By Christopher John Farley
Aaliyah Dana Haughton used to be that song company rarity: a young person idol who remodeled herself right into a seriously acclaimed hip-hop soul artist, a singer who effectively made the transition to actress, and a stunning girl who by no means enable the trimmings of star visit her head. Following her awesome debut at age 14 with the album Age Ain't Nothin' yet a Number, Aaliyah raised the bar together with her highly influential and bestselling follow-up, One in a Million. She then took her abilities to Hollywood, starring within the motion mystery Romeo needs to Die and the hugely expected horror movie The Queen of the Damned. yet quickly after the discharge of her 3rd album in the summertime of 2001, Aaliyah's lifestyles used to be minimize brief in a sad aircraft crash.
Here is the inspirational tale of the megastar The Washington Post dubbed "Hip-Hop's girl Di" -- a lady who, by the point of her loss of life at age twenty-two, touched legions of lovers around the globe along with her haunting voice and...
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Las Vegas is an intimidating place for any youngster, even if that youngster isn’t about to perform in front of thousands of people. There are spotlights and gamblers, showgirls and hustlers. But Aaliyah came through each time, smoothly professional even at her young age, joining Knight in renditions of “Believe in Yourself,” and even going solo on a performance of “Home,” the show-stopping number from the The Wiz. Knight was impressed. . ” Aaliyah, for her part, was confident that she could pull it all off.
Aaliyah never complained. That wasn’t her style. “Lots of people in this business are hard to work with,” says one publicist who worked with Aaliyah. “She’s always professional. She’s always, what do you need me to do, how can I help. She never takes a star trip. She’s an angel. ” That day, Aaliyah was in nearly all of the shots: after all, it was her video. But instead of retiring to her cabin after her scene, she would stay and watch the other shots, observing the process and supporting everyone else.
I come from a very strong family and they are always there to protect me. ” A break with Kelly became almost inevitable. Even before the controversy broke, Aaliyah had set her sights on branching out beyond her mentor. “Of course there’s a connection with me and Robert because he did write the whole album,” said Aaliyah in December of 1994. Kelly is a wonderful producer and a wonderful artist. ” Aaliyah was young, but she knew what she wanted. She wanted to be a solo star—not part of a constellation.