Full Name: Mel C [Melanie Chisholm]
Why Famous: Mel C, born Melanie Chisholm and nicknamed "Sporty Spice" was a member of the phenomenally successful British girls group the Spice Girls. The group song sold over 85 million records worldwide and achieved 9 No. 1 UK singles titles.
Mel C has gone on to have her own solo career, releasing her solo debut album "Northern Star" in 1999.
- 1996-07-08 British girls group the Spice Girls release their debut single "Wannabe" in the UK
- 1996-11-04 British girls group the Spice Girls release their debut album "Spice", goes on to sell 23 million copies
- 1997-12-08 8th Billboard Music Awards: LeAnn Rimes & Spice Girls win
- 1997-12-15 "Spice World" movie directed by Bob Spiers and starring girl group the Spice Girls premieres in the UK
- 1998-01-26 25th American Music Awards: Spice Girls & Babyface win