Posts Tagged ‘Destiny’s Child’

All You Need To Know About The Super Bowl…

by: Taj | February 3rd, 2013

Jennifer Hudson gave a moving performance of “America The Beautiful” with the Sandy Hooks Elementary School choir…


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Alicia Keys brought her piano on the field with her and sang the hell out of the National Anthem…


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Beyonce made quite the entrance for the half-time show but the Destiny’s Child reunion stole the show…

But let’s face it, Madonna’s iconic half-time show last year was better. Beyonce just doesn’t have as many strong “classics” under her belt to top Madonna’s


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Ravens won…

New Music: Destiny’s Child – Nuclear

by: Taj | January 11th, 2013

When I first heard that the birth place of Beyonce (Destiny’s Child of course…) was releasing a new compilation album titled Love Songs which included a new previously unreleased track titled “Nuclear,” I practically spontaneously combusted into a mushroom cloud of excitement!! But when I actually got ahold of & listened to the new track today, my explosive excitement sputtered out like a wet wick and I was left with the suspicion that Beyonce just doesn’t want to release anything from her former girl-group that may outshine her own solo single which is due any day now. I mean, when I think Destiny’s Child I think “Say My Name” or “Loose My Breath” or “Survivor“… Not this bore-fest of a song with a dated 90′s beat sample.

Take a listen for yourself… Preferably before bed because it might put you to sleep.

 

Beyonce Performs “Say My Name” On New Tour DVD…

by: Taj | November 10th, 2010


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As Beyonce is getting ready to unleash her new I Am… World Tour DVD to the masses, her label has just released this live performance of her Destiny’s Child hit “Say My Name” that will be featured on the release! I really miss music from the good ol’ Destiny’s Child days but I have to admit that B’s last album was pretty damn close if not more infectious than those old DC classics. Check it out…

Kelly Rowland Says Matthew Knowles Doesn’t Decide Weather Destiny’s Child Reunites Or Not…

by: Taj | June 17th, 2010

Kelly Rowland is finally showing signs of ill will towards her former manager, Matthew Knowles. Matthew (Beyonce’s father) use to sabotage manage Kelly’s solo career which many industry insiders believed was the reason Kelly found moderate to little success on her own. She eventually fired him as her manager and not to anyone’s surprise, Kelly’s first project after ”When Love Takes Over” became an international hit catapulting her career.

Flash forward till today, in a recent interview when Kelly was asked what she thought about Matthew recently stating in an interview that Destiny’s Child would never reunite, this is what the sassy diva had to say;

“Well, Mathew Knowles was not a member of Destiny’s Child so with all due repsect, that’s not a discission the he can make. It would be amungst myself, Beyonce and Michelle.”

You tell him Kelly… That devil man isn’t the boss of you anymore!!

Michelle Williams FINALLY Fires Matthew Knowles (Beyonce’s Dad)…

by: Taj | January 13th, 2010

Today is a good day for Michelle Williams… The former Destiny’s Child band member has taken a huge step in furthering her career as a singer and has released an official statement announcing that she will no longer be managed by Matthew Knowles A.K.A. Beyonce’s father. It’s no secret that Matthew is notorious for shady business dealings and has been accused of playing bias towards his daughters career so this announcement has been a long time coming.

It was only last year that fellow Destiny’s Child member, Kelly Rowland, also fired Matthew as her manager and has scored some successful gigs since…. Including a collaboration with David Guetta called “When Love Takes Over” that has ended up one of her most successful singles to date. Michelle is already heading to Broadway to star in Chicago and I have a feeling we’ll all be hearing a lot more for her now that her ties to Matthew Knowles have been broken. Here is her official statement;

“After much prayer and consideration I have decided to part ways from my management team, Mathew Knowles and Music World Entertainment. From my time in Destiny’s Child to my solo career, I am grateful for everything Mathew and his team has done for me. We’ve shared great success together. However, as I move in a new direction in my career, I felt it was time. I wish Mathew Knowles and the Music World Entertainment family all the best.”

