Spice Girls - Album 3

Updated: 11/13/00
Spice SpiceWorld Forever
Copies Sold: 23 MillionCopies Sold: 17 MillionCopies Sold: 1 Million (after 1 week)


The third Spice Girls album is one that is highly anticipated by all fans. This page is your best bet for the latest news, developments, and information on the next Spice Girls album.

Yellow Text = Rumors
White Text = Factual Information

Sunday, November 12th, 2000
This is the final post to the Album 3 page :D It's been a long road to the third Spice Girls album(the first post on this page was June 26, 1998!), but we have finally made it. The developments were exciting to follow and the rumors were interesting. In the end we have another Spice Girls album, thank you very much girls!

Sunday, November 12th, 2000
Forever has entered the UK album charts at #2, losing the battle with the boyband Westlife for the #1 album. Forever sold around 85,000 copies in the UK in it's first week, with Westlife selling three times more. Unofficial word has it that Forever has sold about 950,000 copies worldwide thus far, with 300,000 units moving in Canada.

Saturday, November 11th, 2000
The first Spice Girls single "Holler", from their new album Forever, has made it to #1 on the MuchMusic Video Countdown!

Congratulations girls!

Tuesday, November 7th, 2000
As of today, Forever is available for purchase in North America, making it now available in stores in most of the world. GO GET THAT ALBUM!!

Tuesday, November 7th, 2000
More Forever reviews:

Monday, November 6th, 2000
The day has finally arrived. Today is November 6th, the year 2000. The Spice Girls' first album in three years - FOREVER - is officially available world-wide for purchase at all retail outlets(except North America). GO GET THAT ALBUM!!!

Sunday, November 5th, 2000
A barrage of Forever reviews have come out this weekend before the album's release. Here are links to some:

Saturday, November 4th, 2000
Many thanks to Claudio & Giorgio from Italy for sending in complete scans of the entire Forever album including insert! The CD is allegedly already available for purchase there as well as in a few other countries in Europe and South America. Here are the scans: Also Schnickers has some scans from the album which focus more on the individual girls' pictures on his site if you are interested in higher res of the girls by themselves.

Thursday, November 2nd, 2000
Looks like MTV(US) will finally be premiering the "Holler" video on TRL! On the official US Virgin Records site it says:

On Monday, November 13th, the SPICE GIRLS 'Holler' video will air on MTV's Total Request Live, which will kick off a very big promo week for MTV, called "Spankin' New Week."

Thursday, November 2nd, 2000
Here is a really small picture of the back cover of Forever that SpiceBeats sent in.

Thursday, November 2nd, 2000
dotmusic has a short track-by-track review of Forever online.

Thursday, November 2nd, 2000
Many people have written in about the commercial that is running on MTV. There is indeed a commercial for the new Spice Girls album, Forever, running on MTV(US). The commercial shows clips of "Holler" and "Let Love Lead The Way" and says the album will be available on November 7th at K-Mart.

Thursday, November 2nd, 2000
The American version of the Spice Girls new CD, Forever, which will be released on November 7th, is as previously reported going to be enhanced. It has been now revealed that the enhanced part will feature both videos "Holler" and "Let Love Lead The Way" in high quality RealVideo. RealNetworks Inc. says:

"The Spice Girls, with their great sound, good looks and worldwide reach, are a natural fit for the global consumers of RealPlayer, and we knew that our technology could help the Spice Girls give a special gift to their fans. This is a win-win for both of our companies, and for anyone who loves the Spice Girls."

This enhanced CD version will be available on November 7th in the United States, Canada, Brazil, Columbia, Mexico, and Venezuela.

Tuesday, October 31st, 2000
This 24x36 poster has been sent to stores around the US along with this week's Virgin releases.

Tuesday, October 31st, 2000
MTV's website is running this story about the new Spice Girls album, which is linked off the main page of the site! My guess is that MTV(US) is testing the waters with this one to see if there is any interest. If you have a chance, give some positive feedback in the "You Tell Us" section at the bottom of the story.

Monday, October 30th, 2000
Apparently Virgin Records is denying that they released Forever online and also that is available on Napster according to this article at Q Online. Maybe they got the quote wrong from the spokeswoman, and she meant that they did not accidentally upload the files... Because denying that the album is out would be just ridiculous.

Sunday, October 29th, 2000
"Holler" has entered the Australian Singles Chart at #2. It was beat out by Spiller's "Groovejet" - yep, that song AGAIN!

Sunday, October 29th, 2000
"Holler/Let Love Lead The Way" has entered the UK Singles Chart at #1!!! This is the Spice Girls' 9th #1 single and first in two years! Around 150,000 copies of the single were sold this first week. Here are reactions of both Victoria and Emma from different radio stations in MP3 format:

Sunday, October 29th, 2000
Forever CD-Rip Released!
MP3 Group EGO has released the first real cd-rip of Forever! Here's the NFO, SFV, and PROOF JPEG that EGO provides in their release: If you don't know what this is all about, just look at the last link for a new pic of the cd in the case. If you know what I'm talking about, then you know where to get it.

Friday, October 27th, 2000
Forever will be available for purchase in stores in Japan on November 1st.

Friday, October 27th, 2000
Napster has been swamped all week since the MP3 conversions of Forever(Story) have made their way onto it. Some news agencies have been reporting that the album is out as well, adding even more Napster traffic.

Thanks everyone for sending in news of this interesting story on BBC about Forever's online release, where I am quoted! ;P

Thursday, October 26th, 2000
If you purchase Forever when it is available in stores on November 6th at Woolworths(UK) or WH Smith(UK), you get a free Spice Girls calendar with it!

Wednesday, October 25th, 2000
The master of lyrics, MikeMGMVE of Girls On Film, has already transcribed the whole Forever album which was released this past Monday(Story) on the Internet. Here is the link to the lyrics.

