Black Woman of the Day: Aaliyah Dana Haughton (January 16, 1979 – August 25, 2001)

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Aaliyah Dana Haughton
(January 16, 1979 – August 25, 2001)


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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" lang="en"><p><a href="https://twitter.com/search?q=%23HappyBirthdayAaliyah&amp;src=hash">#HappyBirthdayAaliyah</a> we think of u everyday we miss u more than ever! U can never be duplicated. Your a 1 in a Million!</p>&mdash; Missy Elliott (@MissyElliott) <a href="https://twitter.com/MissyElliott/statuses/423884483654615040">January 16, 2014</a></blockquote>
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yep... she was "1" in a million... I loved that album
 

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I always wondered how she became so popular

She revealed absolutely nothing about herself in life, and all we really know is Dame and R Kelly.

In death she's become more famous than Left Eye
 

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She had some great songs from her era, she was a cool side of R&B her and SWV.
 

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1. She Had A 4.0 GPA In High School
2. She’s Gladys Knight’s Niece
3. She Was The Youngest Singer To Perform At The Oscars
4. She Was Almost In Charlie’s Angels
5. Her Death Pushed Mary J. Blige To Clean Up Her Life
6. Aaliyah means “highest, most exalted one” and it comes from the Arabic language.
7. Drake Will NOT Be Making An Aaliyah Album
8. She Was Supposed To Be In ‘Honey’ Before She Died
9. She May Or May Not Have Had A Fling With Jay Z :hmm:
10. Aaliyah Was Only 15 When She Married R. Kelly
 

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I always wondered how she became so popular

She revealed absolutely nothing about herself in life, and all we really know is Dame and R Kelly.

In death she's become more famous than Left Eye

Easy. She was beautiful, charismatic. a good enough singer/entertainer
 

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No hate but she could barely sing.
 

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If this was tupac there would be mad bgol posting talking about how yall learned about manhood from Pac and how he was the father you dudes never had.

That's your opinion. My folk and this selective tearing down shit.


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woweeee, because he had an opinion he's tearing her down? Shit! It's my opinion she couldn't sing or act, and she never did anything special. Doesn't take away that you might feel differently. Because she died he supposed to say she was the best at everything ever? I like some of Cassies' shit, if she dies tomorrow 10 years from now am I supposed to lie and be all like 'she was the best to ever do it ya'll"! Just cause a nigga has a different opinion is no reason to lose your mind.
 

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You can honestly say that about anyone from malcom x to sammy davis jr. When you as a person like what dead celb individual did you get all pissy. Its tradition in our community and many others. I've been a complete jerk at Thanksgiving dinner crapping on certain individuals. The guests at my home got in their feelings and dipped from my home. Which I didn't care about. I just said all that to say I've seen people do it. I could say the same thing you said about your favorite person in history here and you'd just go off the hinges.

Point taken my original point was that people like to just bag on people because their not around to defend themselves.
Not true atall, we as adults especially us men aren't ever usually like that. I don't really care much for gushing about celebrities and people I don't know. Trust me you can shit all over my favorite celeb living/dead I'd honestly laugh with you. If they ain't related to me it's not personal. You could be right about your last point about people here on BGOL, McGuyver is a troll.You know the mods ain't gonna ban weird shit so why waste the time responding to it?

But if I may ask on a serious note, do you think Aaliyah was honestly that talented? I'm asking for your honest opinion.
 

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If this was tupac there would be mad bgol posting talking about how yall learned about manhood from Pac and how he was the father you dudes never had.

That's your opinion. My folk and this selective tearing down shit.


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I guess the thing is why did he get motivated to state she couldnt sing in a thread where she was suppose to be celebrated. It bothered him that she has this much attention so he felt the need to post about it to "scratch his itch".

She has some hits and shes is beautiful.
 

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I guess the thing is why did he get motivated to state she couldnt sing in a thread where she was suppose to be celebrated. It bothered him that she has this much attention so he felt the need to post about it to "scratch his itch".

She has some hits and shes is beautiful.
That's true as well. But c'mon ya'll know how it is here. Literally make a thread saluting anybody on here. You know whats going to happen in less than 34 comments.
 

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That's true as well. But c'mon ya'll know how it is here. Literally make a thread saluting anybody on here. You know whats going to happen in less than 34 comments.
BGOL is in the business of making sure no one is enjoying themselves :lol:
 

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If this was tupac there would be mad bgol posting talking about how yall learned about manhood from Pac and how he was the father you dudes never had.

That's your opinion. My folk and this selective tearing down shit.


:smh:


:hmm: Don't ever fucking quote me again.
 

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I guess the thing is why did he get motivated to state she couldnt sing in a thread where she was suppose to be celebrated. It bothered him that she has this much attention so he felt the need to post about it to "scratch his itch".

She has some hits and shes is beautiful.


Da fuck it matters what thread I mention it in? Facts are facts. There are vids in here of her singing and it reminded me how she struggled. She had a voice like Mya's but worst. My apologies if I hurt y'all's groupie feelings, I guess me comment hurt your feelings.:rolleyes:
 

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5 Ways Aaliyah Changed The Music Game

Many fans of Aaliyah Dana Haughton had been waiting over a decade to see the R&B singer’s life depicted in a motion picture. The Lifetime network’s attempt at making an Aaliyah biopic fell flat with many viewers which led to a social media torrent of critical tweets and memes lambasting the production and the movie’s executive producer Wendy Williams.

