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GERI HALLIWELL

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BIOGRAPHICAL DETAILS

Full Name: Geraldine Estelle Halliwell

Description: Vocalist, Actress

Known For: One time member of – “Spice Girls” (Group)

Instruments: Voice

Music Styles: Rock

Location: London, United Kingdom

Date Born: 6th August 1972
Location Born: Watford, United Kingdom

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Web Site:  Official website  Geri Halliwell  at the Internet Movie Database

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BIOGRAPHICAL PROFILE

Geraldine Estelle “Geri” Horner (Halliwell; born 6 August 1972) is an English pop singer-songwriter, clothes designer, author and actress. Halliwell came to international prominence in the 1990s as Ginger Spice a member of the successful girl group the Spice Girls, together they sold over 70 million records worldwide. In 1998 Halliwell left the Spice Girls, however she rejoined the group when the they reunited in 2007. Halliwell has reportedly amassed a $30 million fortune during her last two years in the group.

In 1999, Halliwell launched her solo career and released her debut album Schizophonic which spawned three number ones at the UK Singles Chart; “Mi Chico Latino”, “Lift Me Up”, and “Bag It Up”, while the lead single “Look at Me” peaked at number two. In 2001, Halliwell released her second album Scream If You Wanna Go Faster; the first single, “It’s Raining Men” peaked at number one in the UK and went on to become Halliwell’s biggest hit of her career. She released her third studio album Passion in 2005. Halliwell has been nominated for four Brit Awards (in 2000 and 2002).

After a few years of relative obscurity, in April 2010, Halliwell announced that she had started working on new music. In April 2013, the Nine Network announced that she would become the fourth judge on Australia’s Got Talent. On 12 September 2013, it was announced that Halliwell would return to the music industry in Australia with the release of her first solo single in nearly eight years, “Half of Me”. With 11 number one singles (seven as part of the Spice Girls and four as a solo artist) she is the female singer with the third most number one singles in UK Singles Chart history.

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Halliwell was born at Watford General Hospital, Hertfordshire, to Laurence Francis Halliwell (1922–1993), who was of English and Swedish descent, and his Spanish wife Ana María (née Hidalgo), who is a native of Huesca. Halliwell grew up on a council estate in North Watford. She was educated at Watford Grammar School for Girls and Camden School for Girls.

Before starting her music career, Halliwell had worked as a nightclub dancer in Majorca, a presenter on the Turkish version of Let’s Make a Deal, and as a glamour model. At the age of 19, she appeared in The Sun as a Page 3 girl. Following her rise to fame with the Spice Girls, nude photos of Halliwell were republished in a number of magazines in 1992 and 1996 including Playboy and Penthouse.

In 1994 Halliwell, along with Melanie Chisholm, Melanie Brown, Emma Bunton, and Victoria Beckham responded to an advertisement in The Stage magazine. Around 400 women who answered the ad went to Dance Works studios. Halliwell, Chisholm, Beckham (née Adams), Bunton and Brown were ultimately chosen as the members of the group. The group felt insecure about the lack of a contract and were frustrated by the direction in which Heart Management was steering them. In October 1994, armed with a catalogue of demos and dance routines, the group began touring management agencies. They persuaded Bob Herbert to set up a showcase performance for the group in front of industry writers, producers and A&R men in December 1994 at the Nomis Studios in Shepherd’s Bush where they received an “overwhelmingly positive” reaction. Due to the large interest in the group, the Herberts quickly set about creating a binding contract for the group. Encouraged by the reaction they had received at the Nomis showcase, all five members delayed signing contracts on the legal advice from, amongst others, Adams’ father Anthony Adams. In March 1995, because of the group’s frustration at their management’s unwillingness to listen to their visions and ideas, they parted with Heart Management.

The group began a relationship with Simon Fuller of 19 Entertainment and finally signed with him in March 1995. During the summer of that year the group toured record labels in London and Los Angeles with Fuller and finally signed a deal with Virgin Records in September 1995. From this point on, up to the summer of 1996, the group continued to write and record tracks for their debut album while extensively touring the west coast of the United States, where they had signed a publishing deal with Windswept Pacific. On 7 June 1996, the Spice Girls released their debut single, “Wannabe”, in the United Kingdom. In the weeks leading up to the release, the video for “Wannabe”, got a trial airing on The Box music channel. The song proved to be a global hit, reaching number 1 in 29 countries. and becoming the biggest-selling single by an all-female group of all time. It was followed by nine further number-1 singles from their albums Spice, Spiceworld and Forever. Each member of the group received a nickname from the media. Halliwell was named “Ginger Spice”. Other successful releases followed, including “Say You’ll Be There” and “2 Become 1” from Spice, and “Spice Up Your Life”, “Too Much” and “Stop” from Spiceworld.

On 31 May 1998, Halliwell announced that she had left the Spice Girls due to natural depression and differences between the group.

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Albums include.

1999 Schizophonic
2001 Scream if You Wanna Go Faster
2005 Passion
1999 “Look at Me”
“Mi Chico Latino”
“Lift Me Up”
2000 “Bag It Up”
2001 “It’s Raining Men” Scream If You Wanna Go Faster
“Scream If You Wanna Go Faster”
“Calling”
2004 “Ride It” Passion
2005 “Desire”

Films include.

1993 Let’s Make A Deal
1997 Spice World
2002 PopStars: The Rivals
2003 All American Girl
2003 Sex and the City
2004 Fat Slags

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