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Evolution of Destiny's Child

  • The beginning: Girl's Tyme

    The beginning: Girl's Tyme
    In late 1990, the group was started when Beyonce Knowles (age 9) met LaTavia Roberson at an audition in Texas and they became friends. From then on Knowles and Roberson along with Kelly Rowland began working together to form a girl group in 1992. Shortly after, Nikki Taylor, Nina Taylor, and Tamar Davis were added to the group, making it a total of 6 members.
  • Changing of manager and members

    Changing of manager and members
    After their loss on Star Search, Beyonce Knowles' father took over as the group's manager and removed Tamar Davis and the Taylor sisters from the group, and brought in LeToya Luckett. The group then continued to practice and rehearse in their backyards in Knowles' mother's hair salon.
  • Pursuit of a record deal

    Pursuit of a record deal
    The group got signed to Elektra Records, under the name Destiny, and was eventually dropped before they could release an album. The pursuance of a record deal led to family financial issues because Knowles' father resigned from his job causing there to be less of a household income, and this led to a separation between Knowles' parents.
  • Girl's Tyme becomes Destiny's Child

    Girl's Tyme becomes Destiny's Child
    The group changed their name to Destiny's Child, which was taken from a passage in the Book of Isaiah. Matthew Knowles helped in signing a record deal with Columbia Records for the girls that same year.
  • First album release

    First album release
    The girl group released their first self-titled debut album in the United States. The album featured productions by artists like Jermaine Dupri and Wyclef Jean. The album peaked at sixty-seven on the Billboard 200 list and fourteen on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums.
  • Changing of members

    Changing of members
    After the release of their second album on June 27th, 1999, "Writings on the Walls," Luckett and Roberson split from the group, and Michelle Williams was added to the group along with Farrah Franklin.
  • The final change to the group

    The final change to the group
    In mid-2000, Farrah Franklin removed herself from the group due to the tension of the lawsuit that Luckett and Roberson had going on against Matthew Knowles and the other group members due to breach of partnership and financial duties. This left Beyonce Knowles, Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams as the final members of Destiny's Child. At the end of 2000, the lawsuit was dropped against Beyonce and Kelly in exchange for a settlement, however one was still pursued against Matthew Knowles.
  • Beginning of their success & the start of an empire

    Beginning of their success & the start of an empire
    The remaining three ladies worked together on a theme song for the soundtrack for the Charlie's Angels film, and the song was titled "Independent Woman Part 1." The song was featured on the movie soundtrack, as well as on their following album, "Survivor," which was later released in May of 2001. The group also began to win awards including Billboard Music Awards and SoulTrain Awards for their emerging talent and the group continued to flourish and become the powerful group we grew to know.