SPICE GIRLS NET

The Spice Girls timeline documents the groups timeline from city to city, country to country and includes places, dates, releases, events, performances and information from 1996 to 2018.

1996

April 17th 1996 – Spice Girls appear on TV for the first time for an interview on MTV’s ‘Hanging Out’ and perform acapella.

April 18th 1996 – Spice Girls appear on ITV’s Surprise Surprise and are interviewed on Manchester’s Key 103 FM Radio programme, (aired May 11th)

April 19th 1996 – Spice Girls film the music video for their debut release ‘Wannabe’ at St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London and is directed by Jhoan Camitz.

May 16th 1996 – Spice Girls are photographed in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire and perform ‘Wannabe’ on the TV show ‘Hotel Babylon’ presented by Dani Behr.

May 19-25th 1996 – Spice Girls travel to Tokyo, Japan for a short promotional trip.

May 21st 1996 – Spice Girls are photographed in Tokyo, Japan for their debut album, ‘Spice’.

June 12th 1996 – Spice Girls are interviewed on MTV Europe and perform ‘Wannabe’ and Say You’ll Be There’ Live.

June 27th 1996 – Spice Girls are photographed by Harry Borden in Hertfordshire for their first promotional shoot.

June 28th 1996 – Spice Girls make their debut on ITV’s GMTV breakfast show and perform ‘Wannabe’ on London’s South Bank.

June 28th 1996 – Spice Girls are photographed by Nick Tansley for a number of promotional photoshoots in London.

July 1st 1996 – Spice Girls give their first ever terrestrial TV interview on the ‘Dear Davina’ show on ITV, interviewed by Trevor Ward.

July 2nd 1996 – Spice Girls perform Wannabe in the ITN London Tonight News Studios.

July 2nd 1996 – Spice Girls appear on the Sunday morning children’s show ‘Fully Booked’ in the BBC Scotland studios in Glasgow and perform ‘Wannabe’ (aired July 7)

July 7th 1996 – Spice Girls perform at the Red Rose Radio roadshow in Preston, Lancashire.

July 8th 1996 – Spice Girls are interviewed for STV in Glasgow, Scotland and conduct a photoshoot for the ‘Sunday Times’ Magazine. The group then travel to Disneyland, Paris for their first ever TV interview for the BBC’s O-Zone show.

July 8th 1996 – ‘Wannabe’ the Spice Girls debut single is released in the United Kingdom.

July 16th 1996 – Spice Girls fly to Tokyo, Japan for a promotional visit, during their visit to Japan, Wannabe tops the UK singles chart for a total of 7 consecutive weeks and selling, in total, 1.3 million copies in Britain alone.

July 19th 1996 – Spice Girls’ Wannabe debuts on the UK charts #3 as the group perform on TOTP via a satellite link up in Tokyo, Japan.

July 21st 1996 – Spice Girls top the charts in Britain with their debut single ‘Wannabe’ and perform from Tokyo, Japan via satellite link for Top of the Pops.

July 22nd 1996 – Spice Girls are interviewed on Zip FM radio in Tokyo, Japan.

July 26th 1996 – Spice Girls 2nd performance of ‘Wannabe’, filmed in Tokyo, Japan on July 21st, airs on BBC’s TOTP.

July 26th 1996 – Spice Girls arrive back in London for an interview with the television show ‘Music Box’.

July 28th 1996 – The Spice Girls perform at the Capital FM Summer Jam and perform ‘Wannabe’.

July 29th 1996 – Spice Girls travel to Munich, Germany for a number of magazine interviews and photoshoots.

July 31st 1996 – Spice Girls make their first live appearance on BBC’s TOTP and perform Wannabe in the studio (aired Friday Aug 2nd) The group are photographed backstage for TOTP magazine for their iconic ‘Spice Rack’ article; giving each member a distinctive nickname

August 2nd 1996 – Spice Girls perform at the BBC Radio 1 roadshow in Southend, Essex and are also photographed with the Backstreet Boys at the event.

August 4th 1996 – Spice Girls perform ‘Wannabe’ and ‘Say You’ll Be There’ at the Hallam FM Party in the Park in Sheffield, Yorkshire and pose for press backstage.

August 7th 1996 – Spice Girls arrive in Stockholm, Sweden for a promotional visit, which includes a number of radio and TV interviews and photoshoots.

August 8th 1996 – Spice Girls arrive into Amsterdam, The Netherlands for a number of promotional photoshoots, TV appearances and interviews.

August 10th 1996 – Spice Girls perform at the Big Weekend in Cardiff, Wales for the first time.

August 11th 1996 – Spice Girls perform Wannabe at the Muziekdoos Festival in Holland.

August 14th 1996 – Spice Girls make their 2nd appearance in the TOTP Studio as Wannabe spends a third week atop the UK charts (aired on Friday Aug 16)

August 15th 1996 – Spice Girls perform at the MTV Special ‘From Koln With Love’ in Germany

August 17th 1996 – Spice Girls are interviewed on the German TV show ‘Viva Interaktiv’ and perform at the Popkomm Festival in Berlin, Germany.

August 17th 1996 – Spice Girls perform at the Metro FM Summer Party in Newcastle, England for the first and only time as a group.

August 19th 1996 – Spice Girls conduct a number of television interviews for Europe and for MTV UK.

August 21st 1996 – Spice Girls perform Wannabe on TOTP at the BBC Elstree Studios for a third time in London (aired on Friday Aug 23)

August 23rd 1996 – Spice Girls make their French television debut, performing ‘Wannabe’ on the Salut Les Copains in Paris, France.

August 26th 1996 – Spice Girls perform at the BRMB music Roadshow in Birmingham, England.

August 1996 – Spice Girls perform at G.A.Y in London and are interviewed backstage.

September 5th 1996 – Spice Girls conduct a number of photoshoots for More Magazine and pose for a photoshoot on Venice Beach in California, USA.

September 6th 1996 – Spice Girls train for the ‘Say You’ll Be There’ music video and conduct a number of promotional interviews for The Noise and The BBC for the UK.

September 7-8th 1996 – Spice Girls film their second music video ‘Say You’ll Be There’ in the Mojave Desert in California.

September 10th, 1996 – Spice Girls pose for a promotional photoshoot in London, England.

September 11th 1996 – Spice Girls arrive in Paris for the TV show the ‘Hit Machine’ and conduct a number of interviews and photoshoots.

September 12th 1996 – Spice Girls appear on the French TV shows, ‘Studio Gabriel’ and ‘Les Ann es Tubes’.

September 14-15th 1996 – Spice Girls perform on the TV show ‘Gottschalk Haus Party’ and do an interview for Bravo TV.

September 16th 1996 – Spice Girls arrive in Copenhagen, Denmark for a promotional visit, including interviews, photoshoots, performances and signings.

September 21st 1996 – Spice Girls arrive back to London for a promotional day, including a number of photoshoots and TV interviews for ‘The Box Talk’, ‘The Chart Show’ and ‘The Big Breakfast’.

September 25th 1996 – Spice Girls arrive in Tokyo, Japan for a promotional day, which includes a number of television, radio and magazine interviews. The group also perform a showcase and hold a meet and greet at EMI Records.

September 26th 1996 – Spice Girls appear on the TV show ‘Space Shower’ in Tokyo, Japan and conduct a number of radio and press interviews.

September 27th 1996 – Spice Girls arrive in Hong Kong for a number of press and radio appearances.

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September 28th 1996 – Spice Girls conduct a number of television interviews for Channel V’s Asia channel, including the programmes ‘Speak Easy’ and ‘Hosting By Demand’.

September 29th 1996 – Spice Girls are interviewed by the BBC show ‘The O-Zone’ and Hong Kong’s Radio station, FM Select. They also perform two showcases including a performance at ‘Planet Hollywood’ and appear at HMV for an in store CD signing .

September 30th 1996 – Spice Girls leave Hong Kong and fly to Bangkok, Thailand for a promotional visit.

October 1st 1996 – Spice Girls arrive in Bangkok, Thailand and conduct a number of photoshoots, including Big Magazine.

October 2nd 1996 – Spice Girls perform a showcase for fans and conduct a number of record signings, performances and TV appearances, including an interview with Channel V.

October 3rd-5th 1996 – Spice Girls visit Singapore and conduct a number of photoshoots, interviews and television appearances, including ‘MTV Asia’.

