Aaliyah. More Than a Woman by Christopher John Farley

By Christopher John Farley

Aaliyah Dana Haughton used to be that track enterprise rarity: a young person 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 lady who by no means allow the trimmings of star visit her head. Following her striking debut at age 14 with the album Age Ain't Nothin' yet a Number, Aaliyah raised the bar together with her highly influential and bestselling follow-up, One in a Million. She then took her 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 lifestyles was once minimize brief in a sad airplane crash.

Here is the inspirational tale of the celebrity The Washington Post dubbed "Hip-Hop's girl Di" -- a lady who, by the point of her loss of life at age twenty-two, touched legions of lovers world wide together with her haunting voice and...

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Aaliyah is my best friend but we are not married and that’s it. We’re not gonna let the media get to us. We’ve talked about it. Her mum had talked to her about it too. We just laugh and move on. They don’t know. ” There’s something of a tradition in rock and roll of superstar musicians getting involved with young women. Jerry Lee Lewis and Elvis Presley both became intimate with and ultimately married teenage girls who were much younger than they were at the time. Rock stars and soulmen get a lot of action.

There are spotlights and gamblers, showgirls and hustlers. But Aaliyah came through each time, smoothly professional even at her young age, joining Knight in renditions of “Believe in Yourself,” and even going solo on a performance of “Home,” the show-stopping number from the The Wiz. Knight was impressed.  . ” Aaliyah, for her part, was confident that she could pull it all off. “I’ve never really had that much of a problem with it, getting respect,” she said. “It’s how you carry yourself. ” Aaliyah was on her way.

Once, when asked who her role model was, Aaliyah replied: “Barbra Streisand in A Star is Born. ” Aaliyah said that her mature taste in music came from her parents. As a young girl, she would often borrow their records, singing along with the performers. ,” she said to Jet magazine. “Back then those people had to do it all. They had to sing, dance, and act. ” “She would always shine amongst everybody because of the quality of her voice,” said Kathleen Samul, a former Gesu kindergarten teacher. ” She would get her chance to shine on national television when she landed on Star Search at 10 years old.

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