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Destiny's Child


Destiny's Child was a Grammy-Award winning American R&B girl group comprising lead singer Beyoncé Knowles alongside Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams. Formed in 1997 in Houston, Texas, Destiny's Child members began their musical endeavors in their pre-teens under the name Girls' Tyme, comprising Knowles, Rowland, LaTavia Roberson and LeToya Luckett. After years of performing underground, they signed to Columbia Records and changed their name. Destiny's Child was launched into mainstream recognition following the release of their best-selling second album, The Writing's on the Wall, which contained the number-one singles "Bills, Bills, Bills" and "Say My Name".

Despite critical and commercial success, the group was plagued by internal conflict and legal turmoil, as LaTavia Roberson and LeToya Luckett attempted to split off the group's manager Mathew Knowles. They were soon replaced with Williams and Farrah Franklin; however, in 2000, Franklin also parted with the group, leaving them as a trio. Their third album, Survivor, which contains themes the public interpreted as a channel to the group's experience, contains the worldwide hits "Independent Women", "Survivor" and "Bootylicious". In 2002, Destiny's Child announced a hiatus, allowing its members to attain individual success. They re-united with 2004's Destiny Fulfilled, and a year later during their world tour, announced that the group would disband and its members would pursue solo careers.

Throughout their career, the group released four major studio albums and achieved four US number-one singles. They had sold over 50 million records worldwide, becoming one of the best-selling recording artists in the U.S. Billboard magazine ranks the group as one of the greatest musical trios of all time, and inducted the group in 2008 into the All time Hot 100 Artist. In 2005, the World Music Awards recognized them as the World's Best-selling female group of all time.

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 Pt.1" and "No, No, No Pt.2" were both released simultaneously, however, Part II was considered a "remix" version of Part I. "No, No, No Pt.2" featuring The Fugees member Wyclef Jean, quickly climbed to No.1 on the Billboard R&B chart and No.3 Pop. The blockbuster single sold over 1 million copies, turning the group into an instant R&B music sensation. However, follow-up singles "With Me Pt.1" (which also had two different versions) and "Get On The Bus" failed to reproduce the blockbuster success of "No, No, No." Destiny's Child eventually went Platinum after later success. Expectations weren't 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.

Destiny's Child re-entered the studio quickly, bringing in an impressive lineup of talented 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 pop 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 charts 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.

Buoyed by the group's breakout success, two of its original members, Letoya Luckett and LaTavia Roberson, attempted to split with manager Matthew Knowles, charging that he kept a disproportionate share of the band's profits, attempted to exert too much control, and unfairly favored Beyonce and Kelly (who is widely believed to be Beyonce's cousin - they are not blood relations). 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" was the group's most irresistible and biggest single to date, becoming the group's 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 R&B starlets.

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 sell a massive 9 million copies by the end of summer. 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.

Now reduced to a trio, Destiny's Child was tapped to record the theme song for the film version of Charlie's Angels; released as a single in October, "Independent Women, Pt. 1" raced up the charts and spent an astounding 11 consecutive weeks at number one. Destiny's Child were now indisputable superstars, among the biggest female pop groups, and 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 Beyoncé 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."

Beyoncé had long since emerged as the group's focal point, and on the third Destiny's Child album, she assumed more control than ever before, taking a greater hand in writing the material and even producing and co-writing the entire album. "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." Survivor — whose title was reportedly inspired by a DJ's crack 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 charts at number one, selling over 663,000 copies in its first week sales (the highest ever for a girl-group.) The first two singles, "Survivor" and "Bootylicious", were predictably huge hits, with the latter becoming the group's fourth No.1 pop single. A cover of Andy Gibb's "Emotion" was also successful, becoming a Top 10 pop hit. Survivor sold well — over twelve million copies — more than its predecessor. 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.

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 brand new album, Destiny Fulfilled. Destiny Fulfilled was executive produced and co-written by all three members. "Lose My Breath," the album's first single, produced by Rodney Jerkins, became the group's ninth Top 10 pop hit. The album was released in November 2004. 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 10th top 10 pop hit. Despite receiving worldwide mixed reviews, Destiny Fulfilled was certified 3x Platinum in early 2005. The album's third US single was "Cater 2 U," while the international release was "Girl".

"Stand Up For Love" was released as Destiny's Child's last single from their greatest hits album, #1's, released on October 25, 2005.

Destiny's Child reunited for a farewell performance at the 2006 NBA All-Star Game on February 19 in Houston, Texas; however, Knowles commented, "It's the last album, but it's not the last show." Their final televised performance was at the Fashion Rocks benefit concert in New York at the same month. On March 28, 2006, Destiny's Child was inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the 2,035th recipient of the coveted recognition. At the 2006 BET Awards, Destiny's Child won Best Group, a category they also earned in 2005 and 2001.

