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A.k.a.: Melanie B, Mel B, Melanie Brown, Melanie G, Scary Spice
Melanie Brown, aka "Mel B" of the worldwide sensation singing group "The Spice Girls", is a chart-topping musical artist, actress, author, television personality and groundbreaking entrepreneur who is set to launch her own fashion line. Few artists have moved so effortlessly from one artistic medium to another as Mel B.
As a recording artist, Mel B’s achievements with the Spice Girls are legendary: 55 million records sold worldwide, nine number one singles in the UK, 11 gold records as well as a total of 24 platinum and multi-platinum records. The Spice Girls reunion World Tour was a critical and popular triumph and the group was recently named Best Band by the U.K. Glamour Awards. Mel B has continued the same successful ways as a solo artist. Her 1998 single "I Want You Back" with Missy Elliott sold 80,000 copies in its first week, and gave Mel B her first solo #1. Her debut solo album, "Hot" released in 2000, produced three top five singles. She followed up with the release "LA State of Mind" in 2005 and is currently at work with top producers on a new album she expects to be ready for release in late 2008.
Mel B has also shone brightly as both an actress and television personality. She starred as "Mimi" in the smash hit Broadway musical "Rent", performed in the Vagina Monologues in London, had key roles in the feature films "LD 50 Lethal Dose", the Will Smith co-production "The Seat Filler", and appeared as a comedic performer in the British show "Burn It". Mel B has made a significant impact in the world of television, hosting "This Is My Moment", "The MOBO Awards", "Pure Naughty", "Voodoo Princess", "Top of the Pops", "Party in the Park for the Prince’s Trust", and "The All Star Animal Awards" in addition to her role as a correspondent on the highly-rated "Access Hollywood." Mel B’s most recent triumph was taking America by storm by on ABC’s smash hit "Dancing with the Stars", earning a perfect score on her final dance. Recently Mel B premiered her smash TLC reality show, "The Singing Office." The show, executive produced by Mel B and her husband Stephen Belafonte, pits Mel B and Joey Fatone against each other to find the best workplace singers in America. She isalso in talks with Nickelodeon about producing her own comedic starring vehicle.
Not content with these achievements, Mel B will soon introduce her signature Catty Couture fashion line. Featuring tops, jackets and skirts, Catty Couture will emphasize the body-hugging designs and signature animal prints for which Mel B is so well-known. She has recently agreed to be the face of the sizzling Ultimo Underwear line in the UK.
Mel B is also a best-selling author by virtue of the 2002 release of her hit autobiography, "Catch A Fire". The book features Mel B’s compelling personal insights and experiences both as a Spice Girl and in her own life. "Catch a Fire" reached #7 in book sales charts. In addition, this January Mel Will release her Fitness DVD set. Her unique program features workouts from Basic to Higher levels which will appeal to fitness enthusiasts of all abilities.
Born in Leeds, England, Mel B has two daughters and currently resides in Los Angeles with her husband and their children.