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Survivor
     

Survivor

4.8 74
by Destiny's Child
 

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Not even two lineup changes in less than two years could derail the chart-busting, little-engine-that-could known as Destiny's Child. Building on their groundbreaking hip-pop classics such as "Say My Name," "Bills, Bills, Bills," and "Bug a Boo," the Houston-based trio -- which now consists of breakout star Beyoncé Knowles, her childhood friend Kelly Rowland,

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Not even two lineup changes in less than two years could derail the chart-busting, little-engine-that-could known as Destiny's Child. Building on their groundbreaking hip-pop classics such as "Say My Name," "Bills, Bills, Bills," and "Bug a Boo," the Houston-based trio -- which now consists of breakout star Beyoncé Knowles, her childhood friend Kelly Rowland, and former backup singer Michelle Williams --have kicked their game up another infectious notch with more intricate harmonies, dazzling phrasing, and unpredictable beats on their aptly titled third disc, Survivor. The title track, with its empowering call-and-response chorus ("I'm a survivor/I'm not gon' give up/I'm not gon' stop/I'm gon' work harder"), is already a hit, as is the girl-power anthem "Independent Women Pt. I"-- which originally appeared on the Charlie's Angels soundtrack. The real gems here, however, are a triumvirate of up-tempo tracks: the cartoonish remix "Independent Women, Pt. II," which borrows its lyrical phrasing from the opera Carmen; the rock-guitar-accented "Bootylicious," which Beyoncé, who wrote and co-produced the entire disc, penned in tribute to her jinglin' curves ("I don't think you're ready for this jelly.../Cause my body's too bootylicious for you baby"); and the forgivably preachy, steel-drum-flavored "Nasty Girl" ("These men don't want no hot female/Whose been around the block female/You nasty girl"). The disc's slow jams are equally compelling, particularly DC's gorgeous, unplugged remake of the Bee Gees' "Emotion"; the soon-to-be wedding favorite "Brown Eyes"; and the stirring, a cappella "Gospel Medley." Throughout Survivor, Destiny's Child mesmerize listeners with their vocal firepower and alternately amuse and inspire with their neo-feminist lyrics. Ending the disc on a hopeful note, the bass-heavy, syncopated "Outro (DC-3) Thank You," they proclaim: "It's forever DC-3." If they continue to challenge themselves and their growing fan club, that may be what fate has in store.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/01/2001
Label:
Sony
UPC:
0074646106341
catalogNumber:
61063

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Destiny's Child   Primary Artist
David Donaldson   Keyboards
Nunzio Signore   Guitar
D'Wayne Wiggins   Guitar
Walter Afanasieff   Bass,Keyboards
Dan Workman   Guitar
Beyoncé   Vocals
Greg Bieck   Keyboards
Eric Seats   Multi Instruments

Technical Credits

Terry T.   Engineer
David Donaldson   Vocal Engineer
Calvin Gaines   Producer
David Gleeson   Engineer
D'Wayne Wiggins   Producer
James Hoover   Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Walter Afanasieff   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,drum programming
Poke   Producer
Corey Rooney   Producer
Jim Caruana   Engineer
Poke & Tone   Producer
Brian Springer   Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Dan Workman   Engineer,Vocal Engineer
Troy Gonzalez   Engineer
Anthony Dent   Producer,Engineer
Rob Fusari   Producer
Beyoncé   Composer,Producer,Vocal Arrangements
Mathew Knowles   Producer,Executive Producer
Orlando Calzada   Engineer
Michael Conrader   Engineer
Marla Weinhoff   Prop Stylist
Greg Bieck   Programming,Engineer,drum programming,Digital Programming
Ken Huffnagle   Engineer
Ramon Morales   Engineer
Falonte Moore   Producer
Errol "Poppi" McCalla   Programming,Producer
Bill Lee   Producer
Woody Pornpitaksuk   Author
Robert Conley   Programming
Damon Elliott   Composer,Producer,Engineer

