Thursday, 30 August 2018

Aaliyah: 40 Γ₯r med P3 Soul (Swedish Radio Interview)
















A huge shout out to my big sis @aaliyahalways for sharing this interview with myself. This was shared on Aaliyah's 17th Death Anniversary on the 25th. For anyone who hasn't checked this out, you can listen below, or go to the source link below and download for you own listening pleasure. I throughly enjoyed listening to this, and there are some parts which are so hilarious, but I'll try not to spoil it for you guys! πŸ™Š Let's just say that the audio quality is so crystal clear, that hearing Aaliyah's voice alone is very soothing to the ears! πŸ˜ŒπŸ’• Here's a little synopsis of the interview from P3 Soul,which I translated into English for those who do not speak Swedish like myself. Happy listening! 😎 

"On August 25th, 2001, Aaliyah died in a crash in the Bahamas. Only 22 years old, she had already been involved in creating the framework for the future of high-tech soul.

Together with a young generation of R&B singers, she and the producer Timbaland made the music something more modern and electronic in the mid 90's.


In this week's podium special from 2001 you will hear one of Aaliyah's last interviews that was broadcast the day after her tragic passing away."




(Source: https://sverigesradio.se/sida/avsnitt/1121692?programid=2680)

Aaliyah: Rare Photo


πŸ” via @drjerodjerry: “17 years later, still thankful for the opportunity #lategram #oneinamillion #rnb#missyou #aaliyah #teamaaliyah #backintheday#happybirthday #music” | Thanks for sharing! Nice to see a better quality of this image! πŸ˜πŸ™πŸ½πŸ’š 

Monday, 27 August 2018

Aaliyah: La La La & No Days Go By (Exclusive Unreleased Music)


After so many years #TeamAaliyah have finally been blessed as of yesterday with not one but two exclusive unreleased demo tracks by our beloved Babygirl. I was a bit reluctant to post these at first, since there are a lot of legal issues involving Aaliyah's music in general. The smallest of things like not having access to her music on streaming sites such as Spotify, iTunes, Tidal etc...is very heartbreaking and disappointing as a fan, since Aaliyah worked very hard for her fans in order to have her music out there. Witnessing this before our very own eyes going to waste, is not a very nice thing at all. However it's not everyday we as fans get to hear new music on such a grand scale as this, so let's enjoy this moment whilst it lasts, for I am not sure how long this video will be on Youtube.

A HUGE thank you to all of those within the fanbase who personally messaged and tagged me so that I wouldn't miss seeing this. I truly appreciate you guys! You are nothing but short of amazing, and I am very thankful. Thanks also to @burrellbrothersentertainment for uploading these gems! We as fans are beyond happy! πŸ™πŸ½πŸ’š The pure joy and love I felt upon listening gave me straight goosebumps, and since then, I've had both these tracks on heavy rotation. I woke up yesterday morning listening to 'La La La' first and automatically tears came running down my face. The production first and foremost is reminiscent from the 'One In A Million' era. Lyrically the song is also so beautifully put together that it makes you feel like you're literally on cloud 9 up above in the heavens so high 😍. In comparison to the second track which you're probably thinking hold on..."But we've already heard that one!" Which you are true to say, however this version of No Days Go By, features a sample from Slick Rick where he says...

"It's all because of you, I'm feeling sad and blue.
You went away, and now my life is filled with rainy days."

You can listen to the original sample below which is from Slick Rick & Doug E.Fresh - La Di Da Di (ironic how even the titles are very similar right? πŸ˜„) which comes at 2:47 if you wanna go straight to it. What you will find interesting from this joint is that a lot of bars you hear have been heavily sampled from many iconic hip hop artists. However, Slick Rick is the original OG, and for that we have to give him is dues! Funnily enough, when I heard the sample in No Days Go By, I automatically felt like I had heard it from somewhere before, and now I see why! I also love the fact how Aaliyah yet again shows both the female and male perspective and for that, I feel like the song is more complete. πŸ˜‡



And now for the one you're eager to listen to 😎 Enjoy!




