Everything you wanted to know about Destiny's Child
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Hailing from Houston, Texas, Destiny's Child is one of the best-selling female groups in the world.
Destiny's Child has sold more than 15 million albums and singles worldwide.
The Writing's On The Wall, the group's sophomore album, has sold more than 9 million copies worldwide.
Released on July 27, 1999, The Writing's On The Wall was certified 7x platinum by the RIAA as of February 26, 2001.
The Writing's On The Wall debuted at #6 on the Billboard 200 Album chart. Nine months after its release, the album was #5 on the chart, having just experienced its best sales week ever.
More than a year after the album's release, The Writing's On The Wall was still in the Top 20 (#11), selling upwards of 70,000 units per week.
In the first year of its release, The Writing's On The Wall spent 47 out of 52 weeks in the Top 40 or better of the Billboard 200 Album chart.
The Writing's On The Wall has generated three Top 10 hits on the Billboard R&B singles chart: "Jumpin Jumpin," "Say My Name," and "Bills, Bills, Bills," which spent nine weeks at #1 on the Billboard R&B Singles chart (longer than any other record in the #1 position in 1999). In the summer of 1999, "Bills, Bills, Bills" was the #1 song on R&B radio for four weeks in a row. Both "Bills Bills Bills" and "Say My Name" topped the Hot 100 and the R&B Singles charts.
"Jumpin Jumpin," the fourth single from The Writing's On The Wall, has topped the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay and Top 40 Mainstream Airplay charts as well as the SoundScan Dance Maxi-Single Sales chart; the record has achieved Top 10 or better status on the R&B Singles chart, the Top 40 Rhythm Airplay chart, the Hot 100 Singles chart, the Top 40 Mainstream Airplay chart and the Maxi-Single Sales chart.
"Bills, Bills, Bills" secured two Grammy nominations for Destiny's Child: Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal and Best R&B Song. "Bills, Bills, Bills" was cowritten, in part, by Destiny's Child's Beyonce Knowles and Kelly Rowland and Kandi Burruss of Xscape.
Destiny's Child was awarded the coveted NAACP Image Award in the Outstanding Duo or Group category for The Writing's On The Wall.
Destiny's Child's videos have become mainstays on MTV and VH1, who featured the group on "Divas 2000: A Tribute To Diana Ross." "Say My Name" won the Best R&B Video Award at the 16th Annual MTV Video Music Awards.
The group opened this year's Soul Train Awards and has appeared on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," "Donnie & Marie," "Regis & Kathie Lee," "Rosie O'Donnell," and numerous other programs.
Destiny's Child has contributed music to the hit soundtracks for "Men In Black," "Romeo Must Die," and "Life." The group performs two songs--"Independent Women Part I" and "DOT"--on the best-selling Charlie's Angels -- Music From The Motion Picture.
To date, Destiny's Child has been awarded a total of 13 gold, platinum, and multiplatinum certifications from the RIAA for "No, No, No" (gold, platinum), Destiny's Child (gold, platinum), "Bills, Bills, Bills" (gold), "Say My Name" (gold) and The Writing's On The Wall (gold, 6x platinum).
Led by founding members Beyonce Knowles and Kelly Rowland, Destiny's Child burst onto the music scene in 1997 with the multi-platinum #1 single, "No, No No," from their self-titled debut album. Michelle Williams joined the group in February 2000.
Destiny's Child toured with Christina Aguilera in Summer 2000.
The week of October 24, 2000, Destiny's Child had two singles on the Billboard Hot 100 Airplay chart: "Independent Women Part I" at #9, reaching 65 million listeners & "Jumpin Jumpin" at #5, reaching 75 million listeners.
In 2000, Destiny's Child had three #1 records on the Billboard Hot 100: "Bills, Bills,Bills," "Say My Name," and "Independent Women Part I."
At the end of November 2000, during its fourth straight week at #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, Destiny's Child's "Independent Women Part I" also reached the largest audience (140.4 million listeners) in the history of monitored airplay, breaking the record set in May 1999 by TLC's "No Scrubs."
"Independent Women Part I" has spent 9 weeks topping the Billboard Hot 100 and 3 weeks as #1 R&B Single.
When "Independent Women Part I" hit #1 on the U.K. charts, Destiny's Child became the first American all-female group to hold that position since 1989, when the Bangles hit it with "Eternal Flame."
With "Independent Women Part I,' Destiny's Child became the first American all-female group ever to debut at #1 on the U.K. charts.
In December 2000, Destiny's Child won four Billboard Music Awards: Artist Of The Year, Artist Of The Year, Duo/Group, Hot 100 Singles Artist Of The Year and Hot 100 Singles Duo/Group Of The Year. The Billboard Awards honor the year's #1 artists and songs as determined by record sales and radio airplay. Winners were decided by the 2000 year-end charts compiled from Billboard's weekly charts published from December 1999 to December 2000.
Beyonce Knowles and Destiny's Child secured five nominations for the 43rd Annual Grammy Awards: Record Of The Year ("Say My Name"), Song Of The Year ("Say My Name"), Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group With Vocal ("Say My Name"), Best R&B Song ("Say My Name"), and Best Song Written For A Motion Picture Or Other Visual Media ("Independent Women Part I").
Destiny's Child won the favorite Band, Duo or Group (Soul/Rhythm & Blues Music) award at the 28th Annual American Music Awards, announced January 8, 2001, at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
The trio has been nominated as Favorite Singing Group in the 14th edition of the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards. The awards ceremony, to be hosted by Rosie O'Donnell, will be held on April 21, 2001, in Santa Monica, California, and broadcast live on Nickelodeon.
Destiny's Child has been nominated in five categories--more than any other of this year's nominees--at the 7th Annual Blockbuster Entertainment Awards: Favorite Group of the Year; Favorite Group, R&B; Favorite Group, Pop; Favorite Single (for "Say My Name") and Favorite Song from a Movie (for "Independent Women Part I" from Charlie's Angels -- Music From The Motion Picture.) The Blockbuster Entertainment Awards ceremony will be held at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles on April 11, 2001, and will be televised on FOX.
Destiny's Child is currently writing and recording a new album, Survivor, due in stores on May 1, 2001.
On February 21, 2001, Destiny's Child took home two Grammy Awards: Best R&B Song ("Say My Name") and Best R&B Performance By A Duo Or Group ("Say My Name").
Destiny's Child were presented the prestigious Sammy Davis, Jr. Award for Entertainer Of The Year at the Soul Train Awards ceremony on February 28, 2001.
"Say My Name" earned Destiny's Child the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Duo or Group presented on March 1, 2001.
--- from the official Destiny's Child website