Have you ever heard ‘Scary Spice?’ Obviously, as she had earned huge popularity in singing, acting and writing. She has also appeared in the television programs hosting and judging performances. She is Melanie Janine Brown, an iconic personality in the music world. She was introduced to the innumerable audience with her ‘Wannabe’ and since then entertaining the listeners with her songs. Her songs had made records in various musical charts of her country and across the world. She started her musical career as a band member of ‘Spice Girls’.

Then after when the members moved away from the band Melanie started her solo career. The very first single “I Want You” called upon all her listeners who never denied their singer.

Her proficiency is not limited to singing rather she started acting and hosting television shows. Her performance in the ‘Rent’ had brought an immense recognition from the innumerable audience. She has also started writing and gifted the readers her autobiography “Catch a Fire”. The purposeful endeavor was recognized and has become a bestseller in the book market. After the passage of time the singer is converging with the members of yester years and recreating commendable music. The dynamic lady had launched her brand ‘Catty Courture’ as a participation in the fashion industry. She had enriched some television shows which includes “Dancing with the stars”, “America’s Got Talent” and some more.

There can be no doubt that the Melanie had gathered huge fortune during this successful long versatile career. So the popular personality had accumulated not less than $50 million dollars as her estimated net worth.

Early Life

In Harehills, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom the famous personality Mel B was born as Melanie Janine Brown on 29th May, 1975. She was born to a family of mixed ethnicity. She was born to Martin and Andrea. Her mother was a descent of British origin. Her father is Nevisian and descent of Caribbean Islands. She was raised in Burley, Leeds with her younger sister Danielle Brown.

She was enrolled in Intake High School which is at Leeds, West Yorkshire, England. It is quite evident that Melanie has a deep interest towards music and dancing from the very early childhood days. In her school Melanie was very much popular among the student for her talent in music and dance. Her skills have created enough opportunities to perform in various programs. Her education is often interrupted by the rehearsals and auditions for various programs during her school days. She started her career as a singer in the famous band “Spice girls”


Brown started off her career while associating with the famous magazine “The Stage”. She was selected for appearing in the audition under the category of the female pop group singers. She came up with her debut release “Greatest Love of All” and then she was called for the audition. She was accompanied by some of the potent singers namely Victoria Beckham, Melanie Chisholm, Geri Halliwell and Emma Bunton. Later all the participants came together to form the pop group “Spice girls”. In the year 1995, she signed a contract with the famous “Virgin Records” and just the following year Brown came up with her next chartbuster “Wannabe”. The soundtrack was an instant hit one and was appreciated in more than 30 countries being the best selling album under the category of the pop female group album. She started off her career with “Spice Girls” and soon it achieved a global fame. The album got released with a title “Spice in Europe”. The album included some of the terrific soundtracks namely ‘Mama’, ‘One’, ‘Say You’ll Be There’ and ‘Who Do You Think You Are’. All the hit numbers were highly appreciated all over the world.

The band was going on successfully and finally released its second hit album “Spice World”. The soundtrack “Viva Forever” was hit one and after the second album’s release a member named Geri Halliwell got separated from the band. The band soon got disintegrated and Brown started focusing in her career individually. She started focusing on her solo efforts and came up with her first single “I want You” along with Missy Elliot that got listed under the first potion in the UK Hit single charts. In its first week of release almost 80,000 copies were sold. In 2000, She came up with her debut album release titled “Hot” that included three top hit number that got enlisted under the top Five in the hit charts. Then Brown came up with “L.A. State of Mind”. It was brown’s second release but it failed maintain its success graph as it was not a hit like the previous efforts.

Brown now thought of changing her track and move into hosting reality shows. She became keen to appear as a television personality. She started working as a successful television presenter and appeared in the successfully running shows. Brown appeared in “This Is My Moments” in the year 2001.In the year 2002, she came up with get associated with BBC3 sitcom ‘Burn’. In 2003, she came up with her debut theatre show in the city of London with “Vagina Monologue”. She appeared as a leading actress in one horror film named “LD 50 Lethal dose”. She also appeared in a comedy series named “The Seat Filter” in the year 2004. In the show Broadway Musical she appeared in the character of Mimi in “Rent” and left a mark as an excellent actress. She further appeared in the television series namely “The MOBO Awards”, “Dancing With the Stars”, ‘Pure Naughty’, ‘The X Factor’, ‘Voodoo Princess’, Top of the Pops’, ‘The All Star Animal Awards’  and ‘Party in the Park for the Prince’s Trust’.

She was known for her unique and extraordinary styles and trends that made every one speechless. She also came up with her autobiography “Catch a Fire”. She is the founder of her own brand “Catty Courture” that focuses exclusively on the collection of trendy jackets, skirts and t-Shirts. She participated in Dancing with the Stars along with her partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy and got selected for appearing in the finals. She received a global recognition as the title of “Scary Spice” along with the other group member her group’s efforts had got listed at the Billboard Awards in the year 1997. In that very year she received the awards for being “One of the 50 Most Beautiful People in the World”. The declaration was made by the well known magazine “The People”. In the year 1998, the pop group Spice Girls got nominated for the “American Music Awards”. She also received the Brit Award in the year 1998.

Personal Life

Brown got married for two times and is a proud mother with three children. In the year 1998, she got married to Jimmy Gulzar but unfortunately the marriage ended abruptly. She gave birth to her first child who was a girl in the year 1999 and named her Phoenix Chi Gulzar.

In the year 2007, she gave birth to her second girl child and named her Angel Iris Murphy. Angel was born after she got married with the Hollywood comedian named Eddie Murphy. But this relation also ended suddenly due to some misunderstanding. It was in 2007 again the Brown married the businessman and her friend Stephen Belafonte. The marriage took place in Las Vegas.

In the year 2011, a daughter was born to the couple and presently Brown is happily settled in the city of Los Angeles along with her husband and her children. After a struggling life the singer is ultimately leading a happy and peaceful life with her family.

Quick Summary:

Full Name: Melanie Janine Brown

Date of Birth: 29th May, 1975

Birth Place: Harehills, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Age: 43 Years Old

Profession: Singer, Television Personality, Actress and Author

Height: 1.65 m

Weight: NA

Net Worth: $50 Million