Before Destiny’s Child became one of the biggest girl group’s of all time, they were just four girls from Houston with thick accents eager to make their musical mark.
Publicist to the stars, Yvette Noel-Schure–who has worked with everyone from Mariah Carey and currently works with Beyonce–opened up about Destiny’s Child’s early days. Schure said that while TLC had already solidified their success, as well as En Vogue, Columbia simply didn’t know what to do with the teenage group.
“I knew in that moment that he did not know what the capacity for success would be for this girl group. TLC was so big, En Vogue a little older and killing it vocally and I don’t know if the plan was to set in place. I believe in that moment, Larry Jenkins said, ‘If nothing comes of this, Yvette can teach them a few things and I don’t know that he expected me to be a great publicist to this great group. I think he thought ‘For as long as we have them on the label, Yvette can be a mother figure.”
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