Simon Cowell has been described as “desperate” for the Spice Girls not only to make a comeback, but for them to release a new album – this will be their first since Forever which was released in 2000.
A source had informed The Sun newspaper of the anticipated news:
“Simon is desperate to make a new Spice Girls album. He doesn’t want to miss out after the first time around.”
This statement directly links to how Cowell passed signing the 90s girl group which left his arch rival Simon Fuller to take the huge opportunity. Little did they know back then that a group of enthusiastic personalities would make it as one of the most successful groups of all time. Those with long memories will remember their tour of UK radio stations, many of whom, had listened to these were writing them off before the release of their popular debut single ‘Wannabe’ which silenced the critics and sparked a media rampage.
The news continued detailing Cowell’s conversations with fellow X Factor judge Mel B:
“He spent the [X Factor] auditions last week quizzing Mel B about the band and said he would do ‘something mega’ if they signed with him.
He kept asking if they were going to be producing and said if so, he wants to do it with them.
He even went as far as warning Mel that they’d better not talk to any other labels before meeting with him.”
Victoria Beckham famously commented on how Simon Cowell had passed on signing the Spice Girls when she appeared as a guest on American Idol in 2009, stating:
“He is the only man in the music industry who turned down the Spice Girls – and said we would never work. I like that fact.”
The question remains, will all five members be part of this comeback? Rumours said that both Posh Spice and Sporty Spice had stated they do not intend to be part of the comeback. So we are left with three to take to the stage or perhaps will the Spice Girls in its entirety will surprise us?
Here’s a reminder: