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Posted by: Jay ☆ Aug 20 2017, 05:34 PM

A note about the singles chart runs included in this thread:

The Top 200 chart runs (up to 6th May 2001) are sourced from the "Hit Music" charts, as used by http://www.zobbel.de/ website. Beyond that date, the Top 200s are sourced from the "Official Charts Company" charts. These two charts differed. "Hit Music" chart was a Top 200 list of the best selling singles in order, whereas only the Top 75 section of the "OCC" chart could claim to be the best sellers in order. OCC's 76-200 section featured "compressed positions", meaning that certain titles were removed from the chart.

OCC's old rules regarding their 76-200 section: "A single which, in the normal course of events, would appear between positions 76 and 200 of the combined Singles Chart is excluded if its sales have fallen for two or more consecutive weeks AND have fallen by more than 20% in the past week. Once excluded in this way, a record will only re-appear in the chart if its sales increase. Records excluded by this rule are shown on the printed chart report with their sales index and asterisks (***) in place of a chart position."

All the Top 200 chart runs from 6th May 2001 to 10th April 2005 are from OCC's "compressed" charts, which will explain the seemingly sudden drop outs from the charts & the erratic re-entries that occur; you'll see this clearly in the chart runs of their solo releases from these years.

From Wannabe (July 1996) up to the release of Mel B's 'Feels So Good' (February 2001) I've included the Hit Music Top 200 chart run and the Official Charts Company Top 100 chart run (as posted on their website).

From 17th April 2005 (which incidentally is when digital download sales were first introduced), the OCC scrapped their "compressed" rule and began showing the actual best selling singles in order, just like the old Hit Music charts. From this date up until 12th March 2006, they expanded to a Top 250. However, from 19th March 2006 the OCC reduced to a Top 200 again. From this date until the end of 2006, a song was allowed to chart on the strength of downloads alone for 1 week prior to a physical release (as can be seen with Emma Bunton's 'Downtown'). January 2007 marked the first time that all songs were allowed to chart if they were available to download, regardless of whether a physical format existed.







SINGLES




WANNABE


1st single from 'Spice'

Release Date: 8th July 1996
Peak: #1 (for 7 weeks)
Certification: 2xPlatinum (22nd July 2013 / BPI Awards)
First Week Sales: 70,000
Total Sales: 1,545,488 http://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/the-uks-official-chart-millionaires-revealed__20459/ (19th September 2017 / Official Charts Company)
Weeks: Top 3: 9wks | Top 5: 10wks | Top 10: 12wks | Top 20: 13wks | Top 40: 18wks | Top 75: 26wks | Top 100: 26wks (OCC) or 27wks (HM) | Top 200: 45wks

Top 200 (Hit Music & Official Charts Company)
[1st Entry: 14/07/1996] 03-01-01-01-01-01-01-01-03-04-08-10-16-21-29-32-30-37-54-72-74-71-72-59-57-70-90-105-130-151-165-165-175-145-145-133-153-152-144-166-175-192-Out (HM)
[2nd Entry: 18/11/2007] 167-189-Out (OCC)
[3rd Entry: 19/08/2012] 155-Out (OCC)

Top 100 (Official Charts Company)
[1st Entry: 14/07/1996] 03-01-01-01-01-01-01-01-03-04-08-10-16-21-29-32-30-37-54-72-74-71-72-59-57-70-out

Weekly Sales in the Top 10
070,000 - #03 [14/07/1996]
108,000 - #01 [21/07/1996]
154,000 - #01 [28/07/1996]
150,000 - #01 [04/08/1996]
145,000 - #01 [11/08/1996]
125,000 - #01 [18/08/1996]
110,000 - #01 [25/08/1996]
090,000 - #01 [01/09/1996]
075,000 - #03 [08/09/1996]
058,000 - #04 [15/09/1996]
033,000 - #08 [22/09/1996]
027,000 - #10 [29/09/1996]





SAY YOU'LL BE THERE


2nd single from 'Spice'

Release Date: 14th October 1996
Peak: #1 (for 2 weeks)
Certification: Platinum (October 1996 / BPI Awards)
First Week Sales: 349,000
Total Sales: 1,011,199 (8th June 2018)
Weeks: Top 3: 4wks | Top 5: 4wks | Top 10: 5wks | Top 20: 11wks | Top 40: 12wks | Top 75: 17wks | Top 100: 21wks (OCC & HM) | Top 200: 26wks

Top 200 (Hit Music)
[Entry: 20/10/1996] 01-01-02-02-09-11-13-18-13-17-14-23-42-56-48-54-72-85-92-89-100-103-134-171-162-192-Out

Top 100 (Official Charts Company)
[1st Entry: 20/10/1996] 01-01-02-02-09-11-13-18-13-17-14-23-42-56-48-54-72-80-out
[2nd Entry: 02/03/1997] 86-89-84-out

Weekly Sales in the Top 10
349,000 - #01 [20/10/1996]
163,000 - #01 [27/10/1996]
116,000 - #02 [03/11/1996]
084,000 - #02 [10/11/1996]
Unknown - #09 [17/11/1996]





2 BECOME 1


3rd single from 'Spice'

Release Date: 16th December 1997
Peak: #1 (for 3 weeks)
Certification: 2xPlatinum (2nd March 2018 / BPI Awards)
First Week Sales: 462,000
Total Sales: 1,200,000 https://www.bpi.co.uk/bpi-awards/ (2nd March 2018 / BPI Awards)
Weeks: Top 3: 3wks | Top 5: 3wks | Top 10: 4wks | Top 20: 9wks | Top 40: 16wks | Top 75: 23wks | Top 100: 23wks (OCC) or 25wks (HM) | Top 200: 33wks

Top 200 (Hit Music & Official Charts Company)
[1st Entry: 22/12/1996] 01-01-01-06-11-18-18-17-19-24-27-30-33-44-31-27-34-48-61-76-54-56-63-75-86-104-102-126-190-182-Out (HM)
[2nd Entry: 27/07/1997] 197-Out (HM)
[3rd Entry: 18/11/2007] 146-188-Out (OCC)

Top 100 (Official Charts Company)
[1st Entry: 22/12/1996] 01-01-01-06-11-18-18-17-19-24-27-30-33-44-31-27-34-48-61-Out
[2nd Entry: 11/05/1997] 54-56-63-75-Out

Weekly Sales in the Top 10
462,000 - #01 [22/12/1996]
301,000 - #01 [29/12/1996]
113,000 - #01 [05/01/1997]
053,000 - #06 [12/01/1997]





MAMA / WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE


"Double A Side" 4th single from 'Spice'
Comic Relief charity single


Release Date: 3rd March 1997
Peak: #1 (for 3 weeks)
Certification: Platinum (March 1997 / BPI Awards)
First Week Sales: 248,000
Total Sales: 732,000 http://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/the-official-biggest-selling-comic-relief-singles-revealed__18581/ (24th March 2017 / Official Charts Company)
Weeks: Top 3: 4wks | Top 5: 4wks | Top 10: 5wks | Top 20: 7wks | Top 40: 10wks | Top 75: 15wks | Top 100: 20wks (OCC) or 18wks (HM) | Top 200: 24wks

Top 200 (Hit Music)
[1st Entry: 09/03/1997] 01-01-01-02-06-15-19-25-38-47-53-56-40-58-66-81-80-109-100-102-126-171-Out
[2nd Entry: 28/12/1997] 178-Out
[3rd Entry: 22/03/1998] 168-Out

Top 100 (Official Charts Company)
[1st Entry: 09/03/1997] 01-01-01-02-06-15-19-25-38-47-53-56-40-58-66-Out
[2nd Entry: 29/06/1997] 78-92-86-86-97-Out

Weekly Sales in the Top 10
248,000 - #01 [09/03/1997]
152,000 - #01 [16/03/1997]
085,000 - #01 [23/03/1997]
084,000 - #02 [30/03/1997]
034,000 - #06 [06/04/1997]





SPICE UP YOUR LIFE


1st single from 'Spiceworld'

Release Date: 13th October 1997
Peak: #1 (for 1 week)
Certification: Platinum (17th October 1997 / BPI Awards)
First Week Sales: 321,000
Total Sales: 932,000 http://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/official-charts-flashback-1997-spice-girls-spice-up-your-life__20793/ (19th October 2017 / Official Charts Company)
Weeks: Top 3: 3wks | Top 5: 4wks | Top 10: 5wks | Top 20: 6wks | Top 40: 12wks | Top 75: 15wks | Top 100: 19wks (OCC & HM) | Top 200: 37wks

Top 200 (Hit Music & Official Charts Company)
[1st Entry: 19/10/1997] 01-02-03-04-10-20-24-29-34-37-29-37-50-59-65-80-100-107-110-108-87-144-195-147-130-126-137-164-170-197-Out (HM)
[2nd Entry: 31/05/1998] 195-Out (HM)
[3rd Entry: 14/06/1998] 200-200-Out (HM)
[4th Entry: 27/09/1998] 198-Out (HM)
[5th Entry: 15/11/1998] 185-Out (HM)
[6th Entry: 18/11/2007] 151-Out (OCC)
[7th Entry: 19/08/2012] 95-Out (OCC)

Top 100 (Official Charts Company)
[1st Entry: 19/10/1997] 01-02-03-04-10-20-24-29-34-37-29-37-50-59-65-77-Out
[2nd Entry: 01/03/1998] 95-80-Out
[3rd Entry: 19/08/2012] 95-Out

Weekly Sales in the Top 10
321,000 - #01 [19/10/1997]
162,000 - #02 [26/10/1997]
117,000 - #03 [02/11/1997]
075,000 - #04 [09/11/1997]
042,000 - #10 [16/11/1997]





TOO MUCH


2nd single from 'Spiceworld'

Release Date: 15th December 1997
Peak: #1 (for 2 weeks)
Certification: Platinum (9th January 1998 / BPI Awards)
First Week Sales: 252,000
Total Sales: 690,000 http://www.buzzjack.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=199078 (19th March 2017 / VH1's 'Official Top 20 Girl Group Hits Of The Past 20 Years' programme)
Weeks: Top 3: 3wks | Top 5: 3wks | Top 10: 4wks | Top 20: 5wks | Top 40: 7wks | Top 75: 15wks | Top 100: 18wks (OCC) or 17wks (HM) | Top 200: 22wks

Top 200 (Hit Music)
[1st Entry: 21/12/1997] 01-01-03-09-19-30-42-51-36-41-53-59-64-62-53-81-87-107-144-147-189-Out
[2nd Entry: 31/05/1998] 187-Out

Top 100 (Official Charts Company)
[Entry: 21/12/1997] 01-01-03-09-19-30-42-51-36-41-53-59-64-62-53-80-82-90-Out

Weekly Sales in the Top 10
252,000 - #01 [21/12/1997]
218,000 - #01 [28/12/1997]
078,000 - #03 [04/01/1998]
025,000 - #09 [11/01/1998]





STOP


3rd single from 'Spiceworld'

Release Date: 9th March 1998
Peak: #2
Certification: Gold (29th January 2016 / BPI Awards)
First Week Sales: 115,000
Total Sales: 420,200 http://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/top-40-flashback-to-this-week-in-1998-stop-ends-spice-girls-run-of-consecutive-number-1s__14143/ (16th March 2017 / Official Charts Company)
Weeks: Top 3: 1wk | Top 5: 2wks | Top 10: 3wks | Top 20: 6wks | Top 40: 8wks | Top 75: 17wks | Top 100: 20wks (OCC) or 19wks (HM) | Top 200: 32wks

Top 200 (Hit Music & Official Charts Company)
[1st Entry: 15/03/1998] 02-04-07-11-12-17-29-36-53-52-55-58-57-59-70-84-69-52-106-142-148-175-199-173-161-187-189-168-199-Out (HM)
[2nd Entry: 08/07/2007] 78-Out (OCC)
[3rd Entry: 18/11/2007] 172-174-Out (OCC)

Top 100 (Official Charts Company)
[1st Entry: 15/03/1998] 02-04-07-11-12-17-29-36-53-52-55-58-57-59-70-82-69-52-86-Out
[2nd Entry: 08/07/2007] 78-Out

Weekly Sales in the Top 10
115,000 - #02 [15/03/1998]
064,000 - #04 [22/03/1998]
037,000 - #07 [29/03/1998]





VIVA FOREVER


4th single from 'Spiceworld'

Release Date: 20th July 1998
Peak: #1 (for 2 weeks)
Certification: Platinum (13th August 1998 / BPI Awards)
First Week Sales: 277,911
Total Sales: 708,000 http://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/official-chart-flashback-1998-spice-girls-viva-forever__4580/ (27th July 2017 / Official Charts Company)
Weeks: Top 3: 3wks | Top 5: 3wks | Top 10: 5wks | Top 20: 6wks | Top 40: 9wks | Top 75: 13wks | Top 100: 16wks (OCC) or 17wks (HM) | Top 200: 30wks

Top 200 (Hit Music & Official Charts Company)
[1st Entry: 26/07/1998] 01-01-03-08-08-14-21-28-38-47-50-53-61-81-85-110-100-95-138-184-198-174-126-127-149-155-193-Out (HM)
[2nd Entry: 18/11/2007] 117-163-Out (OCC)
[3rd Entry: 30/12/2012] 192-Out (OCC)