October 6th 1996 – Spice Girls arrive back into the UK after their first successful trip to the Far East.

October 9th 1996 – Spice Girls arrive back in the UK and attend the Annual Television Awards at the Royal Albert Hall. The also present Ric Blaxill (TV producer) with the NTA Award for ‘Most Popular Children’s Programme’ for TOTP.

October 10th 1996 – Spice Girls appear on ITV’s ‘This Morning’ and conduct a photoshoot at The Sun Newspaper’s HQ. Later they perform ‘Say You’ll Be There’ at TOTP (which aired on Friday Nov 1) and are interviewed and photographed for ‘Time Out’ London magazine.

October 12th 1996 – Spice Girls appear on Live and Kicking for an interview and perform ‘Say You’ll Be There’.

October 13th 1996 – Spice Girls promotional day in London includes a number of photoshoots and interviews with ITN and The Disney Club.

October 14th 1996 – ‘Say You’ll Be There’ is released and debuts at # 1 on the UK singles chart for a total of two weeks. The single sells 750,000 in the first two weeks of its release and over 960,000 in total.

October 14th 1996 – Spice Girls appear on GMTV to promote ‘Say You’ll Be There’ and perform in the studio. The group also appear on BBC’s Newsround.

October 15th 1996 – Spice Girls are photographed by the renowned fashion photographer, Ellen Von Unwerth, for a variety of promotional images used for the ‘Say You’ll Be There’ and ‘2 Become 1’ campaigns.

October 18th 1996 – Spice Girls perform ‘Say You’ll Be There’ on ‘Totally Friday’s’ television show and are photographed backstage for a shoot.

October 19th 1996 – Spice Girls perform ‘Say You’ll Be There’ on ‘The Noise’ TV show.

October 20th 1996 – ‘Say You’ll Be There’ tops the UK singles chart and goes straight to #1, selling over 350,000 copies in its first week on sale.

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October 22nd 1996 – Spice Girls are interviewed on BBC Radio 1 in London and in the evening appear at the annual British Fashion Awards in London, performing ‘Say You’ll Be There’.

October 23rd 1996 – Spice Girls perform a showcase of three songs at the MCM Cafe in Paris, France and conduct a number of television interviews and photoshoots.

October 24th 1996 – Spice Girls film their performance for ‘Say You’ll Be There’ at the BBC’s TOTP Studios (Aired on Oct 25)

October 25th 1996 – Spice Girls peform ‘Say You’ll Be There’ on the French television show ‘Le Monde Est A Vous’.

October 26th 1996 – Spice Girls appear on the children’s TV show ‘WOW’ on CITV and do a photoshoot backstage.

October 25-26th 1996 – The girls leave London and travel to Paris for a number of TV appearances, performances, photoshoots and interviews.

October 27-28th 1996 – The Spice Girls travel to Rome and Bologna, Italy for a number of promotional photoshoots, performances and television interviews.

October 30-31st 1996 – Spice Girls travel to Stockholm, Sweden for a promotional visit, including a number of TV appearances and photoshoots.

November 1st-2nd 1996 – Spice Girls visit Oslo, Norway for a promotional day for television appearances and performances.

November 3rd 1996 – The group travel to Munich, Germany for a number of performances, TV appearances and shoots.

November 4th 1996 – Their debut album ‘Spice’ is released in Britain and sells 2 million copies worldwide in just two weeks. It tops the UK charts the following week with first week sales of 114,000!

November 5-6th 1996 – The Spice Girls film their music video for ‘2 Become 1’ in a studio in Central London and on the same day are interviewed for NME magazine.

November 7th 1996 – The Spice Girls attract over 50,000 fans, who line the streets of London, as they switch on the Oxford Street Christmas Lights.

November 7th 1996 – The same evening as the Christmas lights, the Spice Girls attend the ‘Spice’ album launch party at the Oxo Tower by the South Bank.

November 9th 1996 – Spice Girls arrive into Paris, France for a number of television interviews and performances and shoots; including ELLE France and Smash Hits.

November 10th 1996 – Spice Girls leave Paris and travel to Rome, Italy for a photoshoot and an appearance on Italy’s Buona Domenica television show and perform ‘Say You’ll Be There’.

November 11th 1996 – Spice Girls arrive in New York for their first North American promotional trip. Their first day comprises of a number of TV and radio interviews, including MTV and are photographed for TOTP magazine.

November 12th 1996 – Spice Girls are photographed for Teen Beat and Seventeen magazine in New York.

November 14th 1996 – The group travel to Los Angeles for a number of photoshoots and interviews.

November 23rd 1996 – Spice Girls appear on the Nur Die Liebe Zahlt show perform ‘Say You’ll Be There’ on the show. The groups are also presented with a gold disc presentation for the single ‘Wannabe’.

November 24th 1996 – Spice Girls appear and perform on the the Harald Schmidt television show in Cologne, Germany.

November 25th 1996 – Spice Girls attend the Golden Europa Music Awards and perform ‘Say You’ll Be There in Innsbruck, Austria. The group also win the award for ‘Best International Pop Group’.

November 28th 1996 – Spice Girls perform a showcase at the opening of the Virgin Megastore in Lisbon, Portugal.

November 30th 1996 – Spice Girls appear and perform on the Sorpresa Sorpresa television show in Madrid, Spain.

December 1st 1996 – Spice Girls perform at London’s Arena and win 3 Smash Hits! Awards including ‘Best British Group’, ‘Best New Act’ and ‘Best Pop Video’. Backstage they are interviewed for the ‘Spectator’ Magazine, The Big Breakfast television show and are photographed for various pop magazines.

December 2nd 1996 – Spice Girls are photographed for Sky Magazine and open the New Tower Records store, both in Birmingham, England.

December 3rd 1996 – Spice Girls are photographed by Derek Ridgers for ‘90 Minutes’ magazine, Rankin for the ‘Big Issue’ and Michael Roberts at the Eves Club in London for the March 1997 issue of ‘Vanity Fair’.

December 4-5th 1996 – Spice Girls fly to Lapland, Finland to meet Father Christmas and meet a group of competition winners. Their visit also includes television interviews and photoshoots.

December 7th 1996 – Spice Girls perform their single, ‘2 Become 1’ on the BBC’s National Lottery show.

December 9th 1996 – Spice Girls attend the Daily Star phone in, conduct a number of television interview for the ‘Chart Show’ which (aired Dec 14) and ‘The Vault’. The group were also photographed for TOTP magazine in London.

December 10th 1996 – Spice Girls travel to Paris, France to perform a showcase for fans at the Virgin Megastore and take 20 competition winners back to London for the day.

December 13th 1996 – Spice Girls appeared in every single newspaper in Britain, after their controversial interview with the ‘Spectator’. The interview was written about in every tabloid and broadsheet and also made the national News at Ten. Spice Girls became a household name.

December 14th 1996 – Spice Girls appeared on BBC’s Noel’s House Party and perform ‘2 Become 1’.

December 16th 1996 – ‘2 Become 1’ is released and tops the UK charts at #1 for Christmas. The groups 3rd consecutive number 1 single. It sells over 430,000 copies in its first week alone and over 1.1 million copies in the UK it total and becomes the fastest selling single of 1996!

December 19th 1996 – Spice Girls are interviewed on GMTV to promote their single, ‘2 Become 1’ and perform in the studio. Spice Girls also conduct a number of radio interviews for Radio 1 and Capital and are awarded 3 Sun Bizarre Awards including ‘Best Band’ for 1996.

December 21st 1996 – The Spice Girls are interviewed on BBC’s Live and Kicking and perform ‘2 Become 1.

December 22nd 1996 – The Spice Girls are interviewed on The Noise and go straight to the top of the UK charts, making it their first Christmas number 1 single and third consecutive number 1 single in just 6 months!

December 25th 1996 – The Spice Girls present the Christmas Edition of TOTP and also perform all three of their number 1 hits! The also top the UK single and album charts for Christmas day 1996!

December 31st 1996 – Spice Girls appear on the End of Year show with Noel Edmonds on BBC and perform ‘Wannabe’.

1997

January 14th 1997- The Spice Girls are interviewed and photographed at a hotel in London for ‘The Face’ Magazine and appear on the March issue cover.

January 15th 1997 – Spice Girls film the ‘Mama’ music video in London which also featuring all the girls’ real mothers in the video.

