A lot of things have happened in the last ten years. We started owning phones that might explode at any moment, London was bought by Foxtons and transformed into a phallic skyline of wealth, and emojis overtook words as our preferred mode of communication. Most importantly, though, we've had to get used to a life without Destiny's Child (prayer hands emoji), the American R&B girl band that ruled the late 90s and early 00s, shaping the music that now dominates our Soundcloud choices (or mine, at least).
What was once the soundtrack of a shared youth has now become a major influence on what that same generation is singing, rapping and dancing about. Without a hint of rose tint, Destiny's Child legitimately transformed the sound of R&B forever, especially in the years following their disbandment, when the Tumblr-hungry generation devoured the every move, style and sound of Beyoncé, Kelly, Michelle, LaTavia, LeToya and Farrah.
It's now been ten years since Kelly Rowland announced the group's split on stage at the Palau Sant Jordi in Barcelona, before the band confirmed the news in an exclusive statement to MTV. To mark this time-stopping occasion, we've pinpointed the ways that Destiny's Child changed the game, and why their distinct influence can be found peppered all over today's pop landscape, from Tinashe to Ariana Grande.
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