Top 100 (Official Charts Company)
[1st Entry: 26/07/1998] 01-01-03-08-08-14-21-28-38-47-50-53-61-Out
[2nd Entry: 15/11/1998] 82-85-99-Out

Weekly Sales in the Top 10
277,911 - #01 [26/07/1998]
112,000 - #01 [02/08/1998]
069,000 - #03 [09/08/1998]
040,000 - #08 [16/08/1998]
034,000 - #08 [23/08/1998]





GOODBYE


1st single from 'Forever'

Release Date: 14th December 1998
Peak: #1 (for 1 week)
Certification: Platinum (18th December 1998 / BPI Awards)
First Week Sales: 380,711
Total Sales: 900,000 http://www.buzzjack.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=199078 (19th March 2017 / VH1's 'Official Top 20 Girl Group Hits Of The Past 20 Years' programme)
Weeks: Top 3: 3wks | Top 5: 4wks | Top 10: 4wks | Top 20: 6wks | Top 40: 10wks | Top 75: 21wks | Top 100: 21wks (OCC & HM) | Top 200: 30wks

Top 200 (Hit Music)
[1st Entry: 20/12/1998] 01-02-02-05-12-20-27-31-44-42-57-48-42-37-61-68-71-74-49-34-63-122-173-193-Out (HM)
[2nd Entry: 29/08/1999] 195-150-164-193-Out (HM)
[3rd Entry: 12/12/1999] 192-Out (HM)
[4th Entry: 18/11/2007] 183-Out (OCC)

Top 100 (Official Charts Company)
[Entry: 20/12/1998] 01-02-02-05-12-20-27-31-44-42-57-48-42-37-61-68-71-74-49-34-63-Out

Weekly Sales in the Top 10
380,711 - #01 [20/12/1998]
208,299 - #02 [27/12/1998]
092,000 - #02 [03/01/1999]
048,000 - #05 [10/01/1998]





HOLLER / LET LOVE LEAD THE WAY


"Double A Side" 2nd single from 'Forever'

Release Date: 23rd October 2000
Peak: #1 (for 1 week)
Certification: Silver (27th October 2000 / BPI Awards)
First Week Sales: 106,000
Total Sales: 260,000 http://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/ask-official-charts-your-questions-on-the-x-factor-spice-girls-and-more-answered__9485/ (30th May 2015 / Official Charts Company)
Weeks: Top 3: 2wks | Top 5: 2wks | Top 10: 3wks | Top 20: 3wks | Top 40: 7wks | Top 75: 17wks | Top 100: 21wks (OCC & HM) | Top 200: 53wks

Top 200 (Hit Music)
[1st Entry: 29/10/2000] 01-03-10-22-31-38-39-43-46-42-46-62-54-54-64-66-69-79-80-86-101-112-120-127-109-110-126... (HM) ...116-97-123-Out (OCC)
[2nd Entry: 03/06/2001] 146-144-147-151-153-150-144-161-145-127-114-115-127-151-143-143-165-189-Out (OCC)
[3rd Entry: 14/10/2001] 181-Out (OCC)
[4th Entry: 04/11/2001] 188-Out (OCC)
[5th Entry: 06/01/2002] 190-146-155-Out (OCC)

Top 100 (Official Charts Company)
[1st Entry: 29/10/2000] 01-03-10-22-31-38-39-43-46-42-46-62-54-54-64-66-69-78-Out
[2nd Entry: 15/04/2001] 96-93-Out
[3rd Entry: 13/05/2001] 97-Out

Weekly Sales in the Top 10
106,000 - #01 [29/10/2000]
051,000 - #03 [05/11/2000]
023,000 - #10 [12/11/2000]





HEADLINES (FRIENDSHIP NEVER ENDS)


Single from 'Greatest Hits'
Children In Need charity single


Release Date: 5th November 2007 (Digital) / 19th November 2007 (Physical)
Peak: #11
Certification: N/A
First Week Sales: 7,197 (Digital release week, at #20) + 14,941 (Physical release week, at #11)
Total Sales: 51,000 https://twitter.com/LoveCulture/status/799237172779974656 (17th November 2016 / Official Charts Company)
Weeks: Top 20: 2wks | Top 40: 4wks | Top 75: 5wks | Top 100: 6wks | Top 200: 9wks

Top 200 (Official Charts Company)
[Entry: 11/11/2007] 20-23-11-21-55-95-104-123-162-Out

Weekly Sales in the Top 40
007,197 - #20 [11/11/2007]
005,900 - #23 [18/11/2007]
014,941 - #11 [25/11/2007]
005,543 - #21 [02/12/2007]

Posted by: Jay ☆ Aug 20 2017, 05:35 PM


ALBUMS




SPICE


Includes 'Wannabe', 'Say You'll Be There', '2 Become 1', 'Mama' & 'Who Do You Think You Are'

Release Date: 4th November 1996
Peak: #1 (for 15 weeks)
Certification: 10xPlatinum (August 1997 / BPI Awards)
First Week Sales: 114,305 (originally reported as 155,000)
Total Sales: 2,940,000 http://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/flashback-looking-back-at-spice-girls-debut-album-20-years-on-the-record-that-spawned-a-global-phenomenon__15414/ (14th July 2016 / Official Charts Company)
Weeks: Top 3: 30wks | Top 5: 40wks | Top 10: 43wks | Top 20: 50wks | Top 40: 63wks | Top 75: 72wks | Top 100: 91wks | Top 200: 113wks

Top 200
[Entry: 10/11/1996] 01-02-02-01-01-01-01-01-01-01-01-02-03-04-03-03-01-02-01-01-01-01-02-02-03-02-01-02-02-03-04-05-05-04-04-05-04-02-04-04-06-09-11-09-11-13-15-20-22-20-22-20-21-27-36-35-33-39-38-39-33-37-40-56-77-102-98-102-89-91-101-94-101-107-95-106-103-87-89-97-89-91-67-74-84-75-84-87-86-89-75-71-79-91-120-136-112-111-115-44-44-61-91-112-121-110-135-123-121-121-118-112-185-Out




SPICEWORLD


Includes 'Spice Up Your Life', 'Too Much', 'Stop' & 'Viva Forever'

Release Date: 3rd November 1997
Peak: #1 (for 3 weeks)
Certification: 5xPlatinum (19th December 1997 / BPI Awards)
First Week Sales: 191,856
Total Sales: 1,576,709 http://www.buzzjack.com/forums/index.php?s=&showtopic=95988&view=findpost&p=2626874 (21st June 2009 / BuzzJack)
Weeks: Top 3: 9wks | Top 5: 10wks | Top 10: 11wks | Top 20: 25wks | Top 40: 48wks | Top 75: 55wks | Top 100: 66wks | Top 200: 85wks

Top 200
[1st Entry: 09/11/1997] 01-01-02-02-01-02-02-03-02-04-08-11-14-21-20-14-14-16-17-16-19-15-12-14-22-21-26-30-27-24-26-32-36-22-22-23-24-21-16-15-23-23-24-30-32-38-40-39-43-49-65-77-83-86-94-85-85-85-75-74-99-89-93-102-138-170-180-157-165-192-175-177-Out
[2nd Entry: 04/04/1999] 72-72-95-119-167-184-Out
[3rd Entry: 20/06/1999] 191-149-164-160-198-Out
[4th Entry: 26/12/1999] 151-169-Out




FOREVER


Includes 'Goodbye', 'Holler' & 'Let Love Lead The Way'

Release Date: 6th November 2000
Peak: #2
Certification: Platinum (17th November 2000 / BPI Awards)
First Week Sales: 73,390
Total Sales: 266,000 http://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/ask-official-charts-your-questions-on-the-x-factor-spice-girls-and-more-answered__9485/ (30th May 2015 / Official Charts Company)
Weeks: Top 3: 1wk | Top 5: 1wk | Top 10: 1wk | Top 20: 2wks | Top 40: 5wks | Top 75: 8wks | Top 100: 10wks | Top 200: 15wks

Top 200
[1st Entry: 12/11/2000] 02-16-32-37-35-43-49-62-80-111-150-Out
[2nd Entry: 05/08/2001] 184-Out
[3rd Entry: 15/09/2002] 93-120-Out
[4th Entry: 19/01/2003] 185-Out




GREATEST HITS


Includes 'Headlines (Friendship Never Ends)' & all previous hits

Release Date: 12th November 2007
Peak: #2
Certification: Platinum (25th January 2008 / BPI Awards)
First Week Sales: 75,787
Total Sales: 524,503 (18th May 2018)
Weeks: Top 3: 1wk | Top 5: 1wk | Top 10: 2wks | Top 20: 5wks | Top 40: 11wks | Top 75: 14wks | Top 100: 18wks | Top 200: 38wks

Top 200
[1st Entry: 18/11/2007] 02-07-12-13-22-27-29-34-36-39-41-67-107-138-Out
[2nd Entry: 22/02/2009] 173-Out
[3rd Entry: 12/08/2012] 164-18-62-136-179-Out
[4th Entry: 18/11/2012] 190-Out
[5th Entry: 09/12/2012] 84-108-117-90-107-98-108-146-128-Out
[6th Entry: 15/07/2016] 180-Out
[7th Entry: 09/02/2018] 81-154-191-175-177-163-Out
[8th Entry: 18/05/2018] 197-Out

Posted by: Jay ☆ Aug 20 2017, 05:36 PM


SINGLES




I WANT YOU BACK
[feat. Missy "Misdemeanor" Elliott]


1st single from 'Hot'

Release Date: 14th September 1998
Peak: #1 (for 1 week)
Certification: Silver (25th September 1998 / BPI Awards)
First Week Sales: 86,000
Total Sales: 226,000 http://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/the-ultimate-official-spice-girls-solo-chart-all-their-singles-ranked-by-sales-__19520/ (29th June 2017 / Official Charts Company)
Weeks: Top 3: 1wk | Top 5: 2wks | Top 10: 2wks | Top 20: 3wks | Top 40: 6wks | Top 75: 9wks | Top 100: 15wks (OCC) or 12wks (HM) | Top 200: 19wks

Top 200 (Hit Music)
[Entry: 20/09/1998] 01-04-15-28-33-40-52-66-75-94-102-110-104-97-102-89-129-149-185-Out

Top 100 (Official Charts Company)
[1st Entry: 20/09/1998] 01-04-15-28-33-40-52-66-75-Out
[2nd Entry: 06/12/1998] 90-92-87-89-82-100-Out

Weekly Sales in the Top 10
86,000 - #01 [20/09/1998]
57,000 - #04 [27/09/1998]





WORD UP


Non-album single

Note: The chart from 4th July 1999 suffered from having missing sales data (from Virgin & Our Price stores), which resulted in an inaccurate chart being aired/published. This affected 'Word Up', which was revealed to have entered at #14. In February 2015, the correct chart was published via the Official Charts website, and it was revealed that 'Word Up' had actually charted at #13! Therefore, this is what I'm noting its peak position as being.

Further reading: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/393073.stm / http://www.ukmix.org/forums/viewtopic.php?p=387136#p387136 / http://www.officialcharts.com/charts/singles-chart/19990704/


Release Date: 28th June 1999
Peak: #13
Certification: N/A
First Week Sales: 20,000
Total Sales: 76,996 http://www.buzzjack.com/forums/index.php?s=&showtopic=95988&view=findpost&p=2626874 (21st June 2009 / BuzzJack)
Weeks: Top 20: 2wks | Top 40: 3wks | Top 75: 8wks | Top 100: 9wks (OCC) or 10wks (HM) | Top 200: 13wks

Top 200 (Hit Music)
[Entry: 04/07/1999] 13-20-28-44-54-58-72-87-117-128-90-71-156-Out (Originally reported as having entered & peaked at #14)

Top 100 (Official Charts Company)
[1st Entry: 04/07/1999] 13-20-28-44-54-58-72-Out
[2nd Entry: 12/09/1999] 86-71-Out




TELL ME


2nd single from 'Hot'

Release Date: 25th September 2000
Peak: #4
Certification: N/A
First Week Sales: 40,000
Total Sales: 109,000 http://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/the-ultimate-official-spice-girls-solo-chart-all-their-singles-ranked-by-sales-__19520/ (29th June 2017 / Official Charts Company)
Weeks: Top 5: 1wk | Top 10: 1wk | Top 20: 2wks | Top 40: 4wks | Top 75: 7wks | Top 100: 11wks (OCC) or 13wks (HM) | Top 200: 23wks

Top 200 (Hit Music & Official Charts Company)
[1st Entry: 01/10/2000] 04-12-23-32-46-59-63-92-96-139-155-127-114-88-80-82-98-117-145-144-143-149-Out (HM)
[2nd Entry: 27/05/2001] 189-Out (OCC)

Top 100 (Official Charts Company)
[1st Entry: 01/10/2000] 04-12-23-32-46-59-63-Out
[2nd Entry: 31/12/2000] 84-77-79-87-Out




FEELS SO GOOD


3rd single from 'Hot'

