Geri Halliwell
English singer, songwriter, actress, author, philanthropist
Geri Halliwell
Geraldine Estelle "Geri" Halliwell is a British pop singer-songwriter, clothes designer, author and actress. Halliwell came to international prominence in the late 1990s as Ginger Spice, a member of girl group the Spice Girls. She reportedly amassed a $30 million fortune during her last two years in the group. Halliwell launched her solo career in 1998, releasing her album Schizophonic.
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The Time Nelson Mandela Cuddled And Fell In Love With The Spice Girls
Huffington Post - about 2 months
The Spice Girls single “Wannabe” debuted in the U.S. 20 years ago this week. Here is a look back at an unlikely encounter the group had with South African President Nelson Mandela and Prince Charles of Wales in 1997.                   Standing atop a red carpet on a red podium of steps and sandwiched between two Spice Girls wearing red outside his presidential residence in Pretoria, South Africa, Nelson Mandela could barely keep from smiling. “You know, these are my heroes,” Mandela told a crowd of reporters and onlookers, referring to the British girl group, the Spice Girls, who were at the top of their fame on this day in November 1997. After various Spice Girls chimed in that Mandela was their hero as well, the president continued, “It’s one of the greatest moments in my life.” A Spice Girl yelled, “Wicked!” This improbable meeting and photo shoot officially took place because the Spice Girls agreed to play a charity concert in South Africa. The concert supported ...
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Watch The Spice Girls Shut Down Creative Team Who Wanted Them To Look Sexier
Huffington Post - 3 months
This week, an old video of the Spice Girls being amazing (obviously) surfaced online, and it is the literal definition of girl power. The clip was reportedly filmed while the ladies ― Mel C., Mel B., Emma Bunton, Geri Halliwell and Victoria Beckham ― were on set for a Polaroid commercial. (Remember the Spice Cam?) When producers suggested the group show more skin in their schoolgirl-inspired outfits, they were having none of it.  At the beginning of the video, Mel B. confronts one of the men on set (seemingly a producer or member of the creative team) and asks, “Why did you ask to have cleavage showing and a midriff showing?” He replies with the typically gross answer, “It’s every man’s fantasy.”  Then Geri walks by to put him in his place, calling him “a chauvinistic pig” before Victoria struts over, steals his sunglasses and proceeds to mock him.  “It’s not sunny, stop trying to look cool,” she says.  And it just keeps getting better.  Geri rips the guy for try ...
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Correction: People-Geri Halliwell story
Yahoo News - 5 months
LONDON (AP) — In a story Oct. 10 about a former Spice Girl who announced she is expecting her second child, The Associated Press used her maiden name rather than her married name, which is what she now goes by. She is Geri Horner, not Geri Halliwell.
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Celebrity authors are taking children’s literature by storm
Yahoo News - over 1 year
On October 6, Pharrell Williams -- the indisputable king of pop -- will release "Happy," a children's book published by Putnam Books for Young Readers. Madonna's tale is a morality story in which a good fairy helps the heroines realize that appearances are not always what they seem. After having left the legendary girl band the Spice Girls, Geri Halliwell, also known as Ginger Spice, launched a solo career marked by the popular track "It's Raining Men" that featured on the soundtrack of "Bridget Jones's Diary" with Renée Zellweger.
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393 People Bought Geri Halliwell's Comeback Song, 'Half Of Me'
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Geri Halliwell, best known as Ginger Spice from the Spice Girls, has toned down her fiery red hair and is working on a solo career of her own. Unfortunately for the 41-year-old singer, who serves as a judge on "Australia's Got Talent," she just isn't getting the comeback she expected. Halliwell recently released a new single called "Half of Me" as a part of her return to the music industry. A music video full of half-naked men wasn't enough to buoy the track, though, as it counted staggeringly low sales numbers. "Half of Me" entered Australia's singles chart at No. 94, selling just 393 copies. Halliwell is fully aware of her assumed failure, addressing the numbers in a recent blog post on her official website. "I saw online around 11pm that my new single (just released in Australia) had come in at number #94," Halliwell wrote. "I laughed nervously, god that’s really bad! (Deep down I was gutted)." The former pop princess continued, asking whether the right path was denial or conti ...
