It’s been over a week after 15th anniversary of Aaliyah’s passing, but her presence have been felt long after it. On August 25th, thousands of people all over the world expressed their love for our Baby Girl, including celebrities and her friends, like Beyonce, Da Brat, Ginuwine (who also made some headlines after posting photo of another woman instead of Aaliyah – but we’re forgiving him this time 😉 ), Ludacris, Maxwell, Missy Elliott, Nas, Timbaland and countless others. Vibe did a special called “Aaliyah Week” and interviewed people who worked with Aaliyah on music, videos and photoshoots. BET did a series of tributes on their main page, as well as on social media accounts, including videos from Da Brat, Nick Cannon, T-Boz and others.
— BET (@BET) 25 sierpnia 2016
MTV and ET shared videos with some unreleased material:
And, like every year, tons of fans and people who worked with Aaliyah shared their memories and unseen photos with her on social media accounts (check Aaliyah Archives site for some), as well as personal tributes, mixtapes, remixes, edits, paintings, graphics etc.
Just two days later, on August 27th, we celebrated 20th anniversary of “One In A Million” album release. Again, number of outlets took their sites to remember and praise this work of Aaliyah. The next day, MTV Video Music Awards took place and Aaliyah’s spirit was visibly felt. Fabolous wore a replica of Aaliyah’s 1996 MTV Rock N’ Jock jersey, duet Lion Babe talked with MTV about their love for Aaliyah (and Lucas wore an Aaliyah t-shirt), RuPaul’s Drag Race contestants recreated VMAs iconic looks and Aaliyah’s 2000 one was wored by Tatianna, and lastly, singer Bebe Rexha discussed her Aaliyah-inspired style with Billboard.
Of course, our Aaliyah.pl Team also prepared something special for you. You can listen and watch this short video with quite rare movie version of Aaliyah’s song “Turn The Page”. The song can be downloaded HERE.
Our gallery is still under construction, so we shared bunch of rare photos on our social media accounts:
With Aaliyah, Anthony, Chris, Douglas, Eric, Gina, Keith and Scott in our hearts,
The Aaliyah.pl Team