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Andretta Tilman – A women airbrushed from the history of one of the biggest stars on the planet.

Twenty years ago in Houston, Texas there was a lady with a vision. Andretta Tilman would use her knowledge of the music industry and here unmistakable eye for talent to seek out the most precocious young female musicians in the Lone Star State, The girls she would select to work with would go on to make a mark in the industry that will never be forgotten.

Andretta Tillman truly was the driving force in launching the legendary careers of Beyoncé and Destiny’s Child.

Beyoncé has become widely recognized as the greatest entertainer of the current music era, and Destiny’s Child, one of the most successful female groups of all time.

The unmistakable panache and ‘It’ factor displayed by Beyoncé and Destiny’s Child on stage, was rooted in them through Andretta’s influence and tutelage. From the genesis of Girls Tyme to the meteoric heights to which they would rise

The hidden part of the story is Andretta’s enormous contribution and sacrifice to set the girls on their way to the very top. Hidden that is, until now.

In the new Amazon movie release, Girls Tyme “Making a Child of Destiny” Documentary details Andretta’s contributions to the rise of Queen Beyoncé and her Destiny’s Child mate

It is a story full of dizzying highs, shocking lows that ended in triumph for Beyoncé and tragedy for Tilman.

Along with her husband ……, the Tilmans had long dreamed of breaking into to the music industry and when a tragic car accident in October 1996, took the life of …… along with that of her two year old daughter….Andretta refused to let the dream die along with her loving husband and adored daughter. She drew on their inspiration to become even more determined and focused on her family’s goals than ever before.

For Andretta, the ……young ladies she hand-picked for Girls Tyme became her surrogate family.

Investing every last penny she had in making the girls and her own dream come true she would confound the doubters and secure Beyoncé and her band mates’ first record deal with Sony.

But the realization of a dream quickly turned into a nightmare as the outside influence of amongst others, Beyoncé’s father Matthew Knowles, Who Andretta knew would eventually tear the group apart.  Ultimately leaving Andretta Tilman contributions forgotten and her heartbroken as she laid on her death bed 1997.





The number of authors and publishers donating portions of their royalties and profits to charities has grown significantly in recent years, according to publishing executives, with the result that some of the beneficiaries will receive six- and even seven-figure windfalls. Destiny’s former manager Andretta Tillman died of Lupus in 1997, and her honor of today Dousic Publishing announced proceeds from Brian K. Moore’s book The Making of a Child of Destiny “The Andretta Tillman Story”, will go to the Lupus Foundation of America.
By donating proceeds for every copy sold of “The Andretta Tillman Story” Dousic Publishing will distribute a minimum of $20,000 among a variety of programs to combat Lupus, And royalties and profits from The Making of a Child of Destiny “The Andretta Tillman Story.” Moore hopes by raising awareness and benefiting Lupus, “The Andretta Tillman Story “becomes an official book of triumph for the Lupus Foundation.