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Most Celebrated All Girl Bands

All girl bands are not something we find in-common in the music industry. They miss out on popularity and fame for their talents. In a man’s, man’s world all girl bands find it hard to be accepted and appreciated. But there are few that turn the spotlights on them with their music, look and talent. Here are few bands that were on the higher end of the popularity chart.

SPICE GIRLS

The English pop girl group was formed in 1994. The group consisted of Melanie Brown – the scary spice, Melanie Chisholm – the sporty spice, Emma Bunton – the baby spice, Geri Halliwell – the ginger spice and Victoria Caroline Adams (Beckham) – the posh spice; with the band name Spice Girls. They were signed to Virgin Records and released their debut single "Wannabe" in 1996, which hit number one in 37 countries and established them as a global phenomenon. Their debut album Spice sold more than 31 million copies worldwide, becoming the best-selling album by a female group in history.

THE RUNAWAYS

The Runaways were an American all-female rock band that recorded and performed in the second half of the 1970s. The Runaways were formed by drummer Sandy West and rhythm guitarist Joan Jett after they had both introduced themselves to producer Kim Fowley, who gave Jett's phone number to West. The two met on their own at West's home and later called Fowley to let him hear the outcome. Fowley then helped the girls find other members. The band released four studio albums and one live set during its run. Among their best-known songs are "Cherry Bomb", "Hollywood", "Queens of Noise" and a cover version of the Velvet Underground’s "Rock & Roll". The Runaways, though never a major success in the United States, became a sensation overseas, e.g. in Japan, thanks to the hit single "Cherry Bomb".

DESTINY’S CHILD

Destiny's Child was an American girl group whose final and best-known line-up comprised Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams. Formed in 1990 in Houston, Texas, Destiny's Child members began their musical endeavours. After years of limited success, they were signed in 1996 to Columbia Records as Destiny's Child. Destiny's Child was launched into mainstream recognition following the 1999 release of their best-selling second album, The Writing's on the Wall, which contained the number-one singles "Bills, Bills, Bills" and "Say My Name". 

VIXEN

Vixen is an all-female American rock band. They achieved commercial success during the late 1980s and early 1990s as part of the Los Angeles, California glam metal scene. Vixen was formed in St. Paul, Minnesota in 1973 by guitarist Jan Kuehnemund while still in high school. They were the first all-female rock band from the Twin Cities.

- Vrishti Nadkarni

 

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