The five symbols of British girl power, the Spice Girls, went from being famous teen pinups to mothers who’ve come together again to restore hope to the masses and demonstrate the commercial power of the Spice Girls. These girls sold 75 million records, produced a film in 1997, and joined together again for a world tour in 2008 and right now they are lending their songs to a musical. The creator of Mamma Mia!, Judy Craymer, announced that within two years a musical will come out in which their most popular songs will appear under the title of Viva Forever.
In the 90s, Posh, Sporty, Ginger, Baby and Scary Spice sang Wannabe, Say you’ll be there or Spice up your life with dynamism, style and feminine strength. They were the muses of the English pop scene that made many people dance. Each represents a different personality, so the teenagers identified with one of them. The Spice Girls were heard on all the radios around the world for many years and they become a legend: today, they don’t sing on the big stages, but at home their audience is their young children.
When Geri left the band in 1998 things began to take a new direction. In 2001, they all decide to continue with their solo careers : Victoria Beckham (Posh Spice) is mother of three children, wife of the famous Milan footballer David Beckham, model and fashion designer of her own brand dvb (David Victoria Beckham). In 2007, she received two English awards from the Glamour Magazines : Woman of the Year and the Businesswoman of the year.
Melanie Brown (Scary Spice) is perhaps the one that has most changed in appearance. She left her African hair style and sporty clothing to be sexier than ever. She participated in several television programs and films and she wrote her biography, called “Catch a Fire”. In 1999 she was the first of the Spice Girls to have a baby and in 2007 she had another baby – son of Eddie Murphy, but she has changed her partners several times during those years. Geri Halliwell left the platforms and the red hair to be blonde and participate in campaigns to help the women in Nepal- She also became Goodwill Ambassador for the United Nations.
Speaking of babies, Melanie Chisholm (the Sporty Spice) gave birth to her daughter Scarlet in 2009 and Baby Spice, Emma Bunton, is no longer a “girl” – she was the youngest one, and she had her own baby in 2007. Now the Spice Girls are not as hot as before, but mature savvy women. Their feminist slogan was, however, very critizised: the media said that trying to defend the independent and liberated woman singing songs like that had no sense. More than Girl Power, many people just saw commercial music. And now they will be back with this musical tribute by Judy Craymer and of course their fans will absolutely love it !
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