Together for almost 10 years before finally breaking through to the mainstream, Destiny’s Child was pop's top girl group as the 2000s began--and the group launched the solo career of arguably today's biggest female artist, the unstoppable Beyoncé.
Destiny's Child originated as the quartet of Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland, LaTavia Roberson, and LeToya Luckett; Roberson and Luckett were later replaced by Farrah Franklin (who was quickly dismissed) and then, finally, Michelle Williams.
The group, as a trio, experienced more incredible success for its next two albums, but then slowed down with 2004's Destiny Fulfilled, after which the group disbanded and each member pursued solo careers. In January 2013, Destiny’s Child released "Nuclear," their first new song in eight years. The trio is also rumoured to reunite for Beyonce’s 2013 Super Bowl halftime show this weekend, but Williams has denied such gossip, stating that she is appearing in the musical Fela! that same day.
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