is the third Playlist: The Very Best of Destiny's Child compilation album by American R&B girl group Destiny's Child. It was released on October 9, 2012 through Columbia Records matching with the fifteenth anniversary of Destiny's Child formation. Upon its release, it received positive reviews from critics who praised its track list featuring the band's most popular songs. The album peaked at numbers 77 and 17 on the and Billboard 200 the magazine's Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart respectively, becoming the highest ranking release of the playlist album series through Legacy Recordings.
Background and release [ edit ]
On July 7, 2012,
Mathew Knowles, the music manager of the group, revealed that Destiny's Child would reunite after a seven-year long hiatus saying, "We still have our joint venture with Sony, and in November, we're putting out two Destiny's Child catalog records with new material". [1 ] During the interview, he also mentioned plans for a possible tour. [2 ] [1 ] Later it was confirmed through a press release by [2 ] Music World Entertainment, Columbia Records and Legacy Recordings on September 19, 2012 that the album would be a greatest hits compilation album titled Playlist: The Very Best of Destiny's Child and it would be released on October 9, 2012 to mark the group's fifteenth anniversary since its formation. [3 ]
The album contains fourteen songs from Destiny's Child's four
studio albums: (1998), Destiny's Child (1999), The Writing's on the Wall (2001) and Survivor (2004). Destiny Fulfilled Group members [3 ] Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams served as the producers for Playlist: The Very Best of Destiny's Child along with Mathew Knowles. [4 ]
Reception [ edit ]
Stephen Thomas Erlewine of the website AllMusic praised Playlist: The Very Best of Destiny's Child along with their other greatest hits compilation for being "excellent overviews of the biggest and best female R&B group of their time". #1's He further noted similarities in their content as they shared twelve same songs on their respective track listings. [5 ] James Robertson of [5 ] magazine described the album as "amazing" and added that "unlike other albums that recycle good songs to ship some of their rubbish new material it's actually awesome". Daily Mirror [6 ] Consequence of Sound writer Jeremy D. Larson described the compilation as "hit-heavy". Chris Martins of [7 ] felt that the album "sans any big surprises" due to lack of newly recorded material by the group. Spin Gerrick D. Kennedy writing for the [8 ] felt that "sadly, [the album] won't feature any goodies that a fan of the sassy pop-R&B group didn't already own" further noting that it covered "largely the same ground" as Los Angeles Times #1's. [9 ]
albums chart in the United States, Billboard 200 Playlist: The Very Best of Destiny's Child debuted and peaked at number 77 on the chart issue dated December 8, 2012. The album also spent an additional week on the chart. [10 ] The album performed better on the [11 ] Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums where it peaked at number 17 and charted for a total of nine weeks. In November 2012, [12 ] Billboard magazine revealed that Playlist - The Very Best of Destiny's Child was the highest ranking album in Legacy Recording's Playlist series. Following Destiny's Child reunion performance at the [13 ] Super Bowl XLVII halftime show on February 3, 2013, the compilation climbed to number 66 on the iTunes Albums chart. [14 ]
Track listing [ edit ]
Bootylicious" B. Knowles,
Rob Fusari, Falonte Moore, Stevie Nicks B. Knowles, Fusari
Bug a Boo" Kevin Briggs,
Kandi, B. Knowles, Luckett, Roberson, Rowland She'kspere
Emotion" (Neptunes Remix)
Barry Gibb, Robin Gibb B. Knowles, Mark Feist, M. Knowles (co)
Jumpin', Jumpin'" B. Knowles, Rufus Moore, Chad Elliot
B. Knowles, Elliot, Jovonn Alexander
Independent Women" B. Knowles, Sam Barnes, Jean-Claude Olivier,
Cory Rooney B. Knowles, Poke and Tone, Rooney
Say My Name" R. Jerkins, F. Jerkins, Daniels, B. Knowles,
LeToya Luckett, Rowland, LaTavia Roberson R. Jerkins
No, No, No Part 2" (featuring Wyclef Jean) Vincent Herbert, Fusari, Mary Brown, Calvin Gaines
Jean, Che Green (co), Jerry Duplessis (co)
Survivor" B. Knowles, Anthony Dent,
Matthew Knowles B. Knowles, Dent
Lose My Breath" B. Knowles, Rowland, Williams,
Rodney Jerkins, Fred Jerkins III, Garrett, LaShawn Daniels, Shawn Carter) B. Knowles, R. Jerkins
Kevin "She'kspere" Briggs, Kandi Burruss, B. Knowles, L. Luckett, L. Roberson, K. Rowland
Girl" B. Knowles, Rowland, Williams, Patrick Douthit, Garrett,
Don Davis, Eddie Robinson, Beyincé
9th Wonder, B. Knowles 3:27
Bills, Bills, Bills" Briggs, Kandi, B. Knowles, Luckett, Rowland, Roberson
Soldier" (featuring T.I. and Lil Wayne) B. Knowles,
Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams, Rich Harrison, Sean Garrett, Dwayne Carter, Clifford Harris Harrison, B. Knowles
