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Destiny's Child

Destiny's Child (sometimes referred to as DC or DC3) was an R&B and pop girl group comprising lead singer Beyoncé Knowles, and Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.

The group released four major studio albums and four US number-one singles.

Destiny's Child has sold more than 17.5 million albums in the United States and have sold more than 50 million records worldwide, including solo releases, their record company said.

Billboard magazine ranks the group as one of the greatest musical trios of all time.

Formed in 1990 in Houston, Texas, Destiny's Child members began their musical endeavors in their pre-teens as a group of about six girls under the name Girls' Tyme.

After years of struggling, they signed on to Columbia Records and changed their name.

Beyonce's mom Tina Knowles is said to have found the group name by reading the bible and finding the words Destiny and Child.

Their self titled debut album was moderately successful, but it was the release of The Writing's on the Wall, their second studio album in 1999, that launched the group into mainstream recognition with such singles as "Bills, Bills, Bills", "Bug a Boo" and "Say My Name".

However, despite critical and commercial success, the group was plagued by internal conflict and legal turmoil, as members LaTavia Roberson and LeToya Luckett attempted to terminate the group's manager Matthew Knowles, citing favoritism over Knowles and Rowland.

They were soon replaced with Williams and Farrah Franklin; however, in 2000, Franklin also parted with the group, and they continued as a trio.

Their third album, Survivor, which the public interpreted as a channel to their experience, eclipsed the success of their previous efforts, with the worldwide hits "Independent Women", "Survivor" and "Bootylicious".

In 2002, Destiny's Child announced a temporary hiatus, which allowed its members to pursue individual success.

They re-united with 2004's Destiny Fulfilled, and a year later during their world tour, announced that the group would permanently disband, and it's members would pursue solo careers in music, theater, television, and film.

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