The Spice Girls have shared images of their celebrations following the group’s performance at the Olympics Closing Ceremony last night (August 12).
The band thanked fans for their support following the positive reaction to their brief reunion, which helped bring London 2012 to a close.
Victoria Beckham tweeted: “I was a pop star for the night!! I love u @MelanieCmusic, @OfficialMelB, @GeriHalliwell, @EmmaBunton!! we did it!!”
The fashion designer later added a picture, saying she felt “totally overwhelmed” following the performance. “Thank you so much to all of our AMAZING fans, I love u, VB x,” she said.
Mel C said: “What an honour to represent our country and perform for all of the incredible Olympians. We salute you one and all #coloursoftheworld x x.”
Geri Halliwell wrote: “That was amazing!!!! Thank you all , we love you!! xx.”
Meanwhile, Emma Bunton revealed how the band partied “till the break of dawn”, joking about how Mel B was still in her outfit from the show.
Mel B, who uploaded photos of the band with Liam Gallagher, added that she had “soooo much fun” on stage.
The Who, Muse, Jessie J and Queen were among the other performers at last night’s ceremony, which will be released on DVD.
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The Spice Girls have been seen rehearsing for the London 2012 Olympics closing ceremony.
Photographs obtained by The Sun show all five members of the band practicing a routine on top of black taxi cabs.
There has been continued speculation that the Spice Girls would reunite to perform at the ceremony, and a recent Twitter post from Victoria Beckham included a picture of the microphone she used at the band’s last reunion tour.
Performers including George Michael, Jessie J, Queen guitarist Brian May, Annie Lennox, Tinie Tempah, the Pet Shop Boys and Monty Python member Eric Idle were also spied at the rehearsals for Sunday night’s (August 12) ceremony, which are being held at a Ford car plant in Dagenham.
Here we are with the latest Chart That Counts – Europe’s #1 – The Euro Chart Show
And the music played this week, not in order:
Train – Drive By
Carly Rae Jepson – Call Me Maybe
Gotye & Kimbra, Somebody That I Used To Know
Flo Rida – Whistle
Fun & Janelle Monae – We Are Young
Linkin Park – Burn It Down
Coldplay & Rihanna – Princess of Darkness
Wil.i.am & Eva Simons – This is Love
Lyyke Li – I Follow Rivers
Loreen – Euphoria
Katy Perry – Wide Awake
Chris Brown – Don’t Wake Me Up
Simple Plan & Sean Paul – Summer Paradise
Rihanna – Where Have You Been
Of Monsters and Men – Little Talks
Romano & Sapienza feat Rodriguez – Tacata
Cro – Du
Pitbull – Back In Time
Gusttava Lima – Balada
Maroon 5 & Wiz Khalifa – Payphone
Lily Allen is changing her stage name to Lily Rose Cooper.
The 27-year-old says she wants to reflect her marriage to Sam Cooper and is working on new material.
A statement from her publicist said: “The singer will now be known as Lily Rose Cooper, the name she already uses on her Twitter account.”
She and property developer Sam Cooper married last year and are expecting another child. The couple already have a 20-month-old daughter, Ethel.
The singer had previously said she was retiring from music and had no plans to make another album after the release of her second, It’s Not Me, It’s You, in 2009.
After making her final performance supporting Muse at Wembley Stadium in September 2010, she announced that she was expecting but miscarried six months into her pregnancy.
Lily Allen went on to launch a fashion line and clothing rental shop with her sister Sarah and then, last year, a record label.
But in June she revealed on Twitter that she had returned to the recording studio to work on new tracks.
In this latest statement Lily said: “It’s great to work at my own pace, with no commitments other than to make music. I’m excited to be heading back into the studio.”
No release date has been set but anything she releases in future will appear under her married name of Lily Rose Cooper.
One Direction have sold 12 million records worldwide.
Since the release of debut single ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ in September 2011, the British boyband have reached the milestone in just under a year.
The record sales include eight million singles, three million albums and one million DVDs.
The group were presented with a special disc by Syco and Sony Music in recognition of their huge success.
One Direction became the first UK group to debut at the top of the US chart with first album Up All Night, which has also topped charts in 16 countries in total.
Liam Payne said: “We are obviously ecstatic and incredibly humbled by our award.
“We have an incredible team of people around us who have helped us achieve this, and above all we would like to thank our fans. We owe all our success to them.”
One Direction are due to perform at the MTV Video Music Awards in September.
Watch the video for ‘What Makes You Beautiful’ below:
Euro Chart Show has become very popular on the stations that air it around the world. We are very proud of what we have acheived in such a short space of time and will continue to produce the Euro Chart Show for radio in the same professional manner that we have so far.
But coming soon we will have two versions of the show.
Broadcast version, and Internet version.
The broadcast version will continue to be a 56 minute (approx) countdown of the chart as it is now.
The new Internet version will be extended to play the entire Top 20 in full, something we are unable to do in the broadcast version. We hope to also bring interviews and a more “club” feel to the Internet version.
But however you decide to get your weekly chart fix – we encourage you to support your local station that is airing the broadcast version – they will always have the chart first and the opportunity to broadcast the show over the weekend of release if they so wish.
The Internet edition will be released on Mondays at www.eurochartshow.com – it is possible that you may also in future see this version featured at apcchart.com
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