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07/21/2014 10:48 am ET Updated Jul 21, 2014

The Definitive Ranking Of Destiny's Child Singles

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Fifteen years ago, Destiny's Child cemented their place among pop's greatest ensembles with the debut of the group's sophomore album, "The Writing's on the Wall." Released July 27, 1999, "Writing's" spent the rest of that year floating around the Billboard chart's top 40 rankings. By January 2000, amid the popularity of the defining single "Say My Name," it was certified platinum twice over.

Rolling Stone panned the album as a "case of the blahs," but Entertainment Weekly said it solidified the group as "more capable of confident, inventive R&B than many of their contemporaries." Indeed, Destiny's Child managed to rise above the stable of R&B girl groups that hit the airwaves in the late '90s. The ladies released 14 singles before disbanding in 2006, and along the way the group was the center of much controversy over its ever-shifting lineup and iffy songwriting credits. No matter, though: America adored -- and still adores -- them. I'll even make the claim that the Beyonce of Destiny's Child might be the best Beyonce. Whatever position you take on the matter, the D.C. oeuvre contains some of pop and hip-hop's brightest moments of the 1990s and 2000s. Let's rank their U.S. singles.

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