1. Happy Birthday, 'Spiceworld': It's Time to Re-Watch Some Cheesy Spice Girls Music Videos

    November 04, 2014 9:00 AM EST Hai Si Ja, hold tight! It's time to spice up your life once again! Spiceworld  the album -- not the must-see movie -- dropped 17 years ago today, on Nov. 4, 1997. The sophomore effort by the Spice Girls debuted at No. 1 in the U.K., and premiered at No. 8 on the Billboard 200 albums…

  2. Ask Billboard: Ed Sheeran & Taylor Swift's Red Reigns

    July 08, 2014 1:35 PM EDT Sheeran brings fire to the top of the Billboard 200, while Swift's record tour leads to a look at her career sales and more As always, submit your questions about Billboard charts, as well as general music musings, to askbb@billboard.com . Please include your first and last name,…

  3. Spice Girls' Top 8 Biggest Billboard Hits

    May 01, 2014 6:22 PM EDT Girl Group Week continues with the biggest Hot 100 hits from planet Spiceworld. Girl Group Week! • Top 40 Girl Group Songs Ever • Top 20 Most Underrated Girl Group Songs • Top 10 Most Iconic Girl Group Videos • Little Mix Studio Session • 10 K-Pop Girl Groups You Need To Know • Girl Group…

  4. Fantasy Girl Group Draft 2014: Vote For The Best Dream Lineup

    April 30, 2014 5:39 PM EDT The Billboard team conducted a fantasy draft of girl group members. Check out the full action below, and vote for your favorite dream team! After the Billboard.com team conducted the first-ever Fantasy Boy Band Draft last summer in an effort to piece together the best five-person group of…

  5. Leona Lewis Sets U.K. Chart Record

    December 17, 2013 12:50 AM EST Christmas has come early for Leona Lewis. The pop singer has set a new chart record by becoming the first British female solo artist to score eight U.K. top 5 singles. The pop artist’s latest single “One More Sleep” (Syco Music) opened at No. 3 on the latest Official U.K. Singles Chart,…

  6. Will.i.am, Kylie Minogue Appointed Coaches for ‘The Voice’ Australia

    November 26, 2013 4:39 AM EST "The Voice Australia" is changing things up for its third season as the show's original coaches, Seal and Delta Goodrem, won't be returning in 2014, announced the Nine Network Nine Network on Tuesday.  Instead "The Voice U.K." coaches, Will.i.am and Kylie Minogue…

  7. Geri Halliwell Accepts Failure As Comeback Single Stiffs in Australia

    November 11, 2013 5:43 AM EST Geri Halliwell can pick a winner at the racetrack, but her pop career isn’t galloping along quite so well. The former Spice Girl has admitted she was “gutted” when her comeback single flopped on its release in Australia. The comeback single “Half of Me” was utterly unloved, limping to…

  8. Geri Halliwell Readies New Music, Signs to Sony Music Australia

    September 12, 2013 10:05 PM EDT Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell will release new music next month through a recording deal inked with Sony Music Australia. The British pop artist, who became a household name as Ginger Spice, will release her new single “Half of Me” on Oct. 25. The song “is about love, hope and optimism…

  9. Judy Garland's 'Ding-Dong! The Witch Is Dead' Climbs UK Charts Following Margaret Thatcher's Death

    April 09, 2013 3:35 PM EDT Margaret Thatcher, the divisive former Prime Minister who died of a stroke on Monday afternoon, may have another musical footnote to her legacy next week: chart catalyst. A macabre Facebook campaign , titled "Make 'Ding dong the witch is dead' number 1 the week Thatcher dies…

  10. Margaret Thatcher & The Rise & Fall of the Great British Pop Protest Song

    April 09, 2013 6:17 AM EDT In early 1997, I interviewed the Spice Girls who were already massive in their U.K. homeland but had yet to release their debut single “Wannabe” in America. Amid frequent and voluble declarations of their Girl Power manifesto, Geri Halliwell blurted out, “We love Margaret Thatcher!” My…

  11. Gimme Five: Charli XCX on Her Musical Obsessions

    February 12, 2013 5:10 PM EST Over the course of a few mixtape singles, Charli XCX has established herself as a face to watch in the indie-pop realm: tracks like "Nuclear Seasons," "You're The One" and the recently released "You (Ha Ha Ha)" demonstrate an intrinsic understanding of…

  12. Spice Girls Stay Posh at the Olympics: Style Breakdown

    August 13, 2012 12:40 PM EDT The Spice Girls reunited last night at the 2012 London Olympics closing ceremony, bringing back their edgy, girl power-infused fashion with a modernized twist. Riding out on glittering London cabs, Posh, Ginger, Baby, Sporty and Scary performed a medley of "Wannabe" and "Spice…

  13. Spice Girls Reunite To Announce 'Viva London' Musical

    June 26, 2012 11:10 AM EDT The Spice Girls reunited onstage Tuesday to announce details of a musical based on their songs - a tale of fame and female friendship that will open in London in the fall. The music of the 1990s "girl power" group is being revived in "Viva Forever," which tells the story…

  14. POTW: Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Alicia Keys, Swizz Beatz, Geri Halliwell

    July 08, 2011 3:45 PM EDT Alicia Keys and Swizz Beatz get some fresh air with baby Egypt, Kate Moss and The Kills ' Jamie Hince show off their wedding glow, Beyoncé shakes it and Geri Halliwell takes a vaca. It all happened this week, and we've got the pics to prove it. SEE THE PHOTOS OF THE WEEK | LAST WEEK…

  15. Lady Gaga, JLS, Florence Rule At BRIT Awards

    February 16, 2010 6:07 PM EST L ady Gaga was the big winner at the 2010 BRIT Awards at London's Earls Court with three wins, but British acts JLS and Florence and the Machine snagged important awards on the night. There were strong performances from Gaga , U.K. rock act Kasabian and the duet between British alt-rock…

  16. May 31, 2009

    May 31, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Latin bandleader Tito Puente dies in a New York hospital as a result of complications from open-heart surgery. He is 77. 2000 – Singer Johnnie Taylor dies of a heart attack in Dallas. He is 66. 1998 – Geri “Ginger Spice” Halliwell confirms her departure from The Spice Girls, citing…

  17. May 14, 2009

    May 14, 2009 12:00 AM EDT – Geri Halliwell of the Spice Girls and her boyfriend, Sacha Gervasi, welcome their first daughter, Bluebell Madonna Halliwell, in London. 2005 – Bluegrass vocalist Jimmy Martin dies of bladder cancer in Nashville at the age of 77. 2005 – No. 1 Billboard Album: “Devils & Dust,” Bruce…

  18. This Day in Music

    June 17, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - Karl Mueller, bassist and founding member of the Minneapolis-based rock act Soul Asylum, dies at his home. He was 41. Diagnosed with throat cancer in May 2004, Mueller underwent radiation treat 2005 - Karl Mueller, bassist and founding member of the Minneapolis-based rock act Soul…

  19. This Day in Music

    June 09, 2008 12:00 AM EDT - U2 frontman Bono urges the European Union to step up efforts to support the disadvantaged in Africa. Speaking in Brussels after meeting European Commission president Jose Manuel Barroso, Bono s 2005 - U2 frontman Bono urges the European Union to step up efforts to support the…

  20. Panettiere Launching Music Career With Candie's

    June 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT As part of the latest deal linking its teen clothing line to a young female music act, fashion brand Candie's will help promote the song "Wake Up Call" from "Heroes" star Hayden Panettiere's forthcomi As part of the latest deal linking its teen clothing line to a…

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