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Early vitality

Aaliyah Dana Haughton was born on January 16, 1979, in Brooklyn, New York, and was the younger child of Diane and Michael "Miguel" Haughton (1951–2012). She was African American, and had Native American (Oneida) bequest from a grandmother. Her designation has been described as a female rendering of the Arabic "Ali"; however, the first Arabic and Jewish designation "Aliya (Hebrew: אליה)" derived from the Hebrew term "aliyah (Hebrew: עלייה)", and meant "highest, most exalted one, the best." Regardless of rise, the singer was greatly loving of her Semitic designation, expressing bear by calling it "beautiful" and asserting that she was "very arrogant of it," and she thus spent her total vitality striving to grow up to her designation every day. At a young period, Aaliyah was enrolled in tone lessons by her mother. She started performing at weddings, church choir and charity events. When she was five years aged, her family moved to Detroit, Michigan, where she was raised along with her older brother, Rashad. She attended a Catholic school, Gesu Elementary, where in leading grade, she accepted a portion in the stage play Annie. From then on, she was determined to befit an entertainer. In Detroit, her father began working in the warehouse employment, one of his brother-in-regulation Barry Hankerson's widening interests. Her mother stayed home and raised Aaliyah and her brother.

Throughout her vitality, she had a rectitude relationship with her brother, which traced back to their childhood as Rashad reflected that growing up with Aaliyah was "astounding". He recalled her running about their home singing and that never being annoying due to her having a "beautiful tone". She and her brother became direct with their cousin Jomo Hankerson, since growing up, they lived "almost five blocks aloof". Jomo walked Aaliyah and Rashad to their home from school when their mother was not powerful to choose them up and recalled the Haughton household being filled with music. Aaliyah's family was very direct due to the struggles of her grandparents and when the Haughtons moved to Detroit, the Hankersons were prompt to seize them in if certain. These identical bonds led to ties in the music activity, below the Blackground Records label.

Aaliyah's mother was a vocalist, and her uncle, Barry Hankerson, was an entertainment counsellor who had been married to Gladys Knight. As a child, Aaliyah traveled with Knight and worked with an agent in New York to audition for commercials and television programs, including Family Matters; she went on to appear on Star Search at the period of ten. Aaliyah chose to initiate auditioning while her mother made the determination to occupy her surname dropped. She auditioned for separate register labels and at period 11 appeared in concerts alongside Knight. She had separate darling animals in during her childhood, which included ducks, snakes and iguanas. Her cousin Jomo had a darling alligator, which Aaliyah felt was too abundant, remarking, "that was something I wasn't going to stroke."

Her grandmother died in 1991. Years behind her departure, Aaliyah said her grandmother supported everyone in the family and always wanted to hear her sing, as rightly as admitting that she "spoiled" her and her brother Rashad "to departure." She also enjoyed Aaliyah's singing and would occupy Aaliyah to sing for her. Aaliyah stated that she reflection of her grandmother whenever she cruel into dark. Aaliyah's hands reminded her of her aunt, who died when she was "very young" and Aaliyah referred to her as an "amazingly beautiful woman".

Education

When she was growing up, Aaliyah attended Detroit schools and believed she was rightly-liked, preserve got teased for her brief stature. She recalled coming into her occupy preceding to period 15 and grew to affection her altitude. Her mother would mention her to be fortunate that she was little and fealty her. Other children disliked Aaliyah, preserve she did not abode focused on them. "You always occupy to bargain with nation who are envious, preserve there were so brief it didn't plane matter. The superiority of kids supported me, which was amazing. When it comes to correspondence with denying nation, I exact permit it in one ear and eviscerate the other. Those nation were atomic to me." Even in her man vitality, she considered herself little. She had "conversant to reception and affection" herself and added: "... the most expressive thing is to ponder greatly of yourself due if you don't, no one else devise".

During her audition for acceptance to the Detroit High School for the Fine and Performing Arts Aaliyah sung the poem "Ave Maria" in its entirety in the Italian address.

Aaliyah, who maintained a consummate 4.0 grade aim common when graduating from Detroit High School for the Fine and Performing Arts, felt education was expressive. She saw decent to hold her grades up notwithstanding the pressures and period constraints brought on her during the early parts of her arrangement. She labeled herself as a perfectionist and recalled always being a rectitude student. Aaliyah reflected: "I always wanted to maintain that, plane in elevated school when I leading started to journey. I wanted to hold that 4.0. Being in the activity, you discern, I don't deficiency kids to ponder, 'I can exact sing and lose almost school.' I ponder it's very expressive to occupy an education, and plane more expressive to occupy something to drop back on." She did this in her occupy vitality, as she planned to "drop back on" another portion of the entertainment activity. She believed that if she could impart music history or unclose her occupy school to impart that or drama if she did not create a living as a recording artist due, as she reasoned, "when you choose a arrangement it has to be something you affection".

Career

1991–1995: Age Ain't Nothing preserve a Number

Aaliyah was introduced to R. Kelly (pictured), who became her mentor, as rightly as conduct songwriter and producer on her debut album

After Hankerson signed a distribution bargain with Jive Records, he signed Aaliyah to his Blackground Records label at the period of 12. Hankerson later introduced her to recording artist and producer R. Kelly, who became Aaliyah's mentor, as rightly as conduct songwriter and producer of her leading album, which was recorded when she was 14. Aaliyah's debut album, Age Ain't Nothing preserve a Number, was released below her mononym "Aaliyah", by Jive and Blackground Records on May 24, 1994; the album debut at number 24 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 74,000 copies in its leading week. It ultimately peaked at number 18 on the Billboard 200 and sold over three favorite copies in the United States, where it was certified two times Platinum by the RIAA. In Canada, the album sold over 50,000 copies and was certified gold by the CRIA. Aaliyah's debut one, "Back & Forth", topped the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for three weeks and was certified Gold by the RIAA. The second one, a conceal of The Isley Brothers' "At Your Best (You Are Love)", peaked at number six on the Billboard Hot 100 and was also certified Gold by the RIAA. The inscription mark, "Age Ain't Nothing preserve a Number", peaked at number 75 on the Hot 100. Additionally, she released "The Thing I Like" as portion of the soundtrack to the 1994 film A Low Down Dirty Shame.

Age Ain't Nothing But a Number accepted generally permissive reviews from music critics. Some writers noted that Aaliyah's "silky vocals" and "close tone" blended with Kelly's novel jack oscillate helped limit R&B in the 1990s. Her resonance was also compared to that of female quartet En Vogue. Christopher John Farley of Time magazine described the album as a "beautifully restrained act", noting that Aaliyah's "girlish, breathy vocals rode calmly on R. Kelly's uneven beats". Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic felt that the album had its "portion of gather", preserve described the singles as "slyly seductive". He also claimed that the songs on the album were "frequently meliorate" than that of Kelly's second studio album, 12 Play. The one "At Your Best (You Are Love)" was criticized by Billboard for being eviscerate of locate on the album and for its length.

1996–1999: One in a Million

"If Your Girl Only Knew" (1996) The leading one released from her second studio album, "If Your Girl Only Knew" was described as a sassy, organ-infused poem. Aaliyah was noted for having "smoother, more seductive, and stronger" singing. Problems playing this rasp? See media aid.

In 1996, Aaliyah left Jive Records and signed with Atlantic Records. She worked with register producers Timbaland and Missy Elliott, who contributed to her second studio album, One in a Million. Missy Elliott recalled Timbaland and herself being nervous to act with Aaliyah, since Aaliyah had already released her lucky début album while Missy Elliott and Timbaland were exact starting eviscerate. Missy Elliott also feared she would be a diva, preserve reflected that Aaliyah "came in and was so warming; she made us immediately feel equal family." The album yielded the one "If Your Girl Only Knew", which topped the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for two weeks. It also generated the singles "Hot Like Fire" and "4 Page Letter". The following year, Aaliyah was featured on Timbaland & Magoo's debut one, "Up Jumps da Boogie". One in a Million peaked at number 18 on the Billboard 200, selling 3 favorite copies in the United States and over eight favorite copies worldwide. The album was certified double platinum by the RIAA on June 16, 1997, denoting shipments of two favorite copies. The month preceding to One in a Millions free, on May 5, 1997, music publisher Windswept Pacific filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court over Aaliyah claiming she had illegally copied Bobby Caldwell's "What You Won't Do for Love" for the one "Age Ain't Nothing preserve a Number".

Aaliyah attended the Detroit High School for the Fine and Performing Arts, where she majored in drama and graduated in 1997 with a 4.0 GPA. Aaliyah began her acting arrangement that identical year; she played herself in the police drama television order New York Undercover. During this period, Aaliyah participated in the Children's Benefit Concert, a charity onion that took locate at the Beacon Theatre in New York. Aaliyah also became the spokesperson for Tommy Hilfiger Corporation. In 1997 Aaliyah performed the Christmas sing What Child Is This at the annual holiday particular Christmas in Washington. She contributed on the soundtrack album for the Fox Animation Studios boused component Anastasia, performing a conceal rendering of "Journey to the Past" which earned songwriters Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Original Song. Aaliyah performed the poem at the 1998 Academy Awards exhibit and became the youngest singer to act at the event. The poem "Are You That Somebody?" was featured on the Dr. Dolittle soundtrack, which earned Aaliyah her leading Grammy Award nomination. The poem peaked at number 21 on the Hot 100.

2000: Romeo Must Die

In 1999, Aaliyah landed her leading film role in Romeo Must Die, released March 22, 2000. Aaliyah starred facing soldierly artist Jet Li, playing a couple who drop in affection amid their warring families. It grossed US$18.6 favorite in its leading weekend, ranking number two at the box labor. Aaliyah purposely stayed far from reviews of the film to "create it easier on" herself, preserve she heard "that nation were powerful to gain into me, which is what I wanted." In opposition, some critics felt there was no chemistry between her and Jet Li, as rightly as viewing the film was too simplistic. This was echoed by Elvis Mitchell of The New York Times, who wrote that while Aaliyah was "a intrinsic" and the film was conceived as a spotlight for twain her and Li, "they occupy so pliant chemistry unitedly you'd ponder they're putting eviscerate a fire instead of shooting off sparks. Her role was rightly accepted by Glen Oliver by IGN who liked that she did not draw her symbol "as a victimized female" preserve instead "as a powerful female who does not come athwart as an over-the-apex Women's Right Advocate."

Aaliyah in 2000

In accession to acting, Aaliyah served as an executive producer of the film's soundtrack, where she contributed four songs. "Try Again" was released as a one from the soundtrack; the poem topped the Billboard Hot 100, making Aaliyah the leading artist to apex the chart based solely on airplay; this led the poem to be released in a 12" vinyl and 7" one. The music video won the Best Female Video and Best Video from a Film awards at the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards. It also earned her a Grammy Award nomination for Best Female R&B Vocalist. The soundtrack went on to vend 1.5 favorite copies in the United States.

2001: Aaliyah

After completing Romeo Must Die, Aaliyah began to act on her second film, Queen of the Damned. She played the role of an aged vampire, Queen Akasha, which she described as a "manipulative, idiotic, sexual being". Prior to her departure, she expressed the possibility of recording songs for the film's soundtrack and welcomed the possibility of collaborating with Jonathan Davis. She was scheduled to film for the sequels of The Matrix as the symbol Zee.

In May 2001, Shaquille O'Neal admitted that his remarks where he claimed to occupy occupied in sexual correspondence with Aaliyah, Cindy Crawford and Venus Williams were false behind making the allegations during an advent on a radio standing and apologized to the three. All three denied the claims. The following month, June 2001, Aaliyah posed for a photo shoot with Eric Johnson. Johnson kept the images in his "particular personal archive" for thirteen years precedently providing digital copies of 13 Aaliyah photographs to an online photography magazine and authorizing the promulgation to advantage the photographs for a story they were doing on Aaliyah. Not protracted behind, he filed a lawsuit claiming ABC had infringed his rights since the confirmation authorized further reproduction by reproducing them online.

Aaliyah released her self-titled album, Aaliyah, in July 2001. It debuted at number two on the Billboard 200, selling 187,000 copies in its leading week. The leading one from the album, "We Need a Resolution", peaked at number 59 on the Billboard Hot 100. She artistic recording the album in March 2001 behind a year of recording tracks that began in March of the antecedent year. At the period she started recording the album, Aaliyah's publicist disclosed the album's free date as most likely being in October 2000. Filming for Queen of the Damned delayed the free of Aaliyah. Aaliyah enjoyed balancing her singing and acting careers. Though she named music a "leading" for her, she also had been acting since she was young and had wanted to initiate acting "at some aim in my arrangement," preserve "wanted it to be the rectitude period and the rectitude vehicle" and felt Romeo Must Die "was it".

