Music: Call Of The Child

Firings. Lawsuits. And five Grammy nods. Beyonce and Destiny's Child are pop's most-buzzed-about vocal group

To paraphrase the Supremes, where does the love go? After tabloidy squabbles, Spice Girls went from a quintet to a quartet and lost their audience; En Vogue shrank from a quartet to a trio and went out of style. It's tough for any group of divas to stay on top--they're often in 3-in. heels, after all--and just a few months ago, Destiny's Child, an R.-and-B. quartet that's now a trio, seemed to be tottering. But late last year, its single, Independent Women Part I, went to No. 1. And last week the group received four Grammy nominations. Lead singer Beyonce Knowles...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!