Out of nowhere, Destiny’s Child is back after splitting up in 2005. Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams have reunited to release ‘Love Songs,’ a new album slated for a January 29 release, Beyonce wrote on her website on Thursday.
“I am so proud to announce the first original Destiny’s Child music in eight years!” Beyonce’s statement with the above photo said. Destiny’s Child’s Facebook page also shared the news with a link at which people can pre-order the new album for $9.99.
The Amazon pre-order page for the album describes the project as a collection of previously recorded “romantic gems” from 1997 to 2004 – with the addition of “Nuclear,” a new song produced by Pharrell Williams.
That song was written by Pharrell, Michelle Williams, James Fauntleroy and Lonny Bereal. Beyonce and Bereal provided vocal production.
Beyonce is scheduled to perform at the Super Bowl on Feb. 3. While details of her performance are unknown, it’s possible that her Destiny’s Child cohorts could join her.
Love Songs infuses recordings from six albums — four of the Destiny’s Child’s studio albums, one of Rowland’s albums and one from the group’s remix album:
- “Cater 2 U” from 2004’s Destiny Fulfilled
- “Killing Time” from 1998’s Destiny’s Child
- “Second Nature” from Destiny’s Child
- “Heaven” from 2002′ Simply Deep
- “Now That She’s Gone” from 1999’s The Writing’s On The Wall
- “Brown Eyes” from 2001’s Survivor
- “If” from Destiny Fulfilled
- “Emotion” from Survivor
- “If You Leave” (featuring Next) from The Writing’s On The Wall
- “TShirt” from Destiny Fulfilled
- “Temptation” from The Writing’s On The Wall
- “Say My Name” (Timbaland remix) from 2002’s This Is The Remix
- “Love” from Destiny Fulfilled
- “Nuclear” from 2013’s Love Songs
Destiny’s Child have been silent since their 5th album, ‘Destiny Fulfilled,’ was released in November 2004, since then Beyonce has concentrated on her solo career, which has rather overshadowed those of Rowland and Williams.
While Beyonce has been booked to perform at both of Barack Obama’s inauguration balls, Rowland has been a judge on ‘The X Factor’ and Williams has appeared in the London production of Chicago.
In their first spell together, Destiny’s Child were one of the world’s most successful R&B groups, creating popular tracks such as ‘Bootylicious,’ ‘Survivor,’ ‘Say My Name’ and ‘Lose My Breath.’
Last August, Kelly Rowland shot rumors of a new album, telling Jam there were no plans for a new project or tour. “We don’t want to scratch each other’s eyes out; we love each other too much,” said Rowland.
“If [reuniting is] something that we would want to do, you know, [we would do it] but in the meantime we’re just enjoying each other’s friendship. That’s the greatest gift of Destiny’s Child.”
Meanwhile, this year is shaping up to be awfully busy for Beyonce, who signed a $50 million deal with Pepsi, is headlining the Super Bowl halftime show and will release a new solo album. She also covers next month’s GQ Magazine.