Destiny's Child Rounds Up Hits, New Songs
In addition to a live DVD first reported here last month, the soon-to-split Destiny's Child will say goodbye to fans with the album "#1's," due Oct. 25 via Music World/Columbia. The set will include tIn addition to a live DVD first reported here last month, the soon-to-split Destiny's Child will say goodbye to fans with the album "#1's," due Oct. 25 via Music World/Columbia. The set will include the new songs "Stand Up for Love" and "Feel the Same Way I Do," plus a Beyoncé/Slim Thug track, "Check on It," which is earmarked for the upcoming "Pink Panther" remake in which Beyoncé co-stars.
"Stand Up for Love" is doubling as the anthem for the 2005 World Children's Day (Nov. 20), a worldwide fundraiser for Ronald McDonald House Charities and local children's organizations. The track will be released Tuesday (Sept. 27) as a seven-inch vinyl single.
It is unknown what criteria the label used in determining a "number one," as some of these tracks did not reach the top of any Billboard chart. The only No. 1 hits on Billboard's Hot 100 are "Independent Women Part 1," "Say My Name," "Bootylicious" and "Bills, Bills, Bills," while "No, No, No Part 2" reached the top of the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
With Destiny's Child winding down, its members are already preparing new projects. Before the end of the year, Beyoncé will begin filming a new movie, "Dreamgirls," which co-stars Jamie Foxx and will be written and directed by Bill Condon ("Gods and Monsters," "Kinsey").
"Each artist goes through the next step in their career, and the soundtrack is the first joint venture Beyoncé has with her own label," her father/manager Matthew Knowles tells Billboard.com. Beyoncé's next solo album is pegged to arrive in fall 2006.
As for Michelle Williams' next album, Knowles says, "Don't be surprised if she comes out with an R&B record," as opposed to the gospel-leaning material found on her first two solo releases.
As previously reported, Kelly Rowland is featured on the new Trina single "Here We Go," a pairing "that will surprise a lot of folks," Knowles says. Rowland is also at work on a new solo effort.
Here is the track list for "#1's":
"Stand Up for Love"
"Independent Women Part 1"
"Check on It" (Beyoncé featuring Slim Thug)
"Lose My Breath"
"Say My Name"
"Bug a Boo"
"Bills, Bills, Bills"
"No, No, No Part 2"
"Cater 2 U"
"Feel the Same Way I Do"