(featuring Wyclef Jean & Pras)
Isaac Hayes, Tony Swan, Steve Jolley, Ashely Ingram, Leslie John
Credits and personnel [ edit ]
Playlist: The Very Best of Destiny's Child are adapted from the album's liner notes and the website AllMusic. [4 ] [15 ]
9th Wonder – producer Jovonn Alexander – producer
Tim Anderson – project director
Vic Anesini –
mastering S. Barnes – composer
Angela Beyince – composer
K. Briggs – composer
Kevin "She'kspere" Briggs – composer, producer, vocal producer
Rob Carter –
art direction, design
LaShawn Daniels – composer, vocal producer Anthony Dent – composer, producer
Destiny's Child – primary artist
Patrick Douthit – composer
Jerry "Te Bass" Duplesis – producer Chad "Dr. Cuess" Elliott – composer, producer
Fabrizio Ferri – photography
Rob Fusari – composer, producer Calvin Gaines – composer
Sean Garrett – composer, vocal producer Barry Gibb – composer
Robin Gibb – composer
Che Greene – producer
Clifford Harris – composer
Rich Harrison – composer, producer V. Herbert – composer
Wyclef Jean – featured artist, producer Fred "Uncle Freddie" Jerkins III – composer
Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins – composer, producer Maura K. Johnston –
liner notes S. Jolley – composer
Kandi – composer, vocal producer
Beyoncé Knowles – compilation producer, composer, producer, vocal producer
Mathew Knowles – compilation producer, composer
Lil Wayne – deatured artist
LeToya Luckett – composer Falonte Moore – composer, producer
The Neptunes – producer
Stevie Nicks – composer J.C. Olivier – composer
Poke & Tone – producer
Pras – Featured Artist, producer
Byron Rittenhouse – vocals
L. Roberson – composer
E. Robinson – composer
Cory Rooney – composer, producer
Kelly Rowland – compilation producer, composer Rod Spicer – photography
T.I. – featured artist Henry Towns –
Michelle Williams – compilation producer, composer
Release history [ edit ]
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ a b Williams, Brennan (July 6, 2012). "Mathew Knowles Talks New Destiny's Child Album, Blue Ivy, Reality Television". The Huffington Post . Retrieved October 24, 2012.
^ a b Dinh, James (July 6, 2012). "New Destiny's Child Albums On The Way, Beyonce's Dad Says". MTV News. MTV Networks . Retrieved October 24, 2012.
^ a b "Destiny's Child's Playlist Compiles Signature Hits and Deep Album Tracks on First Release in Seven Years" (Press release). Destiny's Child's Official Website ( Music World Entertainment/ Columbia Records/ Legacy Recordings). 2012-09-19 . Retrieved October 23, 2012.
^ a b Playlist: The Very Best of Destiny's Child (Video album ). Destiny's Child. Music World Entertainment, Columbia Records, Legacy Recordings. 2012. 88697277472.
^ a b c Thomas Erlewine, Stephen. "Destiny's Child - Playlist: The Very Best of Destiny's Child". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation . Retrieved 2012-10-23.
^ Robertson, James (2012-10-09). "We're celebrating Destiny's Child releasing a new album with this amazing playlist". ( Daily Mirror Trinity Mirror) . Retrieved 2012-10-23.
^ D. Larson, Jeremy (2013-01-10). "Destiny’s Child reunites for new song "Nuclear", plus greatest hits compilation Love Songs". Consequence of Sound . Retrieved 2014-07-26.
^ Martins, Chris (2013-01-10). "Destiny's Child Reunite for 'Nuclear' First Song in Eight Years". ( Spin Spin Media LLC) . Retrieved 2014-07-26.
^ D. Kennedy, Gerrick (2012-09-20). "Destiny's Child to issue new greatest hits collection 'Playlist. '" ( Los Angeles Times Tribune Company) . Retrieved 2014-07-27.
^ "The . Billboard 200" . Billboard Prometheus Global Media. 2012-12-08 . Retrieved 2014-07-26. (subscription required (. help))
^ "Destiny's Child - Chart History - . Billboard 200" Billboard. Prometheus Global Media . Retrieved 2014-07-26.
^ "Destiny's Child - Chart History - Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media . Retrieved 2014-07-26.
^ "Destiny's Child 'Love Songs' Coming January 29th - Features Newly Recorded Song 'Nuclear (Press release). Destiny's Child's Official Website (Music World Entertainment/Columbia Records/Legacy Recordings). 2013-01-09 '" . Retrieved 2014-07-26.
^ Rahman, Ray (2013-02-04). "Beyonce, Destiny's Child get big post-Super Bowl bumps on iTunes". ( Entertainment Weekly Time Inc.) . Retrieved 2014-07-26.
^ "Playlist: The Very Best of Destiny's Child - Destiny's Child: Credits". AllMusic. Rovi Corporation . Retrieved 2014-07-26.
^ "Playlist: The Very Best of Destiny's Child by Destiny's Child". iTunes Store (Australia). Apple Inc . Retrieved 2014-07-26.
^ "Playlist: The Very Best of Destiny's Child". Amazon.com. (US) Amazon Inc . Retrieved 2012-09-24.
^ "Playlist: The Very Best of Destiny's Child - Destiny's Child". iTunes Store. (US) Apple Inc . Retrieved 2012-10-24.
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