Aaliyah. More Than a Woman by Christopher John Farley

By Christopher John Farley

Aaliyah Dana Haughton used to be that track enterprise rarity: a youngster idol who reworked herself right into a seriously acclaimed hip-hop soul artist, a singer who effectively made the transition to actress, and a stunning girl who by no means enable the trimmings of big name 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 existence used to be reduce brief in a sad airplane crash.

Here is the inspirational tale of the big name 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 world wide along with her haunting voice and...

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Often they die in plane crashes. The great soul singer Otis Redding died at the age of 26 in a plane crash in Lake Monoma, near Madison, Wisconsin, in 1967. Country singer Patsy Cline died at the age of 30 in a plane crash in Camden, Tennessee in 1963. Bandleader Glenn Miller, just 40 years old, disappeared over the English Channel in 1944, perhaps shot down by German fighters. P. “Big Bopper” Richardson, 28; and Ritchie Valens, 17, perished in a plane accident near Clear Lake, Iowa in 1959. ” Musicians are perhaps more vulnerable to air disasters because they are always traveling.

In a relationship I think women really have sort of the wisdom to cope with society since they created it,” she was quoted as saying in David Sheff’s book All We Are Saying. “Men never developed the inner wisdom; they didn’t have time. ” Although already an established rock star as a member of the Beatles by the time he met Ono, Lennon nonetheless attributed much of his success to his wife: “It is a teacher-pupil relationship. That’s what people don’t understand. She’s the teacher and I’m the pupil.

That day, Aaliyah was in nearly all of the shots: after all, it was her video. But instead of retiring to her cabin after her scene, she would stay and watch the other shots, observing the process and supporting everyone else. M. everyone broke for lunch. M. they were all done. Aaliyah washed off her makeup and prepared to leave. She signed a few autographs and then got into a cab. “Bye! ” she cheerfully called out to Russell and a few of the others who had come to say their farewells. And why shouldn’t she have been happy?

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