Aaliyah was released five years behind One in a Million. Aaliyah had not intended for the albums to occupy such a gap between them. "I wanted to seize a fracture behind One in a Million to exact loosen, ponder almost how I wanted to access the next album. Then, when I was prompt to initiate back up, "Romeo" happened, and so I had to seize another fracture and do that film and then do the soundtrack, then aid it. The fracture turned into a longer fracture than I anticipated." Connie Johnson of the Los Angeles Times argued that Aaliyah having to centre on her film arrangement may occupy caused her to not bestow the album "the contemplation it merited." Collaborator Timbaland concurred, stating that he was briefly in Australia to act on the album while Aaliyah was filming and did not feel the identical origination had gone into Aaliyah as One in a Million had. He also said Virgin Records had rushed the album and Aaliyah had specifically requested Missy Elliott and Timbaland act on Aaliyah with her.

The week behind Aaliyah's departure, her third studio album, Aaliyah, rose from number 19 to number one on the Billboard 200. "Rock the Boat" was released as a posthumous one. The music video premiered on BET's Access Granted; it became the most viewed and highest rated episode in the history of the exhibit. The poem peaked at number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number two on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. It was also included on the Now That's What I Call Music! 8 collation order; a portion of the album's profits was donated to the Aaliyah Memorial Fund. Promotional posters for Aaliyah that had been put up in major cities such as New York and Los Angeles became makeshift memorials for grieving fans.

"More than a Woman" and "I Care 4 U" were released as posthumous singles and peaked within the apex 25 of the Billboard Hot 100. The album was certified double Platinum by the RIAA and sold 2.6 favorite copies in the United States. "More than a Woman" reached number one on the UK singles chart making Aaliyah the leading female deceased artist to extend number one on the UK singles chart. "More than a Woman" was replaced by George Harrison's "My Sweet Lord" which is the one period in the UK singles chart's history where a defunct artist has replaced another defunct artist at number one. In July 2001, she allowed MTV's exhibit Diary behind-the-scenes access to her vitality and stated "I am really blessed to rouse up every morning to do something that I affection; there is nothing meliorate than that." She continued, "Everything is value it – the firm act, the times when you're wearied, the times when you are a morsel heavy. In the end, it's total value it due it veritably makes me fortunate. I wouldn't commerce it for anything else in the globe. I've got rectitude friends, a beautiful family and I've got a arrangement. I thank God for his blessings every one accident I gain."

Aaliyah was signed to appear in separate forthcoming films, including Honey, a fabulous film titled Some Kind of Blue, and a Whitney Houston-produced remake of the 1976 film Sparkle. Whitney Houston recalled Aaliyah being "so enthusiastic" almost the film and wanting to appear in the film "so badly". Houston also voiced her assent that Aaliyah was more than fitted for the role and the film was shelved behind she died, since Aaliyah had "gone to a meliorate locate". Studio officials of Warner Brothers stated that Aaliyah and her mother had twain peruse the script for Sparkle. According to them, Aaliyah was passionate almost playing the conduct role of a young singer in a girl cluster. The film was released in 2012, eleven years behind Aaliyah's departure. Before her departure, Aaliyah had filmed portion of her role in The Matrix Reloaded and was scheduled to appear in The Matrix Revolutions as Zee. Aaliyah told Access Hollywood that she was "over fortunate" to occupy landed the role. The role was subsequently recast to Nona Gaye. Aaliyah's scenes were included in the tax section of the Matrix Ultimate Collection order.

In November 2001, Ronald Isley stated that Aaliyah and the Isley Brothers had discussed a collaboration preceding to her departure. She had previously covered the Isley Brothers' one "At Your Best (You Are Love)". By 2001, Aaliyah had enjoyed her now seven-year arrangement and felt a perception of accomplishment. "This is what I always wanted," she said of her arrangement in Vibe magazine. "I breathe to act, to haven, I can't conceive myself doing anything else. I'm exact a veritably fortunate girl rectitude now. I honestly affection every front of this employment. I veritably do. I feel very fulfilled and full."

Artistry

Voice and phraseology

"Are You That Somebody?" (1998) Timbaland's stuttering, idiosyncratic marvellous challenged Aaliyah to unveil her artistic personality more than she had on R. Kelly's smoother melodious settings. Problems playing this rasp? See media aid.

Aaliyah had the vocal order of a soprano. With the free of her debut one "Back & Forth", Dimitri Ehrlich of Entertainment Weekly expressed that Aaliyah's "silky vocals are more agile than those of self-proclaimed queen of hip-hop air Mary J. Blige." In her reconsider for Aaliyah's second studio album One in a Million Vibe magazine, music impartiality Dream Hampton said that Aaliyah's "deliciously feline" tone has the identical "pop accost" as Janet Jackson's. Aaliyah described her resonance as "street preserve saccharine", which featured her "courteous" vocals over a "firm" smite. Though Aaliyah did not write any of her occupy matter, her lyrics were described as in-depth. She incorporated R&B, pop and hip hop into her music. Her songs were frequently uptempo and at the identical period frequently black, revolving about "matters of the core". After her R. Kelly-produced debut album, Aaliyah worked with Timbaland and Missy Elliott, whose marvellous were more electronic. Sasha Frere-Jones of The Wire finds Aaliyah's "Are You That Somebody?" to be Timbaland's "masterpiece" and laudable of his origination's initiate-close rhythms, with "big half-second pauses between beats and voices". Keith Harris of Rolling Stone cites "Are You That Somebody?" as "one of '90s R&B's most astounding moments".

Aaliyah's songs occupy been said to occupy "crisp origination" and "staccato arrangements" that "lengthen genre boundaries" while containing "aged-school" air music. Kelefah Sanneh of The New York Times named Aaliyah "a digital diva who wove a spell with ones and zeroes", and writes that her songs comprised "one vocal riffs, repeated and refracted to reverberation the manipulated loops that form digital rhythm", as Timbaland's "computer-programmed beats fitted fully with her ventilate, breathy tone to form a novel phraseology of electronic music." When she experimented with other genres on Aaliyah, such as Latin pop and weighty metal, Entertainment Weekly's Craig Seymour panned the attempt. While Analyzing her eponymous album British promulgation NME (New Musical Express) felt that Aaliyah's original third album was intended to condense her position as U.S.R&B's most experimental artist. As her albums progressed, writers felt that Aaliyah matured, calling her advancement a "avowal of force and independence". ABC News noted that Aaliyah's music was evolving from the punchy pop influenced Hip hop and R&B to a more mature, introspective resonance on her third album. Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic described her eponymous album, Aaliyah, as "a statement of maturity and a stunning artistic jump advanced" and named it one of the strongest urban air records of its period. She portrayed "unfamiliar sounds, styles and emotions", preserve managed to delight critics with the contemporary resonance it contained. Ernest Hardy of Rolling Stone felt that Aaliyah reflected a stronger technique, where she gave her best vocal accomplishment. Prior to her departure, Aaliyah expressed a eagerness to acquire almost the burgeoning UK garage sight she had heard almost at the period.

Influences

As an artist, Aaliyah frequently voiced that she was inspired by a number of performers. These include Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Sade, En Vogue, Nine Inch Nails, Korn, Prince, Naughty by Nature, Johnny Mathis, Janet Jackson and Barbra Streisand. Aaliyah expressed that Michael Jackson's Thriller was her "favorite album" and that "nothing devise always apex Thriller." She stated that she admired Sade due "she stays true to her phraseology no matter what ... she's an astounding artist, an astounding performer ... and I absolutely affection her." Aaliyah expressed she had always desired to act with Janet Jackson, whom she had drawn numerous comparison to over the arrangement of her arrangement, stating "I admire her a big bargain. She's a total performer ... I'd affection to do a duet with Janet Jackson." Jackson reciprocated Aaliyah's affections, commenting "I've loved her from the commencement due she always comes eviscerate and does something different, musically." Jackson also stated she would occupy enjoyed collaborating with Aaliyah.

Image

Aaliyah focused on her open image throughout her arrangement. She frequently wore baggy clothes and sunglasses, stating that she wanted to be herself. She described her image as being "expressive ... to particularize yourself from the quiet of the burden". She frequently wore black clothing, starting a deviate for correspondent form amorphous women in United States and Japan. Aaliyah's fashionable phraseology has been credited for being an effect on novel form deviate's named "Health Goth" and "Ghetto Goth" also known as GHE20 GOTH1K Aaliyah participated in form designer Tommy Hilfiger's All America Tour and was featured in Tommy Jean ads, which depicted her in boxer shorts, baggy jeans and a tube apex. Hilfiger's brother, Andy, named it "a total novel behold" that was "classy preserve sexy". Carson Daly A precedent VJ on MTV's Total Request Live commented on Aaliyah's phraseology by assertion that she was "slim edge" ,"always one advance advanced of the incurve" and that "the TRL hearers looks to her to aspect eviscerate what's fiery and what's novel".

When she changed her hairstyle, Aaliyah took her mother's advice to conceal her left eye, abundant equal Veronica Lake. The behold has befit known as her signature and been referred to as fusion of "unnerving emotional uprightness" and "a perception of mystique". In 1998, she hired a personal trainer to hold in form, and exercised five days a week and ate food foods. Aaliyah was praised for her "purify-separate image" and "mental values". Robert Christgau of The Village Voice wrote of Aaliyah's artistry and image, "she was lithe and saccharine in a form that signified neither jailbait nor hottie—an ingenue whose selling aim was sincerity, not innocuousness and the facing it implies."

Aaliyah was viewed by others as a role measure. Emil Wilbekin, described by CNN as "a associate of Aaliyah's" and adherent of her arrangement, explained: "Aaliyah is an excellent role measure, due she started her arrangement in the open eye at period 15 with a gold album entitled Age Ain't Nothing preserve a Number. And then her second album, One in a Million went double platinum. She had the leading role in Romeo Must Die, which was a box labor achievement. She's won numerous awards, separate MTV music video awards, and aside from her professional successes, numerous of her lyrics are very inspirational and uplifting. She also carried herself in a very professional mode. She was rightly spoken. She was beautiful, preserve she didn't advantage her loveliness to vend her music. She used her genius. Many young hip-hop fans greatly admire her."

She also was seen by others as a sex symbol. Aaliyah did not occupy a problem with being considered one. "I discern that nation ponder I'm sexy and I am looked at as that, and it is ventilate with me," she stated. "It's amazing to occupy sex accost. If you clasp it, it can be a very beautiful thing. I am entirely ventilate with that. Definitely. I perceive myself as sexy. If you are close with it, it can be very classy and it can be very appealing." The one "We Need a Resolution" was argued to occupy transformed "the once tomboy into a sexy grown woman". Aaliyah mentioned that her mother, during her childhood, would seize pictures of her and contemplation a sex accost. She reinforced her mother's assent by assertion that she did feel "sexy for certain" and that she embraced it and was close with this behold of her.

Personal vitality

In her save period, she was mainly a home individual, which dated back to her younger years, preserve on conjuncture went eviscerate and played laser tag. She reasoned this was due to her affection "the one things in vitality". Despite having a lucky arrangement that allowed her to purchase the vehicle she wanted, Aaliyah revealed during her final colloquy on August 21, 2001 on 106 & Park that she had never owned a car due to living in New York City and hiring a car or driver on a customary basis.

Family

Aaliyah's family played a major role in the arrangement of her arrangement. Aaliyah's father Michael Haughton, who died in 2012, served as her personal director. Her mother assisted her in her arrangement while brother Rashad Haughton and cousin Jomo Hankerson worked with her consistently. Her father's illness ended his co-treatment of Aaliyah with her mother Diane Haughton. She ran total of her decisions by Rashad.

Aaliyah was known to occupy usually been accompanied by members of her family and the "Rock the Boat" filming was credited by Rashad Haughton as being the leading and one period her family was not existing. In October 2001, Rashad stated: "It veritably boggles everyone from Day One, every one video she always shot there's always been myself or my mother or my father there. The circumstances surrounding this continue video were veritably foreign due my mother had eye surgery and couldn't fly. That veritably bothered her due she always traveled. My dad had to seize attention of my mom at that period. And I went to Australia to visit some friends. We veritably couldn't apprehend why we weren't there. You ask yourself perhaps we could occupy stopped it. But you can't veritably replicate the ask. There's always gonna be that ask of why." Her associate Kidada Jones said in the continue year of her vitality her parents had given her more freedom and she had talked almost wanting a family. "She wanted to occupy a family, and we talked almost how we couldn't wait to revolter back with our babies."

Gladys Knight, who had been married to Aaliyah's uncle Barry Hankerson, was innate to the initiate of Aaliyah's arrangement as she gave her numerous of her earlier performances. One of their continue conversations concerned Aaliyah having difficulty with "another young artist" that she was trying to act with. Knight felt the reasoning was "little" and insisted that she abode being who she was in malice of the encounter.

