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Melanie Janine Brown

29 May 1975 (1975-05-29) (age 46)
Nationality British
Other names
  • Scary Spice
  • Melanie B
  • Melanie Brown
  • Mel G
  • Melanie G
  • Melanie Gulzar
Education Intake High School
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • rapper
  • TV personality
  • television presenter
  • actress
  • author
  • dancer
  • model
Years active 1993–present
Net worth £40.5 million (est. 2012)
  • Dancing with the Stars US
  • The X Factor UK
  • The X Factor Australia
  • America's Got Talent
  • Lip Sync Battle UK
  • Jimmy Gulzar
    (m. 1998; div. 2000)
  • Stephen Belafonte
    (m. 2007; div. 2017)
  • Max Beesley (2000–2002)
  • Christine Crokos (2002–2006)
  • Eddie Murphy (2006–2007)
Children 3
Musical career
Origin Kirkstall, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England
Instruments Vocals
Associated acts

Melanie Brown (born 29 May 1975) is a British singer. She is best known as a member of the Spice Girls. She became known for her big frizzy hair during the groups early years and her nickname was Scary Spice. She has also released two solo albums. Hot was released in 2000. "I Want You Back" was released as a single from the album. Missy Elliott rapped in it. It reached number one in the UK. Brown's second album L.A. State of Mind was released in 2005. In 1997 Brown acted in Spice World. She won the Razzie Award for Worst Actress. The Spice Girls started in 1994. The band released three albums. They broke up in 2000. In 2007 the Spice Girls did a tour called The Return of the Spice Girls.

She was born in Harehills, Leeds, West Yorkshire to an English mother and Nevisian father. She grew up working class in Burley, Leeds. She has three daughters.

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