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Destiny's Child

Destiny's Child

Date: Jan 07 2002


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Sometimes it’s fun to learn more about the music you love. I often take time to read about the bands I like the most. Their history is interesting to me because I like to know what sets them apart from all the other bands in the world.
This week, I learned more about Destiny’s Child. So, now I’m going to tell you what I know!


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Beyonce Knowles and LaTavia Roberson formed Destiny’s Child in 1990. Knowles and Roberson were only 10 years old. Kelly Rowland joined the duo in 1992, and LeToya Luckett completed the lineup the following year. The quartet got their name from a chapter in the Bible.
Destiny’s Child quickly became popular in their hometown of Houston, Texas. They had a street cool image and impressive vocal harmonies, which lead to performances with big name acts like SWV and Dru Hill.
Destiny’s Child’s breakthrough came when their song “Killing Time” appeared on the Men In Black movie soundtrack. Their first album, released in 1998, featured the funky song “No No No,” which reached both the US and UK Top 10. Their second album, The Writing’s On The Wall, was a huge smash. It has sold more than nine million copies worldwide.
In February 2000, Roberson and Luckett left Destiny’s Child due to personal reasons. Farrah Franklin and Michelle Williams joined the group to replace them, but Franklin quickly left the group as well.
As a trio, Destiny’s Child recorded their third album, Survivor, which features the hits “Independent Women,” “Jumpin’, Jumpin,” “Emotions” and “Bootylicious.” Survivor was double platinum four weeks after its release. Since then, it has sold more than six million copies worldwide.



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It’s not a surprise to me that Destiny’s Child has become so popular. They have great style, great sound and great personality. I get the feeling that they’re going to be around for a long time.
What do you think about Destiny’s Child? Do you like their music? Come to the Music Mix message board and let us know!
Rock on,


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