Tuesday, July 25, 2006

10 Years of Spice Girls

Posh was the "quiet" Spice Girl – until she married soccer star David Beckham in 1999. At their wedding, guests danced to Spice Girls hits played by an 18-piece orchestra.

Now: Mom to sons Brooklyn, 7, Romeo, 3, and Cruz, 1, Victoria Beckham, 32, is one of Britain's most-talked-about fashion icons. She has her own line of jeans with Rock & Republic, and in March revealed in Glamour that she wears children's clothing.

Known for her onstage backflips and powerful pipes, Mel C. was the first Spice Girl to release a solo album, 1999's double-platinum Northern Star.

Now: Chisholm, 32, started her own record label, Red Girl Records (named after her tendency to blush), in 2004. The next year she debuted an edgier sound (and look) with her album Beautiful Intentions, which was a smash in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. She's currently working on her fourth disc.

Then: The first Spice Girl to marry and become a mom, Brown gave birth to daughter Phoenix Chi (with then-husband Jimmy Gulzar) in February 1999. She and Gulzar split acrimoniously a year later.

Now: After a stint in Rent on Broadway, Brown, 31, moved to Los Angeles two years ago and released the album L.A. State of Mind. British tabloids have recently linked her to comedian Eddie Murphy.

The flame-haired Halliwell shocked the world when she announced she was quitting the band on the eve of the Spice Girls' 1998 North American tour.

Now: She's a mom! Halliwell, 33, welcomed Bluebell Madonna in May. (Dad is screenwriter Sacha Gervasi.) "As she came out of my tummy, Bluebell had both arms flung wide in the air as if announcing to the world, 'Hi! I'm here!' " Halliwell told Hello!

The youngest Spice, Bunton really was babied by her bandmates. "She was still living at home," Melanie "Sporty" Chisholm told PEOPLE last year. "We always felt that extra protection for her."

Now: Bunton, 30, released her first U.S. solo album, Free Me, last year and is working on a second. She also volunteers with the U.K.'s Prince's Trust, and last month caught up with Halliwell at a party for the group at Buckingham Palace.

1 comment:

  1. Hey nice post, it seems to me it was yesterday when I was dancing to their singles :P. Interesting information, I didn't know some things.


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