It's been 20 years since Destiny's Child made their *official* debut in 1997 (bet you didn't know they really formed for the first time seven years prior under another name). Besides being named one of the top 10 girl groups of all time and pretty much fostering the birth of Queen Bey, Destiny's Child has been through a lot throughout its tenure. Ahead, 50 things you didn't know about the iconic group. 🎶 Cue the music: "I'm a survivor..." 🎶
His name is Matthew Knowles, and he helped the girls rise to fame.
...in Beyoncé’s family garage in Houston, Texas.
...called Headliners Salon, owned by Tina Lawson. "I'm not a regular mom, I'm a cool mom."
...and they formed in 1990—seven years before they *officially* signed to a record label as "Destiny's Child."
...which included Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland, LaTavia Roberson, and LeToya Luckett. (Still no Michelle.)
...in 1990. Yes, she was a rapper.
They claimed their manager, Matthew Knowles, showed favoritism towards Knowles and Rowland. #TheDrama
But that ended pretty quickly, and soon they became the trio we all know and love: Beyoncé, Michelle Williams, and Kelly Rowland.
...because she couldn't handle their schedule.
It was during her time as one of the original members with , , and .
Yep...remember that show?
...between 1997 and 2005.
...and have recorded five albums.
The women are known for their Christian roots.
“One that sticks out, ugh, were these admitted. "I remember it didn’t even have anything to do with Destiny’s Child, but in middle school, I think it was, I remember going through this whole Clueless phase. And it was Clueless goes all wrong. I thought I was Dionne! And it just went all wrong. I had a There's Something About Mary moment, a Clueless moment, and I was like, 'Just chill on movies, Kel.'"with feathers at the bottom of it. We look like little chicks on Easter," she
Their slogan was “Destiny Fulfilled...and Lovin' It."
"You're doing amazing, sweetie."
"They looked a little crazy sometimes, but people always wondered what they were going to wear next," she told The New York Times.
...way back in the day when him and Beyoncé were first dating.
In February 2001, Destiny's Child won twoawards for the single.
It was calledand it was a gospel album.
It sold 11 million copies.
...who was the lead on the theme song for the Disney Channel series The Proud Family. #TBT
In June 2003, Matthew Knowles announced that Destiny's Child would expand back to a quartet.
Solange would instead work on her solo career with the debut of her first album, Solo Star, in 2003.
"My sister and Kelly Rowland were the same age, which is like a built-in best friend in the house; they were extremely close," she said. "Writing felt like this insular thing that I could go back in my room and express all that I would observe, all the emotions that would arise. It felt like mine, my little thing."
...which was released in 2002.