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Melanie Brown

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Mel B
Mel B in 2011
Melanie Janine Brown

(1975-05-29) 29 May 1975 (age 49)
Other names
  • Scary Spice
  • Melanie B
  • Melanie Brown
  • Mel G
  • Melanie G
  • Melanie Gulzar
EducationIntake High School
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • rapper
  • TV personality
  • television presenter
  • actress
  • author
  • dancer
  • model
Years active1993–present
  • Jimmy Gulzar
    (m. 1998; div. 2000)
  • Stephen Belafonte
    (m. 2007; div. 2017)
Musical career
OriginKirkstall, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England

Melanie Brown (born 29 May 1975[2]), also known as Mel B, is a British singer, songwriter and television personality. She is best known as a member of the Spice Girls.

Career[change | change source]

Spice Girls[change | change source]

The Spice Girls started in 1994.[3] She became known for her big frizzy hair during the groups early years and her nickname was "Scary Spice". The band released three albums. They broke up in 2000. In 2007 the Spice Girls did a tour called The Return of the Spice Girls.

Solo Career[change | change source]

Mel B has also released two solo albums. Hot was released in 2000. "I Want You Back" was released as a single from the album.[4] Missy Elliott rapped in it. It reached number one in the UK. Brown's second album L.A. State of Mind was released in 2005. In 1997 Brown acted in Spice World. She won the Razzie Award for Worst Actress.

Television[change | change source]

Mel B has also been a celebrity judge on the shows America's Got Talent,.[5] Australia's Got Talent,.[6] The X Factor UK,[7][8] its Australian version[9] and Masked Singer Australia.

Personal life[change | change source]

She was born in Harehills, Leeds, West Yorkshire to an English mother and Nevisian father.[10] She grew up working class[11] in Burley, Leeds. She has three daughters.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Who would benefit most from a Spice Girls reunion?". Express. 15 August 2012. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  2. "Mel B". MTV. Archived from the original on 5 April 2010. Retrieved 7 February 2010.
  3. Spice Girls Official. Timeline Archived 16 August 2012 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved 16 March 2009.
  4. "Melanie B – I Want You Back" Archived 27 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine UK Top 200 Chart Run, Foreverspice.com
  5. Swift, Andy (11 February 2019). "America's Got Talent Shake-Up: Gabrielle Union and Julianne Hough Join Season 14 as Judges — Who's Out?". TVLine.
  6. "French joins Mel B on AGT". News.ninemsn.com.au. 18 March 2013. Archived from the original on 4 October 2013. Retrieved 2 April 2013.
  7. "Mel B to be guest judge for 'X Factor' auditions in Manchester" 3 June 2012, Digital Spy
  8. "'Feisty' Mel B joins the X Factor panel", ITV.
  9. Mel B – Judge Archived 24 September 2011 at the Wayback Machine, X Factor Australia
  10. Lambert, Victoria (18 June 2011). "Mel B: My family values". The Guardian.
  11. My family values

Other websites[change | change source]

Media related to Melanie B at Wikimedia Commons