"It was demanding to be in a serious band so young," Luckett admits.
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It was [sings]: 'I got no strings to hold me down / to make me fret or make me frown.'" With La Tavia Robertson and Kelly Rowland, Knowles, then nine, was already singing in a group called Girl's Tyme.
In 1993 Luckett joined the outfit at the ripe old age of 11, and when Knowles's mother, Tina, found a phrase in the Book Of Isaiah that she liked, the vocal quartet was renamed Destiny's Child.
Released some six weeks before Beyoncé Knowles's latest album B'Day, Luckett matched the chart placing that her rival and erstwhile bandmate's debut solo album achieved in the US. "Everybody thought I was going to give up after the Destiny's Child situation," says Luckett.
"But I'm not one to say: 'Oh, poor me - it's over.' I knew that as long as I kept a strong prayer life, I would be able to fulfil my destiny.
We were pulled out of school in the sixth grade, so we didn't get to go to the prom or do any of that homecoming queen stuff. We were very keen and focused for a bunch of kids." It seems fitting that Knowles and Luckett first teamed up on songs from Pinocchio.