Illegal espousals

With the free of Age Ain't Nothing preserve a Number, rumors circulated of a relationship between Aaliyah and R. Kelly. Shortly behind, there was contemplation almost a hidden espousals with the free of Age Ain't Nothing preserve a Number and the man full that Kelly had written for Aaliyah. Vibe magazine later revealed a espousals certificate that listed the couple married on August 31, 1994, in Sheraton Gateway Suites in Rosemont, Illinois. Aaliyah, who was 15 at the period, was listed as 18 on the certificate; the illegal espousals was annulled in February 1995 by her parents. The two continued to deny espousals allegations, stating that neither was married. One local allegation amorphous the report was that Aaliyah wedded R. Kelly without her parents' apprehension.

Aaliyah reportedly developed a friendship with R. Kelly during the recording of her debut album. As she recalled to Vibe magazine in 1994, she and R. Kelly would "go wait a movie" and "go eat" when she got wearied and would then "come back and act". She described the relationship between her and R. Kelly as being "rather direct." In 2016, Kelly said that he was in affection with Aaliyah as he was with "anybody else." In December 1994, Aaliyah told the Sun-Times that whenever she was asked almost being married to R. Kelly, she urged them not to believe "total that mess" and that she and R. Kelly were "direct" and "nation took it the unfit form." In his 2011 book The Man Behind the Man: Looking From the Inside Out, Demetrius Smith Sr., a precedent limb of R. Kelly's entourage, wrote that R. Kelly told him "in a tone that sounded as if he wanted to extravasate into tears" that he reflection Aaliyah was procreant.

Jamie Foster Brown in the 1994 effect of Sister 2 Sister wrote that "R. Kelly told me that he and Aaliyah got unitedly and it was exact enchantment." Brown also reported hearing almost a relationship between them. "I've been hearing almost Robert and Aaliyah for a while—that she was procreant. Or that she was coming and going in and eviscerate of his house. People would perceive her walking his dog, 12 Play, with her basketball cap and sunglasses on. Every period I asked the label, they said it was cold. But I kept hearing complaints from nation almost her being in the studio with total those men. At 15," Brown said. "you occupy total those hormones and no brains attached to them."

Aaliyah admitted in search documents that she had lied almost her period. In May 1997, she filed fit in Cook County seeking to occupy total records of the espousals expunged due she was not aged adequate below position regulation to gain married without her parents' furnish. It was reported that she separate off total professional and personal ties with R. Kelly behind the espousals was annulled and ceased having handle with him. In 2014, Jomo Hankerson stated that Aaliyah "got villainized" over her relationship with R. Kelly and the offence over the espousals made it difficult to encounter producers for her second album. "We were coming off of a multi-platinum debut album and excepting for a couple of relationships with Jermaine Dupri and Puffy, it was firm for us to gain producers on the album." Hankerson also expressed confusion over why "they were overturn" with Aaliyah given her period at the period.

Aaliyah was known to leave answering questions affecting R. Kelly following the professional divide. During an colloquy with Christopher John Farley, she was asked if she was quiet in handle with him and if she would always act with him again. Farley said Aaliyah responded with a "fast, frosty" 'No' to twain of the questions. Vibe magazine said Aaliyah changed the subordinate anytime "you fetch up the espousals with her". A spokeswoman for Aaliyah said in 2000 that when "R. Kelly comes up, she doesn't plane converse his designation, and nobody's allowed to ask almost it at total". Kelly later commented that Aaliyah had opportunities to nicety the two's relationship behind they separated professionally preserve chose not to.

R. Kelly would occupy other allegations made almost him affecting underage girls in the years following her departure and his espousals to Aaliyah was used to manifestation his involvement with them. He refused to debate his relationship with her, citing that she was defunct. "Out of notice for her, and her mom and her dad, I devise not debate Aaliyah. That was a total other locality, a total other period, it was a total other thing, and I'm certain that nation also discern that." Aaliyah's mother Diane Haughton reflected that everything "that went unfit in her vitality" began with her relationship with R. Kelly. The allegations occupy been said to occupy done "pliant to imbue Aaliyah's image or hinder her from befitting a reliable '90s hitmaker with viable sidelines in movies and modeling."

Engagement

Aaliyah was dating co-author of Roc-A-Fella Records Damon Dash at the period of her departure and, though they were not formally occupied, in interviews given behind Aaliyah's departure, Dash claimed the couple had planned to marry. Aaliyah and Dash met in 2000 through his accountant and formed a friendship. Dash has said he is unsure of how he and Aaliyah started dating and that the two exact understood each other. "I don't discern , exact spending period, you discern, we exact saw things the identical and it was novel, you discern what I common? Meeting someone that is trying to do the identical thing you are doing in the urban market, in the identical urban market locate preserve not veritably being so urban. It was exact; her air was where my air was. She understood me and she got my jokes. She reflection my jokes were sportive."

Dash expressed his assent that Aaliyah was the "one" and claimed the two were not officially occupied, preserve had spoken almost getting married preceding to her departure. Aaliyah publicly never addressed the relationship between her and Dash as being anything preserve cold. In May 2001, she hosted a party for Dash's 30th birthday at a New York City club, where they were spotted unitedly and Dash was seen escorting her to a bathroom. Addressing this, Aaliyah stated that she and Dash were exact "very rectitude friends" and chose to "hold it at that" for the period being. Just two weeks precedently her departure, Aaliyah traveled from New Jersey to East Hampton, New York to visit Dash at the summer house he shared with Jay Z.

The couple were separated for protracted periods at a period, as Dash recalled that Aaliyah continuously shot films and would be gone for months frequently to come back shortly and continue her schedule. Dash was also committed to "his occupy thing", which did not create matters any meliorate. Despite this, they were knowledge that the period they had unitedly was particular. Dash remembered they would "be in a extension full of nation talking to each other and it felt equal everyone was listening preserve it would be exact us. It would be equal we were the one ones in the extension". Dash always felt their period unitedly was innate and Aaliyah was the individual he was interested in being with, which is why, as he claimed, they had begun speaking almost engage. The relationship was mentioned in the lyrics of Jay-Z's remix to her poem "Miss You", released behind her departure.

Death

Main article: Death of Aaliyah

On August 25, 2001, at 6:50 p.m. (EDT), Aaliyah and the members of the register aggregation boarded a twin-engine Cessna 402B (registration N8097W) at the Marsh Harbour Airport in Abaco Islands, the Bahamas, to journey to the Opa-locka Airport in Florida, behind they completed filming the music video for "Rock the Boat". They had a volitation scheduled the following day, preserve with filming finishing early, Aaliyah and her entourage were eager to recur to the U.S. and made the determination to freedom immediately. The designated airplane was smaller than the Cessna 404 on which they had originally arrived, preserve the total party and total of the equipment were accommodated on board. The plane crashed shortly behind takeoff, almost 200 feet (60 m) from the end of the runway and exploded.

Aaliyah and the eight others on board—steer Luis Morales III, hair stylist Eric Forman, Anthony Dodd, pledge guard Scott Gallin, family associate Keith Wallace, create-up stylist Christopher Maldonado, and Blackground Records employees Douglas Kratz and Gina Smith—were total killed. Gallin survived the initial contact and spent his continue moments worrying almost Aaliyah's position, according to ambulance drivers. The plane was identified as being owned by Florida-based aggregation Skystream by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in Atlanta. Initial reports of the interfere identified Luis Morales as "L Marael".

According to findings from an inquest conducted by the coroner's labor in the Bahamas, Aaliyah suffered from "serious burns and a flatter to the apex", in accession to serious startle and a feeble core. The coroner theorized that she went into such a position of startle that plane if she had survived the interfere, her repossession would occupy been almost impossible given the severity of her injuries. The bodies were taken to the morgue at Princess Margaret Hospital in Nassau, where they were kept for relations to aid identify them. Some of the bodies were badly burned in the interfere.

As the posterior examination determined, when the aircraft attempted to freedom, it was over its ultimatum seize-off gravity by 700 pounds (320 kg) and was carrying one advance passenger, according to its certification. An informational announce issued by the National Transportation Safety Board stated, "The airplane was seen lifting off the runway, and then nose down, impacting in a swamp on the south margin of the departure end of runway 27." It indicated that the steer was not approved to fly the plane. Morales falsely obtained his FAA permit by showing hundreds of hours never flown, and he may also occupy falsified how numerous hours he had flown in arrangement to gain a job with his employer, Blackhawk International Airways. Additionally, toxicology tests performed on Morales revealed traces of cocaine and alcohol in his method.

Aaliyah's funeral services were held on August 31, 2001, at the Frank E.Campbell Funeral Home and St. Ignatius Loyola Church in Manhattan. Her matter was seat in a silver-plated copper-deposit casket, which was carried in a glass steed-drawn hearse. An estimated 800 mourners were in attendance at the lead. Among those in attendance at the particular exhibit were Missy Elliott, Timbaland, Gladys Knight, Lil' Kim and Sean Combs. After the labor, 22 colorless doves were released to symbolize each year of Aaliyah's vitality. Aaliyah was initially entombed in a crypt at the Ferncliff Mausoleum in Hartsdale, New York; she was later moved to a particular extension at the left end of a corridor in the Rosewood Mausoleum. The inscription at the breast of Aaliyah's portrait at the funeral peruse: "We Were Given a Queen, We Were Given an Angel."

After Aaliyah's departure, the German newspaper Die Zeit published excerpts from an colloquy done shortly precedently her departure, in which she described a recurring trance: "It is black in my favorite trance. Someone is following me. I don't discern why. I'm scared. Then suddenly I lift off. Far far. How do I feel? As if I am swimming in the air. Free. Weightless. Nobody can extend me. Nobody can handle me. It's a amazing handle."

Posthumous arrangement

Immediately behind Aaliyah's departure, there was uncertainty over whether the music video for "Rock the Boat" would always air. It made its globe premiere on BET's Access Granted on October 9, 2001. She won two posthumous awards at the American Music Awards of 2002; Favorite Female R&B Artist and Favorite R&B/Soul Album for Aaliyah. Her second and final film, Queen of the Damned, was released in February 2002. Before its free, Aaliyah's brother, Rashad, re-dubbed some of her lines during post-origination. It grossed US$15.2 favorite in its leading weekend, ranking number one at the box labor. On the leading anniversary of Aaliyah's departure, a candlelight vigil was held in Times Square; millions of fans observed a instant of taciturnity; and throughout the United States, radio stations played her music in recollection. In December 2002, a assembly of previously unreleased matter was released as Aaliyah's leading posthumous album, I Care 4 U. A portion of the proceeds was donated to the Aaliyah Memorial Fund, a program that benefits the Revlon UCLA Women's Cancer Research Program and Harlem's Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. It debuted at number three on the Billboard 200, selling 280,000 copies in its leading week. The album's conduct one, "Miss You", peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. In August of the following year, clothing retailer Christian Dior donated profits from sales in notice of Aaliyah.

In 2005, Aaliyah's second collation album, Ultimate Aaliyah was released in the UK by Blackground Records. Ultimate Aaliyah is a three disc seat, which included a greatest hits audio CD and a DVD. Andy Kellman of AllMusic remarked "Ultimate Aaliyah adequately represents the shortened arrangement of a terrible genius who benefited from some of the best songwriting and origination act by Timbaland, Missy Elliott, and R. Kelly." A documentary movie Aaliyah Live in Amsterdam was released in 2011, shortly precedently the tenth anniversary of Aaliyah's departure. The documentary, by Pogus Caesar, contained previously invisible footage shot of her arrangement beginnings in 1995 when she was appearing in the Netherlands.

In March 2012, music producer Jeffrey "J-Dub" Walker announced on his Twitter narration that a poem "Steady Ground", which he produced for Aaliyah's third album, would be included in the forthcoming posthumous Aaliyah album. This second proposed posthumous album would component this poem using demo vocals, as Walker claims the originals were somehow lost by his resonance engineer. Aaliyah's brother Rashad later refuted Walker's claim, claiming that "no administrative album being released and supported by the Haughton family." On August 5, 2012, a poem entitled "Enough Said" was released online. The poem was produced by Noah "40" Shebib and features Canadian rapper Drake. Four days later, Jomo Hankerson confirmed a posthumous album is being produced and that it was scheduled to be released by the end of 2012 by Blackground Records. The album was reported to include 16 unreleased songs and occupy contributions from Aaliyah's longtime collaborators Timbaland and Missy Elliott, amorphous others. On August 13, Timbaland and Missy Elliott dismissed rumors almost being contacted or participating for the fling. Elliott's director Mona Scott-Young said in a statement to XXL, "Although Missy and Timbaland always labor to hold the recollection of their direct associate lively, we occupy not been contacted almost the fling nor are there any plans at this period to portion. We've seen the reports surfacing that they occupy been confirmed to portion preserve that is not the event. Both Missy and Timbaland are very feeling to the mislaying quiet being felt by the family so we wanted to unclose up any misinformation being circulated." Elliott herself said, "Tim and I carry Aaliyah with us everyday, equal so numerous of the nation who affection her. She devise always grow in our hearts. We occupy nothing preserve affection and notice for her recollection and for her loved ones left behind quiet grieving her mislaying. They are always in our prayers."

