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Greatest Hits is a greatest hits album by the English girl group Spice Girls. It received a physical release worldwide throughout November except for the United States where it received a limited release on 6 November Spice Girls - Greatest Hits Victoria's Secret and a full release on 15 January It was their first album to be released in seven years and was supported by an accompanying world tour.
The album was the world's best selling girl group album of The album's only single, " Headlines Friendship Never Ends ", was released on radio on 23 October, whilst released digitally on 5 November and commercially on 19 November The plan to reform and release a greatest hits had long been speculated by the media,  but its planned release was first confirmed by Melanie Brown in June I know everyone is up for it.
There is going to be a greatest hits album and we've got loads of new songs that nobody has heard yet. Melanie Chisholm commented about the rumours, saying "For the first time ever, there is some truth in the rumours…it could happen", but it would just be for "a very short space of time…a final goodbye", and a thank you to the fans. On 28 Junethe group held a press conference at The O2 Arena to finally reveal their intention to reunite. Spice Girls - Greatest Hits are like sisters and we have our arguments, but by the end of the day we get back together", said Emma Buntonwhilst Chisholm commented that the tour "will be a proper good farewell to our fans".
I'm going to be the cool one in the family for once! The album was released nationwide on 15 January The artwork for Greatest Hits was revealed through the group's official website in August According to the announcement, the group were all involved with the design, and were pleased with the outcome.
The jewels were designed by David Morris and each letter represents one member of the group. Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic wrote that the songs featured on the album have aged "exactly as you thought they might". But if you grew up watching their every move, then this is a slice of nostalgia that miraculously still sounds fresh today".
NME gave the compilation a mixed review, stating that "about halfway through this comp it hits home how dramatically the Spice Girls lost the plot", whilst commenting that songs like "Say You'll Be There" and "Goodbye" were "fine songs in any age".
All of a sudden, Ginger goes missing, self-awareness kicks in and the girls start playing catch-up with Destiny's Child, using songs that sound like that band's castoffs".
In the group's home country of the United Kingdom, the album missed Spice Girls - Greatest Hits top spot, peaking at Sorry Bro - Andrew Jackson Jihad - Knife Man two on the UK Albums Chartbeaten by Leona Lewis ' Spirit bycopies. Despite missing number one in the United Spice Girls - Greatest Hits , it managed to become the group's first number-one album in Australia,  and was certified platinum there for shipments of over 70, units.
For reasons stated abovedespite selling overcopies through Victoria's Secret stores in the United States,  the album barely made the top of A Little Help - John Doe - The Westerner Billboardpeaking at number Elsewhere, the album Tonight We Fly - 20/20 - 20/20 / Look Out! Spice Girls - Greatest Hits number 3 in Ireland, number 15 in New Zealand,  and managed to peak inside the top 20 in Italy, the top 50 in Sweden, and the top 75 in Germany, Switzerland, Austria, and the Netherlands.
In Novemberthe group performed together for the first time in nearly a decade at the Victoria's Secret Fashion Showheld in Los Angeles, California. The group dressed in military-themed outfits performed "Stop" and "Headlines Friendship Never Ends " miming to a backing trackin front of giant glittering lights that spelled out "Spice" in the background.
They Spice Girls - Greatest Hits floor-length gowns and used microphones covered in glitter, while professional dancers did a choreography in front of them. On 28 Junethe group held a press conference at The O2 Arena revealing their intention to reunite and embark upon a tour.
On the first concert in Canada, they performed to an audience of 15, people, singing twenty songs and changing a total of eight times. The album's only new single, " Headlines Friendship Never Ends ", was released on radio on 23 October, whilst released digitally on 5 November and commercially on 19 Hell - The M.S.P.
- Hate From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Spice Girls. It was the right time. For us it's about celebrating the past, enjoying each other and it's about our fans. It was kind of now or never. I think really all of us have had our fears and doubts but we feel that the time is right. Main article: The Return of the Spice Girls.
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