Wednesday, October 25th, 2000
Here is a scan of the US Holler Trade ad, running in industry trade magazines only.

Tuesday, October 24th, 2000
Well the final track has been found! First here's the links to the streaming files on the RealMedia Virgin space:

    Spice Girls - Forever (Streaming RealMedia from Virgin)
  1. Holler
  2. Tell Me Why
  3. Let Love Lead The Way
  4. Right Back At Ya
  5. Get Down With Me
  6. Wasting My Time
  7. Weekend Love
  8. Time Goes By
  9. If U Wanna Have Some Fun
  10. Oxygen
  11. Goodbye
I also MP3'd the other songs most people have already heard, just to complete this Web-version of the album, so people can have all the tracks in this same quality. This is also fixed for Netscape users who couldn't download them before! Here you go, 24hrs due to leeches/space needed for other stuff!:
    Spice Girls - Forever (MP3 Converted Downloads)
  1. Holler
  2. Tell Me Why
  3. Let Love Lead The Way
  4. Right Back At Ya
  5. Get Down With Me
  6. Wasting My Time
  7. Weekend Love
  8. Time Goes By
  9. If U Wanna Have Some Fun
  10. Oxygen
  11. Goodbye
By the way, someone finally found the page that finding these files was based on. It's at the bottom of this Music Showcase on Real.com

Tuesday, October 24th, 2000
"Get Down With Me"(it's not called "Groove With Me" as previously thought) has been found on Virgin's RealAudio site! The below post has been updated! Only one more track to go! - Soon as anyone finds "If You Wanna Have Some Fun" on that site, please email me the link!

Monday, October 23rd, 2000
Holy Sh*t!! THIS IS HUGE!! Looks like Virgin Records uploaded the new album in pretty good RealAudio format to a streaming account of theirs on the realaudio network! This might have something to do with a "song a day" until the album's release that they started promoting today. Somebody sent in a list of links to all of the tracks except for "If You Wanna Have Some Fun". I am unable to locate the proper site that provides these RealAudios if one even exists, so I quickly made up a simple web page with all the links to the songs. You can stream the realaudio Virgin uploaded from this page!

I have also captured the audio from the streaming realmedia and created MP3 files of the songs!! I only did the ones that have not previously been heard yet. Here they are!:

    Spice Girls - Forever
  1. Holler
  2. Tell Me Why
  3. Let Love Lead The Way
  4. Right Back At Ya
  5. Get Down With Me
  6. Wasting My Time
  7. Weekend Love
  8. Time Goes By
  9. If You Wanna Have Some Fun
  10. Oxygen
  11. Goodbye
Note that these are not direct CD-Rips. They sound really good but they are not cd-rips, just MP3 versions of what Virgin uploaded. Even Virgin's RealAudios aren't quite up to CD Quality, they are encoded at only 64Kbps. These MP3s should technically be worse quality than the RealAudios since they are re-compressed from that, but you probably won't be able to tell a difference, I can't! And most people prefer MP3. These MP3s will also only be on this site for about 24hrs, since people and music search engines quickly find and link directly to the files and leech bandwidth, so get em quick, and spread them! If anyone can get "If You Wanna Have Some Fun" off that server, please email me! Anyway, thats enough tech babble.. Enjoy! And remember where you got them first!

Monday, October 23rd, 2000
The Spice Girls' first single in two years - Holler / Let Love Lead The Way - is officially released as of today in the UK!! It is available for purchase right now in most of Europe, Asia, and Australia! Go get it.... like f'in NOW!!

Saturday, October 21st, 2000
Spice Girls' video for "Holler" was #1 on US video show Friday Night!

Saturday, October 21st, 2000
The cover originally posted on the Brazilian Virgin Records website(Story) looks like its the actual album cover. Victoria showed this cd cover when she was on Live with Regis on Thursday. She also said earlier that there are 11 tracks on the album so the track listing(Story) is also official.

Wednesday, October 18th, 2000
"Holler" has already entered the New Zealand Charts at #47 before it has even been released! It's impact on the charts is due entirely to radio play. Radio play is compiled with sales figures to create the chart rankings, just as the US Singles Charts.

Tuesday, October 17th, 2000
It appears that Spice Girls will be starting some promotion on the US East Coast this week. They are supposedly scheduled to appear on New York radio station Z100 this Thursday at 5.30pm. A DJ from Toronto station Kiss92 is also going to NY to interview the girls this Wednesday, and the interview will be played back later in the week on the morning show. You can send spice questions to the Kiss92 DJ that is going to interview them at billieholiday@kiss92.fm

Tuesday, October 17th, 2000
NBC's show Friday Night(US) which is on every friday night at 1.30am(technically Saturday morning) now has Spice Girls' "Holler" video as a vote option for it's top videos. The video came in at #2 last week. Go and vote on the site this Friday and see if we can get Spice Girls to #1 on the show!

Tuesday, October 10th, 2000
"Holler" is the #4 most requested song on Music Channel The Box(US)! The top 5 requested videos are:

