Destiny's Child Flipping Over New Album
The next Destiny's Child studio album, which hits stores Nov. 16 via Columbia, will capitalize on CD/DVD flip-side technology, according to the group's manager, Mathew Knowles. The audio side will feaThe next Destiny's Child studio album, which hits stores Nov. 16 via Columbia, will capitalize on CD/DVD flip-side technology, according to the group's manager, Mathew Knowles. The audio side will feature songs by the group, as well as turns by the individual members. Flip it over, and you have a DVD.
Knowles made the announcement during his keynote session last week at the fifth annual Billboard/American Urban Radio Networks R&B/Hip-Hop Conference. He added that as many as three or four singles from the Destiny's Child record will be worked to radio simultaneously.
While Knowles did not elaborate on the DVD features or plans for his daughter Beyoncé's next solo outing, he did outline a four-year scenario for the Destiny's Child franchise.
Propelling the new album will be a string of appearances, including a two-hour TV special on ABC. As previously reported, the trio will also appear Sept. 9 on ABC's National Football League "Opening Kickoff" broadcast and Sept. 12 on the network's "Play for a Billion" game show.
Meanwhile, DC's Michelle Williams has another solo album slated for later this year, and third member Kelly Rowland has a second solo set due in 2005.
Destiny's Child begins a world tour in April 2005, and Beyoncé will be making films in 2005 and 2006, Knowles said. The group will take a break in 2007 before releasing another Destiny's Child album in 2008.