In May 2001, Destiny's Child released the group's third studio album Survivor.It debuted at number one on the US Billboard 200 with sales of 663,000 copies.
Shortly after graduating, she pursued a degree in criminal justice at Illinois State University, doubtful of her ability to make a career as a professional singer.
However, after two years of university, she left to pursue a music career, as a backing vocalist for other artists such as Monica.
In late 1999, Williams met Destiny's Child band members Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland in the lobby of an Atlanta hotel.
Months later Beyoncé asked an acquaintance if she knew anyone who could sing for the possible spot with the group and was referred to Michelle.
After the much-publicized turmoil, Williams, alongside backup dancer Farrah Franklin—officially joined the group in early 2000, replacing Le Toya Luckett and La Tavia Roberson without notice.
Buoyed by the group's breakout success, Luckett and Roberson had both attempted to split with the group's manager in late 1990s, claiming that he kept a disproportionate share of the band's profits and unfairly favored Knowles and Rowland.Keyshia was so insulted by the performance that she took to her OWN global stage on Twitter to voice her very harsh opinion!Tenitra Michelle Williams (born July 23, 1980) is an American R&B, pop and gospel recording artist.In support of the album, Destiny's Child embarked on a 2005 Destiny Fulfilled ...And Lovin' It world tour, which started in April to September of the same year.While Williams was still with Destiny's Child, she intensified work on her debut solo album Heart to Yours.