  1. Limp Bizkit - Rollin'
  2. R. Kelly - I Wish
  3. Ja Rule f/Christina Milian - Between Me And You
  4. Spice Girls - Holler
  5. Ludacris - What's Your Fantasy
Tuesday, October 10th, 2000
These are supposedly the songwriting credits for each track of Forever:
  1. "Holler" - Darkchild/Spice Girls
  2. "Tell Me Why" - Darkchild/Spice Girls
  3. "Let Love Lead The Way" - Darkchild/Spice Girls
  4. "Right Back At Ya" - Kennedy/Spice Girls
  5. "Groove With Me" - Darkchild/Spice Girls
  6. "Wasting My Time" - Darkchild/Spice Girls
  7. "Weekend Love" - Darkchild/Spice Girls
  8. "Time Goes By" - Darkchild/Spice Girls
  9. "If You Wanna Have Some Fun" - Jam/Lewis/Flyte Time/Spice Girls
  10. "Oxygen" - Jam/Lewis/Flyte Time/Spice Girls
  11. "Goodbye" - Spice Girls/Standard/Rowe
Sunday, October 8th, 2000
BBC Radio 1 has put up their interview with Spice Girls which took place today! In the interview the girls talk about the new album, Mel B bashes the MOBO Awards and admits she has a bit of flu, Mel C's MTV EMA Award Nominations(Story), and Victoria talks about the new Andrew Morton book(Story). You can get the interview from the Radio 1 site, or here is a local copy of it in MP3:
Saturday, October 7th, 2000
Char of Spice Viva Forever has made an MP3 from the audio track of the video released yesterday(Story). You can get it at her site or here is a local copy:
Friday, October 6th, 2000
"Let Love Lead The Way" and the making of LLLTW videos are up on the official site as promised, in half decent quicktime as well(of course it couldn't have been mpeg). Of course the girls are representing elements again. This time Mel B is wind, Victoria(vicki short-hair) is fire, Emma is earth, and Mel C is water. Here are local copies of both files:
Thursday, October 5th, 2000
Spice Girls' video for "Let Love Lead The Way", part of their double-a-side first single from their upcoming album Forever, has premiered tonight in Singapore on MTV TSC 5.

A reminder that Spice Girls said(Story) the video will be up tomorrow on their official site, so you might want to check that in a few hours, and of course TV vidcaps can be expected to start showing up not too far in the future.

Wednesday, October 4th, 2000
At the store at getmusic.com, they have the upcoming Spice Girls album, Forver available for pre-order. Whats news is that they have a track listing there for the album, which looks like this:

  1. Holler
  2. Tell Me Why
  3. Let Love Lead The Way
  4. Right Back At Ya
  5. Groove With Me
  6. Wasting My Time
  7. Weekend Love
  8. Time Goes By
  9. If You Wanna Have Some Fun
  10. Oxygen
  11. Goodbye
I don't know how accurate this is. This could be it though.

Monday, October 2nd, 2000
Forever will be an Enhanced CD! No more info as to exactly what sort of multimedia goodies will be on it yet. It can also now be pre-ordered at CDNOW.

Sunday, October 1st, 2000
There's a poll on VirtueTV asking what you think the new Spice Girls album will be like. Currently "Incredibly Awful" is in the lead with 47%... ahem.

Sunday, September 24th, 2000
The new issue of Insider Spice(the fanclub newsletter) has an interview with the girls about their upcoming album Forever. Here is a local transcript of the interview. This interview reveals that "Goodbye" WILL be on the new album, as well as the title of a new track, "Weekend Love", and corrects the title of another song on the album to "Tell Me Why" instead of "Why" as we previously thought.

Saturday, September 16th, 2000
Looks like Brazil gets another exclusive. Virgin Records Brazil has posted on their official website the alleged album cover for Forever, the new Spice Girls album. Here is a picture of it. I mean I guess it's the same for all International versions, but I don't know... something just doesn't seem right about it, at least to me..

Wednesday, September 13th, 2000
An Irish Boy Band called Westlife has declared war on the Spice Girls by planning the release of their new album the same day as the girls' third album Forever(Nov 6th). Being popular in the UK, their intentions are clear: to dethrone the Spice Girls by beating them to the #1 spot in the album charts. Westlife have vowed to move their album release date if Spice Girls change theirs. Westlife member Kian Egan said: "We're really going for it with this album. Pop bands don't come much bigger than the Spice Girls so we're going to take them on to see who's really Number One."

Tuesday, September 12th, 2000
A new song title off the Spice Girls' third album, Forever, has been revealed. It's a song called "Why". At MuchMusic headquarters in Canada yesterday, a handfull of reporters got to hear three tracks off the album: Holler, Let Love Lead The Way, and Why. Why is a ballad and features a rare lead vocal turn from Victoria!

Monday, September 11th, 2000
If you, like me, are quickly over the idea of being forced to watch streaming video, then you'll be happy that Char over at her new Spice Site - Spice Viva Forever - has a 150kbps RealVideo version encoded from a UK television premiere to download. It's still only realvideo quality, but it's certainly better than having to watch the streaming version each time. Here is a local copy:

Spice Girls - Holler.rm

Monday, September 11th, 2000
As promised, the official Spice Girls website has been updated with all sorts of "Holler" media! They have the full song up there(40kbps RealAudio), the full video(28, 56, and 128k RealVideo streams), and they even have a making of video up there!(28, 56, and 128k RealVideo streams). The making of video is different from the Brazilian one(Story). This one is a lot better, it's awesome! Check it all out at the official site, or below are direct links to the streaming video files. I haven't been able to rip these videos off the streaming servers unfortunately. Look for the possibility of a higher quality Holler video on SpiceNews soon since MuchMusic among other stations are premiering the video tomorrow, and rips are possible.

The site also has a message from the girls intertwined between all the media links:

Hi everyone!!!!!! Holler is our first Spice single for nearly 2 years! (Can you believe it?! - Well I guess we have all been quite busy!) It's a double A-Side with 'Let Love Lead the Way' (we love both just as much as each other and couldn't decide which to release - so we released them together!!) It's out on October 23rd but get this, you can hear it HERE, NOW!!!!!!! So what are you reading this for, press play and see what you think?! We hope you have as much fun with it as we did making it!

But what's this....we've got the new VIDEO as well. Oh yes - we're back alright!!

But that's not all 'cos when we were making the Holler video we had the crew from the C3 website following us around with their cameras. We reckon they've got just about everything that went on behind the scenes Do you want to see it?!

You won't be able to get the single anywhere else on the net so you know where to come in future, dontcha! We've got so much going on over the forthcoming months and you can get it all here, on OUR site.

