On Saturday (August 25), all Aaliyah fans are welcome to gather in remembrance of the singer at Rosewood Mausoleum in Hartsdale, New York. A candlelight vigil honoring Aaliyah’s memory will be held at her Weeping Willow Tree, located in Central Park at 7:00 PM. On August 25, 2001 at 6:45 pm, the lives of Aaliyah and seven others were taken in a plane crash leaving Marsh Harbor, Abaco Island in the Bahamas.
The New York Daily News reports it was five years ago today that fans were rocked by the tragic death of Aaliyah, but the Brooklyn-born songstress is far from forgotten. “Her passing was probably the hardest out of all the people we lost in the hip-hop world,” said Mister Cee, a deejay at Hot 97 (WQHT-FM), who is hosting an hour-long tribute to the angelic-faced singer during his “Throwback at Noon” show today. The full article at nydailynews.com has since been removed or relocated.
Thursday (August 25) marked the fourth year of Aaliyah’s passing. Throughout this elongated period of empty space you can’t help but to think what could have been. She was a rising star not yet even close to the heights of heaven she would have touched. While her period on earth was short lived, she never left her fans wanting or unfilled. She continually and completely left us satisfied, moved and gratified with her music, movies and herself. Aaliyah didn’t leave behind a mouth full of questions and a heart full of trouble. She left behind sincerity and meaningfulness to life, love and music. Her fans remember her for everything she was and everything she wanted and was going to be. The loss of Aaliyah to her fans has not been an easy transition to accept, but the pain gets easier to deal with; time seems to move on a little quicker and resume in place of what was lost. We might have lost an angel on earth but we didn’t lose her memory or legacy. She is still remembered and will be until the end of time. Rest in eternal peace Aaliyah.
The Inc’s first lady Ashanti has chosen ‘Don’t Leave Me Alone’ to be the next offering off her platinum 4th album ‘Concrete Rose’. The song will hit airways on March 8th, with the video being released at the end of next month. The video for the single will be shot on March 20-24 in Miami and Mexico by Veteran Director Hype William (Aaliyah, Ja Rule). The song features Producer 7 Aurelius singing on the hook, telling the world not to leave Ashanti ‘Alone’ and She won’t let us just yet. Ashanti has plans to follow-up the single by telling the world she’s ‘Focus’, which is going to be released at the end of April. The video for ‘Focus’ was shot last December, which was supposed to be released last January, but due to the fans reaction to ‘DLMA’ changes had to be made. Director Fat Cats and Irv Gotti helmed the clip. You can check Ashanti out on the small and silver screen this fall in the comedy ‘The Family Reunion’ Which will be a TV show and movie. Also check-out Ashanti as Dorothy in the made for television movie ‘The Muppets Wizard of Oz’ in May 2005 on ABC.
The New York Daily News reports Aaliyah’s record company Blackground Records cannot sue Instinct Productions, the production company that arranged the doomed plane trip that left her and eight others dead in a 2001 Bahamas crash. The full article at nydailynews.com has since been removed or relocated.
Aaliyah was an amazing performer, dancer, singer and actress; that is why she had so many fans. She was never a mold of Janet Jackson, she was completely different from her. She was able to wear baggy pants and sing about love and not have to act like a complete ho to do it. She never let fame get to her and finished high school before committing to her career. She gave inspiration to her fans and to me she was a great role model. Aaliyah genuinely cared about her fans; loved them as if she was related to them. People mourn her death because of the kind of person she was. Look how rare it is to actually find someone who young females can look up to and be proud to be a fan. I don’t think there will ever be anyone as generous and kind as Aaliyah was; she was one in a million.
I feel that some of you people that are up here are just giving Aaliyah props because she is dead. I loved Aaliyah too but I’m not going to hype her talent, the girl could NOT sing and as far as dancing she was very limited. In fact she didn’t even dance much in her videos, and you can’t really compliment her voice because she didn’t have that many live performances. Not to mention she couldn’t take any credit for her music, she didn’t write produce or anything on her songs. You people talk about Ciara being unoriginal, then what was Aaliyah. She was a carbon copy of Janet Jackson. Ciara is more original than any female artist out right now. She can do more than the regular booty popping, girl can actually pop and lock, and everything. She’s writing her own music and singing about real stuff people can relate to.
I still can’t believe it has been three years since Aaliyah’s passing. Aaliyah had the rare gift of making everyone she knew, including her fans feel important no matter what. Even though her reign on earth was short lived she inspired and continues to inspire through her music, movies, and just by the kind of person she was. I remember watching her diary on MTV right before she died, and she said “It’s hard to say what I want my legacy to be when I’m long gone. I want people to remember me as a full on entertainer and a good person.” All of Aaliyah’s fans remember her this way and even though she wasn’t at the absolute height of her career I truly believe that she was going to go further and higher than anyone could have ever imagined. Even though gone, she will never be forgotten. She was truly an angel on earth, beyond one in a million. Rest in infinite peace Aaliyah.
On August 25, 2001 some of stood in shock while one of the most talented entertainers of our lifetime departed this Earth.
I remember when her first single hit the airwaves, there was just something fresh about her sound, I was about 15 and even though her song was simple “Back and Forth” got everybody on the dance floor at the sock hops.
It was only the beginning of what was to come, every summer she was hitting us with something new but nobody can forget the summer when “One in a Million” came out, what ever you were doing you stopped to get a listen to this crazy beat.. She was introducing us to Timbaland and Missy and no matter how many people tried to duplicate, we all know where we heard it first!!
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For those of you people who think Destiny’s Child star Beyonce Knowles is “a talented performer” or a “sexy, unsurpassed diva,” you’re frickin stupid! Because she is none of those. She’s just another Mary J. Blige, or a wannabe Janet Jackson!
People say, “OMG! She is so talented, beautiful, and better than anybody I have ever seen and/or known! She is so kind and thoughtful!”