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Aaliyah, 9 years ago...
25-09-2010 06:34 | 0 comment(s)
Aaliyah Exactly 9 years ago, the American R&B singer Aaliyah died in a frightening plane crash. She was 22. What about her biopic ?

Aaliyah Dana Haughton was a R&B singer from the 90's. She got revealed with her debut album Age Ain't Nothing But A Number, successful thanks to the singles "Back And Forth" & "At Your Best (You Are Love)". 2 years later, in 1996, she met Timbaland who produced her second album One In A Million, including songs written by Missy Elliott. After a collaboration with DMX, she worked with Timbaland again for her self-titled album.

On August 25, 2001, in Bahamas, back from the filming of "Rock The Boat" video (which became a posthumous video), the small plane who took her & her team crashed at the takeoff, stopping her promising career. Her death overwhelmed "Matrix" producers, she was going to play Zee. Some scenes had been already shot in the United States. The producers decided to choose another woman for the role. Nona Gaye (Marvin's daughter) got it. The scenes shot with Aaliyah have all been deleted. "Days are going & I still think of her, I watch her videos or play her music. I miss her every day" Missy Elliott told MTV. "I'm proud to see the influence that Aaliyah had on today's young singers. It's impossible to replay Aaliyah. But Ciara follows her steps. I think that Aaliyah influenced her" she added.

Watch the video for "Rock The Boat" (2001) here.

As for the biopic about the R&B singer, it should be cancelled. We already know that singer & actress Keshia Chante was going to play "Try Again" (N°26 in 2000) singer, in a film directed by Bill Condon, director of Dreamgirls. The film would have also talked about her marriage with R. Kelly, when she was only 15.

To know more about it, check aaliyah.com.
Watch the video for "Try Again" (2000) here.

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