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Pronunciation[edit]

Aaliyah herself pronounced her name AAH-LEE-YAH, You can hear it in an interview from the Rosie Show in 2000. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o0Srye12aX4

Queen Of Urban Pop[edit]

Aaliyah was very well known by fans as The Queen Of Urban Pop,

http://allamericandimes.com/main/the-dime-light/a-a-d-remembers-the-queen-of-urban-pop-highest-most-exalted-one/ http://www.blaqvixenbeauty.com/More-Than-Vixen-Aaliyah-Dana-Haughton-1979---2001-4365973

http://www.google.com/#sclient=psy&hl=en&source=hp&q=Aaliyah+Queen+Of+Urban+Pop&aq=f&aqi=&aql=&oq=&pbx=1&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.&fp=a316b5cdb3fe9040

Hilfiger[edit]

What's the story here? The Tommy Hilfiger page says that she was endorsed in 1998 but does not provide a source. This article does not mention a year but mentions that Aaliyah was the spokesperson for Hilfiger and cites it to an article written after her death which dates becoming a spokesperson to 1997. Is there a difference between spokesperson and an endorsement deal? And is there any connection, besides knee jerk atomist two completely unrelated issues, with the whole Hilfiger is racist rumors? I'm still hearing rappers talk shit about Hilfiger so whether he did or did not say that, in fact, it seems, black people are for the most part no longer supporting that brand. Right? So I think it would be strange to suggest that there isn't a connection there I'm just not sure what the story is and how everything connects together. Maybe it is too broad a generalization to say "black people" don't like Hilfiger, but it certainly is the case that a lot of rap music disses on Hilfiger. When did that start? Well oddly enough, the rumors that Hilfiger said a bunch of racist stuff hit the internet in 1996, one year before the article claims Aaliyah became their spokesperson! So it does seem like something is happening here, just exactly what, I don't know. For now, though, I will avoid Hilfiger clothes just to be on the safe side. See you in 3D Kanye, hahahahaha

Aaliyah w/Biggie[edit]

Aaliyah sang with Biggie on "One More Chance" you can still see the video on you tube. I was really shocked that it was her since there are several versions of that songs and they dont always mention her<ref>doreen you tube you tube

Semi-protected edit request on 23 July 2017[edit]

Under "Posthumous Career" the final sentence of the first paragraph reads -

"In August of the following year, clothing retailer Christian Dior donated profits from sales in honor of Aaliyah.[179]"

Should read -

"The following year, French fashion house Christian Dior honoured Aaliyah by donating profits from sales between 1 and 10 August, of its new Dior Sport Shoe to the Aaliyah Memorial Fund. The same year Dior also hosted the 'Dance for Life' benefit, held in Quincy Jones' Los Angeles home, which raised more for the fund."


Redaction necessary to reflect Dior are not just a clothing retailer but one of the oldest and most respected Parisian design houses. Also to correct details of which profits were donated. Source http://www.vogue.co.uk/article/aaliyah-honoured-by-dior14:16, 23 July 2017 (UTC)14:16, 23 July 2017 (UTC)~~ Pepperpurple Pepperpurple (talk) 14:16, 23 July 2017 (UTC)

Not done: No reason to add this promotional text. The article is about Aaliyah, not Dior. Dior's article can contain the information, if necessary. Eggishorn (talk) (contrib) 19:28, 23 July 2017 (UTC)

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Movie[edit]

Didnt she do a movie that was release after her death — Preceding unsigned comment added by 64.94.31.206 (talk) 22:57, 18 August 2017 (UTC)