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Survivor 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 74 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
survivor says it all.. from the misunderstandings and conflicts between the former members these girls keep doing the best they can and keep coming out on top.Beyonce',Kelly and Michelle you are truly survivors..
Guest More than 1 year ago
I recently saw Destiny's Child at a mall and I have become an even bigger fan. Their cd ''Survivor'' is da bomb. If you haven't already gotten you're missing out on a whole lot.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the best Destinys Child ever!!!!!! It's great!! It has Survivor, Independent Women Part 1 & 2!!! It's worth the money!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wow! This CD rocks! ''Survivor'' is a great song!!!! Other cool songs: ''Independent Women'' and ''Fancy''. Buy it now! :)
Guest More than 1 year ago
this album is newest and greatest sound that you will ever hear so cop it.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i just wanted to let everyone know out there that these girls are off the chain the songs on this cd are just so real and everyone should be able to relate to the songs whether you are male or female the songs are so genuine and divine and i just want to thank them for making this cd for all destiny child fans
Guest More than 1 year ago
im such a big fan of destinys child i think that thr music is so awsm i havnt heard the hole album but iv heard previews of the songs and i jus luv survivor & Independant Woman parts 1 & 2! i would definetly recmd this album 2 ne 1 who is thinkin bou tbyin it!Charlies Angels Soundtrack, Parent Trap Sound Track, Writings on the Wall, Mission Imposible 2 Soundtrack, Lipm Bizkit, Blink-182, and almost ne music i lisn 2 vry thin!
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of my favorite CDs at the moment. I love to whole CD it is great. Good music that a person can sit and listen to. I will recommended to anyone who asks me about it. I LOVE THIS CD
Guest More than 1 year ago
I havent heard the whole thing, but from what I have heard, it sounds so cool. Survivor is a rockin song, and Independant Women Part II sounds cool.
Guest More than 1 year ago
survivor' is one of the most best creations of the music superstars of late. with so much couragious pieces to the listner. independent woman' and that is real it just independent and doing it your own way just listen and see how it augurs with your feelings. dangerously in love is my favourite because of its stuff just listen and see if you don't agree with me.
Guest More than 1 year ago
THE CD IS HOT I LUV THE SONGS IF U DON'T HAVE IT GET IT BECAUSE IT'S THE OFF DA CHAIN CD.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This cd is by far the best cd I've heard.It gives ladies a positive attitude about themselves & gets the party goin wherever you are.I'm a huge Destiny's Child Fan ever since their first album featuring ''No,No,No''.Let me tell you these young women have come a long way & are better than ever.
Guest More than 1 year ago
yall, I heard it and it's da bomb! Their voics are amazing especially in the Gospel Medley. Sexy Daddy will most likely be the next dance track. The entire album is awesome!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Destiny's child does it again with the smash hit single suvivor these three ladies are up on top again!
Guest More than 1 year ago
What I am so shocked about is the fact that this album is far from TWOTW. I was expecting a part two of that album, but was I wrong! This album is great, it's different which is good because this is essentially a new group, and thier harmonies are sooo much better. My faves are, Indpendent Women Part 1 and 2, Survivor, Bootylicious, Nasty Girl, Happy Face, Emotion, Dangerously In Love, and Brown Eyes...awwee heck...I LOVE THEM ALL and I LUV ME SOME DESTINY'S CHILD!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
i love it
Guest More than 1 year ago
I thought their 1st album was great but this is just BRILL and i mean BRILL!!!!! go and buy it!!!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love this CD. It's awesome. My favorite song is Dangerously in Love. DC is awesome!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Well, I think that this cd is there their best yet. and there is better to come. I say this because their vocals and messages behind their songs are outstanding. I think they finally have the final DC3 (destiny¿s Childs) according to their last song on their CD. I also think hat this is their best CD because they way they get their fair share to all sing. I am not hating on the main singer I just think that they all need their own shine time. My favorite song on this CD is independent woman part 2. I say this because the tempo is prefect and sounds better to me than the first one. All in all I can not wait for the next CD to arrive!
Guest More than 1 year ago
i really loved the song, it rocks! ialso love destiny's child , they are the numero uno r&b group ever their video of this song is also on its way to the top of the charts
Guest More than 1 year ago
This album is nothing but HOT!!!!!!!!!! Destiny's Child just keeps getting better and better!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
What I have heard of this cd is incredible! Pre-order yours today!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Beyonce is beautiful and therefore anything she sings automatically gains that status - she's a real diva. I love you Beyonce, if you ever read this please e-mail me, we are very similar in many ways, perhaps the only difference is that you're a Christian and I'm a Muslim. Lots of love, Sana
Guest More than 1 year ago
After all Destiny's Child has been through, they deserve all of the recognition they get. It takes courage to keep working when people are constantly hatin. I think the Survivor cd is gonna be off the hook. Every song they make is. I've been wit Desiny's Child since the beginning, and I'm going to stick wit them no matter what. All the haters out there are just jealous, and they need to get a life of their own, and stay out of Destiny's Child's if they aint got nothin good to say. Keep doing yo thing Destiny's Child, and KEEP ON SURVIVIN!
Guest More than 1 year ago
15 songs of sheer talent.Everytime I listen to this album I fall deeper in love with them.My fav song is Happy face it's a song that makes you love life for the four minutes it's on. Not to mention the stellar vocals on display.