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Destiny's Child was a Grammy Award-winning American R&B girl group. Originally a quartet, the group eventually became a trio whose members include Beyonce Knowles, Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams. Destiny's Child have sold a combined 60 million albums and singles worldwide, and according to the World Music Awards they are the world's biggest selling girl-group of all time. On June 12, 2005, they announced on tour in Barcelona that they would no longer be performing together, instead pursuing individual careers in music, theatre, television and film. Early years Destiny's Child was formed in Houston, Texas, in 1990, when original members Beyonc Knowles and LaTavia Roberson were just nine years old. (Beyonc Knowles) Knowles' father, Mathew, set about developing an act based on their singing and rapping, under the name Girl's Tyme, which included R&B Singers Keke Wyatt and T mar. Because of her father's involvement, Beyonc Knowles was always the leader of the group. They landed an appearance on Star Search, where they performed a rap song. LaTavia Roberson met Kelly Rowland in elementary school and introduced her to Beyonc . Rowland eventually moved in with the Knowleses after her mother decided to move back to Atlanta, Georgia. In 1993, LeToya Luckett joined the act. The quartet's lineup was finalized (for the time being). The quartet underwent several name changes Girl's Tyme, The Dolls, Something Fresh, and Clich before sticking with Destiny's Child (a phrase that appears in the Book of Isaiah in the Bible). They spent the next few years working their way up from the Houston club scene, eventually opening for popular R&B artists like SWV, Dru Hill, and Immature. In 1995, Destiny's Child signed with Elektra Records but got dropped. In 1997, Destiny's Child was offered a recording contract by Columbia Records. The group made their recording debut with "Killing Time," which appeared on the soundtrack for the 1997 blockbuster, Men in Black. Destiny's Child released their self-titled debut album to mixed reviews on February 17, 1998. The album's first single, "No, No, No" featured two completely different versions of the same song. "No, No, No Part 1" and "No, No, No Part 2" were both released simultaneously, however, Part 2 was considered a "remix" version of Part 1. "No, No, No Part 2", featuring The Fugees member Wyclef Jean, quickly climbed to #1 on the Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles & Tracks chart and #3 on the Hot 100 chart. The single sold over 1 million copies. However, follow-up singles "With Me Part 1" and "Get On The Bus" failed to reproduce the success of "No, No, No". Although "With Me Part 1" had made a peaked at #35 on US Rhythmic Top 40 in 1998. Destiny's Child eventually went Platinum after later success. Expectations were not high for the group's second album, as most industry critics considered them to be another disposable R&B girl group with one-hit wonder status. The LP Destiny's Child eventually sold more than 2 million copies worldwide. Destiny's Child failed awards & nominations. However, Destiny's Child garned 3 Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards in 1998. They won for Best R&B/Soul Single, Group, Band or Duo and Best R&B/Soul or Rap New Artist for the single "No, No, No", and Best R&B/Soul Album of the Year, Group, Band, or Duo their self-titled debut and was also nominated for Best R&B/Soul or Rap Song of the Year for "No, No, No". Destiny's Child re-entered the studio quickly, bringing in a new lineup of producers, including Kevin "She'kspere" Briggs, Rodney Jerkins, Dwayne Wiggins, Chad Elliot, Daryl Simmons, and Missy Elliott. Critics were generally positive about the album; Music critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine wrote "The Writing's on the Wall an assured step forward for the girl group. Not only are they maturing as vocalists, they are fortunate to work with such skilled, talented producers who all give the quartet rich, varied music upon which to work their charm." Lead single "Bills, Bills, Bills" became the group's first No. 1 Hot 100 hit (and second R&B No. 1) in the summer of 1999, and paced by its success, the accompanying album, The Writing's on the Wall, entered the Billboard 200 at No.6 upon its release on July 27, 1999. The second single, "Bug-a-Boo" hit the Top 40 pop charts, while its music video received heavy rotation on MTV and BET. During international promotions for the album they made the tour diary 'ASAP' with Burning Vision Entertainment. [1] Buoyed by the group's breakout success, two of its original members, LeToya Luckett and LaTavia Roberson, attempted to split with manager Mathew Knowles, charging that he kept a disproportionate share of the band's profits, attempted to exert too much control, and unfairly favored his daughter. While they never intended