The Writing's on the Wall
51B39SMAT5L SY300
Released July 27, 1999
Recorded October 1998-April 1999
Length 64:52
Label Columbia
Producer Jovonn Alexander, Kevin "She'kspere" Briggs, D-Major, Chad "Dr. Seuss" Elliot, Missy Elliot, Donald Holmes, Anthony Hardy, Oshea Hunter, Rodney Jerkins, K-Fam, Beyoncé Knowles, Daryl Simmons, Platinum Status, Chris Stokes, Gerard Thomas, D'wayne Wiggins, Kandi Burruss
The Writing's on the Wall is the second studio album by American girl group Destiny's Child, released on July 27, 1999 in the United States. The album featured production from Missy Elliot, Kevin "She'kspere" Briggs, Rodney Jerkins, Beyoncé and featured guest appearances from Missy Elliot and the R&B trio Next. The album spawned four singles, the two number-ones "Bills, Bills, Bills" and "Say My Name", plus "Bug a Boo" and "Jumpin', Jumpin'". Some editions also included the Why Do Fools Fall in Love track, "Get on the Bus".

Track listingEdit

  1. "Intro (The Writing's on the Wall)"
  2. "So Good"
  3. "Bills, Bills, Bills"
  4. "Confessions" featuring Missy Elliot
  5. "Bug a Boo"
  6. "Temptation"
  7. "Now That She's Gone"
  8. "Where'd You Go"
  9. "Hey Ladies" featuring Wyclef Jean
  10. "If You Leave" featuring Next
  11. "Jumpin', Jumpin'"
  12. "Say My Name"
  13. "She Can't Love You"
  14. "Stay"
  15. "Sweet Sixteen"
  16. "Outro" (Amazing Grace... Dedicated to Andretta Tillman)
  17. "Get on the Bus" featuring Timbaland (International, German¹ and Australian bonus track) / "Can't Help Myself" (Houston bonus track)
  18. "No, No, No Part 1" (Music video) (Australian bonus track)

European limited platinum edition bonus CDEdit

  1. "Bills, Bills, Bills" Remix featuring Sporty Thievz
  2. "No, No, No Part 2" featuring Wyclef Jean
  3. "Say My Name" (Timbaland remix)

United Kindom limited edition bonus CDEdit

  1. "Independent Women Part I" (Pasadena Remix)
  2. "Independent Women Part II"
  3. "8 Days of Christmas"
  4. "No, No, No Part 2" featuring Wyclef Jean

¹ The Vynil Classics German special edition.

Charts and certificationsEdit

Chart (1999) Provider Peak
ARIA Albums Top 50 ARIA 2 3× Platinum (210,000)
Austrian Albums Chart Media Control 18
Belgian (Flanders) Albums Chart Ultratop 8
Belgian (Wallonia) Albums Chart 19
Canada Top 50 Albums CRIA/Nielsen SoundScan 2 5× Platinum (500,000)
Danish Albums Chart 16 Gold (30,000)
Dutch Albums Chart MegaCharts 3 2× Platinum (160,000)
Finnish Albums Chart 15
French Albums Chart SNEP/IFOP 32 Gold (150,000)
German Albums Chart Media Control 21 Gold (250,000)
Japanese Albums Chart Oricon 33
New Zealand Albums Chart RIANZ 6 3× Platinum (45,000)
Norwegian Albums Chart VG Nett 6 Gold (30,000)
Swedish Albums Chart GLF 21 Gold (50,000)
Swiss Albums Chart Media Control 23 Gold (45,000)
UK Albums Chart BPI/The Official UK Charts Company 10 3× Platinum (900,000)
U.S. Billboard 200 Billboard 5 8× Platinum (8,000,000)
U.S. Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums 2