Melanie Brown

British singer, actress and television personality

Melanie Brown (born 29 May 1975) is a British singer, songwriter and television personality. She is best known as a member of the Spice Girls. She became known for her big frizzy hair during the groups early years and her nickname was "Scary Spice". She has also released two solo albums. Hot was released in 2000. "I Want You Back" was released as a single from the album. Missy Elliott rapped in it. It reached number one in the UK. Brown's second album L.A. State of Mind was released in 2005. In 1997 Brown acted in Spice World. She won the Razzie Award for Worst Actress. The Spice Girls started in 1994. The band released three albums. They broke up in 2000. In 2007 the Spice Girls did a tour called The Return of the Spice Girls.

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Mel B in 2017
Melanie Janine Brown

(1975-05-29) 29 May 1975 (age 47)
Other names
  • Scary Spice
  • Melanie B
  • Melanie Brown
  • Mel G
  • Melanie G
  • Melanie Gulzar
EducationIntake High School
  • Singer
  • songwriter
  • rapper
  • TV personality
  • television presenter
  • actress
  • author
  • dancer
  • model
Years active1993–present
Net worth£40.5 million (est. 2012)[1]
  • Jimmy Gulzar
    (m. 1998; div. 2000)
  • Stephen Belafonte
    (m. 2007; div. 2017)
Musical career
OriginKirkstall, Leeds, West Yorkshire, England

She was born in Harehills, Leeds, West Yorkshire to an English mother and Nevisian father. She grew up working class[2] in Burley, Leeds. She has three daughters.


  1. "Who would benefit most from a Spice Girls reunion?". Express. 15 August 2012. Retrieved 5 January 2017.
  2. My family values

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