Destiny’s Child Song Stealing Lawsuit Settled In Court…

by: Taj | December 6th, 2009

Beyonce Knowels and her former girl-group, Destiny’s Child, had a big day in Chicago this weekend… They settled a lawsuit filed against the former mega-group in a federal courthouse over a song that a Chicago native, Rickey Allen, claims the girls stole from him. The song in question was the DC hit “Cater 2 U” which Allen claims that he wrote and recorded years ago (or a song VERY similar with the same name) and gave it to one of DC’s producers on a demo that he had recorded to promote himself. Well the two parties met in a Chicago’s federal courthouse this weekend to begin the proceedings for what was suppose to be an 8 day legal battle but the two parties ended up settling in house on day 1. Rickey Allen’s attorney released the following statement about the settlement;

“I can confirm that yes, it did settle,” said Matthew Wildermuth, the attorney for Rickey Allen, who filed a lawsuit against the group in 2006. The terms of the settlement are confidential.

“All of the issues have been amicably resolved and the case is going to be dismissed… [Allen is] excited about being able to devote time to posturing his musical career.”

The trial was to suppose to span over the entire week and would have forced the girls to appear every day in court which one member of the group, Kelly Rowland, was not too happy about and was placing the blame on Beyonce’s father for the illegal song snatching. According to the New York Daily News, a source close to Kelly says that the diva was furious over the lawsuit…

“Kelly is furious that she and former DC cohorts Beyoncé and Michelle Williams have to head to Chicago on Tuesday to face a copyright-infringement lawsuit for their song “Cater 2 U”… Kelly isn’t happy having to fight these allegations. She feels as though this is just another mess that Matthew (Bayonce’s father) got them into while only trying to serve the sole interest of his daughter.”

A Knowles attorney couldn’t be reached to comment on the settlement just of yet…

PS… Thank u “MsFairness” for informing me about the settlement.

New Music: Kandi Burruss (Of “Real Housewives Of Atlanta”) – Fly Above

by: Taj | October 24th, 2009

So, I actually haven’t really even paid much attention to this show (Real Housewives of Atlanta) but apparently it’s a huge hit for Bravo. (It was just named the highest rated of the Housewives franchise.) I have seen an episode or two but not enough to actually tell you what”s going on or who pulled who’s wig off. While Kim Zolciak is trying to make her mark on the music industry as a one hit wonder with the wannabe party anthem “Tardy for the Party“ another housewive, Kandi Burruss, is trying to make a more serious attempt at reigniting her music career and has just dropped her new single “Fly Above.”  For those of you that may not know, Kandi was formally a member of the girl group Xscape and has even written & produced some mega-hits for the likes of TLC, Pink & Destiny’s Child. (She actually produced “Tardy for the Party” for Kim as well but we won’t hold that against her.)

Fly Above” is actually a pretty decent song and show’s that Kandi still has the talent to write a good pop-tune and the chops to pull it off. Nothing “tardy” about this single…

Kandi Burruss – Fly Above:

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Beyonce Shares The Spotlight To Give Taylor Swift The Moment She Deserves… Kanye Apologizes…

by: Taj | September 13th, 2009


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Wow… Who knew that I would lost all respect for Kanye and gain a new found respect for Beyonce all in one night? Well, that’s exactly what happened tonight @ the VMA’s. When Beyonce won video of the year for “Single Ladies” she called Taylor Swift up onto stage to give her the moment that she deserves that Kanye stole from her. This is what she had to say;

“I remember being 17-years-old, up for my first MTV Award with Destiny’s Child and it was one of the most exciting moments in my life. So I’d like Taylor Swift to come out and have her moment.”

