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News by Nevermind5555 posted Больше года
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Front of Aaliyah fragrance bottle
LOS ANGELES, Sept. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Xyrena announced today that it is releasing Алия by Xyrena, a fragrance tribute to the late performer, who was known as the "The Princess of R&B." This first and only official Алия fragrance was developed in close collaboration with Diane & Rashad Haughton, the singer and actress's mother and brother. It comes 14 years after her tragic passing.

"I grew up with Aaliyah's music," сказал(-а) Killian Wells, CEO of Xyrena. "As a huge fan, this is a very personal release for me and my company. We set out to create a fragrance to be cherished by Aaliyah's Фаны and also introduce her to a new generation."

By consulting with both her mother and brother, Xyrena was able craft a true aromatic tribute inspired by actual fragrances Алия wore. The resulting fragrance is unisex but leans masculine, as Алия favored traditional men's scents in line with her signature, sexy tomboy image. The formula is also a hue of black, which was Aaliyah's Избранное color. Алия by Xyrena has base notes of vanilla, sandalwood, amber, and jasmine; middle notes of black pepper, фиолетовый and leather; with вверх notes of mint, lavender...
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Opinion by Nevermind5555 posted Больше года
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'Washington Post' dubbed Aaliyah "Hip-Hop's Lady Di"
From Drake's reported tattoo of Алия on his back to Timbaland's admission to being in Любовь with her, the late singer has been the talk of the blogosphere recently. Aaliyah, Ты recall, died at the age of 22 in a tragic plane crash with eight others weeks before 9/11. Unlike other Знаменитости who have died young, drama hasn't really overshadowed Aaliyah's legacy. Perhaps that's because she kept her family close.

From день one, they were extremely involved in her career. Her mother's brother, Barry Hankerson, who managed R. Kelly and had also been married to Gladys Knight, initially managed her career. When the R. Kelly marriage rumors surfaced, her father, Michael Haughton, became her personal manager with her mother Diane assisting heavily. Her brother Rashad and her cousin, Jomo, Barry Hankerson's son, were consistently with her when she worked as well.

But potential career-ending Scandal aside, Алия was a promising artist from the beginning. Her debut album, Age Ain't Nothing but a Number, was a mixture of the old, with its obvious riffs off the classic sounds of The Isley Brothers and Betty Wright, and the new, with its hard-edged, hip-hop...
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Opinion by Nevermind5555 posted Больше года
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Aaliyah strikes a pose in New York City, 2001
Алия starts speaking about a dream: [i]I lift off, I feel free. No one can reach me. A wonderful feeling. Still, I'm worried that dream a little. What does he want to tell me? That I would escape from the pressures of success?It is dark in my Избранное dream. Someone followed me. Why, I do not know. I'm afraid. Then suddenly I lift off. I fly it. Far away. How do I feel myself? As if I sponges in the air. Free.Weightless. No one can reach me. No one can touch me. A wonderful feeling.Still, I'm worried that dream a little. What does he want to tell me?I would also like to fly in real life sometimes? What? Before the success? From the pressures of Показать business? No. I enjoy every секунда of my fame. If I could start my life over again, I would change nothing. Honest.Even as a little girl I knew, I will be famous. On this dream I have been working. Hard. Very hard. I took Пение lessons, I took part in school performances. I was doing everything possible to be a good entertainer. After all, a pretty exterior does not make Ты a star.Neither the Музыка nor the film industry.Looking back, I assume many people, I would have had no real childhood. A lie! My parents are always careful...
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Article by Nevermind5555 posted Больше года
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Forever in our hearts..
25 Days of Aaliyah, We Celebrate!

BET remembers 'baby girl.'
By Eb the Celeb
Posted: 08/01/2011 05:37 PM EDT
Filed Under BET Музыка Special, Aaliyah

August 25 will mark 10 years since we Остаться в живых Aaliyah, the rising звезда in a tragic plane crash in the Bahamas. She was just 22 years old when she passed. Had just begun making a name for herself in Hollywood and had already cemented her talent as a singer and dancer. In just a short time she touched our ears and hearts with her angelic smile and soulful voice and we'll be celebrating her life and Музыка for the Далее 25 days.

Ты will find exclusive photos, celebrity quotes, featured Музыка and еще in her memory leading up to the commemorative Aaliyah: One In A Million special airing on BET Thursday, August 25 at 8P/7C.

The special will feature commentary from Missy Elliott, Timbaland, Damon Dash, Nadine Ellis, Patti Labelle, Kelly Rowland and more.
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Aaliyah album released in 2001
"We wanted to get it out before 2000 was over, but I couldn't finish it. I wanted to put a lot of time into it. I wanted it to be the best."

"It still has my signature style, but еще of a rock flair to it. I feel each song has something Ты don't normally hear today. "

"Just think about love. Most songs are about love. I got happy and sad Любовь songs together."

"I decided to self Название this album Aaliyah, and I wanted to do that cause my name is Arabic and it has a beautiful meaning. It means the highest, most exalted one, the best, and I want the name to carry through the project. Its different from the last LPs because, its, I'm older, Ты know, I'm еще mature, and I think that very evident on the album. So it really showcases Aaliyah, and who she is right now."

"Now that I'm older, I mean that I'm an adult now, and I want that to Показать through on the album. So my writers and that, we talk, Ты know, they ask me how am I feeling, just as a person, Ты know this point in my life, the things I want to talk about, and they incorporate what I told them.. in the lyrics."
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Opinion by msfancy313 posted Больше года
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everyone was put on earth for a reason.
Aaliyah's reason was to sing us Музыка which she did but went above and beyond.
Aaliyah's Музыка actually spoke
her Музыка was Музыка people could relate to
if she was standing on this earth right in front of me i would tell her how well she accomplished her goal in life
and how much she inspired me to become a musician and actor because of how well she handled her Музыка and herself
we'll miss Ты Baby Girl

R.I.P Aaliyah-Dana Haughton




this is my tribute to Aaliyah
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