Destiny’s Child: Looking Back At Their 9/11 Tribute
In the wake of the devastating terror attack on September 11, 2001, a benefit concert called “The Concert for New York City” was held in Madison Square Garden. It featured several stars performing in honor of the civilians and first responders who tragically lost their lives weeks prior. Paul McCartney and his team organized the benefit where he, Billy Joel Jay-Z, the Backstreet Boys, Elton John, and R&B trio Destiny’s Child performed.
Destiny’s Child put on a touching performance as they sang two songs from their 2001 Survivor album, “Emotion” and “Gospel (medley).” Each of these songs demonstrates the strength, unity, and pride of New York City and America in the face of the historic tragedy.
Other highlights of the show included, “New York State Of Mind” by Billy Joel, “Won’t Get Fooled Again” by The Who, “Mona Lisas and Mad Hatters” by Elton John, and “Freedom” by Paul McCartney. The benefit concert was broadcast live and was later nominated for two Daytime Emmys IMBd.
Where Is Destiny’s Child Now?
In recent years, there have been rumors that the R&B group would get back together. The recent speculation began when the official Destiny’s Child website got an update commemorating their self-titled debut album. The album’s anniversary was February 17, 1998. At the time, Williams was not yet a part of the group. On the website, it features a large 25 with footage of when Beyoncé brought out Rowland and Williams for her 2018 Super Bowl performance. The Super Bowl performance was also their most recent appearance together. Underneath the large 25 is “new website coming soon.” Since Beyoncé requested that for the remainder of her Renaissance Tour her fans wear silver, which so happens to also be the color of a 25th anniversary, fans are hoping that this is a signal that the group will tour. Destiny’s Child has not reunited in the studio since their last album, Destiny Fulfilled in 2004.
Today, we share a clip of Destiny’s Child performing “Emotion” and “Gospel (medley)” as we remember those who lost their lives 22 years ago on this day. Take a look at the performance here.