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Aailyah Was Secretly, And Illegally, Married to R. Kelly who founded Blackstreet Records and was married to music legend Gladys Knight. Kelly assisted Aaliyah with the production of her debut album "Age Ain't Nothing . Her uncle, Barry Hankerson, was formerly married to singer Gladys Knight. R Kelly and Aaliyah provided one of the biggest shocks of showbiz when managed the likes of Gladys Knight and Toni Braxton, and Aaliyah.
Hankerson served as executive producer on all of Aaliyah's albums during her lifetime and helped to launch her career. After her death, he also held on to multiple unreleased, unmixed vocal takes via his label, Blackground Records. The two had a son, Shanga Hankerson, and then divorced in She would walk into a room, and you would feel her light.
She'd hug everyone, and she meant it. They got that inner fire…There is a desire in that person to please the audience…And that's what I saw with Aaliyah. She remembered meeting Aaliyah at a Tommy Hilfiger fashion show inand that she'd loaned the singer shoes. Jones recalled prank calling her father Quincy with Aaliyah, with Aaliyah impersonating singer Christina Aguilera: Her underage marriage to R.
Kelly who was a kind of mentor to the young star produced and wrote. We're close and people took it the wrong way. Out of respect for Aaliyah, and her mother and father who has asked me not to personally. Nelsonfather of superstar singer Prince. Her maternal grandmother was of Native American Oneida heritage. Had expressed she had always desired to work with Janet Jacksonwhom she had drawn frequent comparison to over the course of her career.
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Her favorite author was Stephen King. She wore silver because she did not like gold. She was ranked 28 in Stuff's Sexiest Women.
She labeled her music as 'street but sweet. Lycos' Top 20 Female Searches  Ranked: Lycos' Top 10 Female Searches  Ranked: Maxim's Sexiest Women  Ranked: Stuff's Sexiest Women  Ranked: Before her death, she was signed to appear in several future films, including Honeya romantic film titled Some Kind of Blue, and a Whitney Houston -produced remake of the film Sparkle The Aaliyah album was named the best album of by Slant Magazine and one of the ten best records of the year by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Time magazine.
NME ranked it at number 39 on their year-end list. Stylus Magazine ranked it 47 on their list of the "Top 50 Albums of "; the publication's David Drake ranked it eighth on his own list.
Vibe included it as one of their " Essential Albums of the Vibe Era" in A few years later, Aaliyah was named by Slant Magazine as the 72nd best record of the s decade.
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Houston also voiced her belief that Aaliyah was more than qualified for the role and the film was shelved after she died, since Aaliyah had "gone to a better place". Studio officials of Warner Brothers stated that Aaliyah and her mother had both read the script for Sparkle. According to them, Aaliyah was passionate about playing the lead role of a young singer in a girl group.
The film was released ineleven years after Aaliyah's death and her role was re-cast to Jordin Sparks. The short film highlighted and celebrated the legacy of Aaliyah with the help of select fans who were selected to be a part of the film through a casting call competition held by Mac and i-d magazine.
She often wore black clothing, starting a trend for similar fashion among women in United States and Japan. She turned down the role feeling it wasn't the right time for her to break into acting. Personal Quotes 30 [interview in July with Germany's "Die Zeit" newspaper that eerily predicts her death] It is dark in my favorite dream. Someone is following me. I don't know why.
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Then suddenly I lift off. How do I feel?Luenell: The R Kelly Underage Girl Accusations Started with Aaliyah (Part 5)
As if I am swimming in the air. Nobody can reach me. Nobody can touch me. It's a wonderful feeling. Aaliyah"] want people to remember me as a full-on entertainer and a good person.
It's hard to say what I want my legacy to be when I'm long gone. If God gave you the talent, you should go for it.
But don't think it's going to be easy. Everything is worth it. The hard work, the times when you're tired, the times where you're a bit sad. In the end, it's all worth it because it really makes me happy. There's nothing better than loving what you do. Sensual is being in tune with your sensual self. When I'm long gone, I want to be remembered not just as an actress or singer, but as a full-on entertainer.
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How beautiful is she? I chose her because I idolize her. I've always looked up to her. She and I have the same birthday which is January 16th so I feel like she is my soul sister. What I love about Sade is that she stays true to her style no matter what. The casting directors deemed her too young and gave the part to Lucy Liu instead. Aaliyah had a bet with Missy Elliott about who would wear a dress first as neither of them ever did.
As you can see, Aaliyah lost.
Aaliyah was very quick at recording songs in the studio. If someone was 'irking' Aaliyah, she bent the tip of her index finger to let her team know.
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Aaliyah tipped her finger in her familys eyesight when she was stuck with an overzealous production assistant on the set of 'Romeo Must Die' and they couldn't stop laughing. Aaliyah was known for her extremely mysterious aura. She never gave anything away. My mother and father always used to ask me. Missy Elliott and Timbaland, who at the time hadn't produced for anyone of Aaliyah's calibre, presented her with 'One In A Million' prepared to convince her it could be a hit - but as Missy recalls, she didn't need convincing.
I knew then there was a chemistry. She was an artist that got it" Missy told Fader. Aaliyah once prank called Quincy Jones pretending to be Christina Aguilera. Kidada Jones, Quincy's daughter, recalled joking around with her friend: She was asking my dad to do something on her record and she was just singing, and he totally believed it was her.
Aaliyah was known for her cool temperament, apparently, she never showed anger. But in her own words; "I never seen Aaliyah get mad.
Aaliyah had four tattoos. Aaliyah was the first female artist to have a posthumous number one in the UK. Aaliyah was the first artist in Billboard history to achieve this feat. The week after Aaliyah's death her third studio album rose from no. It was Aaliyah's mother's idea for her to drop her surname. Inat age 19, Aaliyah became the youngest singer to perform at the Academy Awards.
This year Lifetime will be releasing a biopic of Aaliyah called 'Aaliyah: Aaliyah met her best friend Kidada Jones while they were modelling for Tommy Hilfiger.