January 20th 1997 – Spice mania comes into full force when the Spice Girls arrive in Madrid, Spain for a number of interviews, performances and photoshoots and are awarded with an award disc for ‘Wannabe’.

January 21st 1997 – Spice Girls celebrate Emma’s 21st birthday at the Atlantic restaurant in London.

January 23rd 1997 – Spice Girls arrive in Toronto for their first Canadian promotional trip, appearing on ‘Much Music’ and film a number of television interviews.

January 24th 1997 – Spice Girls are interviewed on Musique Plus and Bouge De La and perform ‘Wannabe’ and ‘Mama’.

January 25th 1997 – Spice Girls release Wannabe in the United States and debuts at number 11, which at the time was the highest ever entry at the time for a non-american act in US Chart history.

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January 25th 1997 – Spice Girls perform a special showcase at a HMV store in Montreal, Canada and hold an album signing for fans.

January 27th 1997 – Spice Girls arrive in New York to promote Wannabe, including a number of radio and television interviews.

January 28th 1997 – Spice Girls conduct a number of radio and television interviews, including MTV and GMTV for UK television.

January 29th 1997 – Spice Girls are photographed for Entertainment Weekly and are also photographed on top of the Empire State Building. Later, the group hold a bus party in New York for Z100 radio.

January 30th 1997 – From New Jersey and New York, the Spice Girls conduct interviews across America with over 14 radio stations.

January 31st 1997 – Spice Girls travel to Miami, Florida to perform at the Hialeah festival.

February 1st 1997 – Spice Girls perform a special showcase for fans at a Live Billboard event in Los Angles, California.

February 4th 1997 – Spice Girls arrive back into Heathrow Airport and are greeted by paparazzi.

February 5th 1997 – Spice Girls arrive back into London and appear on the National Lottery show to announce five good Comic Relief causes for various UK charities.

February 6th 1997 – Spice Girls launch the Comic Relief/Red Nose Day appeal in London with Lenny Henry with their latest single being the Official Comic Relief song.

February 6th 1997 – Spice Girls arrive in Munich, Germany and conduct a number of television interviews, including the channel RTL.

February 7th 1997 – Spice Girls perform a small showcase of five songs at the Bravo Supershow in Dortmund, Germany.

February 8th 1997 – Spice Girls perform ‘Wannabe’ and ‘2 Become 1’ at the Golden Eye Awards (Gouden Oog Gala) in Brussels, Belgium. The group also film a number of television appearance for Belgium television.

February 10-11th 1997 – Spice Girls film their Comic Relief music video for ‘Who Do You Think You Are’ in London with the Sugar Lumps comprising of Jennifer Saunders (Ginger) Dawn French (Posh) Lulu (Baby) Kathy Burke (Sporty) and Llewella Gideon (Scary). The group are also photographed for TOTP and Smash Hits magazine.

February 13th 1997 – Spice Girls performed a showcase at the McLaren car launch in London for MTV and performed ‘Wannabe’, ‘Say You’ll Be There’ and ‘Who Do You Think You Are’.

February 14-15th 1997 – Spice Girls travel to New Orleans in preparation for Wannabe topping the U.S. Billboard singles charts. Their trip includes photoshoots, press conferences and interviews.

February 20th 1997 – Spice Girls hysteria breaks out as when the group attend the annual SanRemo festival and perform ‘Say You’ll Be There’ in Italy. The group also film a number of television interviews, including RAI News and MTV Italy.

February 21st 1997 – Spice Girls attend the IRMA Awards in Dublin, Ireland and perform ‘Who Do You Think You Are’. The group also win the award for ‘Best International Album’ for Spice.

February 21st 1997 – Spice Girls prerecord a number of performances, including ‘Who Do You Think You Are’ and ‘Mama’ for the Australian children’s TV show ‘Hey, Hey it’s Saturday, which aired on February 22nd.

February 22nd 1997 – Wannabe tops the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Chart, peaking at #1 for four consecutive weeks!

February 24th 1997 – The Spice Girls win 2 awards at the annual BRIT Awards including ‘Best British Single’ for Wannabe and ‘Best Video’ for Say You’ll Be There.

The Spice Girls open the show with ‘Who Do You Think You Are’ with Geri’s iconic Union Jack dress attracting attention from the world’s press; becoming one of the most iconic pop cultural moments, making the front pages of the newspapers the world over!

February 27th 1997 – Spice Girls perform ‘Mama’ and appear on TOTP and conduct a number of photoshoots backstage.

March 1st 1997 – Spice Girls perform at the BRMB Music Jam in Birmingham and appear and perform on the BBC’s Noel’s House Party television programme in London.

March 3rd 1997 – Spice Girls release the A side Mama/Who Do You Think You Are. It tops the UK and European charts. This record breaker makes them the first act to achieve four number 1 releases with their first four singles.

March 6th 1997 – Spice Girls conduct a number of television interviews to promote their latest single and appear on ‘The Big Breakfast’ and the ‘Pepsi Chart Show’.

March 7th 1997 – Spice Girls are interviewed on ‘The Girlie Show’ in London and perform ‘Who Do You Think You Are’.

March 8th 1997 – Spice Girls appear on the ‘Live and Kicking’ show and perform ‘Mama’. The group are also photographed for a number of magazines, such as TOTP and Smash Hits!

March 9th 1997 – Spice Girls appear on the ‘Clive James Show’ on ITV to promote their single, ‘Mama/Who Do You Think You Are’.

March 10th 1997 – A Spice Girls hold a promotional day in London, including a number of magazine photoshoots and international press and television interviews.

March 12th 1997 – Spice Girls perform ‘Who Do You Think You Are’ on BBC’s Top of the Pops.

March 14th 1997 – Spice Girls appear live on BBC’s Annual Comic Relief fundraiser and perform ‘Mama’ and ‘Who Do You Think You Are’ with the Sugar Lumps.

March 18th 1997 – Spice Girls travel to Miami, Florida to present Spring Break 1997. The group also perform ‘Wannabe’ and ‘Say You’ll Be There’.

March 19th 1997 – Spice Girls film the ‘Pepsi – Generation Next’ advertising campaign in Los Angeles.

March 21st 1997 – Spice Girls record another TOTP performance at the BBC studios and perform ‘Mama’.

March 22nd 1997 – Spice Girls perform ‘Mama’ and are interviewed on the Wetten Dass televison show in Berlin, Germany.

March 25th 1997 – Spice Girls appear and perform on the television show ‘Hoy Es Posible’ in Madrid, Spain.

March 26th 1997 – Spice Girls win the Capital FM award for London’s ‘Favourite Female Group’. The group also film a number of television interviews, including MTV Europe.

March 27-28th 1997 – Spice Girls visit Prague, Czech Republic for a promotional visit which includes TV interviews, photoshoots, radio, magazine, fan signings and more.

March 30th 1997 – Spice Girls launch Channel 5 in the UK and attend a photo call in Marble Arch in London, attracting a large presence of fans and press photographers.

March 31st 1997 – Spice Girls appear on the ‘Jack Docherty Show’ on Channel 5’s first day of programming. The group also perform ‘Who Do You Think You Are’ in the studio.

April 1st 1997 – Spice Girls hold a book signing and a meet and greet with fans at the Virgin Megastores in London for their first ever book – Girl Power! They are also interviewed for NBC America.

April 5th 1997 – Spice Girls leave Heathrow Airport for New York for a week of radio, television and magazine interviews.

April 10th 1997 – Spice Girls are interviewed by Kathy Acker for the Guardian Magazine (UK edition) and photographed at the SIR studios in New York.

April 11th 1997 – Crowds gather for the Spice Girls when they launch their ‘Girl Power! book at the Barnes and Noble bookstore in New York City!

April 11th 1997 – Spice Girls are photographed in New York for the Pepsi advertising campaign, later used on over 100 million soft drinks cans worldwide, and on a number of Spice Girls Pepsi merchandise.

April 12th 1997 – Spice Girls make their television debut in the USA when they appear on Saturday Night Live, which attracts an audience of over 20 million!

April 14th 1997 – The group released both the Girl Power! book and the One Hour of Girl Power VHS! Both manifestos were hugely successful. The book sold 200,000 copies within a day and was translated into over 20 languages. The VHS sold over half a million copies in the UK!

April 17th 1997 – Spice Girls travel in Asia for their second Far Eastern promotional tour and perform a showcase for MTV Taiwan in Taipei.

