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Aaliyah: Candid Memories (Meeting Aaliyah: Pictures & Video)


Aaliyah fan @introducingpumpkyn sharing her memories via YouTube of meeting Aaliyah for the first time at the FYE Red Album signing on July 17th, 2001. Thank you so much for sharing your heartfelt story with us all. πŸ™πŸ½❤️ Shout out to my baby sis @aaliyahhaughton for the tag! 

Watch the full video below and enjoy! ❤️


Baby Girl: Better Known As Aaliyah By Kathy Iandoli

Updated statement from author Kathy Iandoli on Instagram.

πŸ”via @kath3000: "Like so many of you, I remember exactly where I was when I learned that Aaliyah was killed. It’s one of those moments that has stuck with me forever, and through my writing career I have written about Baby Girl a lot—I guess to fill the void of never getting to interview her. Today, I am so honored to unveil the cover of my book 'Baby Girl: Better Known As Aaliyah' and announce that pre-orders are officially live on Amazon. I don’t mean to hype myself up here, but YOU ARE NOT READY FOR WHAT THIS BOOK BEHOLDS.

The release date has been moved up a week too, to August 17, 2021. This is because the fans wanted it to be. Fans like me. Fans like you. So thank you to everyone who participated, my Team Aaliyah, Aaliyah Army, Aaliyah's Angels, all of y’all who are going SO hard for this book. This book is for us. And for her. /.\

Baby Girl: Better Known As Aaliyah, coming August 17, 2021 via Atria Books / Simon & Schuster. Pre-Order link in bio. #aaliyah #babygirl #ripaaliyah #ripbabygirl #teamaaliyah #aaliyaharmy #youngnation #aaliyahsangels #bookstagram"

First and foremost I would like to say a huge congratulations to Kathy for her continuous effort, hard work and dedication as a writer. ✍🏽 Not only writing about a woman who is dear to all of us, but for allowing myself to be a part of this amazing book. πŸ™πŸ½❤ Forever grateful and blessed beyond belief. From a fan, by a fan, with real fans sharing their insights and love about a woman who truly inspired us all.

This is one book you don't want to miss out on. Kathy's captivating words will leave you in such awe and wonder, be it a new fan or 1st generation fan, there will be something for all fans to come together to reminisce and learn who the REAL Aaliyah was all about. Those who knew her personally and worked alongside her are also a part of this book. So much to say right now...but I don't wanna spoil the surprise. Just know that #AaliyahIsComing and y'all ain't ready for what's in store! πŸ™ˆπŸ™ŠπŸ™‰

You can pre-order 'Baby Girl: Better Known As Aaliyah' below via Amazon.


Aaliyah, Lil Kim, Missy Elliott and Da Brat Interview with MTV News (Rare HQ Footage)

πŸ” via @mtvnews: "Back in #1999@mtvnews was on set when @lilkimthequeenbee@missymisdemeanorelliott@sosobrat & #Aaliyah united for a super special moment. I can't stop watching how much fun they had πŸ€—"

OMG!! 😭😭😭 After so many years of seeing low res quality videos, this is making October the best month by far! Thank you so much for sharing and thanks to @tiaralways for the tag! πŸ™πŸ½❤ Truly in awe of Aaliyah's beauty! so nice to see this in HQ! 😩 Watch below for the full video! Enjoy! ❤️

Aaliyah: MTV Icon, 2001 (Rare Photo)

 πŸ” via @mz.charges_pending of Aaliyah at the 2001 MTV Icon! Thank you so much for sharing! 😊❤

Aaliyah & MC Eiht, Source Awards, 1995 (Rare Photo)


(πŸ“Έ: via @tdoteric) Aaliyah and MC Eiht at the 1995 Source Awards. Thank you so much for sharing! πŸ™πŸ½❤


Aaliyah Archives News: Aaliyah's Legacy

Let's talk about Aaliyah's legacy, a woman who could do it all...sing, model, act and dance. An impact so influential that she still continues to inspire to this very day, so what does her legacy have to show for it?

As some of you may be aware, Aaliyah's legacy has been through all the trials and tribulations, from Wendy 'Wendell' Williams Lifetime Biopic movie, to the 'Surviving R.Kelly' docu-series, not to mention her music not being available on streaming platforms! The very craft that Aaliyah put all her hard-work into, ultimately losing her life from what she loved doing the most. So what exactly is the catch and what exactly is going on?

