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Destiny's Child

Destiny's Child rose to become one of the most popular female R&B groups of the late '90s, eventually rivaling even TLC in terms of blockbuster commercial success. Their accomplishments came in spite of several abrupt personnel changes, which were accompanied by heated, well-publicized feuds in the media and the courts. In fact, for a time, Destiny's Child were known for that drama just as much as their music. Once the group stabilized again, though, they emerged with even more hitmaking power than ever before.

Destiny's Child were formed in Houston, Texas, in 1990, when original members Beyoncé Knowles and LaTavia Roberson were just nine years old; the two met at an audition and became friends, and Knowles' father Mathew set about developing an act based on their singing and rapping, taking their name from a passage in the Book of Isaiah. Beyoncé's cousin Kelendria "Kelly" Rowland joined the group in 1992, and shortly thereafter they landed an appearance on Star Search, where they performed a rap song. The quartet's lineup was finalized (for the time being) when LeToya Luckett joined in 1993, and they spent the next few years working their way up from the Houston club scene, eventually opening for artists like SWV, Dru Hill, and Immature. Finally, in 1997, Destiny's Child were offered a recording contract by Columbia.

The group made its recorded debut on 1997's "Killing Time," a song included on the soundtrack of the blockbuster Men in Black. Their self-titled debut album was released in early 1998, featuring production by Wyclef Jean and Jermaine Dupri, among others. Its lead single, the Jean-produced "No No No," was a smash hit, selling over a million copies and topping the R&B charts. The follow-up singles -- "With Me" and "Get on the Bus," the latter of which was taken from the soundtrack of Why Do Fools Fall in Love? -- didn't quite duplicate the success of "No No No," although Destiny's Child would eventually go platinum (after the group's later success). Destiny's Child reentered the studio quickly, bringing in producer Kevin "She'kspere" Briggs to handle the majority of their next record. Lead single "Bills, Bills, Bills" became the group's first number one pop hit (and second R&B number one) in the summer of 1999 and, paced by its success, the accompanying album, The Writing's on the Wall, entered the charts at number six upon its release.

That was just the beginning of the group's breakout success. The second single, "Bug a Boo," didn't perform as well, but the third single, "Say My Name," was another massive hit, their biggest so far; it hit number one on both the pop and R&B charts for three weeks apiece in early 2000, and made Destiny's Child a pop-cultural phenomenon. However, at the peak of "Say My Name"'s popularity, the group splintered. In December 1999, Roberson and Luckett 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 and niece. 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, the next Destiny's Child single, "Jumpin' Jumpin'," hit the Top Ten, and The Writing's on the Wall went on to sell a whopping eight million copies.

The personnel-turnover drama still wasn't over; in July 2000, just five months after joining, Farrah Franklin split with the group. The official reason was that Franklin missed several promotional appearances and concert gigs, although in later interviews she spoke of too much negativity and too little control in the group environment. 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 weeks at number one. Destiny's Child were now indisputable superstars, the biggest female R&B group on the scene, and they quickly began work on a new album to capitalize. 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 ripping each other publicly.

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 some of the record herself. While recording sessions were going on, Rowland released the first Destiny's Child solo track; "Angel" appeared on the soundtrack of Chris Rock's Down to Earth. Former members Roberson and Luckett also announced the formation of a trio called, coincidentally, Angel, and Farrah Franklin set about starting a solo career.

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 -- hit stores in the spring of 2001, and entered the charts at number one. The first two singles, "Survivor" and "Bootylicious," were predictably huge hits, with the latter becoming the group's fourth number one pop single. A cover of Andy Gibb's "Emotion" was also successful, albeit less so, and Survivor sold well -- over four million copies -- but not as well as 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, shortly after This Is the Remix was released to tide fans over, Roberson and Luckett sued the group again, claiming that some of the lyrics in "Survivor" made reference to them (in violation of the earlier lawsuit settlement).

