Aaliyah

May
11
Sevyn Streeter Covers Aaliyah’s ‘Come Over’

Sevyn Streeter

Taking on an Aaliyah song is a daunting task. But Sevyn Streeter showed that she was more than ready for the challenge. The 26-year-old singer-songwriter, who is signed to Chris Brown’s CBE/Atlantic Records, performed an acoustic cover of Aaliyah’s 2003 hit “Come Over” for The Warner Sound.

She was inspired after taking a trip to Aaliyah’s high school in Detroit. After her visit, she penned an open letter to the late singer.

“From the bottom of my heart, I want to say THANK YOU & I LOVE YOU because you taught me it’s sexy to be cool and it’s cool to just be you!” wrote Sevyn.

Watch her pay tribute to her idol with her rousing rendition.

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Jan
16
New Music: Kris Stephens – ‘One in a Million’ (Aaliyah Cover)

Kris Stephens

On what would have been her 34th birthday, Kris Stephens remembers Aaliyah with a tasteful cover of the late singer’s classic “One in a Million.” The R&B singer-songwriter, who is signed to T.I. and Tank and featured on the latter’s single “Compliments,” channels Babygirl on her seductive rendition, produced by the R&B General.

“My true inspiration…the epitome of beauty…one in a million…I miss and love you,” said Kris, while Tank added, “God blessed the day Aaliyah was born. We celebrate her life, love, and influence on the world.”

Hear Kris pay tribute to the one-and-only Aaliyah.

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Oct
8
Lil Wayne: Drake-Aaliyah Project Is a ‘Good Move’

Drake and Aaliyah

While Drake’s involvement in the posthumous Aaliyah album has sparked controversy, Lil Wayne has come out in support of his Young Money protégé, letting the world know that the project will be “awesome.”

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Sep
17
Missy Elliott and Timbaland Sound Off on Drake-Aaliyah Collaboration

Missy Elliott and Timbaland

While promoting her new singles, Missy Elliott was bombarded with questions about the posthumous Aaliyah album. She and Timbaland shared their thoughts on Drake’s role and why they won’t be involved.

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Aug
25
DMX and Missy Elliott Remember Aaliyah

DMX and Aaliyah

Eleven years ago today, the music industry was shaken when Aaliyah died in a tragic plane crash in the Bahamas at the age of 22. Two of her closest friends, Missy Elliott and DMX, remember her on the anniversary of her death.

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Aug
12
Trey Songz Weighs In on Aaliyah Album, Impersonates Jay-Z

Trey Songz

While the debate over a new Aaliyah album rages on, Drake’s good friend Trey Songz shares his thoughts on the Aaliyah-Drake collaboration “Enough Said,” and who he thinks should produce the posthumous project.

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Aug
9
Timbaland and Missy Elliott Will Be Involved in Aaliyah Album

Timbaland and Missy Elliott

Timbaland and Missy Elliott helped craft Aaliyah’s trademark sound, and now fans will be able to hear them make magic once again on a posthumous album.

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