Release Date: 19th February 2001
Peak: #5
Certification: N/A
First Week Sales: 55,000
Total Sales: 142,000 http://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/the-ultimate-official-spice-girls-solo-chart-all-their-singles-ranked-by-sales-__19520/ (29th June 2017 / Official Charts Company)
Weeks: Top 5: 1wk | Top 10: 1wk | Top 20: 3wks | Top 40: 5wks | Top 75: 8wks | Top 100: 9wks (OCC) or 10wks (HM) | Top 200: 23wks

Top 200 (Hit Music & Official Charts Company)
[1st Entry: 25/02/2001] 05-12-19-23-31-43-53-62-79-105-Out (HM)
[2nd Entry: 27/05/2001] 112-106-90-108-108-110-116-122-140-155-130-123-Out (OCC)
[3rd Entry: 16/09/2001] 176-Out (OCC)

Top 100 (Official Charts Company)
[1st Entry: 25/02/2001] 05-12-19-23-31-43-53-62-Out
[2nd Entry: 10/06/2001] 90-Out




LULLABY


4th single from 'Hot'

Release Date: 4th June 2001
Peak: #13
Certification: N/A
First Week Sales: Unknown
Total Sales: 38,898 http://www.buzzjack.com/forums/index.php?s=&showtopic=95988&view=findpost&p=2626874 (21st June 2009 / BuzzJack)
Weeks: Top 20: 1wk | Top 40: 2wks | Top 75: 4wks | Top 100: 4wks | Top 200: 4wks

Top 200 (Official Charts Company)
[Entry: 10/06/2001] 13-27-41-75-Out




TODAY


Single from 'L.A. State of Mind'

Release Date: 13th June 2005
Peak: #41
Certification: N/A
First Week Sales: Unknown
Total Sales: 3,818 http://www.buzzjack.com/forums/index.php?s=&showtopic=95988&view=findpost&p=2626874 (21st June 2009 / BuzzJack)
Weeks: Top 75: 1wk | Top 100: 2wks | Top 200: 3wks

Top 200 (Official Charts Company)
[Entry: 19/06/2005] 41-99-188-Out




FOR ONCE IN MY LIFE


Non-album single

Note: Failed to enter the "Official Singles Chart Top 200".
Peaked at #30 in the "Official Independent Singles Chart Top 50" chart. http://www.officialcharts.com/charts/independent-singles-chart/20130922/130/


Release Date: 19th September 2013

Posted by: Jay ☆ Aug 20 2017, 05:36 PM


ALBUMS




HOT


Includes 'I Want You Back', 'Tell Me', 'Feels So Good' & 'Lullaby'

Release Date: 9th October 2000
Peak: #28
Certification: Silver (20th October 2000 / BPI Awards)
First Week Sales: 7,419
Total Sales: 52,976 http://www.buzzjack.com/forums/index.php?s=&showtopic=95988&view=findpost&p=2626874 (21st June 2009 / BuzzJack)
Weeks: Top 40: 1wk | Top 75: 2wks | Top 100: 5wks | Top 200: 11wks

Top 200
[1st Entry: 15/10/2000] 28-65-96-161-Out
[2nd Entry: 11/02/2001] 181-153-97-95-118-180-Out
[3rd Entry: 27/05/2001] 182-Out




L.A. STATE OF MIND


Includes 'Today'

Note: Failed to enter the "Official Albums Chart Top 200".
Music Week revealed an entry position of #453, and also reported a second week position of #1581. http://www.buzzjack.com/forums/index.php?s=&showtopic=143555&view=findpost&p=4026373


Release Date: 27th June 2005
Peak: #453
Certification: N/A
First Week Sales: 670
Total Sales: 1,702 http://www.buzzjack.com/forums/index.php?s=&showtopic=95988&view=findpost&p=2626874 (21st June 2009 / BuzzJack)

Posted by: Jay ☆ Aug 20 2017, 05:36 PM


SINGLES




OUT OF YOUR MIND
[True Steppers & Dane Bowers feat. Victoria Beckham]


Non-album single

Release Date: 14th August 2000
Peak: #2
Certification: Gold (22nd September 2000 / BPI Awards)
First Week Sales: 180,584
Total Sales: 400,000 http://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/the-ultimate-official-spice-girls-solo-chart-all-their-singles-ranked-by-sales-__19520/ (29th June 2017 / Official Charts Company)
Weeks: Top 3: 2wks | Top 5: 3wks | Top 10: 3wks | Top 20: 5wks | Top 40: 8wks | Top 75: 20wks | Top 100: 27wks (OCC) or 28wks (HM) | Top 200: 52wks

Top 200 (Hit Music & Official Charts Company)
[1st Entry: 20/08/2000] 02-03-05-12-19-31-39-31-44-54-53-67-75-71-62-69-76-78-80-69-58-68-69-78-89-100-99-95-122-132-148-170-Out (HM)
[2nd Entry: 15/04/2001] 179-183-182... (HM) ...160-Out (OCC)
[3rd Entry: 03/06/2001] 189-Out (OCC)
[4th Entry: 17/06/2001] 193-Out (OCC)
[5th Entry: 01/07/2001] 190-189-Out (OCC)
[6th Entry: 05/08/2001] 196-182-180-196-198-191-Out (OCC)
[7th Entry: 28/10/2001] 170-155-Out (OCC)
[8th Entry: 06/01/2002] 134-165-177-155-Out (OCC)

Top 100 (Official Charts Company)
[1st Entry: 20/08/2000] 02-03-05-12-19-31-39-31-44-54-53-67-75-71-62-69-Out
[2nd Entry: 24/12/2000] 79-69-58-68-69-77-85-90-84-92-97-Out

Weekly Sales in the Top 10
180,854 - #02 [20/08/2000]
086,000 - #03 [27/08/2000]
051,000 - #05 [03/09/2000]





NOT SUCH AN INNOCENT GIRL


1st single from 'Victoria Beckham'

Release Date: 17th September 2001
Peak: #6
Certification: N/A
First Week Sales: 36,000
Total Sales: 84,000 http://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/victoria-beckham-at-40-her-biggest-selling-solo-singles-revealed-__4005/ (17th April 2014 / Official Charts Company)
Weeks: Top 10: 1wk | Top 20: 2wks | Top 40: 3wks | Top 75: 11wks | Top 100: 14wks | Top 200: 14wks

Top 200 (Official Charts Company)
[1st Entry: 23/09/2001] 06-18-33-52-74-Out
[2nd Entry: 04/11/2001] 76-77-50-46-68-Out
[3rd Entry: 23/12/2001] 87-74-67-74-Out




A MIND OF ITS OWN


2nd single from 'Victoria Beckham'

Release Date: 11th February 2002
Peak: #6
Certification: N/A
First Week Sales: 27,000
Total Sales: 60,000 http://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/victoria-beckham-at-40-her-biggest-selling-solo-singles-revealed-__4005/ (17th April 2014 / Official Charts Company)
Weeks: Top 10: 1wk | Top 20: 2wks | Top 40: 4wks | Top 75: 7wks | Top 100: 8wks | Top 200: 13wks

Top 200 (Official Charts Company)
[1st Entry: 17/02/2002] 06-17-27-31-46-67-72-86-Out
[2nd Entry: 05/05/2002] 161-200-193-Out
[3rd Entry: 30/06/2002] 135-170-Out




THIS GROOVE / LET YOUR HEAD GO


"Double A Side" Non-album single

Release Date: 29th December 2003
Peak: #3
Certification: N/A
First Week Sales: 29,000
Total Sales: 69,000 http://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/victoria-beckham-at-40-her-biggest-selling-solo-singles-revealed-__4005/ (17th April 2014 / Official Charts Company)
Weeks: Top 3: 1wk | Top 5: 1wk | Top 10: 2wks | Top 20: 4wks | Top 40: 6wks | Top 75: 8wks | Top 100: 8wks | Top 200: 9wks

Top 200 (Official Charts Company)
[1st Entry: 04/01/2004] 03-07-14-20-33-39-49-59-Out
[2nd Entry: 10/10/2004] 184-Out

Weekly Sales in the Top 10
29,000 - #03 [04/01/2004]
16,400 - #07 [11/01/2004]

Posted by: Jay ☆ Aug 20 2017, 05:36 PM


ALBUM




VICTORIA BECKHAM


Includes 'Not Such an Innocent Girl' & 'A Mind of Its Own'

Release Date: 1st October 2001
Peak: #10
Certification: N/A
First Week Sales: 16,000
Total Sales: 52,635 http://www.buzzjack.com/forums/index.php?s=&showtopic=95988&view=findpost&p=2626874 (21st June 2009 / BuzzJack)
Weeks: Top 10: 1wk | Top 20: 1wk | Top 40: 2wks | Top 75: 3wks | Top 100: 4wks | Top 200: 9wks

Top 200
[1st Entry: 07/10/2001] 10-35-85-161-Out
[2nd Entry: 17/02/2002] 121-112-107-67-156-Out

Posted by: Jay ☆ Aug 20 2017, 05:36 PM


SINGLES




WHAT I AM
[Tin Tin Out feat. Emma Bunton]


1st single from 'A Girl Like Me'

Release Date: 1st November 1999
Peak: #2
Certification: Silver (5th November 1999 / BPI Awards)
First Week Sales: 106,000
Total Sales: 224,000 http://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/the-ultimate-official-spice-girls-solo-chart-all-their-singles-ranked-by-sales-__19520/ (29th June 2017 / Official Charts Company)
Weeks: Top 3: 1wk | Top 5: 1wk | Top 10: 2wks | Top 20: 3wks | Top 40: 7wks | Top 75: 12wks | Top 100: 13wks (OCC) or 13wks (HM) | Top 200: 27wks

Top 200 (Hit Music)
[1st Entry: 07/11/1999] 02-09-15-23-39-51-57-48-45-45-38-38-86-130-153-151-147-Out
[2nd Entry: 18/06/2000] 169-131-130-146-154-154-144-140-150-178-Out

Top 100 (Official Charts Company)
[Entry: 07/11/1999] 02-09-15-23-39-51-57-48-45-45-38-38-82-Out

Weekly Sales in the Top 10
106,000 - #02 [07/11/1999]
039,000 - #09 [14/11/1999]





WHAT TOOK YOU SO LONG?


2nd single from 'A Girl Like Me'

Release Date: 2nd April 2001
Peak: #1 (for 2 weeks)
Certification: Silver (12th April 2001 / BPI Awards)
First Week Sales: 76,317
Total Sales: 269,737 http://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/number-1-this-week-in-2001-emma-buntons-debut-solo-single-hits-the-top__14532/ (14th April 2016 / Official Charts Company)
Weeks: Top 3: 2wks | Top 5: 2wks | Top 10: 3wks | Top 20: 6wks | Top 40: 9wks | Top 75: 12wks | Top 100: 13wks | Top 200: 19wks

Top 200 (Official Charts Company)
[1st Entry: 08/04/2001] 01-01-08-11-16-20-27-32-39-46-54-60-Out
[2nd Entry: 29/07/2001] 110-97-106-Out
[3rd Entry: 02/09/2001] 147-159-152-194-Out

Weekly Sales in the Top 10
76,317 - #01 [08/04/2001]
64,818 - #01 [15/04/2001]
31,000 - #08 [22/04/2001]





TAKE MY BREATH AWAY


3rd single from 'A Girl Like Me'

Release Date: 27th August 2001
Peak: #5
Certification: N/A
First Week Sales: 34,000
Total Sales: 81,015 http://www.buzzjack.com/forums/index.php?s=&showtopic=95988&view=findpost&p=2626874 (21st June 2009 / BuzzJack)
Weeks: Top 5: 1wk | Top 10: 1wk | Top 20: 2wks | Top 40: 4wks | Top 75: 9wks | Top 100: 9wks | Top 200: 15wks

Top 200 (Official Charts Company)
[1st Entry: 02/09/2001] 05-14-25-38-48-51-48-45-56-Out
[2nd Entry: 16/12/2001] 182-Out
[3rd Entry: 06/01/2002] 101-142-Out
[4th Entry: 27/01/2002] 157-Out
[5th Entry: 10/02/2002] 193-177-Out




WE'RE NOT GONNA SLEEP TONIGHT


4th single from 'A Girl Like Me'

Release Date: 10th December 2001
Peak: #20
Certification: N/A
First Week Sales: 13,000
Total Sales: 35,802 http://www.buzzjack.com/forums/index.php?s=&showtopic=95988&view=findpost&p=2626874 (21st June 2009 / BuzzJack)
Weeks: Top 20: 1wk | Top 40: 4wks | Top 75: 5wks | Top 100: 6wks | Top 200: 14wks

Top 200 (Official Charts Company)
[1st Entry: 16/12/2001] 20-34-32-35-49-Out
[2nd Entry: 24/02/2002] 94-107-Out
[3rd Entry: 31/03/2002] 137-150-126-157-169-179-Out
[4th Entry: 09/06/2002] 198-Out




FREE ME


1st single from 'Free Me'

