spice girls

By Olivia Howard

glossary

phenomenon-a fact or situation that is observed to exist or happen, especially one whose cause or explanation is in question.

spice girl history

The Spice Girls are an English pop girl group formed in 1994. The group consists of Melanie Brown ("Scary Spice"), Melanie Chisholm ("Sporty Spice"), Emma Bunton ("Baby Spice"), Geri Halliwell ("Ginger Spice"), and Victoria Beckham, née Adams ("Posh Spice"). They were signed to Virgin Records and released their debut single "Wannabe" in 1996, which hit number one in 37 countries[1][2] and established them as a global phenomenon. Their debut album Spice sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, becoming the best-selling album by a female group in history. Their follow up album Spiceworld sold over 20 million copies worldwide.[3][4][5][6] The Spice Girls have sold over 80 million records worldwide,[7][8][9] making them the best-selling female group of all time, one of the best-selling pop groups of all time,[7][10] and the biggest British pop phenomenon since Beatlemania.