Spice Girls fans, circle November 7 on your calendars — that’s when the U.K. girl group’s follow-up to 1997’s “Spiceworld” is currently scheduled to hit stores in North America.
The group’s publicist told MTV News that the LP, the Spice Girls’ third and their first without Geri “Ginger Spice” Halliwell, is still untitled and a lead-off single has yet to be chosen for the U.S. market.
“Sporty Spice” Mel C. told the BBC’s Radio One in Britain that the first single in the U.K. will be a double A-side featuring songs titled “Let Love Lead The Way” and “Holla Holla.” The Spice Girl told the network that the group has also shot a video in which each member of the foursome plays one of the four elements (fire, water, air, and earth) which come together to make the world as well as the group.
Mel C. is currently doing the press rounds in the U.K. to promote her pending solo tour and the song “I Turn To You,” the fourth single from her solo debut, “Northern
In other Spice news, the band’s spokesperson told MTV News that while “Scary Spice” Mel B. will issue her solo album, “Hot,” overseas in early October, the record will not be available on this side of the pond until early next year. Mel B. recorded the album in the States with help from a number of producers and artists including Prince, Sisqo, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis, and Teddy Riley.
British press sources report that Mel B. is also taking on a role in a low-budget short film called “Fish.” The singer plays a fish factory worker and single parent to a 14-year-old boy named Jimmy. She will be billed as Melanie Brown in the film.
Currently not on the U.S. schedule is a single by “Posh Spice” Victoria Beckham called “Out Of Your Mind,” a duet with Another Level singer Dane Bowers, which is due out August 14 in England. Posh is also rumored to be preparing tracks with ex-Take That singer Gary Barlow and R&B producer Rodney Jerkins for a forthcoming solo