Mel B

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

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

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 see how Mel manages a multifaceted career and raises a family while still finding time for her husband. She also appeared as the volcanic personality and red-hot presence driving "Peep Show," the sensual, sophisticated and sly spectacle redefining Las Vegas at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino. She competed on Season 5 of ABC's hit series "Dancing with the Stars," where she and partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy came in second place. 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 at the core of the Spice Girls' global success helped the group rack up worldwide record sales of $55 million and achieve the Guinness Book of World Records status for both "Most No. 1 Entries in the U.K. Charts" and "Most Consecutive No. 1's for a New Act." The act's enduring popularity brought about one of the most successful concert tours of 2007-2008, 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 Theatre.