There is a new rumor circulating the Internet that Victoria “Posh Spice” Beckham will be joining the Spice Girls Reunion Tour…but only for a few London dates. Mrs. David Beckham is being quite hush-hush about the details of her ‘return’ but fans – myself included – are optimistic that she will get the bug and decide to perform in more dates.
For those of you that have been on another planet or under a rock, the Spice Girls are/were the 1990s IT girl-power group.
The ‘Girls’ are also composed of Melanie “Scary Spice” Brown, Geri “Ginger Spice” Halliwell, Melanie “Sporty Spice” Chisholm, Victoria “Posh Spice” Beckham, and Emma “Baby Spice” Bunton. These five women burst onto the scene in 1996 with their debut single “Wannabe” which went number one in over 37 countries. Their first album, Spice, sold more than 30 million copies worldwide. Their sophomore album, Spiceworld, and tour were also hugely successful and established this quintet as revenue machine.
The Spice Girls have sold over 80 million records worldwide and are the best-selling female group of all times – they are also one of the best-selling groups in history. This ‘Girl Power’ group is/was the biggest British pop group since the Beatles.
The success of the Spice Girls can be measured the in the international record sales, tours (including their first reunion tour in 2007-2008), icon status in fashion, merchandising, and championing of the “girl power” movement. It is rumored that in marketing alone they women were earning upwards of$75 million per year – it is estimate that they grossed $500 – 800 million worldwide from 1996 – 1998. Woowza!
Now even though reports are saying that Victoria will participate in the London dates, may are hoping that she will get the performance bug of old and stay on for a few extra dates.
We got a little taste of what we can expect from these ladies during the 2012 Summer Olympics Closing Ceremony.
I guess we’ll have to just wait and see. Viva Forever, y’all!