By James Dinh
Destiny’s Child back? Beyonce, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams have been focused on their solo careers over the past few years, but fans will be lucky to catch some previously unheard material from the trio later this year.
Almost a decade after their last full-length studio effort, Destiny Fulfilled, Mathew Knowles — DC’s longtime ringleader — has revealed that previously unreleased material from the group will appear on two compilation releases via his Music World Entertainment label partnership with Sony.
“We still have our joint venture with Sony, and in November, we’re putting out two Destiny’s Child catalog records with new material,” Knowles told The Huffington Post when asked about his label’s upcoming plans.
Beyond the new tunes, the group’s back-in-the-day manager also spoke about the possibility of a DC3 reunion tour, emphasizing that a trek wouldn’t occur until the second release drops and if it fits in with each of the stars’ respective solo careers.
“It takes a year of planning to do these tours, but first it starts with the artist wanting to do it. And I think the ladies are still working happily in their solo careers,” he explained, adding, “And I hope in the next five years that there is a reunion tour. I think it would be incredible.”
What would be harder than getting Beyoncé, Kelly and Michelle to simultaneously devote time to a Destiny’s Child tour? Well, according to Mathew, that wouldn’t be the biggest challenge.
“The hardest thing would be choosing which songs they’re going to do, because we would want to mix it up with solo hits and Destiny’s Child hits. We would have to throw away some #1’s from off the set list,” Knowles said.
But until Destiny’s Child decide it’s time to relive the glory days, fans will have to sit back and enjoy each of the women’s continuous solo endeavors. With Beyoncé inching her way back into the spotlight after the birth of her first child, Kelly appears to be the busiest out of the threesome, with a mentoring gig on Australian reality series “Everybody Dance Now” alongside Jason Derülo and a brand-new musical chapter with the release of her Lil Wayne-assisted single “Ice.” As for Michelle, the diva is currently venturing into the fashion industry and will be designing a clothing line in partnership with African brand Koshie O.