R+B singer Beyonce Knowles is convinced the demise of Destiny's Child won't sink in properly until she begins work on her second solo album.

Knowles and her former bandmates Michelle Williams and KELLY ROWLAND split Destiny's Child this summer (05) after selling more than 40 million singles and albums.

But the 24-year-old, who is in regular contact with Williams and her cousin Rowland, knows she will only fully realise the impact of becoming a permanent solo star when she has to choose the tracks for her next record.

She says, "I don't think I'm going to feel it until I have an album coming out.

"When I go into the studio and I have to decide the singles and the videos and all of that by myself, when I have that pressure and I'm going to have to perform by myself - that's when it's gonna hit."