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Caught Tongue In Cheek
Huffington Post - over 3 years
PDA with a side salad? Order up! Reformed bad boy Russell Brand was spotted at Hollywood's Urth Cafe yesterday making out with an unidentified brunette over lunch. The 38-year-old comedian and his mistress weren't alone. A third table guest upped the awkward ante as she nonchalantly waited for the pair's epic game of tonsil hockey to subside. Quite appetizing. Though long bangs and oversize sunglasses hid her face, the woman bears a resemblance to Brand's ex, Jordana Brewster's sister Isabella. The actor hasn't wasted any time in the dating scene since he divorced pop star Katy Perry via text in 2011. He's been linked to Spice Girl Geri Halliwell, Aimee Levoir, Hungarian model Nikolett Barabas, Mexican artist Oriela Medellin Amieiro and Alessandra Balazs. So many ladies, so little time.
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OK!'s 12 Week Countdown To Summer Week 12 Roundup
Ok Magazine - over 3 years
Your summer plans are finally about to be seriously legit! Tomorrow is the last day of our motivational and fitness-filled countdown to summer. Are your bikini bods and built-up biceps prepared for beach excursions? Over the past 12 weeks, we've recapped awesome celeb-inspired workouts, compiled healthy recipes for you to snack on, (without feeling guilty!) and tons of inspirational clips. Put on a pair of short-shorts and celebrate summer solstice. You've earned it!  Tweet us what you're doing to get bikini ready this summer @OKMagazine! OK!'S 12 WEEK COUNTDOWN TO SUMMER WEEK 12 STORIES HEALTHY EATS: TRY A LIGHT, DELISH DISH THAT'S VEGETARIAN-FRIENDLY GYM JAMS: EXERCISE TO THE BEAT OF JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, BIEBER, AND OTHER HOT SOLO SINGERS #MOTIVATIONMONDAY: GABRIELLE UNION SHOWS OFF HER SUPER TONED ABS — PLUS OTHER CELEBS #MOTIVATIONMONDAY: SERENA WILLIAMS SHOWS OFF HER KILLER BEACH BODY IN MIAMI OK!'S 12 WEEK COUNTDOWN TO SUMMER WEEK 11 STORIES GYM JAMS: KEEP A STEADY ...
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PHOTOS: Ginger Spice Looks AMAZING In A Teeny Bikini
Huffington Post - over 3 years
Who knew Ginger Spice looked this good?? Former Spice Girls member Geri Halliwell, 40, is spending some time in Australia these days, prepping for her stint on "Australia's Got Talent," enjoying the winter sun and frolicking around in her bikini with her daughter, Bluebell Madonna. The singer has been chronicling her trip down under on Twitter using the hashtag #britbirdinOz, and this morning tweeted photos of herself in a tiny two-piece where she looks nothing short of amazing. Halliwell, always the extrovert, keeps her terrific shape by exercising plenty of yoga and "healthy eating," according to Glamour magazine. Brit abroad ... I wouldn't go in would I? @channel9 twitter.com/GeriHalliwell/… — Geri Halliwell (@GeriHalliwell) June 4, 2013 Are u insane it's winter!?@channel9@gottalentau #britbird in oz twitter.com/GeriHalliwell/… — Geri Halliwell (@GeriHalliwell) June 4, 2013
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What Geri Halliwell wants in a man
Byron Shire News - almost 4 years
EXCLUSIVE: WANTED: a nice local bloke for Ginger Spice and Australia's Got Talent judge, Geri Halliwell - and the Sydney Swans, she has her sights set on you.     
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The Funny Word Katy Perry Used To Describe Her Split
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Katy Perry has clearly moved on from her very public 2011 divorce from Russell Brand. When asked about her post-split anthems "Wide Awake" and "Part of Me" at Thursday's American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers Expo in Hollywood, Calif., the pop star shrugged off talk of what she referred to as "The Big D." “It’s a very tiny elephant [in the room]," she said. "It's like a little tchotchke now.” Brand filed for divorce from Perry in December 2011 after 14 months of marriage. The former couple finalized their split in July 2012. Since then, both Perry and Brand have shown signs of moving on. The "Firework" singer was in an eight month on-and-off relationship with notorious rebound man John Mayer that began last summer and came to an end in March 2013. Brand has also been keeping himself busy in the dating department. The "Brand X" host has been romantically linked to a number of women including Isabella Brewster, Geri Halliwell and model Nikolett ...