Release Date: 26th May 2003
Peak: #5
Certification: N/A
First Week Sales: 20,000
Total Sales: 55,563 http://www.buzzjack.com/forums/index.php?s=&showtopic=95988&view=findpost&p=2626874 (21st June 2009 / BuzzJack)
Weeks: Top 5: 1wk | Top 10: 1wk | Top 20: 3wks | Top 40: 6wks | Top 75: 9wks | Top 100: 9wks | Top 200: 17wks

Top 200 (Official Charts Company)
[1st Entry: 01/06/2003] 05-11-18-26-31-39-44-57-61-Out
[2nd Entry: 31/08/2003] 119-142-131-153-148-175-174-Out
[3rd Entry: 26/10/2003] 188-Out




MAYBE


2nd single from 'Free Me'

Release Date: 13th October 2003
Peak: #6
Certification: N/A
First Week Sales: 21,700
Total Sales: 77,247 http://www.buzzjack.com/forums/index.php?s=&showtopic=95988&view=findpost&p=2626874 (21st June 2009 / BuzzJack)
Weeks: Top 10: 2wks | Top 20: 4wks | Top 40: 6wks | Top 75: 9wks | Top 100: 13wks | Top 200: 19wks

Top 200 (Official Charts Company)
[1st Entry: 19/10/2003] 06-10-15-18-25-30-42-48-64-76-Out
[2nd Entry: 11/01/2004] 77-86-Out
[3rd Entry: 01/02/2004] 87-Out
[4th Entry: 11/04/2004] 117-103-Out
[5th Entry: 02/05/2004] 147-144-137-171-Out

Weekly Sales in the Top 10
21,700 - #06 [19/10/2003]
12,000 - #10 [26/10/2003]





I'LL BE THERE


3rd single from 'Free Me'

Release Date: 26th January 2004
Peak: #7
Certification: N/A
First Week Sales: 14,615
Total Sales: 39,496 http://www.buzzjack.com/forums/index.php?s=&showtopic=95988&view=findpost&p=2626874 (21st June 2009 / BuzzJack)
Weeks: Top 10: 2wks | Top 20: 3wks | Top 40: 4wks | Top 75: 8wks | Top 100: 10wks | Top 200: 18wks

Top 200 (Official Charts Company)
[1st Entry: 01/02/2004] 07-10-20-33-45-52-73-85-Out
[2nd Entry: 04/04/2004] 76-74-Out
[3rd Entry: 02/05/2004] 118-124-143-140-188-Out
[4th Entry: 20/06/2004] 147-Out
[5th Entry: 12/09/2004] 180-199-Out

Weekly Sales in the Top 10
14,615 - #07 [01/02/2004]
08,140 - #10 [08/02/2004]





CRICKETS SING FOR ANAMARIA


4th single from 'Free Me'

Release Date: 31st May 2004
Peak: #15
Certification: N/A
First Week Sales: 8,842
Total Sales: 18,723 http://www.buzzjack.com/forums/index.php?s=&showtopic=95988&view=findpost&p=2626874 (21st June 2009 / BuzzJack)
Weeks: Top 20: 1wk | Top 40: 3wks | Top 75: 4wks | Top 100: 8wks | Top 200: 13wks

Top 200 (Official Charts Company)
[1st Entry: 06/06/2004] 15-28-39-55-Out
[2nd Entry: 18/07/2004] 92-95-96-99-113-111-Out
[3rd Entry: 05/09/2004] 160-174-200-Out




DOWNTOWN


1st single from 'Life in Mono'
Children In Need charity single


Release Date: 13th November 2006 (Digital) / 20th November 2006 (Physical)
Peak: #3
Certification: N/A
First Week Sales: 30,582 (Physical release week, at #3)
Total Sales: 77,039 http://www.buzzjack.com/forums/index.php?s=&showtopic=95988&view=findpost&p=2626874 (21st June 2009 / BuzzJack)
Weeks: Top 3: 1wk | Top 5: 1wk | Top 10: 2wks | Top 20: 3wks | Top 40: 6wks | Top 75: 7wks | Top 100: 7wks | Top 200: 8wks

Top 200 (Official Charts Company)
[Entry: 19/11/2006] 24-03-07-11-26-39-58-108-Out

Weekly Sales in the Top 10
30,582 - #03 [26/11/2006]
12,600 - #07 [03/12/2006]





ALL I NEED TO KNOW


2nd single from 'Life in Mono'

Release Date: 12th February 2007 (Physical)
Peak: #60
Certification: N/A
First Week Sales: 2,600 (Physical release week, at #60)
Total Sales: 6,188 http://www.buzzjack.com/forums/index.php?s=&showtopic=95988&view=findpost&p=2626874 (21st June 2009 / BuzzJack)
Weeks: Top 75: 1wk | Top 100: 1wk | Top 200: 3wks

Top 200 (Official Charts Company)
[Entry: 11/02/2007] 200-60-147-Out

Posted by: Jay ☆ Aug 20 2017, 05:36 PM


ALBUMS




A GIRL LIKE ME


Includes 'What I Am', 'What Took You So Long?', 'Take My Breath Away' & 'We're Not Gonna Sleep Tonight'

Release Date: 16th April 2001
Peak: #4
Certification: Gold (7th September 2001 / BPI Awards)
First Week Sales: 21,500
Total Sales: 124,928 http://www.buzzjack.com/forums/index.php?s=&showtopic=95988&view=findpost&p=2626874 (21st June 2009 / BuzzJack)
Weeks: Top 5: 1wk | Top 10: 1wk | Top 20: 2wks | Top 40: 4wks | Top 75: 12wks | Top 100: 15wks | Top 200: 23wks

Top 200
[1st Entry: 22/04/2001] 04-17-27-40-61-55-80-124-183-Out
[2nd Entry: 22/07/2001] 167-129-118-88-67-53-47-54-52-67-93-194-Out
[3rd Entry: 16/12/2001] 176-179-Out




FREE ME


Includes 'Free Me', 'Maybe', 'I'll Be There' & 'Crickets Sing for Anamaria'

Release Date: 9th February 2004
Peak: #7
Certification: Gold (28th May 2004 / BPI Awards)
First Week Sales: 33,091
Total Sales: 141,712 http://www.buzzjack.com/forums/index.php?s=&showtopic=95988&view=findpost&p=2626874 (21st June 2009 / BuzzJack)
Weeks: Top 10: 1wk | Top 20: 3wks | Top 40: 5wks | Top 75: 11wks | Top 100: 13wks | Top 200: 21wks

Top 200
[1st Entry: 15/02/2004] 07-16-20-24-38-44-67-86-117-145-167-Out
[2nd Entry: 16/05/2004] 194-137-50-53-43-53-77-146-182-193-Out




LIFE IN MONO


Includes 'Downtown' & 'All I Need to Know'

Release Date: 3rd December 2006
Peak: #65
Certification: N/A
First Week Sales: 12,307
Total Sales: 53,510 http://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/number-1-this-week-in-2001-emma-buntons-debut-solo-single-hits-the-top__14532/ (25th April 2016 / Official Charts Company)
Weeks: Top 75: 2wks | Top 100: 3wks | Top 200: 6wks

Top 200
[1st Entry: 09/12/2006] 65-75-79-128-156-Out
[2nd Entry: 18/02/2007] 188-Out

Posted by: Jay ☆ Aug 20 2017, 05:36 PM


SINGLES



Posted by: Jay ☆ Aug 20 2017, 05:36 PM


ALBUMS



Posted by: Jay ☆ Aug 20 2017, 05:36 PM


SINGLES



Posted by: Jay ☆ Aug 20 2017, 05:37 PM


ALBUMS



Posted by: Jay ☆ Aug 20 2017, 05:37 PM

Forthcoming Post

Posted by: Jay ☆ Aug 20 2017, 05:37 PM

Old Information


Singles

Spice Girls - Wannabe - 1,380,000 http://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/official-top-20-biggest-selling-singles-of-all-time-by-female-artists__18426/ (8th March 2017 / Official Charts Company)

Spice Girls - Say You'll Be There - 991,788 (28th July 2017)

Spice Girls - Say You'll Be There - 960,000 http://www.buzzjack.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=181467 (August 2015 / VIVA: Top 40 Best Selling Female Hits)

Spice Girls - 2 Become 1 - 1,181,653 http://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/the-uks-official-chart-millionaires-revealed__20459/ (19th September 2017 / Official Charts Company)

Spice Girls - 2 Become 1 - 1,140,000 http://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/the-uks-official-top-20-biggest-selling-love-ballads-of-all-time__13786/ (11th February 2017 / Official Charts Company)

Spice Girls - Spice Up Your Life - 910,000 http://www.buzzjack.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=199078 (19th March 2017 / VH1's 'Official Top 20 Girl Group Hits Of The Past 20 Years' programme) {Includes Streaming Units}


Albums

Spice Girls - Greatest Hits - 413,129 http://www.buzzjack.com/forums/index.php?s=&showtopic=145152&view=findpost&p=4076189 (19th August 2012 / Official Charts Company)

Emma Bunton - Life in Mono - 50,725 http://www.buzzjack.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=95988&st=80&p=2626874&#entry2626874 (21st June 2009 / BuzzJack)

Posted by: MoistSummerFruit Aug 20 2017, 06:51 PM

The Spices really weren't that big.

They fall from likw 2 to 10 and then to 20 the next week :/

They were a hype band. Once the hype died, so did their sales

Posted by: T Boy Aug 21 2017, 01:12 PM

Looking at the sales, they clearly were massive for their first 2 eras.

Posted by: Jamesy Aug 25 2017, 11:50 PM

I think it's a bit of a reach to say they weren't that big. First week sales of 2 Become 1 of over 429,000 copies in an era with no downloads or streaming suggests that actually, they were. 429,000 physical CD sales in one week is just astronomical sales by any standard. Achieving that NOW with downloads and streaming would be a mean feat let alone back then without them. How many acts have sold 429,000 copies of a single (sales ONLY) recently? Ed Sheeran? Possibly the only one? Maybe Despacito? Look how long they both had to be number 1 before getting anywhere near that sales only total.

The SG had the best selling Comic Relief single of the 90's despite both Mama and Who Do You Think You Are featuring on the album that had already been out over four months by that point.

Even after Geri left, with Goodbye, they still managed over 330,000 sales in their first week. It was also, up until recently because of streams, their fourth biggest selling single.

Yes, they made a huge mistake leaving it so long between Goodbye and Holler, and yes, they did lose a lot of sales because of this. However, suggesting they weren't that big is a controversial claim especially when the sales speak for themselves.

Posted by: Jay ☆ Aug 26 2017, 06:52 PM

Preach *.* They were huge, it's undeniable. wub.gif

I'll do my best to fully update the solo sections soon, I ran out of steam after completing the group section!

Posted by: jafetsigfinns Aug 30 2017, 12:46 PM

Wow so interesting to see how huge they really were! Where did you get the Top 200 runs?

Posted by: Jay ☆ Sep 3 2017, 05:30 PM

QUOTE(jafetsigfinns @ Aug 30 2017, 01:46 PM) *
Wow so interesting to see how huge they really were! Where did you get the Top 200 runs?

Hey! I found most of them via here: http://www.zobbel.de/cluk/cwann.HTM A few years ago I bought the 1997 and 1998 chart booklets to find the old information, and over the last few years I've found out the positions from ChartsPlus happy.gif

Posted by: missingyou Sep 3 2017, 07:17 PM

heartbreaking the way Headlines was managed. Such a beautiful song and still played loads by me. Wish they just did one release date and at least they would have gotten a #5

Posted by: Fulvio84 Sep 7 2017, 03:21 PM

QUOTE(missingyou @ Sep 3 2017, 09:17 PM) *
heartbreaking the way Headlines was managed. Such a beautiful song and still played loads by me. Wish they just did one release date and at least they would have gotten a #5


actually the whole reunion could have been managed better.
I am so thankfull to had the opportunity to see them live and get a GH to close their discographu with dignity but could have been done so much better

Posted by: Spiceboy Sep 9 2017, 10:32 AM

Yay Jay's sales thread survives the demise of Denden wub.gif

Posted by: iTsound Sep 9 2017, 04:20 PM

Thanks for save Jay's sales topic, it's really useful yahoo.gif

Posted by: Good Old Days Sep 9 2017, 04:48 PM

Do you need top 40 chartruns (for Emma and Geri) from other countries ?


Posted by: Jay ☆ Sep 19 2017, 01:54 PM

We have sales updates for Wannabe & 2 Become 1! biggrin.gif

Wannabe
1,385,211 - Pure sales
0,160,276 - Streaming equivalent sales
1,545,488 - Overall total

2 Become 1
1,137,775 - Pure sales
0,043,878 - Streaming equivalent sales
1,181,653 - Overall total


In the UK's Official Chart 'millionaires' list, Wannabe places 81st while 2 Become 1 is 188th. If we only took into account their actual pure sales, Wannabe would be 56th & 2 Become 1 109th.


Since the OCC started to include streaming data in 2014...

