A lot of music fans rejoiced when it was announced that there was a posthumous Aaliyah album in the works. But unfortunately, it never came to fruition. Kelly, the album was a massive success upon its release. The project was also a big hit, drawing favorable reviews and double platinum certification. The next few years saw Aaliyah dabble in the movie industry with roles in films such as Romeo Must Die and Queen of the Damned before returning to the music world in with her self-titled third and final album.
Looking back at Aaliyah’s life and death
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Nearly two decades since her tragic death in , Aaliyah has become a style icon for her best '90s and early '00s fashion moments. So much so that her nostalgic performances, music videos, and red carpet appearances still serve as a major inspiration for Y2K fashion, which has been steadily making its way back into our wardrobes — from little-top-big-pants silhouettes to blinged-out embellishments. Her signature aesthetic wouldn't have been possible without the help of her stylist Derek Lee , who met Aaliyah while he was working for a magazine and got his first gig styling her for the music video "One in a Million" in Back in those times, the cutest girls were the ones that didn't have to flaunt it. They could dress in jeans and a T-shirt or a tank top and be hot, just from their vibe. We clicked because that's who she was, too.
"One In A Million" (1996)
The family says they are moving closer to an agreement about streaming the late star's music after years of unavailability. Unfortunately, the year-old perished in a plane crash with eight others when heading back to the U. The singer, who had been making headway as an actress, was mourned by fans, collaborators, friends, and family. Kelly, who she briefly married as a teenager. At the time, Elliott and Timbaland were new producers but Elliott says Aaliyah trusted them with her career and sound. The one song they were supposed to do on her album turned into a fruitful collaboration that lasted until her death. For whatever reason, Hankerson has yet to make the music available despite a continuing demand for it.
Missy Elliott is keeping Aaliyah 's memory alive. The "Work It" rapper took to Twitter on Tuesday to pay tribute to her late friend, 19 years after her death. Aaliyah was 22 when she tragically died alongside seven others in a plane crash in the Bahamas on Aug.