Emma Bunton

Born 21 January 1976.
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Emma Bunton - Interview with French and Saunders

Dawn French and Jennifer Saunders reunite once more and Spice Girl Emma Bunton and her Mum join in the fun.

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Biography

Emma Lee Bunton (born 21 January 1976) is a British pop singer, best known as a member of the girl group the Spice Girls formed in the 1990s. Bunton is known as Baby Spice as she is the youngest member. In 2009 she began as a radio presenter on the Heart Breakfast show in London with Jamie Theakston and presenting her own show on Saturday between 5pm and 7pm.

Her debut solo album, A Girl Like Me, was released in the United Kingdom on 16 April 2001 by Virgin Records. The album debuted and peaked at number four on the UK Albums Chart. It was certified gold by the British Phonographic Industry for sales in excess of 100,000 copies, ultimately becoming the 147th best-selling album in the UK for 2001. The album brought the UK and New Zealand number-one single "What Took You So Long?" as well as top five hits "What I Am" and "Take My Breath Away" and the top 20 hit "We're Not Gonna Sleep Tonight".

Bunton's second album, Free Me, was released in 2004 through 19 Entertainment/Universal Records. Four singles were taken from it: "Free Me", "Maybe", "I'll Be There" and "Crickets Sing for Anamaria". Bunton reunited with the Spice Girls in 2007 for an international tour and greatest hits album. From 2003 to 2012 Bunton had a recurring role on the BBC comedy series Absolutely Fabulous. Bunton performed at the 2012 Summer Olympics closing ceremony on 12 August with the Spice Girls.

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  1. Review of Life in Mono

    Life in Mono 2006

    Reviewed by Talia Kraines
    Here comes Emma Bunton checking out those same sixties vibes, but singing nursery...
  2. Review of Free Me

    Free Me 2004

    Free Me is sophisticated and stylish grown-up pop; all wispy, lush and gorgeous, just...