The group was formed in 1994 and, since then, they have sold over 75 million records with 4 albums and 12 singles, making them the best selling girl group of all time and topping the charts in over fifty-three countries. Their debut album Spice sold more than 30 million copies worldwide, becoming the best-selling album by a female group in history. Their follow up album Spiceworld sold over 20 million copies worldwide.
Released in December 1997, ''Spiceworld: The Movie'' proved to be a hit at the box office, breaking the record for the highest-ever weekend debut for Super Bowl Weekend (25 January 1998) in the US, with box office sales of $10,527,222. The movie took in total $77 million at the box office worldwide, $100 million combining cinema tickets and DVD sales, including $30 million in the US and £11 million in Britain.
On 28 June 2007, the group held a press conference at The O2 in London, formally announcing their intention to reunite. Ticket sales for the first London date of 'The Return of the Spice Girls' World Tour sold out in 38 seconds.
Their last project, 'Viva Forever: The Musical', featured some of the group's biggest hit songs at the West End's Piccadilly Theatre.
In August 2012 the band performed a medley of "Wannabe" and "Spice Up Your Life" at the 2012 Summer Olympics closing ceremony. Their performance received great response from the audience and became the most tweeted moment of the Olympics with over 116,000 tweets on Twitter per minute.
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