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Mel C is likely one of the 15 contestants on season 30 of Dancing with the Stars.

Born Melanie Chisholm in Merseyside in 1974, she moved to London after ending college to attend a performing arts school, however didn’t end the course.

Nicknamed “Sporty Spice” throughout her time with the Spice Ladies, she auditioned for the lady group in 1994 alongside Geri Halliwell, Victoria Beckham and Melanie Brown. Fifth member, Emma Bunton was added to the group at a later date.

With the discharge of their debut album, Spice, a 12 months later, they grew to become one of many greatest promoting acts on this planet because the album went primary in 17 completely different nations.

Spice went on to promote over 30 million copies worldwide. Within the UK, all 4 singles launched from the album hit the highest of the charts.

Observe up album Spiceworld was launched in 1997 to related success, promoting one other 20 million copies.

The group additionally starred in Spice World: The Film. Although critically maligned, the movie, which additionally starred Richard E Grant, was a industrial success and the highest-grossing film ever made by a musical group.

She grew to become the topic of tabloid scrutiny over her relationships with fellow musicians together with Robbie Williams, and Purple Sizzling Chili Peppers singer Anthony Kiedis. Kiedis wrote the track “Emit Remmus” about his time with Chisholm.

After Halliwell departed the group in 1998, Chisholm launched into a solo profession, first duetting with Bryan Adams on “When You’re Gone”, which reached No 3 within the UK charts.

Her first solo album, Northern Star, got here out within the autumn of 1999 and have become probably the most profitable Spice Ladies solo undertaking. On the album, Chisholm collaborated with Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes from RnB group, TLC, on the No 1 single “By no means Be the Identical Once more”.

Although Chisholm continued along with her solo profession, none of her later releases matched the influence of her debut album.

Her most up-to-date album, the self-titled Melanie C, was launched final 12 months and reached No 8 within the UK charts, however bought simply 8,000 copies in its first week.

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Chisholm has additionally turned to appearing, and appeared in theatre productions of Blood Brothers and Jesus Christ Celebrity, together with internet hosting and judging on actuality TV reveals together withThe Voice Youngsters UK, Asia’s Bought Expertise and Deliver the Noise.

Chisholm has additionally been open about her psychological well being struggles and experiences with melancholy.

She has one youngster, Scarlett, who was born in 2009.

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