If it seems like an entire lifetime ago that the Spice Girls took the international stage with hits like “Wannabe,” “Say You’ll Be There,” and “Two Become One,” that’s because it kind of has been. After all, they shot to fame in 1994, which was more than 20 years ago — back when platforms were in fashion, you didn’t leave the house without glitter, and low-rise jeans were all the rage. Since then, the Spices have been up to all kinds of things — and they’ve grown up, too.
Below, we’ve put together a “where are they now” post for your consideration, and so you can see just how much Baby, Posh, Ginger, Sporty, and Scary have changed since then. What they’ve been up to since might surprise you — and wait until you find out what the group might be planning for sometime in the near future. That’s right: All your decades-old Spice Girls dreams could be about to come true.
There are few people of a certain age who don’t remember the Spice Girls.
They were probably the most important girl group of the nineties, if only because they seemingly came out of nowhere and were unlike anything we’d seen before.
But if you DO need a refresher, here’s a quick rundown.
The spices were Baby, Ginger, Sporty, Scary, and Posh. Everyone had a favorite, and everyone secretly wanted to be one or all of them.
The group formed in 1994.
Their debit album “Spice” sold over 30 million records, meaning that they successfully broke onto the scene and made everyone turn on their heels. They followed that up with”Spiceworld,” that sold 20 million copies. Overall, they’ve sold more than 80 million records, making them the most successful girl group ever.
FIrst, there was Baby Spice.
Emma Bunton got her name by being the youngest in the group.
She’s gone on to pursue a solo career.
She produced an album called “A Girl Like Me,” followed by a number of records. Emma got together with her original girls to do a greatest hits album.
Geri Halliwell was Ginger Spice, because of her fiery hair.
She left the group first to pursue her own thing, dropping a number of records and being nominated for four Brit Awards in the 2000s.
She also got rid of the red hair over the years.
At 42, she’s since given birth to baby Bluebell Madonna in 2006. The baby has two godmothers, Posh and Baby Spice.
Melanie Chisholm was Sporty Spice.
After the Spice Girls, she got her solo start when she collaborated with Canadian singer Bryan Adams on “When You’re Gone.”
She eventually left her record company and found her own where she produced some original albums.
Unsurprisingly, Sporty Spice is also an amateur triathlete and has finished the London Triathlon twice.
Melanie Janine Brown, aka Scary Spice, was the wild one of the group.
She had tons of charisma and was also the most memorable dancer in the Spice Girls.
After the Spice Girls, she worked with Missy Elliot on “I Want You Back.”
She also was a guest judge during the Manchester auditions of “The X Factor UK” and later joined the television series in 2014.
Then there is Victoria Beckham, aka Posh Spice.
She’s probably had the most success after the Spice Girls.
For starters, she married David Beckham in 1997, and went on to have a beautiful family.
She’s also a powerhouse in the fashion and luxury lifestyle industries.
Even though they broke up awhile ago, the group has reunited since.
They performed at the 2012 London Olympics and it appears that they will be planning another reunion sometime next year.
Unfortunately it appears that just three of the five girls will be joining the tour.
It’s reported that Baby, Scary, and Ginger Spice are currently on board and are hoping to convince Sporty and Posh Spice to commit.
Only time will tell if the group will reunite in full for an epic set of performances.
But if they do, we know that it will make all of our platform-heeled, glittery teenage dreams come true.