Columbia Records/Sony Urban Music/Music World Music Moves Street Date of New Destiny's Child Album, Destiny Fulfilled, up to Monday, November 15

Overwhelming Consumer Demand, Leaks To Internet, & CD Piracy Cited As Reasons For Rush Release


Columbia Records/Sony Urban Music/Music World Music will move the release date of Destiny Fulfilled, the first new album in three years from Destiny's Child, the world's best-selling female pop vocal group, up to Monday, November 15, one day earlier than the album's original release date of Tuesday, November 16.

Advance word on Destiny Fulfilled has created the potential for internet leaks and "burned" CD counterfeits to lead consumers to experience inferior and incomplete versions of the album. In response to overwhelming consumer demand for the album, Destiny's Child and Columbia/Sony Urban Music have decided to break with the music industry's traditional Tuesday release practice and get Destiny Fulfilled into stores as soon as possible.

One of this year's most hotly-anticipated new releases, Destiny Fulfilled is the Grammy-winning trio's first full-length album since 2001's #1 smash Survivor (which has sold more than 10 million copies worldwide).

Destiny Fulfilled showcases the signature vocal harmonies and distinctive solo voices of Beyonce, Kelly and Michelle on 11 brand-new Destiny's Child tracks, each one pulsing with contemporary rhythms and unforgettable hooks, chronicling an emotional journey across the turbulent landscape of romance, from the exhilarating intoxication of falling in love through the heartbreak of loss to the growth and serenity of acceptance.

With Beyonce acting as key producer on each of the album's tracks, and songs co-written by all three of the group's members, Destiny Fulfilled is the most personal -- and most hand's-on -- record that Destiny's Child has ever recorded.

Destiny Fulfilled is executive produced by Beyonce Knowles, Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams & Mathew Knowles. Beyonce is the key producer of all the album's tracks and the record's musical concepts and vocal arrangements are the result of her artistic vision. Her tireless work ethic and attention to studio details have created the masterfully seamless flow, boundless energy and exquisite polish of Destiny Fulfilled.

With lyrical themes drawn from the members' personal experience and musical support from some of the hottest producers in the business -- including Rodney "Darkchild" Jerkins, Rich Harrison, Andre Harris & Vidal Davis, 9th Wonder, Bryan Michael Cox, Kendrick Dean, Rockwilder, Mario Winans, and Erron Williams -- Destiny Fulfilled is a celebration of the growth of Destiny's Child as singers, as songwriters, as artists, and as women.

The songs on Destiny Fulfilled are: "Lose My Breath," "Soldier" (featuring T.I. and Lil Wayne), "Cater 2 U," "T-Shirt," "Is She The Reason," "Girl," "Bad Habit," "If," "Free," "Through With Love," and "Love."

Destiny's Child has sold more than 40 million records worldwide, with solo recordings by Beyonce, Kelly, and Michelle bringing the total up to an astounding 50 million. The members of Destiny's Child, individually and collectively, have earned a phenomenal 31 gold, platinum, and multi-platinum RIAA certifications since the group's recorded debut in November 1997.

SOURCE: Columbia Records

CONTACT: Yvette Noel-Schure of Columbia Records, Media, New York,

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