Mel C Complains About No Spice Girl Respect From Brits
Melanie Chisholm is voicing her displeasure with organizers of last month’s Brit Awards for neglecting to mention her old group The Spice Girls in their roundup of the best records of the past 25 years. “I feel there should have been some recognition for the Spice Girls,” Mel C complained to The Sun. “We flew the flag for Britain around the world in the ’90s and we achieved a hell of a lot. I don’t think the Spice Girls are celebrated as much as we should be. We championed British pop worldwide.”
Melanie Chisholm Battled Depression During Spice Girl Days
March 11, 2005 – The Mirror reports that Melanie Chisholm has revealed the problems she endured during her time with the Spice Girls. “When things were really crazy and I was having a few problems, I isolated myself from friends and family and that was a lonely time,” the 31-year-old singer said. “I tried numerous kinds of antidepressants… I had an eating disorder as well.” While life is better for her with boyfriend Thomas Starr and her new album ‘Beautiful Intentions’, she still worries about future bouts with depression. “I’m always a little bit afraid that my depression could come back,” she said.
They do deserve respect, they sold like 30+ million albums did a movie, and were all British all the way
As a fan of the Spice Girls I think they do deserve respect too but the industry and the world is funny like that. I’ve found that most of the world lives in the right now era meaning a lot of stars of yesterday are quickly forgot about. They look at who’s hot right now it doesn’t mean that the stars of yesterday or years before were not good but most people like to look forward and at the present scene then the past. I am not like that myself I just like good music it doesn’t matter to me if it’s new or old as long as it sounds good.
I totally agree with Mel C. The Spice Girls did achieve a lot during their short time in the spotlight. 1996-1998. They sold over 30 million albums worldwide during that time. And the only reason why they basically gave up after 1998, probably was because Geri (Ginger Spice) left the group. I read Geri’s “If Only” book and she says that the other girls, wanted to keep on going after their world tour in 1998. Geri just didn’t wanna do it anymore..as we all know. I believe it was Mel B who is quoted in “If Only” as saying “we gotta keep the ball rolling.” So anyway, the Spice Girls do deserve respect. They are one of the few groups in the entire history of music, who sold that many records in such a short time.
She’s right. I mean I know only of a few British artists who have carved a niche for themselves: Backstreet Boys (I’m not even sure they are British), The Spice Girls, Elton John, U2, Craig David and most recently Dido. Can anybody tell me of more famous artists from the UK?