History Music / Aaliyah

23rd Feb '18 6:04:15 AM fearlessnikki
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* BeachEpisode: The video for "Rock The Boat", which was filmed in the Bahamas.



* LittleBlackDress: She wears one in the video for "We Need a Resolution".



* PeekABangs: One of her trade marks was her bangs partially covering her left eye.

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* NoRomanticResolution: Appropriately enough the song "We Need a Resolution" ends without the eponymous resolution. WordOfGod is that the song is about a relationship "in the middle".
* PeekABangs: One of her trade marks was her bangs partially covering her left eye. In the video for "4 Page Letter" the hair covers the whole right side of her face.


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* SpyCatsuit: She wears a tight white one with AbsoluteCleavage in the video for "More Than a Woman".


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* VideoFullOfFilmClips: The video for "Come Back in One Piece" features clips from ''Film/RomeoMustDie''.
19th Feb '18 6:38:56 AM fearlessnikki
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* BareYourMidriff

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* BareYourMidriffAffectionateNickname: 'Li-Li' and 'Baby Girl' to her friends and family.
* AwardBaitSong:
** As was tradition in the 90s, she recorded one of these to tie in with an animated film. Hers was "Journey To The Past" from ''{{WesternAnimation/Anastasia}}'', which she performed at the 1998 Oscars.
** "The One I Gave My Heart To" is closer to this than her usual stuff. It's a sweeping ballad about love, and allows her to really belt it out.
* BareYourMidriff: Her midriff was usually exposed in her videos.



* ChildProdigy: Both from a performing and academic point of view. She had a 4.0 GPA in high school, which means she was a straight-A student.



* HeroicResolve: "Try Again"

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* GirlyGirlWithATomboyStreak: Missy Elliot described her as someone who "always made sure her nails were done, her perfume was right, and her bag had lotion and lip gloss" - but she still had a very casual, tomboyish image.
* HeroicResolve: "Try Again"Again" states that the girl is interested and playing hard to get - but that doesn't mean the boy shouldn't keep trying.



* IdolSinger

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* IdolSingerIdolSinger: And a TeenIdol at that, given she was signed at the age of twelve.



* PeekABangs: One of her trade marks was her bangs partially covering her left eye.
* RedemptionInTheRain: The climax of the video for "The One I Gave My Heart To" features her singing and dancing triumphantly in the rain.
* TheQuietOne: She was reportedly very quiet in large gatherings of people, and was usually very soft-spoken in interviews.



* SopranoAndGravel: Her duet with Music/{{DMX}}, "Come Back in One Piece"

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* SheCleansUpNicely: Given her casual style, it was a surprise to see her wearing a dress for the 1998 Oscars (though she did say she bought it off the rack). She would be seen in dresses a little more often as she got older.
* SopranoAndGravel: Her duet with Music/{{DMX}}, "Come Back in One Piece"Piece".
* SplashOfColor: For the video of "If Your Girl Only Knew" it starts out DeliberatelyMonochrome with only Aaliyah herself in color - and she then gradually adds color to the rest of the setting.
* TheirFirstTime: "Hot Like Fire" is from the perspective of a girl who wants to wait for sex but promises it will be great when she's finally ready.
* TitleTrack: ''[=One In A Million=]'' and ''[=Age Ain't Nothing but a Number=]''.
* TokenWholesome: With regards to her sex symbol status, ''Rolling Stone'''s obituary said:
--> "She was remarkable for being sexy without selling herself, for finding the thin line where she could attract the boys without embarrassing the moms."