April 18th 1997 – Spice Girls film a number of television interviews and appearances including CTV Taiwan.

April 19th 1997 – Spice Girls visit Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia for a promotional visit, which includes a number of television interviews and a CD signing at the store, Tower Records.

April 20-21st 1997 – Spice Girls appear on the TV show ‘Sunday, Sunday Night’ in Seoul, South Korea. They also perform at a showcase and conduct a number of television interviews and photoshoots.

April 22-29th 1997 – The Spice Girls make their final visit on their far eastern trip to Bali, Indonesia. Their visit includes showcases, radio and television interviews, photoshoots, performances and fan meet and greets.

May 4th 1997 – During the Spice Girls first promotional day back in the UK, the group appear on the Capital FM radio show.

May 6th 1997 – Spice Girls hold an international press day in London, to promote the Pepsi campaign, and are interviewed by a number of countries from Belgium, Australia, the United States and the Netherlands.

May 9th 1997 – Spice Girls prerecord a performance for the ‘Red Nose Awards’ in Manchester and win ‘Best Single’ for ‘Wannabe’, the award is given to the group by actrees Joanna Lumley.

May 9th 1997 – Spice Girls perform at the 21st annual Princes’ Trust gala in Manchester, England. The group met Prince Charles attracting much media attention. Mel B and Geri both kiss Prince Charles; Geri also pats the Prince’s bottom. This makes the front pages of the UK newspapers.

May 10th 1997 – Spice Girls arrive to the Cannes Film Festival to announce their first film ‘Spice: The Movie’ and perform. They later cause hysteria when the world’s media chase the group on a speedboat.

May 10th 1997 – Spice Girls are interviewed on the Nulle part Ailleurs television show at the Cannes Film Festival and perform ‘Wannabe’ and ‘Say You’ll Be There’ live.

May 11th 1997 – At the 50th Cannes Film Festival, the girls hold a press conference for their debut film – Spice: The Movie which causes much hysteria when the pose on top of the iconic Hotel Martinez in front of fans and photographers.

May 14th 1997 – Spice Girls arrive in New York City for a three day promotional visit.

May 14th 1997 – ‘Spice’ the album reaches the #1 spot on the US Billboard charts. Making them the first UK act to have a debut single and album both reach #1 in the United States.

May 14th 1997 – The Spice Girls also visit AOL HQ for a web chat with fans and appear on the television shows, ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ and Rosie O’Donnell.

May 15th 1997 – Spice Girls are shot by Mark Seliger for the cover of Rolling Stone magazine in New York for the July issue.

May 16th 1997 – The group continue to promote in New York on a number of high profiled chat shows, including ‘Regis and Kathie Lee’ and perform ‘Wannabe’.

May 18th 1997 – The girls attend the Acapulco Festival in Mexico and perform two songs. Their whirlwind visit includes press, television and magazine shoots. They are also awarded a special gold disc for their sales in Mexico.

May 18th 1997 – Spice Girls film an interviewed for the Brazilian television show ‘Fantastico’ in Mexico.

May 29th 1997 – Spice Girls win the two prestigious Ivor Novella Awards in London for Wannabe including ‘Hit of the Year’ and ‘Best Selling British Single’.

May 29th 1997 – Spice Girls also present a special edition of TOTP on the same day as the Ivor Novello awards, filmed on Mel B’s birthday.

May 30th 1997 – The Spice Girls conduct a number of promo photo shoots which are taken by Adrian Green in London and used for both the Cadbury chocolate and Chupa Chups lolly campaigns as well as other promotional shots.

May 31st 1997 – Spice Girls attend a press conference in Istanbul, Turkey to promote their first live concert in Istanbul, in association with Pepsi as its official sponsor.

June 9th 1997 – The group begin work on their second album and start filming their debut film, Spiceworld: The Movie, in and around London and the home counties.

July 4th – Spice Girls film the iconic Walkers Crisps Advert with Gary Linekar in a studio in London.

July 1997 – By July 1997 Spice had sold over 14 million copies and Say You’ll Be There and 2 Become 1 had topped the charts in over 53 countries.

July/August 1997 – During the summer the group also endorse a number of products, including Pepsi, Walkers, Impulse, Polaroid, Cadbury, Chupa Chups and ASDA – generating over $800 million in sponsorship.

The Spice Girls merchandise, such as posters, bags, pencil cases, jackets, mugs, key rings generates over $1 billion during the 1997-1998 Spice Girls height.

August 1st 1997 – Spiceworld: The Movie is wrapped and the group are photographed by Lorenzo Agius for a number of promotionl images.

August 1st 1997 – The Spice Girls are mobbed by the paparazzi on Hampstead Heath at the Spiceworld Movie wrap party.

August 6th 1997 – The Spice Girls celebrate Geri’s 25th birthday in London, the same day she shoots the front cover for Arena Magazine.

August 11th 1997 – The Spice Girls film their individual Polaroid commercials and conduct a number of promotional Polaroid photoshoots.

August 15th 1997 – Spice Girls win Best International Video at the Viva Comet Awards in Cologne, Germany and perform ‘Who Do You Think You Are’.

September 2nd 1997 – Spice Girls arrive in New York and are interviewed on the Howard Stern radio show.

September 4th 1997 – Spice Girls appear at the MTV Video Music Awards in New York and are awarded with the ‘Best Dance Video’ for Wannabe. Performing Say You’ll Be There, sporting black arm bands as a mark of respect in the wake of Princess Diana’s death.

September 6-7th 1997 – The Spice Girls film the music video for ‘Spice Up Your Life’ in Manhattan which becomes the most expensive Spice Girls music video to make.

September 12th 1997 – Spice Girls are photographed and interviewed in London for ELLE UK magazine by Mark Abrahams and appear on the cover of the November ’97 issue. The images are used for the Too Much single artwork and various 1998 world tour merchandise.

September 12th 1997 – During the same day as the ELLE magazine shoot in London, the group are also photographed for the ASDA Christmas 1997 Campaign.

September 14th 1997 – The Spice Girls appear on the Elton John’s Audience With at the ITV studios and perform ‘Don’t Go Breaking My Heart’.

September 18th 1997 – Throughout the rest of the month, the girls locate to a secret, luxurious villa in Nice, South of France to prepare and rehearse for their first ever live concert.

September 27th 1997 – Spice Girls premier ‘Spice Up Your Life’ for the first time on the National Lottery draw at the BBC Studios. They also do a number of promotional interviews for BBC’s ‘Electric Circus’ and the ‘O-Zone’.

September 29th 1997 – Spice Girls appear on GMTV and Lorraine to promote ‘Spice Up Your Life’ and are interviewed by Andi Peters for the behind the scenes making of the video.

October 3rd 1997 – Spice Girls film their exclusive interviews for their official Sony Playstation game.

October 6th 1997 – Spice Girls arrive in Granada, Spain for the Spiceworld album launch party. During a press conference the group are awarded with a plaque, in recognition of 18 million worldwide sales of ‘Spice’, in just a period of 11 months!

October 8th 1997 – Spice Girls record a number of BBC televisions interviews in the South of France including ‘Live and Kicking’.

October 11th 1997 – Spice Girls hold a press conference in Istanbul, Turkey to talk about the Pepsi sponsorship, their first ever live concert and their new album.

October 12th 1997 – The Spice Girls first ever live concert takes place in Istanbul, Turkey in front of 40,000 fans and is a huge success, which gives their fans a taster of their tour.

October 13th 1997 – ‘Spice Up Your Life’ is released in the UK. The group perform their 2nd concert in Istanbul and film a television advert for Look Magazine.

October 15th 1997 – Spice Girls promote ‘Spice Up Your Life’ and the ‘Spiceworld’ album in Singapore and conduct a number of television appearances, including MTV Asia’s Survival Guide.

October 16th 1997 – Bangkok, Thailand

October 17-18th 1997 – Spice Girls arrive in New Delhi, India, and perform at the Channel V Music Awards, as well as winning two awards.

October 19th 1997 – ‘Spice Up Your Life’ tops the UK singles chart, becoming the groups’ fifth consecutive chart topping single.

October 19-23rd 1997 – Spice Girls complete their Far Eastern tour in Tokyo, Japan, which includes a number of interviews, television performances and magazine shoots.

October 25th 1997 – Spice Girls win the coveted Bambi Award in Cologne, Germany.

