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Melanie Chisholm turns 40 with star-studded gig

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Jan 13, 2014 | 5:49am EST

Former Spice Girls star Melanie Chisholm celebrated turning 40 with a special concert in London on Saturday night (11Jan14). The singer, who hit the milestone on Sunday (12Jan14), thrilled the star-studded crowd at the Shepherd's Bush Empire with her Sporty's Forty gig, a nod to her former nickname, Sporty Spice. Along with performing several solo hits, she duetted with her former bandmate Emma Bunton on the Spice Girls' song 2 Become 1, as well as singing Pure Shores with All Saints star Natalie Appleton. She then tackled When You're Gone, which was originally a duet with Bryan Adams, but it was British DJ Chris Moyles, her co-star in rebooted stage musical Jesus Christ Superstar, who took the rocker's place on the night. After the show, Chisholm tweeted: "Thank you to everybody for making my birthday so incredible. I had the best time ever!!!!"

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