DOWNLOAD LINK HERE (Please note that this link will only be available for 7 days, after that the link will expire, so for anyone who would like to get a hold of this, please contact me directly via email at theaaliyaharchives@gmail.com. Peace and love! ✌🏽❤️)

Aaliyah: Rare Photo


πŸ” via @bigtexmarketing: “Just a few months before she died.. Me and #aaliyah
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#music @979thebeat #influencer #hiphop” | Thank you so much for sharing and thanks @aaliyahalways for the tag! 😘❤ 

Aaliyah: Rare Photo


πŸ” via @bmoney3000: “Day late but still respect to #aaliyah #restinPower #djlife I been doing this shyt” | Thank you so much for sharing and a big thanks to @aaliyahforeva22 for the tag! 😘❤

Aaliyah: Rare Photo


πŸ” via @jeanmarclubrano: “Remembering Aaliyah (I.16.1979-VIII.25.2001)
Gone way too soon …
πŸ“· @jeanmarclubrano X.1994 Paris #aaliyah#aaliyahdanahaughton #newyork #singer #vocals#dancer #randb #hiphop #pop #starsearch#gladysknight #blackgroundrecords #jive #rkelly#timbaland #missyelliot #tommyhilfiger#streetbutsweet #ageaintnothingbutanumber#oneinamillion #atlanticrecords #romeomustdie#photography #portrait #blackandwhite #film#archives” | OMG!!! I am officially shook! 😱😩😍❤ Thank you so much for sharing and thanks @aaliyahforever22 for the tag! 😘❤ 

Aaliyah: Rare Photo


πŸ” via @ronniewright1: Thank you so much for sharing! πŸ™πŸ½πŸ’š 

Aaliyah: Rare Photo


πŸ” via @jayantoniob: “I’ve had this photo for the past 17 years (yes this is a real photo). Aaliyah was a one of a kind artist and I adored her. She is truly missed and her legacy lives on forever! #ripaaliyah” | Thank you so much for sharing this gem with us all! She looks so stunning here! πŸ™πŸ½πŸ’š 

Aaliyah: Rare Photo


πŸ” via @keeventdesigns: “So, I’ve been trying to figure out how to put into words how to share my feelings about the loss that was felt around the world. On August 25th, I came home from work and took a nap. I was awakened to have someone ask me if I’d heard the news. That she was gone. I was in disbelief. I denied that it was true. I thought the person was playing around, and I said that’s not funny. I was told to turn on the television and my stomach dropped. I had spoken to her a year prior about life and everyday stuff. On this day I lost a friend and the world lost a light. Aaliyah was one of those people you only meet once in a lifetime. She was my friend, she was a light to the world, and she was a beautiful soul. This image I took of her as we were playing around one day in school with no teacher supervision. She was silly, talented, thoughtful, and a true gem. It’s been 17 years and the hole in my heart has not healed. #Aaliyah #Morethanawoman” | Such a beautiful memory and picture to match. Thank you so much for sharing this gem with us all πŸ™πŸ½πŸ’š

Aaliyah: Rare Photo


πŸ” via @kavaunjay: “16 YEARS AGO TODAY WE LOST A MUSICAL ANGEL!! R.I.P. AALIYAH!” | This was a rare gem from last year’s 25th anniversary hence the ‘16th’, which we all happened to miss! Shout out to @favouritethingsbyazzizz for the find! 😘❤

Aaliyah: Rock The Boat (Early Demo Version)


πŸ” via @staticmajor_: “#aaliyah n #staticmajor Rock the boat EARRRLYYY Version @ericseats @raptracks #keybeats” | Those vocals though! 😍😍😍❤ 

Aaliyah: Teen Choice Awards, 2000 (Rare Photo )


πŸ” via @arnoldshoots: “πŸ•ŠπŸ•ŠJan 16, 1979 - Aug 25, 2001πŸ•ŠπŸ•Š Your smile is Everything, Remembering 
Aaliyah "babygirl” Haughton (a candid moment at 2000 Teen Choice Awards in Santa Monica, CA πŸ‘€ #ashtonkutcher)“ | Wow….I love this!! Thank you so much for sharing! πŸ˜­πŸ˜©πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ½❤

Sunday, 26 August 2018

Aaliyah: On The Set Of 'Up Jumps Da Boogie' (Rare Photo)


πŸ” via @mikemillerphoto: “17 years ago we lost thisπŸ‘‘ #aaliyah πŸ“· @mikemillerphoto too many young artists goneπŸ’” #mikemillerphoto” | Thank you so much for sharing this gem with us all and thanks @favouritethingsbyazzizz for the tag! 😘❤

Aaliyah: Rare Photo


πŸ” via @josephjamesphotography1: “Shot of Aaliyah 1995 . Today is the anniversary of her passing Aug 25 2001 RIP #aaliyah| Thank you for sharing! πŸ™πŸ½πŸ’š

Aaliyah: Rare Photo (August 28th, 1997)


