R+B beauty Beyonce Knowles' father is searching for a singer in Britain to compete against his superstar daughter.

MATHEW (corr) successfully shot Beyonce to stardom in trio Destiny's Child and plans to find a new protegee in the UK by holding a series of showcases around the country and then putting his chosen hopefuls through intensive music and recording training until they're as good as his offspring.

He explains, "I've been spending a lot of time in the UK and I'm very impressed with the country's urban scene. I know there are British urban artists who have the potential to achieve the same kind of success as Beyonce, and I'm going to find them.

"It's early days yet, but I've already seen a couple of British girl groups I'd like to sign up."

22/10/2004 14:16