Aaliyah

Nov
17
Timbaland Sounds Off on Aaliyah Movie

Timbaland and Aaliyah

Over the weekend, Lifetime aired the controversial biopic Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B, which sparked tons of backlash on social media. One person who was especially upset was Aaliyah’s friend and longtime producer Timbaland, who made his thoughts about the movie clear during an interview on Hot 97’s “Ebro in the Morning” on Monday.

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Nov
10
Lifetime Presents ‘Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B’ [Trailer]

Aaliyah

Lifetime has revealed the official trailer for the highly-anticipated Aaliyah biopic Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B. The two-hour film, based on Christopher John Farley’s bestselling book Aaliyah: More Than a Woman, chronicles the beloved singer’s rise to fame—from her debut on “Star Search” at the age of 10—to her tragic death at the age of 22.

“House of Anubis” actress Alexandra Shipp takes on the role of the R&B icon, while Wendy Williams serves as executive producer.

Lifetime Original Movie, Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B, premieres Saturday, November 15, at 8/7c.

Get a first look below.

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Nov
3
Aaliyah’s 10 Greatest Live Performances

Aaliyah

With her unprecedented genre-bridging and -blending sound, established and often-emulated image, awe-worthy and idol-making dance moves, exceptionally abnormal good looks, and—by the numbers—two movies, one Grammy nomination, a handful of No. 1 R&B hits, and two double-platinum albums under her belt, Aaliyah was assuredly on her way to becoming a multi-hyphenated icon.

Sadly, tragedy cut her trajectory short when she died in a plane crash on August 25, 2001, at the age of 22, on her way home from shooting a music video in the Bahamas and just a mere month after releasing her self-titled (soon-to-be No. 1) album.

Old adages were not lost on Aaliyah; she was sugar and spice; she was who girls wanted to be and men wanted to be with; and she was, inarguably, gone too soon.

Here, we honor her life with her 10 Greatest Live Performances.

Be sure to check out the Lifetime Original Movie, Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B, premiering Saturday, November 15, at 8/7c.

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Oct
2
Aaliyah Biopic Trailer Debuts Featuring Iggy Azalea Soundtrack

Alexandra Shipp

Lifetime’s Aaliyah biopic has been marred by controversy, and it’s about to get even stranger. The network has revealed the first trailer for the Aaliyah biopic Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B set to the sounds of Iggy Azalea. The Aussie rapper’s song “Goddess” plays between scenes from the made-for-TV movie, executive produced by Wendy Williams.

The 60-second spot gives us a first glimpse of Alexandra Shipp in the role of the late singer.

If you’re wondering why Aaliyah’s music wasn’t used in the trailer, that’s because Lifetime wasn’t allowed to license her catalog.

Zendaya Coleman was originally cast in the role of Aaliyah, but dropped out after backlash.

Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B premieres Saturday, November 15, at 8 p.m. Get a first look below.

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Sep
18
Aaliyah Lifetime Biopic to Premiere in November

Alexandra Shipp

Aaliyah is coming to Lifetime this fall. The network has announced a premiere date for its controversial biopic based on the life of the late singer.

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Jul
18
Alexandra Shipp Signs On for Aaliyah Biopic

Alexandra Shipp

The Aaliyah biopic is back on. After Zendaya dropped out last month, a new starlet has signed on to play the R&B singer in the upcoming Lifetime movie.

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Jun
29
Zendaya Drops Out of Aaliyah Biopic

Zendaya and Aaliyah

Zendaya Coleman will no longer play Aaliyah in the upcoming Lifetime biopic.

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