Destiny's Child Prepping DVD, Hits Set
Even though Destiny's Child is calling it quits in September at the end of its current "Destiny Fulfilled ... And Lovin' It" tour, group member Kelly Rowland tells Billboard.com the R&B trio stillEven though Destiny's Child is calling it quits in September at the end of its current "Destiny Fulfilled ... And Lovin' It" tour, group member Kelly Rowland tells Billboard.com the R&B trio still has a few more surprises planned for later this year.
"We've got a DVD planned -- it was actually [recorded July 15] at our great Atlanta show, and we're going to do a greatest hits album," Rowland says. "We're definitely going to record another song for our greatest hits album for our fans. We're still thinking about it because we want it to mean something."
The fact that "Destiny Fulfilled" was even made surprised many observers, since Rowland, Beyoncé Knowles and Michelle Williams had all recorded successful solo projects and dabbled in feature films. Group members had already decided it would be Destiny's Child's final studio album, but a breakup announcement was not made until a June 11 show in Barcelona.
"We knew before this last album and we embraced it," Rowland says. "We were like, 'You know what, we're getting older and we want to end on a high note.' We want to give our fans a great final record and we want to have a great tour and above everything, we're still going to be here [for each other]. We even make jokes about having our babies on the same day."
With less than 30 dates remaining on the trek, the finality of the decision to call it quits after 15 years and over 40 million albums sold worldwide is starting to hit home. "We're going to need a lot of Kleenex on that day," Rowland says. "It's going to be hard."
Rowland insists this tour is Destiny's Child's last, but says she doesn't necessarily care for the "farewell" aspect.
"We hate saying farewell tour," she admits. "Oh gosh, I mean we might want to do something else. You never know, I might wake up one morning and call one of the girls and say, 'Hey, you all sure you don't want to do another album?' You never know what can happen."