Spice Girls

Formed 1996. Disbanded 26 March 2008.
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Steve Wright chats to Spice Girl Mel C

Steve and the team chat to Spice Girl Mel C.

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The Spice Girls were a British pop girl group formed in 1994. The group consisted of five members, who each later adopted nicknames initially ascribed to them: Melanie Brown ("Scary Spice"), Melanie Chisholm ("Sporty Spice"), Emma Bunton ("Baby Spice"), Geri Halliwell ("Ginger Spice"), and Victoria Beckham, née Adams ("Posh Spice"). They were 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 30 million copies worldwide and their follow up album Spiceworld sold over 20 million copies worldwide. becoming the best-selling album by a female group in music history. In total they have sold over 80 million records worldwide, making them the best-selling female group of all time, one of the best-selling pop groups of all time, and the biggest British pop phenomenon since Beatlemania.

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