Thursday marks ten years since we were struck with the devastating news that one of music's most talented artists, Aaliyah, had died in a small plane crash in The Bahamas.
Keyshia Cole, Monica, SWV, Ciara & More Female Singers Talk Aaliyah's Influence To those who were dear and close to 22 yr.
The album sold three million copies in the United States and was certified double platinum by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA).
After facing allegations of an illegal marriage with R.
Photos: Aaliyah and Her Famous Friends "She was intelligent and she caught me," Dash tells The Juice.
"I'm the kind of guy who says things sometimes just to make myself laugh, but she would just catch me making jokes for me. She had a very quick mind and a very kind heart." During most of their relationship, Dame and Aaliyah were working on individual projects.
; January 16, 1979 – August 25, 2001) was an American singer, actress, and model.
She was born in Brooklyn, New York, and raised in Detroit, Michigan.
Soon thereafter the couple was inseparable, smooching in snapshopts and roaming from movie premieres, softball games to the Hamptons.
We just would pop into Mc Donald's or Wendy's or something, and people just wouldn't believe [it]," he said.
Aaliyah's cousin, Jomo Hankerson, said Aaliyah had been a star well before the world knew her name.
In 2000, Aaliyah appeared in her first film, Romeo Must Die.
She contributed to the film's soundtrack, which spawned the single "Try Again".
"She was the only girl that got to hang out with my homeboys on the level of a homeboy," he said.