After successful solo stints by Beyonce Knowles, Kelly Rowlands and Michelle Williams, Destiny's Child has reunited for their sixth album, Destiny Fulfilled. But don't expect DC to give you the independent women vibe. Though the tracks on this album are strong songs, you also hear about their weaknesses and vulnerabilities.
Destiny's Child - Destiny Fulfilled Fun Facts
This album is a journey of a woman's search to find love, and each song is a continuation of the previous track.
The first track, Lose My Breath, is about a man full of empty promises, so the woman turns to a Soldier who can protect her. After finding a good man, she wants to cater to his every need in Cater 2 U. Destiny is fulfilled in the end with the last track, Love. The woman finally finds love in God and within herself, which is why she can eventually find love with a man.
For the first time, Beyonce acknowledges her relationship with Jay-Z. In the track, Soldier, she sings, "We like dem boys up top from the BK," which stands for Brooklyn where Jay-Z is from.
Destiny's Child - Destiny Fulfilled Hot Tracks
Lose My Breath; Soldier; Cater 2 U; Girl; Bad Habit; Through With Love
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Ja Rule - R.U.L.E.
During last year's war of words with gangsta rapper, 50 Cent, Ja Rule released Blood in My Eye, which was filled with what he called "hate music." Now, Ja is back with his sixth album, R.U.L.E. The lyrics are tamer and much more personal, which is why he kept it self-titled. Having paired up in the past with divas like J.Lo and Christina Milian to produce radio hits, Ja now collaborates with the likes of Fat Joe, Jadakiss, Lloyd and Trick Daddy.
Ja Rule - R.U.L.E. Fun Facts
R.U.L.E. debuted at No. 3 on The Billboard Top R&B/Hip Hop Album Chart. However, it debuted at No. 7 on The Billboard 200.
With the help of R. Kelly and Ashanti, who sing on the hook of Wonderful, the track hit the top of the UK singles chart.
Ja Rule - R.U.L.E. Hot Tracks
Wonderful; New York; The Manual; Caught Up; Life Goes On