Surprising New Facts About The Spice Girls

Published on 04/04/2018
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Did you know the Spice Girls were originally called Touch? The group was founded in 1994 and switched named in 1995 after switching management. We think this was a wise decision. This is just one of many interesting facts that we didn’t know about UK’s awesome girl power group. We compiled a list of the 15 most shocking and interesting facts that you might not know about the super famous girl group. If you haven’t read up on the group in awhile, this is the article for you.

Emma Bunton Wasn’t Originally In The Group

Auditions began for the group in 1994. Mel C, Mel B, Victoria Beckham, Geri Haliwell, and Michelle Stephenson were the original picks out of about 400 women who tried out. Due to Stephenson’s lack of commitment and obligation to take care of her sick mother, she was temporarily replaced with Abigail Kis who was then finally replaced with Bunton.

Emma-Bunton

Emma-Bunton

“Wannabe” Was Finished Super Fast

Inspired by an old Shaggy song, the mega hit “Wannabe” was written in only 10 minutes. The video was also filmed in only one shot. That never happens!


Wannabe

Wannabe

Victoria Beckham Barely Sung

Victoria Beckham certainly was beautiful and had great fashion, but she was known for not having the best voice in the group. She was the only one to not have a line in the song “Wannabe.” She revealed in 2016 during an interview her mic was often turned off during performances.


Victoria-Beckham

Victoria-Beckham

The Union Jack Dress Holds A World Record

Geri Halliwell’s Union Jack dress is just as famous as she is. The dress features the flag of the UK on the front and a white peace symbol on the back. It is one of the most memorable pieces of fashion ever, and a Daily Telegraph poll indicates it is one of the top 10 most iconic dresses of the last 50 years. The dress on its own even holds a Guinness World Record. In 1998, Halliwell auctioned off the dress for £41,320 making it the most expensive pop star clothing sold at an auction.


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Union-Jack-Dress

A Magazine Journalist Gave Them Their Nicknames

It was revealed during an interview that a “lazy journalist” named Peter Loraine, who was editor of the British magazine Top of the Pops gave them nicknames in 1996 because he couldn’t remember their real names. The nicknames stuck and some fans don’t even know their real names. Which is your favorite?


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Posh-Spice-Baby-Spice-Scary-Spice-Ginger-Spice-and-Sporty-Spice

David Beckham Didn’t Know Who Victoria Beckham Was

When the super famous couple met, David Beckham hadn’t heard of The Spice Girls and said he had no idea who Victoria was. They met in the United players’ lounge. David said it was love at first sight once he saw Victoria.


Victoria-and-David-Beckham

Victoria-and-David-Beckham

Reality TV Show Judges

Mel B is a judge on America’s Got Talent while Mel C is a judge on Asia’s Got Talent

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Mel-B-and-Mel-C

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The Girls Will Reunite & Reunion Tour

Since their 2009 comeback tour, fans have been waiting for another spice girls reunion. While an official confirmation is yet to be announced, Mel B has stated in the press a Spice Girls reunion tour is definitely happening! Mel B recently said on the on the Day Show, “I’m the only one that keeps on saying we’re going to be performing, which we are gonna be performing,” she said. She continued, “Finally, they’ve got it together. Yes.” When Hoda brought up the fact that Victoria Beckham keeps on shutting down the reunion rumors, Mel B fired back: “She’s always saying that. Stop it. We are touring. Should I have really said that out loud? Yes, we are going to be doing performances together for sure.”


No-Reunion-Tour

No-Reunion-Tour

Exhibition Will Spice Up London This Summer

The Spice Girls will have a special exhibition honoring them in the Business Design Centre in Angel Islington this summer. The exhibition will include thousands of items of memorabilia, stage costumes, and other merchandise. Some of the features have never before been seen by the public.

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Spice-Girls-Exhibition

New Voice Animated Superhero Movie

As part of their comeback, the Spice Girls set to voice an animated superhero movie. The girls are supposed to have super powers and spread messages in favor of feminism.

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Voice-Animated-Superhero-Movie

Posh Has The Highest Networth

Despite barely singing in the group, the Spice Girl with the highest net worth is Victoria Beckham. Her net worth totals about $450 million due to brand sponsorship’s, modeling and a booming fashion line called “Victoria Beckham.”


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Victoria-Beckham-Fashion-Line

Mel B and Eddie Murphy Have a Daughter Together

She is adorable and her name is Angel Iris Murphy Brown. The famous couple is not together but dated back in the early 2000s.


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Mel-B-and-Eddie-Murphy

Spice Girls Were Not Invited to the Royal Wedding

Despite meeting many members of the royal family, they were not invited to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding.

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Prince-Harry-and-Meghan-Markle

Geri Formally Quit

Geri is the only spice girl to quit the group which she did in 1998. She recorded a solo album but it wasn’t very successful. The other 4 girls recorded a short album called “Forever” without her.

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Geri-Halliwell

Godmother’s

Despite a rocky relationship, Victoria and Emma are godmother’s to Geri’s daughter, Bluebell Madonna. She was born in 2006.

Bluebell-Madonna

Bluebell-Madonna

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