British singer Melanie Chisholm blames the recent slump in her solo career on the lack of success enjoyed by her former Spice Girls bandmates.

The I TURN TO YOU star was forced to fund her third solo album BEAUTIFUL INTENTIONS herself and it failed to break the top 20 on the UK album chart earlier this year (05).

Chisholm is convinced the poor record sales suffered by Geri Halliwell and Melanie Brown, as well as all the negative press Victoria Beckham has received, have turned her fans away.

She says, "This year there's been the Live 8 cancellation, Victoria Beckham's never out of the press, Melanie B released an album that didn't do much and Geri Halliwell has an unsuccessful release - and that reflects badly. You're guilty by association."