24 Facts About Mel B


Melanie Janine Brown was born on 29 May 1975, and commonly known as Melanie B or Mel B, is an English singer, songwriter, and television personality.

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

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Mel B released "For Once in My Life" in 2013, her first single in eight years; it peaked at No 2 on the Billboard Hot Dance Club Songs chart.

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

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Mel B's 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.

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

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

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Mel B judged on the NBC reality show America's Got Talent, served as a coach and mentor on The Voice Kids Australia (2014) and judged on The Masked Singer Australia (2022).

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Mel B has appeared in various films, including Spice World, LD 50 Lethal Dose (2003), The Seat Filler (2005), Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast (2014), Chocolate City: Vegas Strip (2017), Killing Hasselhoff (2017) and Love Should Not Hurt (2021).

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

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

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Mel B's 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.

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Mel B's has 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.

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Mel B's appeared in a horror film entitled, LD 50 Lethal Dose, which was released directly to DVD in 2005.

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

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

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Mel B's had a leading role in the thriller Telling Lies, and decided to release them a year later through an independent label, Amber Cafe.

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Mel B's appeared for a week of shows during September 2009.

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Mel B's had a small part in the final episode of the ITV2 drama series Secret Diary of a Call Girl.

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Mel B's judged seasons 8 through 13, and the first season of America's Got Talent: The Champions before her departure was announced in February 2019 and replaced by Gabrielle Union.

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Mel B's began presenting Lip Sync Battle UK, the British adaption of Lip Sync Battle, on Channel 5 in January 2016, alongside Professor Green.

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Mel B later appeared on the panel of fourth season of the Australian version of The Masked Singer as a replacement for Dannii Minogue.

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Mel B's was selected to replace Leona Lewis as a judge on the Paramount+ reality series Queen of the Universe.

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Mel B's said: "It just happened, and we just giggled at it and that was it.

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