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Former ‘Spice Girl’ plans new album

Former ‘Spice Girl’ plans new album

Mel B, from left, Mel C, Geri Halliwell, Emma Bunton, and Victoria Beckham take the applause on stage at the curtain call for Viva Forever! Press Night, a musical based on the songs of the Spice Girls, at the Piccadilly Theatre in central London, Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012. Photo: Associated Press/Photo by Joel Ryan/Invision/AP

Former Spice Girl Geri Halliwell is preparing to launch a new assault on the charts when she releases an album next month.

The singer will put out her new single Half of Me on Oct. 25, through a record deal with Sony Music Australia.

In a statement, Halliwell says the song “is about love, hope and optimism with a splash of humor.”

Halliwell relocated Down Under earlier this year to serve as a judge on the popular TV show “Australia’s Got Talent.”

Gushing about her new home, Halliwell adds, “I’ve been so welcomed by the Aussies – it’s fantastic I wrote my new song there.”

Halliwell left the Spice Girls in 1998 to pursue a solo career.

The girl power pop group reformed for a world tour in 2007 and 2008.

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