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Tuesday's Connector: Mel B

November 22nd, 2010
11:56 PM ET

It’s been more than 15 years since the world met Ginger, Baby, Posh, Sporty and Scary, but the Girl Power legacy lives on in epic proportions.

As the best-selling female group of all time, the Spice Girls set the bar for future girl bands around the world. They became global icons in a way few musicians every have.

Melanie Brown rose to fame as one fifth of the legendary group. Known to fans as Scary Spice or just Mel B, Brown was infamous for her wild hair and all-out dance moves.

Following the Spice Girls' breakup, she went on to pursue a solo singing career and now has a reality show with her husband entitled “It’s a Scary World."

 

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  1. Laura Huaman

    Dear Mel,

    In this times when pop singers (will not mention the name of a specific Grammy-winner blonde) write love songs depicting women as fragile beings in need of men, how–if at all–do you see the legacy of the Spice Girls, in particular the idea of "Girl Power," still alive in pop culture?
    And, do you see a generation difference in the embracing of such a "Girl Power" attitude?

    Much love,
    Laura

    November 23, 2010 at 3:56 am | Reply
  2. Laura Huaman

    Dear Mel,
    In this times when pop singers (will not mention the name of a specific Grammy-winner blonde) write love songs depicting women as fragile beings in need of men, how–if at all–do you see the legacy of the Spice Girls, in particular the idea of "Girl Power," still alive in pop culture?
    And, do you see a generation difference in the embracing of such a "Girl Power" attitude?

    Much love,

    Laura from Stanford, California.

    November 23, 2010 at 3:58 am | Reply
  3. robert sneasy

    Does it not shock you that you're still "relevant" given all the talent you have?

    November 23, 2010 at 6:06 am | Reply
  4. Ivan

    Did you ever use auto tune during the Return of the Spice Girls Tour?

    November 23, 2010 at 7:29 am | Reply
  5. Waleed from the Kingdom of Bahrain

    Mel B: "You are known to having been very honest and genuine in everything you said or did. Where do you get this authenticity from and how do you maintain your honesty and candid view of life in the face of so many expectations of you being a Spice Girl"

    November 23, 2010 at 10:06 am | Reply
  6. Ramesh

    Being the star of a reality tv show do you ever feel like you have no privacy? How do your children feel about it?

    November 23, 2010 at 11:02 am | Reply
  7. Alan from Liverpool

    Hi Mel, will you be releasing Lip Lock? And if so, when?

    November 23, 2010 at 1:50 pm | Reply
  8. Jurgen R. Brul

    Hello Mel B and CNN friends,

    I would like an answer from Mel B on the following questions:

    – When can we all enjoy the New Spice Girl Album?

    – How will you as a Spice Girl Improve or Spice Up the lives of girls and teenmothers, who are living under the Proverty line?

    I am awaiting Mel B's replies.

    Greetings,
    Jurgen R. Brul
    Hometown: Paramaribo
    Country: Suriname

    November 24, 2010 at 12:38 am | Reply
  9. Folorunsho

    From Nigeria,

    Mel B, Is there any hope that the Spice girls would regroup for another album soon?

    November 24, 2010 at 9:05 am | Reply
  10. Karen

    Hi Mel,

    After watching your reality show "Its a Scary World", all of your fans around the world are wondering when are you going to release your new song "Lip Lock" featuring Ludacris. We are waiting for a release date to be confirmed and some news about the album.

    Karen from Armenia

    November 24, 2010 at 11:57 am | Reply
  11. France Fan

    Hey Mel,

    is your game also made for men ?

    And what about your music ??????

    November 24, 2010 at 8:31 pm | Reply
  12. driss

    bonjour mel !

    we all know the spice fans are still really devoted (i know because i'm one of them) ! i had the chance to met u lots of time and u was always adorable!

    but WHAT was for you your best and more funny meeting with fan ?
    and the scariest ?

    kiss from france driss

    November 24, 2010 at 8:41 pm | Reply
  13. Ernesto

    From: Colombia (south america)

    We had you in our country several months ago. What bring you to my country and should we expect a visit from you in the near future?
    The song 'Two Become One' was released in spanish as 'Seremos Uno Los Dos' Do yo have any plans to include an Spanish song in your future album? Now.. being realistic.. the Spice Girls as a group were a world wide hit, any chance to repeat the boom that you guys made? Thanks 4 the last tour by the way... fans around the globe are still waiting for a DVD.

    November 24, 2010 at 8:50 pm | Reply
  14. Léo

    Hi Mel!!!

    I'm from Brazil!! Love U so much!! Just wanna know something about your music! Just can't wait!! Is Lip Lock the new single? Release it please!!!

    November 25, 2010 at 3:19 am | Reply
  15. Keira

    I'd like to ask Mel B, why the reality show? Celebs are often asking for privacy, so why allowing cameras into your private life? Is it because it's a more 'controlled' environment??

    Thanks!

    Keira
    NY

    November 29, 2010 at 4:52 pm | Reply
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