SWEET, CHILD!

Of course NME.COM was there to see the ladies storm through 'Survivor's highlights, as well as a few old classics...

DESTINY’S CHILD enjoyed a lavish party at PORCHESTER HALL, west LONDON last night (April 5) to celebrate the launch of their third album, ‘SURVIVOR’ – and NME.COM were there at the star-studded bash.

Beyonce Knowles, Kelle Rowland and Michelle Williams performed seven songs for a wildly enthusiastic audience including ex-All Saint Shaznay Lewis, Ant and Dec, Mark Feehily from Westlife, Damage, Jude Law, Sadie Frost, Naomi Campbell, Lady Victoria Hervey, Mel B‘s ex-husband Jimmy Gulzar and a shaven-headed Damon Albarn.

Dressed in skimpy blue camouflage outfits, the girls took the stage at 11.45 to perform ‘So Good’, ‘Independent Women (Part 1)’, ‘Say My Name’, future single ‘Bootylicious’, a cover of ‘Emotions’ by the Bee Gees, a gospel prayer and ‘Survivor’. They were then presented with an award for two million sales of their last album, ‘The Writing’s On The Wall’.

The ‘Survivor’ album, which is released on April 30 through Columbia, features ‘Bootylicious’ (a nippy, energetic party anthem), ‘Emotions’ (a soulful but fairly straight cover version), ‘Independent Women (Parts 1 and 2)’, the title track and a song called ‘Nasty Girl’, which, somewhat bizarrely, criticises women who wear overly scanty clothing. Most of the tracks were co-written by Knowles.

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