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Geri Halliwell: 'I Was Weak To Delete Margaret Thatcher Tweet'
The Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Geri Halliwell has expressed her regret after deleting a tweet in support of Margaret Thatcher, saying she was "weak" and has been left feeling "full of self doubt" following a public backlash. More...
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Margaret Thatcher's Depiction In Pop Culture
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
LONDON -- Margaret Thatcher was not just a political titan, she was a cultural icon – skewered by comedians, transformed into a puppet and played to Oscar-winning perfection by Meryl Streep. With her uncompromising politics, ironclad certainty, bouffant hairstyle and ever-present handbag, the late British leader was grist for comedians, playwrights, novelists and songwriters whether they loved her or – as was more often the case – hated her. SATIRICAL TARGET Thatcher's free-market policies transformed and divided Britain, unleashing an outpouring of creative anger from her opponents. A generation of British comedians, from Ben Elton to Alexei Sayle, honed their talents lampooning Thatcher. To the satirical puppeteers of popular 1980s TV series "Spitting Image," Thatcher was a cigar-smoking bully, a butcher with a bloody cleaver, a domineering leader ruling over her docile Cabinet. One famous sketch showed Thatcher and her ministers gathered for dinner. Thatc ...
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Too Far, Ginger Spice. Too Far.
Huffington Post - almost 4 years
Well, that's one way to make the world uncomfortable. Geri Halliwell, who will forever be Ginger Spice so good luck with that, took to Twitter today to share her experiences of growing older. When a Spice Girls fan tweeted at her (and at Posh, Baby and Scary too, for that matter) "Hello Geri, it's my 30th Birthday today can I please have a Birthday tweet :) xxxxx," Halliwell had a, ahem, unique reply. “@doxo01: @gerihalliwell my 30th Bdaytoday please tweet :) xHappy birthday! Don't tell anyone, i had my 1st worthy orgasm at 30 — Geri Halliwell (@GeriHalliwell) March 29, 2013 So ... now you know. Halliwell went to on to tweet to her 199,355 followers about her love for food, and posted a picture of a slice of cake under the caption "food porn." So all in all, pretty clear where Ginger's head is at! As far as her romantic life goes, the 40-year-old singer was linked to Katy Perry's ex Russell Brand last summer, and rumors circulated that the two were dating. I ...
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'Ginger Spice' Geri Halliwell rides London's 'Tube'
Calgary Sun - almost 4 years
Pop star Geri Halliwell stunned commuters when she took a trip on the London Underground this week to avoid the traffic on Britain's roads.
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Russell Brand To Pen A Divorce Tell-All?
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Russell Brand hasn't been shy about his checkered past; he even wrote openly about his sex and drug addictions in his memoirs "My Booky Wook" and "Booky Wook 2." And in a web chat with British celebrity news site Heatworld last week, Brand hinted that he will likely touch on his 2011 divorce from Katy Perry in a future book. "I will write more Booky Wooks, I love writing those Booky Wooks and there's a lot to cover," he said. "Maybe I'll wait until I get married again or have more children before I write any more. You can't write things about your life and not include things that happened in your life." Brand filed for divorce from Perry in December 2011 after only 14 months of marriage. They finalized the divorce in July 2012. Since the split, Brand has been romantically linked to a number of woman including Spice Girl Geri Halliwell and Jordana Brewster's younger sister Isabella. Perry has been dating John Mayer on and off since they were first spotted together in July ...
