More than just survive, the ladies of Destiny's Child still seem primed to thrive atop the charts with their latest album, Survivor.

More than just survive, the ladies of Destiny's Child still seem primed to thrive atop the charts with their latest album, Survivor. Two years, three extricated members, and more than 7 million album sales after the sophomore The Writing's on the Wall, Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams seem to have weathered the storm and are none the worse for wear. The album's title track—and lead single—proves just that with its in-your-face lyric and dramatic production, courtesy of Knowles. Other uptempo gems include "Bootylicious," the radio-ready second single, and "Nasty Girl." Known for their danceable ditties, the Houston-based trio also offer some beautiful ballads. The lush "Dangerously in Love" and "Emotion," a cover of the Samantha Sang classic, both evoke the group's depth. The trio even tackles the hot-button topic of domestic violence and abuse on "The Story of Beauty."––RH

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