[[caption-width-right:187:Will never be the same again]]
->''I thought that we would just be friends,\\
Things will never be the same again.\\
It's just the beginning it's not the end,\\
Things will never be the same again.''
-->"Never Be the Same Again"

Melanie Jayne Chisholm, born 12 January 1974, is a British singer-songwriter, actress, performer and businesswoman professionally known simply as Melanie C. She got her start in 1994 as one of the five members of the Music/SpiceGirls, in which she was nicknamed "Sporty Spice".

She toured the world for years with the Spice Girls. When the Spice Girls broke up, Chisholm produced her own music. In 1999 she made her first studio album, ''Northern Star'', which sold four million copies. After ''Northern Star'', Chisholm had depression and an eating disorder. She recorded her second studio album in 2003, ''Reason'' which has sold 500,000 copies, and her third in 2005, ''Beautiful Intentions'' with more than one million copies sold. In 2007, she made a fourth, ''This Time''.

In 2007, Chisholm and the other Spice Girls conducted The Return of the Spice Girls World Tour. She then signed for six months to play Mrs Johnstone in the London West End play Blood Brothers. Her fifth album ''The Sea'' was in September 2011, and her first ep ''The Night'' in May 2012. Her sixth studio album (the seventh including her ep) ''Stage'' will be to released in September 2012. She performed with the Spice Girls at the closing ceremony for the 2012 London Olympics.

She has also done some theater work, performing in the musical ''Theatre/BloodBrothers'' as Mrs. Johnstone in 2009 on London's West End and Mary Magdalene in ''Theatre/JesusChristSuperstar'' in 2012.
* ''Northern Star'' (1999)
* ''Reason'' (2003)
* ''Beautiful Intentions'' (2005)
* ''This Time'' (2007)
* ''The Sea'' (2011)
* ''The Night EP'' (2012)
* ''Stages'' (2012)
* AmbiguouslyGay: Some assumed she was gay, due to her butch appearance. In reality, she's straight.
* TheBigGuy: Par for the course when your nickname is Sporty (Spice).
* BoyishShortHair: For a time from mid 1999 to early 2000 in addition to bleaching her hair blonde.
* BreakUpSong: "Go!", "Goin' Down", "Why", "What If I Stay", "Never Say Never", "Little Piece of Me".
* BeYourself: "Positively Somewhere", "Melt".
* TheCasanova: "Little Piece Of Me".
* DomesticAbuse: Mentioned in her later albums.
* FollowYourHeart: "Here And Now".
* GenreRoulette: All singles from her debut album ''Northern Star'' have a different genre:
** "Goin' Down" is a PostGrunge / PopPunk song.
** "Northern Star" is a pop ballad.
** "Never Be the Same Again" is a electronic pop/R&B song with elements of TripHop.
** "I Turn to You" is a Eurodance song.
** "If That Were Me" is an acoustic pop song.
* ImportantHaircut: She got her hair cut short and dyed it blonde for her solo career.
* IntercourseWithYou: "Yeh Yeh Yeh", "Last Night On Earth".
* LoveIsADrug: "Ga Ga".
* LoveNostalgiaSong: "Lose Myself In You", "Weak".
* MistakenForGay: Around the time that she put her first solo album out, her stylists started putting her in some very soft-butch clothing for record art and press photoshoots, and even threw in some rather LesYay-loaded poses with female models. This naturally led to an awful lot of prurient tabloid speculation, which made a definite contribution to her unhappy mental state at the time.
* OopNorth: She's from Merseyside and speaks with a Scouse accent. Her first album was even called ''Northern Star''.
* PowerOfFriendship: "I Turn To You".
* ProtestSong: "If That Were Me", "Melt".
* RockStarSong: "Northern Star", "Next Best Superstar".
* SheCleansUpNicely: In her case, it combines with GirlinessUpgrade and ShesGotLegs.
* SillyLoveSongs: "Suddenly Monday", "Closer", "Here It Comes Again", "Soul Boy".
* StalkerWithACrush: "Never Say Never".
* TomboyishPonytail: As Sporty Spice.
* {{Tsundere}}: "Reason"
* WanderLustSong: "Feel The Sun"
* YourCheatingHeart: "Be The One"