CLEVELAND – Even though Destiny’s Child is calling it quits in September at the end of its current tour, group member Kelly Rowland says the R&B trio still has a few more surprises planned for later this year.
“We’ve got a DVD planned — it was actually (recorded July 15) at our great Atlanta show, and we’re going to do a greatest hits album,” Rowland told Billboard.com. “We’re definitely going to record another song for our greatest hits album for our fans. We’re still thinking about it because we want it to mean something.”
The fact that “Destiny Fulfilled” was even made surprised many observers, since Rowland, Beyonce Knowles and Michelle Williams had all recorded solo projects and dabbled in feature films. The members had already decided it would be Destiny’s Child’s final studio album, but a breakup announcement was not made until a June 11 show in Barcelona.
“We knew before this last album and we embraced it,” Rowland said. “We were like, ‘You know what, we’re getting older and we want to end on a high note.’ We want to give our fans a great final record and we want to have a great tour and above everything, we’re still going to be here (for each other). We even make jokes about having our babies on the same day.”
With fewer than 30 dates remaining on the trek, the finality of the decision to call it quits after 15 years and over 40 million albums sold worldwide is starting to hit home. “We’re going to need a lot of Kleenex on that day,” Rowland said. “It’s going to be hard.”