For many supporters of the “At Your Best” performer, it’s a sad circumstance that Aaliyah’s legacy is now attached to the universally panned television movie. In order to switch the conversation back to Aaliyah’s contribution to music history and pop culture, AllHipHop.com presents “5 Ways Aaliyah Changed The Music Game.”


Aaliyah Helped Create A New Union Between Hip Hop & R&B
It is understandable why Aaliyah is often referred to as “The Princess Of Hip Hop & R&B.” There’s a very defined fault line between what Rhythm & Blues music sounded like before Aaliyah’s second album and what it sounded like afterward. 1996’s One In A Million hit the musical scene like an atom bomb.

The syncopated drum patterns and the melding of Hip Hop production with soft vocals was a fresh approach from the New Jack Swing tunes and power ballads that dominated early 1990’s R&B. What was seen as avant-garde artistry in the mid 90′s eventually became the conventional design for hit records by the turn of the century. The genre has never been the same thanks to One In A Million.


Aaliyah Co-Signed Two Relative Unknown Artists Named Timbaland and Missy Elliott

Aaliyah’s One In A Million could not have been possible if it was not for two unheralded musicians out of Virginia. Producer Timbaland and songwriter Missy Elliott initially collaborated with R&B group Jodeci, but it was Timbo & Miss E’s efforts on Aaliyah’s sophomore album that transformed them into the go-to production team for everyone in the business.

If Aaliyah had not taken a chance on Timbaland and Missy, there is no guarantee that future projects by Usher, Jay Z, Nas, Ludacris, Justin Timberlake, and numerous others would have gotten the signature Da Bassment crew sound that has taken over the airwaves for two decades. Add in the fact that Baby Girl also embraced the early work of the late Static Major, and it is clear her musical family tree includes some of the most accomplished production minds of the last twenty years.


Aaliyah Brought A New Sense Of Fashion
Aaliyah famously described her style as “Street But Sweet.” Like Mary J. Blige and TLC before her, Aaliyah was not afraid to incorporate Hip Hop streetwear into her brand. She was able to break out from the pack by bringing an edgy appeal mixed with sexiness, but she pulled off that feat without crossing over into being overtly sexual.

The most recognizable image of the Brooklyn-born, Detroit-bred songstress was of her ebony bang covering her left eye. Aaliyah’s trendy fashion sense landed her an endorsement deal with Tommy Hilfiger in 1998. At one point her public persona became virtually synonymous with Hilfiger’s red, white, and blue palette.


Aaliyah Became The Blueprint For Future Female Performers
Aaliyah only released three studio albums during her life, but that was enough to leave such a large mark on the game that almost every R&B singer to come after her drew inspiration from the starlet. It’s hard to look at/listen to Rihanna, Ciara, Ashanti, Tweet, Cassie, Amerie, Jhene Aiko, Sevyn Streeter, Rita Ora, Tinashe and others and not see pieces of Aaliyah in them. Whether it’s CiCi’s dance moves, RiRi’s dark side aesthetic, or Tinashe’s silky singing, the Aaliyah element runs deeply through today’s biggest urban vocalists.

Even pop performers seemed to have been inspired by what Aaliyah brought to the table. It’s probably not a coincidence Britney Spears’ 2001 MTV Video Music Awards performance of “I’m A Slave 4 U” featuring Brit dancing with a python came just months after Aaliyah’s video for “We Need A Resolution” guest starred a large snake as well.


Aaliyah Influenced A Generation Of Hip Hop Stars
Aaliyah’s influence on later acts didn’t just include the women of R&B and Pop. This generation of male rappers have openly expressed their appreciation for Baby Girl too. The most well-known Aaliyah stan is perhaps Drake. The OVO front man’s approach to melody is an obvious homage to the “Rock The Boat” singer, and he even went as far as getting a tattoo of his muse on his back. Drizzy also used Aaliyah’s voice on Thank Me Later‘s “Unforgettable.”

Besides Drake, Kendrick Lamar and J. Cole have demonstrated their love for the late entertainer as well. Kendrick’s Section.80 contained the track “Blow My High (Members Only).” On the song, K. Dot repeatedly says “R.I.P. Aaliyah” over a soundscape the TDE rapper admits is reminiscent of Aaliyah’s catalog.

Cole teamed with Missy for his “Nobody’s Perfect” single off Cole World: The Sideline Story. The Roc Nation rapper revealed he thought of Aaliyah after he crafted the beat and actually wished he could have had her on the hook. Cole also covered the Missy/Aaliyah duet “Best Friend” for his Friday Night Lights mixtape. Several other Hip Hop artists like Dom Kennedy, Nipsey Hussle, A$AP Rocky, A$AP Ferg, Stalley, Crooked I, and Smoke DZA have sampled Baby Girl as well.


The world was only blessed to experience Aaliyah as an artist for eight years. Thankfully her multi-platinum selling albums Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number, One In A Million, and the self-titled Aaliyah, as well as soundtrack cuts “Are You That Somebody”, “I Don’t Wanna,” “Try Again” and the Oscar-nominated “Journey To The Past,” will live on.

The iconic leading lady now sits comfortably in the entertainment pantheon next to “gone-to-soon” artisans The Notorious B.I.G., Buddy Holly, and James Dean – legendary performers that were only able to leave behind a limited amount of work, but still managed to alter the landscape on which they stood. R.I.P. Baby Girl.

 
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