After years of saying that they had no plans for a reunion show, Destiny's Child is officially reuniting for a performance at Super Bowl XLVII's halftime show at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on February 3, 2013. Super Bowl officials made the announcement on January 11, 2013. CBS will have the U.S. telecast of the Super Bowl.
Destiny's Child has had several lineup changes throughout the group's history. The most recent lineup consisted of Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams, who are all going to be part of the Destiny's Child reunion performance. All three singers have released solo albums.
The Super Bowl show will be the first full Destiny's Child performance since the group amicably disbanded in 2006. (In 2007, Knowles sang part of the Destiny's Child hit "Survivor" with Rowland and Williams during one of Knowles' concerts, but this does not count as a full Destiny's Child performance.)
The news of the Destiny's Child reunion show comes one day after Sony Music and Destiny's Child announced that the group has a new song called "Nuclear" on a Destiny's Child compilation called "Love Songs." With the exception of "Nuclear," all of the tracks on "Love Songs" are previously released. "Love Songs" goes on sale in North America on January 29, 2013, and on various other dates in other parts of the world.
On January 11, 2013, Rowland tweeted: "Hi guys! I'm happy to announce new music from Destiny's Child in eight years! Pre-order your copy of 'Love Songs' here."
Rowland was a judge on "The X Factor" U.K. in 2011. She left the show after reportedly being unable to reach an agreement over salary and time commitment. Knowles has been a guest performer on "The X Factor" U.K. and a guest mentor on "The X Factor" Australia.
Knowles will still do her previously announced solo performance at Super Bowl XLVII, but the halftime show will now also include the reunion performance from Destiny's Child.
Destiny's Child will no doubt perform "Nuclear" at the Super Bowl.
The Super Bowl (the championship game for the National Football League) is typically the highest-rated U.S. TV show of the year. In recent years, the Super Bowl has been breaking ratings records. Super Bowl XLVI in 2012 currently stands as the highest-rated show in TV history, with 111 million U.S. viewers, according to the Nielsen Company.