Melanie Chisholm
English singer
Melanie Chisholm
Melanie Jayne Chisholm is a British singer-songwriter, actress and businesswoman professionally known simply as Melanie C (or Mel C). She is best known as one of the five members of the girl group Spice Girls, in which she was nicknamed "Sporty Spice".
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WATCH: Robbie Lends His Talents To Hillsborough Charity Single
Huffington Post - over 4 years
Sir Paul McCartney has joined the line-up for a charity single to raise money for those affected by Britain's worst sporting disaster, and may just keep the X Factor single off the chart's top spot for Christmas. Robbie Williams, Melanie Chisholm and Beverley Knight are among the other stars featured on a cover version of The Hollies' 1969 hit 'He Ain't Heavy, He's My Brother'. Robbie Williams plays his part in raising money for the families of the victims of Hillsborough Proceeds from the single, which is released next month, will go towards those affected by the 1989 Hillsborough Disaster, when 96 soccer fans were killed in a horrific crush at a sports ground in Sheffield, England. Comedian John Bishop, a staunch Liverpool fan, today tweeted a picture from the recording studios, showing himself together with Liverpool footballing legends Alan Hansen, Kenny Dalglish, Liverpool MP Steve Rotherham, alongside TV chef Heston Blumenthal and football Everton player Pet ...
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What's up: Jesus Christ Superstar UK Rock Spectacular
The Sacramento Bee - over 4 years
If you're a fan of the rock musical – and of Andrew Lloyd Webber – here's an opportunity to experience his newly staged rock-opera sensation "Jesus Christ Superstar" in a whole different way – on the big screen. Ben Forster as Jesus Christ, left, and former Spice Girls member Melanie Chisholm, as Mary Magdalene, in "Jesus Christ Superstar" currently touring in London.
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Mel C hurts ankle before 'Jesus Christ Superstar' debut
Calgary Sun - over 4 years
Spice Girls star Melanie Chisholm struggled through the opening night of musical Jesus Christ Superstar on Friday after spraining her ankle before the show.
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Spice Girls fight became physical [Photos]
Calgary Sun - over 4 years
Melanie Chisholm lashed out at her Spice Girls bandmate Melanie Brown in a backstage bust-up during the band's heyday - but accidentally punched Geri Halliwell instead.
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Spice Girls' Hot Body Secrets Revealed!
US Magazine - over 4 years
All eyes were on the Spice Girls during the closing ceremony at the London Olympics August 12. Sixteen years after the group hit it big with their smash single "Wannabe," the five females -- Victoria Beckham, 38, Geri Halliwell, 40, Emma Bunton, 36, Melanie Chisholm, 38, and Melanie Brown, 37 -- looked sexier than ever performing in front of the world's most talented athletes (not to mention millions of viewers). Here, Us Weekly uncovers how the best-selling female group of all time (who are now all moms!) got camera ready. PHOTOS: Sexiest British stars Fashion designer Beckham -- mom to Brooklyn, 13, Romeo, 9, Cruz, 7, and Harper, 13 months -- recently confessed that she loves "to snack." Her healthy go-to treats include fresh fruit and coconut water. After years of yo-yo dieting, Halliwell -- mom to Bluebell, 6 -- has developed a smarter way to stay in shape. "Geri is all about yoga, healthy eating -- and clothes that flatter her shape," a source says in the new issue of ...
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Spice Girls rock at Olympics closing ceremony
The Express Tribune Blogs - over 4 years
The London Olympics closed with a dazzling and eccentric extravaganza of music and dance that rocked the main stadium filled with royalty, celebrities, athletes and a sea of exuberant spectators, reported Reuters. One of the biggest cheers of the night came as five coloured London taxi drove into the centre of the stadium letting out five famous singers — the Spice Girls. The Spice Girls reuniting to perform at the closing ceremony for the London 2012 Olympic Games was not really a secret, as the band was spotted rehearsing but the cheers were deafening as Victoria Beckham, Emma Bunton, Geri Halliwell, Melanie Chisholm and Melanie Brown — aka Posh Spice, Baby Spice, Ginger Spice, Sporty Spice and Scary Spice, respectively — sang “Wannabe” and “Spice Up Your Life” riding around the Olympic Stadium atop black London taxi cabs, reports CBS News. The famous group performed together Sunday night after four years. Earlier this year however, the qu ...
