Managed by Music World Management's Mathew Knowles, who's predominately responsible for putting them on the fast track to stardom, the down-to-earth members of Destiny's Child have come a long way since forming the group in their pre-teens. "Our music has changed since the early days, when I was the group's rapper," reports the sassy LaTavia. She and Beyoncè have been with the group since its 1990 inception. Kelly joined the group in 1992 and LeToya completed the line-up in 1993.
Although they were merely nine- and ten years-old at the time, amazing things began happening for Destiny's Child once the line-up was in-place. Among them was the fledging foursome's 1992 appearance on "Star Search." "We were kind of nervous about it," LaTavia remembers. "They made us to do a rap song, although we wanted to sing. They even made a new hip-hop category for us. Looking back on it now though, it was a learning experience we'll never forget."
One of Houston's hottest home town attractions, Destiny's Child eventually found themselves sharing stages with some of the biggest acts in the business. Kelly confirms: "When they came to Houston to perform, we opened for people like Immature, Dru Hill, Nas EFX, and SWV, who gave us nothing but love, hope and encouragement."
It was just about a year ago that Destiny's Child signed with Columbia Records. "That was our turning point and we all knew it," Beyoncè says. "So when it was time to make our album, we never looked back. We were so glad to finally have the opportunity that all of the problems of the past seemed to disappear."
Destiny's Child encompasses four distinct voices seamlessly blending to make the whole seem greater than its extremely gifted individual parts. Kelly's vocal diversity and broad range serves best on the up-tempo front, although she can throw down with the best of them on ballads. LaTavia holds down the bottom, with her rich, deep sassy tones. LeToya's crystal shattering soprano is awesome and soars over several tracks. And Beyoncè, who sings most of the leads, owns one of her generation's strongest, most distinctively memorable voices, which by all accounts is saturated in silk, satin and serious soul.
It's obvious that DESTINY'S CHILD is a well-crafted collaborative effort, with an inspired, totally committed group at its passionate center. Already being compared to classic groups like the Supremes and the Emotions, from this point on, beginning with the chart ascension of "No No No," the success forecast for Destiny's Child is undeniably "Yes, Yes, YES!"
Now, all over the world, people are seeing the amazing group of four - Destiny's Child. They have showed us that dreams do come true, but it takes a lot of work! Now they return with their second single With Me! Hopefully, it does as well, or even better than their first #1 song - No No No!
Birthday:Febuary 11, 1981
2nd lead singer
Sensitive one in the group
Birthday:November 1, 1981
Alto of the group
the Sassy one in the group
Birthday:March 11, 1981
Soprano of the group
the Crazy one in the group
Birthday:September 4, 1981
Lead singer of Destiny's Child
Her father Mathew Knowles manages Destiny's Child!
Serious one in the group
Peace, Love, and Chitterlin Grease.
God Bless- Destiny's Child