Destiny's Child Grow Up

The trio opens its next chapter with "Fulfilled"

September 24, 2004 12:00 AM ET
When Beyonce's career entered the stratosphere after the success of her debut solo album, Dangerously In Love, speculation was that Destiny's Child were done. On November 16th, with the release of Destiny Fulfilled, all those rumors will be officially dismissed.

"We needed time apart," says Michelle Willams, who used that time to star Aida on Broadway. At the same time, Kelly Rowland topped the charts on a duet with Nelly, and Beyonce starred alongside Cuba Gooding Jr. in The Fighting Temptations. "We've grown musically and emotionally. We ended up with more to write about, and it gave the record more soul."

The trio felt encouraged to begin recording after a performance at Jamaica's Reggae Sunfest in the summer of 2003."It was incredible," Beyonce told Rolling Stone following the concert. "The energy was beautiful. We started talking about what we should do, what our look should be and what the album should sound like. It's always exciting to perform together."

Rodney Jerkins (Jennifer Lopez, Mary J. Blige) produced "Lose My Breath," the album's first single, and the track "Love" hearkens back to the sound and themes that helped make Destiny's Child a household name. "It's about how love has inspired us," says Williams. "My brother Aaron produced it, and the harmonies are absolutely bananas!"

To read the new issue of Rolling Stone online, plus the entire RS archive: Click Here

Music Main Next
Around the Web
Powered By ZergNet
Daily Newsletter

Get the latest RS news in your inbox.

Sign up to receive the Rolling Stone newsletter and special offers from RS and its
marketing partners.


We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Rolling Stone and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

Song Stories

“Party Rock Anthem”

LMFAO | 2011

This electro-pop uncle-nephew duo burst onto the scene with 2009’s "Shots," a song about getting totally obliterated. Two years afterward, they were still shamelessly getting wild but now insisting that everyone else join them in the fun. "I wanted a song for when we walked into a party, so I thought, 'Party rock in the house tonight/Everybody just have a good time,'" Redfoo (a.k.a. Stefan Gordy, son of Motown founder Berry Gordy) told Rolling Stone about the lyrics to "Party Rock Anthem." "The 'just' was key. I made it a command to focus people on what to do now that we’re here together."

More Song Stories entries »