Spice Girls hinted at a reunion Friday as group promised “exciting possibilities that will once again embrace the original essence of the Spice Girls.”
Their debut single ‘Wannabe’ first propelled the girls to fame in 1996 they became the best-selling female group of all time before splitting six years later. Victoria ‘Posh Spice’ Beckham, Emma ‘Baby Spice’ Bunton, Geri ‘Ginger Spice’ Horner (formerly Halliwell), Melanie ‘Scary Spice’ Brown and Melanie ‘Sporty Spice’ Chisholm last performed together at the London Olympics’ closing ceremony in 2012.
Word of a potential reunion first surfaced after Horner posted a photo of the five Spice Girls posing together on Instagram, after which the former band members used their Instagram accounts to drop further hints. Emma Bunton told her followers that the “future is looking spicy” and Geri Horner said “#girlpower is alive and well”. Beckham wrote: “Love my girls!!! So many kisses!!!” adding “exciting”. Meanwhile Brown praised the group for helping her become “who I am”.
Hours later, the pop quintet confirmed in a statement they would bring back “Girl Power” in some capacity.
“We are always overwhelmed at how much interest there is across the whole world for the Spice Girls,” the group said in the statement. “The time now feels right to explore some incredible new opportunities together.”
The Spice Girls meeting took place at the office of their former manager Simon Fuller. While no plans for the reunion were confirmed, Sky News reported that TV projects in China, a television singing competition, endorsement deals and a new compilation album were among the offers the group is considering.
“We have enjoyed a wonderful afternoon catching up and reminiscing about the amazing times we have spent together,” the Spice Girls’ statement continued. “We all agree that there are many exciting possibilities that will once again embrace the original essence of the Spice Girls, while reinforcing our message of female empowerment for future generations.”
In 2014, Horner, Bunton and Brown teased a 20th anniversary project under the moniker GEM (Geri, Emma, Melanie) but that endeavour was ultimately nixed after Horner became pregnant. As recently as last year, Beckham denied plans of a full-scale Spice Girls reunion despite lucrative offers for the group to get back together.
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