Chapter One: Rock the BoatShe was always a hard worker. Always. That was just her.
-- Timbaland, Aaliyah's longtime producer
The weather said nothing.
It was another perfect day on Abaco, a tiny island in the Bahamas about 200 miles northeast of Miami. The weather was warm, the sky was smiling and so was Aaliyah.
She had every reason to be happy. The young singer's new album, the self-titled Aaliyah, was a hit. It had debuted high on the Billboard
charts and had received rave reviews from the likes of TIME, Spin,
magazines. The veteran music publication Rolling Stone had given the...