Hoping for God's blessing again, Beyonce’s dad and former manager Matthew Knowles has put together a post-Destiny's Child British girl group with another spiritually-ordained moniker: From Above. Maybe lightning really will strike twice—Monique, Ashley, Daisey, Chelsey and Seyi are cute, look great in coordinated statement earrings and have a catchy first single. But do these girls know about Knowles' sordid past? What about his habit of firing group members? Do they care? Whatever his faults, through intense dedication and training, Knowles helped turned his tween daughter and her girlfriends into a super group. "When I first met them in 2008," Knowles says, "they reminded me of Destiny’s Child." Maybe there is a slight, passing resemblance to his old posse, but we can't help but feel that Knowles is forgetting that when it comes to pop success, his daughter Beyonce might just be a magic, irreplaceable part of the equation.
December 02, 2011