Together, they later took part in , one of the biggest talent show competitions on television at the time, but ultimately lost.
Following a few lineup changes, Rowland and the rest of the group began opening for various R&B groups such as Immature and Dru Hill.
Despite being a lukewarm hit on the American charts, garnered many positive reviews from critics; for instance, Josh Bush writing for Allmusic described their voices to be “beautiful together”, giving it a four out of five star rating.
Supported by two singles, the last of which was released in January of 1998, the album eventually went on to sell over a million copies in the country.
Successful upon its release, it eventually went Platinum in the United States, all while propelling the girls to celebrity status.
With that, they headed off to the studio to work on their debut album.From there, they were cut from six members down to four; the group’s new lineup consisted of La Tavia Roberson, Beyonce Knowles, Le Toya Luckett, and Rowland.Taking both voice and dance lessons, the girls eventually performed various opening acts for groups such as Dru Hill, Immature, and SWV.When she was eight years old, they relocated to Houston, Texas to start a new life.Despite the struggles that her family faced during her young childhood, singing was something that she had always enjoyed.The couple kept things simple, hosting the festivities in two private residences and forgoing bridesmaids and groomsmen, a source tells PEOPLE. Destiny’s Child BFFs Beyoncé and Michelle Williams made the trip, along with Beyoncé’s sister Solange and her boyfriend.But Jay Z – whose post-Met Gala elevator fight with Solange has gone viral – stayed home with daughter Blue Ivy.Just under an hour in duration the album consisted over a dozen R&B tracks; a few titles include A moderate success on the charts upon its release, it peaked at sixty seven on the Billboard 200 and at number fourteen on the Billboard Top R&B and Hip Hop Albums Chart in the United States.Slightly more successful outside of the country, it peaked at number sixteen in Canada and nineteen in Netherland; it also charted in the United Kingdom.After many years of singing together, they changed their name from Girl’s Thyme to Destiny’s Child in 1996.Soon after, they signed a recording contract with Elektra Records however it ultimately fell through prior to them releasing their debut.