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The Spice Girls were a British pop girl group formed in 1994. The members consist of Victoria Beckham (née Adams), Melanie Brown, Emma Bunton, Melanie Chisholm and Geri Halliwell. They are signed to Virgin Records and released their debut single, "Wannabe" in 1996, which hit number-one in more than 30 countries and helped establish the group as a "global phenomenon". Credited for being the pioneers that paved the way for the commercial breakthrough of teen pop in the late 1990s, their debut album, "Spice", sold more than 23 million copies worldwide, becoming the best-selling album by a female group in music history. They have sold over 80 million records worldwide with only four albums and twelve singles, making them the best selling girl group of all time. Measures of their success include international record sales, a 2007–2008 reunion tour, merchandising, record-breaking achievements, iconic symbolism such as the Union Jack dress, "Girl Power", a box office hit film Spice World and their nicknames.
November 11, 2010
Florence & The Machine singer Florence Welch has admitted her music taste wasn’t always so cool. The singer has revealed that her first record purchase was the debut album from girlband the Spice Girls. Read more
September 3, 2010
Jennifer Saunders is writing the script for the upcoming Spice Girls musical, Viva Forever. The production, which is due to open in London in 2012, will feature the girl group's music as well as a contemporary story about celebrity and fame. Read more
October 3, 2008
Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell has been crowd the most successful female celebrity children's author of 2008. Halliwell's six book series for children, Ugenia Lavender, tells the adventures of a nine-year-old girl. Read more
September 26, 2008
Spice Girl Mel B is to auction clothing she wore during her time in the girl group as part of an extensive house sale. The singer's Scary Spice leopard print outfit, boots and the suit she wore when she met Prince Charles will all go under the hammer. Read more
September 19, 2008
The Spice Girls have beaten Led Zeppelin to take the crown of the Best Music Reunion of the last 12 months at the Vodafone Live Music Awards. Despite playing in front of some half empty venues, the pop group's return to the fray got more public votes than Zep's legendary show at the O2 Arena last year. Read more
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