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Name: Spice Girls                                                                                   
Origin: London, England,                                                                           
The Spice Girls are a BRIT Award-winning English girl pop group formed in London                   
in 1994, consisting of Victoria Beckham, Melanie Brown, Emma Bunton, Melanie                       
Chisholm and Geri Halliwell. The girls were signed to Virgin Records and                           
released their debut single, "Wannabe", in 1996. The song went on to spend seven                   
weeks at the top of the UK Singles Chart, and helped establish the group as an "international       
phenomenon". They went on to release three studio albums and thirteen singles,                     
selling in excess of 55 million records worldwide. The group is one of the                         
most successful and biggest girl groups of all time, due to their increasing                       
record sales, reunion tour, merchandising, record sales in different countries,                     
record breaking achievements, such as Wannabe being the biggest single released                     
by a female group of all time, and iconic symbolism such as the union jack dress,                   
"Girl Power", and their nicknames.                                                                 
Under the guidance of their long time mentor and manager Simon Fuller, the group                   
embraced merchandising and became a regular feature of the British press. Each                     
member of the group was given an alias by Top of the Pops Magazine in 1996,                         
aliases which were adopted by the group and media alike. According to biographer                   
David Sinclair, "Scary, Baby, Ginger, Posh and Sporty were the most widely                         
recognized group of individuals since John, Paul, George and Ringo", and the                       
group was "a social phenomenon that changed the course of popular music and                         
popular culture". In 1997, the Spice Girls released a movie called Spiceworld:The                   
The members went their separate ways in 2001 (although a break-up was never                         
formally announced) to focus on their solo careers. On 28 June 2007 all five re-formed             
before the launch of their Reunion Tour in December, alongside the release of                       
their Greatest Hits album. In December 2007, the Spice Girls made a programme                       
called Giving You Everything, which showed the beginning to the current reunion                     
of the Spice Girls. In February 2008, the Spice Girls announced that they were                     
ending their tour. The Reunion Tour ended in Toronto on 26th February 2008.