Knowledge Identifier: +Aaliyah
Released in June 1994, the album peaked at number 18 on the Billboard 200 and sold over three million copies in the United States.
Aaliyah attended the Detroit High School for the Performing Arts, where she majored in drama and graduated in 1997.
In 2000, Aaliyah landed her first major movie role in Romeo Must Die. Aaliyah starred opposite martial artist Jet Li, playing a couple who fall in love amid their warring families.
Tika Sumpter - R&B singer Aaliyah was originally tapped to star as Sparkle; however following her death in a 2001 plane crash, production on the film was derailed
Jordin Sparks - R&B singer Aaliyah was originally tapped to star as Sparkle; however, following her death in a 2001 plane crash, production on the film, which was scheduled for 2002, had been derailed
Nona Gaye - In 2002, she replaced Aaliyah, who died in a plane crash shortly after the filming of the "Matrix" sequels began, for the role of Zee, the wife of Harold Perrineau's character Link
Anne Rice - A second film adaptation, "Queen of the Damned," was released in February 2002, starring Stuart Townsend as the vampire Lestat and singer Aaliyah as Akasha
Aaliyah was ranked as one of "The Top 40 Women of the Video Era" in VH1's 2003 "The Greatest" series
In January 2014, producer Noah "40" Shebib confirmed that the posthumous album was shelved due to the negative reception surrounding Drake's involvement
In 2016, Kelly said that he was in love with Aaliyah as he was with "anybody else
In 2019, Damon Dash revealed to "Hip Hop Motivation" that Aaliyah didn't even speak of her relationship with Kelly in private; she tried multiple times to discuss it with him, but was only able to find the courage to say that Kelly was a "bad man"