As one third of the history-making group Destiny’s Child, Kelly Rowland knows a thing or two about building a successful musical act. In her new role as host of BET's "Chasing Destiny," she's giving a new generation of girls the opportunity to make it big in the music world.
The Grammy-winning singer has reunited with famed choreographer/creative director Frank Gatson to find the next superstar female group, holding auditions in New York, Atlanta and Los Angeles. In an interview with Billboard, Rowland said she and Gaston were hell-bent on putting together a new act, whether the network cameras were there or not.
"This was my and Frank’s idea. We were going to do this whether TV cameras were with us or not. We were going to have our own cameras," Rowland said. "But after talking to Stephen (BET president of programming Hill), he said he’d like to be a part of the show. I was just happy that he saw how necessary a girl group is just as much as we do. Because there’s only only one out there now, Fifth Harmony."
Rowland said her desire to discover a new female group grew out of her love for Destiny's Child and all the benefits it provided her.
"One of the things I loved about being in Destiny’s Child was little girls seeing us travel together, sing together, talk together, hang out together. It shows camaraderie, friendship and to me that’s missing," she said. "This is such a selfie-absorbed society. We need to see more of girls getting along."
"It’s not just about being an individual. You need friends to depend on. And I need these young ladies to know that still exists. And if they can see that in a group… that is the ultimate goal."
"Chasing Destiny" will premiere April 5 on BET.
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