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WATCH: Russell Brand Weighs In On Katy Perry's Love Life
Huffington Post - about 4 years
On Monday's episode of Howard Stern's Sirius XM radio show, guest Russell Brand dished on his post-divorce love life and his thoughts on ex-wife Katy Perry's new squeeze, John Mayer. When asked if he thought Mayer was a "worse womanizer" than him, Brand responded with a laugh, “Worse or better, depending on how you view it." And how, exactly, does that make Brand feel? "You have to let go of the instinct to protect someone once you divorce them," he told Stern. The "Brand X" star also opened up about his rumored relationship with fellow divorcee, Demi Moore. Although he told The Sun last week that they were just yoga buddies, Brand joked that he would be more than willing to get physical with the actress. “I really like her," he said. "She’s a beautiful person. I’ve not made love to her yet, Howard, but it’s a matter of time. That's the sort of thing that will get put in the newspaper." The funnyman filed for divorce from Perry back in December 2011 after ...
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Geri Halliwell signs up to voice new Disney character for cartoon show Henry Hugglemonster
Daily Mail (UK) - about 4 years
The singer will play Isabella Roarsome in new Disney cartoon series Henry Hugglemonster which is to launch next month.
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Geri Halliwell dating millionaire
Monsters and Critics - about 4 years
Geri Halliwell is reportedly smitten with her new boyfriend, Russian millionaire 'gentleman' Anton Kaszubowski.
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PHOTO: Russell Brand Spotted With Mystery Woman
Huffington Post - about 4 years
Another week, another lady friend for Russell Brand. The British funnyman -- who finalized his divorce from Katy Perry in July 2012 -- was seen dining with a mystery blonde Wednesday night at an L.A. eatery, according to Splash News. (Scroll down for photo) Brand and his unidentified date were photographed leaving the The Little Door restaurant and getting into the same car. The celebrity news and picture site claims it was the pair's second date this week. Just last week, Brand was seen leaving Pace restaurant in L.A. with a different mystery lady. The pair exited the restaurant separately, but left in the same car. Recently, rumors have also emerged of a possible romance between Brand and actress Juliette Lewis after the two were seen getting cozy after taking a yoga class together. Since he parted ways with Perry last summer, Brand has also been linked to Spice Girl Geri Halliwell and Jordana Brewster's younger sister, Isabella Brewster. Brand filed ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Geri Halliwell
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 43
    Halliwell appeared on episode three of the 2016 series of Sport Relief Bake Off.
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    In 2016 Geri Halliwell, Mel B, and Emma Bunton reunited for the 20th anniversary of The Spice Girls debut album and are working on new music.
    More Details Hide Details Former Spice Girls members Victoria Beckham and Mel C opted to not take part in the reunion to focus on their own careers. During an interview with James Corden on "Late Late Show" Mel B announced that The Spice Girls will go on tour again for the 20th anniversary of their debut album. Victoria Beckham and Mel C gave Mel B, Emma, and Geir their blessing to reunite and go on tour without them. The Spice Girls are working on releasing a new single. In 1999, she wrote an autobiography If Only, in which described her life as a Spice Girl. In 1999 Halliwell became a representative for the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA). Halliwell appeared in a 90-minute documentary Geri for the British television channel Channel 4 by Molly Dineen. In 2000 Halliwell appeared in the two-part documentary series Geri's World Walkabout for the BBC, which followed her work with the UN and other travels. Halliwell picked up further UN work in 2006, by visiting Zambia from 14–16 November, to promote greater international awareness of the urgent need to reduce maternal death and halt the spread of HIV/AIDS. In the run-up to the 1997 UK General Election, Halliwell declared: "I saw a lot of what Mrs Thatcher did. She was definitely the original Spice Girl rising from the greengrocer's daughter to Prime Minister." She claimed that her background was deeply rooted in support for the Conservative Party and that Thatcher was the pioneer of 'Girl Power' and the spiritual sixth member of the Spice Girls.
  • 2015
    Age 42
    On 25 October 2015, the Mail on Sunday reported that Halliwell had been in talks with the Department for Education with a view to establishing a free school in north London, scheduled to open in 2018 and specialising in the arts and business.
    More Details Hide Details Halliwell told the newspaper: "I believe in education. It’s an empowering fundamental human right that everyone deserves. Education is a foundation for life." The Department subsequently confirmed that it had spoken with Halliwell, but that discussions were at an early stage.
  • 2014
    Age 41
    Halliwell began dating Christian Horner, the Team Principal of the Infiniti Red Bull Racing Formula One team in February 2014; and the couple were married in May 2015 at St Mary's Church in Woburn, Bedfordshire.
