Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation
Top

The return of girl power: a Spice Girls reunion is happening

spice girls reunion.jpg

We can’t think of any music news that would excite us more: the Spice Girls are back.

That’s right, you really just read that. Get ready to spice up your life, because the band have been recording their first new music in 16 years.

Geri Horner, Melanie Brown and Emma Bunton have been in London’s Play Deep studios for the last two days recording brand new material.

The trio hope to release a whole new album later this year, in celebration of the band’s twenty-year anniversary – this year will mark two decades since the release of their debut single, Wannabe.

Additionally, the girls will also be touring in the UK and the US in 2017.

The news that the three have been working together was confirmed by Mel B on Instagram, who posted a photo of the three women, with the caption: "And I say oohhhh LALA".

And I say oohhhh LALA

A photo posted by Mel B (@officialmelb) on

Scary Spice tells The Mirror:

“If we do anything, we will be writing everything from scratch. We are all group texting and speak a lot.”

The paper also reports that fashion designer and slickest Spice Girl, Victoria Beckham, will not be joining the others for the reunion, as she is busy with her “forthcoming Estee Lauder collection.”

There is no word yet from Melanie Chisholm, but it is believed she is focussing on her solo career.

The original five some rocketed to fame in 1996 and celebrated third wave feminism and girl power, inspiring hordes of young fans. Wannabe topped the charts in 37 countries and their debut album, Spice, sold 31 million copies worldwide, making them the bestselling girl band in history.

spice girls

The band in their heyday, 1996

When Geri announced she was leaving in 1998, the sound of tiny teenage hearts breaking could be heard worldwide.

Since, each band member has attempted their own solo career, but nothing has quite compared to the music they created when they were together. The group reunited in 2007 and in 2012 for an iconic performance at the 2012 London Olympics.

The group’s old producer, Eliot Kennedy sent out a tweet this week, saying:

With the rise of fourth wave feminism, it was only a matter of time before girl power returned – and we’re more than ready for that zig-a-zig-ah. 

Related

flats cannes.jpg

Susan Sarandon wearing flats on the red carpet is a big win for women

claire-underwood-brunette-hair-burgundy-dress.jpg

“Heels have nothing to do with power in the workplace”

high heels office sent home.jpg

Woman is sent home from work for not wearing high heels

Cyndi Lauper Late Show James Corden Girls.jpg

Watch Cyndi Lauper nail a new version of Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

London.jpg

Why we should resist London's toxic culture of overtime

rexfeatures_5633818b.jpg

Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes choose recycled name for their daughter

Emojis.jpg

Non-sexist female emojis could appear on your phone later this year

money bouquet wedding gift list mumsnet post.jpg

Bride sends email saying £100 wedding gift just isn't enough

bill.jpg

Woman who turned down second Tinder date invoiced for £20

Comments

More

Ellen DeGeneres returning to stand-up comedy with Netflix special

The 'funniest person in America' returns

by Nicola Colyer
26 May 2017

Homeless man who helped injured in Manchester attack offered rent

“He’s helped a lot of people, if I can help him, that’s really it.”

by Amy Swales
25 May 2017

Bataclan survivor offers words of hope to Manchester attack witnesses

“I want to tell you something that may seem hard to believe right now: it gets better.”

by Amy Swales
25 May 2017

The best A-list Instagrams from the week so far

From antics in Cannes to Reese Witherspoon's mother-son selfie

by Nicola Colyer
25 May 2017

Diane Kruger says she’s “never been paid as much as a male co-star”

She's been working in Hollywood for 16 years. Just let that sink in.

by Moya Crockett
25 May 2017

Elizabeth Banks is directing a Charlie’s Angels reboot

And it’s finally got an official release date

by Moya Crockett
25 May 2017

Millennials, Helen Mirren has shared her top 5 rules for a happy life

And they're seriously badass

by Kayleigh Dray
24 May 2017

Melania Trump once again refuses to hold her husband's hand on camera

President Donald Trump has tried to grab his wife’s hand twice on camera – and been expertly swatted away each time

by Kayleigh Dray
24 May 2017

People share messages of defiance after Manchester terror attack

“Don't be afraid. Dance until you're dizzy”

by Sarah Biddlecombe
23 May 2017

The Royal Family thank people of Manchester following terror attack

“I would like to express my admiration for the way the people of Manchester have responded”

by Amy Swales
23 May 2017