With a great message of Women empowerment and with their melodious and very catchy lyrics, the ’90s were ruled only by the Spice Girls. Every time, they were on the top of the chart and finally became the best-selling Women’s band in the history of mankind. However, one day, all of a sudden, everything came to an end; everything was gone; the Spice girls Broke Up! When Did The Spice Girls Break Up? Why did they do so? There have been a lot of rumors on why did they really split up, but one story only has one ending. The Spice Girls were once on top of the world, but something really broke them off.
Formation Of The Spice Girls
What if only 5 women are selected to be a band among hundreds of women? Then you get a band like the Spice Girls. Usually, bands are formed when a group of friends likes to compose a piece of music, but this is not the case with the spice girls; they were manufactured. Among 400 women, music managers auditioned over 500 women to find 5 beautiful young women- Emma Bunton, Melanie Brown, Geri Halliwell, Melanie Chisholm, and Victoria Beckham. When they were selected, the girls started practicing for their dance and their music composition. They practiced whatever routine they were given in 1994. ‘Wannabe’ is still now one of the most famous songs, which was really a breakout success. In 2016, Spotify announced a great fact about the song, which was streamed the equivalent of 1000 years.
After 1994, the band started to get in touch and conquer the music industry of that time. With more and more practice, they continued to bring back-to-back hits. Spice Up Your Life, Say You’ll Be There, and Too Much are some of the famous songs of this band, which became an overnight hit. Then they started traveling around the world, astonishing everyone around them and creating a new era for music. The most important thing that differentiated Spice girls from other bands was they had their own movie named Spice World, which earned 100 million dollars all over the world.
It’s very difficult for a British Band to come on top of the American band’s chart, but this couldn’t stop the spice girls. This British band’s first album ‘Wannabe’ hit 20 million copies in a very small time and became number 1 on American charts. Not only this, The Girls won two Brit awards in their first ceremony only. Halliwell, with her unique Jack Dress, became the headlines of all the newspapers.
Overall first 8 single albums of the band went straight on top of American charts.
Why Did The Spice Girls Break Up?
In 1998, when the Spice Girls were ruling in the music industry, Halliwell left the band. Halliwell reached a breaking point when she wasn’t getting anything by fighting constantly. She also has an eating disorder, which returned, and she even thought that she was out of control. Halliwell finally left the band due to some differences between band members and due to the tiring schedule of the band. Once Brown told that it was very difficult when Halliwell left the band all of a sudden. She told that Halliwell left on her birthday and then never showed up. They were on their American tour, and they didn’t know what to do. The girls completed the whole tour without Halliwell.
Rumors regarding their splitting Up started to hit the newspaper that there was some unhappiness going on around in the band.
When Did The Spice Girls Break Up?
After this, they tried to continue without Halliwell, but the band was never the same as it was before. The band released an album without Halliwell called Forever. But by 2000, they decided to take a break. They told the fans they are currently taking a break from the band and trying to focus on their individual lives and career.
The band continued till 2000 and had a huge fan following, and when they finally split up.
The Spice Girls Reunion
As they promised, they were back by 2007. ‘The return of the Spice’ was their first comeback tour. The tickets in London were sold off in just 38 seconds. The fans were too excited to see them perform again. About 5 million people all over the world signed up on their website.
The Spice Girls from then are doing their job, but they don’t have the fame they had in their 90’s. I’m starting in 2021. The group again went for a blockbuster tour, but Beckham couldn’t join them.
Some of the feminists also believed that the girls were an inspiration to all the women out there this is because they did whatever they wanted to do, they wore whatever they wanted to wear, they spoke out loudly, and did everything that a girl was afraid of to do in the ’90s. But on the contrary, others thought this was just a marketing scheme to get a wider audience reach. But what’s true is true! This band took themselves from a very local spot to a world-famous Global Band.