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Spice Girl Melanie Brown's Sexy Catsuit: All the Details!
US Magazine - over 4 years
When the Spice Girls took the stage at the Olympics Closing Ceremony in London on Sunday, it seemed as if they had stepped out of a time machine, with all five members looking even better than they did in the 90s! While her group mates, Geri Halliwell, 40, Victoria Beckham, 38, and Emma Bunton, 36, showed off their legs in mini dresses (Melanie Chisholm, 38, donned a white jumpsuit), Melanie Brown, 37, flaunted her incredible figure in a nude catsuit with sequins and sexy sheer panels throughout. PHOTOS: Ageless A-listers To dress Brown (aka Scary Spice) for her first on-stage appearance with her gals since 2008, the singer's stylist, Stephanie Kradjian, turned to the designer behind Jennifer Lopez's sexy tour costumes: Zuhair Murad. "Melanie has been looking amazing, stylish and elegant lately and the reviews she has been getting have been great," Kradjian tells Us Weekly.  "We've been going in the direction of some great designers lately and loving the feedback!" PH ...
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Spice Girls to Perform at Olympics Closing Ceremony!
US Magazine - over 4 years
Say they'll be there! The London Olympics are about to get a whole lot Spice-ier: a source confirms to Us Weekly that the Spice Girls are set to perform at the closing ceremony on August 12. Ginger (Geri Halliwell), 39, Baby (Emma Bunton), 36, Sporty (Melanie Chisholm), 38, Scary (Melanie Brown), 37, and Posh (Victoria Beckham), 38, are all expected to show; the group will perform two of their singles, including the 1996 fan favorite "Wannabe." (George Michael, The Who and Jessie J are also slated to perform at the event.) PHOTOS: Sexy British stars! Last month, the Girls -- who split up in 2001 -- reunited for the first time since their 2008 reunion tour to announce the creation of a West End musical based on some of their biggest hits, a show titled Viva Forever. "I loved what the Spice Girls did for women's confidence," producer Judy Craymer said during a press conference. "There's something very empowering about them." PHOTOS: Victoria Beckham's wildest outfits ...
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Melanie Chisholm Sprains Ankle
Female First - almost 5 years
Melanie Chisholm has been forced to delay the start of her training for an upcoming triathlon after spraining her ankle. The former Spice Girls star c...
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Melanie Chisholm runs errands with her daughter Scarlet who just can't help showing off her kicking skills
Daily Mail (UK) - almost 5 years
Wearing a cute pair of purple leggings that were adorned with flowers and butterflies, Scarlet held both of her parent's hands as she skipped along the pavement.
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Google News - over 5 years
FORMER Sporty Spice Melanie Chisholm would love an official invite to the opening ceremony of the London Olympics next year. Melanie Chisholm, 37, told me: “There may have been rumours but I've never been approached about a Spice Girls
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Melanie Chisholm regrets tattoos folly - Seattle Post Intelligencer (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Former Spice Girls star Melanie Chisholm has joined British socialite Peaches Geldof in telling of her regret at having tattoos. The singer has around 10 tattoos on her back, arms, legs and stomach, including Tibetan symbols, a Celtic cross,
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Melanie C @ Heaven - Gay Times Magazine (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Exactly fifteen years after she first appeared at Heaven as one fifth of The Spice Girls, Melanie Chisholm is back to promote her latest single Think About It. It's her third PA at Britain's most famous gay club and she looks quite the lady in an
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Pink - Stars Congratulate Beyonce On Pregnancy News -
Google News - over 5 years
and former Spice Girls star Melanie Chisholm adds, "Such wonderful news about Beyonce. The fact she was pregnant at (British music festival) Glasto makes me love her even more." And the singing couple won't be short of celebrity supporters when they
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Ex-Spice Girl warns Rihanna about sexualised image - The Christian Institute
Google News - over 5 years
Former Spice Girl Melanie Chisholm says the sexualisation of children has gone too far, and encouraged stars like Rihanna to take more responsibility for their performances. Miss Chisholm's comments come amidst increasing concern about child
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Olivia Wilde's side show; Kanye's stage fall; Lee Grace Dougherty's nude photos - USA Today
Google News - over 5 years
Melanie Chisholm - aka Sporty Spice - says Rihanna is too sexy for young fans. ... Camille Donatacci got it wrong about Kelsey Grammer. ... Jay Leno's opening joke from last night's monologue: "It has been a crazy week for stocks. First down, then up,
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Melanie Chisholm, aka Sporty Spice, Thinks Rihanna Is Too Sexy For Young Fans - PopCrush
Google News - over 5 years
Now that she's a mother, Melanie Chisholm — you know her as Sporty Spice of the Spice Girls — is calling out Rihanna for being too sexy and provocative. “Women in music, very successful women, are extremely sexual and they have young fans. ... - -
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Melanie Chisholm
  • 2012
    Age 36
    On 2 September 2012, Chisholm released her fifth studio album entitled The Sea.
