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

    July 08, 2014 1:35 PM EDT 1.468 k 96 60 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.co ...

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

    November 11, 2013 9:17 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 “Hal ...

  3. 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 “Hal ...

  4. Margaret Thatcher and the Rise and Fall of the Great British Pop Protest Song

    April 09, 2013 10:54 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 Hal ...

  5. 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 blur ...

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

    August 13, 2012 12:40 PM EDT 0 0 0 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 me ...

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

    June 26, 2012 11:10 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 " ...

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

    February 16, 2010 6:07 PM EST 0 0 0 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 Kas ...

  10. 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 ...

  11. 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 ...

  12. Panettiere Launching Music Career With Candie's

    June 06, 2008 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 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 lat ...

  13. This Day in Music

    February 24, 2008 12:00 AM EST - Veteran rock band Fleetwood Mac previews a new song, "Peacekeeper," on the NBC series "Third Watch." The song, which premieres at the end of the episode, is off the group's album "Say You Will. 2003 - Veteran roc ...

  14. Spice Girls Tour Likely Their Last

    February 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Don't hold your breath waiting for the next Spice Girls reunion. Geri Halliwell, aka Ginger Spice, tells Billboard.com that she doesn't expect a sequel to the quintet's Return of the Spice Girls World Don't hold your breath waiti ...

  15. Spice Girls Tour Likely Their Last

    February 14, 2008 12:00 AM EST Don't hold your breath waiting for the next Spice Girls reunion. Geri Halliwell, aka Ginger Spice, tells Billboard.biz that she doesn't expect a sequel to the quintet's Return of the Spice Girls World Tour, which wraps up Feb. 26 in ...

  16. Chart Beat

    November 15, 2007 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Fred discusses T-Pain, Jay-Z, Spice Girls and more! PAIN FULL: A 64-6 leap for "Low" (Poe Boy/Atlantic) by Flo Rida and featured artist T-Pain and the continued presence of singles by Chris Brown, Kanye West and Baby Bash give T-Pain four ...

  17. Ask Billboard

    October 26, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Keith answers readers' questions on Deborah Harry, Spice Girls and Mariah Carey. ABSENCE OF 'EVIL' I read on a message board that "Necessary Evil," Deborah Harry's new album, didn't chart on The Billboard 200. Is t ...

  18. Ask Billboard

    July 06, 2007 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Keith answers readers' questions on Stevie Nicks, Madonna, the Spice Girls and more! Ask Billboard is updated every Friday. Submit your burning music questions to Keith Caulfield at askbb@billboard.com . NICKS IN THE MIX Hi Keith, Thank you ver ...

  19. Spice Girls Reunion Rumors Gain Ground

    June 22, 2007 12:00 AM EDT Speculation is mounting that 1990s pop phenomenon the Spice Girls are to reunite, with the announcement that the five singers have called a press conference for June 28. U.K. tabloids reports claim that Geri Halliwell, Melanie Chisholm, Melanie Br ...

  20. This Day in Music

    June 17, 2007 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 ...

  21. This Day in Music

    February 24, 2007 12:00 AM EST - Veteran rock band Fleetwood Mac previews a new song, "Peacekeeper," on the NBC series "Third Watch." The song, which premieres at the end of the episode, is off the group's album "Say You Will. 2003 - Veteran roc ...

  22. Ask Billboard

    July 19, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Answers to readers' questions about the Spice Girls, Jem and Jackson Browne GREATEST SPICES Hey Keith, Thanks for answering my "Garbage" question a few weeks ago and now I'm very excited about the greatest hits compilation -- hop ...

  23. This Day in Music

    June 17, 2006 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>R&B vocalist Jody Watley says she was told "by the powers that be" at Atlantic Records that although they intend to release her album "Flowers" outside of the U.S., the label will no 2005 - Karl Muel ...

  24. This Day in Music

    February 24, 2006 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>1998 - </b>Despite a slight mix up in introduction, Elton John is honored to receive knighthood from Queen Elizabeth II. Even though he is announced as "Sir John Elton," the singer maintains "They 2003 - Veteran rock ba ...

  25. This Day in Music

    June 17, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>The Grand Ole Opry, carried since 1925 on WSM radio in Nashville, begins webcasting at www.opry.com or www.wsmonline.com. 2000 - The Grand Ole Opry, carried since 1925 on WSM radio in Nashville, begins webcasting at www.opr ...

  26. A Night Out With the Boys

    April 09, 2005 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Tacky cover and title aside, this compilation is quite the festive dance collection. Though it opens with Geri Halliwell's effervescent exercise in camp energy ("G.A.Y. Tacky cover and title aside, this compilation is quite the festive dan ...

  27. This Day in Music

    February 24, 2005 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2003 - </b>Veteran rock band Fleetwood Mac previews a new song, "Peacekeeper," on the NBC series "Third Watch." The song, which premieres at the end of the episode, is off the group's album "Say Yo 2003 - ...

  28. Ask Billboard

    December 01, 2004 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Keith Caulfield answers readers' questions about Bright Eyes, Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton, Natasha Bedingfield and RIAA certifications. BRIGHT EYES' BRIGHT FUTURE Keith, How come I've been reading all over the news about the "Hot ...

