Kelly Rowland’s ‘Chasing Destiny’ Group Explain New Name

Published: Friday 24th Jun 2016 by Sam

As earlier reported, Kelly Rowland‘s new girlband officially have a name.

The budding divas, who collectively go by June’s Diary, made the announcement today as part of a one-two punch that included the release of their debut single ‘L.A.N.C.E.’

Naturally, attention has turned to the meaning of the name.

Well, wonder no more. The explanation awaits below…

During a live fan chat with BET’s Facebook, the group revealed that they selected the alias last week.

Their reasoning?

Despite being formed in February, “June” represents the time they clicked “spiritually.” It’s also the brightest shining month of the year.

The “Diary,” they say, represents the fact they are writing their story daily and that it theoretically can be ever-lasting.

Cool concept.

Also exciting is the fact that the ladies have teamed with the likes of Harmony Samuels [Ariana Grande’s ‘The Way’], The Stereotypes [Danity Kane’s ‘Damaged’ + ‘Lemonade’], and Dem Jointz [Janet’s ‘BURNITUP!’] for their first album. The as yet untitled LP is due via Epic Records.

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  1. grapejuicefan June 24, 2016

    That’s what I figured

    • ?+✈=? June 24, 2016

      Should’ve been called STEP CHILD!!

      • Annalise June 24, 2016

        NO ONE laughed the first 5657565 times you posted that dry joke. Havaseat!!!!!!

      • ?+✈=? June 24, 2016

        F**k off wh*re

      • Annalise June 24, 2016

        choke on ma d*ck!

  2. Danny Bey June 24, 2016

    After explanation, I’m on board with the name. Not that it mattered before cuz all I care about is the music and the end of the day.

  3. Molly June 24, 2016

    Girl bye you coulda just named your album that. The name is wack and now they’re stuck with it hehe.

    • MusicFan103 June 24, 2016

      VERY TRUE, it would be a good album title, but not group name.

      • HALF AMAZIN June 26, 2016

        That name is cliche and terrible. That’s all I got

  4. #JACKIE June 24, 2016

    They’ll be disbanded by this time next year.

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    • 2bad2bme June 24, 2016

      A loser always wants the same for others but you will seeth b*tch

      • #JACKIE June 24, 2016

        Seethe about what? These basic b****** with Kelly Rowland b-sides? No ma’am.

      • RihNavy June 24, 2016


    • Credits June 24, 2016

      Lol I bet Ashly wants to be a solo star cause she definitely has the voice. You know she was a contestant on X factor when kelly was a judge…

    • Jamie June 24, 2016

      People like you will be the reason Ciara dies at a young age.

      • #JACKIE June 25, 2016

        I swear your mother should’ve drank a bleach cocktail while she was pregnant with your useless ass, f*****!!!!

  5. pat June 24, 2016

    not crazy about the name or the new single but i like them…i just hoped they wouldnt join the trap/rappn bandwagon…cause black music so deperately needs vocals on not just AC radio, and they can actually SING.

  6. MusicFan103 June 24, 2016

    What an absolute lame meaning behind their name. I hate the name more because of that reasoning. Like WTF!

    That being said I’m pretty sure July or August is the brightest month of the year. But I bet they don’t know their science like that, and who really cares.

    Really wish they had a better name. I feel like until they click with a large base they will have to explain the name, meaning like 5H makes sense, because they have 5th numbers and are a vocalist group so no real need to ask, despite it being a lame name too.

    • Ughhhh June 24, 2016

      Actually June is the brightest month out of the year. You learn that in elementary school. And last time I checked you aren’t in the damn group.
      A group name is supposed to be what is significant to the group. That’s all they own. Everything else is out of their hands. From now till they are able to call the shots, Everything else they can’t control. They can’t control how management promotes and sells them. They can’t control how the public perceives them; regardless of how hard they try to project it and they can’t control who their fans are and who will grasp to their music.

      These girls found a name that will keep them humble; I believe a name that you have to constantly explain is great for them. It means they won’t every forgot how they started because they are always defining who they are. All these other group names I’ve no story behind; those names are dispensable. This is perfect.

      • Ughhhh June 24, 2016

        Have no story behind them*

      • MusicFan103 June 24, 2016

        Regardless if it is the brightest month or not, I for one do not recall study that in elementary school as you stated. That being said, not being a Science major and having spent countless years in school post elementary years, 7+, I don’t have the time or use/need to store pointless information in my head.

        I sure am glad your elementary school has allowed for YOU to remember that thought. Impressive

  7. DIABETIC STROKE June 24, 2016

    I dont think the name will stick. I already had to click to refresh my memory cuz i completly forgot what it was called, diary sounds boring & SAFE. Danity kane & Destinys child had a instant click to it that was hard to forget. But like someone said its no worse than little mix or Filth (w).Hormones. i think something more biblical or inspired by anchient greek mythology would stick better. Even Midnight lust would stick better than Junes diarea lol

    • MusicFan103 June 24, 2016

      Ooooooo, how about Midnight Blossom. That would have a ring to it and be better than J’sD!

