18 Facts About Mel B


Mel B rose to fame in the 1990s as a member of the girl group Spice Girls, in which she was nicknamed Scary Spice.


Mel B released "For Once in My Life" in 2013, her first single in eight years; it peaked at number 2 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs chart.


Since 2007, Mel B has established herself as a television personality and talent show judge.


Mel B participated in the fifth season of the American dance competition series Dancing with the Stars, finishing in second place with her professional partner, Maksim Chmerkovskiy.


Between 2011 and 2016, Mel B served as a guest and main judge on the Australian and British versions of The X Factor.


Mel B co-presented the Australian version of Dancing with the Stars for one season.


Mel B judged on the NBC reality show America's Got Talent, served as a coach and mentor on The Voice Kids Australia and judged on The Masked Singer Australia.


Mel B's father is from Saint Kitts and Nevis and her mother is British.


Mel B hosted the MOBO Awards on two occasions, in 1998 with Bill Bellamy and in 1999 with Wyclef Jean, and took part in the BBC-funded short film Fish.


Mel B hosted a number of TV shows such as This Is My Moment for ITV1 and shot a documentary called Voodoo Princess for Channel 4.


Mel B took part in smaller projects as a presenter such as Top of the Pops, Party in the Park for The Prince's Trust and The All Star Animal Awards.


Mel B appeared as herself in an advert for the Yorkshire tourist board in a series which included contributions from other Yorkshire-born celebrities, and in the film Happy Birthday Oscar Wilde.


Mel B acted in a long run of shows as part of the cast for The Vagina Monologues.


Mel B was in the movie The Seat Filler, co-produced by Will Smith and starring Destiny's Child star Kelly Rowland.


In November 2010, the console game Get Fit with Mel B was released in North America and Europe.


Mel B appeared alongside Ronan Keating, Guy Sebastian, and Natalie Bassingthwaighte.


Mel B's act Jason Owen reached the final, but finished in second place after losing out to Samantha Jade, mentored by Guy Sebastian.


Mel B later appeared on the panel of fourth season of the Australian version of The Masked Singer.