Thanks for staying with us. We love you all.
Love, peace and Girlpower.
Melanie C, Melanie B, Victoria, Emma.

Monday, September 11th, 2000
It never takes our girls very long <g> Already they are #1 in Brazil with "Holler" hitting the top spot in the Jovem Pan radio chart show.

Sunday, September 10th, 2000
Here is a "Holler" MP3 cd rip! My guess is it's a rip from inside one of the Brazil stations, or it could just be an advance rip from anywhere within Virgin or any stations that were sent the promo(most likely). Anyway, it's dope, cd-rip, cd-version, 192kbps MP3, here is a local copy, get it while it lasts, I don't know how long I'll keep it up:

Spice Girls - Holler.mp3

Sunday, September 10th, 2000
From the official mailing list:

hi everyone!!

Whatever you're doing next Monday (Sept 11th), make sure you get yourselves to a PC cos that's where you'll find our brand new single 'Holler' on our website! You'll also be able to see our new video, plus a totally exclusive behind-the-scenes film of what life's been like for us in the run-up to the third Spice album!

So check it out before you go to school or work! It will be online from 8.10am UK time (synchronise watches--very precise aren't we??) at


If you're outside the UK, that's 7.10 am GMT, which is 3.10 am in New York (yawn), 3.10 pm in Malaysia, and 6.10 pm in Sydney.

Don't worry if you can't get online that fast, cos you'll be able to check it all out anytime between Monday and 23 October-- the release date!

So when will you get the other new tune from the single, 'Let Love Lead The Way'? Well 6 October is the hot date-so stick it in your diary now...plus there's billions of other things happening.

If you're in the UK, you'll be able to catch up with more behind-the-scenes Spicy shenanigans on SMTV/CD:UK on 23 September as well as on the Lottery where we'll be singing and chatting (our first live telly show together for ages--so watch out, we'll be largin it to the max!). Not only that but it's Spice Girls Day at MTV on 13 Oct (and again on 23 Oct), then, if you haven't already had enough of our mugs, we'll also be singing Let Love Lead The Way on SMTV/CD:UK on 21 Oct !

After such a long break, it's wonderful to be working as one group all over again. And we're really, really excited about the album! We reckon the tracks represent our best performances--and we mean e-v-e-r so we hope it's just as good for you--cos you've been with us all the way!

As a big thank you, we'll be heaping loads more exlcusive stuff onto our website in the next few weeks--so stand by for another Spice Alert very soon.

In the meantime, don't miss next Monday to check out the single---and a huge 'hi!' and hug to all of you from all of us...but especially Victoria who wants to say a massive thanks to everyone who's sent messages while she's been ill. She's feeling a trillion per cent better after taking a rest so please don't worry--you can't get rid of her that easily!!

loads of love, peace and Girl Power

melanie b, melanie c, victoria and emma

x x x x

Sunday, September 10th, 2000
Here are some screen shots from the "Holler" Video, captured from the Making Of(see below) to hold us over until tomorrow's video!

Sunday, September 10th, 2000
So bi_chu wrote in and told me that the file can indeed be downloaded(Story) as it's available on their http server as well as their pnm server(weird) as i didn't notice myself. Even odder is the fact that the video only does play at 1.5fps, even though the stats of the video say it was encoded at 15. So it's actually a small file size, framey file. Never-the-less it gives you some behind the scenes insight and Holler Video footage:

Spice Girls - Making Of Holler.rm

Thursday, September 7th, 2000
The Brazilian Virgin Music site has a video that is behind the scenes in the making of the video for "Holler", the new Spice Girls video! It's encoded at 15 frames per second but I only get like 1.5 when watching it and unfortunately it's in streaming RealVideo on a greedy pnm server that I haven't been able to get around and be able to actually download :( Here's a direct link to the video. Good luck in your viewing frame rates...

Thursday, September 7th, 2000
It seems that most radio stations around the world have been given permission to start playing "Holler" on September 11th. The video will also debut on MuchMusic(CAN) on September 12th at noon!

Thursday, September 7th, 2000
Somebody did a half assed radio rip of the new Spice Girls song "Holler" from Brazil radio station Jovem Pan, the only station on the planet that is playing it(Infact you can hear the "Jovem Pan" station tag over the song once in a while). The radio rip is 3 parts of the song clipped together instead of the whole thing :| 100% has what seems to be the most original file in wav format. I've taken it, amplified it, balanced volume levels, reduced hiss(it was quiet, and had A LOT of hiss), basically tried my best to clean it up, mp3'd it, and I think it sounds significantly better then the original file. Here it is:

Spice Girls - Holler (Jovem Pam Fragmented Radio Rip, SN-fixed).mp3 [2.33]

About Linking SpiceNews Files

Wednesday, September 6th, 2000
Sporty Spice Melanie C talked about the new upcoming Spice Girls album Forever and possible touring:

"The new album is nearly finished, so the first thing we need to do is get out there and see what the reaction is like. We should be touring by next summer at the very latest."

When asked if a future tour would be kicked off in Ireland like the previous she said:

"It would be great to do that again, we all love Ireland. There's a real possibility we could do it again. We love doing our own thing, but I wouldn't swop my place in the group for the world. I love being in The Spice Girls."

Friday, September 1st, 2000
Just recieved an email from a SpiceNews reader in Brazil, he's stating that his local radio station is playing "Holler", and after first posting this I have gotten a few more emails confirming this.

