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Destiny's Child (album)

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Genre  R&B
Label  Columbia Music World
Length  56:09
Released  February 17, 1998 (1998-02-17)
Recorded  April 1996 – January 1998
Producer  Mathew Knowles (exec.) Tim & Bob Sylvia Bennett-Smith Jerry Duplessis Jermaine Dupri Rob Fusari Che Greene Vincent Herbert Wyclef Jean KLC Jay Lincoln Mark Morales O'Dell Cory Rooney Terry T Craig B Carl Washington D'Wayne Wiggins

Destiny's Child is the self-titled debut studio album of R&B group Destiny's Child, released by Columbia Records 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.


Critical reception

John Bush of the website AllMusic graded the album with four out of five stars and wrote 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. Rolling Stone gave the album a mixed review and three out of five stars.

Commercial performance

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.

Track listing

  • Track listing and credits adapted from Discogs
  • ^a signifies co-producer
  • ^b signifies additional producer
  • Personnel

    Credits are taken from Destiny's Child liner notes.


    Destiny's Child (album) Wikipedia

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