  29. This Day in Music

    June 17, 2003 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>The Grand Ole Opry, carried since 1925 on WSM radio in Nashville, begins webcasting at www.opry.com or www.wsmonline.com. 2000 - The Grand Ole Opry, carried since 1925 on WSM radio in Nashville, begins webcasting at www.opr ...

  30. This Day in Music

    February 24, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 <b>2000 - </b>The Spice Girls lose a lawsuit filed against them by Italian motorcycle manufacturing company Aprilla SpA. The battle, in London's Hig Court, is over a sponsorship deal Aprilia claim is 2000 - The Spice Girls lose a la ...

  31. Dot Allison Reveals An Edgier Sound

    January 02, 2003 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Excerpted from the magazine for Billboard.com. "I've always been interested in science, and I still read New Scientist," says Dot Allison, the Scottish singer who left her studies in biochemistry to "follow the music." It pr ...

  32. Spice Girls Slapped With $1.5 Million Judgment

    January 25, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The Spice Girls must pay an Italian scooter maker an estimated $1.5 million in damages and legal costs for misrepresenting themselves in a deal to promote the company's vehicles, the London Court of A The Spice Girls must pay an Italian scooter ...

  33. Gorillaz Grab Six Brit Award Nominations

    January 14, 2002 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Animated U.K. hip-hop act Gorillaz snared a leading six nominations for the 2002 Brit Awards, announced tonight (Jan. 14) at Abbey Road Studios in London. The Parlophone/Virgin act was nominated for b Animated U.K. hip-hop act Gorillaz snared a lead ...

  34. Spice Girls Back In Court In Scooter Case

    November 28, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 The legal battle between the Spice Girls and Italian scooter manufacturer Aprilia yesterday (Nov. 27) shifted to London's Court of Appeal, Billboard Bulletin reports. The pop group is urging three of The legal battle between the Spice Girls and ...

  35. Coldplay Reschedules U.S. Dates

    November 05, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 U.K. rock outfit Coldplay has rescheduled a series of U.S. shows that were postponed in the wake of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks on New York and Washington, D.C. The group will play Chicago on Nov. U.K. rock outfit Coldplay has rescheduled a serie ...

  36. Universal, Sony, EMI Plan Super Audio CD Titles

    August 27, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Universal Music Group (UMG) announced Saturday at the Internationale Funkausstellung (IFA) consumer electronics show in Berlin that it will release a number of titles in the new Super Audio CD (SACD) Universal Music Group (UMG) announced Saturday at ...

  37. Gray Climbs 'Ladder' To No. 1 In The U.K.

    August 06, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Even though Atomic Kitten's "Eternal Flame" (Innocent/Virgin) started a second week at the top of the U.K. singles survey, Britain's big chart achiever of the week is David Gray. The singer/songwriter Even though Atomic Kitten� ...

  38. S Club U.K. Tour Boosts Sales Of Single

    May 21, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 English pop seven-piece S Club 7 yesterday (May 20) achieved the extremely rare U.K. chart achievement of returning to No.1 with a single that had fallen from the top. For only the sixth time in the l English pop seven-piece S Club 7 yesterday (May ...

  39. Chart Beat Bonus

    May 18, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 Chart Beat Bonus news on Paul Jabarra and Lil' Romeo TWO PAULS: The late Paul Jabarra had a No. 1 song in the U.S. when Barbra Streisand and Donna Summer recorded his "No More Tears (Enough is Enough)," co-written with Bruce Roberts. ...

  40. Geri Halliwell Earns Fourth U.K. No. 1

    May 07, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 The combination of a box-office smash and a 1980s disco anthem gave Geri Halliwell her fourth solo No. 1 single in the U.K. yesterday (May 6). Her cover of "It's Raining Men," from the Mercury soundtr The combination of a box-office s ...

  41. Bridget Jones's Diary

    April 14, 2001 12:00 AM EDT 0 0 0 From the get-go, Helen Fielding's international best seller Bridget Jones's Diary seemed tailor-made for Hollywood, a town that rarely turns its back on the provocative, the hysterical, and the sexual From the get-go, Helen Fielding's ...

  42. Billboard Bits: Napster, Kid Rock, Geri, ECW

    March 14, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 News on Napster, Kid Rock, Hank Williams Jr., Geri Halliwell, Spice Girls, ECW The Recording Industry Association Of America yesterday (March 13) accused Napster of "stall tactics" that are "unacceptable," Billboard Bulletin repo ...

  43. No Breakup In Spice Girls' Future

    March 09, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Hey Spice Girls fans: there's no need to get shaken up. Despite strong rumors to the contrary, the group's spokesman says they are staying together. "Everyone wants to say it's over but it isn't. The Hey Spice Girls fans: th ...

  44. Shelby, Robbie, Geri On 'Bridget' Soundtrack

    March 02, 2001 12:00 AM EST 0 0 0 Shelby Lynne, Robbie Williams, Geri Halliwell, and Lucinda Williams have contributed tracks to the soundtrack of "Bridget Jones's Diary." The film, starring Renee Zellweger, Colin Firth, and Hugh Gran Shelby Lynne, Robbie Williams, Ge ...