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  • 2013
    Age 40
    The performance took place on 3 October 2013, exactly one year after her last exhibition with new material at the Breast Cancer Care Show.
    More Details Hide Details On 12 September 2013, it was announced that the song "Half of Me" would be released exclusively in Australia, as part of a new deal with Sony Music Australia. The single was released on 25 October 2013 and reached a dismal number 281 in the Australian charts. Halliwell then took to her official blog to write about her upsetting experience back in the music business and hinted of possibly retiring for good. On the grand final of Australia's Got Talent, she performed an acoustic version of the Spice Girls' hit single "Wannabe". Halliwell is currently working on new material for her fourth studio album, which has yet to be released after multiple delays. Tracks confirmed are three, as of September 2015: "Love and Light", "Phenomenal Woman", and "Sheriff".
    On 5 September 2013, it was confirmed by Channel 9's NRL Footy Show (one of the longest running shows in Australia) that Halliwell would be performing a world exclusive of "Half of Me", her first solo single in nearly eight years, at its Grand Final Show.
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    In April 2013, the Nine Network announced that she would become the fourth judge on Australia's Got Talent.
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    In January 2013, Halliwell claimed that she had decided to shelve the album she had finished in order to continue writing and recording, moving in a different style direction.
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  • THIRTIES
  • 2012
    Age 39
    In October 2012, Halliwell made her first solo performance in seven years at the Breast Cancer Care, debutting a new track, called "Phenomenal Woman".
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    In August 2012, she reunited with The Spice Girls to perform as a quintet for the last time at the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games in London.
    More Details Hide Details This was the last Spice Girls concert to feature Victoria Beckham and Mel C. In 2010, Halliwell stood in for Dannii Minogue as a guest judge on The X Factor at the Glasgow auditions alongside Simon Cowell, Louis Walsh and Cheryl Cole, and she returned again in 2012 as a guest judge at the Liverpool auditions alongside Walsh, Gary Barlow and Tulisa Contostavlos.
    In February 2012, Halliwell announced that the fourth album was being mastered.
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  • 2011
    Age 38
    Halliwell has spoken out about her experiences of bulimia saying that she came close to death, weighing just, and was advised by Robbie Williams to seek medical help. In 2011 she spoke of being comfortable with her body and credits her newly healthy relationship with food to motherhood.
    More Details Hide Details Halliwell converted to Christianity after previously being an agnostic. Compilations:
    On 31 July 2011, Halliwell confirmed she had been working on her fourth album, stating of it, "The album's pretty much finished."
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    In May 2011, reports suggested that Halliwell would be making a return to music.
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  • 2010
    Age 37
    In April 2010, Halliwell posted a message on her website, saying she was back in the studio and referring to Lady Gaga as one of her influences.
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    In March 2010 vocal coach and singer Carrie Grant announced on ITV1's The Alan Titchmarsh Show that Halliwell would be making a return to music.
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  • 2008
    Age 35
    According to the official site, the book sold more than 250,000 copies in its first 5 months making its author Halliwell 2008's most successful female celebrity children's author.
    More Details Hide Details In 2007, the Spice Girls re-grouped and announced plans for a reunion tour, from which they were said to have earned £10 million each (approximately $20 million). The team's members said that they were still enjoying doing their "own thing". The group decided to tour as a quintet for the last time and release their first compilation album, a collection of their Greatest Hits. This album was released in early November 2007, and the tour began on 2 December 2007. During the reformation Film maker Bob Smeaton directed an official film of the tour, which he titled Spice Girls: Giving You Everything. As well as their sell-out tour, the Spice Girls were contracted to appear in Tesco advertisements, for which they were paid £1 million each.
  • 2007
    Age 34
    On 12 April 2007, it was announced that Halliwell had signed a six-book deal with Macmillan Children's Books.
    More Details Hide Details The books follow the adventures of nine-year-old Ugenia, a character based on Halliwell, alongside her friends Bronte, Rudy and Trevor. The character Princess Posh Vattoria, a caricature of Halliwell's bandmate Victoria Beckham, was featured in early drafts but has not appeared in the book series. Other characters are said by Halliwell to be loosely based on Gordon Ramsay, George Michael, Marilyn Monroe, Vincent van Gogh, Wayne Rooney and the character Justin Suarez from the TV series Ugly Betty.