πŸ” via @authorlatricegleen: “Young!!!!! The day I met Aaliyah #theoneandonly #aaliyah #theoneigavemyheartto (my fav song)
Met her at Rehearsal with her crew in #BuffaloNY #1997
Ill never forget how cool and sweet she was. #1979babies #Gonetoosoon Can’t believe it’s been 17 years.” 
(August 28, 1997) | What an amazing memory to have of our beloved Babygirl! Thank you so much for sharing! πŸ™πŸ½πŸ’š 

Aaliyah: Those Were The Days (Early Demo Version)


πŸ” via @staticmajor_: “Those were the days (Early version ) #staticmajor #aaliyah” | OMG! You can heat her vocals so much clearer on this demo version! Thank you so much for sharing this! πŸ˜©πŸ˜πŸ™πŸ½πŸ’š



Aaliyah: Rare Photo


πŸ” via @kealoha.kiley who shared this gem from January last year on Aaliyah’s birthday. I think majority of us missed seeing this so I thought I would share it today to cheer up everyone! Her caption goes as follows…. “Happy Birthday to the one and only angel #Aaliyah! 😍 I wish I knew then what I know now. She had the kindest heart and prettiest smile! I wish I never lost the #NSYNC bday presents you bought me and my #RomeoMustDie pants you gave to me. Those things were priceless. 
Anyway… yeah.. once upon a time… We were coo with Aaliyah and Kidada Jones. 😌” | What a beautiful memory and image to go with it! Thank you so much for sharing! πŸ™πŸ½πŸ’š

Aaliyah: Rare Photo


πŸ” via @cortneyhicksonair: “…when #detroit & #chicago girls meet up! We will always love @aaliyahdanahaughton #late90s #babygirl #aaliyah #wemissyou#alwaysinourhearts #cortneyhicks#detroitsfavoritehomegirl” | Love this! Thank you for sharing! πŸ™πŸ½πŸ’š 

Aaliyah: Rare Photo


πŸ” via @charles_btrax_torres: “17 years ago today we lost one of the greatest in the music industry, Rest In Peace Aaliyah Dana Haughton (1979-2001) πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½πŸ™πŸ½ #ripaaliyah #kmelsummerjam #allstardjs” | Thank you so much for sharing this gem with us all! πŸ™πŸ½πŸ’š 

Aaliyah: Rare Photo


πŸ” via @lorenzoicetea: “Remembering my friend Aaliyah on this day! #rip January 16 - August 25 #aaliyah#aaliyahdanahaughton #aaliyahtribute #ripaaliyah#ripaaliyahhaughton #classic #RNB #Memories#classic #classicpics #aaliyahfans#aaliyahhaughton #aaliyahalways” | Thank you so much for sharing! πŸ™πŸ½πŸ’š 

Aaliyah: Rare Photo's Courtesy Of Aaliyah.PL





Here are a few rare gems shared by Aaliyah.PL on Aaliyah's 17th anniversary. Thank you guys for sharing these gems with the fanbase! I'm in awe of the lace top she's wearing! Here's the caption they wrote on their instagram page. Enjoy! 😎 

πŸ” via @aaliyahpl_: “Babygirl, another year passed without you… 17 long years since you went to heaven, but your impact and legacy goes on, and on, and on… ❤️ Here’s some rare gems for you #TeamAaliyah:
πŸ‘‰ @quincydjones and @warnermusic reception at @vibemagazine Music Seminar on August 29, 1996
πŸ‘‰ #iceboxcom launch party on June 7th, 2000
Full quality pix are in the gallery 😊 #Aaliyah #AaliyahHaughton #AaliyahPL"

Aaliyah: Eternal (Courtesy Of Aaliyah.com)

Edit made by yours truly which was used by the Official Aaliyah Twitter page. Once again thank you for the love! πŸ™πŸ½πŸ’š

As always the 25th has approached and without fail we always receive a special message from the Aaliyah.com official website. Here's what they had to share on the 17th Anniversary of Aaliyah's passing. What was interesting to witness were a few personal facts about Babygirl which I did not know before, so this was quite a pleasant surprise. Thank you as always to The Haughton's for all that you do for the fanbase. We truly appreciate all the little things


