is the self-titled debut studio album by American Destiny's Child R&B group Destiny's Child, released by Columbia Records and Music World Entertainment on February 17, 1998. It features 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 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 Billboard 200 and was re-packaged and re-released in several countries after the success of the follow-up album,  (1999). The album was met with generally favorable reviews from music critics, including The Writing's on the Wall AllMusic and .
Critical reception [ edit ]
gave the album a mixed review. Rolling Stone John Bush of the website  AllMusic feels 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.
Commercial performance [ edit ]
Destiny's Child was a moderate chart success. It peaked at number sixty-seven on the US and at number fourteen on the US Billboard 200 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 [ edit ]
14. "Video Interviews with the Group and Each Member"
14. "Know That"
Andre Robinson Father Shaheed 4:24 Total length: 60:33
15. "You're the Only One"
Fusari [a] 3:23 16. "No, No, No" (Camdino Soul Extended Remix)
Herbert 6:34 17. "Dub Illusions" (Dub Mix of "Illusions")
John Maurice Joshua 7:33 Total length: 78:03
Personnel [ edit ]
Credits are taken from
Destiny's Child liner notes.
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
Cory 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 Knowles – 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
Kevin W. – second engineer
Brian Gardner – mastering
Jamie Hawkins – keyboards
Vincent Herbert – producer
Jon Jubu Smith – guitar
Certifications [ edit ]
Release history [ edit ]
February 17, 1998
March 1, 1998
September 3, 2001
References [ edit ]
"Destiny's Child Biography and Sales".
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Bush, John. "allmusic (((Destiny's Child > Overview )))". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation . Retrieved . January 7, 2012
^ a b Brackett, Nathan. "
The Rolling Stone Album Guide". Rolling Stone: 232. Retrieved June 17, 2012.
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"American album certifications". Recording Industry Association of America . Retrieved . November 11, 2016 If necessary, click Advanced , then click Format , then select Album , then click SEARCH .
Destiny's Child (CD liner). Destiny's Child. Columbia Records. 1998.
"Top RPM Albums: Issue 3505". . RPM Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved November 27, 2018.
"DESTINY'S CHILD – DESTINY'S CHILD (ALBUM)". MegaCharts . Retrieved . July 20, 2008
"Chart Stats". Official Charts Company . Retrieved . July 3, 2011
"Official R&B Albums Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved December 19,2017.
"Destinys Child Chart History (. Billboard 200)" . Billboard
"Destinys Child Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". . Billboard
"Canadian album certifications – Destiny's Child – Destiny's Child". Music Canada.
"British album certifications". British Phonographic Industry . Retrieved . November 11, 2016 Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field.