GERI IS #1!!!!!!
Lift Me Up has topped
the charts selling 140,000 copies! This is Geri's 2nd top spot
in the UK!
November 08, 1999 from The Sun
GERI WINS SPICE WAR
By DAN WAKEFORD
GERI HALLIWELL last night
celebrated victory in the Battle
of the Spice Girls after beating
Emma Bunton to No 1 in the
The one-time Ginger Spice
140,000 copies of her single Lift
Me Up, 30,000 more than Baby
Spice's What I Am, after the
biggest head-to-head chart
battle for years.
Geri, 27, said: "I'm
ecstatic about getting to number
one - words can't express how
happy I feel. Now I'm looking
forward to the celebration."
Emma, 23, at No 2 with
producers Tin Tin Out on a
version of a 1989 hit by Edie
Brickell, was among the first to
congratulate her old Spicemate.
She said: "I'd like
to say well
done to Geri. It's been a really
fun week and we are thrilled with
the number of people who bought
Last night Geri whooped
it up with close pals and industry
bigwigs at trendy London club home.
Stars invited to the party
included new boyfriend Chris Evans,
George Michael, kids' TV stars Ant and Dec, Lulu and comic
couple Dawn French and Lenny Henry.
A music insider said yesterday:
"It's been a fierce competition,
but in the end Geri won hands down."
Both Geri and Emma insisted
that their chart battle - the fiercest
since Blur beat Oasis to Number One in 1995 - was not
Lift Me Up was ahead of
Emma's single all week, but chart
analysts say that when news broke of Geri's relationship
Virgin Radio boss Evans, it rocketed ahead.
The insider added: "They
both sold more records than usual for a
chart week, but the revelation of Geri dating Chris boosted
Evans did his bit for Geri
on Saturday morning when he played
snippets of Lift Me Up 11 TIMES during his Rock 'n' Roll
show on Virgin.
That ensured millionairess
Geri will get 11 royalty payments!
Lift Me Up is the second
solo chart-topper for Geri, who quit the
Spice Girls in May 1998. In August this year her single
Latino hit the top spot.
It was the follow-up to
solo debut Look At Me, which reached No
2 two months earlier.
Geri's Official Newslist sent this out:
Date: Mon, 08 Nov 99 09:42:13 EST
Subject: Geri celebrates her second Number 1 single!!
Geri Halliwell was yesterday
celebrating the second
Number 1 single of her solo career as 'Lift Me Up'
entered the charts at the top. The latest chart smash
from her album 'Schizophonic' saw off close competition
from Baby Spice amongst others. A big thanks to everyone
who helped Geri make it to the top!
You'll be pleased to know
that Geri's web site has some
brand new pages for you to check, including a fantastic
screen saver to download.
Check it out at:
Don't forget to tell your
friends! Lots more developments
promised at the web site in the near future, we'll keep
you in touch!