Solo Spice sales totals 2020

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892,935 - Northern Star
102,550 - Reason
28,818 - Beautiful Intentions
14,934 - This Time
13,750 - The Sea
11,931 - Stages
10,995 - Version of Me
8,364 - Melanie C (2 weeks)

127,952 - A Girl Like Me
142,643 - Free Me
53,918 - Life in Mono

53,938 - Victoria Beckham

487,445 - Schizophonic
148,301 - Scream If You Wanna Go Faster
10,954 - Passion

53,676 - Hot
1,963 - L.A. State of Mind
 

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Those LA State of Mind sales never cease to amaze me. :o

YAY for emma being the only one to improve on her debut's sales.

What exactly happened to Mel C between album #1 and #2? Was the material just that weak?
 
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What exactly happened to Mel C between album #1 and #2? Was the material just that weak?
A four year gap (always amazes me that artists/labels think they can wait so long to follow-up a debut), Spice mania having died, Spice FATIGUE being alive and well, the material being less strong, slightly questionable single choices...

Also a desire to clear the charts so that This Groove / Let Your Head Go could be #1 for the rest of time.
 

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The quote I always come back to about Reason was that it sounded like it had been focus grouped into existence. It's not a dreadful record, but it's just so bland and tepid. I don't think her heart was really in it at the time.

I think a different lead single might have given it a stronger start, but there really wasn't much to choose from.
 

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I quite like Here it comes again, but yes surely Melt would have been a better opener
 

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See I always thought Here It Comes Again was a potential #1. Similar to the stuff Appleton were pushing at the time and that big anthem type of sound.

Evidently that couldn't have been further from the truth.
 

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Didn't Melanie Beh's debut at something ridiculous like #454?
 

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I remember just being rather pleased at how well Mel C looked again after the Northern Star era.
 

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I just found a list from 2007, thought it'd be interesting to look at how the back cat has sold in the past 13 years.


Melanie C - Northern Star: 884,055 (892,935 in 2020, +8,880)
Geri Halliwell - Schizophonic: 483,419 (487,445 in 2020, +4,026)
Geri Halliwell - Scream If You Wanna Go Faster: 146,584 (148,301 in 2020, +1,717)
Emma Bunton - Free Me: 140,351 (142,643 in 2020, +2,292)
Emma Bunton - A Girl Like Me: 124,201 (127,952 in 2020, +3,751)
Melanie C - Reason: 101,418 (102,550 in 2020, +1,132)
Melanie B - Hot: 52,788 (53,676 in 2020, +888)
Victoria Beckham - Victoria Beckham: 52,016 (53,938 in 2020, +1,922)
Emma Bunton - Life in Mono: 53,918 (47,767 in 2020, +6,151 :o)
Melanie C - Beautiful Intentions: 26,478 (28,818 in 2020, +2,340)
Geri Halliwell - Passion: 10,000 (10,954 in 2020, +954)
Melanie C - This Time: 9,939 (14,934 in 2020, +4,995)
Mel B - L.A. State of Mind: 1,510 (1,963 in 2020, +453)



I briefly got quite excited about Life In Mono's STRONG BACK CAT SALES, but then I realised it came out at Christmas 2006, so it was probably just in a lot of discount sales in 2007. :D

Also mildly surprised that A Girl Like Me has stronger sales than Free Me, but I guess the former has a #1 hit on it, so...
 

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I wonder if Northern Star will reach 1 million in the next ten years.
 

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A four year gap (always amazes me that artists/labels think they can wait so long to follow-up a debut), Spice mania having died, Spice FATIGUE being alive and well, the material being less strong, slightly questionable single choices...

All this, and it was released on Mel B's own label, she didn't really promote it, the reviews were pretty uniformly bad, and I gather it wasn't the sort of music you'd be expecting from Mel Beh (if indeed, you'd be expecting anything at all. She probably had the lowest profile of all the girls post Forever)
 

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I say this with a heavy heart, but L.A. State of Mind is honestly in the top (bottom?) 5 worst albums I have ever heard in my life.
 

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I say this with a heavy heart, but L.A. State of Mind is honestly in the top (bottom?) 5 worst albums I have ever heard in my life.

Although I've listened to it all the way through at least once, which is more than I can say for My Happy Place :(
 

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This Time was released in 2007, so presumably the vast majority of those sales came in the weeks immediately following this sales update.

L.A. State of Mind came out in 2005.
 

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See I always thought Here It Comes Again was a potential #1. Similar to the stuff Appleton were pushing at the time and that big anthem type of sound.

Evidently that couldn't have been further from the truth.

It was turned down by Appleton no less!
 

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I want to know so much more about those 453 people who've bought L.A. State of Mind in the last 13 years.

I have a stupid question about this. WHERE have they bought it? I mean, I don't think the record company actually made more than 2k odd copies of an album that was doomed from the start and I assume it's one of those albums that have become a staple in online marketplaces like Ebay and Amazon so it's kind of baffling how people have managed to BUY it first hand post 2005.
 

