Lover (5) Mama (6) Who Do You Think You Are (7) Mama was the fourth single off the Spice Girls debut album, Spice. ... The tone or style of this article or section may not be appropriate for Wikipedia. ... Spice Up Your Life is a pop–samba song by the Spice Girls. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Audio sample Info Stop (help· info) Stop was the Spice Girls seventh single release in the United Kingdom (sixth in the United States) and the third release from their second album, Spiceworld. ... Viva Forever is a song by the Spice Girls on their second album, Spiceworld, released as a single some time after the departure of Ginger Spice, Geri Halliwell, in May 1998. ... Audio sample Info Goodbye (help· info) Goodbye is the Spice Girls’ ninth single in the UK and is the groups first single without former band mate, Geri Halliwell. ... For Holler in Germany, see Holler, Germany. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Headlines (Friendship Never Ends) is a song written and performed by British group the Spice Girls. ... Girl Power! Live In Istanbul was the first set of major concerts by the British pop group, The Spice Girls, in 1997. ... The Spiceworld Tour was a concert tour performed by the British Europop group The Spice Girls. ... Christmas In Spiceworld was a short UK tour by the 4 piece Spice Girls in late 1999. ... The Return of the Spice Girls was a Spice Girls concert tour that visited five countries and commenced on December 2, 2007 in Vancouver, Canada[1] and ended in Toronto on February 26, 2008. ...

See also

This is a list of the worlds best-selling albums, as determined by sources that have a history as being trustworthy and reliable. ... The worlds best-selling music artists cannot be listed officially, as there is no organization that has recorded global music sales in the manner that the RIAA does in the United States. ... The worlds best-selling single cannot be listed officially, since there is no international body to count global record sales. ... The Best Selling Singles Artists in the UK were revealed in a Channel 4 documentary in February 2004. ... Billboard Magazine began publishing year-end lists for Album Sales in 1956. ... // The Christians - Colour January 27 for 1 week Phil Collins - But Seriously. ... This is a list of the number one singles on the UK Singles Chart, during the 1990s. ... This is a list of Christmas number one singles in the United Kingdom. ... This is a list of recording artists who have reached number one on Australias singles chart from 1956 to the present. ... This is an incomplete list of recording artists who have reached number one on the singles and albums chart in Republic of Ireland. ... The following is a list of artists that have had a no. ... The Supremes A Go-Go (1966) was the first album by a female group to reach the top position of the Billboard magazine pop albums chart in the United States. ...

References

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  67. ^ World Record for highest ever annual earnings by a girl band. Guinness World Records. Retrieved March 12, 2006
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Book references

  • Larkin, Colin, The Virgin Encyclopaedia of Popular Music (4th ed.) (Virgin Books, 2003.) ISBN 1-85227-923-0
  • Hardy, Phil, The Faber Companion to 20th century Popular Music (Faber and Faber, 2001) ISBN 0-571-19608-X
  • Sinclair, David, : How the Spice Girls Reinvented Pop Fame (Omnibuss Press, 2004) ISBN 0-711-98643-6

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