* TitleTrack: ''[=One In A Million=]'' and ''[=Age Ain't Nothing but a Number=]''

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* TitleTrack: ''[=One YoungerThanTheyLook: In A Million=]'' and ''[=Age Ain't Nothing her teen years, Aaliyah looked more like she was in her early twenties. In ''Film/RomeoMustDie'' she was only nineteen but Trish appeared to be a Number=]''few years older (and Jet Li, who played her love interest, was thirty-one).
15th Jan '17 8:39:42 PM AfroThunder
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* HipHopSoul: ''Age Ain't Nothing But A Number'' was a mix of Hip Hop Soul and NewJackSwing. ''One In A Million'' and ''Aaliyah'' used Hip Hop Soul exclusively.
21st Dec '16 5:31:56 PM darkchiefy
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Aaliyah Dana Haughton (January 16, 1979 August 25, 2001), who performed under the mononym Aaliyah, was an American recording artist, actress, and model. She was born in [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity Brooklyn]] but raised in UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}}. At an early age, she appeared on the television show ''Series/StarSearch'' and performed in concert alongside GladysKnight. At age 12, Aaliyah signed with Jive Records and Blackground Records by her uncle, Barry Hankerson. He 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'', released when she was 15. 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 Kelly, Aaliyah ended her contract with Jive and signed to Atlantic Records.

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Aaliyah Dana Haughton (January 16, 1979 August 25, 2001), who performed under the mononym Aaliyah, was an American recording artist, actress, and model. She was born in [[UsefulNotes/NewYorkCity Brooklyn]] but raised in UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}}. At an early age, she appeared on the television show ''Series/StarSearch'' and performed in concert alongside GladysKnight. At age 12, Aaliyah signed with Jive Records and Blackground Records by her uncle, Barry Hankerson. He 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'', released when she was 15. 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 Kelly, Aaliyah ended her contract with Jive and signed to Atlantic Records.
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25th Oct '16 9:23:13 PM vibes
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[floatboxright:Influences: Music/JanetJackson, Music/MichaelJackson, Music/MaryJBlige, {{Music/TLC}}, {{Music/Sade}}, {{Music/Prince}}, Music/StevieWonder, Music/NineInchNails]
25th Oct '16 4:09:15 PM vibes
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!!Discography:
*1994: ''Age Ain't Nothing but a Number ''
*1996: ''One In A Million''
*2001: [[SelfTitledAlbum Aaliyah]]

Released Posthumously
*2002: I Care 4 U (Compilation album of unreleased songs)
*2005: Ultimate Aaliyah (Compilation album; The first disc is a collection of her greatest hits, while the second disc contains material from soundtrack and studio albums)

25th Oct '16 3:57:50 PM vibes
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* TitleTrack: ''[=One In A Million=]'' and ''[=Age Ain't Nothing But A Number=]''

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* TitleTrack: ''[=One In A Million=]'' and ''[=Age Ain't Nothing But A but a Number=]''
25th Oct '16 3:57:16 PM vibes
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* TitleTrack: ''[=One In A Million=]'' and ''[=Age Ain't Nothing But A Number=]''
28th Jul '16 10:43:26 PM dsneybuf
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* RogerRabbitEffect: The video for her cover of the ''WesternAnimation/{{Anastasia}}'' song "Journey To The Past" features her and some children entering the movie's animated world, and appearing to interact with its denizens.
25th May '16 6:33:13 PM Someoneman
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Aaliyah worked with record producers Timbaland and Music/MissyElliott for her second album, ''One in a Million''; it sold three million copies in the United States and over eight million copies worldwide. In 2000, Aaliyah appeared in her first major film, ''Film/RomeoMustDie''. She contributed to the film's soundtrack, which spawned the single "Try Again". The song topped the Billboard Hot 100 solely on airplay, [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome making Aaliyah the first artist in Billboard history to achieve this feat]]. "Try Again" earned Aaliyah a Grammy Award nomination for Best Female R&B Vocalist.

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Aaliyah worked with record producers Timbaland and Music/MissyElliott for her second album, ''One in a Million''; it sold three million copies in the United States and over eight million copies worldwide. In 2000, Aaliyah appeared in her first major film, ''Film/RomeoMustDie''. She contributed to the film's soundtrack, which spawned the single "Try Again". The song topped the Billboard Hot 100 solely on airplay, [[CrowningMomentOfAwesome making Aaliyah the first artist in Billboard history to achieve this feat]].feat. "Try Again" earned Aaliyah a Grammy Award nomination for Best Female R&B Vocalist.
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