October 27th 1997 – Spice Girls travel to France to film a number of international television interviews for Hungary, Argentina, Brazil and Chile at their hotel suite in Paris.

October 28th 1997 – Spice Girls conduct a number of photoshoots and television interviews for MTV, RTL Germany and ’60 Minutes’ for Australia.

October 29th 1997 – Along with Dame Vera Lynn, the Spice Girls launch the annual British Legion Poppy Appeal in London.

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October 29th 1997 – The Spice Girls attend the launch of the Polaroid Spice Cam at the Emporium Club; a private party for fans and competition winners from around the world.

October 30th – Spice Girls are photographed by Mario Testino in Paris, France for American Vogue’s January ’98 issue.

November 1st 1997 – The girls arrive in Pretoria, South Africa to meet Nelson Mandela and HRH Prince Charles. The group pose for the world’s press outside Mandela’s home.

November 1st 1997 – Later that day in Johannesburg, South Africa, the group perform three songs at the Two Nations Concert at the Johannesburg Stadium in front of 60,000 screaming fans!

November 2nd 1997 – Spice Girls hold a press conference to promote their album in South Africa and conduct a number of press interviews. The Spice Girls also meet competition winners from all around the world.

November 3rd 1997 – The Spiceworld album is released in the UK, selling 191,000 copies during its first week on sale. It also becomes the fastest selling girl group album in UK music history.

November 6th 1997 – Spice Girls dominate the MTV EMA Awards in Amsterdam, Holland and win the award for ‘Best Group’; the very same evening the girls sack their manager, Simon Fuller.

November 8th 1997 – The Spice Girls sacking of their manager, Simon Fuller dominates the front of all the UK pages and causes a backlash for the group.

November 9th 1997 – An audience with the Spice Girls in recorded in front of an all female, all star studded audience airs on Nov 29th with over 12 million UK viewers.

November 9th 1997 – The Spiceworld album tops the UK charts and sells a total of 1.5 million in the UK, reaching the #1 spot in 13 countries worldwide.

November 10th 1997 – The Spice Girls film the ‘Too Much’ music video at a studio in London; the video plays homage to a number of films, with each girl depicting a different character.

November 11th 1997 – Spice Girls leave Heathrow Airport for Madrid, Spain to promote the Spiceworld album across Europe.

November 12th 1997 – Spice Girls begin their Spiceworld album promotion in Madrid and conduct a number of television interviews.

November 13th 1997 – Spice Girls prerecord a number of television specials, including a Christmas showcase for the Antena 3 Channel in Spain.

November 13th 1997 – The group fly to Barcelona, Spain that evening to perform ‘Spice Up Your Life’ at the Premios Onda Awards and win the award for ‘Contribution to Music’.

November 14-15th 1997 – Spice Girls arrive in Rome, Italy and perform three songs on the television show ‘Fantastico’. The group are awarded a disc presentation for Triple Platinum sales for ‘Spiceworld’ the album in Italy.

November 16th 1997 – Spice Girls appear on the Buona Domenica television show in Rome and perform two songs. The group also film a number of television interviews for a variety of Italian programmes, as well as a number of photoshoots.

November 18th 1997 – Spice Girls conduct a number of international television interviews at their hotel suite in Paris to promote Spiceworld: The Movie – including television interviews for Argentina, Australia, Italy and the United Kingdom.

November 19th 1997 – Spice Girls hold another international press day at their hotel suite in Paris to promote the Spiceworld album – including television interviews with Finland, Denmark and Norway.

November 20th 1997 – Spice Girls perform in Madrid, Spain at the Premios Amigo Awards and win the award for ‘Best New Artist’.

November 21st 1997 – Spice Girls perform ‘Spice Up Your Life’ and ‘Too Much’ on the ’10 Om Te Zien’ music show in Brussels, Belgium. The group also conduct a number of other television and press interviews.

November 23rd 1997 – Spice Girls perform ‘Spice Up Your Life’ and ‘Too Much’ on the Dimanche Martin show in Paris, France.

November 27th 1997 – Spice Girls promote the Spiceworld album and movie in The Netherlands, appearing on the Paul De Leuw television show and hold a press conference.

November 30th 1997 – Spice Girls win ‘Best Group’ for a second consecutive year in a row at the Smash Hits! Awards in London and open the show with ‘Spice Up Your Life’ and perform ‘Too Much’.

November 30th 1997 – Spice Girls host a BBC TOTP Christmas Day Special and perform a selection of their hits, which airs on Christmas Day.

December 1st, 1997 – Spice Girls meet the Her Royal Highness, Queen Elizabeth II and perform at the Royal Variety performance in London.

December 2nd 1997 – Spice Girls are meet by swarms of paparazzi at Heathrow airport as they fly to Los Angeles for a promotional trip to North America.

December 4th 1997 – Spice Girls film several television interviews, including the Nickelodeon channel and an MTV special.

December 5th 1997 – Spice Girls appear on the Jay Leno show to promote the album, ‘Spiceworld’ as well as performing’Spice Up Your Life’ live in the studio.

December 6th 1997 – Spice Girls appear on the Nickelodeon Kids television show ‘All That’ and perform ‘Spice Up Your Life; in the studio.

December 7th 1997 – Spice Girls make an appearance at Planet Hollywood in Las Vegas and record a TV special for Dick Clark’s New Years Rockin’ Eve.

December 8th 1997 – Spice Girls perform ‘Spice Up Your Life’ at the Billboard Awards in Las Vegas and win two awards for ‘Best New Artist’ and ‘Album of the Year’ for Spice; which is named the best selling US album of 1997!

December 8th 1997 – Spice Girls film a number of television interviews with Access Hollywood and the BBC’s Ozone.

December 10-11th 1997 – Spice Girls arrive in Manaus, Brazil to promote their Spiceworld album and movie. The group hold a press conference, a meet and greet for fans and perform.

December 13th 1997 – Spice Girls are interviewed on the Wetten Dass television show in Berlin, Germany and perform ‘Too Much’.

December 15th 1997 – Too Much is released in the UK and tops the UK singles charts a week later; making the Spice Girls the first UK act to have six consecutive #1 singles in a row.

December 15th 1997 – Spice Girls attend the first film premiere for Spiceworld: The Movie at London’s Leicester Square Empire Cinema and are greeted by screaming fans and the press.

December 16th 1997 – Spice Girls attend the Spiceworld: The Movie Premiere in Paris, France and conduct a number of television interviews. The group also perform ‘Too Much’ on the television shows ‘The Hit Machine’ and ‘Les Anness Tubes’.

December 17th 1997 – Spice Girls attend the Spiceworld: The Movie Premiere in Rotterdam, Holland and attend a photo call at their hotel in Amsterdam. The group are also interviewed for a number of Dutch television channels.

December 18th 1997 – Spice Girls attend the Spiceworld: The Movie Premiere in Madrid, Spain and attend a photo call and a press conference for the movie.

December 19th 1997 – Spice Girls attend the Spiceworld: The Movie Premiere in Dusseldorf, Germany and conduct a number of television interviews with RTL Germany and are photographed for Bravo magazine.

December 20th 1997 – Spice Girls attend the Spiceworld: The Movie Premiere in Brussels, Belgium and in the UK perform on Live and Kicking and the National Lottery. They also conduct a number of television interviews and photoshoots in both Belgium and the UK.

December 21st 1997 – Too Much tops the UK singles chart for Christmas 1997 and becomes the groups sixth consecutive #1 and their second consecutive Christmas #1 single.

December 25th 1997 – Spice Girls present and perform on the BBC TOTP Christmas Day Special and their first-ever live concert in Istanbul, filmed in October, airs on Christmas Day on ITV.

December 26th 1997 – Spiceworld: The Movie is released nationwide in UK cinemas and becomes the #1 movie, grossing over £6 million pounds during its opening weekend at the UK box office.

1998

January 10th 1998 – The Spice Girls touch down in Sydney, Australia for the premiere of Spiceworld: The Movie. The group also conduct a number of television interviews and pose for photographers.

January 11th 1998 – The girls head to Melbourne, Australia to promote their film, Spiceworld and attend a press conference at Planet Hollywood.

January 12th 1998 – Spice Girls are mobbed at LAX airport when they arrive into Los Angeles after flying in from Sydney, Australia.

January 13th 1998 – Spice Girls promote Spiceworld: The Movie and make an appearance at the Planet Hollywood in Chicago.