The first Destiny's Child solo album, Michelle Williams' all-gospel project Heart to Yours, was released in April and featured a duet with gospel legend Shirley Caesar. Meanwhile, Beyoncé won a leading role opposite Mike Myers in the third Austin Powers film, Goldmember, playing blaxploitation-style heroine Foxy Cleopatra; her first solo single, the Neptunes-produced "Work It Out," appeared on the soundtrack, and her full solo album, Dangerously in Love, became a huge hit upon release in mid-2003. Despite much critical speculation, the trio reunited the following year and released Destiny Fulfilled in November 2004. In October 2005, the #1's compilation was issued, followed by the Live in Atlanta DVD and CD sets in 2006 and 2007. The members continued solo careers. Rowland had considerable success with Ms. Kelly and Here I Am, both of which reached the Top Ten. Meanwhile, Beyoncé, who married Jay-Z in 2008, solidified her status as the planet's biggest pop star with the platinum albums B'day, I Am...Sasha Fierce, and 4. The group reunited in 2012 to record a new song, the Pharrell-produced "Nuclear," for the Love Songs compilation, which was released in January 2013 -- just prior to their halftime performance at Super Bowl XLVII. ~ Steve Huey
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Selected Discography

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Track List: Love Songs

1. Cater 2 U

2. Killing Time

3. Second Nature

4. Heaven

5. Now That She's Gone

6. Brown Eyes

7. If

8. Emotion

9. If You Leave (Featuring Next)

10. Tshirt

11. Temptation

12. Say My Name (Timbaland Remix)

13. Love

14. Nuclear

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Track List: Soldier (Single)

1. Soldier

2. Soldier (Grizz Blackmarket Remix)

3. Soldier (Bizarre Remix)

4. Soldier (Maurice's Nu Soul Mix)

5. Soldier (Danny Howells & Dick Trevor's Kinnyfunk Mix)

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Track List: Destiny Fulfilled

1. Lose My Breath

2. Soldier

3. Cater 2 U

4. T-Shirt

5. Is She The Reason

6. Girl

7. Bad Habit

8. If

9. Free

10. Through With Love

11. Love

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Track List: This Is The Remix

1. No, No, No Part 2 (Extended Version)

2. Emotion (The Neptunes Remix)

3. Bootylicious (Rockwilder Remix)

4. Say My Name (Timbaland Remix)

5. Bug A Boo (Refugee Camp Remix)

6. Dot (The E-Poppi Mix)

7. Survivor (Remix - Extended Version))

8. Independent Women Part II

9. Nasty Girl (Azza's Nu Soul Mix)

10. Jumpin', Jumpin' (Remix Extended Version)

11. Bills, Bills, Bills (Maurice's Xclusive Livegig Mix)

12. So Good (Maurice's Soul Remix)

13. Heard A Word (Bonus Track)

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Track List: Survivor

2. Survivor

3. Bootylicious

4. Nasty Girl

5. Fancy

6. Apple Pie A La Mode

7. Sexy Daddy

9. Happy Face

10. Emotion

11. Dangerously In Love

12. Brown Eyes

13. The Story Of Beauty

14. Gospel Medley

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Track List: Jumpin', Jumpin'

1. Jumpin' Jumpin'

2. Jumpin' Jumpin' (So So Def Remix)

3. Jumpin' Jumpin' (Maurice's Jumpin Remix)

4. Jumpin' Jumpin' (Azza's Remix)

5. Upside Down (Live)

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Track List: The Writing's On The Wall

1. Intro (The Writing's On The Wall)

2. So Good

3. Bills, Bills, Bills

4. Confessions

5. Bug A Boo

6. Temptation

7. Now That She's Gone

8. Where'd You Go

9. Hey Ladies

10. If You Leave (feat. Next)

11. Jumpin, Jumpin

12. Say My Name

13. She Can't Love You

14. Stay

15. Sweet Sixteen

16. Outro (Amazing Grace...Deticated To Andretta Tillman)

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Track List: Destiny's Child (Self Titled)

