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Spice Girls

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Famous as :

Pop female group

Birth Name :

Touch

Birth Date :

1994

Birth Place :

London, England, UK

Claim to fame :

Single "Wannabe" (1996)

Biography


While the music world in the early '90s was dominated by boy bands that were inspired by the first and second Britpop invasion, two men placed their view outside the box. Father and son, Chris and Bob Hebert, saw the need of a break from the patriarchy mainstream and spurted the idea of putting an all-girl group that will give a good competition in the industry. An advertisement to seek talented girls who are able to sing, dance and have the 'it' factor was placed on The Stage in 1994 and responds were surprisingly well. Hundreds of potential, eager and hopeful young women answered the ad but five stood out among the crowd. Victoria Adams, Melanie Brown, Geri Halliwell, Lianne Morgan and Michelle Stephenson were bound as 'Touch' and taken under Heart Management. Their first tasks were to create demos and do dance routines. It was became apparent that Stephenson and Morgan did not 'fit' in the group. Under many considerations, they were dismissed from the band that quickly took the anticipation to look for the replacements.

Melanie Chisholm was brought in and Abigail Kas was initially invited as the fifth member but it was Emma Bunton who became the last jigsaw piece to the band. Bunton was introduced to the other girls by vocal coach Pepe Lemer and as Halliwell put it, "Straight away I knew she was the one." The girls moved on to become a one solid act but they were not backed up with necessary management. In December 1994, with bleak future and little contract, they took the action themselves by encouraging Bob to set up a showcase in front of executives. Making a generally impressive performance, the band were about to sign a biding contract with Heart Management but backed out after a legal advise given by Adams' father said otherwise. Taking all the master tapes of their work, they parted ways with the company in March 1995 and headed to 19 Management which was fronted by Simon Fuller. Months later the girls earned a contract deal with Virgin and took the name Spice Girls in replacement of 'Touch'.

Latest News


Backstreet Boys and Spice Girls' Joint Tour Not Happening

March 26, 2014 04:57:02 GMT

is not going on a tour with . A representative for the boyband has confirmed to MTV News that the reports about the boys planning to hit the road with the ladies from the British group are not true.
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Victoria Beckham Says No to Reuniting With Spice Girls Again

January 22, 2014 02:34:57 GMT

Victoria Beckham a.k.a. has expressed no desire to reunite again with her mates from . The popular five-piece last performed together during the opening ceremony at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
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Spice Girls Reunite to Debut Their Stage Musical 'Viva Forever!'

December 12, 2012 04:55:38 GMT

Their group folded up more than a decade ago, but the five members of took the stage once again for a curtain call for the musical premiere of "Viva Forever!" on Tuesday, December 11 at London's West End. The Piccadilly Theatre was filled with fans and followers of "Girl Power" to support Posh Spice (), Scary Spice (Melanie Brown), Baby Spice (), Sporty Spice () and Ginger Spice ().
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Video: Spice Girls' Reunion and Queen's Duet With Jessie J at Olympic Closing Ceremony

August 13, 2012 02:07:48 GMT

Some of the most famous British musicians gathered for the closing ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics on Sunday, August 12. As it had been expected, the reunited took the stage to cater the crowd with their hit singles "Wannabe" and "Spice Up Your Life". , Melanie Brown, , and were singing atop cabs toward the end of their set.
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Spice Girls to Perform at London Olympics Closing Ceremony

July 20, 2012 18:58:59 GMT

The are expected to be found on the same stage one again this summer. The British girlband are set to perform at the closing ceremony of the London Olympics on August 12, reports said.
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Spice Girls Reunited for the Launching of 'Viva Forever!'

