Chart topper Beyonce Knowles has been urged by U2 star Bono not to split from hit girl band Destiny's Child.

Stunning Beyonce, who is currently number one in the British and American album and singles charts, was applauded by Bono for her solo achievements - but the rocker told her it's also important to keep the BOOTYLICIOUS band together at a dinner at the Irish singer's French home.

She says, "He'd been watching us and liked the fact that we were doing solo projects and group projects because it kept the fans interested.

"The hunger is always there - it seems groups have a short span, but when you do different things it keeps your career a little longer and he said that it was wonderful for us to stick together."

07/07/2003 09:30