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Old 31-07-2013, 23:10
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Having featured on 11 number 1 songs, she is the most successful British female artist of all time.

She is the only solo British female to achieve four consecutive number one singles on the UK charts - the only other solo act to achieve this feat being, the very male, Elvis..

She has sold over 87 million records worldwide and....

guess who's coming back.
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Old 31-07-2013, 23:13
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How's that musical going along Kenny?
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Old 31-07-2013, 23:19
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It's closed darling!

For the time being at least
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Old 31-07-2013, 23:25
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BBC - Queens of British Pop
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Old 31-07-2013, 23:49
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but who gives a f*ck?
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Old 01-08-2013, 00:18
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The queen of pop is coming back? I thought Kate Bush had retired?
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:46
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Wow, she must be good!




Oh, hang on, it's Geri Halliwell.
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Old 01-08-2013, 01:48
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I would think Adele would be the current Queen of British pop.
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Old 01-08-2013, 08:00
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Here's me thinking this was about Annie Lennox
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Old 01-08-2013, 13:00
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The queen of pop is coming back? I thought Kate Bush had retired?
She's released two albums in the last few years, so hardly.

Geri has only sold around 80 million records if you include Spice Girls singles and albums, which then make up the vast majority of that total so you're stretching the truth a bit there.
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Old 01-08-2013, 16:52
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I had guessed it was Mel C because I thought she was the most successful SG.
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Old 01-08-2013, 17:14
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I thought everyone considered Madonna to be the Queen of Pop.
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Old 01-08-2013, 17:17
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According to the official list both Spice Girls & Eurythmics have both sold 75 million albums so I would say that as Annie Lennox has had more solo success particularly album wise that she would be ahead of Geri Halliwell.
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Old 01-08-2013, 17:25
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I thought everyone considered Madonna to be the Queen of Pop.
She is, but this thread is about the British queen of pop, which the title clearly says
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Old 01-08-2013, 18:35
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All these "Queens" seem to be self-proclaimed...


The only one worthy of a title was King Elvis. And he didn't even want it.
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Old 01-08-2013, 18:42
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I thought it was Alison Moyet.
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Old 01-08-2013, 19:05
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we are all fabulous queens
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Old 01-08-2013, 19:16
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Shirley Bassey? Ridiculous to include previous band sales, especially when that band included 3 other members.
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Old 01-08-2013, 19:58
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I thought it was Elton John...........
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Old 01-08-2013, 20:54
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I thought it was Elton John...........
He's definitely up there.
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Old 01-08-2013, 21:11
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The queen of pop is coming back? I thought Kate Bush had retired?
I would think Adele would be the current Queen of British pop.
Here's me thinking this was about Annie Lennox
I thought it was Alison Moyet.
or anybody else but defo NOT Gerri Halliwell
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Old 01-08-2013, 21:14
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did anyone hear geri's version of '100% pure love' ? it was really good ....it was very fede le grand sounding ... apparently it was going to be the one of the lead singles of passion ...so surprised that it wasnt even on the album.
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Old 01-08-2013, 21:15
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Oh good grief OP, do you have any idea how deluded you sound?
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Old 01-08-2013, 22:51
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Oh good grief OP, do you have any idea how deluded you sound?
The sales figures and record achievements, whatever your personal opinion on Geri, speak for themselves.

75 Million record sales worldwide as part of the Spice Girls

12 Million record sales as a solo artist.

Four consecutive number one singles on the UK chart. (the only solo female to do so in UK chart history)

Arguable the most iconic female of 1990's pop.
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Old 01-08-2013, 23:05
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She's released two albums in the last few years, so hardly.

Geri has only sold around 80 million records if you include Spice Girls singles and albums, which then make up the vast majority of that total so you're stretching the truth a bit there.
The Spice Girls have sold in excess of 75 Million records, Geri has sold 12 million records.

a) Most acts today (excluding the likes of Adele and lady Gaga) would kill to have those kinds of record sales.

b) Geri was de-facto leader of the Spice Girls and wrote/co wrote most of the Spice Girls songs - far more than any other of the girls - not to mention her being the driving force behind the band,
There is no question that The Spice Girls would not have been as big of a phenomenon without Geri's blind ambition and savvy.
The Union Jack Dress, the songs and lyrics, the music video concepts, the outrageous antics
(Prince Charles's bottom pinch, sacking Simon Fuller at the height of their global domination, then going on to manage the band, for the most part, by herself, the infamous Nelson Mandella incident....)

Not to mention the fact that in the early days she had the foresight to convince the other girls to abandon their original management, who wanted the girls to dress the same and have one lead singer - a la a female Take That, she recognised that their individuality and playing up to that was a stroke of genius.
Her role in the Spice Girls between 1994-1998 should not be discredited. There is NO way that the group would have sold that amount of records or reached the 'Michael Jackson' level of global fame without her.

So with that in mind I would say that it's entirely relevant to factor in the sales of the Spice Girls records with her 12 million solo record sales.
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