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Who is Melanie C?

Melanie Jayne Chisholm (born 12 January 1974), better known as Melanie C or Mel C, is an English singer, best known as one of the five members of the Spice Girls, during which time she was nicknamed Sporty Spice.

Melanie C Biography, Wiki

Born on the 12th January 1974 in Merseyside, England, Melanie Chisholm became a member of Spice Girls in 1994. Their three albums sold more than 40 million copies worldwide and they had nine singles at number 1 in the UK.

“Northern Star” was her first solo album. On the back of the first single “Goin’ Down”, the album initially went to #10 in the UK charts after being released on 18th October 1999, before going down the chart rapidly. In the US, it peaked at a disappointing #208 after being released on 2nd November 1999.

After 5 singles – two of which were UK #1s, three tours, and 18 months of constant promotion, the album went triple platinum in the UK, peaking at #4 on its re-release in August 2000. Sales for the album currently stand at around 3 million copies worldwide (around 900,000 in the UK).

The album continues to sell well, and in 2004, re-entered the UK Top 100 for yet another time, as a result of being low-priced in some stores. “Northern Star” has a remarkable Top 75 chart run, which demonstrates its sheer success as Melanie C established herself slowly as a solo artist.

“Reason” was her second album, which took 18 months to complete. Released on 10th March 2003, it reached #5 in the UK chart – selling 30,500 copies in its first week. Although it didn’t perform as well as “Northern Star”, “Reason” has a Gold certification in the UK, with 80,000 copies sold.

January 2004 saw the album reduced to £2.99 in all major record shops, but even then, “Northern Star” at the same price outsold it greatly. After the failure of “Melt/Yeh Yeh Yeh”, the album is now truly a closed chapter. Although sales stalled after “On The Horizon”, it managed to sell 500,000 copies worldwide.

Melanie C Biography Wikipedia
Melanie C
Full Name Melanie Jayne Chisholm
Nick Name  Melanie
Profession  Singer & Actress 
Husband name Not Known
Zodiac sign Not Known
Physical Status 
Age 47 years
Height (Approx) 5’6″
Weight (Approx) 65 kg
Eye Colour Brown
Hair Colour Blonde
Personal Information
Date of Birth  12 January 1974
Birth Place Whiston, Merseyside, England
Caste Christian
Nationality British
Ethnicity Not Known
School Name Not Known
College Name Not Known
Qualifications  Graduated
parents Profile
Father Name Not Known
Mother Name Not Known
Siblings Not Known
Career 
Source Of Income Acting & Singing
Appeared In Movies & TV Shows
Net Worth $1 million (Approx)

Melanie C Career

It was perhaps inevitable that Melanie Jayne Chisholm, born in Widnes, Cheshire, on January 12, 1974, would have a career in showbiz. Mum Joan was a singer with a rock band and as a youngster Mel used to go along to her gigs. “I thought all mums were singers when I was a kid,” she recalls.

“I was so proud of her. I used to love seeing her on that stage.” Mel soon realised she wanted to perform, too, even though she lacked confidence. Naturally sporty, she trained in ballet as well as karate, and initially went down the dance route, getting accepted at The Doreen Bird Dance School in Kent when she was 16.

But what she really wanted to do was sing. An ad in an industry mag looking for members for a new girl band seemed the answer to her prayers. After nearly missing the audition due to a bout of tonsillitis, Melanie – along with Victoria Adams, Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton and Melanie Brown – was picked to form The Spice Girls.

Their debut album Spice went to number one around the globe and Melanie, who became known for performing back-flips across the stage, was soon dubbed Sporty Spice in recognition of her tomboyish image. She was also recognised as the best singer of the five.

The group dominated the pop scene in the late 1990s, becoming one of the most successful girl-bands of all time with record sales hitting more than 55 million worldwide. After nine UK number-one singles and two number-one albums, followed by a third album, Forever, the girls decided to go their separate ways.

Looking back on her time with the group, Melanie says she fell victim to eating disorders in an effort to maintain her public image, and plunged into depression. “I was living off adrenaline and wasn’t taking care of myself,” she admits.

With the help of her mum she got herself back on track. And her first solo effort – the Bryan Adams duet When You’re Gone – reached the UK top three and became a huge hit across Europe. She followed that up with the album Northern Star in 1999, which was certified triple platinum in the UK and whose third single Never Be The Same became her first UK number one as a solo artist.

While her second album, Reason, released in March 2003 was certified gold in the UK the disappointing performance of her double A-side single Melt/ Yeh Yeh Yeh led to her being dropped by her Virgin Records label.

Undeterred, the following year Mel set up her own record company entitled Red Girl Records named after her beloved Liverpool Football Club and her propensity to blush easily. Self-funded third solo disc Beautiful Intentions featured the Top Ten single Next Best Superstar, as well as the smash, hit First Day Of My Life, which became one of the best-selling European singles of 2005.

And Mel has found happiness not just in her own musical direction but also in love. After high-profile relationships with Robbie Williams and Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Anthony Keidis, Melanie – who prefers to keep her private life out of the limelight – has settled into a low-key, long-term relationship with property developer Thomas Starr.

A reunion of the Spice Girls thrust the Merseysider back into the spotlight in 2007. Initially she had resisted the idea of getting back with her former band-mates as her solo career was going strong and she felt it might be difficult to recreate their “magical time” together. Eventually, however, she gave in, saying: “I wouldn’t want to be a spoilsport.”

On February 22, 2009 Melanie joined the rest of her former band-mates once again, but this time into motherhood, as she and Thomas welcomed their first child – a “beautiful little girl” named Scarlet Starr.

Melanie C Boyfriend

Melanie C and Thomas Star had a good time for themselves but separated ten years after they met.

Melanie C with boyfriend Joe Marshall
Melanie C with boyfriend Joe Marshall

Melanie C is currently dating Joe Marshall and they have been together since 2015. Joe Marshall is a music executive and the current music manager of Melanie C.

Melanie C Net Worth

The net worth of Melanie C is estimated to be $ 20 million.

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Who is Melanie C?

Melanie Jayne Chisholm (born 12 January 1974), better known as Melanie C or Mel C, is an English singer, best known as one of the five members of the Spice Girls, during which time she was nicknamed Sporty Spice.

How old is Melanie C?

Melanie C is currently 47 years old.

Who is Melanie C’s boyfriend?

Melanie C is currently dating Joe Marshall and they have been together since 2015. Joe Marshall is a music executive and the current music manager of Melanie C.

What is Melanie C’s net worth?

The net worth of Melanie C is estimated to be $ 20 million.

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