1. Second Nature

2. No, No, No - Part 2 (feat. Wyclef Jean)

3. With Me - Part 1

4. Tell Me

5. Bridges

6. No, No, No - Part 1

7. With Me - Part 2

8. Show Me The Way

9. Killing Time

10. Illusion

11. Birthday

12. Sail On

13. My Time Has Come

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What's up man this is a little more about the upcoming season and I have to go to your celebr. the first to see the attached to this post.
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Don't read this you will be kissed on the nearest Friday by the love of your life now that you have started reading this don't stop or you'll have bad luck put this on 15 other songs in 143 minutes when your done press the spacebar and your crushes name will appear on the screen is so creepy it actually works
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don't read this. you will be kissed on the nearest Friday by the love of your life. tomorrow will be the best day of your life. don't stop reading this is freaky but if you read this and ignore it you will have bad luck put this on 10 songs in 143 minutes. when you are done press the space bar and your crushes name will appear in big letters on the screen this is so creepy because it actually works
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They were my s**t back in high school omg memories
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I love Beyoncé so much l so obsessed with her
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I love this song the first time I heard it I fell in love
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Kiss your hand 5 times
Say your crushes name
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Purge him with hyssop, and he shall be clean: wash him, and he shall be whiter than snow. Make him to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which thou hast broken may rejoice. Hide Your face from his sins, and blot out all his iniquities. Create in him a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within him. Cast him not away from You presence; and take not Your holy spirit from him. Restore unto him the joy of his salvation; and uphold him with Your free spirit.
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Lol! I got this song," independent women", on nametests.co m for my life song
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I HAD A DISTURBING DREAM... BUT GOD! Father YOU told me to Ask, Seek and Knock then the door SHALL BE OPEN FOR ME! I have done as you taught me NOW I ask Father that YOUR will be done for me to be sober and vigilant; because my adversary the devil, as a roaring lion, walks about, seeking whom he MAY devour: Father Out of the same mouth you have given me proceeds Blessing and Cursing and this ought not so to be since i AM your Child! Father teach me how to go after my adversary, when they come!
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Thank YOU for arming me with the armour of your WORD, were I shall Stand having my loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousnes s ; And my feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace; Above all, thank YOU for teaching me to take the shield of faith, where I shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. And thank You for teaching me how to take the helmet of salvation, and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: In Jesus name! Amen!
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My high school days .
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Survivor like omg like OMG ����������
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So nice
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Your crush will kiss you by next Friday. Post this on 15 other songs and your crush name will appear on the screen
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I still salute u..Even back then...
go girlfriend an never stop spreading the truth...!!!
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Yes women..Not little kids...Liste n an learn...That ' s me to a tee..haha
..Memories.. .
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You suck
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Don't read this you will be kissed on the nearest possible Friday by the love of you life. Now that you've started this don't stop this is so freak. But if you read this and ignore this you will have very bad luck. Put this on 15 songs in 143 minutes. When you are done press the space bar and your crushes name will appear on the screen this is so freaky it really works.
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1. Kiss ur left hand
2. Say ur crushes name
3. Close ur hand
4. Say a school day
5. Say ur name
6. Post this on 5 other songs and your crush will ask you out on that day you have 2 hours to complete
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Real deal
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IH my name is destiny I love your ☺����
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I love their songs
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your life. Now that you've started reading this don't stop this is soooo freaky but if you. Read send ignore it you will have really bad luck post this on 15 other songs in 143 min. When you are done press the space bar and your crushes name will appear in big letters on the screen
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Kiss your left hand
Say your crush name
Close your hand
Say one of the weekdays
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Say your favorite singers name three times, repost this comment three times, then check your voice! ITS SO COOL! YOUR VOICE SOUNDS LIKE THAT SINGERS
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My big big booty but you want a big big booty I have a big booty m*********er think I want your big booty
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Don't read this. You will be kissed on the nearest possible Friday by the love of your life. Tomorrow will be the best day of ur life. Don't stop this is freaky! But if u read and ignore this you will have bad luck. Put this in 15 different songs in 143 minutes. When you are done press the space bar. Your crushes name will appear on the screen it is so creepy but it works
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Don't read this you will be kissed on the nearest possible Friday by the love of your life tomorrow will be the best day of your life now that you started reading this don't stop this is freaky but if you read this and ignore it you will have bad luck put this on 15 songs in 144 minutes then press the space bar and your crushes name will appear it's freaky but it actually works
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*salute
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Who ever wrote these lyrics the last word to Lil Wayne's verse is solute :-)
Last line: now every time she hear my name she solute.
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"If you took it there first of all let me say i am not the one to sit around and be played "
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This actually works. You will be kissed on Friday by the love of your life.tomorro w will be the best day of your life.however if you don't post this you will get hurt in two days (not die). You started reading this so don't stop. Post this on at least five other songs in the next 143 minuates. When your don press f6 and your loves name will appear. So crazy it works
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How are you doing I love all three of you I need to be with u
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the love of your life. Tomorrow will will be the best day of your life. Now that you have started reading this don't stop this is so freaky but if you read this and ignore it you will have very bad luck. Put this on 15 songs in 144 minutes when you're done press the spacebar and your crushes name will appear in bright letters on the screen this is so freaky it actually work
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This actually works. You will be kissed on Friday by the love of your life.tomorro w will be the best day of your life.however if you don't post this you will get hurt in two days (not die). You started reading this so don't stop. Post this on at least five other songs in the next 143 minuates. When your don press f6 and your loves name will appear. So crazy it works
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