A lot of fans have been left so disappointed and outraged at the level of incompetence from Aaliyah's estate that it has left a lot of us questioning their integrity and motives. Yesterday, a lot of commotion surrounding Aaliyah's official YouTube page broke out as news came out that it is not run by Aaliyah's estate but by a fan. A message was left on the 'community' section of YouTube where the fan of that page posted this...

Interestingly enough a lot of fans have forgotten about the main official channel which was originally run by the estate. The page was called Aaliyah Official which had a HQ version of Aaliyah's MTV Diary. Unfortunately due to copyright reasons the video was taken down by Viacom, and since then nothing new has been added to the channel, which was started back in 2015. The fan of that YouTube account also posted another message which you can read below here...

Honestly...I commend this fan for even having this YouTube account, as if it wasn't for them, half of the music videos that we have today would cease to exist!! Let that sink in! As each year goes by, Aaliyah's legacy is slowly fading away...If it wasn't for us fans holding it down for all these years, no one would even know who Aaliyah was period. Until her music is released on streaming platforms, I honestly cannot see the silver lining upon the heavenly clouds...

What do y'all think? Also...please check out fellow Team Aaliyah member Tony Turner, who highlights all the flaws and why Aaliyah fans are so fed up. He also has a lot of other interesting videos about Baby Girl, so be sure to check them out!

Aaliyah: Album Signing in Dallas, August 17th, 2001 (Rare Photo)

πŸ”via @beautyandcurves of Aaliyah at her album signing in Dallas on August 17th, 2001. Thank you so much for sharing! was definitely a nice surprise to see on my birthday. Also shout out to everyone for all the calls, texts and birthday wishes. Appreciate the love! πŸ™πŸ½❤️


Craig David Singing Aaliyah's '4 Page Letter'

πŸ” via @craigdavid: "One of my all time favourite slow jams from the Angel @aaliyah πŸ™ŒπŸ½ Enjoy! πŸ’œ xxx Classic @timbalandπŸ†"

Woww! Absolutely love this! πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ½❤ Shout out to @ultimate.aaliyah for the tag! 😊


Mariah Carey Mentions Aaliyah in New 'The Meaning Of Mariah Carey' Book

πŸ” via @ultimate.aaliyah: "Mariah Carey mentions #Aaliyah in her new #TheMeaningOfMariahCarey book "She was indeed our little Princess""

Wow....this was truly heartfelt! πŸ˜­πŸ’” I've always loved Mariah since I was little, but to know how much of an impact Aaliyah's death had not only on her fans, but those like Mariah Carey!?

Just wow...this is why I always say to people that just because someone is famous does not mean that they do not go through the same things as us. They may have all the money, and the luxury, but they are human too. Mental health is so important! πŸ™πŸ½❤

The Real Edition: Aaliyah

"Like Aaliyah..." here's an original track I came across via Spotify whilst casually browsing for new songs 😎 Since I'm from the UK, I wanted to spread some UK love with this dope tribute courtesy of @therealedition who pays homage to our beloved Baby Girl using a mixture of song references. Really love this! Great job guys! πŸ‘πŸ½❤️ (πŸŽ₯: @_themechanics) Watch the full video below...

Smif-N-Wessun: Memorable Studio Moments With Aaliyah

πŸ” via @247hh on YouTube of an interview with @teksmokeelah and @generalsteele from Hip-Hop group Smif-N-Wessun. Here they share their memories of working with Aaliyah in the studio on the song #NightRiders with their other formed Hip-Hop group members Boot Camp Clik. Watch the full interview below!  If you would like to skip to Aaliyah's part, go to the video around 2:39. Enjoy! 😊

Love watching interviews like these as it truly gives an insight on to how Aaliyah was as a person. It's always been nothing but love, when people share their memories about Aaliyah. ❤️ I also like how @buckshotbd was the only one able to speak to Aaliyah, I would be the same way too! Telling a Queen like Aaliyah what to say? 😩 Her aura and presence alone would just instantly light up a room period. Truly special, and dearly missed...πŸ™πŸ½ 

Aaliyah: Candid Memories

A fan on Twitter shares their memories of Aaliyah at Cedar Point in 1997. Thank you so much for sharing your story! πŸ™πŸ½❤