Retro Rewind: Rihanna Tributes Destiny’s Child At 2005 World Music Awards

Published: Thursday 14th Feb 2013 by David

With a career spanning 16 years, it’s safe to say Destiny’s Child has seen their fair share of Pop upstarts come and go all too quickly. However, more so than any of the newbies they’ve watched rise from beneath their shadows comes ‘Pon De Replay‘ belle Rihanna, signed and launched by Beyonce‘s very own husband, Jay Z in 2005.

Indeed, so fast has Rihanna’s ascent to the top been, that it’s hard to believe that she once paid tribute to the multi-platinum trio in her launch year, joining Teairra Mari and Amerie to honor them at the 2005 ‘World Music Awards‘.

Take a trip down memory lane with us below…

 

A unique way of paying respect to DC while carving out the path for her own legacy, who could have imagined that the 17 year old starlet above would go on to become just as ‘popular’ as those she paid homage to in the years that followed.

Of course, while this popularity has only ever ridden on the waves of strong material and her personality, one does have to wonder how different the world of Pop would be had she suffered the same fate as Mari, who was dropped within a year of being picked up by the same entity.


Though it’s a question we’ll never know the answer to, it’s definitely one worth asking- especially considering what Rihanna‘s rise has meant for the likes of Beyonce on a competitive front- despite their ‘varying’ levels of talent.


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  1. XtinaaLovee February 14, 2013

    LMAO! SIT THE F*** DOWN.. THE GOAT GOT OVERSHADOWED ANYWAYS

  2. gurlbye -_- February 14, 2013

    SHE STOOD OUT THE MOST EVEN THEN. AND SHE LOOKED THE BEST LOL

  3. XtinaaLovee February 14, 2013

    Amerie Should be were Rihanna at Rihanna should be back in Barbados picking coconuts for a living

    Amerie deserves the success she has the talent unlike the goathanna

  4. HOTSTUFF February 14, 2013

    @XTINAALOVEE

    LOL at the delusion, Amerie with her weak ass voice is seated and you should join her 😉

  5. HOTSTUFF February 14, 2013

    Back then nobody thought this young girl singing PON DE REPLAY could ever sing a song lke a diamond, stay, what now, we found love, only girl….LORD RIHANNA’S VOCAL RANGE & CAPACITES HAS SEATED AND CONTINUES TO SEAT MANY.

  6. XtinaaLovee February 14, 2013

    I gotta admit Rihanna has grown alot as an artist just like xtina did but xtina had the better evolution….

  7. MUSIC February 14, 2013

    My ears are bleeding.

  8. XtinaaLovee February 14, 2013

    @HotStuff your delusional one amerie has a great voice its way stronger than riherpes

  9. LIKEDBYMANY February 14, 2013

    Teairra Marie could have been good.

    She was pretty but & she can actually sing live.

    I seriously can think of a reason why they didnt try to cross her over like Rihanna?

    Maybe they only wanted a light skinned chick *shrugs*

  10. LIKEDBYMANY February 14, 2013

    Teairra Marie could have been good.

    She was pretty but & she can actually sing live.

    I seriously can think of a reason why they didnt try to cross her over like Rihanna?

    Maybe they only wanted a light skinned chick *shrugs*

  11. WomantoWoman February 14, 2013

    R**** was the michelle of the group not needed And irrelevant as f***

  12. JuanR February 14, 2013

    AND THIS MY FRIENDS IS THE REASON WHY Rihanna never gonna be on Beyonce’s level.

    You can hate all night long but the when Rihanna was still a child, Beyonce was already a legend! Beyonce is just on another level of talent and work ethic.

    Deal with it!

    And yes I can’t wait for the new song… I’m tired of all of this covers and documentaries!
    All I want is music!

  13. BeyWhoUWanna February 14, 2013

    Tribute the queen b****.

  14. pat February 14, 2013

    Amerie had her lane for a sec…Until beyonce jacked her swag and Rich Harrison and never looked back.

  15. WomantoWoman February 14, 2013

    Ameriee>>>>Rihwho?

