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More Than a Woman

Aaliyah Dana Haughton was that music business rarity: a teen idol who transformed herself into a critically acclaimed hip-hop soul artist, a singer who successfully made the transition to actress, and a beautiful woman who never let the trappings of celebrity go to her head. Following her impressive debut at age 14 with the album Age Ain't Nothin' but a Number, Aaliyah raised the bar with her hugely influential and bestselling follow-up, One in a Million. She then took her talents to Hollywood, starring in the action thriller Romeo Must Die and the highly anticipated horror film The Queen of the Damned. But soon after the release of her third album in the summer of 2001, Aaliyah's life was cut short in a tragic plane crash.
Here is the inspirational story of the star The Washington Post dubbed "Hip-Hop's Lady Di" -- a woman who, by the time of her death at age twenty-two, touched legions of fans around the world with her haunting voice and gentle spirit.
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  • MTV Books | 
  • 208 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781476754659 | 
  • July 2013
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Chapter One: Rock the Boat

She 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, and Vibe magazines. The veteran music publication Rolling Stone had given the... see more

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