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Beyonce's Super Bowl gig to also feature Destiny's Child

January 11, 2013|By Randall Roberts
  • Destiny's Child, which will appear as part of Beyonce's Super Bowl halftime show on Feb. 3.
Destiny's Child, which will appear as part of Beyonce's Super… (Beyonce.com )

It's been a busy few days for fans of pop music.

First, Justin Timberlake teased new sounds, then Beyonce announced that Destiny's Child will release a new song, "Nuclear." Now comes word that the trio will perform as part of Beyonce's Super Bowl halftime show in New Orleans on Feb. 3.

What's next, an 'N Sync reunion? (No!)

A source in the pop diva's camp confirmed to Pop & Hiss that the other members of Destiny's Child — Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams — will reunite onstage for the first time since 2007, when they surprised fans during Beyonce's Staples Center gig as part of her Experience tour. 

While Bey's set list for the big show is still under wraps, the members are expected to tease a medley of their signature hits (the drum kicks of "Lose My Breath" and the Stevie Nicks-sampling riffs in "Bootylicious," hopefully), culminating in a brand-new song, 'Nuclear,' " the news of which Us Weekly reported earlier.

After the Destiny's Child medley, Beyonce will debut a new track. Rumors have her releasing a new album in the second quarter of 2013, though a date hasn't been confirmed. She revealed to GQ that she has logged studio time with Pharrell (who produced "Nuclear"), Timbaland, Timberlake and the Dream.

Destiny's Child hasn't hasn't released new music in eight years; "Nuclear" arrives as the sole new song on "Destiny's Child — Love Songs," a collection of the group's self-described "sensual" work. The collection will arrive in stores Jan. 29.  

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Gerrick D. Kennedy contributed to this report. @gerrickkennedy

Follow Randall Roberts on Twitter: @liledit

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