Destiny's Child (album)

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Destiny's Child
Destiny's Child – Destiny's Child (album).jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 17, 1998 (1998-02-17)
GenreR&B
Length56:09
Label
Producer
Destiny's Child chronology
Destiny's Child
(1998)
The Writing's on the Wall
(1999)
Alternative cover
Japanese edition cover
Japanese edition cover
Singles from Destiny's Child
  1. "No, No, No"
    Released: November 11, 1997
  2. "With Me"
    Released: January 20, 1998
  3. "Illusion[1]"
    Released: February 1, 1998

Destiny's Child is the self-titled debut studio album by American 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 Billboard 200 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[2] and was re-packaged and re-released in several countries after the success of the follow-up album, The Writing's on the Wall (1999). The album was met with generally favorable reviews from music critics, including AllMusic and Rolling Stone.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[3]
Rolling Stone3/5 stars[4]

Rolling Stone gave the album a mixed review.[4] 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.[3]

Commercial performance[edit]

Destiny's Child was a moderate chart success. It peaked at number sixty-seven on the US Billboard 200 and at number fourteen on the US 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.[5]

Track listing[edit]

Destiny's Child – Standard edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."Second Nature"
5:09
2."No, No, No Part 2" (featuring Wyclef Jean)
3:27
3."With Me Part I" (featuring Jermaine Dupri)
3:26
4."Tell Me"
  • Kelley
  • Robinson
4:48
5."Bridges"
  • Mean Green
  • Michelle JoJo Hailey
  • Wiggins
Wiggins4:02
6."No, No, No Part 1"
  • Gaines
  • Brown
  • Fusari
  • Herbert
  • Fusari
  • Herbert
4:07
7."With Me Part II"
  • Craig B
  • KLC
  • Odell
  • Mean Green[a]
4:14
8."Show Me the Way"
  • Carl Breeding
  • Darcy Aldridge
  • Jeffrey Bowden
Carl Washington4:19
9."Killing Time"
  • Taura Stinson
  • Wiggins
  • Lee Neal
Wiggins5:09
10."Illusion" (featuring Pras)
3:52
11."Birthday"
  • Knowles
  • Roberson
  • Rowland
  • Wiggins
Wiggins5:15
12."Sail On"Lionel Richie4:04
13."My Time Has Come" (dedicated to Andretta Tillman)
  • Sylvia Bennett-Young
  • Reed Vertelney
Bennett-Young4:25
Total length:56:09
Notes

Personnel[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
  • 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
  • Dale Everingham
  • 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

Charts[edit]

Chart (1998) Peak
position
Canada Top Albums/CDs (RPM)[7] 29
Dutch Albums (MegaCharts)[8] 30
UK Albums (OCC)[9] 45
UK R&B Albums (OCC)[10] 6
US Billboard 200[11] 67
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums (Billboard)[12] 14

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
Canada (Music Canada)[13] 2× Platinum 200,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[14] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[5] Platinum 1,000,000^

*sales figures based on certification alone
^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Edition Format(s) Label(s) Catalog Ref.
Australia February 17, 1998 Standard CD Sony Music 4885352
Brazil 067728
Canada CK 67728
Europe COL 4885352
Indonesia 4885359
Netherlands LP COL 4885351
United States
  • CD
  • LP
CK 67728
Japan March 1, 1998 CD Sony Music SRCS 8504
Europe September 3, 2001 Reissue COL 4885359

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/illusion-single/1230764163
  2. ^ "Destiny's Child Biography and Sales".
  3. ^ a b Bush, John. "allmusic (((Destiny's Child > Overview )))". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved January 7, 2012.
  4. ^ a b Brackett, Nathan. "The Rolling Stone Album Guide". Rolling Stone: 232. Retrieved June 17, 2012.
  5. ^ a b "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. 
  6. ^ Destiny's Child (CD liner). Destiny's Child. Columbia Records. 1998.
  7. ^ "Top RPM Albums: Issue 3505". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved November 27, 2018.
  8. ^ "DESTINY'S CHILD – DESTINY'S CHILD (ALBUM)". MegaCharts. Retrieved July 20, 2008.
  9. ^ "Chart Stats". Official Charts Company. Retrieved July 3, 2011.
  10. ^ "Official R&B Albums Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved December 19,2017.
  11. ^ "Destinys Child Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard.
  12. ^ "Destinys Child Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard.
  13. ^ "Canadian album certifications – Destiny's Child – Destiny's Child". Music Canada.
  14. ^ "British album certifications". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved November 11, 2016. Select albums in the Format field. Select Gold in the Certification field.