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Destiny's Child

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Fact Sheet

Musical genre:R&B, Girl group  
City  Houston, Texas, USA
Years active1997-
Destiny's Child is a hip hop trio, originally based out of Houston, Texas. Beyonce Knowles, LaTavia Roberson, Kelly Rowland and LeToya Luckett had formed the group by 1993, signing to Columbia Records in 1997. After a single, "Killing Time", Destiny's Child released Destiny's Child, which was a success as a result of the chart success of "No, No, No", "Get on the Bus" and "With Me". The album failed to break them into the mainstream, however; the follow-up, The Writing's on the Wall (1999) did so buoyed by chart success of "Bug a Boo" and "Say My Name". Just after the album was released, personal disputes between the members, and manager Mathew Knowles, resulted in Roberson and Luckett leaving the group. Michelle Williams and Farrah Franklin replaced them, surprising many fans. Roberson and Luckett, angry, filed suit. Fawcett departed in 2000, just as the group's theme song to Charlie's Angels spent eleven weeks at the top of the charts. Roberson and Luckett agreed to settle with Rowland and Knowles, though the suit continued again Knowles' father. The next album, 2001's Survivor was another hit, though sales were not as high as hoped. Roberson and Luckett filed another lawsuit over lyrics which they felt were about the break-up; if true, this would violate the settlement that all parties had signed.

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