    More Details Hide Details Chisholm worked with producers and songwriters such as James Walsh, Andy Chatterley, Richard Stannard, Cutfather, Greg Hatwell, Peter-John Vettese, Guy Chambers and Ina Wroldsen for the album. The album received a positive reaction from music critics and the album charted at number 45 in UK Albums Chart. Two days after the album release, the track from the album "Think About It" was released as a single. The single peaked at number 95 in UK Singles Chart. In November and December of 2011, two more singles from the album were released. "Weak" was released in the United Kingdom while "Let There Be Love" was released in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. In support of her album The Sea, Chisholm embarked on The Sea – Live tour where she performed in Germany, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Austria and Ireland. The DVD of the tour entitled "The Sea Tour Live" was released on 27 February 2012.
    In September 2012, Chisholm released her sixth studio album, Stages.
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    In 12 August 2012, she reunited with the Spice Girls to perform at the Closing Ceremonies of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London.
    More Details Hide Details They performed a medley of their hit singles "Wannabe" and "Spice Up Your Life"
    Chisholm also supported a homeless charity by donating funds raised from her annual 2012 calendar.
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    Chisholm released her first EP titled The Night on 13 May 2012, a collaboration with Jodie Harsh.
    More Details Hide Details The EP charted at number 16 in the UK Independent chart selling 1,882 copies in the first week.
  • 2011
    Age 35
    On 24 June 2011, Chisholm released the single entitled "Rock Me".
    More Details Hide Details The single served as the official theme song for German TV channel ZDF's coverage of the 2011 FIFA Women's World Cup. The single went top 40 on the German singles chart.
  • 2010
    Age 34
    Melanie reprised the role for a limited 2 week engagement at the Liverpool Empire Theatre in November 2010.
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  • 2009
    Age 33
    Chisholm released her DVD concert Live at the Hard Rock Cafe on 29 June 2009, in aid of the Caron Keating Foundation.
    More Details Hide Details The DVD included two new songs from Chisholm, "Blue Skies All the Way" and "Paris Burning".
    On 22 February 2009, Chisholm gave birth to a baby girl at the Portland Hospital in London.
    More Details Hide Details The baby weighed 3.7 kg (8 lbs 3oz) and was named Scarlet Starr. Chisholm also has a £1 million country home at Catbrook, outside Chepstow, Monmouthshire.
  • 2008
    Age 32
    Chisholm released the album This Time in Canada on 8 April 2008, followed by a full Canadian tour in May 2008.
    More Details Hide Details The first single "Carolyna". "Understand" was released as a second single in Canada on 25 July. The video was filmed largely in Toronto, but several live clips were included from her various Canadian performances as well.
  • 2007
    Age 31
    In November 2007, Chisholm reunited with the Spice Girls for a Greatest Hits album and a three-month world tour.
    More Details Hide Details When the tour reached its first two-day break, Chisholm performed an acoustic solo set at The Mint in Los Angeles on 6 December, another in The Grand Ballroom in New York and a third solo performance in Toronto, Canada.
