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31st October 2000 | Posted by: SpiceNews

>> #1 In US

Melanie C's official site is reporting that "I Turn To You" has gone to #1 in the US Dance Charts. This is not reflected on the Billboard online dance charts yet.

Congratulations Mel!

30th October 2000 | Posted by: SpiceNews

>> Spice Update!

The Official Spice Girls Homepage has been updated with the following message:

N..N...N...N...Number 1 for the Ninth Time!!

'Oh-my-god! We're so pleased we're number 1, we want to say a massive thanks to all our fans for being so loyal. It's always fantastic to be number 1 and we'll all be celebrating with friends.

This time it is a little bit extra special, because we've been out of the public eye for a little while. We were really nervous as you never know if you're going to be welcomed back - but you lot are great!!!

Emma on getting to Number 1 this week-end.

The Spice Girls are moving up that league of number 1's with more than even the Rolling Stones! Only the Beatles (17), Elvis(17) and Sir Cliff Richard (14) to go! The number 1's so far : Wannabe, Say You'll Be There, 2 Become 1, Mama/Who Do You Think You Are, Spice Up your Life, Too Much, Viva Forever, Goodbye and now Holler/Let Love Lead the Way.

30th October 2000 | Posted by: SpiceNews

>> Mel Bashes 'Life

After getting their new single to #1, Mel C was asked (as were the other girls in separate interviews), what she thought of the Westlife "competition", and their remarks that the Spice Girls are "finished". Mel said:

"They said we were finished. Well, how do they like them apples? We're as big as ever. All they do is get their marketing men to work out what it takes to get to number one. It doesn't mean anything any more. For me, it's all about the music."

29th October 2000 | Posted by: SpiceNews

>> Holler!

"Holler" has entered the Australian Singles Chart at #2. It was beat out by Spiller's "Groovejet" - yep, that song AGAIN!

29th October 2000 | Posted by: SpiceNews

>> Holler is #1!!!

"Holler/Let Love Lead The Way" has entered the UK Singles Chart at #1!!! This is the Spice Girls' 9th #1 single and first in two years! Around 150,000 copies of the single were sold this first week.

29th October 2000 | Posted by: SpiceNews

>> Eating Disorder

In the December issue of Q Magazine(UK), Melanie C admits that she has had an eating disorder that has led her into depression(Story). Melanie would be a binge-eater, and would run six miles and go to the gym for two to three hours most days. If she was too busy with recording to find time for the gym, she wouldn't eat that day. It finally became so severe that she had to go to her doctor for help and the other Spice Girls became increasingly worried by her thin appearance. The disorder was the real reason she was prescribed the anti-depressant Prozac. Mel now says that she realizes she is overweight. She says:

"I'm not happy with my weight. I am overweight for my frame and height but I've got a healthier mind and I'd rather have that. I always felt not good, or not pretty enough, or I didn't have a good enough body, to be a Spice Girl. Not good enough to be famous. I've never liked myself, and I've always had self-doubt, so I thought if I'm as fit as I can be and thin then maybe I'll be good enough. Eventually I was just living on fruit and vegetables, steamed or raw. There was no fat in my diet, no protein, no carbohydrates. I even stopped eating potatoes and didn't drink alcohol for three years. Then it all started catching up on me, I was so severely underweight. And I would avoid going out to dinner because I had this horrible secret to hide."

27th October 2000 | Posted by: SpiceNews

>> Forever More

There is apparently a new Spice Girls DVD coming out on November 13th called Forever More. No info as to what it is exactly, maybe the Earl's Court Christmas concert DVD that they said was going to come out. Either way, you can order it now at

Thanks bok.

27th October 2000 | Posted by: SpiceNews

>> Japan

Forever will be available for purchase in stores in Japan on November 1st.

Thanks Dmitri.

25th October 2000 | Posted by: SpiceNews

>> Lyrics

The master of lyrics, MikeMGMVE of Girls On Film, has already transcribed the whole Forever album which was released this past Monday on the Internet. Here is the link to the lyrics.

23rd October 2000 | Posted by: SpiceNews

>> Holler/LLLTW Released/ Site Update

The Spice Girls' first single in two years - Holler / Let Love Lead The Way - is officially released as of today in the UK!! It is available for purchase right now in most of Europe, Asia, and Australia! Go get it....

This was mailed out on the official mailing list:

Hey everyone!!!

It's your friendly neighbourhood Spice Girls here! How's things with you?

Life couldn't be more hectic at Spice HQ these days... Melanie C's tour is finally finished and she's just getting used to being in the same city two days running... Melanie B's back from a quick trip to Japan promoting her gorge new album... and now we're all together again with a stack of TV shows to do... and our single's finally coming out in the UK on Monday!!

