NEW YORK (Columbia Records/ www.destinyschild.com) - Destiny's Child, the world's best-selling female pop vocal group, is back after a three-year hiatus with Destiny Fulfilled, slated to hit stores on Tuesday, November 16.
One of this year's most hotly-anticipated new releases, Destiny Fulfilled is the Grammy-winning trio's first full-length album since 2001's No 1 smash Survivor (which has sold more than 10 million copies worldwide) and the best-selling seasonal collection 8 Days Of Christmas.
"Lose My Breath," the first focus track from Destiny Fulfilled, is already a Top 5 record on the Billboard Hot 100.
Destiny Fulfilled showcases the signature vocal harmonies and distinctive solo voices of Beyonce, Kelly and Michelle on 11 brand-new Destiny's Child tracks, each one pulsing with contemporary rhythms and unforgettable hooks, chronicling an emotional journey across the turbulent landscape of romance, from the exhilarating intoxication of falling in love through the heartbreak of loss to the growth and serenity of acceptance.
With Beyonce acting as one of the producers on each of the album's tracks, and songs co-written by all three of the group's members, Destiny Fulfilled is the most personal - and most hands-on - record that Destiny's Child has ever recorded.
Destiny Fulfilled is executive produced by Beyonce Knowles, Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams & Mathew Knowles. Beyonce is a producer on all of the album's tracks, coming up with the concepts, vocal arrangements and being a tireless mastermind in the studio.
With lyrical themes drawn from the members' personal experience and musical support from some of the hottest producers in the business - including Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins, Rich Harrison, Andre Harris & Vidal Davis, 9th Wonder, Bryan Michael Cox, Kendrick Dean, Rockwilder, Mario Winans, and Erron Williams - Destiny Fulfilled is a celebration of the growth of Destiny's Child as singers, as songwriters, as artists, and as women.
The songs on Destiny Fulfilled are: "Lose My Breath," "Soldier" (featuring T.I. and Lil Wayne), "Cater 2 U," "T-Shirt," "Is She The Reason," "Girl," "Bad Habit," "If," "Free," "Through With Love," and "Love."
After completing work on Survivor (which won the Best R&B Performance By A Duo or Group with Vocals Grammy) and 8 Days of Christmas in 2001, Beyonce, Kelly and Michelle each took some time to explore their individual identities in a series of highly-successful solo projects.
In April 2002, Michelle Williams became the first member of Destiny's Child to have a solo project released when Heart To Yours, a contemporary gospel collection, debuted at No 57 on the Top 200 album chart.
Heart To Yours reached No 1 on the Top Gospel Albums chart.
Michelle's second gospel album, Do You Know reached the No 2 slot on the Top Christian Album chart and No 3 on the Top Gospel Albums chart shortly after its release in January 2004. Michelle earned rave reviews after replacing Toni Braxton in the lead role of "Aida" on Broadway in November 2003.
Released in October 2002, Kelly Rowland's solo debut, Simply Deep became an international smash, hitting the No 1 slot on the UK and several other countries' album charts while peaking in the states at No 3 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Album chart. Simply Deep featured the No 1 Billboard Hot 100 smash hit, "Dilemma," Kelly's Grammy-winning (Best Rap/Sung Collaboration) duet with hip-hop superstar Nelly.
Beyonce's burgeoning career as an actress began in 2001 with the lead role in the MTV film "Carmen: A Hip Hopera." She displayed her comedic prowess as "Foxxy Cleopatra" in 2002's "Austin Powers In Goldmember," starring Mike Myers. She starred opposite Cuba Gooding, Jr., in 2003's "The Fighting Temptations." Her latest film project is a prequel to "The Pink Panther," starring Steve Martin as "Inspector Clouseau" and Beyonce as "Xania."
Beyonce toured America for the first time as a solo artist in support of her No 1 multi-platinum debut solo album, Dangerously In Love, which earned her five 2004 Grammy Awards including Best Contemporary R&B Album and Best R&B Song for "Crazy In Love," her smash single featuring Jay-Z.
With her five Grammy win, Beyonce tied the record set by Lauryn Hill in 1999 - and later tied by Alicia Keys (2001) and Norah Jones (2002) - for the most Grammys to be won in a single year by a female artist.
As a founding member of Destiny's Child and co-writer and co-producer of many of the group's hit recordings, Beyonce became one of the most widely-recognized and highly-respected women in pop music.
When Beyonce won the 2001 ASCAP Pop Songwriter of the Year Award, she became the first African-American woman - and the second woman ever - to receive that honor.
Destiny's Child has sold more than 40 million records worldwide, with solo recordings by Beyonce, Kelly, and Michelle bringing the total up to an astounding 50 million. The members of Destiny's Child, individually and collectively, have earned a phenomenal 31 gold, platinum, and multi-platinum RIAA certifications since the group's recorded debut in November 1997.
Beyonce, Kelly and Michelle have used the lessons learned during their own solo excursions to create the most unified and powerful Destiny's Child album to-date. With Destiny Fulfilled, the group delivers on the promise of its earlier recordings to breath new fire into the worlds of contemporary pop and R&B music.