    In October 2007 in the UK, Germany, Switzerland and Austria Chisholm released the single "This Time".
    More Details Hide Details A new version of the song was recorded for the release. It featured a B-side track called "We Love To Entertain You", which was used for 2007's Pro7 Starforce campaign in Germany.
    In early 2007, Chisholm released her fourth album, This Time.
    More Details Hide Details It featured writing collaborations with Adam Argyle, who wrote six tracks for new album, Peter-John Vettese, Guy Chambers and Cathy Dennis (amongst others). The first single released from the project was "The Moment You Believe", primarily released in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, where it became a top twenty hit. The single also peaked at number 1 in Spain for two weeks and was a hit in several other European countries. In the UK, Chisholm released the track "I Want Candy", which peaked at number twenty-four and featured on the soundtrack to the film of the same name. The single peaked at number nine in Italy and Denmark. The second single from the album This Time was "Carolyna", released in June in the UK and across Europe. Although it underperformed in the UK, it became a top five radio hit in Germany, Austria and Switzerland and a top twenty hit in Italy.
  • 2006
    Age 30
    Recorded on 31 August 2006 at The Bridge in south east London and features Melanie performing a selection of songs from her first three albums in both acoustic and full band sets.
    More Details Hide Details The DVD has sold about 100,000 in total. It also peaked at number 10 on the Official UK DVD Music Chart. The DVD also features interviews, back stage footage, photo galleries and several hidden alternative versions of the tracks (Easter eggs).
    In 2006 "Live Hits" became the first live DVD released by English singer-songwriter Melanie Chisholm.
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    Chisholm released "Better Alone" in 2006 in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and some other European countries.
    More Details Hide Details The third single from her third album was "First Day of My Life", a previously unheard Chisholm recording written by Guy Chambers and Enrique Iglesias. "First Day of My Life" topped the charts in several European countries. The single became one of the biggest hits of 2005 in parts of Europe, reaching number one in Spain, Portugal, Switzerland and Germany for two weeks (Chisholm's first No.1 single here), but it was never released in the UK. Beautiful Intentions has been certified gold in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and platinum in Portugal, where it spent nine weeks at number one.
  • 2005
    Age 29
    In April 2005, Chisholm released her third album, Beautiful Intentions.
    More Details Hide Details The Adam Argyle-penned "Next Best Superstar" was chosen as the lead single and was released simultaneously in the UK, Europe, and Australia. The single peaked at number ten in the UK and reached the top of the German radio airplay chart for several weeks. A second single, "Better Alone", was released but later restricted to purchase from the iTunes Store (for digital download) and from her official online shop.
  • 2004
    Age 28
    Chisholm spent much of 2004 working on new material and setting up her own record company, Red Girl Records.
    More Details Hide Details Without major label backing, her activities were decided and funded by herself, alongside her business partner and manager, Nancy Phillips.
  • 2003
    Age 27
    After a break from public life and an eating disorder and depression, Chisholm released her second studio album, Reason, in March 2003.
    More Details Hide Details The album included production from collaborators including Gregg Alexander (New Radicals, Ronan Keating), Marius De Vries (Madonna), Dr Robert of The Blow Monkeys, David Arnold (Björk) and Matt Rowe, co-writer of "Wannabe". The lead single from Reason was "Here It Comes Again", which reached number seven in the UK, the album entering the UK album chart a week later at number five, but quickly fell off the chart. The album entered at number 12 in Germany and No.21 in Switzerland. Other singles from the album were "On the Horizon" (UK number fourteen, written with Gregg Alexander), "Let's Love" in Japan (where the song accompanied a Toyota commercial), "Yeh Yeh Yeh" in mainland Europe and, finally, a UK double A-side of "Melt"/"Yeh Yeh Yeh", which achieved a disappointing UK chart position of number twenty-seven. After a series of disappointments and the relative failure of "Melt"/"Yeh Yeh Yeh", Chisholm parted ways with her label, Virgin Records. Reason has been certified gold in the United Kingdom.
  • 2002
    Age 26
    She was in a relationship with property developer Thomas Starr whom she met in 2002 during a holiday in Barbados.
