DC3 (Destiny's Child) Finally Splits Up

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  1. Blankk Page

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    In a surprise announcement from the stage during a show in Barcelona, Spain, on Saturday night, the members of Destiny's Child told fans they will disband at the conclusion of their current Destiny Fulfilled ... And Lovin' It Tour.

    Kelly Rowland made the revelation before 16,000 fans at the Palau Sant Jordi, explaining that the concert would be the last European appearance by the group. In a statement released exclusively to MTV News on Sunday (June 12), the trio thanked their loyal fans and pledged sisterly devotion to one another.

    "We have been working together as Destiny's Child since we were 9, and touring together since we were 14," the statement read. "After a lot of discussion and some deep soul searching, we realized that our current tour has given us the opportunity to leave Destiny's Child on a high note, united in our friendship and filled with an overwhelming gratitude for our music, our fans, and each other. After all these wonderful years working together, we realized that now is the time to pursue our personal goals and solo efforts in earnest. ... No matter what happens, we will always love each other as friends and sisters and will always support each other as artists. We want to thank all of our fans for their incredible love and support and hope to see you all again as we continue fulfilling our destinies."

    The announcement is surprising not least because the trio had downplayed rumors of a split in the wake of member Beyoncé Knowles' multiplatinum 2003 solo LP, Dangerously in Love (see "Destiny's Child Back In The Studio, So 'Shut Up!' Kelly Rowland Says"), although plans did call for the members to focus on solo projects at the end of this tour (see "Destiny's Child Put On A Fashion Show At U.K. Concert").

    Destiny's Child — Knowles, Rowland and Michelle Williams — have become one of the top-selling female pop vocal groups in history, with worldwide sales of more than 40 million records. They will retire the name after their upcoming U.S. tour and pursue individual careers in film, music, theater and television.

    Despite the announcement, the group's forthcoming U.S. tour — its first in four years — will go off as planned, kicking off on July 9 at the Savvis Center in St. Louis and wrapping up on September 10 at GM Place in Vancouver. Support acts on the tour include Amerie, Mario and Tyra (see "Destiny's Child Map Out North American Tour").

    Destiny's Child formed in Houston in 1990 when Knowles and original member LaTavia Roberson were 9 years old, with Knowles' father, Mathew, acting as their manager. Knowles' cousin, Rowland, joined two years later, in time for the trio to make their national debut on the show "Star Search." Fourth member LeToya Luckett signed on 1993, and the group made its recorded debut with the song "Killing Time" on the 1997 soundtrack to the blockbuster "Men in Black."

    Their self-titled debut dropped the next year and spawned the Wyclef Jean-produced hit "No No No." Their second album, 1999's The Writing's on the Wall, cemented their reputation as hitmakers, with "Bills Bills Bills" and "Say My Name." But at the peak of their success, Roberson and Luckett tried to drop Mathew Knowles as their manager and were subsequently replaced in the "Say My Name" video with new members Michelle Williams and Farrah Franklin.

    The two ejected members sued Mathew Knowles and the group and eventually settled, but further turmoil ensued with Franklin, whose five-month tenure in Destiny's Child ended in July 2000. The group continued as a trio, scoring another huge hit with the song "Independent Women, Pt. 1" from the "Charlie's Angels" soundtrack, following it with 2001's Survivor, which hit with the title track and the ubiquitous "Bootylicious."

    Though Beyoncé had long since become the breakout star of the group, Williams was the first to release a solo album, the gospel LP Heart to Yours, in 2002. Beyoncé, who co-starred with Mike Meyers in the third Austin Powers movie, "Goldmember," released Dangerously in Love in 2003, and Rowland released an LP that year, Simply Deep.

    Even after Beyoncé scored multiplatinum success off such solo hits as "Crazy in Love" and her face become a regular presence in commercials and print ads, the trio came back together last year to release Destiny Fulfilled.

    MTV News will have a full report on Destiny's Child's farewell on Monday's edition of "TRL."



    This report is provided by MTV News

    http://www.vh1.com/news/articles/1503975/20050612/destinys_child.jhtml?headlines=true
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  2. Catch TWENTY 2

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    Honestly, sounds like bad news for Kelly Rowland. We all know beyonce can sell records. I even heard that Michelle's Gospel album did fairly well. but what about Kelly? I like one of the singles she dropped for her album but damn. Did it even go gold? hey, at least she's going to marry Roy Williams!
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  3. sagacious infant

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    I liked a few of Kelly's songs. I haven't heard the entire album, but she's definitely got something going for herself. Whether or not it'll stand up for a few years...I don't know...
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    i heard Roy Williams broke up with her...but whatever...

    I don't know if this is good or bad...

    all their solo albums were...ehhhhhh
    The last DC album, Destiny Fulfilled, had it's moments but wasn't that great..."Girl" easily the worst song they ever released as a single.
    Hope they all succeed...(I know Beyonce will)
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    ^bullshit...

    'Gurl' shits on 'lose my breath'...and prolly some others as well...

    id be much more worried for michelle than kelly...kelly had like 3 major hits without the group....michelle did some gospel...yay


    anyway sad day kinda...i guess...
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    imo their group stuff never reached the level of 'the writings on the wall'..

    maybe it was the two gurls that left? the songs were much better on that album than any subsequent ones..
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  7. The Jeus

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    lol@ at that being a surprise announcement
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  8. Catch TWENTY 2

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    Kelly had 3 major hits??? What were they? and Michelle will be alright if she goes the gospel path. Gospel fan base is alot wider than alot of people think!
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  9. Vulgar

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    i aint suprised but Kelly is in trouble
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  10. StylisticS

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    Kelly will be fine if they market her right. They just released horrible singles for her. But this isnt a surprise to me either. Groups dont stay together for long. Hell its a surprise that they stayed together this long in the first place.
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    well dillemma was obviously the biggest...not her song as such but showed that she can be marketable as the voice on one of the biggest selling tracks for years..

    and the two singles of her album did well...tru they werent 'major' as such but they did well on the charts...that song about life being hard for kids crossed over into other genres as well and did really well commercially...

    point is she showed she has plenty of potential to sell with the right material..
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  12. Catch TWENTY 2

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    I liked that song she did about the kids. But the song after that was ehh. We shall see. I wish her the best.
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    for sure..
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  14. Vulgar

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    Kelly is always gonna be looked at as in Bee's shadow. she might make a lil change but be serious who the fuck is goin' to a Kelly Rowland concert?
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    Kelly and Beyonce' should be fine

    IDK about Michelle
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  16. -[InfaMouz]-

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    /\ Michelle does gospel. She will be fine...
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  17. Ignorant

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    Yeah, there's mad paper in gospel music... people think the only genres that sell are rap, R&B, and rock... but gospel has plenty of superstars sellin' major units... half of them aren't even in it for the lord... it's all about those digits.

    But the reason I posted is because I relish every opportunity to dis D.C.... I think I'm one of their biggest haters... as long as Beyonce and Kelly continue to show skin and make trite, hypocritical songs, they'll have no problem sellin'... their fanbase consists mainly of chickenheads, children, and over-the-hill adults trying to be hip... which is a fairly large group, so nahh, they'll be alright... oops, I've dissed their fans, too. Forgive me.

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  18. StylisticS

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    That 2nd single was terrible. It was an easy skipable song on the cd. Very bad choice for a single.
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