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Whiston, Merseyside, England, UK
Claim to Fame
Sporty Spice of the Spice Girls
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Carefree, Earnest, Refined/Mannered, Reserved, Restrained, Sentimental, Stylish
Dance-Pop, Britpop, Alternative/ Indie Rock, Urban, Adult Contemporary, Contemporary Pop/Rock, Adult Alternative Pop/ Rock
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Born on the 12th January 1974, - Merseyside, England, Melanie C became a member of The Spice Girls in 1994. Their three albums sold more than 40 million copies worldwide and they had nine singles at number 1 in the UK. She was given the name "Sporty Spice" by a UK magazine in 1996.
After the Spice Girls broke up, Melanie went solo. "Northern Star" was her first solo album. On the back of the first single "Goin` Down", the album initially went to #10 in the UK charts after being released on 18th October 1999, before going down the chart rapidly. In the US, it peaked at a disappointing #208 after being released on 2nd November 1999. After 5 singles - two of which were UK #1s, three tours, and 18 months of constant promotion, the album went triple platinum in the UK, peaking at #4 on its re-release in August 2000. Sales for the album currently stand at around 3 million copies worldwide (around 900,000 in the UK). The album continues to sell well, and in 2004, re-entered the UK Top 100 for yet another time, as a result of being low-priced in some stores. "Northern Star" has a remarkable Top 75 chart run, which demonstrates its sheer success as Melanie C established herself slowly as a solo artist. "Reason" was her second album, which took 18 months to complete. Released on 10th March 2003, it reached #5 in the UK chart - selling 30,500 copies in its first week. Although it didn`t perform as well as "Northern Star", "Reason" has a Gold certification in the UK, with 80,000 copies sold. January 2004 saw the album reduced to £2.99 in all major record shops, but even then, "Northern Star" at the same price outsold it greatly. After the failure of "Melt/Yeh Yeh Yeh", the album is now truly a closed chapter. Although sales stalled after "On The Horizon", it managed to sell 500,000 copies worldwide.
The release of Melanie C`s last album, "Reason" in March 2003 meant many changes for her career later in the year. Following the disaster of "Melt/Yeh Yeh Yeh", she parted from her record label, Virgin Records, and decided to go it alone, releasing her third solo album, "Beautiful Intentions", on her own label, Red Girl Records. Following the release of the single "Next Best Superstar" (#10 in the UK singles chart), Melanie will release "Better Alone" in July.
Winner of the 1997 MTV Video Music Award for Best Dance Video, "Wannabe".
Winner of the 1997 MTV Europe Music Award for Best Group, The Spice Girls.
Nearly missed the final audition for The Spice Girls because of recurring chronic tonsillitis.
Fan of Liverpool Football Club.
Her mother Joan Chisholm was, and still is, a singer with a rock band who met her father at the famous Liverpool club The Cavern, which launched The Beatles.
Broke her knee while competing in charity show "The Games" (2003) (Sept 2003).
Winner of 4 Brit Awards 1997 with The Spice Girls.
Winner of 3 American Music Awards 1998 with The Spice Girls.
Winner of a Special Award at Brit Awards 1998 with The Spice Girls.
Winner of 2 awards (Best Group and Best Pop) at the MTV Europe Music Awards 1998 (1998) (TV) in Milan, Italy.
Winner of 2 Billboard Awards 1997 in Las Vegas, USA.
Winner of the special award for Outstanding Contribution to British Music Industry on Brit Awards 2000 (2000) (TV) with The Spice Girls in 2000.
Nominated for Best Female on Brit Awards 2000 (2000) (TV) in Earl`s Court, London.
Winner of "ifpi" Award 2000 in Brussels, Belgium for her solo debut, "Northern Star", selling over 1 million copies in Europe only (not including UK and Ireland).
Nominated for 3 ECHO Awards 2001 in Berlin, Germany, but didn`t win any.
Nominated for 4 MTV Europe Music Awards 2000 (2000) (TV) in Stockholm, Sweden, but didn`t win any.
Nominated for Best Female at "National Music Awards 2003" in London, UK, but lost to Rachel Stevens.
Took ballet as a child and impressed fellow students and teachers alike with her athletic and dancing abilities.
Winner of a Music Award at "Scouseology Awards 2003" in Liverpool, UK.
Quit The Spice Girls in November 2000, just after the band released their 3rd album, "Forever".
Has said "no" to the idea of The Spice Girls doing a reunion tour.
Dueted with Bryan Adams on a song called `When You`re Gone`.
Dueted with Lisa `Left Eye` Lopes on a song called `Never Been The Same Again` on Melanie`s 1st solo album `Northern Star`.
Owns her own production company, Red Girl Productions.
Is great friends with Ex Sex Pistols guitarist Steve Jones, he also played guitar on Melanie`s first album `Northern Star`.
Her single "First Day Of My Life", theme of _"Julia - Wege zum Glück" (2005)_, ranked #1 in the German Single Charts (October 2005).
Sang with actor Bruce Willis at Planet Hollywood .
Fairfield Country High, Widnes (1990)
Doreen Bird College of Performing Arts (1993)
Full Name at Birth
Melanie Jayne Chisholm
Has tattoos, Gold Tooth while a Spice Girl
Pepsi (With Spice Girls - Had song "Step to Me"), Impulse Body Spray (With Spice Girls)
Paul O'Neill (step brother), Stuart, Liam, Declan
Rick Rubin, Steve Jones, Geri Halliwell, Thomas Starr, Melanie Brown (Scary Spice), Emma Bunton (Baby Spice), Victoria Beckham (nee Adams) (Posh Spice)
Jad (step brother)
Emma (step sister)
Toy Story 
Favorite TV Shows
Sex And The City, Brookside
Maximo Park, The Beatles
Melanie Jayne Chisholm (born 12 January 1974), professionally known as Melanie C, is an English singer, songwriter, entrepreneur, actress and television personality. She is one of the five members of the Spice Girls, in which she was nicknamed Sporty Spice and with whom she sold over 85 million records worldwide. Chisholm began her solo career in late 1998 by singing with Canadian rock singer Bryan Adams on the worldwide hit "When You're Gone". Her solo debut album Northern Star was released in 1999, reaching number 1 in Sweden and number 4 on the UK Albums Chart. It was certified internationally with seven platinum and three gold certifications, including triple-Platinum by the British Phonographic Industry, selling over 4 million copies worldwide, and becoming the best selling solo album of any Spice Girls member. It produced four top 5s and a top 20 single, two of which reached the number 1 spot in the UK. The album was certified multi-platinum worldwide.
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8.5 (US), 40.5 (EU), 7 (UK), 255 (J)
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Singer, Songwriter, Businesswoman, Actress
Dennis O'Neill (step father)
Carol (strp mother)
Madonna, Stevie Wonder
Rock, Pop, Pop Rock
Virgin, Red Girl
Spice Girls, Lisa "Left Eye" Lopes, Bryan Adams, Matt Cardle, Jools Holland's Rhythm and Blues Orchestra
Pop rock, Dance-Pop
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www.rottentomatoes.com/celebrity/melanie_c/, www.rottentomatoes.com/celebrity/melanie_chisholm/, www.allmovie.com/artist/p242251
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Lisa 'Left Eye' Lopes
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