In June 2013, Aaliyah was featured on a novel mark by Chris Brown, titled "Don't Think They Know"; with Aaliyah singing the poem's hook. The video features dancing holographic versions of Aaliyah. The poem appears on Brown's sixth studio album, X. Timbaland voiced his disapproval for "Enough Said" and "Don't Think They Know" in July 2013. He exclaimed, "Aaliyah music one act with its soulmate, which is me". Soon behind, Timbaland apologized to Chris Brown over his remarks, which he explained were made due to Aaliyah and her departure being a "very feeling subordinate". In January 2014, producer Noah "40" Shebib confirmed that the posthumous album was shelved due to the denying admission surrounding Drake's involvement. Shebib added, "Aaliyah's mother assertion, 'I don't deficiency this eviscerate' was adequate for me ... I walked far very quickly."

Aaliyah's vocals were reported to be featured on the T-Pain mixtape, The Iron Way, on the mark "Girlfriend", preserve were pulled behind being met with censure by fans and numerous in attendance at a New York listening session that he hosted for the fling. In response to the censure, T-Pain questioned if Aaliyah's legacy was driven by her departure and claimed that were she quiet lively, she would be seen as trying to antagonist Beyoncé. According to T-Pain, he was given her vocals from a session she had done preceding to her departure behind being approached to act on a mark for a posthumous Aaliyah album and completing the poem, calling the exchange "exact equal a swap."

She was featured on the Tink mark "Million", which was released in May 2015 and contained samples from her poem "One in a Million". Collaborator Timbaland was implicated in the poem's creation, having previously claimed that Aaliyah appeared to him in a trance and stressed that Tink was "the one".

In August 2015, Timbaland confirmed that he had unreleased vocals from Aaliyah and stated a "slink peek" would be coming betimes.

In September 2015, Aaliyah by Xyrena, an administrative tax fragrance was announced.

On December 19, 2015, Timbaland uploaded a snippet of a novel Aaliyah poem inscription "He Keeps Me Shakin" on his Instagram narration and said it would be released December 25, 2015, on the Timbaland mixtape King Stays King. On August 24, 2017 MAC Cosmetics announced that an Aaliyah assembly devise be made available in the summer of 2018. The Aaliyah for Mac assembly was released on June 20 online and June 21 in stores , along with the MAC assembly, MAC and i-D Magazine partnered up to free a brief film titled "A-Z of Aaliyah" which coincided with the hurl. The brief film highlighted and famed the legacy of Aaliyah with the aid of cull fans who were selected to be a portion of the film through a casting call rivalry held by Mac and i-d magazine. The Aaliyah for Mac collectors box was sold at $250 and it sold eviscerate within minutes during the leading day of its initial free

Legacy and effect

Aaliyah has been credited for helping redefine R&B, pop and hip hop in the 1990s, "leaving an imperishable imprint on the music activity as a total." According to Billboard, Aaliyah revolutionized R&B with her close knead of pop, air and hip hop. In a 2001 reconsider of her eponymous album, Rolling Stone professed that Aaliyah's contact on R&B and pop has been enormous. Steve Huey of AllMusic wrote Aaliyah ranks amorphous the "elite" artists of the R&B genre, as she "played a major role in popularizing the stuttering, futuristic origination phraseology that consumed hip-hop and urban air in the slow 1990s." Bruce Britt of "music globe" on Broadcast Music, Inc's. website stated that by combining "schoolgirl spell with urban grit", Aaliyah helped limit the teen-oriented resonance that has resulted in contemporary pop phenom's equal Brandy, Christina Aguilera and Destiny's Child.

Described as one of "R&B's most expressive artists" during the 1990s, her second studio album, One in a Million, became one of the most powerful R&B albums of the decade. Music impartiality Simon Reynolds cited "Are You That Somebody?" as "the most original pop one" of 1998. Kelefah Sanneh of The New York Times wrote that rather than being the poem's focal aim, Aaliyah "knew how to disappear into the music, how to equal her tone to the bass cord", and accordingly "helped alter the form common music sounds; the twitchy, smite-driven songs of Destiny's Child borrow a unclose debit to 'Are You That Somebody'." Sanneh asserted that by the period of her departure in 2001, Aaliyah "had recorded some of the most innovative and powerful pop songs of the continue five years." Music promulgation Popdust named Aaliyah an unlikely queen of the underground due principally to her effect on the underground option music sight, which consists of weighty sampling and references to her music by underground artists. Popdust also mentioned that the advanced-thinking music Aaliyah did with Timbaland and the experimental music being made by numerous underground option artists are somewhat separate from the identical cloth. While compiling a catalogue of artists that seize cues from Aaliyah, MTV Hive mentioned that it's quiet to color her effect on underground movements equal dubstep, strains of indie pop, and lo-fi R&B movements. With sales of 8.1 favorite albums in the United States and an estimated 24 to 32 favorite albums worldwide, Aaliyah earned the nicknames "Princess of R&B" and "Queen of Urban Pop", as she "proved she was a recur in her occupy rectitude". Ernest Hardy of Rolling Stone dubbed her as the "undisputed queen of the midtempo come-on". Aaliyah has been referred to as a pop icon and a R&B icon for her contact and contributions to those relative genres. Japanese pop singer Hikaru Utada has said separate times that "It was when I heard Aaliyah's Age Ain't Nothing preserve a Number that I got hooked on R&B.", behind which Utada released her debut album First Love with weighty R&B influences. Another Japanese pop singer Crystal Kay has expressed how she admired Aaliyah when she was growing up and how she would usage dancing while watching her music videos.

Aaliyah was honored at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards by Janet Jackson, Missy Elliott, Timbaland, Ginuwine and her brother, Rashad, who total paid tax to her. In the identical year, the United States Social Security Administration ranked the designation Aaliyah one of the 100 most common names for newborn girls. Aaliyah was ranked as one of "The Top 40 Women of the Video Era" in VH1's 2003 The Greatest order. She was also ranked at number 18 on BET's "Top 25 Dancers of All Time". Aaliyah appeared on twain 2000 and 2001 catalogue of Maxim Hot 100 in position 41 and the latter at 14. In 2002 VH1 created the 100 sexiest artist catalogue and Aaliyah was ranked at number 36. In recollection of Aaliyah, the Entertainment Industry Foundation created the Aaliyah Memorial Fund to donate money raised to charities she supported. In December 2009, Billboard magazine ranked Aaliyah at number 70 on its Top Artists of the Decade, while her eponymous album was ranked at number 181 on the magazine's Top 200 Albums of the Decade. She is listed by Billboard as the tenth most lucky female R&B artist of the spent 25 years, and 27th most lucky R&B artist overall. In 2012, VH1 ranked her number 48 in "VH1's Greatest Women in Music". Also in 2012, Aaliyah was ranked at number 10 on Complex magazine's 100 hottest female singers of total-period catalogue and number 22 on their 90 hottest women of the 90's catalogue. In 2014, NME (New Musical Express) ranked Aaliyah at number 18 on NME's 100 most powerful artist catalogue. Aaliyah's garniture that she wore at the 2000 MTV Video Music Award's was featured in the most great form moments at the VMA's catalogue by the form promulgation Harper's Bazaar In October 2015 Aaliyah was featured in the 10 women who became Denim Style icons catalogue created by the form promulgation Vogue.

Aaliyah's music has influenced numerous artists including Adele, The Weeknd, Ciara, Beyoncé, Monica, Chris Brown, Rihanna, Azealia Banks, Sevyn Streeter, Keyshia Cole, J. Cole, Kelly Rowland, Zendaya, Rita Ora, The xx, Arctic Monkeys, Speedy Ortiz, Chelsea Wolfe, Haim, Angel Haze, Kiesza, Naya Rivera, Cassie, Hayley Williams, Jessie Ware, Yeasayer, Bebe Rexha, Omarion, and Years & Years frontman Olly Alexander. Canadian R&B singer Keshia Chanté who was said to play as her in her pending biopic back in 2008, complimented the singer's futuristic phraseology in music and form. Chanté backed eviscerate of the biopic behind speaking to Diane Haughton, preserve has expressed a willingness to do the fling if "the rectitude origination comes along and the family's behind it". Chanté also mentioned that Aaliyah had been portion of her vitality "since I was 6." R&B singer and associate Brandy said almost the slow singer "She came eviscerate precedently Monica and I did, she was our poesy. At the period, register companies did not believe in kid acts and it was exact inspiring to perceive someone that was alluring and alluring being themselves. When I met her I embraced her, I was so fortunate to encounter her." Rapper Drake said that the singer has had the biggest effect on his arrangement. He also has a tattoo of the singer on his back. Solange Knowles remarked on the tenth anniversary of her departure that she idolized Aaliyah and proclaimed that she would never be unremembered. Adam Levine, the conduct vocalist of the pop rock cluster Maroon 5, remembers that listening to "Are You That Somebody?" convinced him to chase a more soulful resonance than that of his then-band Kara's Flowers. Erika Ramirez, associate editor of Billboard.com, said at the period of Aaliyah's arrangement "there weren't numerous artists using the phraseology of conceding vocals the ways she was using it, and now you perceive a chance of artists doing that and finding achievement," her reasoning for Aaliyah's continued effect on running artists. She argued that Aaliyah's second album One in a Million was "very abundant advanced of its period, with the bass and electro phraseology of R&B sounds that they produced", referring to collaborators Timbaland and Missy Elliott and that the resonance, which "veritably stood eviscerate" at its period, was being replicated.

In 2012, British singer-songwriter Katy B released the poem Aaliyah as a tax to Aaliyah's legacy and enduring impression on R&B music. The poem leading appeared on Katy B's Danger EP and featured Jessie Ware on visitor vocals. In 2016, Swedish singer-songwriter Erik Hassle released a poem titled "If Your Man Only Knew" which serves as a tax to Aaliyah's 1996 one "If Your Girl Only Knew".

There has been continuing assent that Aaliyah would occupy achieved greater arrangement achievement had it not been for her departure. Emil Wilbekin mentioned the deaths of The Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur in conjunction with hers and added: "Her exact-released third album and scheduled role in a event to The Matrix could occupy made her another Janet Jackson or Whitney Houston". Director of Queen of the Damned Michael Rymer said of Aaliyah, "God, that girl could occupy gone so far" and spoke of her having "such a clarity almost what she wanted. Nothing was gonna advance in her form. No ego, no nervousness, no manipulation. There was nothing to close her."

On July 18, 2014, it was announced that Alexandra Shipp replaced Zendaya for the role of Aaliyah for the Lifetime TV biopic movie Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B, which premiered on November 15, 2014. Zendaya concoct censure due nation felt that she was too luminosity skinned and did not greatly resemble Aaliyah. She voiced her powerful notice for Aaliyah precedently dropping eviscerate of the fling. She explained her option to retract from the film in videos on Instagram. Aaliyah's family has been vocal in their disapproving of the film. Her cousin Jomo Hankerson stated the family would choose a "major studio free along the lines" of What's Love Got to Do with It, the biopic based on the vitality of Tina Turner. Aaliyah's family has consulted a counsellor to close Lifetime from using "any of the music, or any of the photographs and videos" they occupy and Jomo Hankerson claimed the TV network "didn't extend eviscerate." On August 9, 2014, it was announced that Chattrisse Dolabaille and Izaak Smith had been hurl as Aaliyah's collaborators Missy Elliott and Timbaland. Dolabaille accepted censure for her advent in comparison with that of Missy Elliot. Despite denying reviews, the film's premiere concoct 3.2 favorite viewers, befitting the second highest rated television movie of 2014.

In February 2015, a tax dinner was held for Aaliyah by The Sugar Club in Dublin, Ireland.

Discography

Main article: Aaliyah discography

See also: List of songs recorded by Aaliyah

Studio albums

Age Ain't Nothing preserve a Number (1994) One in a Million (1996) Aaliyah (2001)

Filmography

List of film and television roles Title Year Medium Role Notes Star Search 1989 TV exhibit Herself 1 episode All That 1995; 1997 TV order Herself (Musical visitor) 2 episodes New York Undercover 1997 Season 3, episode 65: "Fade Out" Romeo Must Die 2000 Feature film Trish O'Day Film debut Queen of the Damned 2002 Queen Akasha Posthumous free

Sources

Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian David (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide: Completely Revised and Updated 4th Edition. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.  Farley, John (2002). Aaliyah: More Than a Woman. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0-7434-5566-5.  Kenyatta, Kelly (2002). An R&B Princess in Words and Pictures. Amber Books Publishing. ISBN 0-9702224-3-2.  Simmonds, Jeremy (2008). The Encyclopedia of Dead Rock Stars. Chicago Review Press. ISBN 1-55652-754-3.  Sutherland, William (2005). Aaliyah Remembered. Trafford Publishing. ISBN 1-4120-5062-6. 

