The Spice Girls were a all-female British pop quartet popular in the mid 1990s. Each singer had a nickname. Melanie Janine Brown was Scary Spice, Emma Lee Bunton was Baby Spice, Melanie Jayne Chisholm was Sporty Spice, Geri Estelle Halliwell was Sexy Spice, and Victoria Beckham (formerly Victoria Adams) was Posh Spice.
Their sound fell under the genre of dance-pop but it came with a feminist stance. As a result, the Spice Girls signed with Virgin Records and released their first single, Wannabe during the summer of 1996 and, in seven weeks, it became the number one song in 22 countries (including their native UK). Over the next couple years, they released hit singles such as Say You'll Be There and 2 Become 1 and they came out with their second LP, their hit movie, both titled Spiceworld.
In May 1998, Geri Halliwell departed from the band for unknown reasons. In the years following her departure, the Spice Girls only released one last album, Forever which had a minimal response. After that, they went in separate directions; each of them working on their solo careers.