This week in... 1999
Mi Chico Latino
Take me back to my sweet lavida / Find my love my dolce vita / Show me where I need to go / Donde esta mi chico latino
The Latin-tinged pop hit was the second single from Halliwell's debut solo album Schizophonic and featured Spanish lyrics as a homage to her mother who is of Spanish descent.
It debuted at No. 1 on the UK Singles Chart and was certified gold by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI).
That was then...
Schizophonic was released after Halliwell aka Ginger Spice left English girl group Spice Girls in 1998 and became her best-selling solo album to date.
It spawned four singles - Look At Me, Mi Chico Latino, Lift Me Up and Bag It Up - which were all commercial successes in the UK.
Schizophonic was certified platinum by the BPI and gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
This is now…
Halliwell, 44, is planning an "acoustic country" record which she reportedly spent six years working on. Her last album, Passion, was released in 2005.
Regarding the style of her new songs, she told The Guardian: "You've got to move it on. I'm not going to be in my hot pants going, 'Still got it'!"
The mother of one also recently reunited with Spice Girls members Melanie Brown and Emma Bunton.
The trio have recorded new music together and plan to stage a one-off gig in Hyde Park in London next year, for which they will reportedly pocket US$14 million (S$18.8 million) each.
- Tracy Low