To celebrate we've got a fab new website under wraps... you'll be able to see it at the normal address


from the end of next week (27 October)... and we've got loads of goodies to give away, plus mixes to play, Spicey wallpaper to show you... and of course vids, music and mixes aplenty--so please join us!!

Next week also sees the last of our current stash of webchats taking place -- yep, Ms Victoria Beckham will be at your beck and call next Wednesday at 6pm (UK time), so send her a question now... or enter our special competition to eavesdrop on the whole thing, by travelling up to our record company to meet Vic at the chat!

Don't forget you can also check out whether we answered yours or your mates' questions during our other chats... click thru to see the sessions the rest of us have already done. You've asked some amazing questions--you lot must have weird dreams that's all we can say! but we've really enjoyed answering them... thanks to everyone who's taken part and sorry to everyone whose question went unanswered... believe us, we had the best time ever reading them

Apart from online, this is where you'll be able to catch us in the next couple of weeks... in the meantime, hope you enjoy the single... thanks for letting us into your lives... you're a very special bit of ours!!

Spice on your net and tv set!

21 October CD:UK, Holler performance/ also Pepsi Pop TV in Arnhem Holland
23 Oct MTV--Spice Day (again!)
25 Oct 6pm Victoria webchat on C3
28 Oct CD:UK, Holler performance...and also both Melanies will be performing at the TMF Awards in Belgium...phew!
3 November TOTP, UK, Let Love Lead The Way performance
4--7 Nov, Sky Showbiz, half hour special
10 Nov, presenting TFI in the UK
16 Nov, performance at the MTV Awards, Stockholm

see ya soon!

love peace and girl power!

melanie b, melanie c, emma and victoria

x x x x

21st October 2000 | Posted by: SpiceNews

>> Mel at G.A.Y/ Chart

Melanie C will be performing at London club G.A.Y. on November 25th.

Thanks Neil W.

Also, Melanie C's dance hit, "I Turn To You", is at #2 this week in the US Billboard Dance/Club chart!!

21st October 2000 | Posted by: SpiceNews

>> TFI SpiceDay

Spice Girls will be replacing Chris Evans as hosts of Channel 4's TFI Friday talk show for the first of the last six episodes on November 10th!

18th October 2000 | Posted by: SpiceNews

>> TMF Awards

Mel B and Mel C are both scheduled to perform at this year's TMF Awards(Belgium) on October 28th. Mel C is also nominated for Best International Singer (Female) and "Never Be The Same Again" is up for Best Video. Other performers at the event will be Ronan Keating, Five, Westlife, Bomfunk MC's, Kylie Minogue, and more.

Thanks Stijn.

17th October 2000 | Posted by: SpiceNews

>> TOTP Chat/ New Tattoos

Melanie C had a webchat on the Top Of The Pops website just a little while ago. You can go read the transcript there. Here is a local copy of it as well:

Thanks to Angie Hung.

Looks like Melanie C has added two new tattoos to her collection. Each tattoo is a Chinese symbol on the inside wrist of each of her hands. The one on her left wrist means love and the one on her right means happiness. She told this to everyone the first time at her Amsterdam concert.

Thanks Margot.

15th October 2000 | Posted by: SpiceNews

>> NS Chart

Melanie C's album Northern Star is at #25 this week, whilst Melanie B's solo debut album Hot has entered the UK charts at #28- on it's first week of release...

13th October 2000 | Posted by: SpiceNews

>> Mel C Treated For Depression

Last night it was revealed that Melanie C is being treated for depression. She went to see a doctor and has been on prescription drugs for about a month. Melanie told The Mirror (UK):

It's an illness and nothing to be ashamed of. I hope that I can dispel the stigma attached to this condition."

Causes of the depression are said to be recent scrutiny over her weight, her love life, and the pressures of fame. Sources close to Melanie said:

"She has been feeling very down since January. She doesn't know what caused it. She says it was just like a dark cloud descending on her. It's not just her weight but those pictures didn't help the situation. She's finding it hard to cope with the pressures of living her life in the public eye where every move she makes is scrutinised and picked over with a fine-tooth comb. She is a workaholic who has a lot on her plate at the moment. She loves her music and just wishes she could be left alone to get on with it. She is not at all at ease with the fame game. A lot of people may be cynical, a Spice Girl who appears to have it all suffering from depression. But Melanie is one of the most sensitive members of the group. She has had a difficult year and takes things to heart. Continued criticism has hit her hard, particularly personal comments about her body image."

