Spice Girls were the first major British pop music phenomenon of the mid-'90s. Their proud, all-girl image and catchy dance-pop appealed to younger listeners, while their colorful, sexy personalities and sense of humour appealed to older music fans, making Spice Girls a cross-generational success. The group comprised of five members, who each later adopted nicknames given to them by the British press Melanie Brown ("Scary Spice"), Melanie Chisholm ("Sporty Spice"), Emma Bunton ("Baby Spice"), Geri Halliwell ("Ginger Spice"), and Victoria Beckham ("Posh Spice").
When the Spice Girls released their debut single "Wannabe" in the United Kingdom it was a huge success. The song then proved to be a global hit, hitting number 1 in 31 countries and becoming not only the biggest selling debut single by an all-female group but also the biggest-selling single by an all-female group of all time.
- Debut album SPICE sold more than 28 million copies worldwide and becoming the best-selling album by a female group in music history.
- Sold over 75 million records worldwide
- Second album SPICEWORLD sold 20 million copies worldwide
- At MTV Europe Music Award the girls won Best Group and Best New Pop album.
- In 2007, the group reunion as a band to embark on a worldwide concert tour. Ticket sold out in 38 seconds. Sixteen additional dates in London had be added and sold out.
- Many US dates such as Las Vegas, Los Angeles and Chicago all sold out in seconds.
A new Musical “Viva Forever”, opening in December 2012 in London England which featured the Spice Girls songs.
The phenomenon of the Spice Girls and the term Girl Power still lives on today through their music that will always be considered the best pop music of all time.