Did you know Beyoncé was in another girl group before Destiny’s Child? Well, technically, Destiny’s Child is the evolution of the original group named Girls Tyme, which Beyoncé and her father helped form in 1990, according to Britannica. The members of OG Girls Tyme – Beyoncé, Kelly Rowland, La Tavia Roberson, Támar Davis, Nikki Taylor and Nina Taylor – trained in singing, rapping and dancing.
In 1992, the group decided to participate in the TV talent contest show, “Star Search”, which is famous for serving as a platform for young artists who later became celebrities, such as Britney Spears. Beyoncé and her crew performed their song “Talking ‘Bout My Baby” against their opponent, a group called Skeleton Crew. Unfortunately, Skeleton Crew defeated Girls Tyme and their stint on “Star Search” was over.
In the documentary for Beyoncé’s 2013 self-titled album, the Grammy-winning singer opened up about how deeply that failure affected her. “I was only 9 years old, so at that time you don’t realize that you can really work really hard and give your all and lose! she recalls. “It was the best message for me. »
Beyoncé called the experience a “defining moment” in her upbringing, and even included the soundbite of Girls Tyme losing on “Star Search” in her 2013 song “***Flawless.”