A spokesperson for Spice Girls was asked about the situation and responded:

"She has had a few problems but has taken the best advice and is receiving treatment."

13th October 2000 | Posted by: SpiceNews

>> New Tour Dates/ Charts

The Offical Melanie C Homepage has posted new tour dates for January & February of 2001.

"I Turn To You" continues to rise in the US Dance/Club charts, this week at #5 from last week's #8!

Thanks Crazy Boricua.

12th October 2000 | Posted by: SpiceNews

>> Mel C Chat Transcript

Incase you missed the chat last night with Melanie C on the official Spice Girls website, here is a local transcript of it. Don't forget to stop back at the official site next Wednesday for the Emma chat!

8th October 2000 | Posted by: SpiceNews

>> Mel C On Weight

Melanie C talked to University of East Anglia's student magazine about her weight gain allegations saying:

"I'm sure you'll agree I am not fat. I've put on weight because the truth of the matter is that before, I was underweight. There are kids out there who aspire to be like us and who have eating disorders or body image disorders. I'm a victim, too. To become famous, I had to be skinny or I wouldn't be accepted. And then when I got famous, I couldn't be arsed to stay skinny any more."

4th October 2000 | Posted by: SpiceNews

>> New Boyfriend

::Rumour Warning::

Sporty Spice Melanie C has a new boyfriend! She's pulling the famous go-out-with-someone-on-tour-with-you routine :P Her new boyfriend is supposedly lead singer of Tomcat, the band that opens for Melanie C on her tour. His name is Dan Williams(22) and the two have allegedly been inseperable since the third day of the tour, which started four weeks ago. A "close friend of Dan" said:

"They got together at a party on the third date of their tour in Newcastle. They just sat in the corner giggling and snogging. Then they vanished together and have been a couple ever since. On Sunday, at their gig at the Shepherd's Bush Empire, Mel introduced Dan to her friends. Emma Bunton told him, 'So, you're the one she has been telling us all about.' Dan still can't believe he is going out with a Spice Girl."

::Rumour Warning::

4th October 2000 | Posted by: SpiceNews

>> Mel C Fat Claims

The British press is once again all over Melanie C about her supposed weight gain recently. They apparently all noticed this at the same time when at her concert in London on Sunday, and at the MTV Europe Music Awards Nominations on Monday. Mel has denied allegations of weight gain saying that she is the same weight as she always was. Here are some of the nice (sarcasm) things the British press have been saying over the last couple days:

  • One newspaper called her "Who-ate-all-the-pies Spice"
  • "Mel C voted for Eminem as best male and Madonna as best female performer at this year's awards. She could also take tips from the forty something Queen of Pop on how to look fabby, not flabby."
  • "Now, the pictures tell a different story, as the 26-year-old Liverpudlian sports a double chin, big belly and a huge bum. Mel revealed the size of her problem when she bent over to fill in a giant form at the MTV Europe music award nominations in London yesterday. Despite a hectic routine and stomping stage shows, she still looks far from her perfect fighting weight. She has come up with a variety of bizarre excuses over the past few months for her startling change in shape. Whatever she claims, Mel now faces a race against time to get back into shape. She'll be performing the new Spice Girls single "Holler" on Saturday night's National Lottery Stars show presented by Dale Winton."

2nd October 2000 | Posted by: SpiceNews

>> Nominations/ Charts/ Re-release

Melanie C along with Robbie Williams lead in the number of nominations for the 2000 MTV Europe Music Awards. It was revealed that she is nominated for three categories this morning at a ceremony at the Mayfair Club in London. Here are the categories with nominees that Mel is in:

    Best Female Artist

  • Melanie C
  • Janet Jackson
  • Jennifer Lopez
  • Madonna
  • Britney Spears

    Best Song

  • Melanie C feat. Lisa 'Lefteye' Lopes - Never Be The Same Again
  • Madonna - Music
  • Sonique - It Feels So Good
  • Britney Spears - Oops!.. I Did It Again
  • Robbie Williams - Rock DJ

    Best New Act

  • Anastacia
  • Blink 182
  • Bomfunk MC's
  • Melanie C
  • Sonique

Melanie C's song "I Turn To You" is up a few notches this week to #19 on the Billboard Dance/Club Chart, from last week's #27.

Thanks Nate.

Melanie C's debut album Northern Star will be re-released in the United States on October 10th with a bonus track and "I Turn To You" & "Never Be The Same Again" will be the single mixes.

1st October 2000 | Posted by: SpiceNews

>> Concert Webcasts

Today's Melanie C Concert in London will be webcast on Tuesday (Oct 3) at 7pm(UK) on this VirtueTV page.

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