January 13th 1998 – Spice Girls take over when they are interviewed on the Oprah Winfrey show and perform a selection of their hits.

January 14th 1998 – Spice Mania comes to New York City when the girls take over the Big Apple and arrive to their film premiere in an open top bus. The group also film a number of television interviews, including ‘Access Hollywood’.

January 15th 1998 – Spice Girls appear on the Late Show with David Letterman and perform ‘Spice Up Your Life’ live in the studio.

January 16th 1998 – Spice Girls film a number of television interviews to promote Spiceworld: The Movie including ‘Good Morning America’.

January 17th 1998 – Spice Girls hold a press conference for Spiceworld: The Movie at the Regency Ballroom in New York.

January 21st 1998 – Spice Girls appear at Planet Hollywood in Hollywood and conduct a number of photoshoots for their Spiceworld Tour. The group also prerecord a performance for the American Music Awards ceremony.

January 22nd 1998 – The Spice Girls attend their final premiere for Spiceworld: The Movie in Hollywood, Los Angeles and arrive in an open top Union Jack bus.

January 26th 1998 – Spice Girls are the big winners at the 1998 American Music Awards picking up three awards for ‘Favourite Pop Group’, ‘Favourite New Artist’ and ‘Favourite Album’ for Spice.

January 27th 1998 – The Spice Girls film their music video for ‘Stop’ in Carnew Street in Dublin, where they also rehearse for their tour.

February 9th 1998 – The Spice Girls perform ‘Stop’ at the BRIT Awards and win the award for ‘Best Selling Album Act’ in recognition of their phenomenal global album sales.

February 24th 1998 – Spice Girls kick off their 102-date world tour of North America, Europe and Britain and start at the Point in Dublin, Ireland. The show and tour is a sell out and a complete success for the girls.

March 9th 1998 – ‘Stop’, the girls 7th single is released and reaches #2 on the UK charts, making it the first Spice single not to top the charts.

March 9th 1998 – Spice Girls appear at the first of several Aprilia scooter launches across Europe, one of their official tour sponsors. They also do a number of photoshoots.

March 1998 – The girls begin writing and recording their 3rd studio album. There are rumours of a live album, plans which are confirmed to be true. The idea of a live album is later scrapped.

March 16th 1998 – Spice Girls win the Bravo Awards in Madrid, Spain and also conduct a number of interviews and photoshoots.

March 16th 1998 – Spice Girls appear at the Aprilia scooter launch in Madrid, Spain.

March 19th 1998 – After reaching #2 on the UK charts, the group perform ‘Stop’ on TOTP via a satellite link from Europe. The group are unable to perform at the BBC studios as they are on their European tour.

March 22nd 1998 – Spice Girls are photographed for a number of publicity shots for their tour in Paris, France.

March 29th 1998 – Spice Girls hold a press day in Arnhem, Netherlands and conduct a number of interviews and photoshoots for European press.

April 1st 1998 – Spice Girls appear at the Aprilia scooter launch in Dortmund, Germany and are interviewed for a number of German television shows backstage.

April 4th 1998 – The UK leg of the world tour kicks off and visits Glasgow, Manchester, London and Birmingham.

April 8th 1998 – Spice Girls hold a press conference in Manchester to announce the addition of four extra dates for September, two of which at Wembley Stadium to complete their 1998 World Tour.

April 15th 1998 – Spice Girls hold an after show party at the Cafe De Paris in London, after selling out 9 shows at London’s Wembley Arena.

April 16th 1998 – Spice Girls are flown to Highgrove, Buckinghamshire in a helicopter to have afternoon tea with Princes Charles, William and Harry.

April 18th 1998 – The Spice Girls filmed the Official World Cup music video for ‘On Top of the World’ in a London studio.

May 1st 1998 – The Spice Girls are the special guest for the TFI Friday special for an entire hour; which becomes the first and only time the programme is dedicated to one pop group.

May 13th 1998 – Spice Girls appear on the Hit Machine in Paris, France and perform a showcase of songs, including ‘Spice Up Your Life’, ‘Stop’, ‘Viva Forever’ and ‘Wannabe’.

May 20th 1998 – Spice Girls are photographed for the Aprilia scooter campaign and are interviewed in Stockholm, Sweden.

May 21st 1998 – The Spice Girls perform ‘Viva Forever’ on TOTP and ‘On Top of the World’, as well as conducting a number of interviews and backstage photoshoots.

May 25th 1998 – Spiceworld: The Movie is released on VHS nationwide and sells over 55,000 copies in its first day on sale, topping the UK video charts.

May 25th 1998 – Spice Girls hold a press conference in Helsinki, Finland and are awarded a special disc for platinum sales of over 90,000 copies.

May 26th 1998 – Victoria, Emma, Melanie C, Mel B and Geri perform their last concert as a five piece in Helsinki, Finland.

May 27th 1998 – Four of the Spice Girls appear on the National Lottery BBC show without Geri and perform ‘Spice Up Your Life’ and ‘Viva Forever’ as a four piece for the first time.

May 28-29th 1998 – The group cite Geri’s absence as an illness and perform two concerts in Oslo, Norway as a four piece and conduct a series of Norwegian television interviews.

May 31st 1998 – The news of Geri’s departure from the Spice Girls shocks fans all over the world when an official statement is made to the world’s press.

June 9th 1998 – Spice Girls perform at the War Child Charity for the Children of Liberia at the Pavarotti and Friends concert, performing ‘Stop’ and ‘Viva Forever’ with Luciano Pavarotti. They also conduct a number of interviews and photoshoots.

June 15th 1998 – The girls pose for a photo call and are interviewed ahead of their first U.S Spiceworld concert in Miami, Florida.

July 1st 1998 – Spice Girls perform to a sold out Madison Square Gardens in New York City and are photographed by Dean Freeman for a major publicity shoot for Virgin Records – and the first official shoot as a four piece.

July 2nd 1998 – Spice Girls perform ‘Stop’ on the David Letterman show, their first U.S television performance without Geri.

July 10th 1998 – Melanie C performs with actor, Bruce Willis at the opening of the new Planet Hollywood in Montreal, Canada.

July 12th 1998 – Spice Girls mania takes over Much Music when the girls are interviewed and perform in Toronto, Canada.

July 18th 1998 – Spice Girls write and record Goodbye whilst on tour in Nashville, Tennessee.

July 20th 1998 – Viva Forever is released in the UK, later than originally planned and sells over 675,000 copies in the UK!

July 26th 1998 – Whilst on tour in Michigan, the Spice Girls celebrate Viva Forever going to #1 in the UK; their 7th chart topping single out of just 8 releases. They are photographed exclusively for the Sun Newspaper.

July 26th 1998 – Spice Girls are interviewed for an O Zone TV special with presenter, Jamie Theakston which was filmed in Michigan.

July 27th 1998 – Spice Girls recorded a performance of ‘Viva Forever’ for the programme Top of the Pops while on tour in Chicago.

August 17th 1998 – Spice Girls appear on the Jay Leno show to promote their tour and their single, ‘Stop’.

August 26th 1998 – The group complete their American Spiceworld tour and perform their last concert in Dallas, Texas.

September 1st 1998 – The girls arrive back into London’s Heathrow airport after 3 months away in the U.S. The group are welcomed by swarms of press and fans.

September 11-12th 1998 – Spice Girls kick off their Stadium leg of the Spiceworld tour with two sold out shows at Don Valley Stadium in Sheffield.

September 17th 1998 – Spice Girls film their exclusive ‘Back in Britain’ interviews for the Wembley Stadium VHS release.

September 17th 1998 – Mel B films a number of television interviews for the UK, Finland, Holland and Australia to talk about her solo record with Missy Elliott, the Spice Girls world tour and their Christmas single ‘Goodbye’.

September 19-20th 1998 – Spice Girls perform their final two shows at London’s Wembley Stadium, performing to over 110,000 fans in just two nights.

October 5th 1998 – Spice Girls win ‘Best Pop Stars’ at the Disney Channel Awards in London. Victoria and Emma attend the award ceremony along with David Beckham.

October 14th 1998 – Mel B hosts the Annual MOBO Awards and performs her #1 hit single ‘I Want You Back’.

October 22nd 1998 – Spice Girls win a total of six ASCAP Awards in London including, ‘Songwriters of the Year’ and ‘Most Played Album’ on US radio for Spiceworld.

