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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. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ❤️ 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.

๐Ÿ”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. ✍๐Ÿฝ 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. ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ❤ 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! ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ™Š๐Ÿ™‰

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)

๐Ÿ” 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 ๐Ÿค—"

OMG!! ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ 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! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ❤ Truly in awe of Aaliyah's beauty! so nice to see this in HQ! ๐Ÿ˜ฉ Watch below for the full video! Enjoy! ❤️

Aaliyah: MTV Icon, 2001 (Rare Photo)

 ๐Ÿ” via @mz.charges_pending of Aaliyah at the 2001 MTV Icon! Thank you so much for sharing! ๐Ÿ˜Š❤

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


(๐Ÿ“ธ: via @tdoteric) Aaliyah and MC Eiht at the 1995 Source Awards. Thank you so much for sharing! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ❤


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)

๐Ÿ”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! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ❤️


Craig David Singing Aaliyah's '4 Page Letter'

๐Ÿ” via @craigdavid: "One of my all time favourite slow jams from the Angel @aaliyah ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿฝ Enjoy! ๐Ÿ’œ xxx Classic @timbaland๐Ÿ†"

Woww! Absolutely love this! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ❤ Shout out to @ultimate.aaliyah for the tag! ๐Ÿ˜Š


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

๐Ÿ” via @ultimate.aaliyah: "Mariah Carey mentions #Aaliyah in her new #TheMeaningOfMariahCarey book "She was indeed our little Princess""

Wow....this was truly heartfelt! ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ’” 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! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ❤

The Real Edition: Aaliyah

"Like Aaliyah..." here's an original track I came across via Spotify whilst casually browsing for new songs ๐Ÿ˜Ž 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! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿฝ❤️ (๐ŸŽฅ: @_themechanics) Watch the full video below...

Smif-N-Wessun: Memorable Studio Moments With Aaliyah

๐Ÿ” 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! ๐Ÿ˜Š

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? ๐Ÿ˜ฉ Her aura and presence alone would just instantly light up a room period. Truly special, and dearly missed...๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ 

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! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ❤


Aaliyah & Michael Haughton: Rare Photos


๐Ÿ” via photographer Ronald Baker (A.K.A–Solid Image Photographic) "Aaliyah with her dad, Michael Haughton and Donnie Simpson on the "Donnie Simpson Morning Show" in 1997". 

Thank you so much for sharing these rare gems with us all! You can also peep rapper Non-chalant who was known for her hit single "5 O'Clock In The Morning" alongside our beloved Baby Girl.


Aaliyah: Rare Photo

๐Ÿ” via Albert T Grey Jr on Facebook who shared this lovely rare photo of Aaliyah and @nikkanacoldest on the Age Aint Nothing But A Number tour.

Aaliyah: Disney Grad Nite Concert, 1997 (Rare Photos)

๐Ÿ” via @pjmcclam on Facebook who posted these lovely gems of Aaliyah performing at the #DisneyGradNite concert back in 1997.

Thank you so much for sharing! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ❤ It was always one of my dreams to see Aaliyah perform live in concert, so anyone who had the privilege of going to any of her concerts is truly blessed! ๐Ÿ˜ฉ


Aaliyah: Rare Photo Courtesy Of Alex Tovar

๐Ÿ” via @alextovarphotography "Some celebrity Polaroids from the vault. Guess who ? #polaroids #celebrities #photoshoot #aaliyah"

OMGGG!! ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜ญ An exclusive never before seen photo of Aaliyah from photographer #AlexTovar! Thank you so much for sharing and thanks to my big sis @weloveaaliyahaughton for the tag! ๐Ÿ˜˜❤


Aaliyah: On The Set Of 'Queen Of The Damned' (Rare)

๐Ÿ” via Jeff Holden from Facebook. The top pic above is a rare one which we have not come across before, whereas the bottom pic below is one which is rarely posted, with Aaliyah, Eric Forman (glam squad team) and brother Rashad Haughton. Thank you so much for sharing and thanks to @tiaralways and @weloveaaliyahaughton for the tag! ❤️


Aaliyah & Diane Haughton (Rare Photos)

๐Ÿ” via Jack Satter on Facebook of Mama Diane, Aaliyah and @marconavarra back in 1993! What a throwback! Thank you so much for sharing! ❤

Aaliyah: Rare Photo

๐Ÿ” via @hakan_fora_ on Facebook "AALIYAH AND JETSTYLE - SINCE '94"

Love this! Thank you so much for sharing! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ❤

Aaliyah: Stuff For Men magazine, April 2001

๐Ÿ” via @archivealive: "Aaliyah photographed by Barron Claiborne for Stuff For Men magazine, April 2001 “Biggest Skeleton in her Closet: Rejected for a part on Family Matters”

Thank you for sharing and thanks to @dovexxii for the tag! ❤ I managed to find the original magazine clipping from this particular spread, so enjoy!


