Spice Girls discography

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Spice Girls discography

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

The discography of the Spice Girls, a British pop group, consists of three studio albums, one compilation album, eleven singles—two of which are double A-sides—and eighteen 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 thirty-one 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 ten million copies in the next seven months.[3] Spice has sold over 28 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 than 80 million records worldwide.[10][11] 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.[12] They are currently the seventh overall biggest group of all time, with 8 million singles sold in the UK.[13]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

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
[14]
GER
[15]
IRE
[9]
NLD
[16]
NZ
[17]
SWE
[18]
SWI
[19]
US
[20]
Spice 1 3 1 6 1 1 1 1 5 1
Spiceworld
  • Released: 4 November 1997
  • Label: Virgin
  • Formats: CD, cassette
1 2 2 4 1 1 1 3 2 3
  • UK: 5× Platinum[6]
  • AUS: 6× Platinum[21]
  • CAN: Diamond[22]
  • FRA: 2× Platinum[33]
  • GER: Platinum[24]
  • NZ: 3× Platinum[34]
  • SWE: 2× Platinum[26]
  • SWI: 2× Platinum[27]
  • US: 4× Platinum[28]
Forever
  • Released: 7 November 2000
  • Label: Virgin
  • Formats: CD, cassette
2 9 6 6 15 30 25 24 11 39

Compilation albums[edit]

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
[14]
GER
[15]
IRE
[9]
NLD
[16]
NZ
[17]
SWE
[18]
SWI
[19]
US
[20]
Greatest Hits[42] 2 1 11 50 9 73 15 50 52 93

Box sets[edit]

List of box sets, with selected chart positions, sales figures and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions
UK
[7]
AUS
[8]
CAN
[14]
GER
[15]
IRE
[9]
NLD
[16]
NZ
[17]
SWE
[18]
SWI
[19]
US
[20]
Spice/Spiceworld[47]
  • Released: 27 April 2004
  • Label: Virgin
  • Formats: CD

Singles[edit]

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
[48]
GER
[49]
IRE
[9]
NLD
[50]
NZ
[17]
SWE
[18]
SWI
[19]
US
[20]
"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 single failed to chart or was not released

As featured artist[edit]

Single Year Peak chart positions Album
UK
[65]
SWI
[66]
"(How Does It Feel to Be) On Top of the World?"
(with Echo & the Bunnymen, Ocean Colour Scene and Space as "England United")
1998 9 Non-album single
"It's Only Rock 'n Roll (But I Like It)"
(as part of "Various Artists for Children's Promise")
1999 19 92
"—" denotes single failed to chart or was not released

Promotional singles[edit]

Song Year Notes
"Sleigh Ride" 1996
  • Catalog #: VSCDXP 1607. Released as a promo single only.
  • Also appears as a B-side on the single "2 Become 1" in an altered version.
"Step to Me" 1997
  • Recorded for a Pepsi advertising campaign.[3]
  • The singles were given away for free with special ring-pulls.[3]
"Move Over" 1998
"Tell Me Why" 2000
  • Promotional single for Forever in the UK.
  • Commercially unreleased; only sent to UK radio stations.
"Weekend Love"
"If You Wanna Have Some Fun"
  • Catalog #: VSCDJF 1795
  • Official compilation music video was released in some European countries.[67]

Other appearances[edit]

Song Year Notes
"The Power of 5" 1997
"I'm the Leader of the Gang (I Am)" 1998
  • Commercially unreleased; appears in the film Spice World.
"Sound Off"
"My Strongest Suit" 1999
  • Released in March 23, 1999
  • On the soundtrack compilation album Aida.

Video albums[edit]

Year Details Certifications Notes
1997 One Hour of Girl Power
  • Released: 14 April 1997[69]
  • Label: Virgin
  • Format: VHS
  • CAN: 8× Platinum[22]
  • FRA: 3× Platinum[70]
  • UK: 13× Platinum[6]
  • Features interviews, events, and behind the scenes footage at video shoots.
  • Also includes music videos for "Wannabe", "Say You'll Be There", "2 Become 1", "Mama" and "Who Do You Think You Are".
Girl Power! Live in Istanbul
  • Released: December 1997[69]
  • Label: Virgin
  • Format: VHS, DVD
  • US: Platinum[28]
  • FRA: Diamond[71]
  • UK: 4× Platinum[6]
  • Footage of the groups concert at the Abdi İpekçi Arena in Istanbul, Turkey on 13 October 1997.
  • Includes behind the scenes, video diary and interview with the group.
1998 Live at Wembley Stadium
  • Released: 16 November 1998[69]
  • Label: Virgin
  • Formats: VHS, DVD
  • Footage of concert at Wembley Stadium, London.
  • Includes a special interview with the group.
1999 Spice Girls in America: A Tour Story
  • Released: 7 June 1999[69]
  • Label: Virgin
  • Formats: VHS
  • Documentary following the group on their first major concert tour of the United States in June 1998.
  • Includes footage of shows in Las Vegas, New York, Atlanta, Orlando and other US destinations.
2000 Forever More
  • Released: 13 November 2000[69]
  • Label: Virgin
  • Formats: VHS, DVD
  • Includes music videos for "Goodbye", "Holler" and "Let Love Lead the Way".

Music videos[edit]

Year Song Album Director(s)[72]
1996 "Wannabe" Spice Jhoan Camitz
"Say You'll Be There" Vaughan Arnell
"2 Become 1" Andy Delaney & Monty Whitebloom
1997 "Mama"
"Who Do You Think You Are" Greg Masuak
"Spice Up Your Life" Spiceworld Marcus Nispel
"Too Much" Howard Greenhalgh
1998 "Stop" James Brown
"Viva Forever" Steve Box
"Goodbye" Forever Howard Greenhalgh
2000 "Holler" Jake Nava
"Let Love Lead the Way" Greg Masuak
"If You Wanna Have Some Fun" Compilation of clips
2007 "Headlines (Friendship Never Ends)" Greatest Hits Anthony Mandler

Featured music videos[edit]

Year Song Director(s)[72]
1998 "(How Does It Feel to Be) On Top of the World?" (with Echo & the Bunnymen, Ocean Colour Scene and Space as "England United")
1999 "It's Only Rock 'n Roll (But I Like It)" (as part of "Various Artists for Children's Promise")

Other music videos[edit]

Year Song Director(s)[72] Info
1995 "Wannabe" (original version) First music video of the song.
1997 "Who Do You Think You Are" (Comic Relief version) Greg Masuak The Spice Girls wearing red noses. Original video mixed with Comic Relief clips.
"The Power of 5" Promotional video for the launch of Channel 5 in the UK.[3][73]
"Move Over" Video segment recorded for a Pepsi advertising campaign.[3]
"Too Much" (movie version) Howard Greenhalgh Original video mixed with clips from Spice World.
"Too Much" (Spice World version) Bob Spiers Segment can be seen in the beginning of the Spice World film.

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