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Destiny's Child launch Instagram account

Destiny's Child launch Instagram account

Destiny's Child have launched a verified Instagram account.

The girl group - comprised of Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland, and Michelle Williams - have raised fans' hopes that a reunion could be on horizon after they opened an online profile.

The account, which is run and controlled by Sony Music Entertainment, has only been up and running since last weekend but it's already drummed up 18,500 followers.

Only three pictures - taken during the 90s and 00s - have been uploaded to the website but the captions have raised eyebrows.

One photo - believed to be their promotional shot for their single 'Girl' in 2005 - of the trio dressed in gold was accompanied with the caption: "'Girl' became the fifth Destiny's Child single to earn a gold record from the RIAA on this day in 2005."

The second, which was a collage of all three girls, said: "Destiny's Child released '#1's' on this day in 2005!

"This career-spanning compilation includes all their biggest singles plus new tracks 'Stand Up for Love,' 'Feel the Same Way I Do' and Beyoncé's 'Check on It.' (sic)"

And the third picture, of the trio leaning on one another in skimpy ensembles, was accompanied with: "Where they at, where they at? 'Soldier,' featuring raps from T.I. and Lil Wayne, was released as a single on this day in 2004! (sic)"

The band went their separate ways in 2006 to carve out solo careers but there has been heavy speculation that the trio will come back together next year to mark their 20th anniversary.

However, although bosses at the label are seemingly keen to add fuel to the fire, Kelly shut down the speculation earlier this week by declaring no reunion conversations have taken place.

She said of the rumours: "We haven't even talked anything about that. We've just been enjoying each other's company and love and enjoying being women."

Despite splitting up 10 years ago, the girls have always remained close and supported each other's solo careers.

Kelly explained: "We just had dinner [with Beyoncé] last night! [People] often look at us sideways, like, 'Are we really seeing this?' It's really cute."