  16. DragginForMrsCarter February 14, 2013

    This says it all. Bey was ALREADY a legend by the time the s*** came along.

  17. BEYONCE STOLE AMERIE SWAG February 14, 2013

    Amerie would be big if Beyonce didn’t swagger jack her music image n style….. Smh Beyonce swagger jacks everyone not cool

  18. HOTSTUFF February 14, 2013

    Amerie, Teirra were just beyonce wannabes, same style etc and just another set of blacks girls singing RnB…. anyways YALL WILL MODAFUKIN DEAL AT THE END OF THE DAY, RIHANNA IS THE POP SUPERSTAR TODAY, HER HARD WORK AS AN ARTIST & TALENTED VOCALIST HAS PAID OFF. KEEP ON RANTING THIS WONT HELP AMERIE OR TEIRRA OFF OF THIER DUSTY SEATS.

  19. BEYONCE STOLE AMERIE SWAG February 14, 2013

    I wish amerie never gave that fake b**** Beyonce a tribute or worked with someone as talentless as Rihanna smh Amerie put some new music out we miss u darling its time to get rid of these tired h*** like Beyonce Rihanna &Nicki we need more black girls slaying charts other than those boring 3

  20. lol February 14, 2013

    Just face it and get over it. Rihanna keeps winning.

  21. Evan February 14, 2013

    Rihanna and Beyonce are 2 completely different artists that make 2 completely different types of music. They even wear different styles of clothing. They don’t look the same and they don’t act the same. STOP COMPARING THEM TO EACH OTHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  22. Lana Del Slay February 14, 2013

    I want to like Rihanna but I can’t do that until she gives me a complete era with flawfree performances because she hasn’t done that before. The only song she knows how to sing in key is Stay and that’s why she keeps prolonging the new singles because she knows she’ll fall flat again.

  23. My Forehead Tho February 14, 2013

    Further proving how legendary Beyonce is…

    She has inspired Rihanna, Jessie J, Adele, Nicki Minaj, etc

    The navi dissing Beyonce is like hive dissing Tina Turner or Michael Jackson. If it wasn’t for Beyonce, Rihanna wouldn’t be the artist that she is today.

  24. Rita will slay your favs February 14, 2013

    Ugh beyonce didn’t deserve no damn tribute she hasnt done s*** besides copy people all her damn career shes the fakest of the fake i can’t deal with her dumb ass

    Rihanna looked n sounded a mess idk why outta those 3 girls Rihanna became the most successful one she has no talent n sucks donkey d***

  25. Miguel Stan February 14, 2013

    RIHANNA HAS SLAYED THEM ALL IN RECORDS SALES!!!! WORLDWIDE B******!!!! BILLBOARDS BIGGEZT POP STAR OF THE DECADE!!! LIKE ROLLING STONE SAID SHE IS THE BIGGEST POP STAR IN THE WORLD AND THE YOUNGEST TO EVER BREAK RECORDS AND MAKE HISTORY!!! AND MY B**** DIDNT NEED A F****** GIRL GROUP AND SHADY PARENTS TO ACCOMPLISH THE WORLD!!! SLAY RIHANNA BETTER KNOWN AS QUEEN RIH!!!

  26. Rita will slay your favs February 14, 2013

    Don’t be afriad to touch

  27. Rita will slay your favs February 14, 2013

    Rita>>>>>>Ciara>>>>>>Amerie>>>>>>Ashanti >>>>>>>Keri hilson >>>>>Beyonce>>>>>>Rihanna

  28. Eye Candy February 14, 2013

    Hahaa!!!!
    She looked so confused on that stage. That is when she happened to be likeable, now I can’t stand the bigheaded, h***** infested c******, c** bucket.
    I can’t wait until she follows Britney’s untalented ass & grabs a seat on a singing show.

  29. lol February 14, 2013

    Funny, a Rita fan talking about d***. Take it you have forgotten that Rita has sucked 20+ d****.

