By Christopher John Farley
Aaliyah Dana Haughton used to be that tune company rarity: a youngster 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 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 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 used to be reduce 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 dying at age twenty-two, touched legions of enthusiasts around the globe together with her haunting voice and...
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For Aaliyah, they became frustrating, and she gradually realized the questions were turning her into a creature of the tabloids when she wanted to be a real star. “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.
Like Aaliyah, Kelly began performing young—before he was even out of junior high school he was belting out songs on stages on the south side of Chicago, where he grew up. One night he sang the Stevie Wonder classic “Ribbon in the Sky” and he knew he’d found his calling. “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.
When I was six I was in Annie in school. I was very, very shy back then but going out for the play helped me come out of my shell. I loved the camaraderie of it all, the acting, the dancing, all of it at one time. It was just bliss to me. ” The decision was Aaliyah’s, but her parents, mother Diane and father Michael, completely supported her. “When I told my parents that I wanted to embark along this path, they were with me all the way,” said Aaliyah. ” Pretty soon, Aaliyah’s parents began to manage their daughter’s fledgling career.