The all-female R&B quartet from Houston, Destiny's Child, was formed in 1990 by Music World Management's Mathew Knowles. LeToya, Kelly, LaTavia, and Beyoncé and scored a breakthrough hit in 1996 with the single "No No No," found on their 1997 self-titled debut album. Destiny's Child features production by big names such as Wyclef Jean, Pras, Sylvia Bennett Smith, Jermaine Dupri, as well as a number of covers of classic R&B songs.
LeToya and LaTavia have since parted and had been replaced by Farrah Franklin and Michelle Williams. Though Franklin, who joined Destiny's Child, in February, has also since left the group as well. The country's top-selling female group, whose current album Writing's On The Wall has sold six million copies worldwide, continues as a threesome. The Writing's On The Wall" has been certified six times platinum of September 12, 2000.
Their sophomore album The Writing's On The Wall, which includes their own writing and production input, features work from some of the music industry's best knowns."Jumpin' Jumpin'," the latest single from The Writing's On The Wall, along with other cuts such as "So Good" and "Bug A Boo," was co-written and produced by Kevin "She'kspere" Briggs (TLC's "No Scrubs").
Destiny's Child's, who average an age of 18, have attracted a loyal following nation and world-wide. Opening for R&B and hip-hop acts such as Immature, Dru Hill, Das EFX and SWV prior to signing with Columbia Records gave them their first bit of exposure. The original members also toured extensively as the opening act for Boyz II Men on an European tour, selling out arenas and stadiums.
The band has also worked with R. Kelly on the song "Stimulate Me" from the Life soundtrack. Their most recent work has been the recording of "Independent Woman" for the soundtrack of the super box office smash, Charlie's Angels which is currently holding the No.1 spot on Billboard charts.