Very cool of her! Meanwhile, Kanye just posted this on his blog;

“I’M SOOOOO SORRY TO TAYLOR SWIFT AND HER FANS AND HER MOM. I SPOKE TO HER MOTHER RIGHT AFTER AND SHE SAID THE SAME THING MY MOTHER WOULD’VE SAID. SHE IS VERY TALENTED! I LIKE THE LYRICS ABOUT BEING A CHEERLEADER AND SHE’S IN THE BLEACHERS! …………………… I’M IN THE WRONG FOR GOING ON STAGE AND TAKING AWAY FROM HER MOMENT!…………….. BEYONCE’S VIDEO WAS THE BEST OF THIS DECADE!!!! I’M SORRY TO MY FANS IF I LET YOU GUYS DOWN!!!! I’M SORRY TO MY FRIENDS AT MTV. I WILL APOLOGIZE TO TAYLOR 2MRW. WELCOME TO THE REAL WORLD!!!! EVERYBODY WANNA BOOOOO ME BUT I’M A FAN OF REAL POP CULTURE!!! NO DISRESPECT BUT WE WATCHIN’ THE SHOW AT THE CRIB RIGHT NOW CAUSE … WELL YOU KNOW!!!! I’M STILL HAPPY FOR TAYLOR!!!! BOOOYAAAWWWW!!!! YOU ARE VERY VERY TALENTED!!! I GAVE MY AWARDS TO OUTKAST WHEN THEY DESERVED IT OVER ME… THAT’S WHAT IT IS!!!!!!! I’M NOT CRAZY YALL, I’M JUST REAL. SORRY FOR THAT!!! I REALLY FEEL BAD FOR TAYLOR AND I’M SINCERELY SORRY!!! MUCH RESPECT!!!!!”

I think mamma Swift brought that smack down on Kanye backstage… What do u think??? And what the hell is that line; “I gave my award to Outkast when they deserved it”??? That doesn’t sound like you really are sorry Kanye. This will definitely be a VMA to remember, that’s fo’ sho’…

Destiny’s Child To Reunite In 2010 Says Band-Mate…

by: Taj | September 1st, 2009

Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child recently told Britain’s News of the World that the group is set to reunite in the very near future;

“It definitely will happen. We’re sisters, we love each other and we want to work on the future of Destiny’s Child.”

They are apparently obligated to release one more album for their record label, Columbia, and are planning to hit the studio after Beyonce finishes her world tour. I’ll believe it when I see it but I really can’t see Beyonce sharing the spotlight with her former backup singers band-mates anytime soon. If we do get a release from Destiny’s Child… I’m placing my bets on a greatest hits compilation with a few new songs on it. Besides… After Kelly Rowland’s runaway success with “When Love Takes Over,” I want to hear a full on dance record from her… Not a backseat performance in DC while Beyonce’s ego hogs the spotlight.

Kelly Rowland Once Tried to Leave Destiny’s Child!!

by: Taj | April 10th, 2009


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Reports are now surfacing that Kelly Rowland once tried to leave Destiny’s Child but Beyonce talked her out of it. Apparently, Kelly had enough of Beyonce’s diva ways and wanted out, but Beyonce sat the three girls down as a group to maturally discussed Kelly’s departure. Her pep talk ultimately convinced Kelly to stay with the group. The best part it is that Beyonce filmed the group discussion for a Destiny’s Child documentary that was suppose to be released as a bonus DVD with their last album but never saw the light of day… UNTIL NOW!  Watch this clip of an emotional Beyonce convincing Kelly that the group would never be the same without her. Gave me warm fuzzy’s inside. :) LOL!!

