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DESTINY'S CHILD

Name: Destiny's Child                                                               
Origin: Houston, Texas, United States                                               
Genre(s): R&B, Pop                                                                 
                                                                                   
Destiny's Child was an American R&B and pop group. Originally a quartet, the       
group eventually became a trio consisting of Beyonce Knowles , Kelly Rowland,       
and Michelle Williams. According to the World Music Awards, Destiny's Child is     
the best selling girl group. Billboard also ranked the group one of                 
the greatest musical trios of all time. On June 12, 2005, the group                 
announced in Barcelona that they would no longer be performing together after       
completing their tour, and that they would be pursuing their own individual         
careers in music, theatre, television, and film.                                   
                                                                                   
The group made their recording debut with "Killing Time," which appeared on the     
soundtrack for the 1997 film Men in Black. Destiny's Child released their debut     
album Destiny's Child to mixed reviews on February 17, 1998. The albums 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 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 number one 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 in the U.S. 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 thirty-five on US Rhythmic Top 40   
in 1998. Destiny‚Äôs 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 3 million copies   
worldwide. Destiny's Child failed awards & nominations. However, Destiny's Child   
garnered 3 "Soul Train Lady of Soul" awards in 1998. They won for "Best R&B/Soul   
Single for 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".