"Aaliyah was more than a singer, she was – and is still – an American music icon whose legacy continues to live on and influence today’s music culture, just as Ray Charles, Notorious B. G., Selena and Johnny Cash," the family said in a statement.
"Considering the magnitude of her fans’ affection alone, she deserves to have a tribute much more grand than a television network debut that won’t even consider the perspectives of those who were closest to Aaliyah.
DMX and Aaliyah became friends, the only reason people made the assumption they were dating was because of the chemistry they were able to create in the "Back In One Piece" video.
But they remained good friends from that point on until her death, and he was pretty torn up during the news of her death spreading around.
Aaliyah reached the top 10 of the pop singles chart with her very first single when only 15. Kelly, she became even more successful in her collaborations with Timbaland and Missy Elliott.
Her posthumous releases show just how strong her talent was up until an untimely death in a plane crash at age 22.
Timbaland's opening rap in the song is taken from "I Know You Got Soul" by rap legends Eric B. "Try Again" included influences from Detroit techno and acid house music.
The biopic, which will trace the singer's life from age 10 until her death, is expected to begin shooting this summer and premiere in the fall.
"Aaliyah’s personal and professional relationship with R.
Tracks such as "Never No More" and "I Care 4 U" (featuring Missy) are slinky, twisted ballads imbued with film-noir sultriness, as diva Aaliyah steps catlike away from the bubblegum R&B of her contemporaries. If there is ever a way talking about sex in a classy way, Aaliyah does it and does it well. More Than A Woman If Aaliyah was going for high album sales, this should have been the first single. You can see that she really broadened her musical horizons on this album.
There's also the obligatory rock track tacked on near the end ("I Can Be"), but even this excels above the standard hip-hop/rock/R&B crossover fare with its Prince-like influences coupled with Aaliyah's own instinct for seduction. I really missed listening to this album which is why I purchased a copy online, since it is unavailable as a digital copy. RIP Aaliyah Let me start this off by saying, Im a huge Aaliyah fan. Every track on the album I fell in love with, but the ones I really enjoyed were "We Need a Resolution", "Loose Rap", "Rock the Boat", "More Than a Woman", "I Care 4 U", "Extra Smooth", "U Got Nerve", "I Refuse", "Those Were the Days" and "What If".
Instead, this collection is an extraordinary romantic exposition of passion and pain. This ballad is just beautiful, and it was also Aaliyah's favorite off the album. Extra Smooth This is an upbeat song, and it's the perfect way to get the party back started after the two previous ballads. The song talks about A man trying to get at Aaliyah, but he's trying to hard to be smooth. Aaliyah fuses hip hop and latin/salsa music in this one. However, unlike her stellar vocal performance on "I Care 4 U", Aaliyah "dumbs down" her vocals, and holds back on her vocal abilities. It's Whatever Aaliyah talks about being in love (Damon Dash? The lyrics are really touching and many couples could relate. Aaliyah's third album is most likely her most diverse.