Friday, August 25th, 2000
Well the 25th is here and as promised the offical Spice Girls Website has announced the name of the third album. The third Spice Girls album will be entitled:


Friday, August 18th, 2000
The official Spice Girls homepage is giving away 10 signed copies of the upcoming Spice Girls album in a contest in which you must guess the name of the third album from a list of three possibilities. The actual album name will be announced on August 25th. So the new album is one of the following three for sure:

  • Spice 2000
  • Forever
  • Third Time Around
Sunday, August 13th, 2000
Melanie B says of the upcoming Spice Girls album:

"It's a bit more grown up and mature and a hell of a lot stronger, vocally and lyrically. We've worked with Rodney Jerkins quite a lot who's done some great stuff with Destiny's Child. He gives the album an R&B flavor but the four of us give it that pop element."

Wednesday, August 9th, 2000
Victoria spoke to dotmusic yesterday about the third Spice Girls album and about her upcoming webchat(Story). She said about the album:

"I wouldn't say it was the hardest album we have done so far because my own album is probably the hardest. We've taken our time with it. The reason its taken so long is that we've all wanted to do our own thing as well. It's a really great album and we're very proud of it. It's a bit more of a mature sound but that's natural as two of us have had babies and we've all grown up a lot. My personal favorite is a song called 'If You Want To Have Some Fun'. It's quite swingbeat, very summery and it's very 'up there'. But it still has that Spice Girls feel to it."

Tuesday, August 8th, 2000
The official Spice Girls homepage has posted news confirming that the third album(title still to be announced) will be released on November 6th, and the first single on October 23rd. From the official site:

The new Spice Girls album will be released on November 6th.

The Spice Girls have been writing and recording over the course of the last 14 months. The third record, currently untitled was recorded at several locations including studios in London, Los Angeles and Miami. The Girls have been writing and working with such well known producers as Rodney Jerkins, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis. The first single will be released on October 23rd. However, some lucky fans did get to hear early versions of a few tracks when the Girls performed their sold out shows at Earl's court way back in December.

"We are stronger after being apart for a while and we're very happy to have been back together in the studio," Melanie C said of their forthcoming release. "This strength will show on this new album, which I think is our best yet."

Thursday, August 3rd, 2000
Spice Millennium has gotten a hold of and posted some pictures from the Spice Girls third album photo shoot! This photo shoot was allegedly for the album cover, general art, and promo. Here are local copies of the pics:

Thursday, August 3rd, 2000
Multiple news sources, reports, and stores are putting the Spice Girls' third album release date at November 6th(UK).

MTV(US) has reported today that the third still untitled Spice Girls album will be released in the United States on November 7th.

Thursday, August 3rd, 2000
In video for the Spice Girls' first single "Let Love Lead The Way/Holler Holler" from their upcoming album which was shot recently, the girls each represent a different element. One is fire, one is water, one is earth, and one is wind. Mel C told BBC Radio 1:

"We liked the theme 'coz we're all so different, and we all come together and make the Spice Girls and the elements come together to make the earth."

Sunday, July 30th, 2000
Melanie C was on morning show T4(UK) this morning and said that the new Spice Girls single will be a double A-Side of "Let Love Lead The Way" and "Holler Holler". She said that the video for "Let Love Lead The Way" was filmed last week and the video for "Holler Holler" will be filmed soon. She also mentioned that the single will be released between September and November. Melanie gave the same news last night on BBC Radio 1.

Saturday, July 15th, 2000
Melanie C says that Spice Girls actually still have two more weeks of studio work on the third album before it's ready to release. She also said that it will be released in November and that the first single HAS NOT been chosen yet, no video has been shot, and it's still up for discussion which one will be the first single. A seperate rumoristic news report states that Spice Girls will release a single on December 18th, and will have to battle a Westlife single for the Christmas #1 spot. Finally, mtv.com(US) has posted a story about the possible return of Spice Girls before year's end. MTV(US) also has a poll up gathering information on whether there is interest in the new Spice album. Go there and vote NOW as it could influence the amount of coverage and exposure MTV gives the new Spice album.

Tuesday, July 4th, 2000
Emma commented on the track "Woman" on the upcoming Spice Girls album. Emma said:

"Woman is really different to most of the things that we've done. I think that naturally we're all growing musically and individually as well."

Sunday, July 2nd, 2000
There is a track on the upcoming third Spice Girls album which is seven minutes long and titled simply "Bye" in which the girls reminisce about all the memories they have of being in the Spice Girls. It looks like it's supposed to be a goodbye, this is the end of Spice Girls message. The ONLY reason this is being posted is because it somehow made it to a national British newspaper, I wouldn't believe it.

Friday, June 16th, 2000
The Spice Girls video for "Let Love Lead The Way", the first single off their third album will premiere on CD:UK(UK) on July 22nd!

Tuesday, May 30th, 2000
In a small interview after her performance on this past Saturday's TOTP, Melanie C revealed that the new Spice Girls video has been shot!:

"I was nervous before going on stage, but there was so much love from the crowd when I went on that I had a brilliant time. There is so much energy that you just lose yourself. Life for me is fantastic right now, everyone's doing their solo projects at the moment. We've also just finished the third Spice Girls album and shot the next video. The album should be out in maybe October or November."

Tuesday, May 23rd, 2000
Rodney Jerkins, one of the main producers on the Spice Girls' third album, was recently interviewed by Black Beat Magazine(US), and there were some bits about Spice Girls:

Magazine: What in the world are you doing with the Spice Girls?!!

Rodney: Aww man, it came out phenomenal! I originally did three songs, and then they wanted me to do more songs. Believe it or not, I think people are gonna be shocked at how good they sound.

Magazine: You got them singin'?

Rodney: Yeah, they sound good. I mean, they sound like the Spice Girls, you know it's them. With the songs that I did, I wanted to give a mixture. I wanted to do one that was strictly Darkchild and make you dance. So I did something like that. Then I wanted to do something on their tip, something pop and uptempo. Something that I haven't done, that can take me to another level, that can make Backstreet Boys and N'Sync call.

Tuesday, May 16th, 2000
In an Australian radio interview yesterday, Mel C said:

"We've just finished writing and recording the album in Miami and it's just all that needs to be done now is for it to be mixed. We'll have a single out towards the end of the summer, and the album will be out in the autumn."