  • 2006
    Age 33
    Halliwell gave birth to her daughter, Bluebell Madonna, in May 2006.
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  • 2005
    Age 32
    Her father is screenwriter Sacha Gervasi whom Halliwell dated in 2005.
    More Details Hide Details Victoria Beckham and Emma Bunton are godmothers.
  • 2004
    Age 31
    In late 2004, Halliwell made a return to music with the single "Ride It", which reached number four in the United Kingdom and number one on the dance charts.
    More Details Hide Details However, several months elapsed before another single was released, during which time she was apparently instructed to record some new tracks for the as yet unreleased album by her record company, which was unhappy with the setlist. Halliwell planned her first solo tour of the United Kingdom and Ireland, but due to lack of ticket sales, compounded by the label's pressure on Halliwell to record additional songs, led to the cancellation of the tour. Eventually, a new single, "Desire", was released on 30 May 2005, reaching number 22 in the UK Singles Chart and number one on the UK Dance Charts. Released shortly after, the source album, Passion, similarly received little attention from the public or critics, and stalled at number 41 in the British charts. Halliwell's recording contract with EMI was subsequently not renewed, and in subsequent interviews, Halliwell stated that she was not interested in recording another album at that time and was content with writing children's books and being a mother.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2002
    Age 29
    In 2002, Halliwell was featured alongside Pete Waterman and Louis Walsh as a judge on the television series Popstars: The Rivals, which created Girls Aloud.
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    In 2002, Halliwell was once again nominated at the BRIT Awards, this time for Best British Female Solo Artist and Best British Single for "It's Raining Men".
    More Details Hide Details Scream If You Wanna Go Faster has sold a little less than 1,300,000 copies worldwide.
    The song won her the International Song of the Year award at the 2002 NRJ Music Awards.
    More Details Hide Details The song originally been added to the album at the last minute, and another song, "Feels Like Sex", had already been slated as the lead single. The singles that followed, "Scream If You Wanna Go Faster" and "Calling", reached number eight and number seven in the United Kingdom, respectively. Halliwell released a special French edition of "Calling", titled "Au Nom de L'amour". Scream If You Wanna Go Faster achieved lower success outside the United Kingdom than Schizophonic and was not released in the United States.
  • 2001
    Age 28
    In 2001, Halliwell followed up with her second album, Scream If You Wanna Go Faster, the album peaked at number 5 in the United Kingdom, and sold 200,000 copies there and was certified Gold.
    More Details Hide Details It included her cover version of the Weather Girls' 1983 hit, "It's Raining Men", was also used on the Bridget Jones's Diary film soundtrack, and the video game, DDRMAX2 Dance Dance Revolution 7thMix. The song was released as the lead single from the album. "It's Raining Men" became a major hit worldwide, it peaked at number 1 in the United Kingdom and peaked in the top 10 in over 27 countries, becoming Halliwell's biggest hit to date.
  • 2000
    Age 27
    Halliwell was nominated at BRIT Awards ceremony in 2000, for Best British Female Solo Artist and Best Pop Act, she also performed "Bag It Up" during the show, emerging between giant inflatable legs, ripping off her shirt and walking in stiletto heels over the backs of topless pink-haired men whilst performing the song.
    More Details Hide Details Schizophonic debuted at number 42 on the Billboard 200 before dropping out within the next month. The album was eventually certified Gold, distributing over 500,000 copies. The album ended up selling around three million copies worldwide, and remains Halliwell's biggest selling album to date.
  • 1999
    Age 26
    In 1999, Halliwell launched her solo career and released her debut album Schizophonic, with the lead single "Look at Me", produced by Absolute and Phil Bucknall. "Look at Me" was followed by further number ones at the UK Singles Chart, "Mi Chico Latino", "Lift Me Up", and "Bag It Up".
    More Details Hide Details The album itself reached a peak at number four in the United Kingdom, and sold 600,000 copies there, making it 2× Platinum.