2 Become 1 = 4,387,800 streams
Wannabe = 16,027,600 streams


http://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/the-uks-official-chart-millionaires-revealed__20459/

Posted by: Mr.X Sep 19 2017, 04:58 PM

Thanks Jay x

Posted by: Jay ☆ Sep 19 2017, 06:42 PM

You're welcome! *.*

Sales summary:

19/09/2017 - 1,545,488 - Wannabe
19/09/2017 - 1,181,653 - 2 Become 1
28/07/2017 - 991,788 - Say You'll Be There
19/03/2017 - 910,000 - Spice Up Your Life
19/03/2017 - 900,000 - Goodbye
24/03/2017 - 732,000 - Mama / Who Do You Think You Are
27/07/2017 - 708,000 - Viva Forever
19/03/2017 - 690,000 - Too Much
16/03/2017 - 420,200 - Stop
30/05/2015 - 260,000 - Holler / Let Love Lead The Way
17/11/2016 - 51,000 - Headlines (Friendship Never Ends)

(Date = when the sales figure was revealed)

Pleasingly up-to-date! Nice to have all but one of their singles have a sales figure from within the last 12 months! All of them include streaming, apart from Holler and possibly Headlines, but I doubt the streaming contribution for either of these songs is particularly significant anyway.

Posted by: Mr.X Sep 20 2017, 01:33 AM

Awesome, thanks!

Shame about Holler being so low. Criminally underrated.

And I feel like it will be a matter of time till Say You'll Be There AND Spice Up Your Life pass the million mark wub.gif

Am I right to think that if that happens they will be the only group in history to ever get to 4 million sellers??!!

Posted by: vibe Sep 20 2017, 05:04 PM

I can't believe that the GH album sold more in the first week then FOREVER .
Really surprised by this .

Posted by: Spiceboy Sep 26 2017, 10:26 PM

QUOTE(Mr.X @ Sep 20 2017, 02:33 AM) *
Awesome, thanks!

Shame about Holler being so low. Criminally underrated.

And I feel like it will be a matter of time till Say You'll Be There AND Spice Up Your Life pass the million mark wub.gif

Am I right to think that if that happens they will be the only group in history to ever get to 4 million sellers??!!



No the Beatles had 6:
1. She loves you (1.9 million)
2. I want to hold your hand (1.7 million)
3. Can't buy me love (1.5 million)
4. I feel fine (1.4 million)
5. Day tripper / Can we work it out (1.4 million)
6. Hey Jude (1.1 million)

They would be the only Girl Group in history to do it, no other girl group has had more than one million seller (I think only Atomic Kitten and All Saints have had million selling singles Whole again and Never ever), not sure if Little Mix have achieved any with the help of streaming?

Posted by: Spiceboy Sep 26 2017, 10:28 PM

Ps I'm gonna go download Say you'll be there and Spice up your lifeon itunes so give them an extra sale lol

26/09/2017 - 991,789 - Say You'll Be There
126/09/2017 - 910,001 - Spice Up Your Life

tongue.gif

Posted by: sammy01 Sep 27 2017, 07:49 PM

2 become 1 should surely be certified 2 x platinum this Christmas. Its streams go through the roof over xmas and streaming is just growing and growing.

Posted by: Spiceboy Oct 9 2017, 09:14 PM

Jay Boy you lazy biatch get this thread updated! funky.gif

Posted by: Jay ☆ Oct 9 2017, 10:26 PM

I really need to!! Will try and find a moment asap *.*

Posted by: Babyboy Oct 16 2017, 11:35 AM

Do you have the top 200 for England united single and It's only rock n roll?
Thanks

Posted by: liamk97 Oct 19 2017, 08:19 AM

'Spice Up Your Life' is the http://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/official-charts-flashback-1997-spice-girls-spice-up-your-life__20793/ this week.

QUOTE
The song opened to huge first week sales of 321,000 and finished as the 10th biggest single that year. Its total sales stand at 887,000 in the UK, while the song has been streamed 4.5 million times.

Total sales stand at 932k.

Posted by: sammy01 Oct 19 2017, 08:22 AM

So SUYL has 'sold' 22k in 7 months. I guess we can assume SYBT has crossed the million mark now then.

Posted by: Jay ☆ Oct 19 2017, 09:35 AM

wub.gif Thanks for posting, Liam! That's a nice increase! I wonder when SUYL will become a "millionaire" - maybe in another couple of years at this rate?

QUOTE(sammy01 @ Oct 19 2017, 09:22 AM) *
So SUYL has 'sold' 22k in 7 months. I guess we can assume SYBT has crossed the million mark now then.

Obviously 910k and 932k are approximates, but it works out as SUYL selling roughly 102 sales per day since its 19th March update. If Say You'll Be There had also sold 102 sales a day since its last update (back in July), it would have become a "millionaire" this week. ohmy.gif Maybe even sooner than that, given it most likely achieves higher streams than Spice Up Your Life (it's higher on Spotify). It'd be nice to have confirmation. It's a pity that it didn't do it in time for the OCC's published list. sad.gif

Posted by: Jay ☆ Feb 10 2018, 02:44 AM

We have a new total for Greatest Hits - 515,397 cheer.gif

(Sorry that I've not fully updated this thread for months, it's a bit of a daunting task... I'll try and get it done, slowly but surely).

Posted by: tommie Feb 10 2018, 03:31 AM

I'm impressed! ohmy.gif

It might actually be able to go double platinum if they keep promoting during the year. (and toss it up on Spotify)

Posted by: Jay ☆ Feb 10 2018, 04:57 AM

Making it available on Spotify UK again really should be a top priority for their label! GH's total sales figure would have been a lot bigger than 515k if it had remained available, and it's likely missing out on spending many weeks inside the UK albums Top 200. *

This week it sold 1,312 copies [610 Downloads, 540 Streaming Units (the majority of this must come from Apple Music) & 162 CDs].

* Its sales increased by 161.4% this week, which means it sold 502 copies the week before. It took 759 copies to make it into the Top 200 that week. So if it was on Spotify, its weekly sales would likely be enough for it to make the Top 200 without any effort. Frustrating!

Posted by: Shia LeMuffQueef Feb 10 2018, 06:30 AM

QUOTE(Mr.X @ Sep 20 2017, 01:33 AM) *
Awesome, thanks!

Shame about Holler being so low. Criminally underrated.

And I feel like it will be a matter of time till Say You'll Be There AND Spice Up Your Life pass the million mark wub.gif

Am I right to think that if that happens they will be the only group in history to ever get to 4 million sellers??!!


poor Hollier sad.gif

Up there with Toxic as one of the best pop songs EVER, but strangely I CAN'T see anyone else singing it. It's such a package, the video, the girls, the song, the Star Trek reference Vb sings, and I won't energise, to link to the sci-fi video, etc.

Posted by: Shia LeMuffQueef Feb 12 2018, 01:18 AM

Do we know where the GH charted this week?

Also, the forum is no.1 AGAIN, for a second week running now! cheer.gif

Posted by: Spiceboy Feb 12 2018, 01:47 AM

Awesome that it has passed the half a million mark I'm well chuffed with that considering in it's initial run it only went platinum and now it is closer to double platinum that platinum. Fingers crossed that the girls get their act together and tour this year to try push the GH over the double platinum border. Getting it on Spotify would help too, but actually I think it's more credit to them that they have achieved this mainly on physicals and downloads alone, you go girls!

Posted by: sammy01 Feb 12 2018, 02:07 AM

The GH going double platinum this year would be great. Seems a tough ask but it went to #81 and sold 1.3k off the back of a photo. A proper announcement and it on Spotify and whatever they do do could really give it a huge push, especially if it coincides with xmas.

Posted by: missingyou Feb 13 2018, 10:25 PM

can't believe i only just saw the total.


AMAZING.


515k is incredible when it was just over platinum at the end of the reunion tour. I hope that any new package this year is a re-release with enhancements rather than a whole new product, so that they can keep building on it.

A reissue with a vinyl edition of the main disc and a CD/Download/Stream release with a bonus disc of tracks (some of the amazing b-sides such as 'Walk of Life' and 'Take Me Home' with some unreleased tracks 'Spice Is Back', 'Angels', 'Song For Her', 'Woman' etc)

Posted by: Spiceboy Feb 13 2018, 10:45 PM

Yeah I think a re-issue with a bonus CD and a vinyl is the way forwards. They are unlikely to sell alot of a brand new GH (as only die hard fans will buy a second one), wheres a re-issue will count towards the sales of the current GH and should easily push it over double platinum.

Posted by: tommie Feb 16 2018, 10:15 AM

I mean, the GH shifts around 20k per year at this point without being available on Spotify, so just them being active and actually doing things should be able to push it to double platinum. Their priority for it should be to get it on Spotify, get it re-stocked in supermarkets, get it on vinyl and a bonus disc. Somewhat in that order.

Posted by: Mr.X Feb 17 2018, 06:01 PM

Did the GH chart again on Friday? I cant seem to find the info...

Posted by: sammy01 Feb 17 2018, 10:18 PM

Yes #154.

Posted by: Mr.X Feb 19 2018, 06:38 PM

Thank you xx

Posted by: Jay ☆ Feb 25 2018, 01:40 AM

Greatest Hits manages a third week in the Top 200 this year, falling to #191! Total sales now stand at 517,009.

Posted by: sammy01 Feb 26 2018, 03:46 PM

Keep going GH Mother's day soon, Mama will hopefully keep it selling over the next couple of weeks. Then hopefully an announcement.

Posted by: Spice Girls Net Mar 2 2018, 04:54 PM

BPI confirms that 2 Become 1 has gone 2x Platinum with sales of 1.2 million 😃

Posted by: Mr.X Mar 3 2018, 12:11 AM

QUOTE(Spice Girls Net @ Mar 2 2018, 04:54 PM) *
BPI confirms that 2 Become 1 has gone 2x Platinum with sales of 1.2 million 😃


Thank you for sharing - THATS HOT cheer.gif

Posted by: Jay ☆ Mar 3 2018, 04:03 AM

Fantastic news, itís about time! wub.gif

Btw, Greatest Hits climbs up to #175 this week - 4th week in the chart this year!

Posted by: Mr.X Mar 3 2018, 12:16 PM

Amazing, thanks for the info JAY! cheekkiss.gif cool2.gif

Wonder if Say You'll Be There will sooooooooon be known to have passed the 1million mark #WeAreReadyForIt

Posted by: Spiceboy Mar 3 2018, 12:26 PM

I am really irritated at not getting SYBT updates!!!

Posted by: Spice Girls Net Mar 3 2018, 02:28 PM

The problem is SYBT is another 200k+ plus away from 2x Platinum so unless there's another million sellers article or a Spice anniversary article on the Official Charts page, we may not know for a while sad.gif

Posted by: SamJudd Mar 3 2018, 07:12 PM

I have some solo Spice Girls singles sales =

Emma Bunton

Take My Breath Away 77,220
Weíre Not Gonna Sleep Tonight 36,000
Free Me 65,000
Maybe 80,000
Iíll Be There 40,000
Crickets Sing For Anamaria 27,000
Downtown 77,039
All I Need To Know 6,188


Melanie C

When Youíre Gone (Ft Bryan Adams) 747,000
Goiní Down 92,645
Northern Star 216,000
Never Be The Same Again 431,400
I Turn To You 384,000
If That Were Me 35,000
Here It Comes Again 40,890
On The Horizon 25,000
Melt/Yeh Yeh Yeh 8,313
Next Best Superstar 16,000
I Want Candy 12,510
Carolyna 6,391


Geri Halliwell

Look At Me 330,812
Mi Chico Latino 383,000
Lift Me Up 347,000
Bag It Up 260,000
Itís Raining Men 449,000
Scream If You Wanna Go Faster 80,192
Calling 70,515
Ride It 55,142
Desire 9,000

Posted by: Mr.X Mar 3 2018, 09:37 PM

QUOTE(SamJudd @ Mar 3 2018, 07:12 PM) *
I have some solo Spice Girls singles sales =

Emma Bunton

Take My Breath Away 77,220
Weíre Not Gonna Sleep Tonight 36,000
Free Me 65,000
Maybe 80,000
Iíll Be There 40,000
Crickets Sing For Anamaria 27,000
Downtown 77,039
All I Need To Know 6,188


Emma deserves so much better than these numbers cry.gif Maybe, I'll Be There, Crickets and All I Need To Know are #1 material singles. BABY WAS ROBBED!!

Posted by: Jay ☆ Mar 8 2018, 03:27 AM

Thanks for posting, SamJudd. I have amendments for some of those sales!

All of the following sales figures were revealed in June 2009, unless otherwise stated:

QUOTE
Emma
Take My Breath Away - 81,015
Free Me - 55,563
Maybe - 77,247
Crickets Sing for Anamaria - 18,723

(After looking on Google, I think Free Me's 65k / Maybe's 80k / Crickets 27k were people over-estimating in predicting how much those singles had sold)

Melanie C
If That Were Me - 53,595
Here It Comes Again - 39,890 (Someone on Wikipedia must have randomly decided to edit it to 40,890 instead)
On The Horizon, 22,030
Here It Comes Again - 19,066

Geri
Look at Me - 326,000 (June 2017)
Lift Me Up - 346,000 (June 2017)
Ride It - 53,142 (Another Wikipedia edit, someone randomly adding 2k to the total)
Desire - 12,895


All the 2009 sales are posted here: http://www.buzzjack.com/forums/index.php?s=&showtopic=95988&view=findpost&p=2626874

I certainly wish we could have some updates, considering most of these sales figures are almost 9 years out of date.

