Beyonce, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams are all busy “Independent Women” these days. Well, at least two of the three are ;) So, the thought of a new album by Destiny’s Child seems surprising. Are the three really reuniting to drop new material? The answer is “yes” and “no”.
Former manager Matthew Knowles revealed to the Huffington Post that two new albums are coming with the first one scheduled to hit stores later this year. None of the ladies, however, are hitting the recording studio together. Instead, the album will be made up of previously unreleased tracks. In other words, we’re getting rejects from previous albums. Are you ready for all that recycled “jelly“? Thanks Matthew Knowles. I guess Papa needs extra cash to pay his “Bills, Bills, Bills“, especially those automo’bills.
Given that none of these songs made the cut originally, I can’t imagine any of them being hit singles. Furthermore, the Destiny’s Child lineup changed multiple times over the years. Does this mean that previous members like LeToya Luckett, Latavia Roberson and Farrah Franklin might appear in the cover art and on some of the tracks? Interesting!!! Check out snippets from Matthew’s interview regarding a possible reunion tour below.
This year also marks the 20th anniversary of Music World. What are your plans to ensure that you’ll be successful for years to come?
We have to be realistic. At Music World we got to shift our direction and certainly stay in music. We’ve grown our Music World Gospel to the fifth largest Gospel label in America. But again, even for the label, we got to partner up. It’s similar to what’s happening in corporate America back in the ’80s. You saw a lot of mergers and acquisitions. We have to be smart in who we can partner with to do it better. We still have our joint venture with Sony and in November we’re putting out two Destiny’s Child catalog records with new material. So we’re going to start doing strategic things like that.
New material meaning previously unreleased tracks?
It’s all released material with some previously unreleased material.
Will there be a Destiny’s Child reunion tour to complement the two projects?
Not on the first release. It takes a year of planning to do these tours, but first it starts with the artist wanting to do it. And I think the ladies are still working happily in their solo careers. And I hope in the next five years that there is a reunion tour. I think it would be incredible. The hardest thing would be choosing which songs they’re going to do, because we would want to mix it up with solo hits and Destiny’s Child hits. We would have to throw away some number ones from off the set list [Laughs].
To read the entire interview, head over to Huffington Post: Black Voices.
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