Spice Girls discography

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Spice Girls discography
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The Spice Girls performing on their reunion world tour in 2008
Studio albums 3
Compilation albums 1
Video albums 5
Music videos 18
Singles 11

English girl group Spice Girls has released three studio albums, one compilation album, 11 singles and 18 music videos. Formed in 1994, the group was made up of singers Victoria Beckham ("Posh Spice"), Geri Halliwell ("Ginger Spice"), Emma Bunton ("Baby Spice"), Melanie Brown ("Scary Spice") and Melanie Chisholm ("Sporty Spice").

The Spice Girls' debut single, "Wannabe", was released by Virgin Records in the United Kingdom in July 1996. It went to number one in 31 countries worldwide and became the biggest-selling debut single of all time.[1] In the UK it stayed at the top of the UK Singles Chart for seven weeks and went on to sell over six million copies worldwide.[2][3] It also topped the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States for three weeks in February 1997.[3] Follow-up singles "Say You'll Be There" and "2 Become 1" also went to number one in the UK and reached the top five across most of Europe and in the US. The group's debut album, Spice, was released in the UK in November 1996 and became another global success, selling two million copies in its first week and 10 million copies in the next seven months.[3] Spice has sold 23 million copies worldwide[4][5] and was certified ten times platinum by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) in the UK.[3][6] The fourth Spice Girls single, the double A-side "Mama"/"Who Do You Think You Are", also went to number one in the UK.[7]

In November 1997 the group released their second album, Spiceworld, which has been certified five times platinum by the BPI.[7] The album produced three number-one singles in the UK, "Spice Up Your Life", "Too Much" and "Viva Forever", with "Stop" peaking at number two, ending the group's run of consecutive number-one singles in the UK.[7] In May 1998 Halliwell left the group to pursue a solo career.[3] Now a four-piece, the Spice Girls released their third album, Forever, in November 2000; it peaked at number two in the UK Albums Chart and was certified platinum by the BPI.[6][7] Forever also produced two more UK number-one singles, "Goodbye" and the double A-side "Holler"/"Let Love Lead the Way".[7] In December 2000, the girls decided to go on an indefinite hiatus and concentrate on solo projects and motherhood;[3] all had solo UK top ten singles.

In June 2007 all five members of the Spice Girls reunited to tour. A Greatest Hits was released with two new tracks; the single, "Headlines (Friendship Never Ends)" and "Voodoo".[3] The album peaked at number two in the UK, and became their first number-one album in Australia. It also peaked within the top ten in Ireland.[7][8][9] Greatest Hits was also certified platinum in the UK.[6] As of January 2010, the Spice Girls have sold more 85 million records worldwide.[10][11][12] In 2012, the Official Charts Company revealed the biggest selling singles artists in British music chart history; the Spice Girls placed at 20th overall, making them the most successful girl group in UK chart history.[13] They are currently the seventh overall biggest group of all time, with 8 million singles sold in the UK.[14]

Albums

Studio albums

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications Sales
UK
[7]
AUS
[8]
CAN
[15]
GER
[16]
IRE
[9]
NLD
[17]
NZ
[18]
SWE
[19]
SWI
[20]
US
[21]
Spice 1 3 1 6 1 1 1 1 5 1
Spiceworld
  • Released: 3 November 1997
  • Label: Virgin
  • Formats: CD, cassette, digital download, LP, MiniDisc
1 2 2 4 1 1 1 3 2 3
  • UK: 5× Platinum[6]
  • AUS: 6× Platinum[22]
  • CAN: Diamond[23]
  • FRA: 2× Platinum[33]
  • GER: Platinum[25]
  • NZ: 3× Platinum[34]
  • SWE: 2× Platinum[27]
  • SWI: 2× Platinum[28]
  • US: 4× Platinum[29]
Forever
  • Released: 6 November 2000
  • Label: Virgin
  • Formats: CD, cassette, digital download, MiniDisc
2 9 6 6 15 30 25 24 11 39

Compilation albums

List of compilation albums, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions Certifications Sales
UK
[7]
AUS
[8]
CAN
[15]
GER
[16]
IRE
[9]
NLD
[17]
NZ
[18]
SWE
[19]
SWI
[20]
US
[21]
Greatest Hits[44]
  • Released: 7 November 2007
  • Label: Virgin
  • Formats: CD, CD+DVD, digital download, SHM-CD
2 1 11 50 9 73 15 50 52 93

Box sets

Title Album details
Spice/Spiceworld[49]
  • Released: 27 April 2004
  • Label: Virgin
  • Format: CD

