By Christopher John Farley
Aaliyah Dana Haughton used to be that tune company rarity: a teenager idol who reworked 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 megastar visit her head. Following her striking 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 skills 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 used to be reduce brief in a sad airplane crash.
Here is the inspirational tale of the famous person The Washington Post dubbed "Hip-Hop's girl Di" -- a lady who, by the point of her demise at age twenty-two, touched legions of lovers worldwide together with her haunting voice and...
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That night it was like Spiderman being bit,” he would be quoted as saying in The Orange County Register. ” “When I looked at Robert,” Lena McLin, Kelly’s high school music teacher said to YSB magazine, “I saw another Stevie Wonder, and I proceeded to tell him that. ” “I want to say it’s better than sex, but I don’t know,” Kelly said of the thrill of live performance to The Chicago Daily Herald. “It’s just an awesome, awesome feeling to be onstage and people, I guess, loving you. It’s like—I guess it is better than sex.
Talent competitions tend not to judge performers on how well their press releases are written. But Aaliyah was a young performer with an old-school outlook. She wanted to be a complete performer—she was interested in training her voice and perfecting her stage moves like Whitney Houston, Aretha Franklin, and all the other great artists she admired. So entering a television talent competition was a natural for her; it gave her a place to test her developing skills and to find out what else she had to learn.
It was a painful time for me and my family,” she would tell a reporter in 1996, “but I got through it. That’s why I’m proud to say I’m a strong person. I’m a survivor and I can handle anything. I’m very confident about that. I come from a very strong family and they are always there to protect me. ” A break with Kelly became almost inevitable. Even before the controversy broke, Aaliyah had set her sights on branching out beyond her mentor. “Of course there’s a connection with me and Robert because he did write the whole album,” said Aaliyah in December of 1994.
Aaliyah. More Than a Woman by Christopher John Farley