Emma Lee Bunton (born 21 January 1976) is an English pop singer, songwriter, and occasional actress. Bunton is best known for being a member of the successful '90s girl group, the Spice Girls, in which she was known as "Baby Spice" as she was the youngest member and often wore revealing "babydoll" dresses.
Bunton's second album "Free Me" when released (2003/2004) also made the UK top 10. "Free Me" was released through 19/Universal Records. It sold marginally better than her debut and contained four hit singles, "Free Me", "Maybe", "I'll be there" and "Crickets Sing For Anamaria". After success in the American dance charts the album was also released in North America. The American edition included bonus remixes and a different cover to the UK edition.
In November 2006, Bunton released the official charity single for the BBC Children in Need appeal, recording a cover of Petula Clark's '60s classic "Downtown". It peaked at number three on the UK Singles Chart and was followed by her third studio album, Life in Mono, released on 4 December. The album entered the UK Albums Chart at number sixty-five, selling approximately 13,000 copies in its first week. To date, it has sold around 48.000 copies in the UK. The second single from it was "All I Need to Know", released on 12 February 2007, intended for the Valentine's Day market. Bunton shot the video around Old Street in East London, in the week before Christmas 2006. Entering the UK Singles Chart at number sixty, "All I Need to Know" became Bunton's lowest-charting single of her solo career.
|Week #||Dance/Song||Judges' score||Result|
|2||Quickstep / I Got Rhythm||8||8||8||9||33||Safe|
|3||Jive / The Edge of Heaven||8||8||8||9||33||Safe|
|4||Foxtrot / One||8||7||7||8||30||Safe|
|5||Viennese Waltz / Kiss From a Rose||8||9||8||9||34||Safe|
|6||Samba / Maria||9||9||9||9||36||Safe|
|7||Cha Cha Cha / All Right Now||7||7||7||9||30||Bottom 2|
|8||American Smooth / Anything Goes||8||8||9||9||34||Safe|
|9||Waltz / The Way We Were|
Paso Doble / Explosive
|10||Tango / Maneater|
Rumba / She's the One
|11||Argentine Tango / Santa Maria|
Salsa / Ain't Nobody
She has also appeared in other roles in recent years, most notably in the fifth and final season of Absolutely Fabulous playing herself in two episodes. She has also guest-presented the television programmes, T4 and hosted her own show Emma for VH1. In August 2006, former Spice Girls' manager Simon Fuller announced that he was planning a television sitcom based around Bunton.
Bunton has been seen in a high-profile television commercial for the supermarket chain Tesco. She also had a cameo role on the Australian soap opera Neighbours as herself on the episode titled "What's a Spice Girl Like You...?", aired on March 19 2007 in Australia, and on May 25 2007 in the UK. Bunton returned to US screens with a nationwide commercial for Prego in May 2007.
She is planning on making a return to acting as stated on her blog.
Her boyfriend of ten years is former Damage and current CherryBlackStone lead singer Jade Jones, with whom she currently lives in a house in Hertfordshire. In October, 2006, there were rumours that the couple were engaged, with plans to marry in March 2007. This rumour was denied several days later.
After being diagnosed with endometriosis, a condition which can reduce fertility, Bunton and Jones announced in January, 2007, that they were expecting their first child together.
In 2008 Emma Bunton became a goodwill ambassador for the world's largest development NGO, World Vision http://www.worldvision.org.uk
|Year||Album||UK||AUS||NZ||BRA||FRA||AUT||FIN||UK Sales||UK Certification|
|2001||A Girl Like Me||4||86||21||2||79||75||38||130,000||Gold|
|2006||Life In Mono||65||—||—||—||—||—||—||50,000||Silver|
|1999||"What I Am" (Tin Tin Out feat. Emma Bunton)||A Girl Like Me||2||14||65||48||81||75||—||52||—|
|2001||"What Took You So Long?"||1||9||10||1||36||34||9||14||—|
|"Take My Breath Away"||5||26||48||—||—||—||16||—||—|
|"We're Not Gonna Sleep Tonight"||20||62||12||—||—||—||—||—||—|
|2003||"Free Me"||Free Me||5||17||—||—||—||—||—||—||22|
|2004||"I'll Be There"||7||42||—||—||—||—||—||—||30|
|"Crickets Sing for Anamaria"||15||40||—||—||—||—||—||—||46|
|2006||"Downtown"||Life in Mono||3||36||—||—||—||—||—||—||32|
|2007||"All I Need to Know"||60||98||—||—||—||—||—||—||—|