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I have a stupid question about this. WHERE have they bought it? I mean, I don't think the record company actually made more than 2k odd copies of an album that was doomed from the start and I assume it's one of those albums that have become a staple in online marketplaces like Ebay and Amazon so it's kind of baffling how people have managed to BUY it first hand post 2005.
It must be entirely streaming.
 

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My Spotify doesn't even have L.A. State Of Mind :D :o I hadn't noticed before!
 

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I have a stupid question about this. WHERE have they bought it? I mean, I don't think the record company actually made more than 2k odd copies of an album that was doomed from the start and I assume it's one of those albums that have become a staple in online marketplaces like Ebay and Amazon so it's kind of baffling how people have managed to BUY it first hand post 2005.

Fair point. I think when it made #454 or whatever it only sold about 600 or something, so how on earth it managed to end up with triple that is actually quite impressive.
 

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Most streamed solo hits

25,513,548
Geri Halliwell - It's Raining Men
20,932,856 Melanie C - I Turn To You
16,684,695 Melanie C - Never Be The Same Again
7,925,756 Emma Bunton - What Took You So Long?
5,844,926 Matt Cardle & Melanie C - Loving You
4,693,357 Melanie C - First Day of my Life
4,001,425 Geri Halliwell - Mi Chico Latino
3,524,018 Melanie C - Northern Star
2,455,302 Geri Halliwell - Look At Me
2,832,922 Emma Bunton - Take My Breath Away
1,934,901 Emma Bunton - What I Am
1,766,559 Melanie C - Who I Am
1,710,653 Melanie C & Emma Bunton - I Know Him So Well
1,557,788 Geri Halliwell - Scream If You Wanna Go Faster
1,374,609 Geri Halliwell - Lift Me Up
1,357,251 Victoria Beckham - Not Such an Innocent Girl
1,313,972 Mel B - I Want You Back
1,253,974 Emma Bunton - Baby Please Don't Stop
1,250,557 Melanie C - High Heels
1,164,553 Melanie C - Anymore
1,139,662 Mel B - For Once In My Life
1,101,389 Melanie C - Blame It On Me
1,032,301 Emma Bunton - Maybe
906,193 Melanie C - Think About It
863,651 Melanie C - In and Out of Love
841,832 Melanie C - Dear Life
821,174 Victoria Beckham - A Mind of Its Own
806,097 Geri Halliwell - Bag It Up
696,191 Truesteppers feat. Dane Bowers & Victoria Beckham - Out of Your Mind
673,474 Melanie C - If That Were Me
661,294 Mel B - Feels So Good
645,523 Melanie C - Next Best Superstar
636,284 Mel B - Tell Me
602,697 Melanie C - Room for Love
594,273 Geri Halliwell - Ride It
515,963 Geri Halliwell - Calling
493,088 Melanie C - Carolyna
450,537 Melanie C - Goin' Down
426,252 Melanie C - On The Horizon
406,518 Mel B - Word Up
361,482 Melanie C - Weak
347,688 Melanie C - Here It Comes Again
299,767 Melanie C - Overload
254,090 Melanie C - Fearless
234,845 Geri Halliwell - Angels In Chains
228,735 Melanie C - Rock Me
203,705 Emma Bunton - Free Me
194,316 Melanie C - Better Alone
184,075 Melanie C - I Want Candy
173,099 Mel B - Lullaby
172,430 Melanie C - Hold On
165,309 Melanie C - Melt
162,619 Melanie C - This Time
158,655 Melanie C - Yeh Yeh Yeh
149,963 Emma Bunton - We're Not Gonna Sleep Tonight
143,208 Geri Halliwell - Desire
122,001 Melanie C - Understand
114,764 Emma Bunton - I'll Be There
102,410 Emma Bunton - Crickets Sing for Annamaria
100,834 Emma Bunton - Downtown
27,441 Emma Bunton - All I Need To Know
13,201 Mel B - Today

Not on Spotify: Let Your Head Go, This Groove, Half of Me
 

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Emma's Free Me album and singles aren't on Spotify either, at least not in mainland Europe. I've been told they're working on getting it up though.

I also emailed Victoria's business partner at the weekend demanding This Groove/Let Your Head Go be added, by popular demand. No response yet. :D
 

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Emma's Free Me album and singles aren't on Spotify either, at least not in mainland Europe. I've been told they're working on getting it up though.

I also emailed Victoria's business partner at the weekend demanding This Groove/Let Your Head Go be added, by popular demand. No response yet. :D

Free Me is on Spotify in the UK.

I can't believe Europe has been robbed of YEARS of streaming 'Crickets Sing for Anamaria'.
 

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Here's what I wrote!

Hi beb,

Hope you're well - I was just emailing to find out if there's any prospect of Victoria's missing music (This Groove/Let Your Head Go) finding its way to Spotify. A group of Spice Girls fans online are pretty keen to make it happen, but I understand that Moody owns the rights so I wondered if you could shed any light on the possibility of this. 17 years have passed, somehow, but we haven't forgotten these 2 brilliant tracks...

Thanks very much,
VB stan 4ever xo
 

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Maybe being on about three times as many as the other three singles from the album combined is quite :disco:
 

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I'm surprised Schizo didn't finish closer to Northern Star. I guess Mel C's 3 strong pop songs really outshone Geri's jingles.
 

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