The Associated Press reported in October 2012 that Destiny's Child was a potential collaborator during Beyoncé's performance at Super Bowl XLVII, set to take place February 3, 2013, following the release of the group's second compilation album Playlist: The Very Best of Destiny's Child. It was essentially a re-release of their first with a difference of four songs and an updated track-listing. On January 10, 2013, Beyoncé announced that the group would release its third compilation album titled Love Songs later that month on January 29. This album differs from the first two compilations in that it features mostly album-only selections as well as the newly recorded song "Nuclear." The next day, Legacy Recordings, which is responsible for the release of Playlist and Love Songs, posted "Nuclear" on the group's official SoundCloud account, jointly with Mashable.com, where the song was posted along with a message reading, "Sony Music has exclusively given Mashable the audio for "Nuclear," the first song from Destiny's Child since the group broke up in 2005."During the Super Bowl XLVII halftime show, the members of Destiny's Child performed "Bootylicious", "Independent Women" and Knowles' "Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It)"



Song lyric Say My Name SAY MY NAME Destiny's Child
Song lyric Survivor SURVIVOR Destiny's Child
Song lyric Bootylicious BOOTYLICIOUS Destiny's Child
Song lyric Lose My Breath LOSE MY BREATH Destiny's Child
Song lyric Bills, Bills, Bills BILLS, BILLS, BILLS Destiny's Child
Song lyric Cater 2 U CATER 2 U Destiny\'s Child
Song lyric Cater 2 U CATER 2 U Destiny's Child
Song lyric Soldier SOLDIER Destiny's Child
Song lyric Girl GIRL Destiny's Child
Song lyric Nasty Girl NASTY GIRL Destiny's Child
Song lyric Through With Love THROUGH WITH LOVE Destiny's Child
Song lyric So Good SO GOOD Destiny's Child
Song lyric Brown Eyes BROWN EYES Destiny's Child
Song lyric Bad Habit BAD HABIT Destiny's Child
Song lyric If IF Destiny's Child
Song lyric Hey Ladies HEY LADIES Destiny's Child
Song lyric Fancy FANCY Destiny's Child
Song lyric Free FREE Destiny's Child
Song lyric Now That She's Gone NOW THAT SHE'S GONE Destiny's Child
Song lyric She Can't Love You SHE CAN'T LOVE YOU Destiny's Child
Song lyric Confessions CONFESSIONS Destiny's Child
Song lyric Happy Face HAPPY FACE Destiny's Child
Song lyric Where'd You Go WHERE'D YOU GO Destiny's Child
Song lyric Sexy Daddy SEXY DADDY Destiny's Child
Song lyric Stay STAY Destiny's Child
Song lyric Independent Women Part 1 INDEPENDENT WOMEN PART 1 Destiny's Child
Song lyric Jumpin' Jumpin' JUMPIN' JUMPIN' Destiny's Child
Song lyric White Christmas WHITE CHRISTMAS Destiny's Child
Song lyric Perfect Man PERFECT MAN Destiny's Child
Song lyric The Story of Beauty THE STORY OF BEAUTY Destiny's Child
Song lyric Sweet Sixteen SWEET SIXTEEN Destiny's Child
Song lyric Independent Women Part II INDEPENDENT WOMEN PART II Destiny's Child
Song lyric If You Leave IF YOU LEAVE Destiny's Child
Song lyric Dance With Me DANCE WITH ME Destiny's Child
Song lyric 8 Days of Christmas 8 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS Destiny's Child
Song lyric A DC Christmas Medley A DC CHRISTMAS MEDLEY Destiny's Child
Song lyric After All Is Said and Done AFTER ALL IS SAID AND DONE Destiny's Child
Song lyric Amazing Grace AMAZING GRACE Destiny's Child
Song lyric Angel (Kelly Rowland solo) ANGEL (KELLY ROWLAND SOLO) Destiny's Child
Song lyric Apple Pie @ La Mode APPLE PIE @ LA MODE Destiny's Child
Song lyric Apple Pie A La Mode APPLE PIE A LA MODE Destiny's Child
Song lyric Apple Pie à la mode APPLE PIE À LA MODE Destiny's Child
Song lyric Bad Habit BAD HABIT Destiny\'s Child
