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Mel C Hairstyles
Date of Birth: Saturday, January 12, 1974
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Melanie Chisholm was born on 12 January 1974 at Whiston Hospital, Whiston, Merseyside. Raised originally in Rainhill, and then Widnes, she attended Fairfield High School where she studied singing and dancing. After leaving school at age 15, Mel studied for a diploma course in dance, singing, drama and musical theatre at the Doreen Bird College of Performing Arts in Sidcup, Kent. During college, she replied to an advert in The Stage by Chris and Bob Herbert, who were looking to form a new girl group, later to become the Spice Girls. She left college just short of completing her three-year course and gained teaching qualifications in Tap and Modern Theatre Dance with the ISTD. In 1994, she joined the Spice Girls.
In 1994, she joined the Spice Girls (then still called Touch) after the original fifth Touch member, Lianne Morgan had to leave the group. In 1996, Mel C, along with Melanie Brown, Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton, and Victoria Beckham (at that time Victoria Adams), shot to fame with the release of "Wannabe". Because Mel C usually wore a tracksuit with her hair in a ponytail and sporting the attitude of a tomboy, she was called Sporty Spice. After a third album release, Forever (UK #2), the members went their separate ways, and Chisholm developed a solo career.