Early vitality

Aaliyah Dana Haughton was born on January 16, 1979, in Brooklyn, New York, and was the younger child of Diane and Michael "Miguel" Haughton (1951–2012). She was African American, and had Native American (Oneida) bequest from a grandmother. Her designation has been described as a female rendering of the Arabic "Ali"; however, the first Arabic and Jewish designation "Aliya (Hebrew: אליה)" derived from the Hebrew term "aliyah (Hebrew: עלייה)", and meant "highest, most exalted one, the best." Regardless of rise, the singer was greatly loving of her Semitic designation, expressing bear by calling it "beautiful" and asserting that she was "very arrogant of it," and she thus spent her total vitality striving to grow up to her designation every day. At a young period, Aaliyah was enrolled in tone lessons by her mother. She started performing at weddings, church choir and charity events. When she was five years aged, her family moved to Detroit, Michigan, where she was raised along with her older brother, Rashad. She attended a Catholic school, Gesu Elementary, where in leading grade, she accepted a portion in the stage play Annie. From then on, she was determined to befit an entertainer. In Detroit, her father began working in the warehouse employment, one of his brother-in-regulation Barry Hankerson's widening interests. Her mother stayed home and raised Aaliyah and her brother.

Throughout her vitality, she had a rectitude relationship with her brother, which traced back to their childhood as Rashad reflected that growing up with Aaliyah was "astounding". He recalled her running about their home singing and that never being annoying due to her having a "beautiful tone". She and her brother became direct with their cousin Jomo Hankerson, since growing up, they lived "almost five blocks aloof". Jomo walked Aaliyah and Rashad to their home from school when their mother was not powerful to choose them up and recalled the Haughton household being filled with music. Aaliyah's family was very direct due to the struggles of her grandparents and when the Haughtons moved to Detroit, the Hankersons were prompt to seize them in if certain. These identical bonds led to ties in the music activity, below the Blackground Records label.

Aaliyah's mother was a vocalist, and her uncle, Barry Hankerson, was an entertainment counsellor who had been married to Gladys Knight. As a child, Aaliyah traveled with Knight and worked with an agent in New York to audition for commercials and television programs, including Family Matters; she went on to appear on Star Search at the period of ten. Aaliyah chose to initiate auditioning while her mother made the determination to occupy her surname dropped. She auditioned for separate register labels and at period 11 appeared in concerts alongside Knight. She had separate darling animals in during her childhood, which included ducks, snakes and iguanas. Her cousin Jomo had a darling alligator, which Aaliyah felt was too abundant, remarking, "that was something I wasn't going to stroke."

Her grandmother died in 1991. Years behind her departure, Aaliyah said her grandmother supported everyone in the family and always wanted to hear her sing, as rightly as admitting that she "spoiled" her and her brother Rashad "to departure." She also enjoyed Aaliyah's singing and would occupy Aaliyah to sing for her. Aaliyah stated that she reflection of her grandmother whenever she cruel into dark. Aaliyah's hands reminded her of her aunt, who died when she was "very young" and Aaliyah referred to her as an "amazingly beautiful woman".

Education

When she was growing up, Aaliyah attended Detroit schools and believed she was rightly-liked, preserve got teased for her brief stature. She recalled coming into her occupy preceding to period 15 and grew to affection her altitude. Her mother would mention her to be fortunate that she was little and fealty her. Other children disliked Aaliyah, preserve she did not abode focused on them. "You always occupy to bargain with nation who are envious, preserve there were so brief it didn't plane matter. The superiority of kids supported me, which was amazing. When it comes to correspondence with denying nation, I exact permit it in one ear and eviscerate the other. Those nation were atomic to me." Even in her man vitality, she considered herself little. She had "conversant to reception and affection" herself and added: "... the most expressive thing is to ponder greatly of yourself due if you don't, no one else devise".

During her audition for acceptance to the Detroit High School for the Fine and Performing Arts Aaliyah sung the poem "Ave Maria" in its entirety in the Italian address.

Aaliyah, who maintained a consummate 4.0 grade aim common when graduating from Detroit High School for the Fine and Performing Arts, felt education was expressive. She saw decent to hold her grades up notwithstanding the pressures and period constraints brought on her during the early parts of her arrangement. She labeled herself as a perfectionist and recalled always being a rectitude student. Aaliyah reflected: "I always wanted to maintain that, plane in elevated school when I leading started to journey. I wanted to hold that 4.0. Being in the activity, you discern, I don't deficiency kids to ponder, 'I can exact sing and lose almost school.' I ponder it's very expressive to occupy an education, and plane more expressive to occupy something to drop back on." She did this in her occupy vitality, as she planned to "drop back on" another portion of the entertainment activity. She believed that if she could impart music history or unclose her occupy school to impart that or drama if she did not create a living as a recording artist due, as she reasoned, "when you choose a arrangement it has to be something you affection".

Career

1991–1995: Age Ain't Nothing preserve a Number

Aaliyah was introduced to R. Kelly (pictured), who became her mentor, as rightly as conduct songwriter and producer on her debut album

After Hankerson signed a distribution bargain with Jive Records, he signed Aaliyah to his Blackground Records label at the period of 12. Hankerson later introduced her to recording artist and producer R. Kelly, who became Aaliyah's mentor, as rightly as conduct songwriter and producer of her leading album, which was recorded when she was 14. Aaliyah's debut album, Age Ain't Nothing preserve a Number, was released below her mononym "Aaliyah", by Jive and Blackground Records on May 24, 1994; the album debut at number 24 on the Billboard 200 chart, selling 74,000 copies in its leading week. It ultimately peaked at number 18 on the Billboard 200 and sold over three favorite copies in the United States, where it was certified two times Platinum by the RIAA. In Canada, the album sold over 50,000 copies and was certified gold by the CRIA. Aaliyah's debut one, "Back & Forth", topped the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart for three weeks and was certified Gold by the RIAA. The second one, a conceal of The Isley Brothers' "At Your Best (You Are Love)", peaked at number six on the Billboard Hot 100 and was also certified Gold by the RIAA. The inscription mark, "Age Ain't Nothing preserve a Number", peaked at number 75 on the Hot 100. Additionally, she released "The Thing I Like" as portion of the soundtrack to the 1994 film A Low Down Dirty Shame.

Age Ain't Nothing But a Number accepted generally permissive reviews from music critics. Some writers noted that Aaliyah's "silky vocals" and "close tone" blended with Kelly's novel jack oscillate helped limit R&B in the 1990s. Her resonance was also compared to that of female quartet En Vogue. Christopher John Farley of Time magazine described the album as a "beautifully restrained act", noting that Aaliyah's "girlish, breathy vocals rode calmly on R. Kelly's uneven beats". Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic felt that the album had its "portion of gather", preserve described the singles as "slyly seductive". He also claimed that the songs on the album were "frequently meliorate" than that of Kelly's second studio album, 12 Play. The one "At Your Best (You Are Love)" was criticized by Billboard for being eviscerate of locate on the album and for its length.

1996–1999: One in a Million

"If Your Girl Only Knew" (1996) The leading one released from her second studio album, "If Your Girl Only Knew" was described as a sassy, organ-infused poem. Aaliyah was noted for having "smoother, more seductive, and stronger" singing. Problems playing this rasp? See media aid.

In 1996, Aaliyah left Jive Records and signed with Atlantic Records. She worked with register producers Timbaland and Missy Elliott, who contributed to her second studio album, One in a Million. Missy Elliott recalled Timbaland and herself being nervous to act with Aaliyah, since Aaliyah had already released her lucky début album while Missy Elliott and Timbaland were exact starting eviscerate. Missy Elliott also feared she would be a diva, preserve reflected that Aaliyah "came in and was so warming; she made us immediately feel equal family." The album yielded the one "If Your Girl Only Knew", which topped the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs for two weeks. It also generated the singles "Hot Like Fire" and "4 Page Letter". The following year, Aaliyah was featured on Timbaland & Magoo's debut one, "Up Jumps da Boogie". One in a Million peaked at number 18 on the Billboard 200, selling 3 favorite copies in the United States and over eight favorite copies worldwide. The album was certified double platinum by the RIAA on June 16, 1997, denoting shipments of two favorite copies. The month preceding to One in a Millions free, on May 5, 1997, music publisher Windswept Pacific filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court over Aaliyah claiming she had illegally copied Bobby Caldwell's "What You Won't Do for Love" for the one "Age Ain't Nothing preserve a Number".

Aaliyah attended the Detroit High School for the Fine and Performing Arts, where she majored in drama and graduated in 1997 with a 4.0 GPA. Aaliyah began her acting arrangement that identical year; she played herself in the police drama television order New York Undercover. During this period, Aaliyah participated in the Children's Benefit Concert, a charity onion that took locate at the Beacon Theatre in New York. Aaliyah also became the spokesperson for Tommy Hilfiger Corporation. In 1997 Aaliyah performed the Christmas sing What Child Is This at the annual holiday particular Christmas in Washington. She contributed on the soundtrack album for the Fox Animation Studios boused component Anastasia, performing a conceal rendering of "Journey to the Past" which earned songwriters Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty a nomination for the Academy Award for Best Original Song. Aaliyah performed the poem at the 1998 Academy Awards exhibit and became the youngest singer to act at the event. The poem "Are You That Somebody?" was featured on the Dr. Dolittle soundtrack, which earned Aaliyah her leading Grammy Award nomination. The poem peaked at number 21 on the Hot 100.

2000: Romeo Must Die

In 1999, Aaliyah landed her leading film role in Romeo Must Die, released March 22, 2000. Aaliyah starred facing soldierly artist Jet Li, playing a couple who drop in affection amid their warring families. It grossed US$18.6 favorite in its leading weekend, ranking number two at the box labor. Aaliyah purposely stayed far from reviews of the film to "create it easier on" herself, preserve she heard "that nation were powerful to gain into me, which is what I wanted." In opposition, some critics felt there was no chemistry between her and Jet Li, as rightly as viewing the film was too simplistic. This was echoed by Elvis Mitchell of The New York Times, who wrote that while Aaliyah was "a intrinsic" and the film was conceived as a spotlight for twain her and Li, "they occupy so pliant chemistry unitedly you'd ponder they're putting eviscerate a fire instead of shooting off sparks. Her role was rightly accepted by Glen Oliver by IGN who liked that she did not draw her symbol "as a victimized female" preserve instead "as a powerful female who does not come athwart as an over-the-apex Women's Right Advocate."

Aaliyah in 2000

In accession to acting, Aaliyah served as an executive producer of the film's soundtrack, where she contributed four songs. "Try Again" was released as a one from the soundtrack; the poem topped the Billboard Hot 100, making Aaliyah the leading artist to apex the chart based solely on airplay; this led the poem to be released in a 12" vinyl and 7" one. The music video won the Best Female Video and Best Video from a Film awards at the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards. It also earned her a Grammy Award nomination for Best Female R&B Vocalist. The soundtrack went on to vend 1.5 favorite copies in the United States.

2001: Aaliyah

After completing Romeo Must Die, Aaliyah began to act on her second film, Queen of the Damned. She played the role of an aged vampire, Queen Akasha, which she described as a "manipulative, idiotic, sexual being". Prior to her departure, she expressed the possibility of recording songs for the film's soundtrack and welcomed the possibility of collaborating with Jonathan Davis. She was scheduled to film for the sequels of The Matrix as the symbol Zee.

In May 2001, Shaquille O'Neal admitted that his remarks where he claimed to occupy occupied in sexual correspondence with Aaliyah, Cindy Crawford and Venus Williams were false behind making the allegations during an advent on a radio standing and apologized to the three. All three denied the claims. The following month, June 2001, Aaliyah posed for a photo shoot with Eric Johnson. Johnson kept the images in his "particular personal archive" for thirteen years precedently providing digital copies of 13 Aaliyah photographs to an online photography magazine and authorizing the promulgation to advantage the photographs for a story they were doing on Aaliyah. Not protracted behind, he filed a lawsuit claiming ABC had infringed his rights since the confirmation authorized further reproduction by reproducing them online.

Aaliyah released her self-titled album, Aaliyah, in July 2001. It debuted at number two on the Billboard 200, selling 187,000 copies in its leading week. The leading one from the album, "We Need a Resolution", peaked at number 59 on the Billboard Hot 100. She artistic recording the album in March 2001 behind a year of recording tracks that began in March of the antecedent year. At the period she started recording the album, Aaliyah's publicist disclosed the album's free date as most likely being in October 2000. Filming for Queen of the Damned delayed the free of Aaliyah. Aaliyah enjoyed balancing her singing and acting careers. Though she named music a "leading" for her, she also had been acting since she was young and had wanted to initiate acting "at some aim in my arrangement," preserve "wanted it to be the rectitude period and the rectitude vehicle" and felt Romeo Must Die "was it".

