It’s been over a decade since Beyoncé eclipsed her girl-group origins. The artist who introduced “bootylicious” to English dictionaries and helped single ladies get over ex-boyfriends has risen to become global superstar. But Destiny’s Child, with cousin Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, has always remained close to her heart. “We all started in the ’90s, when r&b was the most important genre,” recalls Beyoncé. “And we all want that back, the feeling that music gave us.
Vintage r&b abounds on this collection of sensuous sounds from Destiny’s Child, who are reuniting to perform at next month’s Super Bowl. Featuring 13 of the group’s most romantic tracks plus one new song, it showcases the trio’s exquisite harmonies and lush grooves. Standout numbers include their cover of the Bee Gees’ “Emotion” and the Timbaland remix of “Say My Name.” But the sultry vibe of the newly recorded “Nuclear” proves that Destiny’s Child still boasts that classic sound.