From the late 90's to the mid-00's, the American female vocal group Destiny's Child provided an essential, provocative and dynamic pop culture soundtrack for the changing of the centuries while introducing the world to three fiercely independent women: Beyonce, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.
One of the most commercially successful and aesthetically influential pop music groups to emerge over the past two decades, Destiny's Child connected an old school show business performance ethic with new school 21st century technology and fashion to transform the way the world listened to R&B, dance and pop music.
The group's signature sounds--emotionally focused vocal leads resolving into soulful gospel-inflected harmonies, unforgettable melodies wed to tight irresistible grooves--wrapped themselves around hook-filled songs of personal empowerment which spoke directly to a deep and loyal fan base. Iconic and revolutionary, Destiny's Child broke down the barriers between pop genres, creating an inimitable look and sound while projecting positive musical, spiritual and personal values.
Between 1997 and 2005, Destiny's Child reigned as the world's top-selling female vocal group achieving combined sales of more than 60 million records. The official canon from that breathtaking creative period--which includes a group "hiatus" from 2002-2004--is comprised of four full-length studio albums (1998's DESTINY'S CHILD, 1999's THE WRITING'S ON THE WALL, 2001's SURVIVOR, 2005's DESTINY FULFILLED), a Christmas album (2001's 8 DAYS OF CHRISTMAS), a remix record (2002's THIS IS THE REMIX) and a compendium of #1 hits (2005's #1's).