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Friday, 25 August, 2000, 13:34 GMT 14:34 UK
Spice Girls sing Forever
Spice Girls and their waxworks
No dummies: The group announced the title on their website
The Spice Girls' third album will be called Forever, the group have announced.

The foursome made the announcement via a competition on their official website, which asked users what they thought the album would be.

Forever was picked by 30% of users, while 45% went for Third Time Around and 25% went for Spice 2000.

The album was recorded in London, Los Angeles and Miami, and features the production skills of Terry Lewis, Jimmy Jam and Rodney Jerkins - who is working on new material with Michael Jackson.

Victoria Beckham and Dane Bowers
Beckham failed to hit the top with her single with Dane Bowers and Truesteppers
Forever, which is due for release on 6 November, will be preceded by a double A-sided single on 23 October.

Holler Holler/Let Love Lead The Way will be their first single together since Goodbye in December 1998.

"We are stronger after being apart for a while and we are very happy to have been back in the studio," said Sporty Spice Melanie C.

Since making their debut in 1996, the Spice Girls have sold 35 million albums as a group.

As solo artists, however, they have had varying degrees of success over the last couple of years.

On their own

Posh Spice Victoria Beckham was the last of the four to try her luck at conquering the charts last week with when she sang vocals on Out Of Your Mind - a track by Truesteppers and Dane Bowers.

Emma Bunton
The group will be hoping the new album measures up
However, despite a massive publicity drive, Beckham was pipped to the top spot by Spiller's club anthem Groovejet (If This Ain't Love).

Baby Spice Emma Bunton also failed to have a number one with her solo offering with Tin Tin Out last November.

Ironically, Bunton was deprived of the top spot by former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell.

But solo success has come the way of Melanie C and Scary Spice Melanie B.

Mel B had a hit with I Want You Back with Missy Elliot. She also completed a song for the soundtrack to the Austin Powers sequel, The Spy Who Shagged Me.

Mel C has just enjoyed her second number one success with I Turn To You. She was ousted from the lead position after just one week - by Spiller.

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