Get ready to spice up your life, because The Spice Girls are set to reunite next year. That's right. The famed 90s female pop group is going to make a brand new Spice Girls Reunion Special and release a new compilation album in 2018, following talks that have been going on behind-the-scenes in order to make a Spice Girls reunion happen. Even Victoria Beckham, aka Posh Spice, who's been absent from previous reunions, will be taking part this time around. Here's what a source close to the situation had to say about it.
"The five of them have been locked in secret talks since the summer, and finally they are all on-board for a 2018 reunion. As it stands, they will be working together on a series of projects, which will include an album and a TV special celebrating the Spice Girls. And getting Victoria to agree has been a coup for everyone involved, given she has always been the person holding back on a reunion."
This Spice Girls reunion is said to have been made possible by member Mel B's recent divorce. According to a new report, the girls managed to come together over the situation, which helped make the reunion an actual possibility. Simon Fuller, who was the former boss of the band, is involved in the reunion as well. According to a source, who is said to be a former aid working with the group again, says that things were rough at first, but a few things clicked into place.
"Things between them were quite icy at the start of the year. But gradually the ice thawed, and Mel B was the one who drove that. Mel's divorce battle also helped to bring them back together, as did the birth of Geri's son. Plans at the moment are still in the early stages, and everything involving the girls tends to be complicated because they are so busy. It is not easy to get them all in the same place at the same time. But the team behind the reunion are delighted to have made it to this point."
Geri "Ginger Spice" Halliwell is said to be the driving force behind this reunion. Just last month she hinted at the possible reunion saying, "I really pushed to get everyone back together. It got to the point where I just had to let it go. I still love the girls and there are other bits and bobs in the pipeline." Those bits and bobs apparently materialized into something more substantial.
The Spice Girls formed in 1994 and very quickly became a pop culture phenomenon. The group got so big and so popular that they even released a movie, Spice World, in 1998. While the movie isn't what one would call a masterpiece, it's gone on to become something of a cult classic among fans of the group. To date, the Spice Girls have sold more than 85 million albums worldwide.
There are no firm details on what this TV special is going to include, nor has any information been revealed regarding where and when it will air, but it's happening. As for the compilation album? The Sun's report doesn't have any solid information, so we don't know if it will include any new songs or not.