a brand newnew destiny

Before there was Beyoncé, there was Destiny's Child. And before there was Destiny's Child, there was Girls Tyme, a quartet of girls from Houston, Texas with big dreams and even bigger voices that would eventually take over the charts. The group, which featured soon to be superstars Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland, LaToya Luckett and LaTavia Roberson, quickly became an iconic staple in the music industry with hit after hit. But by 2000, disagreements with management had the group form a lineup of changes, which included LeToya and LaTavia being replaced by Michelle Williams and Farrah Franklin.

Fast forward to over two decades later and all of the members of Destiny's Child have all gone on to to be successful in their own rights with their own solo careers in and out of the music business.

As a big fan of R&B, I was so excited to sit down with LaTavia and really get to know the human behind the hot topics. As fans of Destiny's Child know, LaTavia was one of the original members of the group and was a big part of their first two albums, Destiny's Child and The Writing's On The Wall, which scored them chart topping hits with songs like "Say My Name," "Bugaboo" and "Bills, Bill, Bills." During her time with the group, they sold over 25 million records and became one of the best selling girl groups in music history.

What made me smile was that despite her abrupt and difficult exit from Destiny's Child, LaTavia was all smiles and glowing happiness as we reminisced about her memories in the group. We also talked about her upcoming projects including her new fashion line, which will be premiering at NYFW in September and her new signing competition show, "Featured On The Track."


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