to leave the group, relations naturally grew strained, and when the video for "Say My Name" premiered in February 2000, many fans (not to mention Roberson and Luckett) were surprised to find two new members Michelle Williams and Farrah Franklin joining Knowles and Rowland. Infuriated, Roberson and Luckett took legal action in March, suing both Knowles and their former bandmates for breach of partnership and fiduciary duties. A war of words followed in the press; meanwhile, Destiny's Child became a pop-cultural phenomenon. "Say My Name" became the group's biggest single to date and third No. 1 single. The abrupt membership changes within the group seemed to only heighten the group's visibility, finally separating them from the endless pack of teen pop starlets. After Luckett and Robersons' attempt to launch another girl group, "Angel", failed, Luckett went solo. In 2006 she found success when her debut album, "LeToya" went to #1 on the "Billboard 200", spawning the #2 R&B smash, "Torn". In June 2000, the album's fourth single, "Jumpin' Jumpin'" became a Top 5 hit, however, another departure came from the ever-evolving girl-group. Farrah Franklin, who had replaced an original member just five months prior, left the group for various personal reasons. This split was less controversial, while The Writing's on the Wall would eventually be certified 8x platinum domestically and sell over 13 million copies worldwide. In the meantime, toward the end of 2000, Roberson and Luckett dropped the portion of their lawsuit aimed at Rowland and Knowles in exchange for a settlement, though they continued to pursue action against Knowles' father; as part of the agreement, both sides were prohibited from attacking each other publicly. The Writings on the Wall propelled the girls careers as it was one of the top 10 selling albums of 2000 . Now a trio of Beyonc Knowles, Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams, Destiny's Child were tapped to record the theme song for the film version of Charlie's Angels; released as a single in October 2000, "Independent Women, Pt. 1" raced up the charts and spent an astounding 11 consecutive weeks at No.1 (the longest running of 2000 and by a female group). They quickly began work on a new album to capitalize on their success. In the meantime, Destiny's Child won 2 Grammy awards for "Say My Name", including Best R&B Vocal Performance by a Duo or Group and Best R&B Song. While speaking with MTV.com, Rowland had this to say about the upcoming album: "I know everybody can relate to this album it's very diverse and inspiring. The year 2000 was very challenging, and I know that gave Beyonc a lot of inspiration to write songs for the album. We cannot wait for everybody to hear it. It's so empowering for a lot of people who have already heard a little bit of it." Survivor Survivor (2001) Survivor (2001) On the third Destiny's Child albums, Beyonc assumed more control than ever before, taking a greater hand in co-producing and co-writing the entire album, except for the song "Emotion", which was a cover of the hit song originally performed by the Bee Gees. "We're excited about the album," Knowles told MTV News shortly before the album's release. She adds, " I got a chance to co-write and produce all of the songs." "And she did an incredible job," the group's Kelly Rowland added. "But everybody is a part of the music," Knowles said. "Everybody is singing lead on every song, and it's so great because now Destiny's Child is at the point vocally and mentally that it should be at. It's just great to be a part of this group." Arguably, this was clearly an inaccurate statement, as some of the songs are completely sung by Beyonce, including "Brown Eyes. ""Perfect Man," "Dance With Me, " (in the Australian and UK special versions of 'Survivor'), and as "Dangerously In Love"- the song that Beyonce used for the title and lead track for her solo album, even though it was credited as being sung by Destiny's Child, were all lead by Beyonce while Destiny's Child are heard in the background However, the lead vocals, on the majority of songs on the album, are divided evenly, where Beyonce and Kelly sing a verse each, and Michelle does the bridge, however there were some variations, particularly on "Bootylicious" (where Kelly sings two verses) and "Independent Women Part 1" (where Beyonce sings first and second verses, whilst Kelly sings the pre-chorus twice). Survivor - whose title was reportedly inspired by a DJ's joke about Destiny's Child members voting one another off the island, much like the popular CBS reality series Survivor - hit stores in the spring of 2001, and entered the Billboard 200 at number one, selling over 663,000 copies in its first week sales (the highest ever for a girl-group.) The first three singles, "Independent Women Part I", "Survivor" and "Bootylicious", were predictably huge hits, with the latter becoming the group's