"Aaliyah We Love You Always and Forever!!
"On Saturday, August 25th, 2001, our Baby Girl Aaliyah Dana Haughton, Keith Wallace, Eric Foreman, Anthony Dodd, Christopher Maldonado, Gina Smith, Douglas Kratz, Scott Gallin, and Luis Morales, all passed on this day into Heaven. Their beautiful memories and love will be with us always…
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“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.”
– Corinthians 13:4-8
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God; believe also in me. My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am.”
– John 14:1-3
“For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”
– Corinthians 4:17-18
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Footprints in the Sand
One night I dreamed a dream.
As I was walking along the beach with my Lord.
Across the dark sky flashed scenes from my life.
For each scene, I noticed two sets of footprints in the sand,
One belonging to me and one to my Lord.
After the last scene of my life flashed before me,
I looked back at the footprints in the sand.
I noticed that at many times along the path of my life,
especially at the very lowest and saddest times,
there was only one set of footprints.
This really troubled me, so I asked the Lord about it.
“Lord, you said once I decided to follow you,
You’d walk with me all the way.
But I noticed that during the saddest and most troublesome times of my life,
there was only one set of footprints.
I don’t understand why, when I needed You the most, You would leave me.”
He whispered, “My precious child, I love you and will never leave you
Never, ever, during your trials and testings.
When you saw only one set of footprints,
It was then that I carried you."
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Special Thank You’s
Thank you to all who continue to support the Aaliyah Memorial Fund, causes that our Baby Girl found important and were very dear to her heart. Thank you!
Also, thank you to all who supported and made the MAC for Aaliyah such an Amazing Success. We will always be grateful for the incredible love worldwide that was shown for this endeavor. Thank you!
~ ~ ~
Song Dedications

This is an Isley Brothers song. When she sang this song at a concert she sounded just like the original. We loved the Isley Brothers.


Vision of Love by Mariah Carey is the song Baby Girl sang for Jive Records. They we’re blown away.





This is the song Aaliyah sang at Rashad’s high school graduation at St. Thomas Aquinas High School. Baby Girl sang this song to her brother and to all the young people that were embarking on a new chapter in life. Sweet Perfection.










This is truly special!



The snake wrangler said the snakes moved so fluidly on her because they sensed no fear.


This video was shot in St.Petersburg, Russia. What an experience to remember, can not duplicate that.












Baby Girl sang My Heart Will Go On for an Oscar Show.












…Thank You To All Of Who Truly Love Baby Girl and All Our Friends!"

Saturday, 25 August 2018

Aaliyah: 17 Years Without You



#17Years of a legacy that shall always remain. πŸ•ŠπŸŒΉ The day I discovered you, was the day I finally found myself, a connection like no other that resonated through my being, like an electric current, running through a circuit. You electrified a passion that has blossomed into something so beautiful, that I shall forever cherish and be grateful for. All the friends I’ve made through this fanbase is all down to you Babygirl. And not a day goes by where I wonder what you would of been doing, had you still of been alive today. 

No matter what some may say, I shall always defend and honour your name since you are no longer here to defend yourself. Like a lioness is with their baby cub, we too are your protectors, just as God is also. The day you left this earth with your final, last breath of air, was the day you transitioned your light of soul into another spiritual dimension. A soul like no other, as there is only one Aaliyah. No one can ever compare or take away from the loving, caring kind hearted spirit that you exuded to the world. 

Wherever you are Aaliyah, I know you are in a good place and for whatever reason, you fulfilled what you needed to within your 22 years of living. Thank you for all that you have given to us, and may the Lord keep anyone who is feeling vulnerable or weak by offering solace, comfort and strength. May he wipe away your tears and help bring a smile to your face through all these rare images, audio and video footage that we continue to see on a daily basis. With Aaliyah in our hearts, forever and always… πŸ™πŸ½πŸ’š #Aaliyah #AaliyahArchives #AaliyahDanaHaughton #AaliyahHaughton #Babygirl #Lili #Liyah #TeamAaliyah #MyEdit #17thAnniversary #Sunset #RIPAaliyah #RIHAaliyah

Wednesday, 22 August 2018

Aaliyah: Rare Photo


πŸ” via @andyhilfiger: “Tommy Jeans Crew!” | What a throwback!!! 😩😍❤ Thank you so much for sharing! πŸ™πŸ½πŸ’š

Aaliyah: Rare Photo 5th February, 2001


A beautiful rare from @estidees spanish teacher l. Thanks @branddynorwood and @wehatejt for the tag! 😩😍❤ 

Aaliyah Archives News: Official Aaliyah App


πŸ” via @aaliyahapp: "Download the 'Aaliyah App' on the App Store for exclusive Aaliyah GIFs and videos. #AaliyahApp #Aaliyah' | I remember when @25centralparkwest brought this app to my attention commenting on the similarity of the app logo to my own logo. Definitely can see the similarities between the two! πŸ˜„πŸ’• At the moment this app is currently available for iPhone users only. Android users like myself, will have to hold on tight for now. However...they are planning to sort the app out for us too! πŸ˜‡ 

Here are some other exclusive updates made by both the official Aaliyah Instagram page, as well as Rashad's Instagram page.



