On slow news days such as this, reaching back into the archives always yields some interesting tidbits. Case, point, example, Rihanna, Amerie, and Teairra Mari’s tribute to Destiny’s Child at the 2005 World Music Awards.
Beyond scratching my head at how 6 years have flown by so fast, it was also unbelievable to reflect on the path each of the ladies careers have taken. With Mari clearly billed as the main attraction and Amerie effortlessly making the part her own, who would have thought Rihanna and her mechanical whine would emerge as the most successful. Or have more number #1’s than the group she was tributing? Sigh.
At this point, it seems promo teams should be the ones getting Platinum plaques; for – as Rihanna’s have shown – folk will buy hot doo-doo on a platter. Just make sure it’s shined up real good.
Randomness: I miss DC3!