June 26, 2012 17:54:58 GMT

A brief reunion of the took place at a central London hotel on Tuesday, June 26. , Melanie Brown, , and were on hand to launch a new musical called "Viva Forever!" which is based on their popular songs.
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Spice Girls May NOT Reunite for Queen's Jubilee Due to Posh

January 29, 2012 08:18:21 GMT

Fans of may have to wait first before getting all excited about their reunion. Earlier this week, Scary Spice aka Melanie Brown said in a TV interview that they would be reuniting this summer for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee concert but a source said that one of them is not saying yes.
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Report: Spice Girls Start to Sign Up for Olympics Appearance

January 20, 2012 16:37:35 GMT

There's a chance that , , Melanie Brown, and would reunite on stage again as . The popular Brit girls group reportedly would appear at the Olympics in London this summer to promote their forthcoming musical, "Viva Forever."
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Former Spice Girl Mel C Debuts 'Rock Me' Music Video

June 08, 2011 07:43:34 GMT

, one of the former , has just premiered a music video for her latest solo single "Rock Me". It features soccer-loving male and female dancers showing off their skills in dancing and playing ball under a bridge on the side of a Manchester street.
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Spice Girls Musical Delayed

May 08, 2011 13:08:00 GMT

The "Wannabe" hitmakers, have been hands on in the creation of "Viva Forever", a show inspired by the songs of the British girl group, which comprised of , , , Melanie Brown and Melanie Chisholm.
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John Mayall's Son Is a High School Baseball Star

April 27, 2011 11:08:00 GMT

John Mayall and his realtor/singer wife Maggie Mayall have high hopes for Sammy Mayall and the former John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers leader admits he has developed an interest in the sport through his son's achievements.
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Geri Halliwell Wants Spice Girls Reunion for Olympics

April 27, 2011 11:08:00 GMT

Melanie Chisholm previously admitted she'd love to reunite the girl group, which also includes pregnant stars Melanie Brown, and , to sing at the Opening Ceremony, which will be directed by Oscar-winner Danny Boyle.
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Melanie Chisholm Tackling Triathlon for Charity

April 14, 2011 08:34:10 GMT

The former star is training for the running, swimming and cycling endurance race in London in July (11) - and she's appealing for sponsors to generate money for Sparks, a U.K. medical research organisation which helps sick kids.
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George Michael: Spice Girls Inspire Music

March 12, 2011 02:11:27 GMT

has heaped praise on the for changing the music scene by encouraging more British females to break into the industry. , , Melanie Brown, and rose to fame in the 1990s with their pop hits and "Girl Power" mantra.
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Valerie Cruz Engaged to Mystery Man

January 11, 2011 06:38:58 GMT

Actress rang in the New Year as a bride-to-be - she's engaged to a mystery man. The Cuban beauty, who has appeared on U.S. dramas "" and "", confirmed her engagement to Latina.com, but she refuses to name her future husband, who proposed over the holiday season.
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Michelle Williams' Flight to Atlanta Canceled Due to Snow

January 11, 2011 04:32:42 GMT

R&B singer has been forced to postpone a chat on actress and TV presenter 's U.S. talk show after her flight to Atlanta, Georgia was canceled due to heavy snowfall in the state. The former member was due to sit down with the "" star on "The Mo'Nique Show" on Tuesday, January 11 to discuss her upcoming stage stint in new play "What My Husband Doesn't Know".
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Michelle Williams Opens Yoga Center for Single Mothers

January 11, 2011 04:31:03 GMT

Actress is launching a yoga center for single mothers. The "" star has been raising five-year-old daughter Matilda as a single mum since her ex-boyfriend, late actor , died of an accidental overdose in January 2008.
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'Rizzoli and Isles' Star Sasha Alexander Welcomed Son in December

January 11, 2011 04:30:37 GMT

Screen siren rang in the New Year as a third-time grandmother - her daughter-in-law, actress , gave birth to a baby boy in December 2010. "" star Alexander and her writer/director husband Edoardo Ponti - the son of Italian actress Loren - welcomed their second child, Leonardo Fortunato Ponti, on December 20 in Geneva, Switzerland.
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Darren Aronofsky, Christopher Nolan Nominated for 2011 DGA Awards

January 11, 2011 04:30:14 GMT

Darren Aronofsky, David Fincher and Tom Hooper's Oscars hopes have been given a huge boost - the trio are among the nominees for the top honour at the 2011 Directors Guild of America Awards. Christopher Nolan and David O. Russell make up the five-strong shortlist for the prestigious DGA Award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Feature Film for 2010.
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Victoria Adams Thanks Spice Girls for Congratulations