Aaliyah was released five years behind One in a Million. Aaliyah had not intended for the albums to occupy such a gap between them. "I wanted to seize a fracture behind One in a Million to exact loosen, ponder almost how I wanted to access the next album. Then, when I was prompt to initiate back up, "Romeo" happened, and so I had to seize another fracture and do that film and then do the soundtrack, then aid it. The fracture turned into a longer fracture than I anticipated." Connie Johnson of the Los Angeles Times argued that Aaliyah having to centre on her film arrangement may occupy caused her to not bestow the album "the contemplation it merited." Collaborator Timbaland concurred, stating that he was briefly in Australia to act on the album while Aaliyah was filming and did not feel the identical origination had gone into Aaliyah as One in a Million had. He also said Virgin Records had rushed the album and Aaliyah had specifically requested Missy Elliott and Timbaland act on Aaliyah with her.

The week behind Aaliyah's departure, her third studio album, Aaliyah, rose from number 19 to number one on the Billboard 200. "Rock the Boat" was released as a posthumous one. The music video premiered on BET's Access Granted; it became the most viewed and highest rated episode in the history of the exhibit. The poem peaked at number 14 on the Billboard Hot 100 and number two on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. It was also included on the Now That's What I Call Music! 8 collation order; a portion of the album's profits was donated to the Aaliyah Memorial Fund. Promotional posters for Aaliyah that had been put up in major cities such as New York and Los Angeles became makeshift memorials for grieving fans.

"More than a Woman" and "I Care 4 U" were released as posthumous singles and peaked within the apex 25 of the Billboard Hot 100. The album was certified double Platinum by the RIAA and sold 2.6 favorite copies in the United States. "More than a Woman" reached number one on the UK singles chart making Aaliyah the leading female deceased artist to extend number one on the UK singles chart. "More than a Woman" was replaced by George Harrison's "My Sweet Lord" which is the one period in the UK singles chart's history where a defunct artist has replaced another defunct artist at number one. In July 2001, she allowed MTV's exhibit Diary behind-the-scenes access to her vitality and stated "I am really blessed to rouse up every morning to do something that I affection; there is nothing meliorate than that." She continued, "Everything is value it – the firm act, the times when you're wearied, the times when you are a morsel heavy. In the end, it's total value it due it veritably makes me fortunate. I wouldn't commerce it for anything else in the globe. I've got rectitude friends, a beautiful family and I've got a arrangement. I thank God for his blessings every one accident I gain."

Aaliyah was signed to appear in separate forthcoming films, including Honey, a fabulous film titled Some Kind of Blue, and a Whitney Houston-produced remake of the 1976 film Sparkle. Whitney Houston recalled Aaliyah being "so enthusiastic" almost the film and wanting to appear in the film "so badly". Houston also voiced her assent that Aaliyah was more than fitted for the role and the film was shelved behind she died, since Aaliyah had "gone to a meliorate locate". Studio officials of Warner Brothers stated that Aaliyah and her mother had twain peruse the script for Sparkle. According to them, Aaliyah was passionate almost playing the conduct role of a young singer in a girl cluster. The film was released in 2012, eleven years behind Aaliyah's departure. Before her departure, Aaliyah had filmed portion of her role in The Matrix Reloaded and was scheduled to appear in The Matrix Revolutions as Zee. Aaliyah told Access Hollywood that she was "over fortunate" to occupy landed the role. The role was subsequently recast to Nona Gaye. Aaliyah's scenes were included in the tax section of the Matrix Ultimate Collection order.

In November 2001, Ronald Isley stated that Aaliyah and the Isley Brothers had discussed a collaboration preceding to her departure. She had previously covered the Isley Brothers' one "At Your Best (You Are Love)". By 2001, Aaliyah had enjoyed her now seven-year arrangement and felt a perception of accomplishment. "This is what I always wanted," she said of her arrangement in Vibe magazine. "I breathe to act, to haven, I can't conceive myself doing anything else. I'm exact a veritably fortunate girl rectitude now. I honestly affection every front of this employment. I veritably do. I feel very fulfilled and full."

Artistry

Voice and phraseology

"Are You That Somebody?" (1998) Timbaland's stuttering, idiosyncratic marvellous challenged Aaliyah to unveil her artistic personality more than she had on R. Kelly's smoother melodious settings. Problems playing this rasp? See media aid.

Aaliyah had the vocal order of a soprano. With the free of her debut one "Back & Forth", Dimitri Ehrlich of Entertainment Weekly expressed that Aaliyah's "silky vocals are more agile than those of self-proclaimed queen of hip-hop air Mary J. Blige." In her reconsider for Aaliyah's second studio album One in a Million Vibe magazine, music impartiality Dream Hampton said that Aaliyah's "deliciously feline" tone has the identical "pop accost" as Janet Jackson's. Aaliyah described her resonance as "street preserve saccharine", which featured her "courteous" vocals over a "firm" smite. Though Aaliyah did not write any of her occupy matter, her lyrics were described as in-depth. She incorporated R&B, pop and hip hop into her music. Her songs were frequently uptempo and at the identical period frequently black, revolving about "matters of the core". After her R. Kelly-produced debut album, Aaliyah worked with Timbaland and Missy Elliott, whose marvellous were more electronic. Sasha Frere-Jones of The Wire finds Aaliyah's "Are You That Somebody?" to be Timbaland's "masterpiece" and laudable of his origination's initiate-close rhythms, with "big half-second pauses between beats and voices". Keith Harris of Rolling Stone cites "Are You That Somebody?" as "one of '90s R&B's most astounding moments".

Aaliyah's songs occupy been said to occupy "crisp origination" and "staccato arrangements" that "lengthen genre boundaries" while containing "aged-school" air music. Kelefah Sanneh of The New York Times named Aaliyah "a digital diva who wove a spell with ones and zeroes", and writes that her songs comprised "one vocal riffs, repeated and refracted to reverberation the manipulated loops that form digital rhythm", as Timbaland's "computer-programmed beats fitted fully with her ventilate, breathy tone to form a novel phraseology of electronic music." When she experimented with other genres on Aaliyah, such as Latin pop and weighty metal, Entertainment Weekly's Craig Seymour panned the attempt. While Analyzing her eponymous album British promulgation NME (New Musical Express) felt that Aaliyah's original third album was intended to condense her position as U.S.R&B's most experimental artist. As her albums progressed, writers felt that Aaliyah matured, calling her advancement a "avowal of force and independence". ABC News noted that Aaliyah's music was evolving from the punchy pop influenced Hip hop and R&B to a more mature, introspective resonance on her third album. Stephen Thomas Erlewine of AllMusic described her eponymous album, Aaliyah, as "a statement of maturity and a stunning artistic jump advanced" and named it one of the strongest urban air records of its period. She portrayed "unfamiliar sounds, styles and emotions", preserve managed to delight critics with the contemporary resonance it contained. Ernest Hardy of Rolling Stone felt that Aaliyah reflected a stronger technique, where she gave her best vocal accomplishment. Prior to her departure, Aaliyah expressed a eagerness to acquire almost the burgeoning UK garage sight she had heard almost at the period.

Influences

As an artist, Aaliyah frequently voiced that she was inspired by a number of performers. These include Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Sade, En Vogue, Nine Inch Nails, Korn, Prince, Naughty by Nature, Johnny Mathis, Janet Jackson and Barbra Streisand. Aaliyah expressed that Michael Jackson's Thriller was her "favorite album" and that "nothing devise always apex Thriller." She stated that she admired Sade due "she stays true to her phraseology no matter what ... she's an astounding artist, an astounding performer ... and I absolutely affection her." Aaliyah expressed she had always desired to act with Janet Jackson, whom she had drawn numerous comparison to over the arrangement of her arrangement, stating "I admire her a big bargain. She's a total performer ... I'd affection to do a duet with Janet Jackson." Jackson reciprocated Aaliyah's affections, commenting "I've loved her from the commencement due she always comes eviscerate and does something different, musically." Jackson also stated she would occupy enjoyed collaborating with Aaliyah.

Image

Aaliyah focused on her open image throughout her arrangement. She frequently wore baggy clothes and sunglasses, stating that she wanted to be herself. She described her image as being "expressive ... to particularize yourself from the quiet of the burden". She frequently wore black clothing, starting a deviate for correspondent form amorphous women in United States and Japan. Aaliyah's fashionable phraseology has been credited for being an effect on novel form deviate's named "Health Goth" and "Ghetto Goth" also known as GHE20 GOTH1K Aaliyah participated in form designer Tommy Hilfiger's All America Tour and was featured in Tommy Jean ads, which depicted her in boxer shorts, baggy jeans and a tube apex. Hilfiger's brother, Andy, named it "a total novel behold" that was "classy preserve sexy". Carson Daly A precedent VJ on MTV's Total Request Live commented on Aaliyah's phraseology by assertion that she was "slim edge" ,"always one advance advanced of the incurve" and that "the TRL hearers looks to her to aspect eviscerate what's fiery and what's novel".

When she changed her hairstyle, Aaliyah took her mother's advice to conceal her left eye, abundant equal Veronica Lake. The behold has befit known as her signature and been referred to as fusion of "unnerving emotional uprightness" and "a perception of mystique". In 1998, she hired a personal trainer to hold in form, and exercised five days a week and ate food foods. Aaliyah was praised for her "purify-separate image" and "mental values". Robert Christgau of The Village Voice wrote of Aaliyah's artistry and image, "she was lithe and saccharine in a form that signified neither jailbait nor hottie—an ingenue whose selling aim was sincerity, not innocuousness and the facing it implies."

Aaliyah was viewed by others as a role measure. Emil Wilbekin, described by CNN as "a associate of Aaliyah's" and adherent of her arrangement, explained: "Aaliyah is an excellent role measure, due she started her arrangement in the open eye at period 15 with a gold album entitled Age Ain't Nothing preserve a Number. And then her second album, One in a Million went double platinum. She had the leading role in Romeo Must Die, which was a box labor achievement. She's won numerous awards, separate MTV music video awards, and aside from her professional successes, numerous of her lyrics are very inspirational and uplifting. She also carried herself in a very professional mode. She was rightly spoken. She was beautiful, preserve she didn't advantage her loveliness to vend her music. She used her genius. Many young hip-hop fans greatly admire her."

She also was seen by others as a sex symbol. Aaliyah did not occupy a problem with being considered one. "I discern that nation ponder I'm sexy and I am looked at as that, and it is ventilate with me," she stated. "It's amazing to occupy sex accost. If you clasp it, it can be a very beautiful thing. I am entirely ventilate with that. Definitely. I perceive myself as sexy. If you are close with it, it can be very classy and it can be very appealing." The one "We Need a Resolution" was argued to occupy transformed "the once tomboy into a sexy grown woman". Aaliyah mentioned that her mother, during her childhood, would seize pictures of her and contemplation a sex accost. She reinforced her mother's assent by assertion that she did feel "sexy for certain" and that she embraced it and was close with this behold of her.

Personal vitality

In her save period, she was mainly a home individual, which dated back to her younger years, preserve on conjuncture went eviscerate and played laser tag. She reasoned this was due to her affection "the one things in vitality". Despite having a lucky arrangement that allowed her to purchase the vehicle she wanted, Aaliyah revealed during her final colloquy on August 21, 2001 on 106 & Park that she had never owned a car due to living in New York City and hiring a car or driver on a customary basis.

Family

Aaliyah's family played a major role in the arrangement of her arrangement. Aaliyah's father Michael Haughton, who died in 2012, served as her personal director. Her mother assisted her in her arrangement while brother Rashad Haughton and cousin Jomo Hankerson worked with her consistently. Her father's illness ended his co-treatment of Aaliyah with her mother Diane Haughton. She ran total of her decisions by Rashad.

Aaliyah was known to occupy usually been accompanied by members of her family and the "Rock the Boat" filming was credited by Rashad Haughton as being the leading and one period her family was not existing. In October 2001, Rashad stated: "It veritably boggles everyone from Day One, every one video she always shot there's always been myself or my mother or my father there. The circumstances surrounding this continue video were veritably foreign due my mother had eye surgery and couldn't fly. That veritably bothered her due she always traveled. My dad had to seize attention of my mom at that period. And I went to Australia to visit some friends. We veritably couldn't apprehend why we weren't there. You ask yourself perhaps we could occupy stopped it. But you can't veritably replicate the ask. There's always gonna be that ask of why." Her associate Kidada Jones said in the continue year of her vitality her parents had given her more freedom and she had talked almost wanting a family. "She wanted to occupy a family, and we talked almost how we couldn't wait to revolter back with our babies."

Gladys Knight, who had been married to Aaliyah's uncle Barry Hankerson, was innate to the initiate of Aaliyah's arrangement as she gave her numerous of her earlier performances. One of their continue conversations concerned Aaliyah having difficulty with "another young artist" that she was trying to act with. Knight felt the reasoning was "little" and insisted that she abode being who she was in malice of the encounter.

Illegal espousals

With the free of Age Ain't Nothing preserve a Number, rumors circulated of a relationship between Aaliyah and R. Kelly. Shortly behind, there was contemplation almost a hidden espousals with the free of Age Ain't Nothing preserve a Number and the man full that Kelly had written for Aaliyah. Vibe magazine later revealed a espousals certificate that listed the couple married on August 31, 1994, in Sheraton Gateway Suites in Rosemont, Illinois. Aaliyah, who was 15 at the period, was listed as 18 on the certificate; the illegal espousals was annulled in February 1995 by her parents. The two continued to deny espousals allegations, stating that neither was married. One local allegation amorphous the report was that Aaliyah wedded R. Kelly without her parents' apprehension.

