the next Destiny’s Child studio album hits stores Nov. 16, the trio will capitalize on CD/DVD flip-side technology, according to the group’s manager, Mathew Knowles (Beyonce’s father).
The album will feature songs by the group, as well as turns by the individual members. Flip it over, and you have a DVD.
Knowles made the announcement during his keynote address at the fifth annual Billboard/American Urban Radio Networks R&B/Hip-Hop Conference.
While Knowles did not elaborate on the DVD features nor on plans for daughter Beyonce’s next solo outing, he did outline a four-year scenario for the Destiny’s Child franchise.
Propelling the new album will be a string of appearances, including a two-hour TV special on ABC. Meanwhile, group members Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland are prepping new solo albums. Williams is slated for later this year, and Rowland’s second set is due in 2005.
Destiny’s Child begins a world tour in April, and Beyonce will be making films in 2005 and 2006, Knowles said. The group will take a break in 2007 before releasing another Destiny’s Child album in 2008.