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Spice Girls Reunite for Impromptu ‘Stop’ Performance at Victoria Beckham’s 50th Birthday Party

The special moment was caught on video by Posh's husband, David Beckham.

Spice Girls bow at the curtain call during the Gala Press Night performance of 'Viva Forever' at the Piccadilly Theatre on Dec. 11, 2012 in London.

Spice Girls bow at the curtain call during the Gala Press Night performance of 'Viva Forever' at the Piccadilly Theatre on Dec. 11, 2012 in London.

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The Spice Girls reunited for an impromptu performance during Victoria Beckham’s 50th birthday party on Saturday (April 20).

All five members of the legendary 1990s girl group — Beckham, Geri Halliwell-Turner, Emma Bunton, Melanie “Mel C” Chisholm, Melanie “Mel B” Brown — rejoined for a brief dance routine to their 1997 song “Stop” during the celebration, held at the private club Oswald’s in London.

The surprise moment was caught on video by Victoria’s husband, David Beckham. “I mean come on,” the retired soccer star captioned the clip on Instagram.

Victoria Beckham, who performed as Posh Spice in the group, also shared the video on Instagram. “Best night ever! Happy Birthday to me! I love you all so much!” she captioned the post, adding the hashtag #SpiceUpYourLife.


Mel B (aka Scary Spice) reposted the clip on her Instagram Story, writing, “About last night” and including the hashtag #tourdatescomingsoon.

The Spice Girls formed in 1994, and had a global phenomenon two years later with their debut single, 1996’s “Wannabe.” The catchy track logged four weeks at the summit of the Billboard Hot 100 in early 1997, and is one of the group’s nine U.K. No. 1 singles. The Brits’ debut LP Spice spent five weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, and 15 weeks at the summit of the Official U.K. Albums Chart (followup Spiceworld logged three weeks at No. 1 in the U.K. in 1997).

The group went on hiatus in 2000, returning in 2007 for a global tour and again in 2018-2019, though without Beckham, who has not participated in the Girls’ activities for more than a decade. The last time all five women shared a performance stage was at the London Olympics in 2012.

In early January, Mel B teased that the Girls were planning yet another reunion this year to mark three decades of empowerment. “I’ve been saying it forever. But now we’re actually going to be releasing some really good news in about a few weeks that involves all five of us,” she said at the time on Today. “It’s going to be the gift that keeps on giving, without saying too much about it. I’m going to get myself into so much trouble.”


See the Spice Girls reunite at Victoria Beckham’s birthday party on Instagram below.

This article was originally published by Billboard U.S.

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