Beyoncé embarked on her Renaissance World Tour in May with dates in France, England, Germany, and more. Days after her tour announcement, she became the most awarded artist in Grammy history when she won the Best Dance/Electronic Music Album Grammy for Renaissance. She took home four trophies that night as she accepted awards for Best Traditional R&B Performance for “Plastic Off The Sofa,” Best R&B Song for “Cuff It,” and Best Dance/Electronic Recording for “Break My Soul.”
“I want to thank God for protecting me. Thank you, God. I’d like to thank my Uncle Johnny who’s not here, but he’s here in spirit.” Beyoncé continued, “I’d like to thank my parents, my father, my mother for loving me and pushing me. I’d like to thank my beautiful husband, my beautiful three Children who are at home watching. I’d like to thank the queer community for your love and for inventing this genre. God bless you. Thank you so much to the Grammys. Thank you.”
However, before there was Renaissance, before she was a solo superstar, she was the lead vocalist for one of the most influential girl’s groups of all time, Destiny’s Child. The final lineup of the group consisted of Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams. Beyoncé and Rowland were the only members throughout the entirety of the group’s history. LeToya Luckett, Farrah Franklin, LaTavia Roberson, parted ways with the group in the early years.
The group originated under the name Girl’s Tyme with Beyoncé, Rowland, Roberson, and Luckett in 1990. They later changed their name to Destiny’s Child in 1997 when they were signed to Columbia Records. The group split after the final three members ventured out onto solo careers.
Destiny’s Child was nominated for nine Grammy awards and won two in the group’s history and went on to influence the current sound of R&B and Pop genres today.
Take a look at five songs that should add to her Renaissance Tour: