BC: THE END. | r.i.p Aaliyah, My idol forever and my music inspiration. Gone but never forgotten. I miss you..
FC: AALIYAH | 1979-2001
1: I stay true to myself and my style, and I am always pushing myself to be aware of that and be original. -Aaliyah Dana Haughton.
2: Aaliyah Dana Haughton was born on January 16th 1979. She was a r&b singer and was also known as baby girl. | Introduction
4: 1991 | In 1991 Aaliyah was first signed onto her Uncle's record label called Jive Records only at the age of 12. He introduced the late singer R.Kelly to her, who soon became her mentor. | she recorded her debut album called "age aint nothing but a number" at the age of 14. Which was produced by and featured R.Kelly.
5: the album debut at number 24 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 74,000 copies in its first week! With release from her album rumors about Aaliyah and R.Kelly dating hit attention.
6: All of the tracks on the album was produced and written by R.Kelly, The album featured two top singles such as " Back & Forth" and " At your best (you are love)". Around this time and especially in this album Baby girl dressed very street and had a tom-boy style. She would usually wear baggy trousers with a hoodie and beenie. She inspired a lot of young women to be proud and represent who they are. The album was recorded in 1993 and the first single was "Old school", this track really explained Aaliyah and her style because she was truly old school. ccec
8: One in A Million 1996
9: Her next album which was recorded in 1996 called One in a Million, is where she teamed up with producers Missy Elliot and Timbaland. They became very good friends and very close. Her single that was a massive hit on the album "if your girl only knew" was number 1 for two weeks. It also generated the singles "Hot Like Fire" and "4 Page Letter". The album peaked at number 18 on the Billboard 2000.
11: Aaliyahs track "are you that somebody" was also featured on the movie Dr.Dolittle which earned Aaliyah her first Grammy Award. She also played herself in "New York Undercover" after she graduated in 1997. Aswell at this time she was dating Jayz's record label friend Damon Dash, they planned to move into a mansion toagether.
13: the | Her the third and final studio album, Aaliyah, was released on July 17, 2001, under Blackground and Virgin Records. Preparation for the album started in 1998, but with the filming of the martial arts film Romeo Must Die (2000), Aaliyah postponed the recording of the album. | Missy Elliot and Timbaland was very big contributors on the previous album, most of the tracks was completed by early 2000, The first single, "We Need a Resolution", featured Timbaland and was released in late April in the United States. All together, the single has sold 347,563 copies in the United Kingdom.
15: June 15th 2012
17: Aaliyah entered the US Billboard 200 and the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums at number two, with 190,000 copies sold in the first week. Within 5 weeks of the album release it was certified Gold for sales/shipments 500,000 copies in the United States. | Aaliyah Album
18: Aaliyah was close with a lot of celebritys and was truly loved. she was mostly known for being such an fantastic and original artist and she had no hate for any other artist. she was truly amazing and had a beautiful calm angel voice rhat also made her known.
19: Not only was aaliyah a singer but she was also an actress, she played a main character role in a famous action and fighting movie called "romeo must die". She had the main role and beleived it was the right and correct vehicle for herself. Her track "try again" was also featured in the Movie. Not only was Aaliyah the main character in Romeo must die but also in "Queen of Damned" based on vampires. She was the queen of the vampires and had the main role of 'Alaskha'.
20: baby girl recorded her music video to rock the boat, in the Bahamas on the 25th August 2001 and finished the crew wanted to head back to america for the award shows. An hour later when the team finished recording settled on a private jet and was planning to make they're way back home with the success from the music video they boarded the plane. But sadly just after take off the plane came down and killed all 8 people aboard the plane including Aaliyah. They was all burnt and killed.
21: The funeral was in Aaliyahs local church and thousands of fans was spreaded accross the streets singing Aaliyah songs and showing they're respect to the family..