is the self-titled debut album of Destiny's Child 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.
chart. In the Billboard 200 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 million copies in the U.S. and 3 million copies worldwide, and was re-packaged and re-released in several countries after the success of the follow-up album, [1 ] . The album was met with mostly positive critical acclaim. The Writing's on the Wall
Reception [ edit ]
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 ]
(Kymberli Armstrong, – 5:10 Ronald Isley, Marvin Isley, Ernie Isley, O'Kelly Isley Jr., Chris Jasper, Terry T.) "
No, No, No Part 2" (featuring Wyclef Jean) ( – 3:25 Barry White, Calvin Gaines, Mary Brown, Rob Fusari, Vincent Herbert) "
With Me Part I" (featuring Jermaine Dupri) (J. Dupri, Master P, – 3:26 Manuel Seal) "Tell Me"
( – 4:47 Tim Kelley, Bob Robinson) "Bridges"
(Mean Green, Michelle JoJo Hailey, D'Wayne Wiggins) – 4:05 "No, No, No Part 1"
(C. Gaines, M. Brown, R. Fusari, V. Herbert) – 4:00 "With Me Part II" (featuring
Master P) (J. Dupri, – 4:16 Beyoncé Knowles, LeToya Luckett, Master P, LaTavia Roberson, Kelly Rowland, M. Seal) "Show Me the Way"
(Carl Breeding, Darcy Aldridge, Jeffrey Bowden) – 4:20 "Killing Time"
(Taura Stinson, Dwayne Wiggins) – 5:09 "Illusion" (featuring
Will Smith & Method Man) (Isaac Hayes, Tony Swan, Steve Jolley, Ashely Ingram, Leslie John) – 3:53 "Birthday"
(B. Knowles, L. Roberson, K. Rowland, D. Wiggins) – 5:15 "
Sail On" ( – 4:06 Lionel Richie) "My Time Has Come" (Dedicated to Andretta Tillman)
(Sylvia Bennett-young, R. Vertelney) – 4:25
"Video interviews with the group and each member"
R. Oden, A. Robinson
R. Oden, A. Robinson
"You're the Only One"
Calvin Gaines, Mary Brown, Rob Fusari, Vincent Herbert
"No, No, No"
(Camdino Soul Extended Remix) Calvin Gaines, Mary Brown, Rob Fusari, Vincent Herbert
(Dub Mix of "Illusions") Isaac Hayes, Tony Swan, Steve Jolley, Ashely Ingram, Leslie John
Credits [ edit ]
Credits are taken from
Destiny's Child liner notes. [6 ]
Mark Morales – producer
Bill Ortiz – trumpet
Darin Prindle – mixing
Warren Riker – engineer, mixing
Bob Robinson – arranger, producer, multi instruments
Tim Kelley – arranger, producer, multi instruments
Carl Washington – producer
Carl Wheeler – keyboards
D'Wayne Wiggins – bass, producer, guitar, multi instruments
Benjamin Wright – arranger, conductor
Eric Fischer – engineer
Jay Lincoln – drums, producer, mixing, keyboards
James Hoover – engineer
Erwin Gorostiza – art direction, design
Wyclef Jean – producer, performer
Rawle Gittens – engineer
Vince Lars – saxophone
Corey Rooney – programming, producer, mixing
Craig B. – producer, mixing
KLC – producer Sylvia Bennett-Smith – arranger, producer
Jerry Duplessis – producer
Joey Swails – engineer, mixing
Ian Dalsemer – assistant engineer
Rob Fusari – producer
Anthony Papa Michael – acoustic guitar
Beyoncé – lead vocals, background vocals
LeToya Luckett – background vocals
LaTavia Roberson – background vocals, rap vocals for "Illusion"
Kelly Rowland – lead vocals, background vocals
Lee Neal – drums
O'Dell – producer
Mathew Knowles – executive producer
Tina Knowles – hair stylist Storm Jefferson – assistant engineer, mixing assistant
Mean Green – production coordination
Che Greene – producer
Darcy Aldridge – arranger
Mike Arnold – engineer
Charles Brackins – engineer
Johnny Buick – make-up and hair stylist
Kenny Demery – guitar
Paul Empson – photography
Eric Ferrell – make-up
Pras – performer
Debra Ginyard – stylist
Mike Scott – mixing
Booker T. Jones III – mixing
Master P – performer
Terry T. – producer
Bill McKinley – bass
Paul Arnold – engineer
Preston Crump – bass
Jermaine Dupri – producer, performer
Steve Foreman – percussion
David Frank – piano
John Frye – engineer
Brian Gardner – mastering
Jamie Hawkins – keyboards
Vincent Herbert – producer
Jon Jubu Smith – guitar
References [ edit ]