After eight years of passionately pursuing solo projects, which have included both music and acting, the ladies of Destiny’s Child finally reunited this year to release “Nuclear,” an original single that will appear on their upcoming compilation album, Love Songs. And as Michelle Williams tells it, the trio haven’t lost their vibe one bit.
“It was a bunch of fun. It was just picking up right where we left off,” Williams told MTV News of collaborating with Kelly Rowland and Beyoncé on the Pharrell Williams-produced single. “The harmonies and just us stacking [vocals] … Beyoncé laid hers first, then I’d go and lay another note to the bottom, and I’m like, ‘Wow, this is dope.’ I literally got goose bumps.”
“We really did it for the fans,” Michelle said when asked if we could expect more music anytime soon. “We’re not promising anything, but we just wanted to say, ‘Hey, we still got it,’ and we just wanted to give fans something just to say thank you and that we really love you. Because without you, we wouldn’t be what we are. We wouldn’t be able to do it without the fans.”
Read more at MTV.com.
Here’s your chance to get your first listen to Destiny Child’s newly recorded song, “Nuclear,” from their upcoming album collection Love Songs, in stores January 29th! The track has been unveiled exclusively by our friends at Mashable.
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MUSIC WORLD/COLUMBIA/LEGACY SET TO RELEASE DESTINY’S CHILD – LOVE SONGS ON TUESDAY, JANUARY 29
NEW CAREER-SPANNING COLLECTION OF TOP-SELLING VOCAL GROUP’S MOST ROMANTIC RECORDINGS FEATURES “NUCLEAR,” THE FIRST NEW DESTINY’S CHILD RECORDING IN EIGHT YEARS
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Music World Entertainment/Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings will release Destiny’s Child -Love Songs, a new career-spanning collection of the most sensual and romantic recordings from the best-selling vocal group, on Tuesday, January 29, 2013.
Comprised mainly of romantic gems recorded between 1997 and 2004, Love Songs features “Nuclear,” the first new Destiny’s Child recording since 2004. Produced by Pharrell Williams (who cowrote the track with DC’s Michelle Williams, James Fauntleroy and Lonny Bereal), “Nuclear” features vocal production by Beyoncé and Lonny Bereal.
The romantically-themed Love Songs is the second Destiny’s Child compilation to be released through Legacy Recordings. The first, Playlist – The Very Best of Destiny’s Child, is the most successful in the label’s popular “Playlist” series. Released in October 2012, celebrating the 15th Anniversary of the group’s #1 debut single from 1997, the 14-track career-spanning “playlist” includes all five of the group’s Billboard #1 pop and #1 R&B hits. As noted in Billboard.biz (November 30, 2012), “The highest ranking ‘Playlist’ album is Destiny’s Child’s Playlist: The Very Best of Destiny’s Child….”
Generally known for their dance floor pop and R&B anthems, Destiny’s Child demonstrate their equally compelling command of contemporary torch songs and ballads throughout Love Songs.
In addition to the new track, “Nuclear,” Love Songs balances romantic, passionate and sensual selections from 1998’s Destiny’s Child (“Killing Time,” “Second Nature”); 1999’s The Writing’s On The Wall (“Now That She’s Gone,” “If You Leave” featuring Next, “Temptation”); 2001’s Survivor (“Brown Eyes,” “Emotion”) and 2004’s Destiny Fulfilled (“Cater 2 U,” “If,” “T-Shirt,” “Love”). Added treats for fans include the Timbaland remix of “Say My Name” (originally released on 2002’s This Is The Remix) and Kelly Rowland’s “Heaven” (a key track from Simply Deep, her 2002 solo album).
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From the late 90’s to the mid-00’s, the American female vocal group Destiny’s Child provided an essential, provocative and dynamic pop culture soundtrack for the changing of the centuries while introducing the world to three fiercely independent women: Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.
One of the most commercially successful and aesthetically influential pop music groups to emerge over the past two decades, Destiny’s Child connected an old school show business performance ethic with new school 21st century technology and fashion to transform the way the world listened to R&B, dance and pop music.
The group’s signature sounds–emotionally focused vocal leads resolving into soulful gospel-inflected harmonies, unforgettable melodies wed to tight irresistible grooves–wrapped themselves around hook-filled songs of personal empowerment which spoke directly to a deep and loyal fan base. Iconic and revolutionary, Destiny’s Child broke down the barriers between pop genres, creating an inimitable look and sound while projecting positive musical, spiritual and personal values.
Between 1997 and 2005, Destiny’s Child reigned as the world’s top-selling female vocal group achieving combined sales of more than 60 million records. The official canon from that breathtaking creative period–which includes a group “hiatus” from 2002-2004–is comprised of four full-length studio albums (1998’s Destiny’s Child, 1999’s The Writing’s On The Wall, 2001’s Survivor, 2005’s Destiny Fulfilled), a Christmas album (2001’s 8 Days of Christmas), a remix record (2002’s This Is the Remix) and a compendium of #1 hits (2005’s #1’s).
Destiny’s Child – Love Songs
1) Cater 2 U (2004 – Destiny Fulfilled)
2) Killing Time (1998 – Destiny’s Child)
3) Second Nature (1998 – Destiny’s Child)
4) Heaven (2002 – Simply Deep)
5) Now That She’s Gone (1999 – The Writing’s On The Wall)
6) Brown Eyes (2001 – Survivor)
7) If (2004 – Destiny Fulfilled)
8) Emotion (2001 – Survivor)
9) If You Leave (featuring Next) (1999 – The Writing’s On The Wall)
10) T-Shirt (2004 – Destiny Fulfilled)
11) Temptation (1999 – The Writing’s On The Wall)
12) Say My Name (Timbaland remix) (2002 – This Is The Remix)
13) Love (2004 – Destiny Fulfilled)
14) Nuclear (2013 – Destiny’s Child – Love Songs)