Melanie Janine Brown (born May 29, 1975), better known as Mel B, is an English singer-songwriter, dancer, actress, author, television personality, model, and talent show judge who first became well known as part of the all-female pop group Spice Girls where she was famously known as Scary Spice. They have sold 75 million albums worldwide, making them the biggest selling female group of all time and one of the best-selling music artists in the world. She's also released 2 solo albums, Hot (2000) and L.A. State of Mind (2005).
She has also worked as a talent show judge on The X Factor Australia for 2 years and has been a judge on America's Got Talent since that show's 8th season. She was a judge/coach on The Voice Kids Australia, which started in mid-2014. She joined Simon Cowell, Cheryl Cole, and Louis Walsh as a judge on Series 11 of The X Factor, where she had previously been a guest mentor in Series 9, mentoring the Boys catagory. It was confirmed on June 16, 2015 that she wouldn't be returning to the show.