The Spice girls are giving us ’90s babies a reason to rejoice–sort of. They’re not working on a new album or going on tour, but they have confirmed that they will be exploring “some incredible new opportunities together.”
Melanie “Scary Spice” Brown, Melanie “Sporty Spice” Chisholm, Emma “Baby Spice” Bunton, Geri “Ginger Spice” Halliwell, and Victoria “Posh Spice” Adams took back the power of pop during their formation in 1994. The group was formed by Bob and Chris Herbert of Heart Management to compete with boy bands like Take That and East 17, but the girls left the management not long after their formation. They signed a deal with Virgin Records in 1995, and less than a year later made waves their breakout hit “Wannabe”.
The group released three studio albums in total: “Spice” in 1996, “Spiceworld” in 1997, and “Forever” in 2000. They unofficially announced an indefinite hiatus in December 2000 to focus on their solo careers, but made it clear that they had no intentions of splitting. The Spice Girls reformed in 2007 and went on a world tour that was cut short after two months due to family and personal commitments. Throughout the span of their career as a group, they’ve won numerous Brit Awards, American Music Awards, and Billboard Music Awards.
Their last performance dates back to the 2012 London Olympics, but it seems like they’ve got plans this year. Rumors of a reunion first surfaced after Ginger Spice posted a photo of the girls on Instagram.
A few hours later, they released a joint statement saying, “We are always overwhelmed at how much interest there is across the whole world for the Spice Girls,” the group said. “The time now feels right to explore some incredible new opportunities together. We have enjoyed a wonderful afternoon catching up and reminiscing about the amazing times we have spent together. We all agree that there are many exciting possibilities that will once again embrace the original essence of the Spice Girls, while reinforcing our message of female empowerment for future generations.”
Actual plans of their reformation are yet to be confirmed, but speculations of a TV project in China, a televised singing competition, various endorsement deals and a new compilation album are just some of the offers they are considering. We’ll keep you guys updated!
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