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Top 10 Facts - Spice Girls
11.19.2015
Fact #1

The Spice Girls are an English pop girl group formed in 1994. The group consisted of Melanie Brown ("Scary Spice"), Melanie

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They were signed to Virgin Records and released their debut single "Wannabe" in 1996, which hit number one in 37 countries and established them as a global phenomenon.

Fact #3

Their debut album Spice sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, becoming the best-selling album by a female group in

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The Spice Girls 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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Measures of their success include international record sales, a 2007-2008 reunion tour, merchandising, record-breaking achievements, iconic symbolism such as Halliwell's Union lack dress representing "girl power", and a ?lm Spice World.

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The group became one of the most successful marketing engines ever, earning up to S75 million per year, with their global grosses estimated at S500-800 million between 1996 and 1998.

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In 1996, Top of the Pops magazine gave each member of the group aliases, which were adopted by the group and media. According to Rolling Stone iournalist and biographer David Sinclair, "Scary, Baby, Ginger, Posh and Sporty were the most widely recognised group of individuals since lohn, Paul, George, and Ringo".

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With the "girl power" phenomenon, the Spice Girls were popular cultural icons of the 1990s. They are cited as part of the ‘second

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Victoria Beckham was called Posh Spice because of her more upper-middle-class background, her choppy brunette bob hairstyle and refined attitude, form-fitting designer outfits and her love of high-heeled footwear.

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Melanie (also called Mel B) was given the nickname Scary Spice because of her outrageous, "in-your-face" attitude, "loud"

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11. Emma was called Baby Spice because she was the youngest member of the group, wore her long blonde hair in pigtails, wore babydoll dresses, had an innocent smile, and had a girly girl personality.

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12. Melanie (also called Mel C) was called Sporty Spice because she usually wore a tracksuit with her long dark hair in a ponytail and sported a tough girl attitude as well as tattoos on both of her arms. She also possessed true athletic abilities, her signature being her ability to perform back handsprings.

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13. Geri was called Ginger Spice because of her "liveliness, zest, and flaming red hair." She often wore outrageous stage out?ts, as in the iconic Union lack dress. Geri was seen by some as the de facto leader of the group thanks to her articulate conversational style and business sawy nature. She was also the eldest member of the group.

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