January 11, 2011 03:33:30 GMT

' former bandmates are among the stars who have offered their congratulations following news she is pregnant with her fourth child. The singer-turned-fashion designer and her soccer ace husband announced on Sunday, January 9 they are set to welcome another baby later this year, a sibling for their sons Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz.
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Victoria Beckham Teaches Her Kids of American Money

October 07, 2010 08:51:44 GMT

Multi-millionaire is determined to teach her children about money management - she makes them barter for breakfast. The former star and soccer ace husband live in Los Angeles with their sons Brooklyn, 11, Romeo, eight, and five-year-old Cruz.
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Blur's Alex James Hates Motley Crue, Fancies Spice Girls

October 07, 2010 08:46:42 GMT

star Alex James is not a fan of - he has branded the group's music "rubbish" and the rockers "muppets". The bassist has dismissed the American group's musical offerings and poked fun at them during an appearance on British TV show Richard Bacon's Beer & Pizza Club.
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Spice Girls Plan 'Spice World' Sequel

July 23, 2010 07:32:53 GMT

The are reuniting for a new movie - the five-piece is working on a musical based on their hits. The former girl band, comprising of , , , Melanie Brown and , announced earlier this year they are developing a West End stage musical based on their hit songs with "" film producer Judy Craymer.
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Spice Girls Will Take Part in Musical Audition

July 14, 2010 09:46:33 GMT

Wannabe actors trying out for the new musical will have to impress some very important people - the pop stars themselves are overseeing casting of the stage show. The "Spice Up Your Life" hitmakers have been asked to give their input throughout the production process for "Viva Forever", a musical inspired by the songs of the all-conquering girl group, comprising of , , , Melanie Brown and .
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Melanie C Dismisses Spice Girls Reunion Rumor

June 14, 2010 09:47:57 GMT

has dismissed reports the are preparing to regroup for another comeback tour - insisting all five girls are too busy to reunite. British tabloids claimed last month the "Wannabe" hitmakers wanted to put on another series of shows, following their sold-out world trek in 2007 and 2008, which marked the first time the original line-up had performed together since quit to go solo in 1998.
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Brandy Denies Turning Into a Rapper

June 08, 2010 05:04:55 GMT

R&B singer has laughed off reports she is seriously considering a career in rap after rhyming on a pair of tracks for her upcoming album. The "Never Say Never" hitmaker introduced her rap alter-ego Bran'Nu in December 2009 for a collaboration with hip-hop producer .
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Lily Allen Calls Spice Girls and S Club 7 'Rubbish'

June 08, 2010 04:37:18 GMT

Fiery has blasted the , modern music, and even her own father in an explosive new interview. The "Smile" singer branded the "Wannabe" hitmakers not "real", and hit out at British pop band for making "rubbish" music. She even took aim at her dad, actor Keith Allen - insisting he's "useless" and "not a responsible adult" for walking out on the family when she was just four years old.
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Victoria Beckham Might Be Excluded From Spice Girls' Second Comeback

May 31, 2010 09:07:52 GMT

The are hoping to regroup for another comeback tour - but the bandmembers are struggling to convince to return, according to a U.K. report. The "Wannabe" hitmakers thrilled fans when they returned for a sold-out world trek in 2007 and 2008 - the first time the original line-up had performed together since quit to go solo in 1998.
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Geri Halliwell Left Spice Girls After Banned From Doing Solo Interview

April 03, 2010 07:33:34 GMT

decided to quit the after her bandmates refused to allow her to do a solo interview with a British breast cancer charity. During her Spice Girl heyday, the singer revealed how she had found a lump in her breast and feared she could have had cancer. U.K. charity Breast Cancer Care approached Halliwell in 1998 to help publicize the cause by giving an interview on her cancer scare.
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New On-Set Pics of 'Predators' Expose the Home Planet

February 17, 2010 02:40:52 GMT

Bloody Disgusting has got its hand on new behind-the-scenes images from upcoming "". The five photos give a look at the filming location, which is set to be a barren jungle, without any of the cast being captured by the camera. The barren jungle actually has been seen in the previous on-set pictures but this time there are some photos which expose bones and what looks like fake flesh scattered around the woods.
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