Emma Bunton, known as Baby Spice, Mel B, Scary Spice and Geri
Halliwell (now Horner), Ginger Spice, thanked fans for their
support in a video posted on YouTube and a website called "Spice
Girls GEM", thought to refer to the trio's initials.
There was no sign of the other two original band members,
Victoria Beckham, Posh Spice, and Melanie Chisholm, Sporty
Spice, in the video.
"We hope to tell you soon what you want, what you really really
want," a written message in the video said, referring to lyrics
"We want to celebrate and have a party ... And when we do,
you're all invited," Mel B, real name Melanie Brown, said
alongside Baby and Ginger.
The Spice Girls released "Wannabe" in July 1996 and went on to
sell more than 80 million records worldwide.
Songwriter and music producer Eliot Kennedy, who previously
worked with the band, told a British morning television show on
Friday he had been in the studio with Mel B, Horner and Bunton.
"We wrote a brilliant song and the energy was exactly like it
was 20 years ago," he told "Good Morning Britain", adding that
the band had had "a massive effect" on pop music.
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Asked about the song's potential release, he said: "Who knows right
now. It's in a bit of state of flux ... They've got lots of plans."
Chisholm took to Twitter to mark the anniversary saying: "Happy 20th
Birthday #Wannabe you haven't aged a bit".
The group left millions of fans distraught when they said they would
be going on an indefinite break and focusing on their solo careers
in 2000. All five members briefly reunited at the 2012 London
(This article corrected to rectify the spelling of Halliwell's first
name to Geri)
(Reporting By Marie-Louise Gumuchian; Editing by Andrew Heavens)
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