Matthew Knowles is celebrating twenty years of Music World Entertainment, which of course spawned the uber-successful acts of Destiny’s Child, Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams, and he sits down with Huffington Post and drops a bombshell. While we’ve heard the girls deny a Destiny’s Child reunion time and time again, Matthew Knowles states that we can expect two Destiny’s Child records records before the end of the year, and possibly a reunion tour.
This year also marks the 20th anniversary of Music World. What are your plans to ensure that you’ll be successful for years to come?
We have to be realistic. At Music World we got to shift our direction and certainly stay in music. We’ve grown our Music World Gospel to the fifth largest Gospel label in America. But again, even for the label, we got to partner up. It’s similar to what’s happening in corporate America back in the ’80s. You saw a lot of mergers and acquisitions. We have to be smart in who we can partner with to do it better. We still have our joint venture with Sony and in November we’re putting out two Destiny’s Child catalog records with new material. So we’re going to start doing strategic things like that.
New material meaning previously unreleased tracks?
It’s all released material with some previously unreleased material.
Will there be a Destiny’s Child reunion tour to complement the two projects?
Not on the first release. It takes a year of planning to do these tours, but first it starts with the artist wanting to do it. And I think the ladies are still working happily in their solo careers. And I hope in the next five years that there is a reunion tour. I think it would be incredible. The hardest thing would be choosing which songs they’re going to do, because we would want to mix it up with solo hits and Destiny’s Child hits. We would have to throw away some number ones from off the set list [Laughs].
The girls have been shutting down anything DC related for a long-time, not that I don’t think they’re open to the idea – but moreso, I think they’ve finally left Destiny’s Child behind as they’ve each established themselves as incredible solo talents. However, 5 years is a long time – and it very well COULD happen. But it just seems fishy unless we hear it from the girls themselves. None of the girls are managed by Matthew Knowles anymore. So, why would he have a say? The unreleased records, I could defintiely see though and I’m looking forward to.