Remix Treatment: Niki Harris – Bad Bad Boy (DJ Escape & Dom Capello Remix)

by: Taj | April 7th, 2009

Niki Harris Bad Bad Boy DJ Escape & Dom Capella Mix

Here’s a hot new dance track from a familiar blast from the past. Remember Niki Harris?? She’s probably best know for being one of Madonna’s backup singers back in her hay day. Actually, Niki was always more of a backup artist to me… she was a major part of Madonna’s act in my opinion. Her along with Donna De Lory and Madonna were more of a girl group than a solo artist with 2 backups when they performed together… maybe a little like Destiny’s Child with Madonna as Beyonce. They had an amazing stage chemistry with one another and I use to really enjoyed watching them all perform as a trio. I think Madonna’s shows have lacked a little since Niki’s departure.

Madonna as Beyonce

Anyway, Niki is back with a HOT HOT HOT new dance single that was produced by the Perry Twins called “Bad Bad Boy.” This is dance-pop at it’s best and the DJ Escape & Dom Capello remix is sure to become a huge dancefloor packer! Check it out…

Niki Harris – Bad Bad Boy (DJ Escape & Dom Capello Remix):

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Beyonce Stole Her Hit Song…?

by: Taj | November 4th, 2008

Just when I was starting to remotely like Beyonce… news has been surfacing that her hot new hit that she supposedly co-wrote, “If I Were a Boy,” was “stolen” from a 21 year old, San Diego based singer/song writer named, BC Jean. Supposedly, BC co-wrote the song with producer, Toby Gad, and featured it on her website way before Beyonce’s people knew it existed. She apparently didn’t even know that Beyonce was remotely interested in the song let alone had already recorded it before she was approached by Beyonce’s people. B.C.’s mother/manager has made some statements that even accuse Beyonce’s manager/father, Matthew Knowles, of “strong arming” them to obtain publishing rights to the track.

I decided to get to the bottom of these storied and wrote BC personally on her Myspace page asking her to comment on the rumors. She responded with a simple, “Unfortunately I am not allowed to discuss legally sorry about that,” followed by a typed frownie face. To me, this means that there IS a legal matter at hand which leads me to believe that the bitchy Beyonce stories are true!! I mean, come on… if everything was legit, BC would have had something more to say other than the “no comment” that she basically gave me.

Plus, Beyonce and her father are NOTORIOUS for shady business dealings when it come to her career. Remember the revolving door of band mates in her girl group, Destiny’s Child? All of the departing members had nothing but harsh words to say about Beyonce and her shady stage dad.

And this is not the first time Beyonce has been accused of claiming someone else’s work as her own. Her hit “Irreplaceable“ was actually written by R&B superstar Ne-Yo, but Beyonce was trying to pass it off as her own before Ne-Yo set the record straight in numerous interviews. She then did some back peddling and said that she did co-write the song with Ne-Yo and he deserves some credit for that. According to Ne-Yo however, he wrote the song way before Beyonce came along. As a matter of fact, he wrote it with someone else completely in mind… he originally intended for “Irreplaceable“ to be recorded as a country song and had Faith Hill or Shania Twian in mind for the song.

Shame on you, Beyonce! I just hope she doesn’t try to blame this new song scandal on her new “diva” alter-ego, Sasha Feirce. Check out both versions of “If I Were a Boy” below…

Beyonce – If I Were a Boy:

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NEW BEYONCE MUSIC!!! 2 NEW HOT TRACKS!!!

by: Taj | October 10th, 2008

 

Here’s are 2 hot tracks off of Beyonce’s upcoming CD. Her first single,”If I Were a Boy,” and the club joint, “Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It).” Both songs are better than anything I’ve heard from Ms. Knowles since Destiny’s Child…. Especially “If I Were a Boy,” a moody, mid-tempoed ballad that really shows a new side of the R&B diva. Beyonce recently revealed in an interveiw that she was taking a lot of “risks” on her new CD and was excited to show her fans her new sound. Well, so far I like it… a lot! I’ve never been a fan of Beyonce as a solo artist but these 2 new songs give me hope that there may be a Beyonce fan inside me after all. Check out the new music and tell me what you think…

Beyonce - If I Were a Boy:

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Beyonce – Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It):

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