Song lyric Bad Habits BAD HABITS Destiny\'s Child
Song lyric Bills Bills Bills (Maurice's Xclusive Livegig Mix) BILLS BILLS BILLS (MAURICE'S XCLUSIVE LIVEGIG MIX) Destiny's Child
Song lyric Birthday BIRTHDAY Destiny's Child
Song lyric Bootylicious (Rockwilder Remix) BOOTYLICIOUS (ROCKWILDER REMIX) Destiny's Child
Song lyric Bootylicious (remix) BOOTYLICIOUS (REMIX) Destiny's Child
Song lyric Bridges BRIDGES Destiny's Child
Song lyric Bug A Boo BUG A BOO Destiny's Child
Song lyric Bug A Boo (Refugee Camp Remix) BUG A BOO (REFUGEE CAMP REMIX) Destiny's Child
Song lyric Can't Help Myself CAN'T HELP MYSELF Destiny's Child
Song lyric Cater To You CATER TO YOU Destiny's Child
Song lyric Dangerously In Love DANGEROUSLY IN LOVE Destiny's Child
Song lyric Do You Hear What I Hear DO YOU HEAR WHAT I HEAR Destiny's Child
Song lyric Dot DOT Destiny's Child
Song lyric Dot (The E-Poppi Mix) DOT (THE E-POPPI MIX) Destiny's Child
Song lyric Emotion (Maurices Nu Soul Remix) EMOTION (MAURICES NU SOUL REMIX) Destiny's Child
Song lyric Emotion (Neptunes Remix) EMOTION (NEPTUNES REMIX) Destiny's Child
Song lyric Emotions EMOTIONS Destiny's Child
Song lyric Feel The Same Way I Do FEEL THE SAME WAY I DO Destiny's Child
Song lyric Forsaken Love FORSAKEN LOVE Destiny's Child
Song lyric Game Over GAME OVER Destiny's Child
Song lyric Get On The Bus (feat.Timberland) GET ON THE BUS (FEAT.TIMBERLAND) Destiny's Child
Song lyric Get on the bus GET ON THE BUS Destiny's Child
Song lyric Girl (Radio Edit) GIRL (RADIO EDIT) Destiny's Child
Song lyric Girl (Radio Version) GIRL (RADIO VERSION) Destiny's Child
Song lyric Gospel Melody GOSPEL MELODY Destiny's Child
Song lyric Gots My Own (unreleased) GOTS MY OWN (UNRELEASED) Destiny\'s Child
Song lyric Have It Your Way HAVE IT YOUR WAY Destiny's Child
Song lyric Hey Goldmember HEY GOLDMEMBER Destiny's Child
Song lyric Hey Ladies 
HEY LADIES Destiny's Child
Song lyric Hunningolla HUNNINGOLLA Destiny's Child
Song lyric I Know I KNOW Destiny's Child
Song lyric Illiusions (featuring Wyclef & Pras) ILLIUSIONS (FEATURING WYCLEF & PRAS) Destiny's Child
Song lyric Illusion ILLUSION Destiny's Child
Song lyric Illusions ILLUSIONS Destiny's Child
Song lyric Independent Woman, Part 1 INDEPENDENT WOMAN, PART 1 Destiny's Child
Song lyric Independent Women 
INDEPENDENT WOMEN Destiny's Child
Song lyric Independent Women Part 2
INDEPENDENT WOMEN PART 2 Destiny's Child
Song lyric Independent Women Pt. 1 [Live at the Brits 2001] INDEPENDENT WOMEN PT. 1 [LIVE AT THE BRITS 2001] Destiny's Child
Song lyric Independent Women, Pt. 1 INDEPENDENT WOMEN, PT. 1 Destiny's Child
Song lyric Independent Women, Pt. I INDEPENDENT WOMEN, PT. I Destiny's Child
Song lyric Intro (The Writing's On The Wall) INTRO (THE WRITING'S ON THE WALL) Destiny's Child
Song lyric Is She The Reason IS SHE THE REASON Destiny's Child
Song lyric Jumpin Jumpin JUMPIN JUMPIN Destiny's Child
Song lyric Jumpin Jumpin ( So So Def Remix) JUMPIN JUMPIN ( SO SO DEF REMIX) Destiny's Child
Song lyric Jumpin, Jumpin JUMPIN, JUMPIN Destiny's Child
Song lyric Killing Time KILLING TIME Destiny's Child
Song lyric Know That KNOW THAT Destiny's Child
Song lyric Little Drummer Boy LITTLE DRUMMER BOY Destiny's Child
Song lyric Love Is My Death LOVE IS MY DEATH Destiny's Child
Song lyric My Heart Still Beats MY HEART STILL BEATS Destiny's Child
Song lyric My Joy MY JOY Destiny's Child
Song lyric My Love MY LOVE Destiny's Child
Song lyric My Man MY MAN Destiny's Child
Song lyric My Time Has Come MY TIME HAS COME Destiny's Child
Song lyric Nasty Girl (Remix) NASTY GIRL (REMIX) Destiny�s Child
Song lyric Naunyn Street NAUNYN STREET Destiny's Child
Song lyric Never Had A Dream Come True NEVER HAD A DREAM COME TRUE Destiny's Child
