When Beyoncé revealed the first details surrounding Renaissance in June 2022, fan theories and speculations regarding Queen Bey’s future releases ran rampant. At the time, Beyoncé’s website and Instagram bio read “act i | Renaissance,” and an accompanying British Vogue spread and cover story teased “a thrilling abundance” of new music.
As the record-breaking Renaissance World Tour finishes out the last of its 10 remaining announced shows, fans are wondering what’s next from the superstar, who recently became the most-awarded artist in Grammy history thanks to her four Renaissance wins.
Coincidentally, shortly after Beyoncé shared a special birthday request that fans wear silver and chrome for the “last month” of the Renaissance World Tour, the official Destiny’s Child website underwent a major transformation. Currently, the site displays the message “25 years — new website coming soon” emblazoned across a clip from the girl group’s memorable reunion at Beyoncé’s 2013 Super Bowl Halftime Show. Naturally, the message prompted to fans to wonder if Beyoncé could be subtly teasing a transition to “act ii,” potentially some kind of Destiny’s Child reunion project or tour.
“Everybody, wake up! Wake up!” warned TikTok user @themykaylacw. “A new website coming? Is this album? Is this a tour? Beyoncé, I just recovered from Renaissance!” User @dejaclift noted that Beyoncé’s opening message at each Renaissance Tour show, in which she expresses her gratitude to be able to perform for 25 years and counting, coincides with the starting date for Destiny’s Child’s group career and not Beyoncé’s solo career.
Another TikTok user, @officialnailmedown, claims that, as per her own research, the Destiny’s Child domain is owned by Music World Entertainment, which was owned by Matthew Knowles, Beyoncé’s father and Destiny’s Child’s manager, who then sold it to APX Group. She theorizes that some kind of Destiny’s Child reunion could be a part of the “three-act project” Beyoncé mused about in a note she shared with fans around the time of Renaissance’s release. What’s more? The 25-year anniversary is also known as the silver anniversary — the same color Bey just requested her fans wear to her shows.
While Destiny’s Child — the lineup of Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams — has reunited on multiple occasions, including the 2015 Stellar Awards and Beyoncé’s historic 2018 Coachella headlining set, the group has not released a studio album since 2004’s chart-topping Destiny Fulfilled. Destiny’s Child has earned 10 top 10 hits on the Billboard Hot 100, including the No. 1 singles “Say My Name” (three weeks), “Bills, Bills, Bills” (one week), “Bootylicious” (two weeks), and “Independent Women, Part I” (11 weeks). On the Billboard 200, they have scored four top 10 projects, including 2001’s Survivor and 2005’s #1’s compilation.
See what the Beyhive and Destiny’s Child stans are theorizing about a potential DC3 reunion:
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