  30. Rita will slay your favs February 14, 2013

    Teairra Mari Who?????????? Did she even ever have a hit?? lolz

  31. Rita will slay your favs February 14, 2013

    One fake b**** in the audience acting like she impressed another big head b**** on stage trying her hardest to sing a mediocre song amerie shined bright like a diamond on that stage

  32. Loyalty February 14, 2013

    SAM WHY? JUST WHY?

  33. Eye Candy February 14, 2013

    Real question, who the hell is Teirra Marie?

  34. Rita will slay your favs February 14, 2013

    Wheres your proof rita sucked 20 d****??? Rob talentless Kardashian was just bitter because rita didn’t want his b**** ass anymore..

  35. Loyalty February 14, 2013

    @ERIN…. Only song I heard in that clip was ‘I care’ what you playin at boo?

  36. Aaron February 14, 2013

    Uh oh this gon make a certain fan base pressed lol.

  37. Its Ke$ha lets do it February 14, 2013

    Yaaaaaaaaas Rihanna slay queen slay idk who the other girls are they clearly irrelevant as f*** Rihanna was outshinning b****** left n right yaaaaaaaaaas

  38. Vee February 14, 2013

    Man she was S***. And the sad thing, she still puts on s*** performances like that.

  39. BEYSUS OVER JESUS February 14, 2013

    SHE’S PAYING TRIBUTE TO HER IDOL BEYONCE…QUEEN BEY IS THE REASON WE ARE ALL ALIVE. BEY CREATED EARTH IN 7 DAYS!!!!!!

  40. bitchplease February 14, 2013

    WHEN SAMANTHA IS BORED THIS IS WHAT HE DOES >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> RECYCLED ANY POST ABOUT RIHANNA AND OFCOURSE THESE LITTLE KIDS WITH PLENTY OF TIME ON THEIR HANDS TO WASTE GET ON AND RUN WITH IT. SMFH

  41. King B>Rihanna February 14, 2013

    RIRI VOCALS HAVE GOTTEN BETTER AND THAT IS ALL I HAVE FOR YOU.

  42. Queen Taylor February 14, 2013

    Flops tributing FLOPS… ONLY IN THE BLACK COMMUNITY LOL

  43. Girl007Bond February 14, 2013

    Rihanna was Kelly Rowland here though ..

  44. Yeah I Said It February 14, 2013

    Aw miss that sweet Rihanna, she actually seemed humble and appreciative back then. I wonder how many of these bandwagoners can actually say they own music of the sun? Or even A Girl Like Me? Majority of fans jumped on the hype after she changed up her image.

  45. Queen Taylor February 14, 2013

    Wait whos Rita?

  46. CiCi Slaaaaaaaays February 14, 2013

    Ciara woulda slayed all them b****** on that stage esp r**** to bad she’d never give a tribute to a fraud phoney fake trashy fat b**** like beyonce

  47. christinastherealtalent February 14, 2013

    Rihanna needs to understand these types of songs require an actual vocalist where she has fallen short of her entire life.

  48. CiCi Slaaaaaaaays February 14, 2013

    How can some tribute a fake b**** like beyonce im lose for words Rihanna dumber than i thought smh ciara would never

  49. I will Adorn You February 14, 2013

    LOL I hope Rihanna remembers these days when shes tweeting #phuckyofave and s*** like that. No wonder she always looks sheepish around Beyonce.

  50. RihSTAN February 14, 2013

    UMMMMMM who are those other ppl singing with rihanna? OPP nobodies. At the end of the day you will have to deal with the fact that rihanna is the one with the number one singles and multiplatinum albums. WHY IS THERE EVEN A COMPARISON HERE WITH AMERWHO AND TIERRA W.E…..

  51. You Wanna Bey Me February 14, 2013

    Oh RiRi, what heavenly pipes u possess……the way u sang that bridge on Mand Down was everything.

  52. Little Monster February 14, 2013

    @My forehead tho: will NEVER happen! Too big for their boots!

  53. La Perra February 14, 2013

    …and can you believe that b**** went on to be more successful superstar than all three of those Destiny Childs chicks in Solo Careers, hell even 7 years later!
    tsk tsk tsk

    SAM your so Pathetic….ur a sad little b****!