    More Details Hide Details They separated in July 2012.
  • 1999
    Age 23
    Her debut album Northern Star was in 1999.
    More Details Hide Details A track from this it, ("Ga Ga"), was on the Big Daddy soundtrack before the album's release. Singles "Goin' Down" and "Northern Star" were met with promising success, but the third single "Never Be the Same Again", featuring TLC member Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, became her first UK number-one single as a solo artist and a number-one single in the Netherlands, a Top Five hit in Germany and No.2 in Australia. Chisholm released a fourth single from Northern Star, a dance remix of "I Turn to You", and earned herself a second number-one single in both the UK and the Netherlands. "I Turn to You" reached No.2 in Germany, No.11 in Australia and eventually climbed to the top of the Billboard dance chart in the United States. Northern Star was re-released with the single versions of "Never Be the Same Again" and "I Turn to You", and eventually peaked at number four on the United Kingdom album chart and number six in Germany. The fifth and final single from Northern Star, If That Were Me" peaked at number eighteen in the UK and the proceeds were donated to a charity for the homeless. Northern Star is certified three times platinum in the United Kingdom for shipping 900,000 copies, platinum in Germany for selling over 500,000 copies, gold in Brazil for selling 100,000 copies, and gold in Australia for selling over 35,000 copies.
    She released her debut solo studio album, Northern Star in 1999, which sold four million copies.
    More Details Hide Details Her second album album Reason was released in 2003, her third album Beautiful Intentions in 2005, her fourth album This Time in 2007, her fifth album The Sea in 2011 and her sixth album Stages in 2012. Chisholm has been nominated for BRIT and ECHO awards. She currently holds the third position for most United Kingdom number-ones by a female artist. She is also the only female to reach UK Official Singles Chart at number one as a part of quartet, quintet, duo and solo. Chisholm also played in musicals such as Blood Brothers and Jesus Christ Superstar.
  • 1998
    Age 22
    Chisholm took her first steps in establishing a solo career in late 1998 by singing with Canadian rocker Bryan Adams on "When You're Gone".
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  • 1997
    Age 21
    In 1997, Chisholm's feature film debut came in Spiceworld The Movie playing herself alongside her bandmates.
    More Details Hide Details In 2000, Chisholm played herself in an episode of The Norm Show while promoting her Spice Girls' third studio album Forever. She revealed in an interview with Nylon Magazine in December 2009, that she is interested in pursuing a serious acting career in film. In 2008 it was planned she would star in a sequel to the 1996 horror film The Craft, but filming was terminated. In 2009, Chisholm signed to perform the role of Mrs. Johnstone in the musical Blood Brothers by Willy Russell in London's West End. She performed the role for 6 months, commencing November 2009. She was nominated for the Best Actress in a Musical category at the 2010 Laurence Olivier Awards.
  • 1996
    Age 20
    In 1996, Chisholm, with Melanie Brown, Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton, and Victoria Beckham (at that time Victoria Adams), released "Wannabe" which was a big hit in United Kingdom and United States.
    More Details Hide Details Chisholm usually wore a tracksuit with her hair in a ponytail and sporting the attitude of a tomboy and became known as Sporty Spice. Their debut album, Spice and second album, Spiceworld each sold more than 20 million copies worldwide. During the Spiceworld: The Tour, Halliwell left the group and the four remaining members began work on their third studio album.
  • 1994
    Age 18
    In 1994, she joined the Spice Girls (then called Touch).
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  • 1974
    Age -2
    Chisholm was born on 12 January 1974 at Whiston Hospital in Whiston, Lancashire (now Merseyside).
    More Details Hide Details Raised in Rainhill, Merseyside and then Widnes, Cheshire where she attended Fairfield High School. Following school, Chisholm studied for a diploma course in dance, singing, drama and musical theatre at the Doreen Bird College of Performing Arts in Sidcup, Kent. During college, she replied to an advert in The Stage by Chris and Bob Herbert, who were looking to form a new girl group, later to become the Spice Girls. She left college just short of completing her three-year course and gained teaching qualifications in tap and modern theatre dance with the ISTD.
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