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The Spice Girls at 25: Here's the story from A to Z

The Spice Girls at 25: Here's the story from A to Z

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The Spice Girls: Wannabe

The soon-to-be famous five started getting dance and voice training, and slowly realized that they might be taken for a ride. 

They decided to rescue themselves and their recordings, and build a new team with a new manager, eventually signing up with Virgin Records.

The Spice Girls: Everyone's Favourite

  • The Spice Girls became an instant hit, with their colourful, cartoonish looks and catchy lyrics.
  • Their first single, wannabe, debuted at No. 3, and soon went up to the No.1 spot. 
  • The original demo has been released this year on its 25th Anniversary.

The Spice Girls: Two Become One

  • Their first concert was in Istanbul, Turkey in 1997, sponsored by Pepsi.
  • The lyrics of the song Two Become One was changed to be more inclusive, given the bands loyal LGBTQ following.
  • Their subsequent albums and singles were criticised by people who couldn’t relate to concepts like girl power. That didn’t deter the band, who enjoyed global number one hits.
  • The Spice Girls sold their name in more than a hundred products including chocolate, body sprays and cameras. 
  • Spice-branded pyjamas, beach towels and dolls flooded the market at the height of their popularity.

Spice Girls

Spice Girls

In 1996, Spice Girls, consisting of Victoria Adams, Melanie Brown, Emma Bunton, Melanie Chisholm and Geri Halliwell, became world-famous with the one-shot video of wannabe, a song initially considered too weird and anarchic.

The girls gave their auditions in 1994, seeing an ad for a girl band in a newspaper. Around 400 prospects were there in the first audition, but the second round only had 10 girls after a month.

The Spice Girls: Girl Power

  • The Spice Girls fan-following consisted of pre-teens, kids, girls , boys and even Prince William.
  • They had their own nick names: Scary, Sporty, Baby, Posh and Ginger, due to their characters being dramatically diverse.
  • Their Spiceworld Tour of 1998 was the highest earning tour ever by a female group.
  • They performed at the London Olympic Games in 2012, their last concert when all five girls sang together.
  • Ginger Spice quit in 1998 only to be back after many years, straining her relationship with the others.

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