In May 2001, Destiny's Child released the group's third studio album Survivor.
Franklin, however, faded from the group after five months, as evidenced by her absences during promotional appearances and concerts.
Franklin attributed her departure to negative vibes in the group resulting from the strife.
After the much-publicized turmoil, Williams, alongside backup dancer Farrah Franklin—officially joined the group in early 2000, replacing Le Toya Luckett and La Tavia Roberson without notice.
Buoyed by the group's breakout success, Luckett and Roberson had both attempted to split with the group's manager in late 1990s, claiming that he kept a disproportionate share of the band's profits and unfairly favored Knowles and Rowland.
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Also in 2002, Billboard, named her the fifth Top Gospel Artist of the year and she received a MOBO Award for "Best Gospel Act".
Following this she released Do You Know (2004) which gained her a nomination for "Best Gospel Act" at the 2004 MOBO Awards.
She later sang in the gospel groups United Harmony and Chosen Expression.