Song lyric No  No  No (remix) NO NO NO (REMIX) Destiny's Child
Song lyric No More Rainy Days NO MORE RAINY DAYS Destiny's Child
Song lyric No No No NO NO NO Destiny's Child
Song lyric No, No, No NO, NO, NO Destiny's Child
Song lyric No, No, No Part 2 NO, NO, NO PART 2 Destiny's Child
Song lyric No,no,no, Part II NO,NO,NO, PART II Destiny's Child
Song lyric Not What You See NOT WHAT YOU SEE Destiny's Child
Song lyric O' Holy Night O' HOLY NIGHT Destiny's Child
Song lyric Opera Of The Bells OPERA OF THE BELLS Destiny's Child
Song lyric Outro OUTRO Destiny's Child
Song lyric Outro (Amazing Grace) OUTRO (AMAZING GRACE) Destiny's Child
Song lyric Outro (DC-3) Thank You OUTRO (DC-3) THANK YOU Destiny's Child
Song lyric Passing Moments PASSING MOMENTS Destiny's Child
Song lyric Platinum Bells PLATINUM BELLS Destiny's Child
Song lyric Revival Of April REVIVAL OF APRIL Destiny's Child
Song lyric Reyes REYES Destiny's Child
Song lyric Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer RUDOLPH THE RED NOSE REINDEER Destiny's Child
Song lyric Sail On SAIL ON Destiny's Child
Song lyric Say My Name (timbaland Remix) SAY MY NAME (TIMBALAND REMIX) Destiny's Child
Song lyric Say My Name [Album Version] SAY MY NAME [ALBUM VERSION] Destiny's Child
Song lyric Say My Name [Daddy D Remix W/Rap] SAY MY NAME [DADDY D REMIX W/RAP] Destiny\'s Child
Song lyric Say My Name [Maurice's Last Days of Disco Milennium Mix] SAY MY NAME [MAURICE'S LAST DAYS OF DISCO MILENNIUM MIX] Destiny's Child
Song lyric Say My Name [Timbaland Remix] SAY MY NAME [TIMBALAND REMIX] Destiny's Child
Song lyric Second  Nature SECOND NATURE Destiny\'s Child
Song lyric Second Nature SECOND NATURE Destiny's Child
Song lyric She Can't Love You 
SHE CAN'T LOVE YOU Destiny's Child
Song lyric Show Me The Way SHOW ME THE WAY Destiny's Child
Song lyric Silent Night SILENT NIGHT Destiny's Child
Song lyric Skies Dressed In Black SKIES DRESSED IN BLACK Destiny's Child
Song lyric So Good 
SO GOOD Destiny's Child
Song lyric Soldier (feat. T.I. & Lil' Wayne) SOLDIER (FEAT. T.I. & LIL' WAYNE) Destiny's Child
Song lyric Spread A Little Love On Christmas Day SPREAD A LITTLE LOVE ON CHRISTMAS DAY Destiny's Child
Song lyric Stand Up For Love STAND UP FOR LOVE Destiny's Child
Song lyric Stimulate Me STIMULATE ME Destiny's Child
Song lyric Story Of Beautiful STORY OF BEAUTIFUL Destiny's Child
Song lyric Story Of Beauty STORY OF BEAUTY Destiny's Child
Song lyric Survivor [CB200 Club Anthem Mix] SURVIVOR [CB200 CLUB ANTHEM MIX] Destiny's Child
Song lyric Survivor [Digital Black-N-Groove] SURVIVOR [DIGITAL BLACK-N-GROOVE] Destiny's Child
Song lyric Survivor [Jameson Full Vocal Remix] SURVIVOR [JAMESON FULL VOCAL REMIX] Destiny's Child
Song lyric T-shirt T-SHIRT Destiny's Child
Song lyric Tell Me TELL ME Destiny's Child
Song lyric Temptations TEMPTATIONS Destiny's Child
Song lyric The Admiration Of Sadness THE ADMIRATION OF SADNESS Destiny's Child
Song lyric This Christmas THIS CHRISTMAS Destiny's Child
Song lyric Tibi - Omnia Quae Sum TIBI - OMNIA QUAE SUM Destiny's Child
Song lyric To Embrace Beauty TO EMBRACE BEAUTY Destiny's Child
Song lyric Why You Actin' WHY YOU ACTIN' Destiny's Child
Song lyric Winter Paradise WINTER PARADISE Destiny's Child
Song lyric With Me   Part 1 WITH ME PART 1 Destiny's Child
Song lyric With Me Part 2 WITH ME PART 2 Destiny's Child
Song lyric With Me Part I WITH ME PART I Destiny's Child
Song lyric With Me Part II (feat Master P) WITH ME PART II (FEAT MASTER P) Destiny's Child
Song lyric Work It Out WORK IT OUT Destiny's Child
Song lyric You're The Only One To Me YOU'RE THE ONLY ONE TO ME Destiny's Child
Song lyric Your Diary YOUR DIARY Destiny's Child