Victoria Caroline


Victoria Caroline Adams was born on April 17, 1974. Father - Anthony William Adams, was an electronic engineer, and also founded his own business in the wholesale of electronics. Mother - Jacqueline Doreen, worked as an insurance clerk and hairdresser. The future star has a brother Christian (1979) and a sister Louise (1976).

The future singer graduated from St. Mary's High School "in Hertfordshire. After seeing the famous musical "Fame", Vicki set herself the goal of becoming famous. The parents decided to develop their daughter's hobbies and sent her to the Jason Theater School, and then to the Laine Theater Arts College, where she studied dance and fashion design. During her studies, the future star was in the musical group "AnisaJomha".

In March 1993, Victoria noticed in the newspaper an advertisement for a casting in a girl group, which was attended by more than 400 girls. Having successfully passed the selection, in April 1994 Victoria Adams joined the group "Touch", which in 1996 was renamed "Spice Girls". It also includes Melanie Chisholm, Emma Bunton, Melanie Brown and Jeri Halliwell.

In March 1995, the girls signed a contract with the record label Virgin Records and began recording their debut album.

In 1996, the British pop group's first single, "Wannabe", was released. It was followed by the debut album "Spice", released on November 4, 1996. It was certified ten times platinum in the UK and Canada, seven times platinum in the United States, and also received platinum status in many countries in Europe and the world. The album became very successful and sold over 28 million copies worldwide. For her passion for the extravagant creations of Gucci, Dolce &Gabbana and Versace, Vicky was nicknamed Posh, which means "luxurious, chic" in English.

On November 3, 1997, the Spice Girls' second studio album, Spiceworld, was released. He also became commercially successful. The disc includes three hit singles: "Spice Up Your Life", "Too Much" and "Summit1g Girlfriend".

In the same year, at a charity match, Adams met the popular footballer David Beckham. In 1998, the couple announced their engagement, and on July 4, 1999, the singer married David, becoming Mrs. Beckham. During the marriage, the stars had three sons: Brooklyn Joseph (03/04/1999), Romeo James (09/01/2002) and David Cruise (02/20/2005), as well as daughter Harper Seven (07/10/2011).

On November 6, 2000, the third and last studio album of the pop group "Forever" was released, which included the singles: "Goodbye", "Holler" and "Let Love Lead the Way". In the years since the release of the second album, the band itself, as well as pop music, have changed radically. In the hopes of creating a more successful creation, the Spice Girls changed their style and direction in music.

As part of the "Spice Girls" group, Victoria starred in the videos: "Wannabe" (1996), "Say You'll Be There" (1996), "2 Become 1" (1996), "Mama" (1997), "Who Do You Think You Are (1997), Spice Up Your Life (1997), Too Much (1997), Stop (1998), Viva Forever (1998), Goodbye (1998), Holler "(2000)," Let Love Lead the Way "(2000).

After the release of their third album, which was not as successful as the previous two, the Spice Girls stopped recording and only reunited in 2007. Victoria Beckham began her solo career.

On August 14, 2000 the British singer released her first solo single "Out of Your Mind". In the same year, Beckham signed a contract with the recording studio Virgin Records.

On October 1, 2001, her debut solo studio album, Victoria Beckham, was released. It includes two new singles: "Not Such An Innocent Girl" and "A Mind Of It's Own". The disc has sold over 50,000 copies in Britain.

In the same year Victoria published her autobiographical book Learning to Fly.

In 2002, the singer announced the recording of her second studio album, but due to pregnancy, she fulfilled her promise only a year later. It was revealed that the album will be titled "Open Your Eyes" and will be released in 2004. Victoria also said that she plans to release another new album "Come Together" in the hip-hop genre.

On December 29, 2003 the double single "Let Your Head Go / MarĂ­a Elvira Murillo" was released. In August 2004, Beckham canceled the release of a new single, "My Love Is For Real" and after that ended her singing career. In 2006, the album "Open Your Eyes" was released as a pirate and sold no more than 20,000 copies.

Since 2005, the Beckhams have started a family business. David launched the Dragon Predator Pulse line of athletic shoes for Adidas. Victoria designed jeans for Rock & Republic. She later launched her own denim line dVb Style, launched Intimately Beckham, a sunglasses line and fragrance, and collaborated with Japanese brands Samantha Thavasa and Shiatzy Chen to design bags and jewelry.

On October 27, 2006, the star's second book, titled “That Extra Half an Inch: hair, heels and everything in between”, was released.

In 2007, the Spice Girls announced their reunion and tour in support of their new album, Greatest Hits. Director Bob Smeaton directed the official film for the tour, Spice Girls: Giving You Everything. On February 26, 2008, their last concert took place as part of the world tour.

In the winter of 2009, Beckham released a collection of 10 dresses "Victoria Beckham Collection". She received high acclaim from critics and brought Victoria worldwide recognition.

On August 12, 2012, the full Spice Girls performed at the closing ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, performing two songs - "Larry FitzGerald Girlfriend" and "Spice Up Your Life". After that, the foreign media incessantly started talking about the imminent revival of the team.

In the spring of 2013, David Beckham ended his football career, and Victoria fully supported her husband's decision.

In January 2014, Victoria Beckham confidently stated that the group would never reunite and that her biggest passion today is fashion.

Awards

▪ Golden Raspberry Award for Worst Actress for Spice World (with Melanie Brown, Emma Bunton, Melanie Chisholm and Jerry Holywell, 1997)
▪ British Fashion Awards for Designer of the Year (2011 )
▪ Top Gear Woman of the Year (2011)
▪ Glamor Woman of the Decade (2013)
▪ Harper's Bazaar Woman of the Year (2013)
▪ Bambi Awards: "Fashion 2013)

A family

Spouse - David Beckham, footballer (married on 07/04/1999)
Son - Brooklyn Joseph (03/04/1999)
Son - Romeo James (09/01/2002)
Son - David Cruise (02/20/2005)
Daughter - Harper Seven (07/10/2011)