Attention those of you diehards still dreaming of a [artist id=”501076″]Destiny’s Child[/artist] reunion: Matthew Knowles has some bad news.
Because Knowles — who, in addition to being Beyoncé’s dad, was the manager of the group back in the day — just released a statement refuting weeks of rumors that Bey, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams are planning on reuniting, saying that the trio wouldn’t be getting back together anytime soon, or, apparently, ever.
“Contrary to rumors online of a Destiny’s Child reunion, there are no plans for the group to reunite for a performance or album,” Knowles’ statement read. “The rumors are false. Destiny’s Child made an unprecedented impact in contemporary music, becoming one of the best-selling groups of all time. Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams have each moved on to successful solo careers. The members remain close, but will not reunite as a group.”
So there you have it. And in case you’ve forgotten, Destiny’s last album together was 2004’s Destiny Fulfilled, a title that seems oddly prophetic given everything that has happened since. The trio embarked on a world tour in support of the album, and it was during a performance in Spain that they announced they would be disbanding at the completion of the tour.
And when they did part ways — to pursue solo careers of varying degrees of success (needless to say Beyoncé did alright for herself) — they left a fairly sizable legacy behind them: Destiny’s Child remain one of the best-selling female pop vocal groups in history, having sold more than 40 million albums worldwide.