    • 2bad2bme June 24, 2016

      Midnight Lust? You mean Midnight snack you fat b*tch

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  8. 2bad2bme June 24, 2016

    I wish people will just shut the f*ck up and let the name sink in for at least 24 hours. Ya’ll begged these girls day in and day out for a name now you have one so, say it 100 times to yourself and eat it!

  9. 2bad2bme June 24, 2016

    What’s irritating me the most is black people not supporting their own, but will support a washed up 5th harmony with those tired a$$ tracks.(With the exception of Normani) We need to put black artists back on the charts regardless and support. That’s why Beyonce doesn’t do many award shows and interviews because people don’t know how to relax and stop anticipating sh*t then get disappointed.

    • RihNavy June 24, 2016

      This is one of the most accurate things I’ve read in a while tbh

  10. B_Roni June 24, 2016

    Bet awards announcer. “With performances by Beyonce, Rihanna, Alicia Keys, …Junes’s Diary…. Lol. It would sound so out of place but like I said I will support them but they should have kept chasing destiny and had a concept that they were creating their own paths but chasing their destiny. Either way I streamed their song a few times. I’m eager to hear other music.

    • 2bad2bme June 24, 2016

      Chasing Destiny was a corny name too. People just got used to it because of the show and how long it’s been out.

      • MusicLife June 24, 2016

        Better name than this though!

    • Nick June 24, 2016

      They couldn’t use Chasing Destiny because Matthew Knowles said its his idea. He said he contacted BET for royalties regarding the name

      • MusicLife June 24, 2016

        How is it his name? Why wasn’t him contacts fb them a bigger news story?

  11. DIABETIC STROKE June 24, 2016

    Midnight Blue or Midnights Winter also came to mind. Delightful’s CRUSH would have gave them the DC initials too. They atleast have a refreshing LOOK tho. Thats very good for packaging. A cpl of them could afford to lose about 20 LBS tho b4 they officially debut. And a lead singer is a must cuz they already sound kinda one dementional vocally. But its hard to escape that they do have potential. Just a little time in the gym & big producers, and save kellyz throwaways for the trash bin they originated from.

  12. DIABETIC STROKE June 24, 2016

    ‘Chasing destiny’ would have had legal problems & also may be considered too lacking in orginality. MIDNIGHTS CRUSH would have been cute if it didnt remind me so much of Mac Donalds… *Shoots Insulin*

    • #JACKIE June 24, 2016

      Midnights Crush sounds too much like Edens Crush, whale.

  13. 4everBrandy_Ci June 24, 2016

    June’s Diary is a good name for this group. I’m concerned about the quality and substance to their records. And the thing is for them to be an r&b group they have to channel their inner self and CONNECT with people. I wish them the best!

  14. DIABETIC STROKE June 24, 2016

    Midnight Blue would be perfect i think, atleast for a name that you actually have to explain. Midnight could represent hard work & dedication (which most entertainers according to Frank Gatson dont get much sleep cuz theres always a deadline). Then Blue to represent youth & endless possiblilities as the color Blue represent endless possibilities at the stroke of midnight. If they are ever to crossover to pop they will need both. I honestly dont think even they will keep the name Junes Diarea lol

    • Donatello June 24, 2016

      June’s Diary is solid!!! June can be a girl who empowers other girls or women through her diary aka their albums. I think it’s quite clever. I’ve learned people are quite fickle and don’t really use their imagination when it comes to creativity. Some people will like it some won’t. Everyone has an opinion and u know what momma always said “they are like asshole” everyone has one so don’t let the ones who don’t like make u not cofident about your craft.

      • MusicLife June 24, 2016

        What kind of Danity Kane type of name spin ??

  15. What Now June 24, 2016

    Where’s the video?

  16. Dev June 24, 2016

    If The name Destiny’s Child can become a popular name i guess if the success is right so can Junes Diary, although i’m not keen on the name or the official single.

  17. Mary June 24, 2016

    I heard that Frank Gatson does not like the name for the group. But knowing him. He just cares about a hit, rehearsal and magic. I’m glad Frank and Kelly let them pick the name.. So be it.. Hopefully they remain humble. That is key cause they have the talent. congrats June’s Diary … Frank deal with it LOL

  18. Lake Erie June 24, 2016

    I love the name.

  19. Reddish tran ivy blokz Need UK timely Ukuyi June 24, 2016

    Nice name of the group

  20. Jay June 25, 2016

    They really need good producers, writers, etc. bc those songs were kinda boring and predictable. I get the whole “we wanna be relatable” but they also need good quality music. If they want to be the best, they have to hit hard and be CREATIVE out of the gate. Really expected more from them. Best wishes though! #JunesDiary (wonder what the fan name will be) #ORIGINALITY&creativity

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