16 years ago today, the ladies of Destiny’s Child released their final album as a group.
The aptly-titled ‘Destiny Fulfilled’ saw the stars kick it together one more time before pursuing their flourishing solo runs.
Today’s From The Vault pick is its high-octane lead single ‘Lose My Breath.’ Can y’all keep up?
‘Breath’ was produced by the great Rodney ‘Darkchild’ Jerkins and was written by DC alongside Sean Garrett. Shawn Carter aka Jay-Z also has a songwriting credit on the track.
Lyrically, the ladies make clear to a potential bae that he had to put his money where his mouth is and rise to the occasion before it’s too late.
The single was yet another success for our faves, charting inside the Top 3 in the US and the UK at #3 and #2 respectively. It peaked inside the Top 5 in most of the countries was released in. How’s that for a comeback?!
Marc Klasfeld directed the song’s visual, which saw three different versions of the group – backed by an army of dancers – battling it out in these streets. It was a darker and grittier vibe for the girls, one that proved successful as it remains to this day a fan favorite. The video was nominated at the 2005 MTV Video Music Awards in the Best Dance Video but lost to Missy Elliott and Ciara’s ‘Lose Control.’
Though ‘Destiny Fulfilled’ and its accompanying tour served as parting gifts, the era wasn’t the last we saw of the collective, thankfully. Kelly and Michelle made a high-profile appearance during Beyoncé’s 2013 Super Bowl performance, they each have been featured on one another’s albums, and not more than two short years ago, the trio took the stage of Coachella where Beyoncé headlined, leaving the world thirsty for more.
The fact that they’ve never actually ruled out the possibility of reuniting for a substantial reunion also gives us hope that there might be some activity in the future. Hopefully in the near future.
In the meantime, we’ll keep jamming to this track.
Destiny’s Child, we’re ready when you are.