Aaliyah reportedly developed a friendship with R. Kelly during the recording of her debut album. As she recalled to Vibe magazine in 1994, she and R. Kelly would "go wait a movie" and "go eat" when she got wearied and would then "come back and act". She described the relationship between her and R. Kelly as being "rather direct." In 2016, Kelly said that he was in affection with Aaliyah as he was with "anybody else." In December 1994, Aaliyah told the Sun-Times that whenever she was asked almost being married to R. Kelly, she urged them not to believe "total that mess" and that she and R. Kelly were "direct" and "nation took it the unfit form." In his 2011 book The Man Behind the Man: Looking From the Inside Out, Demetrius Smith Sr., a precedent limb of R. Kelly's entourage, wrote that R. Kelly told him "in a tone that sounded as if he wanted to extravasate into tears" that he reflection Aaliyah was procreant.

Jamie Foster Brown in the 1994 effect of Sister 2 Sister wrote that "R. Kelly told me that he and Aaliyah got unitedly and it was exact enchantment." Brown also reported hearing almost a relationship between them. "I've been hearing almost Robert and Aaliyah for a while—that she was procreant. Or that she was coming and going in and eviscerate of his house. People would perceive her walking his dog, 12 Play, with her basketball cap and sunglasses on. Every period I asked the label, they said it was cold. But I kept hearing complaints from nation almost her being in the studio with total those men. At 15," Brown said. "you occupy total those hormones and no brains attached to them."

Aaliyah admitted in search documents that she had lied almost her period. In May 1997, she filed fit in Cook County seeking to occupy total records of the espousals expunged due she was not aged adequate below position regulation to gain married without her parents' furnish. It was reported that she separate off total professional and personal ties with R. Kelly behind the espousals was annulled and ceased having handle with him. In 2014, Jomo Hankerson stated that Aaliyah "got villainized" over her relationship with R. Kelly and the offence over the espousals made it difficult to encounter producers for her second album. "We were coming off of a multi-platinum debut album and excepting for a couple of relationships with Jermaine Dupri and Puffy, it was firm for us to gain producers on the album." Hankerson also expressed confusion over why "they were overturn" with Aaliyah given her period at the period.

Aaliyah was known to leave answering questions affecting R. Kelly following the professional divide. During an colloquy with Christopher John Farley, she was asked if she was quiet in handle with him and if she would always act with him again. Farley said Aaliyah responded with a "fast, frosty" 'No' to twain of the questions. Vibe magazine said Aaliyah changed the subordinate anytime "you fetch up the espousals with her". A spokeswoman for Aaliyah said in 2000 that when "R. Kelly comes up, she doesn't plane converse his designation, and nobody's allowed to ask almost it at total". Kelly later commented that Aaliyah had opportunities to nicety the two's relationship behind they separated professionally preserve chose not to.

R. Kelly would occupy other allegations made almost him affecting underage girls in the years following her departure and his espousals to Aaliyah was used to manifestation his involvement with them. He refused to debate his relationship with her, citing that she was defunct. "Out of notice for her, and her mom and her dad, I devise not debate Aaliyah. That was a total other locality, a total other period, it was a total other thing, and I'm certain that nation also discern that." Aaliyah's mother Diane Haughton reflected that everything "that went unfit in her vitality" began with her relationship with R. Kelly. The allegations occupy been said to occupy done "pliant to imbue Aaliyah's image or hinder her from befitting a reliable '90s hitmaker with viable sidelines in movies and modeling."

Engagement

Aaliyah was dating co-author of Roc-A-Fella Records Damon Dash at the period of her departure and, though they were not formally occupied, in interviews given behind Aaliyah's departure, Dash claimed the couple had planned to marry. Aaliyah and Dash met in 2000 through his accountant and formed a friendship. Dash has said he is unsure of how he and Aaliyah started dating and that the two exact understood each other. "I don't discern , exact spending period, you discern, we exact saw things the identical and it was novel, you discern what I common? Meeting someone that is trying to do the identical thing you are doing in the urban market, in the identical urban market locate preserve not veritably being so urban. It was exact; her air was where my air was. She understood me and she got my jokes. She reflection my jokes were sportive."

Dash expressed his assent that Aaliyah was the "one" and claimed the two were not officially occupied, preserve had spoken almost getting married preceding to her departure. Aaliyah publicly never addressed the relationship between her and Dash as being anything preserve cold. In May 2001, she hosted a party for Dash's 30th birthday at a New York City club, where they were spotted unitedly and Dash was seen escorting her to a bathroom. Addressing this, Aaliyah stated that she and Dash were exact "very rectitude friends" and chose to "hold it at that" for the period being. Just two weeks precedently her departure, Aaliyah traveled from New Jersey to East Hampton, New York to visit Dash at the summer house he shared with Jay Z.

The couple were separated for protracted periods at a period, as Dash recalled that Aaliyah continuously shot films and would be gone for months frequently to come back shortly and continue her schedule. Dash was also committed to "his occupy thing", which did not create matters any meliorate. Despite this, they were knowledge that the period they had unitedly was particular. Dash remembered they would "be in a extension full of nation talking to each other and it felt equal everyone was listening preserve it would be exact us. It would be equal we were the one ones in the extension". Dash always felt their period unitedly was innate and Aaliyah was the individual he was interested in being with, which is why, as he claimed, they had begun speaking almost engage. The relationship was mentioned in the lyrics of Jay-Z's remix to her poem "Miss You", released behind her departure.

Death

Main article: Death of Aaliyah

On August 25, 2001, at 6:50 p.m. (EDT), Aaliyah and the members of the register aggregation boarded a twin-engine Cessna 402B (registration N8097W) at the Marsh Harbour Airport in Abaco Islands, the Bahamas, to journey to the Opa-locka Airport in Florida, behind they completed filming the music video for "Rock the Boat". They had a volitation scheduled the following day, preserve with filming finishing early, Aaliyah and her entourage were eager to recur to the U.S. and made the determination to freedom immediately. The designated airplane was smaller than the Cessna 404 on which they had originally arrived, preserve the total party and total of the equipment were accommodated on board. The plane crashed shortly behind takeoff, almost 200 feet (60 m) from the end of the runway and exploded.

Aaliyah and the eight others on board—steer Luis Morales III, hair stylist Eric Forman, Anthony Dodd, pledge guard Scott Gallin, family associate Keith Wallace, create-up stylist Christopher Maldonado, and Blackground Records employees Douglas Kratz and Gina Smith—were total killed. Gallin survived the initial contact and spent his continue moments worrying almost Aaliyah's position, according to ambulance drivers. The plane was identified as being owned by Florida-based aggregation Skystream by the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in Atlanta. Initial reports of the interfere identified Luis Morales as "L Marael".

According to findings from an inquest conducted by the coroner's labor in the Bahamas, Aaliyah suffered from "serious burns and a flatter to the apex", in accession to serious startle and a feeble core. The coroner theorized that she went into such a position of startle that plane if she had survived the interfere, her repossession would occupy been almost impossible given the severity of her injuries. The bodies were taken to the morgue at Princess Margaret Hospital in Nassau, where they were kept for relations to aid identify them. Some of the bodies were badly burned in the interfere.

As the posterior examination determined, when the aircraft attempted to freedom, it was over its ultimatum seize-off gravity by 700 pounds (320 kg) and was carrying one advance passenger, according to its certification. An informational announce issued by the National Transportation Safety Board stated, "The airplane was seen lifting off the runway, and then nose down, impacting in a swamp on the south margin of the departure end of runway 27." It indicated that the steer was not approved to fly the plane. Morales falsely obtained his FAA permit by showing hundreds of hours never flown, and he may also occupy falsified how numerous hours he had flown in arrangement to gain a job with his employer, Blackhawk International Airways. Additionally, toxicology tests performed on Morales revealed traces of cocaine and alcohol in his method.

Aaliyah's funeral services were held on August 31, 2001, at the Frank E.Campbell Funeral Home and St. Ignatius Loyola Church in Manhattan. Her matter was seat in a silver-plated copper-deposit casket, which was carried in a glass steed-drawn hearse. An estimated 800 mourners were in attendance at the lead. Among those in attendance at the particular exhibit were Missy Elliott, Timbaland, Gladys Knight, Lil' Kim and Sean Combs. After the labor, 22 colorless doves were released to symbolize each year of Aaliyah's vitality. Aaliyah was initially entombed in a crypt at the Ferncliff Mausoleum in Hartsdale, New York; she was later moved to a particular extension at the left end of a corridor in the Rosewood Mausoleum. The inscription at the breast of Aaliyah's portrait at the funeral peruse: "We Were Given a Queen, We Were Given an Angel."

After Aaliyah's departure, the German newspaper Die Zeit published excerpts from an colloquy done shortly precedently her departure, in which she described a recurring trance: "It is black in my favorite trance. Someone is following me. I don't discern why. I'm scared. Then suddenly I lift off. Far far. How do I feel? As if I am swimming in the air. Free. Weightless. Nobody can extend me. Nobody can handle me. It's a amazing handle."

Posthumous arrangement

Immediately behind Aaliyah's departure, there was uncertainty over whether the music video for "Rock the Boat" would always air. It made its globe premiere on BET's Access Granted on October 9, 2001. She won two posthumous awards at the American Music Awards of 2002; Favorite Female R&B Artist and Favorite R&B/Soul Album for Aaliyah. Her second and final film, Queen of the Damned, was released in February 2002. Before its free, Aaliyah's brother, Rashad, re-dubbed some of her lines during post-origination. It grossed US$15.2 favorite in its leading weekend, ranking number one at the box labor. On the leading anniversary of Aaliyah's departure, a candlelight vigil was held in Times Square; millions of fans observed a instant of taciturnity; and throughout the United States, radio stations played her music in recollection. In December 2002, a assembly of previously unreleased matter was released as Aaliyah's leading posthumous album, I Care 4 U. A portion of the proceeds was donated to the Aaliyah Memorial Fund, a program that benefits the Revlon UCLA Women's Cancer Research Program and Harlem's Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. It debuted at number three on the Billboard 200, selling 280,000 copies in its leading week. The album's conduct one, "Miss You", peaked at number three on the Billboard Hot 100 and topped the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart. In August of the following year, clothing retailer Christian Dior donated profits from sales in notice of Aaliyah.

In 2005, Aaliyah's second collation album, Ultimate Aaliyah was released in the UK by Blackground Records. Ultimate Aaliyah is a three disc seat, which included a greatest hits audio CD and a DVD. Andy Kellman of AllMusic remarked "Ultimate Aaliyah adequately represents the shortened arrangement of a terrible genius who benefited from some of the best songwriting and origination act by Timbaland, Missy Elliott, and R. Kelly." A documentary movie Aaliyah Live in Amsterdam was released in 2011, shortly precedently the tenth anniversary of Aaliyah's departure. The documentary, by Pogus Caesar, contained previously invisible footage shot of her arrangement beginnings in 1995 when she was appearing in the Netherlands.

In March 2012, music producer Jeffrey "J-Dub" Walker announced on his Twitter narration that a poem "Steady Ground", which he produced for Aaliyah's third album, would be included in the forthcoming posthumous Aaliyah album. This second proposed posthumous album would component this poem using demo vocals, as Walker claims the originals were somehow lost by his resonance engineer. Aaliyah's brother Rashad later refuted Walker's claim, claiming that "no administrative album being released and supported by the Haughton family." On August 5, 2012, a poem entitled "Enough Said" was released online. The poem was produced by Noah "40" Shebib and features Canadian rapper Drake. Four days later, Jomo Hankerson confirmed a posthumous album is being produced and that it was scheduled to be released by the end of 2012 by Blackground Records. The album was reported to include 16 unreleased songs and occupy contributions from Aaliyah's longtime collaborators Timbaland and Missy Elliott, amorphous others. On August 13, Timbaland and Missy Elliott dismissed rumors almost being contacted or participating for the fling. Elliott's director Mona Scott-Young said in a statement to XXL, "Although Missy and Timbaland always labor to hold the recollection of their direct associate lively, we occupy not been contacted almost the fling nor are there any plans at this period to portion. We've seen the reports surfacing that they occupy been confirmed to portion preserve that is not the event. Both Missy and Timbaland are very feeling to the mislaying quiet being felt by the family so we wanted to unclose up any misinformation being circulated." Elliott herself said, "Tim and I carry Aaliyah with us everyday, equal so numerous of the nation who affection her. She devise always grow in our hearts. We occupy nothing preserve affection and notice for her recollection and for her loved ones left behind quiet grieving her mislaying. They are always in our prayers."