    In 1999, Halliwell launched her solo career and released her debut album Schizophonic which spawned three number ones at the UK Singles Chart; "Mi Chico Latino", "Lift Me Up", and "Bag It Up", while the lead single "Look at Me" peaked at number two.
    More Details Hide Details In 2001, Halliwell released her second album Scream If You Wanna Go Faster; the first single, "It's Raining Men" peaked at number one in the UK and went on to become Halliwell's biggest hit of her career. She released her third studio album Passion in 2005. Halliwell has been nominated for four Brit Awards (in 2000 and 2002). After a few years of relative obscurity, in April 2010, Halliwell announced that she had started working on new music. In April 2013, the Nine Network announced that she would become the fourth judge on Australia's Got Talent. On 12 September 2013, it was announced that Halliwell would return to the music industry in Australia with the release of her first solo single in nearly eight years, "Half of Me". With 11 number one singles (seven as part of the Spice Girls and four as a solo artist) she is the female singer with the third most number one singles in UK Singles Chart history.
  • 1998
    Age 25
    On 31 May 1998, Halliwell announced that she had left the Spice Girls due to depression and differences between the group.
    More Details Hide Details The first official confirmation was an announcement to the media by her solicitor on 31 May. Her action aroused controversy, her former group being due to embark on a North American tour, which they eventually completed without her. Although she had already left the group, the Spice Girls released "Viva Forever", the final music video to feature Halliwell's likeness, plus a one-off supergroup called England United for the official England FC song (Jo Whiley introduced the band saying " plus Geri as a substitute"). After she left, the other girls co-wrote a few songs about her, which appeared on their album Forever: "Goodbye", "Tell Me Why" and "Let Love Lead the Way". The group is among the best-selling girl groups of all time, selling over 75 million albums.
  • 1995
    Age 22
    The group began a relationship with Simon Fuller of 19 Entertainment and finally signed with him in March 1995. During the summer of that year the group toured record labels in London and Los Angeles with Fuller and finally signed a deal with Virgin Records in September 1995. From this point on, up to the summer of 1996, the group continued to write and record tracks for their debut album while extensively touring the west coast of the United States, where they had signed a publishing deal with Windswept Pacific. On 7 June 1996, the Spice Girls released their debut single, "Wannabe", in the United Kingdom.
    More Details Hide Details In the weeks leading up to the release, the video for "Wannabe", got a trial airing on The Box music channel. The song proved to be a global hit, reaching number 1 in 29 countries. and becoming the biggest-selling single by an all-female group of all time. It was followed by nine further number-1 singles from their albums Spice, Spiceworld and Forever. Each member of the group received a nickname from the media. Halliwell was named "Ginger Spice". Other successful releases followed, including "Say You'll Be There" and "2 Become 1" from Spice, and "Spice Up Your Life", "Too Much" and "Stop" from Spiceworld.
  • 1994
    Age 21
    In 1994 Halliwell, along with Melanie Chisholm, Melanie Brown, Victoria Beckham and Michelle Stephenson responded to an advertisement in The Stage magazine.
    More Details Hide Details Around 400 women who answered the ad went to Dance Works studios. Halliwell, Chisholm, Beckham (née Adams), Bunton and Brown were ultimately chosen as the members of the group. The group felt insecure about the lack of a contract and were frustrated by the direction in which Heart Management was steering them. In October 1994, armed with a catalogue of demos and dance routines, the group began touring management agencies. They persuaded Bob Herbert to set up a showcase performance for the group in front of industry writers, producers and A&R men in December 1994 at the Nomis Studios in Shepherd's Bush where they received an "overwhelmingly positive" reaction. Due to the large interest in the group, the Herberts quickly set about creating a binding contract for the group. Encouraged by the reaction they had received at the Nomis showcase, all five members delayed signing contracts on the legal advice from, amongst others, Adams' father Anthony Adams. In March 1995, because of the group's frustration at their management's unwillingness to listen to their visions and ideas, they parted with Heart Management.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1992
    Age 19
    Following her rise to fame with the Spice Girls, nude photos of Halliwell were republished in a number of magazines in 1992 and 1996 including Playboy and Penthouse.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1972
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    Born on August 6, 1972.
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