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Photos of the Spice Girls Through the Years

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Spice Girls: Then & Now

The Spice Girls were one of the most popular groups of the 1990s. The five women performed tons of hit songs and even starred in their own musical-comedy, 'Spice World.' The band’s five members all took on a stage persona to fit the group. It was made up of Melanie Brown (as “Scary Spice”), Melanie Chisholm (“Sporty Spice”), Emma Bunton (“Baby Spice”), Geri Halliwell (“Ginger Spice”), and Victoria Beckham (“Posh Spice”).


Even though the band has had tons of hits like “Spice Up Your Life” and “Say You’ll Be There,” their debut single “Wannabe” is definitely still their most famous, regularly showing up in '90s throwback playlists. The 1996 single turned 25 in July 2021; what better time to look at how far all the Spice Girls have come since they first became international pop sensations? Scroll through our gallery to see photos of the Spice Girls throughout their careers, from the '90s to their reunions since.

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'Spice' (1996)

The Spice Girls made their debut in 1996. Their first single "Wannabe" was a massive hit. The song topped the 'Billboard Hot 100' charts in February 1997, when it peaked at number one!

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'Spice' (1996)

The Spice Girls may have broken through with "Wannabe" as their first song, but their first album, 'Spice,' had additional hits like "2 Become 1" and "Say You'll Be There."

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Spice Girls at the 1997 Brit Awards

The Spice Girls were also adored in their home country of England, when they won awards at the 1997 Brit Awards. In addition to winning single and video of the year awards, the group performed "Wannabe" and "Who Do You Think You Are" at the show.

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Spice Girls in 1997

The Spice Girls rocked a colorful array of outfits at the Channel Five launch at the Marble Arch in 1997. Mel C rocked a baggy orange jacket, Mel B went with jeans and a leopard-print top. Emma Bunton sported a chic blue jacket and white shirt. Geri Halliwell went with a popping red one-piece. Victoria Beckham held up a green bouquet of flowers, as she wore a black skirt.

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'Spiceworld' (1997)

In 1997, the Spice Girls released their second album 'Spiceworld.' To celebrate the album's release, the group toured the world, performing all over Europe and North America.

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'Spiceworld: The Movie' (1997)

Besides the hit album, the Spice Girls also dabbled in the movie industry, creating 'Spiceworld.' The musical comedy focuses on the girls' antics, leading up to a concert at London's Royal Albert Hall.

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'Spiceworld' (1997)

The Spice Girls' second album 'Spiceworld,' was another hit for the girl group. The record featured the singles "Spice Up Your Life" and "Too Much."

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'Spiceworld' (1997)

The Spice Girls' 'Spiceworld' tour brought them all over the U.S. and Europe. The girls opened a show at England's Nynex Arena with "If U Can't Dance" and ended the show with a cover of "We Are Family."

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Spice Girls in 1998

The Spice Girls also attended the 1998 U.S. premiere of 'Spiceworld: The Movie.' The movie premiered at Mann's Chinese Theatre in Los Angeles, and the women rocked matching white suits to the event.

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Spice Girls in 1998

When performing live, the Spice Girls wore outfits corresponding to their different personas. Mel B rocked leopard-print as Scary Spice. Geri Halliwell accented her outfits with red as Ginger Spice. Mel C wore athletic outfits as Sporty Spice. Emma Bunton wore bright pink as Baby Spice, and Victoria Beckham wore sexy black leather outfits as Posh Spice.


Related: Mel B — Photos Of Scary Spice Through The Years

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Spice Girls in 1998

The Spice Girls played two nights in Dublin in 1998 as a part of the 'Spiceworld' tour. The two shows were at the Point Theatre, according to Setlist.fm.

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Spice Girls in 1998

The Spice Girls dressed to their personas when attending the 1998 Brit Awards. Geri Halliwell and Emma Bunton wore matching red and purple dresses, respectively. Mel C rocked an orange t-shirt and purple athletic pants. Mel B wore cheetah-print pants and a top. Victoria Beckham wore an eye-popping yellow and black dress.

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Spice Girls at the 2000 Brit Awards

The Spice Girls returned to the Brit Awards once more in 2000. They were given an "Outstanding Contribution to Music" award, which was presented by Will Smith.

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Spice Girls Reunite in 2007

In 2000, the Spice Girls split up after releasing their third album 'Forever,' but the hiatus was shortlived. In 2007, the group went to the O2 Arena to announce a reunion tour.

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Spice Girls in 2007

The girls kicked off 'The Return of the Spice Girls' tour in December 2007. Throughout the tour, the popstars sang all the hits people wanted to hear.

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Spice Girls in 2007

Besides the much-awaited reunion tour, the Spice Girls also released a documentary called 'Giving You Everything' in 2007. The movie covers the entire history of the band, including their formation and breakup.

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Spice Girls at the 2007 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

Before embarking on their reunion tour, the Spice Girls performed at the 2007 Victoria Secret Fashion Show, wearing a matching army outfits. They sang their hits "Stop" and "Headlines (Friendship Never Ends)."

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Spice Girls at the 2007 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

The Spice Girls performed in front of a massive sparkling, pink banner that said "Spice" at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in 2007. The performance was held at the Kodak Theater in Los Angeles.

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Spice Girls at the 2007 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show

On the red carpet for the 2007 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, the Spice Girls showed that they didn't necessarily dress to their personas anymore. Melanie Brown wore a silver, shining dress. Emma Bunton wore a pale pink dress. Mealnie Chisholm rocked a white blazer. Geri Halliwell sported a shimmering gold dress. Victoria Beckham wore an eye-catching pink dress.

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'The Return of the Spice Girls' (2007)

The Spice Girls kicked off their reunion tour at the General Motors Place in Vancouver. The setlist included all the hits fans wanted to hear, plus covers and songs from their solo careers.


RelatedSpice Girls Reunion Tour — PICS

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Spice Girls in 2012

In 2012, the Spice Girls reunited again for the launch of 'Viva Forever!' 'Viva Forever' was a jukebox musical that used the group's hits.


This article originally appeared on Hollywood Life and is syndicated by Cheapism.