Destiny's Child (album)

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Destiny's Child
Studio album by Destiny's Child
Released February 17, 1998 (1998-02-17)
Recorded September 1997–January 1998
Genre R&B
Length 56:41
Label Columbia
Destiny's Child chronology
Destiny's Child
The Writing's on the Wall
Singles from Destiny's Child
  1. "No, No, No"
    Released: November 11, 1997
  2. "With Me"
    Released: January 20, 1998
Alternative cover
Japanese edition cover

Destiny's Child is the self-titled debut album of R&B group Destiny's Child, released by Columbia Records in February 17, 1998. It featured the singles "No, No, No" and "With Me". It won Best R&B/Soul Album of the Year at the Soul Train Lady of Soul Awards, but due to both singles having a remix ("Part 2") as well as having an original version ("Part 1"), all singles preceded the album.

The album spent twenty six weeks on the U.S. Billboard 200 chart. In the UK, it debuted in the top 75 of the albums chart on the strength of its lead single, "No, No, No". The album did go on to sell 1.1 million copies worldwide,[1] and was re-packaged and re-released in several countries after the success of the follow-up album, The Writing's on the Wall. The album was met with mostly positive critical acclaim.


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Album Guide 3/5 stars[3]

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.[2]

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Second Nature" (Kymberli Armstrong, Ronald Isley, Marvin Isley, Ernie Isley, O'Kelly Isley Jr., Chris Jasper, Terry T.) – 5:10
  2. "No, No, No Part 2" (featuring Wyclef Jean) (Barry White, Calvin Gaines, Mary Brown, Rob Fusari, Vincent Herbert) – 3:25
  3. "With Me Part I" (featuring Jermaine Dupri) (J. Dupri, Master P, Manuel Seal) – 3:26
  4. "Tell Me" (Tim Kelley, Bob Robinson) – 4:47
  5. "Bridges" (Mean Green, Michelle JoJo Hailey, D'Wayne Wiggins) – 4:05
  6. "No, No, No Part 1" (C. Gaines, M. Brown, R. Fusari, V. Herbert) – 4:00
  7. "With Me Part II" (featuring Master P) (J. Dupri, Beyoncé Knowles, LeToya Luckett, Master P, LaTavia Roberson, Kelly Rowland, M. Seal) – 4:16
  8. "Show Me the Way" (Carl Breeding, Darcy Aldridge, Jeffrey Bowden) – 4:20
  9. "Killing Time" (Taura Stinson, Dwayne Wiggins) – 5:09
  10. "Illusion" (featuring Wyclef Jean & Pras) (Isaac Hayes, Tony Swan, Steve Jolley, Ashely Ingram, Leslie John) – 3:53
  11. "Birthday" (B. Knowles, L. Roberson, K. Rowland, D. Wiggins) – 5:15
  12. "Sail On" (Lionel Richie) – 4:06
  13. "My Time Has Come" (Dedicated to Andretta Tillman) (Sylvia Bennett-young, R. Vertelney) – 4:25


Chart (1998) Peak
Canada Top 50 Albums 16
Dutch Albums Chart[4] 19
U.S. Billboard 200 67
U.S. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 14
UK Albums Chart[5] 45


Credits are taken from Destiny's Child liner notes.[6]


  1. ^ "Destiny's Child Biography and Sales". 
  2. ^ a b Bush, John. "allmusic (((Destiny's Child > Overview )))". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved January 7, 2012. 
  3. ^ Brackett, Nathan. "The Rolling Stone Album Guide". Rolling Stone: 232. Retrieved June 17, 2012.
  4. ^ "DESTINY'S CHILD – DESTINY'S CHILD (ALBUM)". DutchCharts. Retrieved 2008-07-20. 
  5. ^ "Chart Stats". UKCharts. Retrieved 2011-07-03. 
  6. ^ Destiny's Child (CD liner). Destiny's Child. Columbia Records. 1998.