fourth No.1 Hot 100 single. An ber-melismatic cover of the Bee Gees' "Emotion" was also successful, becoming a Top 10 pop hit. Survivor sold well - certified 4x platinum domestically and going on to sell a total over 10 million worldwide. In the UK, Destiny's Child had two consecutive hit singles at number one which were "Independent Women Part 1" and "Survivor". In Australia, the album was certified 2x platinum and debuted at #4 on the charts. It made a comeback months later, peaking at #8 on the Australian charts. "Independent Women Part 1" reached #4 and went 2x platinum, Survivor reached #7 and went platinum, Bootylicious reached #4 and went Platinum, "Emotion" reached #22 and went Gold, and "Nasty Girl" reached #10 and also went Gold. All Up the albums and singles sold more than 450,000 units in Australia, and for the second year running, were one of the top 20 selling artists in Australia (following "the writing's on the wall" a year earlier). In the US, The LP was the seventh highest selling album of the year. Toward the end of the year, the group released a holiday album, 8 Days of Christmas, and announced plans for a series of side projects, including solo albums from all three members (to be staggered over the next year and a half, so as to avoid competition). In early 2002, a remix compilation titled This Is the Remix was released to tide fans over. The group also finished the International leg of their successful world tour this year. In 2002 Destiny's child earned a whopping $71 million dollars from record sales, sponsorships and concert tours. A cover of the song is featured in the rhythm-action game Elite Beat Agents for Nintendo DS. Solo projects after Survivor Michelle Williams Williams became the first member of Destiny's Child to have a solo project released. Heart To Yours, a contemporary gospel collection, reached No. 1 on the Top Gospel Albums chart and sold 300,000 copies in the U.S.. Her second gospel album, Do You Know reached the No. 2 slot on the Top Christian Album chart and No. 3 on the Top Gospel Albums chart shortly after its release in January 2004. To date this album has sold just over 100,000 copies in the U.S. Williams also received rave reviews after replacing Toni Braxton in the lead role of Aida on Broadway in November 2003. . Kelly Rowland In October 2002, Rowland's solo debut, Simply Deep featured the No.1 Hot 100 smash hit, "Dilemma", a Grammy-winning (Best Rap/Sung Collaboration) duet with hip-hop superstar Nelly, Dilemma eventually spent 10 weeks at #1. The debut album did achieve moderate success. With "Dilemma" Rowland became the first member of Destiny's Child to hit No. 1 outside of the group. Internationally, Kelly was on a roll, hitting the No. 1 slot on the U.K., where her album was certified platinum, and in several other countries' album charts when Gold in Ireland, Hong Kong, Singapore, Australia, New Zealand Canada and in the U.S. peaking at No. 3 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Album chart and No. 12 on the Billboard 200. Simply Deep is certified gold in the US. The album has sold over 500,000 copies in the United States and 2 million worldwide [2]. In 2003, Rowland made her feature film debut in the horror flick "Freddy Vs. Jason". Beyonc Knowles In 2001, Knowles co-starred with Mekhi Phifer in MTV's remake of Bizet's Carmen, Carmen: A Hip Hopera. In 2002, Knowles co-starred with Mike Myers in the box-office blockbuster Austin Powers in Goldmember. She recorded a single for its soundtrack called "Work It Out". The song was a different style for Knowles and failed to achieve commercial success in the US, (although it was successful overseas), which led her to scrap most of the 45 songs recorded for her solo debut. Her breakout solo success has far eclipsed the other two Destiny's Child members. Her 2003 solo debut, Dangerously In Love, debuted at No. 1 and sold over four million copies in the United States and 11 million worldwide. It yielded the No. 1 hits "Crazy In Love" featuring hip hop superstar Jay-Z (certified 2x platinum), and "Baby Boy" featuring Sean Paul (certified platinum). Top 5 songs "Me, Myself and I" and "Naughty Girl", the latter also certified gold, followed. Critically, Knowles has been well-received by many, even netting 5 Grammy awards in one night, for Dangerously In Love, tying the record for most Grammys received in one night by a female with Lauryn Hill, Alicia Keys, and Norah Jones. In September 2003, Knowles co-starred in her second feature film, The Fighting Temptations alongside Oscar winner Cuba Gooding Jr.. Destiny's Fulfilled After three years apart, achieving individual success in movies, on Broadway, endorsements and with solo albums, the three women of Destiny's Child reunited with a new album, Destiny Fulfilled. A worldwide concert tour, sponsored by McDonald's, Destiny Fulfilled and Lovin' It, hit 16 countries and over 75 cities worldwide, kicking