Destiny’s Child proved that they really are Survivors, as they took centre stage for a gospel rendition after two years of going it solo.
Queen Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams showed that the bond of independent women lives on, as all of our teenage dreams came true this weekend with our favourite trio of soulful singers staging a surprise reunion.
Taking the stage at the Stellar Gospel Music Awards, the Grammy Award winners sang a rendition of Williams’ song, Say Yes.
Both Beyoné and Kelly collaborated with Michelle on the original recording of the track, back in 2014, and they also recorded a music video at the time. Michelle spoke to Rolling Stone about what it was like working with the girls again: “It was so much fun. It was like we were little kids again.”
She went on, “I have their back and they have mine. They have showed themselves to be loyal to me time after time. They have proven they are my sisters time and time again.”
None of the singers were listed to perform at the ceremony this weekend, held at the Las Vegas’ Orleans Arena. However, Say Yes was nominated for three awards, including Music Video of the Year and Song of the Year. Williams also picked up a nomination for Female Vocalist of the Year, through her gospel album, Journey to Freedom.
It seems that the performance was top secret, and is due to be aired on Easter Sunday.
Of course, the iconic moment was captured across social media, with Michelle herself posting a picture of the trio sharing the stage. She captioned, “The presence of the Lord was definitely at the Stellar Awards last night! I was so happy to have my sisters @kellyrowland and @beyonce join me on stage to perform “Say Yes” for an amazing crowd.”
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Wearing matching white blazers, and with Beyonce and Kelly both donning ripped denim jeans, the girls were coordinating – as any girl group should.
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