  54. Mary February 14, 2013

    I HEARD THAT FRANK GATSON MET RIHANNA AND CHOREOGRAPHED RIHANNA FOR THIS SHOW AND HE WAS HEARD SAYING THAT RIHANNA WAS GONNA BE A BIG STAR CAUSE SHE WAS SO MAGICAL AND LIT THE ROOM UP. EVERYONE DISAGREED, THEY SAID TIERRA MARIE, BUT FRANK SAID WATCH AND SEE AND HE WAS 100 PERCENT RIGHT ABOUT RIHANNA AND ALSO SAID TIERRA MARIE WAS LAZY THAT DAY AND SHE FELT TOO ENTITLED.

    RECENTLY I HEARD HIM SAYING HE MISSES WORKING WITH RIHANNA. THE LAST THING HE DID WITH HER WAS “ONLY GIRL” VIDEO.

  55. Love February 14, 2013

    Lol a mess.

  56. Pop Royalty February 14, 2013

    i see this post was to promote that Tea Gir , she’s good , but nothing special about ha!

  57. Love February 14, 2013

    Michelles smile was so fake lmfao. Giving me that ‘oh no they didn’t!’ tease.

  58. Love February 14, 2013

    Beyonce looked genuinely encouraging though.. which was sweet.

  59. Omari February 14, 2013

    Damn Rihanna was tryin hella hard to keep up with Amerie coming down those stairs. I bet she cant watch this now.

  60. Jenna xxx February 14, 2013

    Im sorry but Rihanna had NO stage presence! She still doesn’t really, never been a natural.

  61. Pop Royalty February 14, 2013

    Rihanna + Those Perfect Legs Tho >

    Ameriie with that dress and those hips going from side to side tho >

    To Be honest , Ameriie was the one who did the best among them three , she looked the most professional and the only DIVA on that stage ,followed by rihanna ” minus that childish ‘Then mama teach…’ ” and finally that Tea girl, they basically looked like silly amateurs most of the time compared to ameriie , at least to me !

    That Clip is a MAIN proof Rihanna is what you gonna call a Star , The camera Loves her without any effort on part , and she had The Attitude and went “Down” with her lil hips in it.

    oh Riri 😀 , good ol’ Memories!!

  62. OK February 14, 2013

    Maybe it’s just me, but Teirra Marie or however you spell it, just gives off a low-budget, hoodrat vibe, regardless of any singing talent she may have. She didn’t have the same mainstream appeal and star quality that Rihanna had/has, imo. Had she stayed signed, she would’ve continued to flop, I think.

    Commercial success isn’t always about having talent or being the best singer/dancer/entertainer/etc. Sometimes, simply having a charismatic personality and the right packaging and promotion can get you a lot farther than talent alone.

  63. mr.m February 14, 2013

    THE WORLD PREMIER OF THAT FOREHEAD ..

  64. Suicide Blonde February 14, 2013

    I don’t even watch the clip cuz he has posted this like 1000 times, get over it man, we get it, you think Beyonce is God and Rihanna is nothing in front of her, WE GET IT, he even has a picture of Beyonce and MJ on Facebook like if Beyonce was the Queen of Pop or something, the site is dying and mostly because of his obsessions with Rihanna and Beyonce, is the same thing over and over again.

  65. La Perra February 14, 2013

    SUICIDE BLONDE
    February 14, 2013 at 6:28 pm

    I don’t even watch the clip cuz he has posted this like 1000 times, get over it man, we get it, you think Beyonce is God and Rihanna is nothing in front of her, WE GET IT, he even has a picture of Beyonce and MJ on Facebook like if Beyonce was the Queen of Pop or something, the site is dying and mostly because of his obsessions with Rihanna and Beyonce, is the same thing over and over again.

    ^^^^^ AMEN!

  66. Rihanna killed Beyho’s flop career February 14, 2013

    Rihanna is bad!! singing for beyflop to become bigger than beyflop. LMAO.

