AFTER MONTHS OF RUMORS AND SPECULATION, THE WORD IS NOW OFFICIALLY OUT. BRITISH POP GROUP THE SPICE GIRLS ARE GETTING BACK TOGETHER FOR A ONE-OFF WORLD TOUR.
The British girls group Spice Girls was formed in 1994. Their first single Wannabe was an instant success, not in the least thanks to the works of a marketing machine behind the 5 girls as seldom seen in the history of pop music before. The Spice Girls were brought to life as the female answer to the huge amount of teenage boys band that dominated the international music scene in the 1990’s, and – as we all know – not without success. The five members of the group – Melanie Chisholm, Gerri Halliwell, Emma Bunton, Melanie Brown and Victoria Adams – better known these days as Victoria Beckham – were given nicknames by Top Of The Pops Magazine in 1996 (Sporty Spice, Ginger Spice, Baby Spice, Scary Spice and Posh Spice) which the girls immediately adopted, and which became one of their biggest signature, next to the buzzword ‘girlpower.’
In a period of two years, the girls made two successful albums and a movie, and, according to biographer David Sinclair, they became "a social phenomenon that changed the course of popular music and popular culture." In early 1998 the Spice Girls embarked on a 102 date world tour, and it was during this tour that Gerri Halliwell dropped the bomb by announcing her departure from the band in order to pursue a solo career. The four remaining members were confident the group’s success would continue, even after Gerri’s departure. And with the success of Viva Forever, the first single release as a four-some, it did look like they were right, but their 2000 album 'Forever' received only a fraction of the success the previous two albums had, and it wasn’t for long of the official break up was announced.
Since the group's break-up, rumors have persisted of a reunion, and now, after 6 years of doing their own individual things, the Spice Girls have decided to reunite for a twenty-five date world wide tour, entitled ‘The return of The Spice Girls.’ And even though the girls admitted that the reunion is not likely to be permanent, a first greatest hits album is planned to be released on November, one month before the tours kick-off in Los Angeles.-B-
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