Aaliyah

Aaliyah

Aaliyah Dana Haughton (; January 16, 1979 – August 25, 2001) was an American singer, actress, and model. She was born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in Detroit, Michigan. At the age of 10, she appeared on the television show Star Search and performed in concert alongside Gladys Knight. At age 12, Aaliyah signed with Jive Records and her uncle Barry Hankerson's Blackground Records. Hankerson introduced her to R. Kelly, who became her mentor, as well as lead songwriter and producer of her debut album, Age Ain't Nothing but a Number. The album sold three million copies in the United States and was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). After facing allegations of an illegal marriage with R. Kelly, Aaliyah ended her contract with Jive and signed with Atlantic Records.

Aaliyah worked with record producers Timbaland and Missy Elliott for her second album, One in a Million, which sold 3 million copies in the United States and over eight million copies worldwide. In 2000, Aaliyah appeared in her first film, Romeo Must Die. She contributed to the film's soundtrack, which spawned the single "Try Again". The song topped the Billboard Hot 100 solely on airplay, making Aaliyah the first artist in Billboard history to achieve this goal. "Try Again" earned Aaliyah a Grammy Award nomination for Best Female R&B Vocalist. After completing Romeo Must Die, Aaliyah filmed her role in Queen of the Damned. She released her third and final album, Aaliyah, in July 2001.

On August 25, 2001, Aaliyah and eight others were killed in a plane crash in the Bahamas after filming the music video for the single "Rock the Boat". The pilot, Luis Morales III, was unlicensed at the time of the accident and toxicology tests revealed that he had traces of cocaine and alcohol in his system. Aaliyah's family later filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Blackhawk International Airways, which was settled out of court. Aaliyah's music has continued to achieve commercial success with several posthumous releases. Aaliyah has sold an estimated 24 to 32 million albums worldwide. She has been credited for helping redefine contemporary R&B, pop and hip hop, earning her the nicknames "Princess of R&B" and "Queen of Urban Pop". She is listed by Billboard as the tenth most successful female R&B artist of the past 25 years and 27th most successful R&B artist in history.

Albums/Movies/TV Shows


2002

I Care 4 U

I Care 4 U is a posthumous compilation album by American R&B recording artist Aaliyah. Following the release of Aaliyah's self-titled third album in July 2001, she died in a plane crash after shooting the music video for the song "Rock the Boat" in the Bahamas on August 25. Blackground Records and Universal Music decided to release a posthumous record that included songs from her studio albums and previously unreleased tracks and demos, recorded between 1993 and 2001. It also included her hit singles and a number of recordings discarded from sessions for her third album.

Genre: Dance-pop, R&B

Release date: Dec 10, 2002

I Care 4 U Tracks
1 Back And Forth 3:52
2 Are You That Somebody 4:31
3 One In A Million 5:04
4 I Care 4 U 4:36
5 More Than A Woman 3:44
6 Don't Know What To Tell Ya 3:32
7 Try Again 3:57
8 All I Need 3:22
9 Miss You 4:03
10 Don't Worry 3:56
11 Come Over 3:56
12 Erica Kane 4:36
13 At Your Best 4:57
14 Got To Give It Up (New Remix) 4:03

2001

Aaliyah

Aaliyah is the third and final studio album by American R&B singer Aaliyah. It was released on July 7, 2001, by Blackground Records and Virgin Records America. After raising her profile with hit soundtrack singles during the late 1990s, Aaliyah started to work on the album in 1998, but rescheduled its recording around her developing film career. She resumed recording the record in 2000 at Sing Sing Studios in Australia, where she shot her role for the 2002 film Queen of the Damned during the day and recorded songs at night. Aaliyah worked primarily with Blackground's in-house crew of writers and producers, including Bud'da, J. Dub, Rapture, and Eric Seats, as well as longtime collaborator Timbaland.

Genre: R&B, neo soul, pop, dance-pop

Release date: Jul 7, 2001

Aaliyah Tracks
1 We Need A Resolution 4:01
2 Loose Rap 3:56
3 Rock The Boat 4:53
4 More Than A Woman 3:44
5 Never No More 3:59
6 I Care 4 U 4:36
7 Extra Smooth 3:55
8 Read Between The Lines 4:21
9 You Got Nerve 3:48
10 I Refuse 6:02
11 It's Whatever 4:13
12 I Can Be 3:04
13 Those Were The Days 3:29
14 What If 4:24
15 You Messed Up 3:34

1996

One In A Million

One In A Million Tracks
1 Hot Like Fire 4:09
2 One In A Million 5:04
3 A Girl Like You 4:23
4 If Your Girl Only Knew 4:53
5 Choosey Lover (Old School/New School) 7:09
6 Got To Give It Up 4:09
7 4 Page Letter 4:10
8 Everythings Gonna Be Alright 4:50
9 Giving You More 4:26
10 I Gotcha Back 2:54
11 Never Givin' Up 5:12
12 Heartbroken 4:21
13 Never Comin' Back 4:07
14 Ladies In Da House 4:21
15 The One I Gave My Heart To 4:31
16 Came To Give Love 1:41

1994

Age Ain't Nothing But A Number

Age Ain't Nothing But A Number Tracks
1 Intro 1:31
2 Throw Your Hands Up 3:35
3 Back And Forth 3:52
4 Age Ain't Nothin' But A Number 4:12
5 Down With The Clique 3:25
6 At Your Best 4:57
7 No One Knows How To Love Me Quite Like You Do 4:13
8 I'm So Into You 3:26
9 Street Thing 4:59
10 Young Nation 4:41
11 Old School 3:18
12 I'm Down 3:17
13 The Thing I Like 3:25
14 Back & Forth (Mr. Lee & R. Kelly's Remix) 3:45