If anyone can usher in the next award-winning girl group, it’s Destiny’s Child’s founding member, Kelly Rowland. With record-breaking success alongside Beyoncé and Michelle and garnering 27 million records sold worldwide as a solo artist, Rowland, 35, knows a thing or two about creating the next award-winning girl squad.
On her new BET docu-series, Chasing Destiny, Rowland invited cameras along on her multi-city search to find the next generation of stars as young black women everywhere from Houston to LA flex their vocal power to impress the “This Is Love” songstress. These girls––some with former group experience and others with raw, untapped talent––endure demanding, rigorous schedules to learn songs and Frank Gatson-approved choreo, all for the love of their dream.
As Rowland now grooms her final black girl quintet into a red carpet-ready squad, one thing’s clear: representation teaches all of us. For all the young Black women witnessing the Black Girl Magicof Rowland’s new show, here are some of the lessons we can learn from tuning in each week.