The famous and talented singer Mel B started her career as Scary Spice in the band Spice Girls, who won our hearts with her unique and melodious voice. Born on 29th May 1975 in Harehills Leeds as Melanie Janine Brown, daughter of Martin and Andrea Brown, she was interested in music at a very early age. She studied performing arts at Leed’s Intake High School. Today, she is known for her hit albums as “Hot” and “L.A. State of Mind”. She is also an actress, songwriter, TV personality and a reputed model.
Mel B joined Spice Girls with Mel C, Geri Halliwell, and Victoria Beckham in 1994, through auditions among 400 girls. Her solo hits include “I want you back”, “Tell me” and “Feels so good”, both from the album “Hot” released in the year 2002 and “Today” from 2005 album L.A. State if mind. After 8 years she returned to her singles with “For once in my life”. She also acted in movies like LD 50 Lethal Dose, Chocolates City: Vegas Strip in 2017.
In 1993, she started her Television career with Coronation Street and then in many others as Burn it in 2003. She was also the Celebrity mentor in Australia’s The X-Factor. Presently, in 2017 she has acted in Chicago of Broadway Theatre.
Mel B married dancer Jimmy Gulzar in 1998 and together they have a daughter Phoenix Chi Gulzar born on 1999. She was in a relationship with Christine Crokos in 2002 and they separated in 2006. She was also in a relationship with Eddie Murphy and together they gave birth to their daughter Angel Iris Murphy Brown. In 2007 Mel B married Stephen Belafonte. They have a daughter Madison Brown Belafonte born on 2014.
At one point, Mel B had a total net worth of over $70 million (~ 50 million UK pounds). However, she has squandered much of that. Mel B net worth is now estimated to be less than $20 million.
Mel B still continues to entertain the world with her top music charts, and acting skills.
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