By Christopher John Farley
Aaliyah Dana Haughton was once that song enterprise rarity: a young person idol who remodeled herself right into a seriously acclaimed hip-hop soul artist, a singer who effectively made the transition to actress, and a gorgeous girl who by no means enable the trimmings of star visit her head. Following her extraordinary debut at age 14 with the album Age Ain't Nothin' yet a Number, Aaliyah raised the bar along with her highly influential and bestselling follow-up, One in a Million. She then took her abilities to Hollywood, starring within the motion mystery Romeo needs to Die and the hugely expected horror movie The Queen of the Damned. yet quickly after the discharge of her 3rd album in the summertime of 2001, Aaliyah's existence was once minimize brief in a sad aircraft crash.
Here is the inspirational tale of the famous person The Washington Post dubbed "Hip-Hop's girl Di" -- a girl who, by the point of her demise at age twenty-two, touched legions of enthusiasts worldwide along with her haunting voice and...
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Aaliyah, along with Maldonado, Smith, Foreman, Gallin, three other passengers, and the pilot, Luis Morales III, boarded a twin-engine Cessna 402B. The plane rolled down the runway. It was Saturday, August 25, 2001. It was a warm day. The sky was smiling. Disaster was moments away. The weather said nothing. . We will always love you. —JANET JACKSON ON AALIYAH detroit, Michigan, is the kind of place that’s large enough to have the toughness of a big city but small enough to have some of the everybody-knows-everybody affability of a small town.
Aaliyah. More Than a Woman by Christopher John Farley