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?

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