Aaliyah: Rare Photo, New Orleans (1996)



πŸ” via @carlosjames1315: “B A C K · 2 · T H E · F U T U R E .
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πŸ—“: circa 1996
πŸ“: New Orleans πŸ™πŸΎ: RIP Aaliyah HaughtonπŸ•Š
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#throwbackthursday #tbt #aaliyah #oldschool #songstress #vocalist #oldphoto #college #memories #1996 #90s #the90s #throwback”
| Absolutely love this! Thank you so much for sharing! New Orleans is definitely somewhere that holds a special place in my heart! ❤

Aaliyah: Rare Photo (1998)


πŸ” via @rayhorta: “Here’s a cool throwback to 1998 when I still couldn’t grow hair on my chin πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ . I heard Aaliyah was going to be at this private event and I was determined to meet her (back then I was more daring and crazy lol ) I found out where the party was and I invited my friend @mpleitez79 and asked if he was down to try and figure out a way to sneak into this party. Of course he was down. We hid behind trash cans waiting for security to walk away or turn around. We jumped a few fences and walls and when we finally make it in she’s the first person we see. She smiled at us and said hi. Even though her entourage kept telling her they had to go she told them to relax and talked to us for a cool min and took some pictures with us. I’ve hung out and met a few celebrities in my life but she’s the one that stands out the most. She was super sweet, cool and down to earth. #tbt #aaliyah” | What an amazing story to share with a beautiful image to go with it! I know I would of done exactly the same thing just to have a chance to meet her in person! Y'all are so lucky! 😩 

Aaliyah: On The Set Of 'Freedom', 1995 (Rare Photo)


πŸ” via @iamcassandralucas: “On the set for the song “Freedom” for the movie #Panther” written by the talented @theangiestone pictured with the beautiful and talented #Aaliyah & @lalahhathaway with my partner in crime @carterstair ….who I stole this post from πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜ #tbt #repost #freedom #blackgirlmagic #newmusic #NameOnIt #LongWayHome #gettoknowcassandralucas” | Thank you so much for sharing this gem with us all! πŸ™πŸ½πŸ’š

Aaliyah: Rare Photo


A lovely unseen gem of #Aaliyah from @vibemagazine 2nd Anniversary party at the ‘Vibe Music Seminar’ on August 25th 1995. A huge thanks to πŸ“·: @rayphotos for sharing and @favouritethingsbyazzizz for the tag! πŸ™πŸ½πŸ’š

Aaliyah: 'Those Were The Days' Official Bud'da Remix (17th Anniversary, Red Album)



πŸ” via @buddamann1 “#Aaliyah #RedAlbum 🎢
Happy 17th anniversary Red Album! #RIPAaliyah&Static @timbaland @raptracks @buddamann1 @segalmixmaster @missymisdemeanorelliott @blackplaya502 @staticmajor502 @staticmajor_ @therealtank @dubzworld @ericseats @zenmix @hispeedhorns #KeyBeats #Classic #anniversary” | OMG!!! 😭😭😭 Thank you so much for sharing! We definitely need a full version of this #ThoseWereTheDays remix! And can I add that the bass on this is πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½πŸ‘πŸ½ 



Aaliyah: Tommy Hilfiger Fashion Show Footage VH1


πŸ” via πŸŽ₯: @hnourmand: #tommyhilfiger #aaliyah #naomicampbell #seanpenn #bridgethall #leilanibishop #monetmazur #gwenstefani #wutang | Thank you so much for sharing this footage with us all! Watching this makes me miss the 90’s! πŸ˜©πŸ˜­πŸ˜πŸ™πŸ½πŸ’š



Thursday, 16 August 2018

Aaliyah: Rare Photo's (Bad Boy Vs Roc-A-Fella Softball Game and BBQ 4th July)



















πŸ” via @manon: “When life was all fun and games #July4th #2001
17 years ago today #Baseball #BadBoyvsRocafella #WeWon ⚾️πŸ† #Rocafella #TheManonFiles #GoodTimes | What a way to wake up to these beautiful gems! My heart! Aaliyah looks so cute here! 😍❤ Thank you so much for sharing! πŸ™πŸ½πŸ’š  Also, apologies on the lack of posts to the website, I've been very busy within my own personal life, but I do promise to keep y'all updated on everything that has been happening. Peace and love! ✌🏽