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November 1-2nd 1998 – Spice Girls film their music video for ‘Goodbye’ within the large Mentmore Tower mansion in Buckinghamshire, England.

November 10th 1998 – Spice Girls prerecord a performance of ‘Goodbye’ for the first time for the Channel 5’s Pepsi Chart Christmas show and are interviewed by DJ Fox.

November 12th 1998 – Spice Girls win 2 gongs at the MTV European Music Awards in Milan, Italy. Winning ‘Best Group’ for a second consecutive year and ‘Best Pop’. Only Melanie C and Emma attend, as Victoria and Mel B were heavily pregnant at the time.

November 17th 1998 – Melanie C and Emma travel to the U.S. to promote the ‘Goodbye’ single and film a number of TV interviews including ‘TRL’ and MTV’s ’15:15’ programme.

November 20th 1998 – Spice Girls conduct an interview for Denmark’s ‘Vox Pop’ programme and is later aired in many countries during December, 1998. The group also film a number of television interviews for Argentina, Greece and other countries around the world.

November 24th 1998 – Spice Girls released the ‘Spice Girls Live at Wembley Stadium’ on VHS in the UK and being certified Platinum.

December 4th 1998 – Spice Girls film a number of television interviews to promote the ‘Goodbye’ single including ITV’s ‘This Morning’ and the BBC’s ‘The O Zone’ and ‘Electric Circus’.

December 7th 1998 – Spice Girls perform ‘Goodbye’ for the Queen and Prince Charles for a 2nd year in a row at the 1998 Royal Variety performance show in London.

December 9th 1998 – Melanie C and Emma appear on the ‘Skattefri Lordag’ television show in Copenhagen, Denmark to promote the ‘Goodbye’ single.

December 11th 1998 – Melanie C and Emma appear on the Italian television show ‘Striscia La Notizia’ to promote the ‘Goodbye’ single in Milan, Italy.

December 11th 1998 – Mel B and Victoria make a live appearance on the TFI Friday show on Channel 4 to promote ‘Goodbye’ and talk about motherhood.

December 12th 1998 – Spice Girls appear on the BBC’s National Lottery Draw and perform ‘Goodbye’ in the studio.

December 14th 1998 – ‘Goodbye’ is released in the UK and tops the UK singles charts a week later. It becomes the groups 8th chart topper and 3rd consecutive Christmas #1, equaling the record achieved by The Beatles.

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December 18th 1998 – Spice Girls appear on the Christmas edition of Top of the Pops and perform their Number One hits ‘Viva Forever’ and ‘Goodbye’ at the BBC studios in London.

December 19th 1998 – Spice Girls perform ‘Goodbye’ on CD:UK and are interviewed on BBC’s ‘Live and Kicking’. The group also performed ‘Goodbye’.

December 26th 1998 – Spice Girls appear on the ‘French and Saunders’ BBC Christmas Special and appear in a number of sketches during the festive episode.

December 1998 – Spice Girls are named the best selling global act of both 1997 and 1998 and achieve 8 chart toppers in just 2 and a half years!

1999

March 31st 1999 – Mel B attends the Capital FM Radio Awards in London and collects the award on behalf of the Spice Girls for ‘London’s Favourite concert’ for the Spiceworld Wembley Stadium 1998 concert tour.

May 20th 1999 – Emma and Victoria attend the first ever ‘Pride of Britain’ awards at London’s Dorchester Hotel.

August 6th 1999 – After an 8 month break from the recording studio and from the public eye, the girls arrive at the iconic Abbey Road studios to start recording their third album.

September 22nd 1999 – The Spice Girls attend the Julian MacDonald fashion show at London Fashion week. The designer then creates their UK tour costumes for December.

November 4th 1999 – Spice Girls launch their latest book ‘Forever Spice’ and hold a press conference in London. The book, ‘Forever Spice’, documents the groups 1998 World Tour in pictures.

November 5th 1999 – Spice Girls are photographed in London for the Christmas in Spiceworld Promotional tour campaign.

November 1999 – Spice Girls are interviewed by ELLE magazine and are photographed for the cover of the January 2000 issue.

December 4th-15th 1999 – Spice Girls kick off their UK tour ‘Christmas in Spiceworld’, consisting of four shows at Manchester’s MEN Arena and four at London’s Earls’ Court.

December 14th 1999 – Spice Girls Earls’ Court concert is recorded for a number of international television stations includes Sky One in the UK, Switzerland’s SF2 Channel and Fox Kids in Mexico and Spain.

December 15th 1999 – The last Christmas in Spiceworld concert is performed at London’s Earls’ Court Arena and becomes the Spice Girls final concert of the decade and as a group until the 2007 reunion tour.

December 17th 1999 – Spice Girls attend the unveiling of the Spice Girls waxworks at Madame Tussauds in London.

2000/2001

January 2000 – The group continue to write and record their third album,’FOREVER’ which they work on until the Summer of 2000.

March 3rd 2000 – The Spice Girls perform at the annual BRIT Awards in London and are given a special award for ‘Outstanding Contribution to Music’.

They are the only group to close the awards with four songs, including, ‘Spice Up Your Life’, ‘Goodbye’, ‘Holler’ and ‘Say You’ll Be There’ acapella.

July 17th 2000 – Spice Girls film the ‘Let Love Lead The Way’ music video at a studio in London.

July 19th 2000 – Spice Girls are photographed by Terry Richardson for the FOREVER album campaign in London.

July 27-28th 2000 – Spice Girls film ‘Holler’ music video at a studio in London; the only time theu film two music videos in just one week.

July 28th – Spice Girls film a number of television interviews to promote the singles, including CD:UK and SMTV Live.

September 23rd 2000 – Spice Girls perform the world premiere of their new single ‘Holler’ on SM:TV’s Live Saturday morning show on ITV.

October 3rd 2000 – Spice Girls are photographed for Q Magazine in London and appear on the magazine’s cover for the December issue.

October 12th 2000 – Spice Girls prerecord a number of performances for ‘Holler’ and ‘Let Love Lead The Way’ on TOTP and airs on Friday October 13th.

October 12th 2000 – Spice Girls perform ‘Let Love Lead The Way’ for the BBC’s National Lottery show.

October 20th 2000 – Emma and Victoria travel to New York to promote the ‘Forever’ album; attending the VH1 Vogue Fashion awards and appearing on a number of TV interviews.

October 23rd 2000 – ‘Holler/Let Love Lead The Way’ is released as an A side single and tops the UK charts a week later. It becomes the groups 9th and final number 1 single and become the first and onlygirl group to have 9 UK number 1 singles.

November 6th 2000 – ‘FOREVER’ is released in the UK and reaches #2 on the album charts, selling over 300,000 copies in the United Kingdom alone and over 4 million worldwide.

The Forever album also tops the charts in Brazil and reaches the Top 10 in: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Canada, Germany, Hong Kong, Mexico and Russia.

November 6th 2000 – Spice Girls attend the ‘FOREVER’ album launch party at the Red Cube nightclub in London and also conduct a number of television interviews.

November 10th 2000 – The Spice Girls present TFI Friday live on Channel 4 and become the first and only pop group to present the entire show.

November 16th 2000 – Spice Girls attend the 2000 MTV European Music Awards in Stockholm, Sweden and perform their #1 hit single ‘Holler’. It’s their last public performance as a group until their reunion in 2007.

March 2001 – Although no official announcement is made, rumours in the British press report on the split of the Spice Girls in order to focus on their solo careers.

March 21st 2001 – Raw Spice, which sees rare footage of the girls from 1994, is aired on ITV and is watched by over 9.4 million viewers – the highest rated programme during the prime time viewing schedule.

2007

June 28th 2007 – Spice Girls reunite in London and hold a press conference at London’s 02 Arena to announce a World Tour and a Greatest Hits album.

The world’s press attend and Spice Mania returns, Spice Girls announce an original 11 date world tour visiting London, Cologne, Madrid, New York, Las Vegas, L.A, Buenos Aires, Cape Town, Beijing, Hong Kong and Sydney.

Tickets for the reunion concert sell out in just 38 seconds. Massive demand means that the girls add 16 extra tour dates to the 02 Arena, and complete a 17-night stint.

June 29th 2007 – Spice Girls are photographed by Mike Owen for their Greatest Hits album and for a number of publicity shots to promote the groups’ World Tour.