Posted by: Jay ☆ Mar 8 2018, 06:27 AM

Emma Bunton Singles & Albums posts on the first page are now completed! I'm sorry it's taking me so long to complete this thread; I still haven't posted the information for Melanie C & Geri Halliwell. A work in progress! cool2.gif

While I was adding Emma info, I discovered a relatively recent sales total for Life in Mono! Official Charts Company revealed it had sold 53,510 copies as of 25th April 2016. They mentioned this in the comments section of http://www.officialcharts.com/chart-news/number-1-this-week-in-2001-emma-buntons-debut-solo-single-hits-the-top__14532/. Its previously known total was 50,725 as of 21st June 2009. That's an increase of 2,785 copies in just under 7 years.

Posted by: tommie Mar 8 2018, 07:13 AM

Life In Mono will go Silver eventually! (Or not)

Posted by: vibe Mar 8 2018, 09:20 AM

I didnít realise that Lift Me Up outsold Look At Me

Posted by: sammy01 Mar 8 2018, 10:10 AM

Has life in mono been certified silver for shipments?

Posted by: Jay ☆ Mar 8 2018, 11:04 AM

Unfortunately not! sad.gif 'Victoria Beckham' wasn't certified either. However 'Hot' is certified silver based on shipments (in fact it was certified 11 days after release, lol).

Posted by: sammy01 Mar 8 2018, 11:40 AM

Oh so both could sneak over a silver cert eventually. In like 2030 lol

Posted by: Voodoo Mar 11 2018, 06:05 PM

Did the GH make it to another week in the chart?

Posted by: Jay ☆ Mar 12 2018, 09:47 AM

^ #177 this week!

Posted by: missingyou Mar 12 2018, 10:07 AM

148 sold 877 copies, so id imagine its between 750-850?

Posted by: tommie Mar 13 2018, 03:43 AM

Smashing it. Your faves could never!

Posted by: Jay ☆ Mar 15 2018, 05:01 PM

Greatest Hits is on course to spend a 6th week inside the UK album charts this year! Glad that it is building up a longer chart run. I'm certain it'd be a permanent fixture in the charts if it was actually on Spotify sad.gif It's doing very well to stay in the charts based on CDs, downloads and primarily Apple Music when it comes to the streaming.

Posted by: Jay ☆ Mar 16 2018, 06:00 PM

'Greatest Hits' "Official Album Downloads Chart Top 100" chart run:

#04, 24 weeks (Updated: 23rd March 2017)

[1st Entry: 18/11/2007]†04-06-14-27-34-24-21-24-22-27-35-out (11w)
[2nd Entry: 19/08/2012] 09-34-out (2w)
[3rd Entry: 30/12/2012] 83-out (1w)
[4th Entry: 20/01/2013] 99-out (1w)
[5th Entry: 15/07/2016] 89-out (1w)
[6th Entry: 27/10/2017] 78-out (1w)
[7th Entry: 09/02/2018] 18-43-77-90-93-78-93... (7w)

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'Greatest Hits' "Official Physical Albums Chart Top 100" chart run:

#02, 14 weeks

[1st Entry: 18/11/2007]†02-07-12-13-22-27-29-39-40-41-43-67-out† (12w)
[2nd Entry: 19/08/2012] 78-out (1w)
[3rd Entry: 09/12/2012] 76-out (1w)

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'Greatest Hits' "Official Albums Sales Chart Top 100" chart run:

#68, 01 week

[Entry: 09/02/2018] 68-out (1w)

(This chart began on 1st March 2015, and only counts physical & download sales. That is the date that the official album chart started to include streaming data.)

Posted by: Jay ☆ Mar 16 2018, 07:15 PM

Greatest Hits climbs to #163!

Chart run so far in 2018: 81-154-191-175-177-163...

Check the first page for its full chart run!

Posted by: vibe Mar 16 2018, 08:06 PM

Was Melanie B lucky to reach number 1 in 1998 with only 86,000 sales ?

Still canít believe less than 8000 people purchased her album in the first week of sales .

Posted by: Jay ☆ Mar 17 2018, 12:31 AM

Fairly lucky! If you were to rank the 52 weeks of #1 sales from 1998, Mel B was the 44th highest. 39 of those 52 weeks required 100k+ to be #1.

Some more info: The first week sales of Goodbye (380,711) made it the fastest selling single of 1998, and Viva Forever was the second highest sales figure with 277,911! Stop entered at #2 with 115,000, which was more copies than 22 weeks of 1998 #1s sold. sad.gif

Posted by: vibe Mar 17 2018, 08:46 AM

Incredible sales for both Goodbye and viva forever .

Viva forever was on album that had sold well over 2 million . I guess Geri leaving created the buzz.

Why could have been if they released new album late in 1999. But then again we probably wouldn’t have had the masterpiece that is NS.

Posted by: sammy01 Mar 17 2018, 11:17 AM

QUOTE(Jay ☆ @ Mar 16 2018, 07:15 PM) *
Greatest Hits climbs to #163!

Chart run so far in 2018: 81-154-191-175-177-163...

Check the first page for its full chart run!


I love the GH is hanging around and building up weeks in the top 200.

Posted by: Mr.X Mar 17 2018, 12:05 PM

Simon Fuller might be playing the long game with not putting it on Spotify yet - since it is yet to get out of the Top200, they are probably racking up a bit of actual sales (so cashing a bit in) instead of the meager Spotify sales that come from streams... Not that it matters too much, but just thought about that now...

Posted by: sammy01 Mar 17 2018, 05:33 PM

It is 2018 you are only shooting yourself in the foot not having an album on Spotify.

People who stream music don't rush out to buy an album that isn't there. Plus the studio albums are so 5.2m people a month are still listening to Spice girls on spotify just the GH isn't getting any streaming sales from it.

Posted by: Jay ☆ Mar 21 2018, 11:15 AM

Seems like the GH is in danger of falling out of the chart this week, unfortunately, but I have to say - 6 weeks of re-entry is far more than I'd anticipated! When you consider what prompted this was a reunion photo on Instagram.

Posted by: Jay ☆ Mar 29 2018, 02:04 AM

Every UK Top 5 albums chart that Spice Girls albums (group & solo) have appeared in:

Sources: https://www.ukmix.org/forums/viewtopic.php?f=5&t=35628 / http://www.officialcharts.com

10/11/96
01 (NE) Spice (by Spice Girls) 1 wk
02 (02) Blue Is The Colour (by The Beautiful South) 3 wks
03 (NE) Around The World: The Journey So Far (by East 17) 1 wk
04 (03) Greatest Hits (by Simply Red) 5 wks
05 (01) A Different Beat (by Boyzone) 2 wks

17/11/96
01 (NE) Take Two (by Robson & Jerome) 1 wk
02 (01) Spice (by Spice Girls) 2 wks
03 (03) Around The World: The Journey So Far (by East 17) 2 wks
04 (04) Greatest Hits (by Simply Red) 6 wks
05 (02) Blue Is The Colour (by The Beautiful South) 4 wks

24/11/96
01 (01) Take Two (by Robson & Jerome) 2 wks
02 (02) Spice (by Spice Girls) 3 wks
03 (04) Greatest Hits (by Simply Red) 7 wks
04 (05) Blue Is The Colour (by The Beautiful South) 5 wks
05 (03) Around The World: The Journey So Far (by East 17) 3 wks

01/12/96
01 (02) Spice (by Spice Girls) 4 wks
02 (01) Take Two (by Robson & Jerome) 3 wks
03 (06) Falling Into You (by Celine Dion) 38 wks
04 (04) Blue Is The Colour (by The Beautiful South) 6 wks
05 (03) Greatest Hits (by Simply Red) 8 wks

08/12/96
01 (01) Spice (by Spice Girls) 5 wks
02 (02) Take Two (by Robson & Jerome) 4 wks
03 (05) Greatest Hits (by Simply Red) 9 wks
04 (03) Falling Into You (by Celine Dion) 39 wks
05 (04) Blue Is The Colour (by The Beautiful South) 7 wks


15/12/96
01 (01) Spice (by Spice Girls) 6 wks
02 (02) Take Two (by Robson & Jerome) 5 wks
03 (05) Blue Is The Colour (by The Beautiful South) 8 wks
04 (04) Falling Into You (by Celine Dion) 40 wks
05 (03) Greatest Hits (by Simply Red) 10 wks

22/12/96
01 (01) Spice (by Spice Girls) 7 wks
02 (02) Take Two (by Robson & Jerome) 6 wks
03 (03) Blue Is The Colour (by The Beautiful South) 9 wks
04 (04) Falling Into You (by Celine Dion) 41 wks
05 (05) Greatest Hits (by Simply Red) 11 wks

29/12/96
01 (01) Spice (by Spice Girls) 8 wks
02 (04) Falling Into You (by Celine Dion) 42 wks
03 (03) Blue Is The Colour (by The Beautiful South) 10 wks
04 (02) Take Two (by Robson & Jerome) 7 wks
05 (05) Greatest Hits (by Simply Red) 12 wks

05/01/97
01 (01) Spice (by Spice Girls) 9 wks
02 (02) Falling Into You (by Celine Dion) 43 wks
03 (03) Blue Is The Colour (by The Beautiful South) 11 wks
04 (07) Travelling Without Moving (by Jamiroquai) 17 wks
05 (06) The Score (by Fugees) 42 wks

12/01/97
01 (01) Spice (by Spice Girls) 10 wks
02 (10) Evita [OST] (by Madonna & Various Artists) 11 wks
03 (03) Blue Is The Colour (by The Beautiful South) 12 wks
04 (02) Falling Into You (by Celine Dion) 44 wks
05 (04) Travelling Without Moving (by Jamiroquai) 18 wks

19/01/97
01 (01) Spice (by Spice Girls) 11 wks
02 (02) Evita [OST] (by Madonna & Various Artists) 12 wks
03 (03) Blue Is The Colour (by The Beautiful South) 13 wks
04 (04) Falling Into You (by Celine Dion) 45 wks
05 (06) Ocean Drive (by Lighthouse Family) 49 wks

26/01/97
01 (02) Evita [OST] (by Madonna & Various Artists) 13 wks
02 (01) Spice (by Spice Girls) 12 wks
03 (03) Blue Is The Colour (by The Beautiful South) 14 wks
04 (NE) Razorblade Suitcase (by Bush) 1 wk
05 (04) Falling Into You (by Celine Dion) 46 wks

02/02/97
01 (NE) Glow (by Reef) 1 wk
02 (01) Evita [OST] (by Madonna & Various Artists) 14 wks
03 (02) Spice (by Spice Girls) 13 wks
04 (03) Blue Is The Colour (by The Beautiful South) 15 wks
05 (18) Coming Up (by Suede) 22 wks

09/02/97
01 (NE) White On Blonde (by Texas) 1 wk
02 (02) Evita [OST] (by Madonna & Various Artists) 15 wks
03 (01) Glow (by Reef) 2 wks
04 (03) Spice (by Spice Girls) 14 wks
05 (118) Placebo (by Placebo) 6 wks

16/02/97
01 (NE) Blur (by Blur) 1 wk
02 (01) White On Blonde (by Texas) 2 wks
03 (04) Spice (by Spice Girls) 15 wks
04 (02) Evita [OST] (by Madonna & Various Artists) 16 wks
05 (NE) The Smurfs Hits '97 Vol. 1 (by The Smurfs) 1 wk

23/02/97
01 (NE) Attack Of The Grey Lantern (by Mansun) 1 wk
02 (05) The Smurfs Hits '97 Vol. 1 (by The Smurfs) 2 wks (!)
03 (03) Spice (by Spice Girls) 16 wks
04 (01) Blur (by Blur) 2 wks
05 (09) Tragic Kingdom (by No Doubt) 8 wks

02/03/97
01 (03) Spice (by Spice Girls) 17 wks
02 (24) Everything Must Go (by Manic Street Preachers) 41 wks
03 (09) Ocean Drive (by Lighthouse Family) 55 wks
04 (01) Attack Of The Grey Lantern (by Mansun) 2 wks
05 (159) Beautiful Freak (by Eels) 6 wks

09/03/97
01 (NE) Pop (by U2) 1 wk
02 (01) Spice (by Spice Girls) 18 wks
03 (02) Everything Must Go (by Manic Street Preachers) 42 wks
04 (NE) B-Sides, Seasides & Freerides (by Ocean Colour Scene) 1 wk
05 (03) Ocean Drive (by Lighthouse Family) 56 wks

16/03/97
01 (02) Spice (by Spice Girls) 19 wks
02 (NE) Still Waters (by The Bee Gees) 1 wk
03 (01) Pop (by U2) 2 wks
04 (NE) Nine Lives (by Aerosmith) 1 wk
05 (03) Everything Must Go (by Manic Street Preachers) 43 wks

