WATCH: The Spice Girls’ biggest achievements in numbers


Spice Girls

by Emma Dodds |
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The Spice Girls need absolutely no introduction - not only did they become one of the biggest girl bands in the world, but they also paved the way for Girl Power and feminism in general, in our humble opinion.

So we've taken a look back though at their career to find out some notable statistics about the five gals who inspired women all over the world to see just how much they achieved throughout their years on the scene.

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WATCH: The Spice Girls in numbers


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13 million - how many copies second album 'Spiceworld' sold

The Spice Girls' follow-up album 'Spiceworld' was, of course, HUGELY popular around the world - so much so that it sold a whopping 13 million copies worldwide, becoming one of the world's bestselling albums by a girl group.

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5 - The number of BRIT Awards the Spice Girls won

During the six years before their hiatus in 2000, the Spice Girls were nominated for a whopping nine BRIT Awards - and won five of them.In 1997, they were nominated for Best British Group, Best British Breakthrough Act, Best British Video for both 'Wannabe' and 'Say You'll Be There', and Best British Single for 'Wannabe'. They won Best British Single for 'Wannabe' and Video for 'Say You'll Be There'.In 1998, they were up for Best British Video for 'Spice Up Your Life', and won the Best Selling British Album Act. In 2000, the group won the Outstanding Contribution To Music and gave their final performance before they chose to split, and in 2010 won Brits Performance of the Last 30 Years.

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12 - The amount of children that the Spice Girls have between them

Victoria has four with her husband David Beckham - sons Brooklyn, Romeo, Cruz and daughter Harper. Emma has two sons with her partner Jade Jones - Tate and Beau and Geri has daughter Bluebell with ex-partner Sacha Gervasi and son Montague with husband Christian Horner.Mel C has a daughter Scarlett with her ex, Thomas Starr, whilst Mel B has three daughters - Phoenix, with ex-husband Jimmy Gulzar, Angel with US actor Eddie Murphy and Madison with her estranged husband Stephen Belafonte.

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3 - The number of Christmas Number 1s the Spice Girls have had

The Spice Girls had three Christmas Number 1 singles - and they were all consecutive, too. They wont the top spot for '2 Become 1' in 1996, 'Too Much' in 1997 and 'Goodbye' in 1998.

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9 - The amount of Number 1 singles the Spice Girls had

Spending 22 weeks collectively at the top spot in the UK, the Spice Girls had Number 1s with:'Wannabe', 1996'Say You'll Be There', 1996'2 Become 1', 1996'Mama' / 'Who Do You Think You Are', 1997'Spice Up Your Life', 1997'Too Much', 1997'Viva Forever', 1998'Goodbye', 1998'Holler' / 'Let Love Lead The Way', 2000

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11 - The number of singles the Spice Girls have released

As well as the above, they also released 'Stop' in 1998 which peaked at Number 2, and they reunited in 2007 to bring out 'Headlines (Friendship Never Ends)', which peaked at Number 11.

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2 - How many Number 1 album the Spice Girls have had

Of their three albums released, the Spice Girls won the top spot for their debut, 'Spice', in 1996 and for their second album 'Spiceworld' in 1997. Their third album 'Forever' was released in 2000 and peaked at Number 2, as did their Greatest Hits in 2007.

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17 - The number of countries that debut album 'Spice' was Number 1 in

Featuring hits like 'Wannabe', '2 Become 1' and 'Who Do You Think You Are', it's no surprise that the Spice Girls' debut album 'Spice' reached the top spot in 17 countries.

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