The girls smashed their way onto the scene with the release of their debut single “Wannabe” in 1996. They became one of the most recognizable faces in the industry. Spice Girl mania took over the world with legions of fans everywhere bopping along to hits like “Who Do You Think You Are,” “Stop,” and “Spice Up Your Life.”
But the Spice Girls ended up blazing too bright too quickly. In May 1998, Geri Halliwell announced she was leaving the group. Soon after, the group took an indefinite hiatus as all the members decided to focus on their personal lives or pursue solo careers.
Despite parting ways, the Spice Girls remain close friends. Here’s what each one has been doing since they split up.
Geri Halliwell (Ginger Spice)
Geri Halliwell pursued a solo music career for some time after leaving the group. She’s dabbled in fashion and designed her own bikini line. Ginger Spice also appeared as a judge on “The X-Factor” and “Australia’s Got Talent.” There’s also a side to Halliwell that not too many people know. She’s known to enjoy writing. Halliwell has written a series of children’s novels and released two autobiographies.
Melanie Chisholm (Sporty Spice)
Mel C had the most successful solo music career among the five. Her solo album was a bestseller, and she became one of the top female artists in the UK. In 2004, Mel C founded her own label titled Red Girl Records. What’s more, she made her musical theatre debut with “Blood Brothers” in 2009. In 2023, Mel C performed in the opening ceremony of the Eurovision Song Contest, which took place in her home city of Liverpool, UK.
Victoria Beckham (Posh Spice)
The songstress took a shot at a solo music career before finding her calling in fashion design. She launched the label Victoria Beckham in 2008, which grew to become every A-lister’s favorite. In 2019, she also launched her beauty brand, Victoria Beckham Beauty.
Emma Bunton (Baby Spice)
Emma Bunton competed on “Strictly Come Dancing” after a solo career outside of the Spice Girls. She also appeared on “Absolutely Fabulous” and joined the judging panel of “Dancing on Ice.” Later, Bunton would go on to host “The Great American Baking Show.”
Melanie Brown (Scary Spice)
Like her bandmates, Mel B pursued a solo music career after leaving the group. She also competed on “Dancing With the Star” and “The Masked Singer.” After her experience on TV, Mel B led her own reality show called “Mel B: It’s a Scary World.” Later, she became a judge on “America’s Got Talent” followed by the release of her memoir “Brutally Honest.”