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 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.
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|Released||February 17, 1998|
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Rolling Stone gave the album a mixed review. 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.
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 .
Credits adapted from the album's liner notes
|2.||"No, No, No Part 2" (featuring Wyclef Jean)||3:27|
|3.||"With Me Part I" (featuring Jermaine Dupri)||3:26|
|6.||"No, No, No Part 1"||4:07|
|7.||"With Me Part II" (featuring Master P)||4:14|
|8.||"Show Me the Way"||Carl Washington||4:19|
|10.||"Illusion" (featuring Wyclef Jean & Pras)||3:52|
|12.||"Sail On"||Lionel Richie||4:04|
|13.||"My Time Has Come" (dedicated to Andretta Tillman)||Bennett-Smith||4:25|
|14.||"Know That"||Father Shaheed||4:24|
|15.||"Amazing Grace"||John Newton||4:42|
|15.||"You're the Only One"||3:23|
|16.||"No, No, No" (Camdino Soul extended remix)||6:34|
|17.||"DubiLLusions" (dub mix of "Illusions")||Maurice Joshua||7:33|
|1.||"Video Interviews with the Group and Each Member"|
- ^a signifies a co-producer
- ^b signifies an additional producer
- Some copies of the album credit no writers for "Illusion".
- "Second Nature" contains replayed elements from "Make Me Say It Again Girl", performed by the Isley Brothers, written by Marvin Isley, Ronald Isley, Rudolph Isley, Ernie Isley and O'Kelly Isley.
- "No, No, No Part 2" contains elements from "Strange Games & Things", performed and written by Barry White.
- "With Me Parts I & II" contain a sample of "Freak Hoes", performed by TRU, written by Master P.
- "Bridges" contains replayed elements from "Simply Beautiful", performed and written by Al Green.
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
- 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
|Canada (Music Canada)||2× Platinum||200,000^|
|United Kingdom (BPI)||Gold||100,000^|
|United States (RIAA)||Platinum||831,000|
^ Shipments figures based on certification alone.
|Australia||February 17, 1998||Standard||CD||Sony Music||4885352|
|Japan||March 1, 1998||CD||Sony Music||SRCS 8504|
|Europe||September 3, 2001||Reissue||COL 4885359|
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