Saturday, May 13th, 2000
Sporty Spice Melanie C in a recent interview talked about the third Spice Girls album and said:

"We have got some mums in the band but it's not a mature album, it's still cheeky and fun, and very danceable to when you're drunk."

Thursday, May 11th, 2000
Heat magazine has conducted an interview with Sporty Spice Melanie C. In the interview Mel reveals some new information about the third Spice Girls album. The first single off the album will be a ballad entitled "Let Love Lead The Way" and will be released in August, with the full album coming in September. Melanie said about "Let Love Lead The Way":

"It's just about love conquering all, really. Highs and lows, happy times and sad times - it's about life."

Mel also assured fans of the quality of the third album:

"People keep expecting rubbish from the Spice Girls, but the Spice Girls are never gonna give rubbish."

Mel also said that the third album which is still untitled will be more r&b based the the previous two and is currently in the mixing stages.

Tuesday, April 18th, 2000
A demo of the Spice Girls' third album is missing! Posh Spice Victoria Beckham was taking the demo tape home with her from a recording session in Miami. She put it in one of her three baggages. When she got off the plane at Heathrow airport in London, the bags were missing. British Airways are to this moment still unable to find the luggage but are scrambling to find it. The tape was in one of the pieces of luggage. Spice Girls are worried that the tape might fall into the hands of bootleggers, and end up on the Internet.

Friday, April 7th, 2000
The official Spice Girls homepage has news that the Spice Girls third album is now due for release at the end of the year. The site says:

This month the girls are heading back to the US to re-unite with supremo producer, Rodney Jerkins. They will be recording three tracks which will put the final touches to the third Spice album due for release at the end of this year.

Tuesday, March 26th, 2000
Someone has finally decided to encode and post the 1999 Kare 11 News feature about Spice Girls working with Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis on their new album! This is the news segment where the clips of "Oxygen" and "If You Wanna Have Some Fun" were pulled from, except now we have video to go along with it! Yes, it's video of Spice Girls recording two of their songs for their upcoming album! This video can be downloaded from this site.

Thanks Mike.

Thursday, March 23rd, 2000
There is an interview with Melanie C in this week's TV Hits Magazine(UK). Here is a snippet from the interview about the third Spice Girls album:

TV Hits: How's the Spice album coming on?

Melanie C: We're all really excited about it, but we're in no hurry to rush it out because we're all still working on our solo stuff. Mel B's still finishing her album, and I want to tour my album properly before we release the Spice Girls third album.

Monday, March 13th, 2000
Sporty Spice Melanie C was interviewed on the show T4(UK) yesterday and she said that the third Spice Girls album is nearly complete. She confirmed that Spice Girls will be going to America in April to finish the album.

Thursday, March 9th, 2000
In the new VirtueTV interview with Melanie C, Mel says that Spice Girls doing anything major together is still off in the future a bit as she wants to do all she can with her solo album, and then give the same dedication to the third Spice Girls release!

Sunday, March 4th, 2000
BBC Radio 1 has said that the first Spice Girls single from their forthcoming third album will be "Holler".

Friday, February 4th, 2000
Spice Girls have cancelled plans to put on a show at this years' Olypics in Sydney, Australia due to time constraints as they are trying to finish work on the third album.

Sunday, January 23rd, 2000
In an interview with TV Week Magazine(UK), the Spice Girls talk about the third album:

TV Week: Are the new songs you're singing on this UK tour typical of what's on the new album?

Mel G: No, all of the songs on the album are really different.

Emma: One of them, "Woman", is different to most of the things that we've done in the past. I think that naturally we're all growing, musically and individually. We've got a couple more songs to do, and then the album is ready.

TV Week: Emma, isn't there something about a G-string in the lyrics to Woman?

Emma: Yeah, I really like shouting that bit!

Mel G: When we wrote that song, she really wanted to sing that bit.

TV Week: When do you plan on releasing the album?

Mel G: It will be released in July, 2000. (Pauses) I don't know actually - that date just came out of nowhere!

Emma: The middle of the year. Because of the way we work, we want everything to be right. We want the album to be the way we really want it to be. If it's not right, then it will have to wait.

TV Week: All your fans in the UK are getting the chance to see you play live. Are you planning on touring the world at the same time the album is released?

Emma: Once it's out, we can play the tour. Were hoping that we will do it at the end of 2000, but if that's not possible it will be at the beginning of next year.

Mel G: We missed out on a lot of places the last time we toured, so we'd want to go everywhere we haven't been. We'd like to start in England, and then go around the world and come back.

Saturday, January 22nd, 2000
In an update on the Official Spice Girls Homepage Melanie C makes mention of the new album:

"...Then of course there is the next Spice album which we have nearly finished. We may well tour later in the year when we release it."

Thursday, January 20th, 2000
Spice Connection has posted a wav file clip of a really bad quality development version of "If You Wanna Have Some Fun". It has Jimmy Jam filling in some bits of the song(Probably before the Spices put that part in). It's from a local US news station that aired the clip and some others that were already posted a few months back. Here is a local copy of the wav file.

Sunday, January 16th, 2000
The third Spice Girls album has been pushed back again until November of this year because the girls want to add 10 more tracks to the album. The first single would be released in September or October.

Friday, January 14th, 2000
Apparently the third Spice Girls album is not in the post production stage that we might have thought it was. Producer Rodney Jerkins was interviewed by LAUNCH recently and this is what he had to say about the the third album:

"I'm doing nine songs on the album, executive producing the album. I'm due to work back with them at the end of this month, so hopefully it will come out and we'll win Grammy's next year for that one. I want to do a rock song with them. You know, when I think of the Spice Girls, I think of them as entertainers and performers, so I'm going to try to make songs that I know they can perform to and do live and see people go crazy to, and all that kind of stuff. I'm trying to mix it up. Basically, I'm giving them a new sound, but at the same time I'm attempting to do something different myself, which is do what they do but add my flavor to it. It's like a mixture of what I do and what they do, and bringin' it home, you know?"

