Amazing Facts You Might Not Know About Destiny's Child
R&B and hip-hop superstars Destiny's Child showed the world their eponymous debut in 1998. Soon crushing fame fell upon the group, but already in 2004 their last album was released. "Destiny Fulfilled". Their music ruled the radio stations at the turn 90s - 2000s, and incendiary clips to this day are gaining millions of views and a sea of enthusiastic comments ... And few people knew that eternal drama was hidden behind a beautiful picture. On the one hand, she tempered Beyonce, who, after her experience with Child, built a dazzling solo career. On the other hand, it ruined one of the most promising R&B projects forever...
"First com contract"
Initially Destiny's Child was a quartet, but eventually turned into a trio of Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams. Today, the group has four studio albums, the same number of singles that have reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100, and more than 100 million copies worldwide! Subsequently, Child was included in various tops and recognized as one of the greatest female groups in history ... What is most interesting, the participants began their journey as teenagers. And before signing with Columbia Records, they decided to work with Elektra. But nothing came of it - very soon the contract was terminated.
In those years, the label was on a roll, and collaborated with such stars as Missy Elliott! Regarding Destiny's Child, Elektra called the group "too young and undeveloped. Then the leaders did not know how much they had lost ...
History of Kelly Rowland
Today Kelly Rowland boasts a big name and an indecent state, but the beginning of her life path did not foreshadow anything like that ... When Kelly was completely baby, her parents divorced: her mother was tired of enduring her husband who was always drinking and dissolving her hands, and filed for divorce. Soon the girl went to live in Houston, Texas, in a family Tina and Matthew Knowleswho were close friends of her parents. There she remained. The couple raised the girl as their own daughter - soon even rumors spread that Matthew was Kelly's real father! From memories Solange, one of the Knowles' daughters:
“Kelly grew up with us. She moved here when she was five years old. I have always looked at her like a sister. I think adoption is great!”
Matthew brought the girls to tears
Matthew Knowles always worked hard to promote Destiny's Child, originally known as girls time. And in 1995 In the same year, he even left his successful job selling medical equipment for Xerox to devote himself full-time to managing the group. However, his new venture did not have immediate success, which put some financial pressure on the young family ... During this period, two adults and three children lived only at the expense of their mother - Tina brought the main income to the house, providing hairdressing services. These were very vague times for future stars...
And Matthew, meanwhile, as a real manager trained his young wards, often bringing them to tears. In pursuit of the title of superstars, he used very cruel and exhausting tricks. For example - once he forced a young Beyonce run a whole a milesinging your songs! To be fair, the training program paid off.
Soon after Matthew quit to promote Destiny's Child, his wife Tina filed for divorce. In many ways - because of the financial pressure that lay like a stone on her shoulders. Nevertheless, the couple still reconciled, and saved the marriage until 2011 of the year. But financial difficulties, as it turned out, were not the only reason to break off relations ...
In his book David Lee Brewer, Beyoncé's vocal teacher, claims that Matthew Knowles struggled for a long time with an addiction to heavy prohibited substances. This, of course, led to scandals in the house, as well as to rash acts on the part of the man. It is known that Matthew cheated on his wife, and has two illegitimate children. Fortunately, Tina survived the divorce with dignity and moved on, finding love again with a dashing actor. Richard Lawson.
Designers didn't want to collaborate with DC
In 2016 year Beyonce was recognized as a fashion icon by the version CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America). On this occasion, the singer delivered a touching speech. As it turned out, at the beginning of their careers, designers did not want to collaborate with Destiny's Child. The girl said:
“When I first started at Destiny's Child, famous designers didn't want to dress black country curvy girls, and we, in turn, couldn't afford designer dresses and haute couture. My mother was not allowed into the New York City Exhibition Hall. But like my grandmother, she used her talent and her creativity to give her children their dreams…”
Tina Knowles, the daughter of a seamstress, has created some of the most memorable looks over the years Destiny's Child. Each member's clothing was slightly different, but had unifying elements that looked like a single ensemble.
This contribution continues to demonstrate talent and dedication dedicated mother.
Michelle suffered from severe depression
Michelle Williams quickly became famous due to participation in DC! However, such a dizzying rise had a downside ... Years after the breakup of the group, the girl admitted that at the peak of her popularity, she developed severe depression. Alas, young Michelle was unable to recognize the alarming symptoms, and in the meantime they were gaining momentum and made her suffer even more without realizing it. Today, drawing on his own experience, Williams seeks to raise awareness of artists living with mental diseases.
"Say My Name" was inspired by cheating
super hit "Say My Name" brought the group the first prize Grammy Awards. The romanticized song that many people continue to identify with actually turned out to be extremely personal to Beyoncé. As it turns out, the cheating boyfriend lyrics are about one of the singer's longtime boyfriends. Beyonce and Lindell Locke met since adolescence, and their romance lasted until twenty years. They stayed together until Locke changed to his beloved...
But this is not the only curious fact associated with this song. After seeing the music video for "Say My Name", the original members Latavia and Letoya realized that they were no longer part of the group. Newcomers to DC appeared in the video Farrah Franklin and Michelle Williams, but what is most interesting is that the version with the voices of Latavia and Letoya was used! Many years later, the latter admitted that it was very painful and insulting ... Later, both girls accused their manager Matthew Knowles in non-payment of fees - allegedly while Beyoncé drove a sports car, Letoya somehow paid for rented housing.