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[QUOTE]In a surprise announcement from the stage during a show in Barcelona, Spain, on Saturday night, the members of Destiny's Child told fans they will disband at the conclusion of their current Destiny Fulfilled ... And Lovin' It Tour. DC member Kelly Rowland made the relevation before 16,000 fans at the Palau Sant Jordi, explaining that the concert would be the last European appearance by the group. In a statement released exclusively to MTV News on Sunday (June 12), the trio thanked their loyal fans and pledged sisterly devotion to one another.

"We have been working together as Destiny's Child since we were 9, and touring together since we were 14," the statement read. "After a lot of discussion and some deep soul searching, we realized that our current tour has given us the opportunity to leave Destiny's Child on a high note, united in our friendship and filled with an overwhelming gratitude for our music, our fans, and each other. After all these wonderful years working together, we realized that now is the time to pursue our personal goals and solo efforts in earnest. ... No matter what happens, we will always love each other as friends and sisters and will always support each other as artists. We want to thank all of our fans for their incredible love and support and hope to see you all again as we continue fulfilling our destinies."

The announcement is surprising not least because the trio had downplayed rumors of a split in the wake of member Beyoncé Knowles' multiplatinum 2003 solo LP, Dangerously in Love (see "Destiny's Child Back In The Studio, So 'Shut Up!' Kelly Rowland Says"), although plans did call for the members to focus on solo projects at the end of this tour (see "Destiny's Child Put On A Fashion Show At U.K. Concert").

Destiny's Child ? Knowles, Rowland and Michelle Williams ? have become one of the top-selling female pop vocal groups in history, with worldwide sales of more than 40 million records. They will retire the name after their upcoming U.S. tour and pursue individual careers in film, music, theater and television.

Despite the announcement, the group's forthcoming U.S. tour ? its first in four years ? will go off as planned, kicking off on July 9 at the Savvis Center in St. Louis and wrapping up on September 10 at GM Place in Vancouver. Support acts on the tour include Amerie, Mario and Tyra (see "Destiny's Child Map Out North American Tour").

Destiny's Child formed in Houston in 1990 when Knowles and original member LaTavia Roberson were 9 years old, with Knowles' father, Mathew, acting as their manager. Knowles' cousin, Rowland, joined two years later, in time for the trio to make their national debut on the show "Star Search." Fourth member LeToya Luckett signed on 1993, and the group made its recorded debut with the song "Killing Time" on the 1997 soundtrack to the blockbuster "Men in Black."

Their self-titled debut dropped the next year and spawned the Wyclef Jean-produced hit "No No No." Their second album, 1999's The Writing's on the Wall, cemented their reputation as hitmakers, with "Bills Bills Bills" and "Say My Name." But at the peak of their success, Roberson and Luckett tried to drop Mathew Knowles as their manager and were subsequently replaced in the "Say My Name" video with new members Michelle Williams and Farrah Franklin.

The two ejected members sued Mathew Knowles and the group and eventually settled, but further turmoil ensued with Franklin, whose five-month tenure in Destiny's Child ended in July 2000. The group continued as a trio, scoring another huge hit with the song "Independent Women, Pt. 1" from the "Charlie's Angels" soundtrack, following it with 2001's Survivor, which hit with the title track and the ubiquitous "Bootylicious."

Though Beyoncé had long since become the breakout star of the group, Williams was the first to release a solo album, the gospel LP Heart to Yours, in 2002. Beyoncé, who co-starred with Mike Meyers in the third Austin Powers movie, "Goldmember," released Dangerously in Love in 2003, and Rowland released an LP that year, Simply Deep.

Even after Beyoncé scored multiplatinum success off such solo hits as "Crazy in Love" and her face become a regular presence in commercials and print ads, the trio came back together last year to release Destiny Fulfilled.

MTV News will have a full report on Destiny's Child's farewell on Monday's edition of "TRL."[/QUOTE]

From VH1.com

[SIZE=1]I already knew that they were gonna break up sooner or later last summer after Beynce realased her solo album Dangerously In Love. I don't really think that it's a bad thing because Kelly and Michelle aren't even cared about. DC was all about Beyonce from the start anyway.[/SIZE][/COLOR]
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Destiny Child is still around? Hmmm...I thought they were calling themselves: Beyonce' and the other ones, now.

Heh, to put it bluntly I really don't care that they're not gonna be performing together anymore, they weren't my cup of tea.
But in a way it is sorta sad that lyrics like "I don't think ya ready for this jelly" won't ever be sang again.
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Destiny's Child, a group that went from 6 members to 3 and replaced half of its roster at some point, is breaking up? Get out!

Seriously, I've been waiting for them to break-up for years. That Beyonce (fine as she is) has an ego the size of the state of Texas.
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I figure this was all just really a ploy to help their solo careers. When they more or less split up and Beyonce got really successful, it put the other two way in her shadow. I feel like this way, being more amicable among other things, gives them a far better springboard into doing other projects.
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I'm a little sad to see them break up. I'm not an extremely big fan, but their last album had some pretty good songs ("Through With Love" and "Lose My Breath). I figured they were gonna break up eventually, but still...as drama-fied and commercial as they were, those girls were talented.

Beyonce will continue to have a good solo career, I'm sure; Michelle has a gospel music audience that she'll dominate, but Kelly...I wonder where she'll fit in.
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[font=trebuchet ms]Well, since I'm a fan of their music, I can truly say that I'm pretty bummed out about the whole thing. Sure they've had members come and go, but I don't expect them to be perfect, after all...they're only human.

They're music has helped me out plenty of times as far as relationship issues goes. If me and my girl get into an argument, all I gotta do is listen to some "Emotions" and I'll calm down.

In my opinion, Beyonce is so misunderstood. In a band or group, there will always be a lead singer, and the lead singer is mainly what "the people" want. If anyone actually [b]listened[/b] to any of the CD's, they'd see that she didn't sing every song. Just like, N'sync had Justin Timberlake and J.C. Chaze, they both dropped solo LP's, but Justin's album sold the most because he was the lead singer. It's all about what "the people" want.

Also, with the publicity from Destiny's Child's last album, I'm pretty sure they'll all do great on they're own.[/font]
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