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From Destiny's Child to music queenmaker: Kelly Rowland has a new handpicked girl group

From Destiny's Child to music queenmaker: Kelly Rowland has a new handpicked girl group

When Kelly Rowland at age 11 joined a group of spunky Houston preteens called Girls Tyme, no one could have imagined they’d become one of the biggest girl groups in music history.

It happened after the group lost “Star Search” and emerged as the teenage R&B quartet Destiny’s Child in 1997. DC won Grammys, released era-defining hits, sold more than 60 million records and even turned its most infamous blemish (lineup switches and messy lawsuits) into a signature hit.

When its members — Rowland, Michelle Williams and Beyoncé (who inserted that "Star Search" loss into her bold anthem "Flawless") — disbanded in...

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