Aaliyah: Wild 94.9 (Rare Photo)

๐Ÿ” via @djjosemelendez: "#tbt I finally found this pic! Circa: Late 90’s @aaliyah #aaliyah @radioreneetaylor @jazzymix @wild949 She was a once in lifetime type of artist! May She Rest In Peace. #ripaaliyah"

Wow thank you so much for sharing! And thanks to @tiaralways for the tag! ๐Ÿ˜Š❤


Aaliyah: Candid Memories


Interesting story behind this particular scene where @ginuwine can be seen walking towards Aaliyah. Why exactly was Aaliyah covering her face? Aaliyah's glam squad member @ericferrellmakeup explains why...๐Ÿ˜Š

Gotta love these stories! Thank you so much sharing Eric! ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ❤ You can also peep the video clip below on out Instagram page! ✌๐Ÿฝ

Aaliyah, Twista & Brandy, 1997 (Rare Photo) Courtesy of Arnold Shoots

๐Ÿ” via @arnoldshoots ""Let's Take It Back" to #1997 with Aaliyah @twistagmg @brandy #losangeles1997 #HipHop #90shiphop #RandB #BlackMusic #AALIYAH #TWISTA #BRANDY (©️97 ๐Ÿ“ท@ArnoldShoots #arnoldturner)"

Woww! What a throwback! ๐Ÿ˜ญ❤ Thank you so much for sharing and thanks to @tiaralways for the tag! ๐Ÿ˜˜


Aaliyah: Rare Photos Courtesy of Ronnie Wright

Some beautiful rares gems courtesy of photographer Ronnie Wright. Thank you so much for sharing with us all. I also zoomed in on each particular rare image for better clarity. Enjoy /.\ fam! ๐Ÿ˜Š❤️


Aaliyah: Rare Photo

๐Ÿ” via @sdot1023 who shared this lovely gem of Aaliyah via her Instagram story on the August 25th. Forgot to post this one! Enjoy /.\ squad! ❤

Aaliyah: Fukuoka, Tenjin, Japan (Tower Records, 1996)

๐Ÿ” via @jamosa148: "I was sorting out my old photo book and look what I found? This is late Aaliyah in my home town Fukuoka, Japan in 1996❣️Yes, she came to Japan! She had just released “One In A Million” album and this was an instore event at Tower Records Tenjin๐Ÿ’ฏ๐Ÿ˜ญ❤️I LOVE ALL HER SONGS๐Ÿฅฐ❣️ๆ˜”ใฎใƒ•ใ‚ฉใƒˆใ‚ขใƒซใƒ゙ใƒ ๆ•ด็†ใ—ใฆใŸใ‚‰ใƒฌใ‚ขๅ†™็œŸใ‹゙ๅ‡บใฆใใŸ๐Ÿ˜ญAaliyahใŸ゙ใ‚ˆ⚠️1996ๅนดใ‚ใŸใ—ใฎๅœฐๅ…ƒ็ฆๅฒกๅฑ•็คบใ‚ฟใƒฏใƒฌใ‚ณใฆ゙ใฎใ‚คใƒณใ‚นใƒˆใ‚ขใ‚คใƒ˜゙ใƒณใƒˆ!็ฆๅฒกใฎๅฅณใฎๅญใชๆ†งใ‚ŒใŸ゙ใฃใŸใ‚“ใŸ゙ใ‚ˆ๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ™Aaliyahใฎๆ›ฒใฏๅ…จๆ›ฒๅฅฝใ๐Ÿค #ripaaliyah"

Wow I love this! Thank you so much for sharing and thanks to @tiaralways for the tag! ❤ Peep the promo too! Makes me wonder how many other goodies we've been missing out on internationally, especially in Japan! 


Aaliyah: The Red Album, A Live Instrumental Tribute

For anyone who missed the live tribute dedicated to Aaliyah on August 25th, 2020, from producer Eric Seats and Annie Jules you can watch the whole live show courtesy of Annie Jules YouTube page, who uploaded it. Thank you so much for doing such a wonderful tribute. Really enjoyed this! ❤️ Watch below to enjoy this full tribute! ✌๐Ÿฝ

Aaliyah & Kidada Jones: Rare Photo

๐Ÿ” via @kidadasworld ❤ Thank you so much for sharing with us all! ๐Ÿ˜ And thanks @weloveaaliyahaughton for the tag! ๐Ÿ˜˜


Aaliyah & Magoo (Rare Photo)

Here's a lovely rare pic of Aaliyah & Magoo at her surprise 21st Birthday Party. Shared via Twitter on Magoo's page! You can also check out Magoo's tweets below for a background story! ๐Ÿ˜Š Thank you so much for sharing! ๐Ÿ˜❤ I love his how he talks about Aaliyah's beautiful aura and spirit. That's exactly why so many are drawn to her. She truly was special ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ

Magoo also shared a memorial card from Aaliyah's funeral which was held on August 31st 2001. The memorial card also has a dove at the back which @alwaysandforeveraaliyah shared a while back (second picture below).