23/03/97
01 (01) Spice (by Spice Girls) 20 wks
02 (02) Still Waters (by The Bee Gees) 2 wks
03 (NE) Before The Rain (by Eternal) 1 wk
04 (03) Pop (by U2) 3 wks
05 (05) Everything Must Go (by Manic Street Preachers) 44 wks

30/03/97
01 (01) Spice (by Spice Girls) 21 wks
02 (NE) Lisa Stansfield (by Lisa Stansfield) 1 wk
03 (02) Still Waters (by The Bee Gees) 3 wks
04 (06) Tragic Kingdom (by No Doubt) 13 wks
05 (05) Everything Must Go (by Manic Street Preachers) 45 wks

06/04/97
01 (01) Spice (by Spice Girls) 22 wks
02 (NE) 10 (by Wet Wet Wet) 1 wk
03 (04) Tragic Kingdom (by No Doubt) 14 wks
04 (02) Lisa Stansfield (by Lisa Stansfield) 2 wks
05 (10) Blue Is The Colour (by The Beautiful South) 24 wks

13/04/97
01 (NE) Dig Your Own Hole (by The Chemical Brothers) 1 wk
02 (01) Spice (by Spice Girls) 23 wks
03 (02) 10 (by Wet Wet Wet) 2 wks
04 (09) White On Blonde (by Texas) 10 wks
05 (03) Tragic Kingdom (by No Doubt) 15 wks

20/04/97
01 (NE) Ultra (by Depeche Mode) 1 wk
02 (02) Spice (by Spice Girls) 24 wks
03 (NE) Mother Nature Calls (by Cast) 1 wk
04 (01) Dig Your Own Hole (by The Chemical Brothers) 2 wks
05 (04) White On Blonde (by Texas) 11 wks

27/04/97
01 (NE) Tellin' Stories (by The Charlatans) 1 wk
02 (NE) In It For The Money (by Supergrass) 1 wk
03 (02) Spice (by Spice Girls) 25 wks
04 (05) White On Blonde (by Texas) 12 wks
05 (NE) Shelter (by The Brand New Heavies) 1 wk

04/05/97
01 (01) Tellin' Stories (by The Charlatans) 2 wks
02 (03) Spice (by Spice Girls) 26 wks
03 (02) In It For The Money (by Supergrass) 2 wks
04 (04) White On Blonde (by Texas) 13 wks
05 (05) Shelter (by The Brand New Heavies) 2 wks

11/05/97
01 (02) Spice (by Spice Girls) 27 wks
02 (NE) Flaming Pie (by Paul McCartney) 1 wk
03 (01) Tellin' Stories (by The Charlatans) 3 wks
04 (04) White On Blonde (by Texas) 14 wks
05 (03) In It For The Money (by Supergrass) 3 wks

18/05/97
01 (NE) Blood On The Dancefloor (by Michael Jackson) 1 wk
02 (01) Spice (by Spice Girls) 28 wks
03 (NE) The Colour And The Shape (by Foo Fighters) 1 wk
04 (04) White On Blonde (by Texas) 15 wks
05 (02) Flaming Pie (by Paul McCartney) 2 wks

25/05/97
01 (01) Blood On The Dancefloor (by Michael Jackson) 2 wks
02 (02) Spice (by Spice Girls) 29 wks
03 (05) Flaming Pie (by Paul McCartney) 3 wks
04 (06) Republica (by Republica) 12 wks
05 (04) White On Blonde (by Texas) 16 wks

01/06/97
01 (NE) Open Road (by Gary Barlow) 1 wk
02 (NE) Do It Yourself (by The Seahorses) 1 wk
03 (02) Spice (by Spice Girls) 30 wks
04 (01) Blood On The Dancefloor (by Michael Jackson) 3 wks
05 (NE) Always On My Mind - Ultimate Love Songs (by Elvis Presley) 1 wk

08/06/97
01 (NE) Wu-Tang Forever (by Wu-Tang Clan) 1 wk
02 (01) Open Road (by Gary Barlow) 2 wks
03 (NE) Timeless (by Sarah Brightman) 1 wk
04 (03) Spice (by Spice Girls) 31 wks
05 (02) Do It Yourself (by The Seahorses) 2 wks

15/06/97
01 (NE) Middle Of Nowhere (by Hanson) 1 wk
02 (03) Timeless (by Sarah Brightman) 2 wks
03 (07) Always On My Mind - Ultimate Love Songs (by Elvis Presley) 3 wks
04 (06) Before The Rain (by Eternal) 13 wks
05 (04) Spice (by Spice Girls) 32 wks

22/06/97
01 (NE) OK Computer (by Radiohead) 1 wk
02 (NE) Destination Anywhere (by Jon Bon Jovi) 1 wk
03 (01) Middle Of Nowhere (by Hanson) 2 wks
04 (NE) Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space (by Spiritualized) 1 wk
05 (05) Spice (by Spice Girls) 33 wks

29/06/97
01 (01) OK Computer (by Radiohead) 2 wks
02 (NE) Heavy Soul (by Paul Weller) 1 wk
03 (02) Destination Anywhere (by Jon Bon Jovi) 2 wks
04 (05) Spice (by Spice Girls) 34 wks
05 (06) Before The Rain (by Eternal) 15 wks

06/07/97
01 (NE) The Fat Of The Land (by The Prodigy) 1 wk
02 (01) OK Computer (by Radiohead) 3 wks
03 (02) Heavy Soul (by Paul Weller) 2 wks
04 (04) Spice (by Spice Girls) 35 wks
05 (05) Before The Rain (by Eternal) 16 wks

13/07/97
01 (01) The Fat Of The Land (by The Prodigy) 2 wks
02 (NE) Vanishing Point (by Primal Scream) 1 wk
03 (02) OK Computer (by Radiohead) 4 wks
04 (03) Heavy Soul (by Paul Weller) 3 wks
05 (04) Spice (by Spice Girls) 36 wks

20/07/97
01 (01) The Fat Of The Land (by The Prodigy) 3 wks
02 (03) OK Computer (by Radiohead) 5 wks
03 (02) Vanishing Point (by Primal Scream) 2 wks
04 (05) Spice (by Spice Girls) 37 wks
05 (07) The Best Of - Motown Years (by Michael Jackson & The Jackson 5) 2 wks

27/07/97
01 (01) The Fat Of The Land (by The Prodigy) 4 wks
02 (04) Spice (by Spice Girls) 38 wks
03 (NE) Songs From Northern Britain (by Teenage Fanclub) 1 wk
04 (09) White On Blonde (by Texas) 25 wks
05 (02) OK Computer (by Radiohead) 6 wks

03/08/97
01 (01) The Fat Of The Land (by The Prodigy) 5 wks
02 (04) White On Blonde (by Texas) 26 wks
03 (05) OK Computer (by Radiohead) 7 wks
04 (02) Spice (by Spice Girls) 39 wks
05 (08) Sheryl Crow (by Sheryl Crow) 44 wks

10/08/97
01 (01) The Fat Of The Land (by The Prodigy) 6 wks
02 (02) White On Blonde (by Texas) 27 wks
03 (03) OK Computer (by Radiohead) 8 wks
04 (04) Spice (by Spice Girls) 40 wks
05 (05) Sheryl Crow (by Sheryl Crow) 45 wks

09/11/97
01 (NE) Spiceworld (by Spice Girls) 1 wk
02 (01) Urban Hymns (by The Verve) 6 wks
03 (02) Greatest Hits (by Eternal) 3 wks
04 (NE) Paint The Sky With Stars: The Best Of Enya (by Enya) 1 wk
05 (03) Postcards From Heaven (by Lighthouse Family) 3 wks

16/11/97
01 (01) Spiceworld (by Spice Girls) 2 wks
02 (02) Urban Hymns (by The Verve) 7 wks
03 (03) Greatest Hits (by Eternal) 4 wks
04 (04) Paint The Sky With Stars: The Best Of Enya (by Enya) 2 wks
05 (NE) Like You Do...The Best Of The Lightning Seeds (by The Lightning Seeds) 1 wk

23/11/97
01 (NE) Let's Talk About Love (by Celine Dion) 1 wk
02 (01) Spiceworld (by Spice Girls) 3 wks
03 (02) Urban Hymns (by The Verve) 8 wks
04 (NE) Reload (by Metallica) 1 wk
05 (03) Greatest Hits (by Eternal) 5 wks

30/11/97
01 (01) Let's Talk About Love (by Celine Dion) 2 wks
02 (02) Spiceworld (by Spice Girls) 4 wks
03 (03) Urban Hymns (by The Verve) 9 wks
04 (NE) The Best Of Wham! (by Wham!) 1 wk
05 (NE) Left Of The Middle (by Natalie Imbruglia) 1 wk

07/12/97
01 (02) Spiceworld (by Spice Girls) 5 wks
02 (01) Let's Talk About Love (by Celine Dion) 3 wks
03 (03) Urban Hymns (by The Verve) 10 wks
04 (04) The Best Of Wham! (by Wham!) 2 wks
05 (09) Backstreet's Back (by Backstreet Boys) 17 wks

14/12/97
01 (02) Let's Talk About Love (by Celine Dion) 4 wks
02 (01) Spiceworld (by Spice Girls) 6 wks
03 (03) Urban Hymns (by The Verve) 11 wks
04 (04) The Best Of Wham! (by Wham!) 3 wks
05 (07) All Saints (by All Saints) 3 wks

21/12/97
01 (01) Let's Talk About Love (by Celine Dion) 5 wks
02 (02) Spiceworld (by Spice Girls) 7 wks
03 (03) Urban Hymns (by The Verve) 12 wks
04 (04) The Best Of Wham! (by Wham!) 4 wks
05 (05) All Saints (by All Saints) 4 wks

28/12/97
01 (03) Urban Hymns (by The Verve) 13 wks
02 (01) Let's Talk About Love (by Celine Dion) 6 wks
03 (02) Spiceworld (by Spice Girls) 8 wks
04 (04) The Best Of Wham! (by Wham!) 5 wks
05 (05) All Saints (by All Saints) 5 wks

04/01/98
01 (01) Urban Hymns (by The Verve) 14 wks
02 (03) Spiceworld (by Spice Girls) 9 wks
03 (05) All Saints (by All Saints) 6 wks
04 (06) White On Blonde (by Texas) 48 wks
05 (02) Let's Talk About Love (by Celine Dion) 7 wks

11/01/98
01 (01) Urban Hymns (by The Verve) 15 wks
02 (03) All Saints (by All Saints) 7 wks
03 (12) Life Thru A Lens (by Robbie Williams) 15 wks
04 (02) Spiceworld (by Spice Girls) 10 wks
05 (04) White On Blonde (by Texas) 49 wks

13/06/99
01 (01) By Request (by Boyzone) 2 wks
02 (02) ABBA Gold - Greatest Hits (by ABBA) 339 wks
03 (03) Come On Over (by Shania Twain) 67 wks
04 (NE) Schizophonic (by Geri Halliwell) 1 wk
05 (NE) Californication (by Red Hot Chili Peppers) 1 wk

09/04/00
01 (02) Play (by Moby) 37 wks
02 (01) Supernatural (by Santana) 23 wks
03 (07) Westlife (by Westlife) 23 wks
04 (03) Reload (by Tom Jones) 28 wks
05 (12) Northern Star (by Melanie C) 25 wks

27/08/00
01 (01) Born To Do It (by Craig David) 2 wks
02 (02) Ronan (by Ronan Keating) 4 wks
03 (03) In Blue (by The Corrs) 6 wks
04 (17) Northern Star (by Melanie C) 45 wks
05 (04) The Marshall Mathers LP (by Eminem) 14 wks

12/11/00
01 (NE) Coast To Coast (by Westlife) 1 wk
02 (NE) Forever (by Spice Girls) 1 wk
03 (02) The Greatest Hits (by Texas) 3 wks
04 (01) All That You Can't Leave Behind (by U2) 2 wks
05 (03) The Best Of The Blur (by Blur) 2 wks

22/04/01
01 (01) Just Enough Education To Perform (by Stereophonics) 2 wks
02 (02) Popstars (by Hear'Say) 4 wks
03 (04) No Angel (by Dido) 27 wks
04 (NE) A Girl Like Me (by Emma Bunton) 1 wk
05 (03) Songbird (by Eva Cassidy) 23 wks

20/05/01
01 (NE) Reveal (by R.E.M.) 1 wk
02 (NE) One Wild Night: Live 1985-2001 (by Bon Jovi) 1 wk
03 (02) No Angel (by Dido) 31 wks
04 (03) Hot Shot (by Shaggy) 16 wks
05 (NE) Scream If You Wanna Go Faster (by Geri Halliwell) 1 wk

16/03/03
01 (01) Come Away With Me (by Norah Jones) 50 wks
02 (03) A Rush Of Blood To The Head (by Coldplay) 29 wks
03 (02) Stripped (by Christina Aguilera) 20 wks
04 (07) By The Way (by Red Hot Chili Peppers) 36 wks
05 (NE) Reason (by Melanie C) 1 wk

18/11/07
01 (NE) Spirit (by Leona Lewis) 1 wk
02 (NE) Greatest Hits (by Spice Girls) 1 wk
03 (01) Back Home (by Westlife) 2 wks
04 (NE) Mothership (by Led Zeppelin) 1 wk
05 (NE) Taking Chances (by Celine Dion) 1 wk

Posted by: Jonjo Mar 29 2018, 10:39 AM

Amazing. wub.gif

Thanks Jay!! *.*

Spice managing to hold off Paul McCartney!