off in Hiroshima, Japan on April 9, 2005, and ending in Vancouver, Canada; stops included Australia, Europe, and the U.S. and Canada. "Lose My Breath" the album's first single, produced by Rodney Jerkins, became the group's ninth Top 10 Hot 100 hit. The album saw the trio shift to a harder, 'urban' sound and was released in November 2004. The album also saw greater equality in the trio, with each member contributing to writing on all tracks on the album, as well as becoming executive producers aside Matthew Knowles. This was also evident in the photography, as Beyonce no longer assumed the central position- this was now occupied by Michelle and Kelly - who are the central figure on the cover of the 'Destiny Fulfilled' album, as well as a lot of the accompanying photography and posters promoting the album. In terms of lead vocals, on nearly all tracks, these are divided evenly, where Beyonce and Kelly do a verse each, and Michelle does the bridge or the third verse, however there were some variations, particularly in "Bad Habit" (where Kelly does all vocals), "Love" (Kelly sings 2 verses), "Free" and "Through With Love" (where Beyonce sings 2 verses, Kelly does the bridge and Michelle does a verse). In terms of background vocals, most are clearly performed by Beyonce and Kelly, however Beyonce is a lot more audible. But in the chorus of the song, "Soldier" & Free, you can clearly hear both Kelly and Michelle, as well as Beyonce. Beyonce however continued be the central figure of Destiny's Child, as she co-produced most of the tracks, alongside producers such as Rodney Jerkins, Mario Winans, Erron Williams, Rockwilder, Rich Harrison and Brian Michael Cox. The second single, "Soldier" featuring rappers T.I. and Lil Wayne quickly entered the Top 10, peaking at No.3 in February 2005 becoming the groups tenth Top 10 hit. "Lose My Breath" was certified 2x platinum and "Soldier" was certified platinum by the RIAA. After receiving worldwide positive reviews, Destiny Fulfilled was certified 3x Platinum in early 2005 and has sold over 8 million copies worldwide. The album's third and fourth singles were "Girl" and "Cater 2 U," both of which went Gold by the RIAA respectively. In Australia, New Zealand and across Europe the album was certified Platinum. Destiny Fulfilled was one of the best selling albums of 2005 and it pushed the ladies back into the position of the best selling female group and American group of the year. The album did not win any of the Grammy awards for which it was nominated. During this time, Destiny's Child was named the Best Selling Female Group of All Time by the World Music Awards. Final destiny and the future On June 13, 2005, it was announced the group would disband after their world tour ends in the fall of 2005. It was decided that the split would occur after the very last concert in Vancouver, Canada. The group first appeared on MTV's Total Request Live on June 21, 2005 to officially confirm their split. Their management decided to document their final tour for a special farewell DVD to be released March 28, 2006. It must be noted that Beyonc herself has been quoted as saying that the breakup of the group is not permanent and she would not rule out any future Destiny's Child projects. The group released their greatest hits album, #1's on October 25, 2005. Despite the title of the album, they had only five #1 singles on the billboard chart. The album includes three new songs, one titled Stand Up For Love. Lyrically the song is the anthem for World Children's Day, but relates to troubled times such as third world poverty, Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and the late 2004 tsunami. "Stand Up For Love" was Destiny's Child's last single. #1's charted at #6 on the official UK album top 40 with first week sales over 30,000 and #1 on U.S. Billboard 200 Album chart with sales of 113,000. The album has sold over 3 million copies worldwide to date. Mattel released Destiny's Child Barbie Collector Dolls in August 2005. With Destiny's Child's recent breakup announcement, this trio of dolls is expected to become a major collector's item. In November 2005, Destiny's Child helped Wal-Mart kick off an intensive holiday campaign with television ads with the group celebrating the holidays with family and friends. Destiny's Child's last televised performance was at the 2006 NBA All-Star Game on February 19 in Houston, Texas. Beyonc told MTV News, "Every time we go on someone's television show, they want to be the person to say it's the last show. But we've said a million times, 'It's not the last show!' Because we're gonna sing together again, again and again. We love each other and we're friends. It's the last album, but it's not the last show.On March 28th, 2006, Destiny's Child were cemented on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and in the fall of August they were in a Billboard Poll for best music trio ever.