In June 2013, Aaliyah was featured on a novel mark by Chris Brown, titled "Don't Think They Know"; with Aaliyah singing the poem's hook. The video features dancing holographic versions of Aaliyah. The poem appears on Brown's sixth studio album, X. Timbaland voiced his disapproval for "Enough Said" and "Don't Think They Know" in July 2013. He exclaimed, "Aaliyah music one act with its soulmate, which is me". Soon behind, Timbaland apologized to Chris Brown over his remarks, which he explained were made due to Aaliyah and her departure being a "very feeling subordinate". In January 2014, producer Noah "40" Shebib confirmed that the posthumous album was shelved due to the denying admission surrounding Drake's involvement. Shebib added, "Aaliyah's mother assertion, 'I don't deficiency this eviscerate' was adequate for me ... I walked far very quickly."

Aaliyah's vocals were reported to be featured on the T-Pain mixtape, The Iron Way, on the mark "Girlfriend", preserve were pulled behind being met with censure by fans and numerous in attendance at a New York listening session that he hosted for the fling. In response to the censure, T-Pain questioned if Aaliyah's legacy was driven by her departure and claimed that were she quiet lively, she would be seen as trying to antagonist Beyoncé. According to T-Pain, he was given her vocals from a session she had done preceding to her departure behind being approached to act on a mark for a posthumous Aaliyah album and completing the poem, calling the exchange "exact equal a swap."

She was featured on the Tink mark "Million", which was released in May 2015 and contained samples from her poem "One in a Million". Collaborator Timbaland was implicated in the poem's creation, having previously claimed that Aaliyah appeared to him in a trance and stressed that Tink was "the one".

In August 2015, Timbaland confirmed that he had unreleased vocals from Aaliyah and stated a "slink peek" would be coming betimes.

In September 2015, Aaliyah by Xyrena, an administrative tax fragrance was announced.

On December 19, 2015, Timbaland uploaded a snippet of a novel Aaliyah poem inscription "He Keeps Me Shakin" on his Instagram narration and said it would be released December 25, 2015, on the Timbaland mixtape King Stays King. On August 24, 2017 MAC Cosmetics announced that an Aaliyah assembly devise be made available in the summer of 2018. The Aaliyah for Mac assembly was released on June 20 online and June 21 in stores , along with the MAC assembly, MAC and i-D Magazine partnered up to free a brief film titled "A-Z of Aaliyah" which coincided with the hurl. The brief film highlighted and famed the legacy of Aaliyah with the aid of cull fans who were selected to be a portion of the film through a casting call rivalry held by Mac and i-d magazine. The Aaliyah for Mac collectors box was sold at $250 and it sold eviscerate within minutes during the leading day of its initial free

Legacy and effect

Aaliyah has been credited for helping redefine R&B, pop and hip hop in the 1990s, "leaving an imperishable imprint on the music activity as a total." According to Billboard, Aaliyah revolutionized R&B with her close knead of pop, air and hip hop. In a 2001 reconsider of her eponymous album, Rolling Stone professed that Aaliyah's contact on R&B and pop has been enormous. Steve Huey of AllMusic wrote Aaliyah ranks amorphous the "elite" artists of the R&B genre, as she "played a major role in popularizing the stuttering, futuristic origination phraseology that consumed hip-hop and urban air in the slow 1990s." Bruce Britt of "music globe" on Broadcast Music, Inc's. website stated that by combining "schoolgirl spell with urban grit", Aaliyah helped limit the teen-oriented resonance that has resulted in contemporary pop phenom's equal Brandy, Christina Aguilera and Destiny's Child.

Described as one of "R&B's most expressive artists" during the 1990s, her second studio album, One in a Million, became one of the most powerful R&B albums of the decade. Music impartiality Simon Reynolds cited "Are You That Somebody?" as "the most original pop one" of 1998. Kelefah Sanneh of The New York Times wrote that rather than being the poem's focal aim, Aaliyah "knew how to disappear into the music, how to equal her tone to the bass cord", and accordingly "helped alter the form common music sounds; the twitchy, smite-driven songs of Destiny's Child borrow a unclose debit to 'Are You That Somebody'." Sanneh asserted that by the period of her departure in 2001, Aaliyah "had recorded some of the most innovative and powerful pop songs of the continue five years." Music promulgation Popdust named Aaliyah an unlikely queen of the underground due principally to her effect on the underground option music sight, which consists of weighty sampling and references to her music by underground artists. Popdust also mentioned that the advanced-thinking music Aaliyah did with Timbaland and the experimental music being made by numerous underground option artists are somewhat separate from the identical cloth. While compiling a catalogue of artists that seize cues from Aaliyah, MTV Hive mentioned that it's quiet to color her effect on underground movements equal dubstep, strains of indie pop, and lo-fi R&B movements. With sales of 8.1 favorite albums in the United States and an estimated 24 to 32 favorite albums worldwide, Aaliyah earned the nicknames "Princess of R&B" and "Queen of Urban Pop", as she "proved she was a recur in her occupy rectitude". Ernest Hardy of Rolling Stone dubbed her as the "undisputed queen of the midtempo come-on". Aaliyah has been referred to as a pop icon and a R&B icon for her contact and contributions to those relative genres. Japanese pop singer Hikaru Utada has said separate times that "It was when I heard Aaliyah's Age Ain't Nothing preserve a Number that I got hooked on R&B.", behind which Utada released her debut album First Love with weighty R&B influences. Another Japanese pop singer Crystal Kay has expressed how she admired Aaliyah when she was growing up and how she would usage dancing while watching her music videos.

Aaliyah was honored at the 2001 MTV Video Music Awards by Janet Jackson, Missy Elliott, Timbaland, Ginuwine and her brother, Rashad, who total paid tax to her. In the identical year, the United States Social Security Administration ranked the designation Aaliyah one of the 100 most common names for newborn girls. Aaliyah was ranked as one of "The Top 40 Women of the Video Era" in VH1's 2003 The Greatest order. She was also ranked at number 18 on BET's "Top 25 Dancers of All Time". Aaliyah appeared on twain 2000 and 2001 catalogue of Maxim Hot 100 in position 41 and the latter at 14. In 2002 VH1 created the 100 sexiest artist catalogue and Aaliyah was ranked at number 36. In recollection of Aaliyah, the Entertainment Industry Foundation created the Aaliyah Memorial Fund to donate money raised to charities she supported. In December 2009, Billboard magazine ranked Aaliyah at number 70 on its Top Artists of the Decade, while her eponymous album was ranked at number 181 on the magazine's Top 200 Albums of the Decade. She is listed by Billboard as the tenth most lucky female R&B artist of the spent 25 years, and 27th most lucky R&B artist overall. In 2012, VH1 ranked her number 48 in "VH1's Greatest Women in Music". Also in 2012, Aaliyah was ranked at number 10 on Complex magazine's 100 hottest female singers of total-period catalogue and number 22 on their 90 hottest women of the 90's catalogue. In 2014, NME (New Musical Express) ranked Aaliyah at number 18 on NME's 100 most powerful artist catalogue. Aaliyah's garniture that she wore at the 2000 MTV Video Music Award's was featured in the most great form moments at the VMA's catalogue by the form promulgation Harper's Bazaar In October 2015 Aaliyah was featured in the 10 women who became Denim Style icons catalogue created by the form promulgation Vogue.

Aaliyah's music has influenced numerous artists including Adele, The Weeknd, Ciara, Beyoncé, Monica, Chris Brown, Rihanna, Azealia Banks, Sevyn Streeter, Keyshia Cole, J. Cole, Kelly Rowland, Zendaya, Rita Ora, The xx, Arctic Monkeys, Speedy Ortiz, Chelsea Wolfe, Haim, Angel Haze, Kiesza, Naya Rivera, Cassie, Hayley Williams, Jessie Ware, Yeasayer, Bebe Rexha, Omarion, and Years & Years frontman Olly Alexander. Canadian R&B singer Keshia Chanté who was said to play as her in her pending biopic back in 2008, complimented the singer's futuristic phraseology in music and form. Chanté backed eviscerate of the biopic behind speaking to Diane Haughton, preserve has expressed a willingness to do the fling if "the rectitude origination comes along and the family's behind it". Chanté also mentioned that Aaliyah had been portion of her vitality "since I was 6." R&B singer and associate Brandy said almost the slow singer "She came eviscerate precedently Monica and I did, she was our poesy. At the period, register companies did not believe in kid acts and it was exact inspiring to perceive someone that was alluring and alluring being themselves. When I met her I embraced her, I was so fortunate to encounter her." Rapper Drake said that the singer has had the biggest effect on his arrangement. He also has a tattoo of the singer on his back. Solange Knowles remarked on the tenth anniversary of her departure that she idolized Aaliyah and proclaimed that she would never be unremembered. Adam Levine, the conduct vocalist of the pop rock cluster Maroon 5, remembers that listening to "Are You That Somebody?" convinced him to chase a more soulful resonance than that of his then-band Kara's Flowers. Erika Ramirez, associate editor of Billboard.com, said at the period of Aaliyah's arrangement "there weren't numerous artists using the phraseology of conceding vocals the ways she was using it, and now you perceive a chance of artists doing that and finding achievement," her reasoning for Aaliyah's continued effect on running artists. She argued that Aaliyah's second album One in a Million was "very abundant advanced of its period, with the bass and electro phraseology of R&B sounds that they produced", referring to collaborators Timbaland and Missy Elliott and that the resonance, which "veritably stood eviscerate" at its period, was being replicated.

In 2012, British singer-songwriter Katy B released the poem Aaliyah as a tax to Aaliyah's legacy and enduring impression on R&B music. The poem leading appeared on Katy B's Danger EP and featured Jessie Ware on visitor vocals. In 2016, Swedish singer-songwriter Erik Hassle released a poem titled "If Your Man Only Knew" which serves as a tax to Aaliyah's 1996 one "If Your Girl Only Knew".

There has been continuing assent that Aaliyah would occupy achieved greater arrangement achievement had it not been for her departure. Emil Wilbekin mentioned the deaths of The Notorious B.I.G. and Tupac Shakur in conjunction with hers and added: "Her exact-released third album and scheduled role in a event to The Matrix could occupy made her another Janet Jackson or Whitney Houston". Director of Queen of the Damned Michael Rymer said of Aaliyah, "God, that girl could occupy gone so far" and spoke of her having "such a clarity almost what she wanted. Nothing was gonna advance in her form. No ego, no nervousness, no manipulation. There was nothing to close her."

On July 18, 2014, it was announced that Alexandra Shipp replaced Zendaya for the role of Aaliyah for the Lifetime TV biopic movie Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B, which premiered on November 15, 2014. Zendaya concoct censure due nation felt that she was too luminosity skinned and did not greatly resemble Aaliyah. She voiced her powerful notice for Aaliyah precedently dropping eviscerate of the fling. She explained her option to retract from the film in videos on Instagram. Aaliyah's family has been vocal in their disapproving of the film. Her cousin Jomo Hankerson stated the family would choose a "major studio free along the lines" of What's Love Got to Do with It, the biopic based on the vitality of Tina Turner. Aaliyah's family has consulted a counsellor to close Lifetime from using "any of the music, or any of the photographs and videos" they occupy and Jomo Hankerson claimed the TV network "didn't extend eviscerate." On August 9, 2014, it was announced that Chattrisse Dolabaille and Izaak Smith had been hurl as Aaliyah's collaborators Missy Elliott and Timbaland. Dolabaille accepted censure for her advent in comparison with that of Missy Elliot. Despite denying reviews, the film's premiere concoct 3.2 favorite viewers, befitting the second highest rated television movie of 2014.

In February 2015, a tax dinner was held for Aaliyah by The Sugar Club in Dublin, Ireland.

Discography

Main article: Aaliyah discography

See also: List of songs recorded by Aaliyah

Studio albums

Age Ain't Nothing preserve a Number (1994) One in a Million (1996) Aaliyah (2001)

Filmography

List of film and television roles Title Year Medium Role Notes Star Search 1989 TV exhibit Herself 1 episode All That 1995; 1997 TV order Herself (Musical visitor) 2 episodes New York Undercover 1997 Season 3, episode 65: "Fade Out" Romeo Must Die 2000 Feature film Trish O'Day Film debut Queen of the Damned 2002 Queen Akasha Posthumous free

Sources

Brackett, Nathan; Hoard, Christian David (2004). The New Rolling Stone Album Guide: Completely Revised and Updated 4th Edition. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0-7432-0169-8.  Farley, John (2002). Aaliyah: More Than a Woman. Simon & Schuster. ISBN 0-7434-5566-5.  Kenyatta, Kelly (2002). An R&B Princess in Words and Pictures. Amber Books Publishing. ISBN 0-9702224-3-2.  Simmonds, Jeremy (2008). The Encyclopedia of Dead Rock Stars. Chicago Review Press. ISBN 1-55652-754-3.  Sutherland, William (2005). Aaliyah Remembered. Trafford Publishing. ISBN 1-4120-5062-6. 


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