  67. Xxx February 14, 2013

    @Suicide Blonde I agree, but I actually think Sam secretly has a weird obsession/stans/however you wanna put it for Rihanna the amount he promotes her, as a Beyoncé fan aswell I think why the hell do you always have to bring Beyonces name into it? Do you want other fan bases to come for her? And they do. Looks like he cares more about hits and stan wars.

  68. Leyla February 14, 2013

    I dont get it. Why are the Navy so dead sure Rihanna is so much bigger then Beyonce? Because shes had more number 1’s? When you are neutral and not overly obsessed with sales (which is majority of people aren’t) they seem just as big as each other for different reasons. But people look at Beyonce with a bit more respect and powerful because shes been around longer, just like people look at Rihanna as more of the it girl of moment because shes at her peak now. All fan bases really need to stop discrediting other peoples faves for the sake of their own because all of them stand out for their own reasons.

  69. Miguel Stan February 14, 2013

    QUEEN RIH!!! SIDE NOTE: CAN SOMEONE PLEASE EXPLAIN HOW BEYAWNCE STOLED AMARIE’S SWAG? I DISLIKE BEY BUT I DONT REMEMBER HER STEALING AMARIES SWAG TINA TURNER SHAKIRA JLO YES BUT AMARIE? NO

  70. CHUDDS February 14, 2013

    The delusion of the girls!

    Tiara Marie was too GHETTO to crossover. 17 years old talking about “n***s making her feel good”. She didn’t have a unique look, or voice. She also had a horrible attitude. She didn’t stand a chance in the industry.

    Amerie tried to go electro-crazy-pop. She even added a second “i” to her name and still FLOPPED. Her first CD was nice, but I didn’t see her making a dent in the industry.

    Don’t be mad because Rih came out on TOP 🙂

  71. oh February 14, 2013

    he posted this every couple of months and yall fall for it every time! This is a tribute to DESTINY CHILD not beyonce. I dont undersand the hate toward Rihanna, maybe cause she winning and pasting your faves(one of them is in this video)?

  72. Music Soul Harmony February 14, 2013

    I feel bad for ppl that stan for Rihanna. It must hurt to get dragged everyday when your talent doesn’t measure up to your accolades and sales. That’s why navy is always defensive…Just keeping it real.

  73. JER February 14, 2013

    it’s nice to see an artist actually grow from their debut

  74. ENOUGH ONIKA (0 GRAMMY NOMS…) February 14, 2013

    I like Teairra Marie..I feel like if she had Rihanna’s stylist/make-up artist and that Umbrella track she could’ve shut Rihanna down. But all these women have their own lane, I just hope someone picks up Teairra cause she does have good music…

  75. Chillin February 15, 2013

    This performance makes me appreciate Michelle..she sure kept up!!! These 3 girls were a total MESS!

  76. Teacher February 15, 2013

    Rih was the best! F*** the rest! 😀

  77. cake like lady gaga February 15, 2013

    The thinly valed shade on this post

    @Sam SIT THE F*** DOWN B****!!!!

  78. ENOUGH ONIKA (0 GRAMMY NOMS…) February 15, 2013

    Rihanna in that picture looks like a crackhead with those boney fingers. The Whitney Houston story (no the talent part by any means) all over again…..

  79. RIHANNA IS SLAYING YOUR 360 PEPSI FLOP BEYFAT February 15, 2013

    IT MUST HURT BEY STANS FOR YOUR FAVE TO GET SLAYED BY A ISLAND GIRL!! RIH DONT NEED A PEPSI DEAL TO PROMOTE HER MUSIC OR TOURS!! 100 MILLION RECORDS SOLD WHEN WILL BEY?

  80. BEYONCE N RITA WHORA FLOP TOGETHER February 15, 2013

    I like Teairra Marie..I feel like if she had Rihanna’s stylist/make-up artist and that Umbrella track she could’ve shut Rihanna down. But all these women have their own lane, I just hope someone picks up Teairra cause she does have good music… This reply is to Enough Onkia.

