Thursday, August 25, 2016
Aaliyah: Her Journey!
Aaliyah, we miss you!
Today would mark the 15 years since the world lost a R&B singer Aaliyah.
On August 25, 2001, the hip-hop community lost an iconic R&B singer. Aaliyah Dana Haughton was killed in a fatal plane crash. After finishing a music video shoot her single "Rock The Boat", the singer, her publicist, two members of Blackground Records, and her body man passed away in a ill-fated flight leaving the Bahamas.
Aaliyah's death came unexpected. She released her self-titled album that year and was promoting her movie Romeo Must Die. She was heading back to Los Angeles for a role for the horror Queen of the Damned.
Aaliyah released her first album at the age of 16. Age Ain't Nothing But A Number was produced by R. Kelly, the controversial R&B singer who had an alleged relationship with her at the age of 15.
R. Kelly produced her album and helped her gain mainstream success. R. Kelly had married Aaliyah for a brief moment but it was annulled after allegations of the singer's history.
Aaliyah teamed up with Virginia producer Timbaland and began a great working relationship.
One in a Million became a classic. With Timbaland and Missy Elliott on the album, they produced six singles and gave Aaliyah a four quadruple platinum album.
It also helped her gain success a model, actress and cultural icon.
Her death came unexpected. I mean a few weeks later we would have the worst tragedy to ever happen in our country.
Any thoughts on the tragic death of Aaliyah?