Representatives of R&B hit machine Destiny’s Child have shot down a report that group centerpiece Beyoncé Knowles has lined up a solo deal for herself, though the trio’s management said that each member may pursue her own solo project.
The “New York Post” reported on Monday that Beyoncé had inked a three-record solo deal for a $1.5 million advance. However, a publicist for Columbia refuted the report and told MTV News on Monday that Knowles has no intention of going solo at this time.
Beyoncé’s father and manager, Mathew Knowles, also called the story untrue and said that no deal has been signed. However, he added that he is in discussions to secure non-competing solo deals for Beyoncé as well as bandmates Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams.
Columbia notes that Destiny’s Child is hard at work recording its third album, titled “Independent Women,” due out late February. The trio has lined up Rodney Jerkins, Dwayne Wiggins, Richard Dent, and Knowles herself
to produce the album.