Destiny's Child, one of the best-selling R&B groups of all time, are known for their female anthems, sexy dance moves, and fly outfits. From 1998 to 2005, the group recorded a host of singles that we can still play in 2015. They released four studio albums as well as the Christmas LP, 8 Days of Christmas. DC also won a plethora of awards including three Grammys, three Billboard Music Awards, five American Music Awards, and two MTV Video Music Awards.
However, after 'Destiny Fulfilled' was recorded, the group disbanded. Beyonce, Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams still perform together occasionally, but all members remain focused on solo projects including music, acting, activism, and television.
Check out ten moments life changing moments since the ladies went solo.
LaTavia Roberson on R&B Divas Atlanta
It was surreal when we saw former Destiny's Child member, LaTavia Roberson, on season 3 of the reality show 'R&B Divas: Atlanta'. LaTavia had been out of the spotlight for over ten years, but she was offered an opportunity when she was pregnant with her baby girl. It was good to see what she had been up to, and how she overcame alcoholism and molestation. She is publishing a memoir to let people know who LaTavia is outside of Destiny's Child.
LeToya Luckett's Single, 'Torn'
"Torn" is from LeToya's 2006 self-titled debut album, LeToya, and it became a huge hit. LeToya wrote a song that most females ask themselves whether they should throw in a towel or work it out with their lover. It received massive airplay on radio stations. It was brilliant that she sampled The Stylistics' "You Are Everything," but with more of an urban twist. BET first premiered the video on 106 and Park, and it stayed on the countdown for 65 days. But, it was a culture shock for viewers because LeToya was now a solo artist. Many call her vocal abilities resplendent or superb because it was like she was hiding that voice of hers for so long.
Michelle Williams' Gospel Chart-topping Single, 'Say Yes
It was great to see Michelle, Beyonce, and Kelly collaborate on "Say Yes," because their musical chemistry is undeniable. The song possesses a different sound from most gospel records because it mixes in pop, R&B, and dance. The upbeat single was number one on the Billboard Gospel Charts for seven weeks, and the ladies performed it at the 30th Stellar Awards. When you listen to the song, you will feel overjoyed and excited, especially if you know how and why God is a pivotal factor in your life.
LeToya Luckett's Acting Career
In 2010, LeToya Luckett landed a lead role in the TV movie Preacher's Kid with Tank, Kiki Sheard, and Essence Atkins. After the movie, she starred in 'Second Generation Wayans,' 'Regular Show,' 'Killers,' and 'Single Ladies' with LisaRaye. On 'Single Ladies,' LeToya plays obnoxious music executive, Felicia Price, putting her acting skills to the test on the show. She passed and fans are tuning in to see how her character continues to be business savvy but sassy at the same time.
Michelle Williams' Broadway Debut
In 2003, Michelle replaced R&B veteran superstar Toni Braxton in the Broadway play, Aida, at the Palace Theatre. According to Michelle's interviews with the press, this was an opportunity she couldn't turn down because starring in a Broadway play would be one of her biggest accomplishments.
Kelly Rowland and Rapper Nelly Team For Hit, 'Dilemma'
Kelly Rowland and rapper Nelly recorded the Grammy award winning song in 2002 for his second album, Nellyville. "Dilemma" topped the charts and received many accolades and awards that year. On the record, Nelly sampled Patti Labelle's song, "Love, Need and Want You" and wanted a female vocalist to be on the song, and he thought of Kelly. "Dilemma" signified a huge accomplishment for Kelly because this was her first number one record with another artist outside of Destiny's Child.
Marriage and Motherhood for Beyonce and Kelly Rowland
After five years of dating, Beyonce married business and rap mogul, Jay Z privately in 2008. Four years later, she gave birth to Blu Ivy Carter, which was a blessing for the singer after having a miscarriage before Blu was born. After she was born, Jay Z dedicated the song "Glory" to his daughter.
Meanwhile, Kelly married her manager, Tim Weatherspoon last May in Costa Rica and gave birth to baby boy Titan in November 2014. Kelly mentioned embracing motherhood and balancing marriage in Essence magazine when she said, "The baby doesn’t change who we are as people. We still like to go have dinner. We do the activities that we do every day. I don’t think that should stop. My priority is my husband first. That’s how the baby got there."
Beyonce Drops Female Anthem, 'Irreplaceable'
One of Beyonce's biggest hits to date is "Irreplaceable," written by R&B superstar Ne-Yo, from her 2006 album B'Day. Every female was singing that song when they wanted to dismiss their man; heck even dudes were singing it. It was an empowering record because it allowed men and women to redefine the word, "self-worth."
Kelly Rowland Released Vulnerable Single 'Dirty Laundry'
Kelly Rowland's song, "Dirty Laundry" was mainly known for the lyrical content because she was brutally honest on this record. In the song, she talked about an abusive relationship with a former lover and how it was a bittersweet moment when Beyonce went solo. She was inspired to reveal her truth to the world as a way to confess her sorrows and pain but also inspire someone in their life as well. It was a way to remind people that you never know what artists are going through once they step off stage.
Beyonce's 2003 Debut Album, Dangerously in Love
The 'Dangerously in Love' album from Beyonce gave her the creative freedom she was looking for after the group went on hiatus in 2002. She co-wrote the songs on the album, including the smash hits "Crazy in Love ft Jay Z," "Me, Myself & I," "Naughty Girl," and "Baby Boy ft Sean Paul." From the album, Beyonce received 5 Grammys and went on to release four more studio albums. 'Dangerously in Love' sold over 11 million copies worldwide.