Ever since she was a young girl in Hertfordshire, England, Geri Halliwell had a passion for performing. This passion led her to work in nightclub dancing, glamour modeling, and television hosting prior to her work in music with the Spice Girls and beyond.
Geri, aka Ginger Spice, may not have been a vocal powerhouse compared to some of her bandmates. But what she lacked then in relative singing ability, she made up for with business savvy and drive. She courted controversy (pinching Prince Charles's bum will do that), scored publicity and pushed the "Girl Power" theme to its limit. Musically, she traded raps with Melanie Brown (aka Scary Spice), and provided sultry spoken word interludes (e.g., "If U Can't Dance"), but her greatest contribution to the Spice Girls may have been her sheer spirit.
After her departure from the band in 1998, she launched her solo career. Geri's debut album, Schizophonic, dropped in 1999. An exuberant dance/pop album, its first of four singles is "Look at Me," which charted worldwide.
Geri has since released two other full length albums -- Scream If You Wanna Go Faster in 2001, notable for her "It's Raining Men" cover; and Passion in 2005 -- with five singles between them, and non-album single "Half of Me" in 2013.
A political activist, UN worker, published author, reality program judge, and mother, she remains an active (if very busy) singer-songwriter.