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September 10, 2008

Michelle Williams-The Greatest

                                       

CHECK OUT MICHELLE WILLIAMS NEW SINGLE "THE GREATEST" OFF HER NEW ALBUM TITLED "UNEXPECTED" DROPS OCT.7TH.2008

 

THANKS FOR THE SUPPORT!!!!!!!!!!

LOVE YA!!!!!!!!

DC3.   :)

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Ladi_thic_witit
Ladi_thic_witit

Female, 29, Nashville, TN

Posted June 01, 2010


I love DESTINY'S CHILD, ESPECIALLY MICHELLE. YALL ARE NUMBER 2 ON MY LIST!!!!


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Female, Age Private, Los Angeles, CA

Posted May 30, 2010


Participate In An Obama Supporting Video



For all who support President Barack Obama, I'm planning to shoot a small music video to go with my Obama Song that I wrote with the help of my band God's Chosen Saints. I'm wanting to promote unity through people of all nationalities and social status coming together to work to improve our world. This idea came from one of Michael Jackson's videos and I want it to also be a symbol to show that Michael Jackson's Legacy still lives on vibrantly through his continuously dedicated fans. If you would like to be apart of this video which will also be used to support Barack Obama in the upcoming elections please email me at chosensaints@godschosensaints. com.

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REALg37
REALg37

Male, 47, Bellwood, IL

Posted October 08, 2009


I AM SUCH A DESTINY CHILD FAN..I LOVE B...I DONT THINK KELLY GET ENOUGH CREDIT,MICHELLE SHE JUST OKAY..I WOULD LOVE FOR THESE LADIES TO GIVE US 1 MORE ALBUM....


chrmane
chrmane

Female, 50, New York, NY

Posted October 01, 2009


Good luck in every thing yall do destiny child.. I love the record cater 2 u.. listen to that song all the time..


Freaky_Scorpio
Freaky_Scorpio

Male, Age Private, Bronx, NY

Posted August 28, 2009


i love yall !!!!! !!!!! !!!!


MsXFiftyXStar
MsXFiftyXStar

Female, Age Private, Long Beach, CA

Posted August 18, 2009


I wish you ladies never parted


JOHNBULL007
JOHNBULL007

Male, Age Private, Bridgeport, CT

Posted June 26, 2009


your very lovely baby


osirus2
osirus2

Male, 49, Cleveland, OH

Posted March 20, 2009


Beautiful Talented Ladies, This professional G will always be fan.
Luv u. One peace.


KSWIFF
KSWIFF

Male, Age Private, Troy, NY

Posted January 11, 2009


ive bin a fan since day oneThanks for the add this is my music page check it out and become a fan.



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diamondboo912
diamondboo912

Female, 35, Lorton, VA

Posted August 30, 2008


i miss yall as a group


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