The Spice Girls were a BRIT Awards-winning English all-female pop/r&b group. They formed in 1994 in London and embraced merchandising and helped to introduce the term Girl Power into popular discourse. After releasing their debut single, "Wannabe", in 1996, the group became a pop phenomenon.
Selling in excess of 53 million records, they are one of the most commercially successful female groups of all time. They released three studio albums and ten singles and starred in the film Spiceworld, which grossed $75 million (USD) globally at the box office. The Spice Girls are cited as one of the most influential and successful girl bands of all tim.