    First all all no one, but god has the power to shut Rih down. Not gaga. Not beyonce. Not Brit. Not adele. Not taylor and certainly not Tierra marie. Tierra MARIE DID HAVE ACCESS TO Lyse cooper and Mariel haean ( rih stylist ) She had access to Mylah Morales ( rih’s mke up artist ) She had access to Tricky and Dream ( umbrella ) These m************ were around BEFORE RIH got singed. Why did she not use them? Also, who said She had the charisma to make Umbrella pop?

    Face it hater! Rih has star quality and T M did not. Deal with it.

  81. BEYONCE N RITA WHORA FLOP TOGETHER February 15, 2013

    Enough Onika,

    If TM had the power to s*** Rih down, how comes she has not been signed to this day? Trust me h**, if TM was a star she would of got to the top no matter if she was on def jam or not. But she rots. TM even got dropped from love and hip hop. So much for that star quality you said shut Rih down.

  82. Angel February 15, 2013

    Are the Navy really comparing record numbers sold when Ri has 7 albums and Beyonce has 4? Lol!

  83. Taey (Queen Bey and Princess Riri STAN) February 15, 2013

    Umbrella did not make Rihanna’s career! It was just a big year for her. Music of the Sun had already sold over 2 million WW before Umbrella was released and certified Gold in the US. A Girl Like Me was a platinum album in the US, Canada, and the UK prior to Umbrella. Break it off was a top 10 hit in the United States without a video or major promo. Teirra recorded crappy songs during her stint with Def Jam. Had she fought for smashes like Rihanna did she would be more successful. I highly doubt she would be as big as Rihanna though, as her appeal is more in the Ashanti, Aaliyah, Ciara lane and not Beyonce, Rihanna-ish. Beyonce although is urban she comes off mainstream by looks and demeanor and Rihanna is a special case. She smokes, drinks, curses like a sailor and for some reason she just doesn’t come off as ghetto. I don’t know how she can make her antics appear rebellious and not ghetto. How can she be so hood but be so f***** pop?

  84. ENOUGH ONIKA (0 GRAMMY NOMS…) February 15, 2013

    @Beyone N Rita

    Comprehension is key ho. I said IF she HAD Rihanna’s stylist, make up artist and Umbrella, I could see her being where Rihanna is. I said nothing about her having star quality now. Rihanna had NO star quality during MOTS and barely on AGLM. Umbrella saved ger ass from being dropped twice so let’s not front like Rihanna’s “star quality” wasn’t manufactured. Rihanna’s basic w/o make up and controversy.

  85. Taey (Queen Bey and Princess Riri STAN) February 15, 2013

    @person above me. Lets see how you look with no make up. The Basic Rihanna is better looking then 75% of Black Woman I see at work, school the malls etc. I’m not talking actresses or singers or video girls. I’m on facebook the girls that do look as good as Rih are the girlfriends of basketball players, rappers or strippers/pornstars/urban models. I’m sure you look a burnt biscuit mess calling Rihanna basic. B**** show urself! I cannot take the these “real” basic chicks on here coming for Beyonce and Rihanna girls that your father wlll leave your mother for and girls who look a zillion times better then you will on your wedding day, on their worst day! Have a seat and continue to seethe knowing Rihanna in the stay video will look better then you if you had the best make up artist best clothes etc money can buy. Rihanna’s eye color and shape make her an exotic beauty that im sure you will never come close to Enough Onika! I’m more then positive even the prettiest of girls say Beyonce and Rihanna are beautiful because they are and girls who know their worth and beauty have no problem saying the next woman is also beautiful. Its the ugly, fat ones who call obviously attractive woman basic YOU must really look a f****** mess.

  86. ENOUGH ONIKA (0 GRAMMY NOMS…) February 15, 2013

    @Taey B*tch……shut the f*ck up. It’s so sad to see you pathetic, uneducated acting hood rats on here literally TRIPPIN’ BALLS over someone else’s opinion like you ass is Rihanna! Please find purpose in your life lol. This is a BLOG SITE, if you don’t like various OPINIONS, get the f*ck outta here d***!

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