Tuesday, December 14th, 1999
Spice Girls recently made comments about the third album. Basically that it will be finished in the first few weeks of 2000 and Emma says they want to do a fourth album as well! Here is what the girls said in an interview with British tabloid The Sun:

Mel G: "We're going to finish our third album in the first few weeks of the new year, fingers crossed. When we tour next year we want to go to places we missed out on our last tour. I'd love to go to Japan and Australia."

Emma: "I know we're still finishing our third album but we want to do another one. We love doing our solo stuff but we want to carry on releasing material as the Spice Girls as well."

Mel C: "It's going to be different from the other two. There are a lot more tracks from different styles. We've got dance stuff, R&B and ballads - a real mixture which we hope the fans will like. The Spice Girls have moved on and so has our sound. We've worked with a lot of top producers such as Rodney Jerkins, who has worked with Whitney Houston. We played some of our new material at the concerts in Manchester and were really nervous about how the fans would react to it. But it went down a storm and it was such a huge relief. We just can't wait to tour and play our new songs."

Thursday, December 9th, 1999
In a recent Spice Girls interview with British tabloid The Sun, Melanie G said:

"People keep saying we're finished. Well, I've got news for them. We've got our third album out next year and we're gonna play again for our fans. We're entering phase three of the Spice Girls. The first one was Spice, the second SpiceWorld, now it's going to be Spice 2000."

Is Melanie saying that the name of the third album will be Spice 2000?

Sunday, December 5th, 1999
Three new Spice Girls songs were previewed at yesterday's Spice Girls concert(the first of their December tour). These songs will be on the third Spice Girls album. They are entitled "Coming Right Back Atcha", "Woman", and "Holler".

Wednesday, December 1st, 1999
Somehow some local station "Kare 11" has obtained at least a clip of one of the Spice Girls' third album songs! The song is "Oxygen", which Jimmy Jam recently spoke about(Story).

Here is the clip!(.wav) Enjoy!

Monday, November 29th, 1999
Jimmy Jam, one of the producers who worked on the third Spice Girls album, has spoken about the upcoming still untitled album. Jam says that the Spice Girls have grown up and this album will prove it. But the change won't be so drastic that you won't recognize them. Jam's comments also give us the first two names of tracks off the album: "Oxygen" and "If You Want to Have Some Fun". Jimmy Jam said about the new material:

"You know it's the Spice Girls. My wife probably had the best thing for it. She said when you listen to it, it doesn't sound like cheerleader music. It's fun because the Spice Girls are fun, and it's pop music and danceable, but there's an air of sophistication to it, of maturity, as mature as you can be at 22, 23 and I think it's a good blend. They're just better at what they do. They're better singers. And they're much more together now that there's four of them. 'Oxygen' finds the girls using oxygen as a metaphor for love and life. Each of the girls tells their opinion of what love is, relating it to basically breathing. 'If You Want to Have Some Fun' is more of a straight-up party record."

Friday, November 19th, 1999
Baby Spice Emma Bunton has confirmed in a recent Q&A that the Spice Girls will preview new material at their December concerts.

Saturday, November 13th, 1999
Emma Bunton made this comment about the next Spice Girls single and album in her recent TOTP online chat:

"The album will be out in the middle of next year. We still have to choose a single. It's the same direction, but working with American producers our vocals have improved 100 percent."

Friday, November 5th, 1999
In a press conference today, the Spice Girls said that they are very excited about their third album. They said to expect a single to be released from it in March, with the full album following soon after.

Tuesday, October 26, 1999
Rodney Jerkins who produced three songs with the Spice Girls that will appear on their next album commented about his work with them and their third album which he says should show up in the second quarter of next year. Here is what Rodney said:

"I did three songs with them, and everybody I've been playing them for can't believe it's the Spice Girls. I like to create for the artist on the spot. I knew I had to do the Spice Girls 10 months beforehand, but I didn't write one single lyric or do one track until I got to London. We started working on the songs the day I met them, because I wanted to get a vibe from them. We did the three songs in five days."

Friday, October 22, 1999
In a recent interview Melanie C did with the Herald Sun, Melanie says that she will be heading back into the studio soon after her world tour to finish up the third Spice Girls album. From this we know that the album has not been finished yet(duh) :)

Thursday, October 7, 1999
Melanie C was asked about the third Spice Girls album just before she left Toronto. She said that there most likely will not be a single out before the end of this year due to the girls' individual busy schedules. Mel also said that the recording has been happening in two week bunches, and is not finished yet. She also revealed that they are working again with producer Elliot Kennedy, who worked on the first Spice Girls album, along with the rest of their all star production team.

Tuesday, August 31, 1999
Emma Bunton was on GMTV this morning for an interview. During this interview she revealed that the Spice Girls had just finished recording a song for their album entitled "Woman", which is about how they have all grown up to be women. She also said that they are wrapping up recording in general at this point.

Thursday, August 19, 1999
The Spice Girls have moved to a Sheffield recording studio to continue their work on their third album. This move is to accomodate Melanie C as she gave her 900 person solo performance there(Story). She will also be performing there at this weekend's V99 music festival(Story) which will also include band Supergrass.

Saturday, August 7, 1999
After almost a year since the end of their world tour, and having been each doing their own things, all four Spice Girls are back together and have begun recording their third album at London's Abbey Radio Studio as of August 5th. Melanie C revealed that they already had written three songs for the album before August 5th. The four girls were also recently spotted in London driving around in Victoria's swoonsome Mercedes covertible having a laugh and surprising many of their fans in the streets.

