Destiny's Child (album)

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.

Destiny's Child
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 17, 1998 (1998-02-17)
Recorded1997
GenreR&B
Length56:09
Label
Producer
Destiny's Child chronology
Destiny's Child
(1998)
The Writing's on the Wall
(1999)
Singles from Destiny's Child
  1. "No, No, No"
    Released: November 11, 1997
  2. "With Me"
    Released: January 20, 1998
  3. "Illusion[1]"
    Released: 1998 (Promo)

Critical reception

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic[3]
The Encyclopedia of Popular Music[4]
Rolling Stone[5]

Rolling Stone gave the album a mixed review.[5] 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

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 (1,500,000 ) in the United States and over 3 million worldwide .[6]

Track listing

Credits adapted from the album's liner notes[7]

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"
  • Robinson
  • Kelley
4:48
5."Bridges"
Wiggins4:02
6."No, No, No Part 1"
  • Brown
  • Herbert
  • Fusari
  • Gaines
  • Herbert
  • Fusari
4:07
7."With Me Part II" (featuring Master P)4:14
8."Show Me the Way"
  • Darcy Aldridge
  • Carl Breeding
  • Jeffrey Bowden
Carl Washington4:19
9."Killing Time"Wiggins5:09
10."Illusion" (featuring Wyclef Jean & Pras)
3:52
11."Birthday"
  • Knowles
  • Rowland
  • Roberson
  • Wiggins
Wiggins5:15
12."Sail On"Lionel Richie4:04
13."My Time Has Come" (dedicated to Andretta Tillman)
  • Reed Vertelney
  • Sylvia Bennett-Smith
Bennett-Smith4:25
Total length:56:09
Destiny's Child – International edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
14."Know That"
  • Rachel Oden
  • Andre Robinson
Father Shaheed4:24
Total length:60:33
Destiny's Child – Japanese edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Length
15."Amazing Grace"John Newton4:42
Total length:65:15
Destiny's Child – 2001 European reissue edition
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
15."You're the Only One"
  • Wiggins
  • Stinson
  • Mark Wilson
  • Herbert
  • Gaines
  • Fusari[a]
3:23
16."No, No, No" (Camdino Soul extended remix)
  • Brown
  • Herbert
  • Fusari
  • Gaines
6:34
17."DubiLLusions" (dub mix of "Illusions")
  • Hayes
  • Swain
  • Jolley
  • Ingram
  • John
Maurice Joshua7:33
Total length:78:03
Destiny's Child – US enhanced edition (bonus video)
No.TitleLength
1."Video Interviews with the Group and Each Member" 

Notes

  • ^a signifies a co-producer
  • ^b signifies an additional producer
  • Some copies of the album credit no writers for "Illusion".[7]

Sample Credits

Personnel

Credits are taken from Destiny's Child liner notes.[8]

  • 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

Certifications

Region CertificationCertified units/sales
Canada (Music Canada)[16] 2× Platinum 200,000^
United Kingdom (BPI)[17] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[18] Platinum 831,000[19]

^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.

Release history

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

  1. https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/illusion-single/1230764163
  2. "Destiny's Child Biography and Sales". Archived from the original on 2012-01-07. Retrieved 2011-03-21.
  3. Bush, John. "allmusic (((Destiny's Child > Overview )))". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved January 7, 2012.
  4. Colin Larkin (27 May 2011). The Encyclopedia of Popular Music. Omnibus Press. p. 641. ISBN 9780857125958. Retrieved 26 January 2021.
  5. Brackett, Nathan. "The Rolling Stone Album Guide". Rolling Stone: 232. Retrieved June 17, 2012.
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  9. "Top RPM Albums: Issue 3505". RPM. Library and Archives Canada. Retrieved November 27, 2018.
  10. "Dutchcharts.nl – Destiny's Child – Destiny's Child" (in Dutch). Hung Medien. Retrieved September 28, 2020.
  11. "The Official Charts Company". Official Charts Company. Retrieved July 3, 2011.
  12. "Official R&B Albums Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. Retrieved December 19, 2017.
  13. "Destinys Child Chart History (Billboard 200)". Billboard.
  14. "Destinys Child Chart History (Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums)". Billboard.
  15. "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums – Year-End 1998". Billboard. Retrieved September 28, 2020.
  16. "Canadian album certifications – Destiny's Child – Destiny's Child". Music Canada.
  17. "British album certifications – Destiny's Child – Destiny's Child". British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved November 11, 2016.
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  19. "Billboard Magazine – October 10, 2009". Billboard. October 10, 2009. Retrieved March 8, 2021.
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