“A girl group is a popular music act featuring several female singers who generally harmonize together.” Some groups that can play instruments are called as girl bands while some others only provide vocal and dancing performances are called vocal and dancing girl groups. Here are ten of the best-selling girl groups ever worldwide in the history, let’s see and find which one is your favorite and which songs performed by them have once relived your sadness.
- Spice Girl
Origin: London, England
Years Active: 1994-2000, 2007-2012
Past Members: Mel B, Victoria Beckham, Emma Bunton, Melanie C, Geri Halliwell
Spice Girls, an English pop girl group, was established in 1994 in London England. They signed to Virgin Records and released their debut single “Wannabe” in 1996 which become the biggest hit in 37 countries. The Spice Girls have sold more than 80 million records worldwide establishing them as a global phenomenon and making them the best-selling girls group of all time.
Origin: Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Years Active: 1990-present
Labels:LaFace, Arista, Epic
Members:Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins, Rozanada “Chilli” Thomas
Past Member:Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes
TLC, a girl group of America, was formed in Atlanta, Geogia in 1990. The group was quite successful during the 1990s and early 2000s. They have sold over 75 million records worldwide and become the best-selling American girl group and the first R&B group in history by scoring nine top-ten hits on the Billboard Hot 100 with “Creep”, “Waterfalls”, “No Scrubs” and “Unpretty”.
- The Supremes
Also Known as: The Primettes, Diana Ross &The Supremes
Origin: Detroit, Michigan, U.S.
Years Active: 1959-1977
Labels:Lu Pine, Motown
Past Members:Diana Ross, Mary Wilson, Florence Ballard…
The Supremes, an American female singing group, was formed in 1959 in Detroit, Michigan, U.S. They perhaps were the most successful vocal group of America of all time with 12 top ingles on Billboard Hot 100. “Baby Love”, “Stop! In The Name Of Love”, “Come See About Me”, “You Keep Me Hangin’ On”, “Where Did Our Love Go” are classic and timeless songs for all of us.
- Destiny’s Child
Origin: Houston, Texas, U.S.
Also Known as: Girl’s Tyme
Years Active: 1990-2006
Labels: Elektra, Columbia
Past Members:Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams, LaTavia Roberson, LeToya Luckett, Farrah Franklin, Támar
Destiny’s Child, an America girl group, was established in 1990 in Houston, Texas, U.S. They rose to become one of the most popular female R&B groups of the late 90s. “Survivor”, “Independent Women” and “Bootylicious” were hits in 2002 all around the world. Destiny’s Child has sold over 60 million records worldwide to date.
- Girls’ Generation
Origin: Seoul, South Korea
Years Active: 2007-present
Labels: S.M. Entertainment, EMI Japan, Interscope
Members: Taeyeon, Sunny, Tiffany, Hyoyeon, Yuri,Sooyoung, Yoona, Seohyun
Girls’ Generation, the currently most famous girl group in Asia, is also known as SNSD, short version of its Korean name. It is a South Korean girl group formed by S.M. Entertainment in 2007. The group originally consists of nine members but the Member Jessica was removed from the group for some debut. Girls’ Generation was declared as The National Group nationwide and rated as The World Greatest Girl Group by Billboard.
Origin: Seoul, South Korea
Years Active: 2009-present
Members:Bom, Dara, CL
2NE1, a girls’ pop group, was formed by YG Entertainment 2009 in Seoul South Korea. The group originally has four members of CL, Bom, Dara and Minzy but the fourth and the youngest member Minzy officially left the group on May 5 2016. 2NE1 was rated as the Most Promising Girl Group by Billboard in 2015 and its album Crush was voted as Favorite Girl Group Albumwith 32.4% vote.
- En Vogue
Origin: Oakland, California, U.S.
Years Active: 1989-present
Labels:Atlantic, EastWest, Discretion, 33rd Street, Rufftown
Members:Terry Ellis, Cindy Herron, Rhona Bennett
Past Members:Dawn Robinson, Maxine Jones, Amanda Cole
En Vogue which is a talented girls’ vocal group coming from America was formed in Oakland, California in 1989, they reached number two on the U.S. Hot 100 with the single “Hold on”, which was taken from their 1990 debut album “Born to Sing”. They have sold more than 30 million records worldwide to date for they have good songs, great harmonies and beautiful faces.
- 4th Impact
Origin: Santiago, Philippines
Also Known as: The Cercados, MICA, 4th Power
Years Active: 2001-present
Past Members:AlmiraCercado, Celina Cercado, Irene Cercado, MyleneCercado
4th Impact, previously known as The Cercados, Gollayan Sisters, MICA and 4th Power, was formed as a Filipino girl group in late 2001 in Santiago. They collected popularity by participating in several Philippine and South Korean talent shows. Their voices have great harmonies like heaven making them the most promising girls group which has a fast growing fan base.
- Little Mix
Origin: London, United Kingdom
Years Active: 2011-present
Labels: Syco Columbia
Members:Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock, Jade Thirlwall
Little Mix, a British girl group, was formed in 2011 in London. They were formed exclusively for the eighth series of The X Factor in 2011 and became the first. Little Mix released their debut album DNA in 2012 after they signed with Simon Cowell’s record label Syco Music. Some people said they are icons, skilled at staying natural note perfectly and very helpful to those who would like to do original music.
Origin: Okinawa, Japan
Years Active: 1996-2000,2001,2003,2008-present
Labels: 1996-2001 in Toy’s Factory, 2003-present in Sonic Groove
Members: Hitoe Arakaki, Takako Uehara, Eriko Imai, Hiroko Shimabukuro
Speed, a Japanese female vocal group managed by Vision Factory, was formed in Okainawa, Japan in 1996. All four members are former students of Okinawa Actors School. They have sold over 20 million records worldwide and released their best albums: MOMENT in 1998, Dear Friends 1,2,3 separately in 2000, 2000 and 2013.