Posted by: gabry Mar 29 2018, 01:01 PM

excellent work, when also the chart run of geri and melanie c? smile.gif

Posted by: Queef of Peace Mar 29 2018, 01:31 PM

Spiceworld was tiny in comparison.

The bubble burst quickly.

Posted by: sammy01 Mar 29 2018, 03:35 PM

QUOTE(Queef of Peace @ Mar 29 2018, 02:31 PM) *
Spiceworld was tiny in comparison.

The bubble burst quickly.


10 weeks top 5 is amazing. The problem they faced was becoming so global. They had to promote everywhere with the 2nd album where as the first had a delayed release in the US.

By Jan 1998 they were in tour rehersals. I mean Viva Forever didn't even have them in the video I can only imagine by early 1998 there just wasn't enough time to fit everything in and some areas of promo were going to suffer.

They were defo right though to do a huge tour even if it meant neglecting Stop for the most part in the UK and things like Viva Forever video.

Posted by: Jay ☆ Mar 29 2018, 03:44 PM

QUOTE(gabry @ Mar 29 2018, 02:01 PM) *
excellent work, when also the chart run of geri and melanie c? smile.gif

Thank you! Iíll try and get a move on, and add their chart info in April!

Posted by: Jay ☆ Mar 29 2018, 04:04 PM

QUOTE(Queef of Peace @ Mar 29 2018, 02:31 PM) *
Spiceworld was tiny in comparison.

The bubble burst quickly.


QUOTE(sammy01 @ Mar 29 2018, 04:35 PM) *
10 weeks top 5 is amazing. The problem they faced was becoming so global. They had to promote everywhere with the 2nd album where as the first had a delayed release in the US.

By Jan 1998 they were in tour rehersals. I mean Viva Forever didn't even have them in the video I can only imagine by early 1998 there just wasn't enough time to fit everything in and some areas of promo were going to suffer.

They were defo right though to do a huge tour even if it meant neglecting Stop for the most part in the UK and things like Viva Forever video.


Yeah, Spiceworld was still a huge album!

* ‘Spiceworld’ was the 5th best selling album of 1997, selling 1,060,000 in 8 weeks.
* It was the 27th best seller of 1998, with 438,000 copies sold. So a total of just under 1.5m by the end of 1998.
* By the end of the 90s it was the 37th best selling album of the decade.
* As of 2009: 1,576,709 sales.
* Over 20 years on from its release, it remains as the second best selling girl group album in UK chart history, behind ‘Spice’.

So it can’t be said that the bubble burst at this point. The sales weren’t as phenomenal as they were for ‘Spice’, but ‘Spiceworld’ in its own right was clearly successful. It also contains 3 #1 platinum certified singles.

If we’re ever going to use the phrase “the bubble burst”, that was most clearly the ‘Forever’ era - although by that stage the Spice Girls were evidently over it, given they abandoned the era. Their last promotion for the album (and in fact their final appearance together until their 2007 reunion) occurred on 16th November, which was a performance of Holler at the EMAs. That was just 10 days after they released the album. Forever sold 224,000 in its first 8 weeks, making it the 59th best selling album of 2000 (eventual sales of 266,000 as of 2015). That really wasn’t that bad off the back of just one single. It was clearly a huge decline from their previous two albums though, but their level of effort in that era was a fraction of how hard they worked for Spice and Spiceworld. I’d argue that they got back more than they put in, when it came to ‘Forever’.

Posted by: gabry Mar 29 2018, 07:15 PM

QUOTE(Jay ☆ @ Mar 29 2018, 03:44 PM) *
Thank you! Iíll try and get a move on, and add their chart info in April!

Good! thank you smile.gif

Posted by: sammy01 Apr 1 2018, 10:13 PM

Does anyone have any idea of 'how does it feel' sold in the UK?

Posted by: Jay ☆ Apr 2 2018, 12:45 AM

It sold 92,000 in 1998, unfortunately no updates since then!

Posted by: Jay ☆ Apr 30 2018, 08:45 AM

Melanie C - I Turn to You has been certified Gold! cheer.gif That means it's sold over 400,000 units in the UK. (Physicals, downloads and streaming combined).

Posted by: vibe Apr 30 2018, 06:40 PM

What did it sell when originally released ?

Posted by: Jay ☆ May 1 2018, 03:10 AM

I Turn to You:
End of 2000: 338,000
June 2009: 360,477
June 2017: 384,000

I think the 2017 figure was only physicals & downloads... it's nice to know for sure that it's sold 400k+ now. wub.gif

That's likely to be her final certification update, all of her other releases are too far away from the next level up, unfortunately.

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Here's how things stand with the Spice Girls' UK certified awards (and this should roughly be the order of best selling to worst):

SINGLES
Wannabe (Spice Girls)
2 Become 1 (Spice Girls)
Say You'll Be There (Spice Girls)
Spice Up Your Life (Spice Girls)
Goodbye (Spice Girls)
When You're Gone (Melanie C)
Mama / Who Do You Think You Are (Spice Girls)
Viva Forever (Spice Girls)
Too Much (Spice Girls)
It's Raining Men (Geri Halliwell)
Never Be the Same Again (Melanie C)
Stop (Spice Girls)
Out of Your Mind (Victoria Beckham)
I Turn to You (Melanie C)
Mi Chico Latino (Geri Halliwell)
Lift Me Up (Geri Halliwell)
Look at Me (Geri Halliwell) 1
What Took You So Long? (Emma Bunton)
Holler / Let Love Lead the Way (Spice Girls)
Bag It Up (Geri Halliwell)
I Want You Back (Mel B)
What I Am (Emma Bunton)
Northern Star (Melanie C)

1 Shipments of over 400,000 means that Look at Me is certified Gold, but it's actually sold less than that [326,000 as of June 2017]. It seems her label vastly overestimated demand for the physical release! Interestingly it's sold less than Lift Me Up [346,000] and Mi Chico Latino [383,000] (both as of June 2017), but both of these are Silver. I'm pretty certain that none of these figures include streaming, although I doubt Look at Me has done enough streams to have even overtaken Lift Me Up's pure sales yet, let alone be anywhere close to genuinely being over 400,000. Anyway, I've positioned Look at Me below Lift Me Up in the above list, despite its misleading certification.

Other Notes
Stop was on 420,200 as of March 2017, while Never Be the Same Again was on 431,477 in March 2016. Stop will definitely be getting higher streaming sales contribution in the UK than Never Be the Same Again, but who knows whether it might have overtaken it in total sales yet... therefore I've kept NBTSA higher in the above list.

It won't be long until I Turn to You overtakes Out of Your Mind, because OOYM isn't available to stream in the UK (at least it isn't on Spotify, not sure about other services).

What Took You So Long? had sold 269,737 as of April 2016, including streaming, while Holler had sold 260,000 as of May 2015, not including streaming. Hard to know for sure whether Holler is likely to have overtaken, but without this knowledge I've placed WTYSL? higher up.

Bag It Up had sold 260,000 as of March 2015; Holler 260k as of May 2015! I think it's highly likely that Holler has outsold it, particularly with streaming taken into account.

I Want You Back had sold 226,000 as of June 2017, while What I Am had sold 224,000 up to the same point in time. I think neither of these include streaming figures, and I expect What I Am would be higher if streaming was included. Given we don't have that information, I'm keeping I Want You Back higher up in the above list.



ALBUMS
Spice (Spice Girls) 1
Spiceworld (Spice Girls)
Northern Star (Melanie C) 2
Schizophonic (Geri Halliwell) 3
Greatest Hits (Spice Girls)
Forever (Spice Girls) 4
Scream If You Wanna Go Faster (Geri Halliwell)
Free Me (Emma Bunton)
A Girl Like Me (Emma Bunton)
Reason (Melanie C)
Hot (Mel B) 5

1 Shipments of over 3,000,000 means that Spice is certified 10xPlatinum, but it's actually sold less than that [2,940,000 as of July 2016]
2 Shipments of over 900,000 means that Northern Star is certified 3xPlatinum, but it's actually sold less than that [890,150 as of October 2016]
3 Shipments of over 600,000 means that Schizophonic is certified 2xPlatinum, but it's actually sold less than that [483,853 as of June 2009] - I assume that Spice Girls - Greatest Hits has outsold it [519,381 as of March 2018], but given that we don't know this for certain, I've placed Schizophonic higher in the above list.
4 Shipments of over 300,000 means that Forever is certified Platinum, but it's actually sold less than that [266,000 as of May 2015]
5 Shipments of over 60,000 means that Hot is certified Silver, but it's actually sold less than that [52,976 as of June 2009]


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I think that's everything! Let me know if there's any oversights or errors.

When it comes to future certification upgrades...

I would assume Mi Chico Latino going Gold (400,000) is the most likely next certification update to occur. It kept up the pace with I Turn to You in terms of physicals/downloads, although it doesn't have the same strength on streaming. It should pass over eventually though.

Wannabe going 3xPlatinum (1,800,000) is a strong possibility. It was on 1,545,488 in September 2017, so it still has a way to go, but it achieves a huge number of streams... so it should be achievable!

Less likely, but maybe we'll see Say You'll Be There becoming 2xPlatinum someday, and It's Raining Men becoming Platinum. Both do quite well on streaming, but it'll probably take many years.

I don't think any other singles are likely to become certified silver, or upgrade their current certification level.

When it comes to the albums, Greatest Hits going 2xPlatinum is the most likely update, although with it not being on Spotify that will unfortunately take a lot longer than it would if it was available there - frustrating! As of March 2018 it was still 80,000 away from the target of 600k. Life in Mono and Victoria Beckham both sold over 50k+ but I doubt either will make it to 60k to become Silver.

Posted by: vibe May 1 2018, 04:28 AM

Great information 👍🏻

Posted by: gabry May 2 2018, 12:50 PM

great news,but i would like to have the information also of geri and mel c uk chart run and sales first week please!!! smile.gif

Posted by: Jay ☆ May 18 2018, 08:05 PM

Greatest Hits is back in the Top 200! Re-enters at #197. We have a new sales total of: 524,503.

Really sorry that I still haven't added the Geri/Melanie C info, I know I keep promising, and I will do it asap heart.gif

Posted by: gabry May 21 2018, 02:13 PM

QUOTE(Jay ☆ @ May 18 2018, 08:05 PM) *
Greatest Hits is back in the Top 200! Re-enters at #197. We have a new sales total of: 524,503.

Really sorry that I still haven't added the Geri/Melanie C info, I know I keep promising, and I will do it asap heart.gif



smile.gif smile.gif smile.gif smile.gif

Posted by: Jay ☆ Jun 11 2018, 10:21 PM

A new total for Say You'll Be There - 1,011,199 biggrin.gif It's a "millionaire" seller, finally.

Posted by: liamk97 Jun 11 2018, 11:27 PM

Woo! So 19,411 copies sold since 28th July - that's about 431 copies a week so it must have passed 1m around the New Year.

Posted by: vibe Jun 12 2018, 04:45 PM

Does that figure include streams tho ?

Still amazing news smile.gif

Posted by: Jay ☆ Jun 12 2018, 04:56 PM

QUOTE(vibe @ Jun 12 2018, 05:45 PM) *
Does that figure include streams tho ?

Still amazing news smile.gif

It does indeed! I would guess that it's sold around 965,000 copies when it comes to physicals and downloads only (900,000 physicals vs 65,000 downloads) but I don't know for sure.

QUOTE(liamk97 @ Jun 12 2018, 12:27 AM) *
Woo! So 19,411 copies sold since 28th July - that's about 431 copies a week so it must have passed 1m around the New Year.

Interesting! It's a pity that "millionaires" are so common nowadays to the point that the OCC doesn't let us know when songs cross over. I would love if they did an update on the millionaires article from last year.

I wonder how long it'll take for Spice Up Your Life to pass a million?

Posted by: liamk97 Jun 12 2018, 05:00 PM

Agreed, it would be nice if every few months they revealed a new batch of 'millionaires', if not a full update.

Posted by: Spiceboy Jun 14 2018, 05:45 PM

Biffco is claiming that Say you'll be there and 2 become 1 have sold a million in the USA aswell.... I certainly hope so!

Posted by: Nickcx Jun 14 2018, 11:56 PM

Loved reading the sales sales and chart stats for these - will Mel C & Geri's stats be updated anytime soon?

Posted by: Jay ☆ Jun 15 2018, 12:51 AM

Glad that you like the thread! biggrin.gif I've certainly been procrastinating when it comes to Melanie C & Geri but I really need to get a move on and add the info - I'll try and find a moment asap blush.gif

Posted by: Nickcx Jun 15 2018, 01:54 AM

Cheers Jay - Yeah, it's super interesting - They truly were a phenomenon. Very shocked to see how poor Mel B did in general - but the 2 biggest Spices are left to come wub.gif

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