CAN YOU BELIEVE, that ON THIS DAY, February 17, 1998, Destiny’s Child DEBUTED their self titled album, ‘Destiny’s Child’!
Destiny’s Child is the self-titled debut studio album by American R&B group Destiny’s Child, released by Columbia Records and Music World Entertainment on February 17, 1998. It featured the singles “No, No, No” and “With Me”. It won Soul Train Lady of Soul Award for Best R&B/Soul Album of the Year due to both singles having a remix (Part 2) as well as having an original version (Part 1). Both singles preceded the album. The album spent twenty six weeks on the US Billboard 200 chart and peaked at number sixty-seven. In the United Kingdom, it reached the top fifty, peaking at number forty-five on the albums chart due to strength of its lead single, “No, No, No”. The album did go on to sell over one million copies in the United States and was re-packaged and re-released in several countries after the success of the follow-up album, The Writing’s on the Wall (1999). The album was met with generally favorable reviews from music critics, including AllMusic and Rolling Stone.
Rolling Stone gave the album a mixed review. John Bush of the website AllMusic feels that “Destiny’s Child isn’t quite just another debut album from an R&B girl group… Their voices sound beautiful together. Still, much of the album sounds indistinguishable from all the other female groups out there.
Destiny’s Child was a moderate chart success. It peaked at number sixty-seven on the US Billboard 200 and at number fourteen on the US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. It was more successful outside the United States: it reached number sixteen on the Canadian Albums Chart, number nineteen on the Dutch MegaCharts albums chart and number forty-five on the UK Albums Chart. The album was certified platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) on July 11, 2000, for selling over one million copies in the United States.
Although MODEST in their DEBUT the label knew they had SOMETHING–they just needed to figure out what do with them. WE ALL remember seeing these 4 young ladies sitting on the apartment stoop with Wyclef and from the first notes, we KNEW they were DESTINED for GREATNESS! AND WITH THAT being said, let’s go back towhen we FIRST got a TASTE of these TALENTED women, Kelly, Beyonce, LeToya and LaTavia….DESTINY’S CHILD!
DESTINY’S CHILD, can we get a 20 year REUNION SINGLE or NAW??