The last time the Spice Girls officially reunited was in 2007 for the “The Return Of The Spice Girls” world tour. It was also a reunion to celebrate the release of their comeback single, “Headlines (Friendship Never Ends)” and their greatest hits album.
Then, in 2012, the girls were seen together once again at their London Olympics closing ceremony performance.
As the Spice Girls, Melanie Brown (Scary Spice), Melanie Chisholm (Sporty Spice), Emma Bunton (Baby Spice), Geri Halliwell (Ginger Spice), and Victoria Beckham (Posh Spice) were a global phenomenon.
True crusaders of the “girl power” movement, they were the pop culture icons of the 90s and a regular fixture in the British as well as the international press. To date, they’ve sold over 80 million records worldwide, making them the best-selling female group of all time, one of the best-selling pop groups of all time, and the biggest British pop phenomenon since the intense frenzy over the Beatles.
Long story short, the Spice Girls invaded the world.
According to US Weekly, the next reunion is supposed to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Spice Girls’ debut hit single, “Wannabe”, and it will include a tour. Emma Bunton kind-of-but-not-really confirmed it on a UK television special back in December 2015 when she said, “It’s our 20th anniversary this year, and it would be rude not to celebrate.”
She also told The Telegraph about a week ago, “We adore each other. There’s so much we’ve been through. I would love to do something.” and added that it is really all about figuring it out because the girls have such different lives and different managers now.
Alas, when the news first broke, TMZ put out a report to say that Victoria Beckham had no intentions whatsoever of donning on her Posh Spice alter ego for the celebrations.
Victoria’s rep reportedly told TMZ, “She has been very respectful about the fabulous time they had together in the past, however her focus is now very much her family and fashion business.”
Bummed? Heartbroken? We were too! But fret not because apparently, the 41-year-old Posh Spice recently had a sudden change of heart. A source told US Weekly, “(Victoria) won’t sing or dance. There’s a small chance she’ll film something with them or make an appearance at a show here and there.”
What does it mean? We don’t know, but at this point, we’ll take whatever we can get. Say you’ll be there, Posh Spice!