25th November, 2019 | Queen Elizabeth II Centre
25th November, 2019 | Queen Elizabeth II Centre

Melanie Brown

Melanie Brown

Singer, songwriter, rapper, television personality, and author

PROFILE

Melanie Brown’s career began with the pop phenomenon, Spice Girls. They became the biggest girl band in music history, selling more than 85 million records worldwide and becoming cultural icons around the globe. They appeared in tours that grossed $800 million dollars in just four years. Since they split in 2000, Melanie has become one of the most recognised faces on television, fronting shows from Lip Sync UK, The X Factor in Britain and Australia, Dancing with The Stars in Australia, America’s Got Talent and as team captain on ITV’s Celebrity Juice. The 2019 Spice Girls reunion tour was named the biggest live event of 2019 with tickets selling out in minutes for the shows. Melanie has also starred in string of movies including The Seat Filler. She has appeared on Broadway in Rent and most recently as Roxie Hart in Chicago. 

But in recent years Melanie has become a champion for victims of domestic violence. Her best-selling book, Brutally Honest, which told her story of a ten year abusive marriage, topped the Sunday Times best-seller list and resulted in her being made Patron of Women’s Aid and being asked to Number Ten Downing Street to advise on a bill to help women receive better financial aid to enable them to leave abusive marriages. After 15 years in Los Angeles, this year Melanie returned to live in her hometown of Leeds with her two eldest daughters as she continues to fight for custody of her youngest child, Madison.