Singles

As lead artist

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Single Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
UK
[7]
AUS
[8]
FRA
[50]
GER
[51]
IRE
[9]
NLD
[52]
NZ
[18]
SWE
[19]
SWI
[20]
US
[21]
"Wannabe" 1996 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Spice
"Say You'll Be There" 1 12 2 16 2 5 2 4 4 3
"2 Become 1" 1 2 4 13 1 2 3 7 10 4
"Mama"/"Who Do You Think You Are" 1997 1 13 16 4 1 3 6 5 6
"Spice Up Your Life" 1 8 3 14 2 4 2 2 5 18 Spiceworld
"Too Much" 1 9 20 21 4 15 9 18 18 9
"Stop" 1998 2 5 12 35 3 6 9 8 20 16
"Viva Forever" 1 2 18 4 2 7 1 6 3
"Goodbye" 1 3 21 17 1 5 1 2 8 11 Forever
"Holler"/"Let Love Lead the Way" 2000 1 2 44 17 3 12 2 8 15
"Headlines (Friendship Never Ends)" 2007 11 74 46 29 52 3 90 Greatest Hits
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

As featured artist

Single Year Peak
chart
positions
Album
UK
[70]
SWI
[71]
"(How Does It Feel to Be) On Top of the World?"
(among England United)
1998 9 Non-album singles
"It's Only Rock 'n Roll (But I Like It)"
(among Artists for Children's Promise)
1999 19 92
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Promotional singles

Single Year Album
"Sleigh Ride"[72] 1996 Non-album single
"Step to Me"[73] 1997 Spiceworld
"Move Over"[74]
"My Strongest Suit"[75] 1999 Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida
"Tell Me Why"[76] 2000 Forever
"Weekend Love"[77]
"If You Wanna Have Some Fun"[78]
"Voodoo"[79] 2007 Greatest Hits

Other appearances

Single Year Album
"Stop" (Live) 1998 Pavarotti & Friends for the Children of Liberia[a]
"Viva Forever (Io ci saro)" (Live)
(with Luciano Pavarotti)
"Walk of Life" Sabrina, the Teenage Witch
"Sleigh Ride" 2000 Now! The Christmas Album[81]
"Christmas Wrapping"

Video albums

Title Album details Certifications
One Hour of Girl Power
  • Released: 14 April 1997[82]
  • Label: Virgin
  • Format: VHS
  • CAN: 8× Platinum[23]
  • FRA: 3× Platinum[83]
  • UK: 13× Platinum[6]
Girl Power! Live in Istanbul
  • Released: December 1997[82]
  • Label: Virgin
  • Format: VHS, DVD
  • US: Platinum[29]
  • FRA: Diamond[84]
  • UK: 5× Platinum[6]
Live at Wembley Stadium
  • Released: 16 November 1998[82]
  • Label: Virgin
  • Formats: VHS, DVD
Spice Girls in America:
A Tour Story
  • Released: 7 June 1999[82]
  • Label: Virgin
  • Formats: VHS
Forever More
  • Released: 13 November 2000[82]
  • Label: Virgin
  • Formats: VHS, DVD

Music videos

List of music videos, showing year released and director
Title Year Director Notes
"Wannabe" 1996 Johan Camitz[85]
"Say You'll Be There" Vaughan Arnell[86]
"2 Become 1" Andy Delaney & Monty Whitebloom[87][88]
"Mama" 1997
"Who Do You Think You Are" Greg Masuak[89]
"Who Do You Think You Are" (Comic Relief version)
"Spice Up Your Life" Marcus Nispel[90]
"Too Much" Howard Greenhalgh[91]
"Too Much" (Spice World version)
"Stop" 1998 James Brown[92]
"(How Does It Feel to Be) On Top of the World?" N/A Among England United
"Viva Forever" Steve Box[93]
"Goodbye" Howard Greenhalgh[94]
"It's Only Rock 'n Roll (But I Like It)" 1999 N/A Among Artists for Children's Promise
"Holler" 2000 Jake Nava[95]
"Let Love Lead the Way" Greg Masuak[96]
"If You Wanna Have Some Fun" Arnaud Boursain[97] Compilation videos
"Headlines (Friendship Never Ends)" 2007 Anthony Mandler[98]

Notes

  1. ^ The Spice Girls performed live at the Pavarotti & Friends for the Children of Liberia benefit concert in June 1998. Their performance was included in the resulting compilation album and DVD.[80]

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