Wednesday, August 4, 1999
Everything seems to be going as scheduled. Melanie C has arrived back in England after recording her solo album Northern Star in the US for the past 3 months. Immediatly after arriving home in England, Melanie has gone to a London studio to begin work on the third Spice Girls album.

Monday, June 28, 1999
It is known through many interviews with the Spice Girls that recording of the third album will begin in August, however in today's online Mel G chat Melanie revealed that she will be returning to the US in October to work on more solo material, and that a single from the third album will be released as a Christmas single. This means the third album will be written and recorded probably entirely in August and September of this year.

Friday, June 4, 1999
Rodney Jerkins, who will help produce the third Spice Girls album produced the following songs:

Brandy & Monica - The Boy Is Mine
Monica - Angel Of Mine
Jennifer Lopez - If You Had My Love

Besides helping produce the third Spice Girls album, he will also be working with Toni Braxton, Puff Daddy, Michael Jackson, Leanne Rimes, and Will Smith this year.

Wednesday, April 4, 1999
In an April 2nd interview with OK! magazine Melanie C said the following:

"Bryan and I have written two more songs together for my album, which I'm working on now. I have plans to work with other artists in the future, but I can't talk about it. I'm happy to have two careers at the moment, as long as it's feasible and they compliment each other. The Spice Girls are back in the studio in a few months and we'll have an album out sometime next year."

Tuesday, March 30, 1999
The production team of Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis will work on producing and co-writing some tracks on the third Spice Girls album. The production team's past work includes Janet Jackson's Rhythm Nation 1814. Jimmy Jam said: "We hung out with Baby and Sporty and wrote a song that turned out [well], Yeah I'm in Spice World now!"

Saturday, February 27, 1999
Mel C has revealed that the Spice Girls will record their third album in August. At the same time Virgin Records Australia has confirmed that we will have the third Spice album before the end of June. Thats definitly what we get from rumors.

Saturday, February 6, 1999
Reports in the general media lately have been that the third Spice Girls album will not be released on time, or for that matter, not even in 1999. The media has been saying that the Spice Girls will not be able to make their June 1st deadline for finishing recording of the album due to the pregnancies. It has been further printed that the release date has been pushed back to February 2000. Sources for the reports have been "close friends" of the girls. The LA Frontier(newspaper) caught up with Mel C in LA as she is there recording and asked her about the reports. Melanie is quoted as saying: "Our album IS coming out June 1st. Don't listen to the media! And what's with this "a close friend" business? We've already finished most of the record. As soon as Melanie and Victoria have their babies and loose a few kilos we'll put the finishing touches on it.

Friday, January 15, 1999
MTV is reporting the name of the 3rd Spice Girls album to be "Great Divide". It seems that this would be the actual name as MTV is a pretty strong source. They don't have it as a news report or anything, it just suddenly appeared that "Goodbye" is listed as on the album "Great Divide". It may be an error, it may not be, we will see!

Friday, January 8, 1999
The Spice Girls have chosen producer Rodney Jerkins to work with them on the third album. Rodney is quoted as saying: "I went out to dinner with a couple of the Spice Girls about a month and a half ago and they told me that they want me to, you know, do some work on their album, so I'm planning on going to London at the end of January, early February to work on the album, so it should be cool. I'm ready for it, it will still have a pop appeal, but the beats will be a little harder." The producer plans to bring an urban dancable feel to the girls' music. The album name is still undecided and is set for release this year. Reports are now coming in that it will be released before any major solo projects from the individual girls contrary to other reports. Virgin MD Paul Conroy which is their boss says that they are working hard this year and are currently recording new material.

Tuesday, January 5, 1999
Mel B has commented on the rumors of the new Spice Girls album not being released until the year 2000 saying: "That's a bunch of bullshit, we are in the studios now recording our second single, and our album is due out as soon as Vicky and I get a weeks break for our babies."

Emma has confirmed that the third album will full of covers and new songs including covers of "Celebrate The Good Times" by KC and the Sunshine Band, "We Are Family" by Sister Sledge, "Sisters" by Annie Lennox, and "Holiday" by Madonna.

The Spice Girls are debating the name of the third album still and have thought of a new name for it, "Four". They have not finalized the title because they are unsure if Geri Halliwell might not be offended by the title somehow.

Saturday, December 26, 1998
The Spice Girls were interviewed on an Israeli televsion show about a week and a half ago. It was mostly routine stuff, but there was this exchange:

Q: Your new album is due in Spring '99. Some of the songs (that) were destined to be there were written with Geri originally. Are you going to include them too?

A: (By Emma:) Ummm, well, for the next album, we will be writing brand new songs; and, you know, we're taking it slowy and enjoying the process, because we've been very very busy, the last album we did was due with the film, so it was a bit hectic, but this time we're taking our time. We don't want to say just yet when it would be out, 'cause, you know, we wanna enjoy it in the process. (MelB in the background: takin' it easy, man!)

Download an MP3 of the above Q&A

Saturday, November 7, 1998
There are reports that the third Spice Girls album will be released in May 1999.

Wednesday, September 2, 1998
The third Spice Girls album is expected for release in April 1999.

Saturday, August 29, 1998
Apparently Virgin Records executives are not pleased with the pregnancies of Mel B and Victoria. They are all worked up because the promotional campaign for the 3rd album has to be reworked and delayed. They are also a bit flustered up about the girls' safe sex song on the 3rd album. Of course it's a bit too raunchy for Virgin to like. They also don't like the idea of the girls being in a video for the safe sex song while being pregnant.

Friday, August 28, 1998
There are rumors that there is a track on the third Spice Girls album about safe sex. This is supposed to be the sexiest song the girls have made to date.

Friday, June 26, 1998
The girls had an interview with MTV News in which they announced their plans to record a third album and said they are aiming to have it out probably around next spring!