Bio

Mel B

Judge

Melanie Brown, best known to audiences as Mel B of the Spice Girls, is a chart-topping musical artist, actress, author, television personality and groundbreaking entrepreneur.

Mel B joins the judging panel for the eighth season of "America's Got Talent," NBC's top-rated summer reality competition series that brings the variety format back to the forefront of American culture.

Mel B just returned from Australia where she appeared on the record-breaking show "The X Factor" for two seasons as one of the four judges and was co-host of one season of the Australian version of "Dancing with the Stars."

In 2010, along with her husband and children, she also starred in a reality series for Style Network called "Mel B: It's a Scary World," which let viewers get to know the family and see how Mel manages a multifaceted career, raises a family and still finds time for her husband. Mel also appeared as the volcanic personality and red-hot presence driving "Peep Show," the sensual, sophisticated and sly spectacle redefining Las Vegas at Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino. She was also on season five of the ABC hit series "Dancing with the Stars," where she came in second place with her partner, Maksim Chmerkovskiy. On Broadway, she headlined as Mimi in a major production of "Rent" and appeared in a presentation of "The Vagina Monologues."

Mel B's brash persona was at the core of the Spice Girl's global success, racking up worldwide record sales of $55 million, a Guinness Book of World Records status for "Most No. 1 Entries in the U.K. Charts," and "Most Consecutive No. 1's for a New Act." The group's enduring popularity brought about one of the most successful concert tours of 2007-08 with the reunion trek grossing more than $70 million. In 2012, the Spice Girls reunited for a performance at the 2012 Summer Olympics closing ceremony and for the premiere of "Viva Forever: The Musical." Based on the songs of the Spice Girls, the musical that was written by Jennifer Saunders and produced by Judy Cramer is currently playing in the West End at the Piccadilly Theater.