Kelly Rowland decided that girl groups needed to make a comeback and she probably decided she wanted another group to follow the Destiny's Child formula. So in 2016, she had a program similar to Diddy's Making the Band on BET called "Chasing Destiny." Rowland even recruited Destiny's Child creative director to assist the girls to possibly follow in the footsteps of Destiny's Child. From this program, 5 people from all ends of this beautiful earth were chosen to become stars.
Ashly began on her path to stardom when she auditioned for X Factor USA. She performed the universally known to be a difficult song, “I Will Always Love You”. Clearly she already had the star quality and passed to the next round. Sadly, she was eliminated way too early and was sent back home. Weirdly enough, she was on the path to becoming a doctor after graduating from the University of California, Berkeley. Oh, how things have changed! She left her corporate job and stepped out on faith to follow her first love of music.
Kristal Lyndriette Smith
Another member who was well familiar with stardom. Kristal was part of the defunct group, RichGirl. She was signed to Rich Harrison’s production company when she was 15 and remained with him until the group fully developed. Her group opened for BEYONCÉ for the I Am....Tour. She left the group in 2011, but did not stop grinding. Eventually, she became a backup singer for Usher joining his tour. Smith hopped on the show and went all the way to the end.
Brienna DeVlugt & Gabrielle Carreiro
These women were destined to be involved with music in some form. Brianna comes from a family that lives and breathes music. Her father is in Reggae group Lincoln ‘Link’ DeVlugt. Ironically, she left school to chase her dreams but finished at a later date. Check out her YouTube for women with natural hair.
Music chose Gabby Carreiro before she knew it. Her father made her join the choir in seventh grade. We can thank him for that! Her original acapella song “Bitter” on YouTube caught the attention of the producers and they asked her to be on the show.
The Baby of the group! Shyann Roberts comes from St. Petersburg, Florida and has been performing for her entire life. Her talent was always there as she has opened for the legendary R&B group Boyz II Men. Her greatness didn’t end there! She sang Beyoncé’s Listen at the Apollo, which received a standing ovation. Do you know how hard the song is to sing and got a standing ovation?
Whew, kudos to you!In the meantime, look out for their album and continue to stream their music on Spotify.