Of all the late 90s, early 2000s Pop groups Destiny’s Child’s legacy is by the far the most long lasting and beloved. If the ladies announced a proper reunion today, undoubtedly it would yield tremendous success. Why? Because fans have such a strong connection to this group. They may have retired, but the love between them has survived. There is no pretense, there is no need for a reunion for the sake of their careers. Of all their Pop group peers, only Destiny’s Child’s members have found notable success with their solo ventures. When they reunite it is out of pure love; and love conquers all.
When the group released Survivor, they were hot off the success of their biggest hit to date, “Independent Women Part 1”, the massively successful The Writing’s on the Wall era, and had cemented their third and final lineup: a trio, consisting of Beyoncé, Kelly, and Michelle, rebranded as DC3.
Their iconic status was cemented with their 2004 comeback, Destiny Fulfilled, but Survivor was really their defining moment. It was the springboard to the success that came for all three of them. The sisterhood that was established with Survivor is perhaps the best aspect of it all. For millions of young girls, Destiny’s Child was the example of a strong sisterhood. For millions of people, period – Destiny’s Child is a symbol that no matter what life throws at you, you can survive it: “After all of the darkness and sadness, still comes happiness. If I surround myself with positive things, I’ll gain prosperity.” Indeed, they did, and by doing so, showed millions of people that they can too.