Victoria Beckham's old R&B tunes leak online
Fans of Victoria Beckham's pop career have been given something to smile about after an album of previously-unheard tunes surfaced online.
The former Spice Girls star turned her back on music over a decade ago to focus on her career as a fashion designer, but before she hung up her microphone, she recorded a number of R&B-style tracks for a solo album with Jay Z's former business partner, Damon Dash.
A demo disc featuring 17 studio songs from Victoria's sessions appeared on eBay.com last month (Apr16), and now they have been uploaded to streaming sites SoundCloud and YouTube.com for everyone to hear. Tracks include Dat Simple and Baby Boy.
The unreleased album, titled Come Together, was recorded after the Spice Girls split in 2000 and followed Victoria's initial solo hits You're Out Of Your Mind, Not Such An Innocent Girl, and 2003's Let Your Head Go/This Groove, reports DailyMail.co.uk.
However, Dash previously claimed bosses at Victoria's label, Telstar Records, were not comfortable with the singer working with him on her solo material, and the pop star eventually abandoned her music dreams.
In a 2003 interview with Britain's Evening Standard he said, "Because Victoria's record company aren't happy about the fact that she came over to New York to work with me they are putting out stories. Before anyone's even heard the album they were making things up.
"I heard a story that Victoria was calling herself the female Eminem. That's just dumb. She never said that."
Victoria went on to launch her eponymous clothing brand, which has turned her into a major fashion darling, and now she runs a style empire which includes a flagship store in London.
Her huge success in the fashion industry has reportedly played a part in her decision to turn down plans to reunite the Spice Girls for the 20th anniversary of their debut single, Wannabe. Former bandmate Mel C, aka Melanie Chisholm, has since also allegedly withdrawn from the planned comeback.
Meanwhile, Victoria recently revealed she struggled with confidence issues during her time in the girl group, prompting music bosses to silence her by switching off her microphone.
"They used to turn it off and just let the others sing," she said, before adding, "I got the last laugh - and now my mic is well and truly on, finally."
- Cover Media