October 5th 2007 – Geri is interviewed on GMTV to discuss the Spice Girls reunion tour and confirms that the brand new Spice Girls’ single is Headlines (Friendship Never Ends).

October 19th 2007 – Spice Girls Headlines’ music video is recorded at Pinewood studios in London; their first music video as a five piece in over 9 years. It is premiered on UK radio on October 22nd.

November 2nd 2007 – The Headlines (Friendship Never Ends) music video premieres on BBC One at 7.55pm.

November 5th 2007 – The Spice Girls comeback single ‘Headlines’ (Friendship Never Ends) is released after a 7 year break from the charts. The single peaks at #11 and #3 on the physical charts and in the Top 10 across countries including, Italy, New Zealand, Spain and Sweden.

November 12th 2007 – The Greatest Hits album is released in the United Kingdom and reaches #2 on the charts, selling over 450,000 copies in total and over 3 million worldwide!

November 15th 2007 – Spice Girls attend the Victoria’s Secret Fashion show. The group perform ‘Headlines’ and ‘Stop’ to an excited crowd in Los Angeles, California.

November 16th 2007 – Live from the Dancing with the Stars studios in Los Angeles, the Spice Girls perform the Official Children in Need single ‘Headlines’ and ‘Stop’ via a satellite link for BBC’s Children in Need.

November 26th 2007 – Emma, Geri, Melanie C and Victoria attend the Dancing With the Stars final to surprise Mel B.

November 30th 2007 – Spice Girls conduct a number of television interviews for GMTV and Sky News.

December 1st 2007 – The Spice Girls are photographed for promotional shots as they perform their final dress rehearsal in Vancouver, Canada.

December 2nd 2007 – The Return of the Spice Girls World Tour kicks off in Vancouver, Canada to a sold out arena of over 20,000 screaming Spice Girls fans.

December 12th 2007 – The girls arrive to the launch to unveil the ‘Spice One’ airplane in association with Virgin Atlantic.

December 13th 2007 – Arriving back into London, the Spice Girls open the new Virgin Atlantic Terminal at Heathrow Airport alongside Sir Richard Branson.

December 15th 2007 – Spice Girls perform their first reunion UK gig at London’s 02 Arena in front of 23,000 fans, their first of 17 sold out dates at the London venue.

December 16th 2007 – Spice Girls hold a small and intimate press conference backstage at London’s 02 Arena with the world’s media to promote the world tour.

December 2007 – Spice Girls unite with Britain’s leading supermarket, Tesco for a number of Christmas adverts. The group are each paid £1 million pounds for the advertisement.

December 22nd 2007 – Spice Girls perform their classic 1996 hit single ‘2 Become 1’ live on BBC’s Strictly Come Dancing Final.

December 22nd 2007 – Spice Girls are awarded as the ‘Best Comeback of 2007’ at the the 3AM Daily Mirror Awards.

December 31st 2007 – Spice Girls Official reunion documentary ‘Giving You Everything’ documents the groups rise to fame and break up. It airs on New Years’ Eve on BBC and is watched by over 4 million, the 2nd highest rated show on the night.

December 2007 – The Spice Girls’ Greatest Hits is named the World’s Best Selling Girl Group album of 2007.

2008

January 2008 – Spice Girls continue to perform extended dates in both Britain and the United States, after cancelling shows in China, Hong Kong, South Africa, Argentina and Australia.

January 14th 2008 – The Spice Girls attended the Roberto Cavalli menswear fashion show at Milan Fashion Week in Milan, Italy as a thank you to Cavalli and his team for designing the groups’ world tour outfits.

February 2008 – The Spice Girls reunion tour becomes the highest grossing tour of 2008. The tour grossed over $70 million and a further $107.2 million in merchandising and ticket sales.

February 26th 2008 – After a sold out reunion world tour, the Spice Girls performed their last concert in Toronto, Canada in front of 20,000 fans!

March 14th 2008 – The Spice Girls launch Sport Relief for 2008 to raise awareness and money for charity.

March 20th 2008 – Spice Girls won the coveted ‘Icon Award’ at the Capital FM Awards in London Melanie C and Emma collected the award on behalf of the group.

June 3rd 2008 – Melanie B, Emma and Geri attended the Glamour Awards in London, collecting the award for Spice Girls as ‘Best Band’ of 2008.

September 18th 2008 – Spice Girls win ‘Best Live Return Award’ at the Vodafone Music Awards. beating acts such as Led Zeppelin and the Sex Pistols. Emma was there to collect the award.

November 20th 2008 – The annual Billboard Touring Awards took place in New York City. Spice Girls won the Billboard Award for ‘Top Boxscore’ for 17 consecutive sold-out shows at London’s 02 Arena.

2010

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February 16th 2010 – Spice Girls won the award for the ‘Best Performance of 30 Years’ at the 30th annual BRIT Awards in London, for their iconic performance of ‘Wannabe’ and ‘Who Do You Think You Are’ in February, 1997. Geri and Mel B attended the ceremony on behalf of the group to collect the award.

The Spice Girls 2010 BRIT Award win gave the group a total of 5 wins – making them the ONLY girl group in music history to win the BRIT awards across three consecutive decades – the 1990s, 2000s and 2010s.

2012

June 26th 2012 – The Spice Girls reunite in London at a press conference in London to announce their West End stage musical ‘Viva Forever’! A brand new story written by Jennifer Saunders, inspired by the songs of the Spice Girls. Mel B, Melanie C, Geri, Emma and Victoria posed for the world’s press and held a small press conference and conducted a number of interviews to promote their musical and their message of ‘Girl Power’ for a new generation.

August 9th 2012 – Rumours circulated as to whether the Spice Girls would reunite for the Olympics ceremony. The group were sighted rehearsing in London, shortly before being confirmed as one of acts performing at the Olympics Closing Ceremony.

August 12th 2012 – Spice Girls reunite for a special one-off performance at the London 2012 Olympics Closing Ceremony, performing ‘Wannabe’ and ‘Spice Up Your Life’ at the Olympic Stadium in front of 80,000 people and over a billion watching worldwide. Their performance became the most tweeted moment during the entire London Olympic games.

August 19th 2012 – After their performance at the Olympics, the group’s Greatest Hits album re entered the Top 20 UK album chart at #18. The album had sold over 570,000 copies in the UK alone!

November 16th 2012 – Melanie C, Emma and Geri appear on Alan Carr’s Chatty Man talk show on Channel 4 to promote the musical ‘Viva Forever’.

December 11th 2012 – After the launch of the musical and the Olympics performance, the Spice Girls reunited, once again, in London to attend the World Premiere of Viva Forever: The Musical!

December 24th 2012 – The Spice Girls Story: Viva Forever! aired on ITV1 over Christmas, which coinciding with the group’s musical, Viva Forever, documenting the groups meteoric rise to stardom during the 1990s.

2013

February 5th 2013 – Mel B, Emma, Melanie C and Geri attend a special Spice Girls inspired cocktail event at Harvey Nichols department store in London, to further promote the Viva Forever! Musical.

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2018

November 5th, 2018 – Spice Girls announce their reunion tour with a short video teaser announcing six stadiums shows across the UK.

November 7th 2018 – Spice Girls conduct a number of radio interviews in London, including BBC Radio 2 and Heart Radio.

November 7th 2018 – Spice Girls conduct their first television interview after announcing their reunion tour and appear on the Jonathan Ross show. (Aired Nov 10th)

November 7th 2018 – Spice Girls are interviewed on the ‘Lorraine show’ with Dan Wootton to talk about their reunion plans and the future. (Aired Nov 12th)

November 10th 2018 – Tickets for the Spice Girls reunion tour sells out in seconds with further dates added in London, Manchester and Coventry. With millions attempting to purchase tickets and over 700,000 people in the digital queue, the group break Ticketmaster’s ticket records for the busiest ever sale.

November 16th 2018 – Spice Girls Greatest Hits reaches #25 on the UK album chart after their reunion announcement, meanwhile ‘Spice’ re enters the charts at #94; its first appearance on the album chart since October, 1998.

November 22nd, 2018 – After selling out their UK stadium tour, the Spice Girls add an additional date in Dublin which sells out taking the total number of concerts to 13.

2019

May 2nd-3rd, 2019 – Spice Girls film the Walkers Crisps Advert in London for the second time after first endorsing the brand in 1997.

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