Spice Girls - 1996
There wren't a lot of teen idols in the early 1990s. It was a time when kids bought albums by Pearl Jam and Dr. Dre and Bush. But the alt-rock era was rapidly ending by 1996, and the success of these five sassy British gals proved it. "Wannabe" hit the American charts in early 1997, and pretty soon seven-year-old girls were arguing over who got to be the "Baby Spice" within their group of friends. The group got so big that they even made a major Hollywood movie, but in 1998 Geri "Ginger Spice" Halliwell pulled a Bobby Brown and quit the group for an ill-fated solo career. The group briefly kept going as a quartet before splitting in 2000. A reunion tour in 2007 was extremely lucrative, and all five members remain incredibly famous in England.