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Tank Remembers Meeting Aaliyah: ‘I Was So Caught Up In Looking at Her…’

The R&B crooner recalls being starstruck when he met the legendary singer.

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R.I.P. Aaliyah Tribute Mix

Sixteen years ago today, the world said a heartfelt goodbye to the reigning R&B queen, Aaliyah.

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‘One In a Million’ Pushed Aaliyah to the Forefront of R&B’s New School

'One in A Million' found Aaliyah at a crossroads and with Timbaland she found her new sound.

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Aaliyah’s Greatest Hits Come And Go Within 24 Hours

Less than 24 hours later, Aaliyah's songs have been removed from iTunes and Apple Music.

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‘Ultimate Aaliyah’ Is Suddenly Now Available to Stream on Apple Music

After years of legal wrangling, an Aaliyah compilation is available to stream.

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Missy Elliott Remembers Aaliyah on 20th Anniversary of ‘One in a Million’ [PHOTO]

"U will never be forgotten Aaliyah (Babygirl)!"

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10 R&B Artists That Defined Hip-Hop Soul

By 1993, hip-hop soul had fully usurped New Jack Swing as the popular sound in R&B. Here are ten definitive artists who put the style at the forefront.

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Bryan Bedder/Kevin Winter/Jesse Grant/Pedro Gomes, Getty Images, Blackground/Virgin

Aaliyah’s Impact on Contemporary Popular Music

Aaliyah's impact on a generation of R&B singers is undeniable.

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Celebrating Aaliyah’s Music

Today as many of you know marks the 15 year tragic death of R&B princess Aaliyah.

She left a incredible mark on the music industry and no one has since emerged with her talent,swag and spirit.She...

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Timbaland’s ‘King Stays King’ Mixtape Available for Streaming

Timbaland delivered the ultimate Christmas gift to his fans with his new mixtape, King Stays King. The project boasts a new track featuring the vocals of the late R&B singer Aaliyah.

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Kids Dress Up Like Rappers & Singers for Halloween and It’s Adorable [PHOTO]

When kids dress up for Halloween they usually don costumes of their favorite cartoon characters. But these cool kiddies took it to the next level and dressed up like their favorite rappers and singers.

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Andrew Toth / Cooper Neill / Bryan Bedder / David Becker / Craig Barritt / Joshua Blanchard, Getty Images

50 Wild Thoughts Every Hip-Hop and R&B Fan Has Had in 2015 But Never Said

We've taken it upon ourselves to share a few of wild thoughts that we're sure every hip-hop and R&B fan has had during 2015 but never said. Feel free to send your hate mail, but as they say, honesty is the best policy.

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George De Sota, Getty Images

Aaliyah’s New Music May Be Released Sooner Than You Think

This month marks the 14th anniversary of Aaliyah's death, but Timbaland continues to make sure that her memory lives on. The legendary producer announced that he will unveil some unreleased music from the late R&B singer very soon.

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Sarah Rosado

20 Singers and Rappers Get Turned Into Cereal Art

From Drake to Aaliyah and more, see 20 Singers and Rappers Get Turned Into Cereal Art.

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Tink Pays Her Respects to Aaliyah in “Million” Video

Rapper-singer Tink revamps Aaliyah's 1996 classic "One in a Million," and shows homage to the late singer in her "Million" video.

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Hot Bowl 2015 Aaliyah Vs Rihanna

Aaliyah vs Rihanna this is an epic battle here. Aaliyah is a heavy influence on Rihanna's career but is Rihanna hotter than Aaliyah vote now in Hot Bowl 2015.

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Timbaland Disappointed With Aaliyah Biopic, Says It ‘Wasn’t Done Right’

Timbaland is weighing in on the controversial Lifetime biopic, 'Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B.' The producer feels the film was far from an accurate portrayal of the singer's life.

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Wendy Williams Responds to ‘Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B’ Backlash [VIDEO]

Lifetime's biopic 'Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B' "broke the Internet" this weekend with fans and critics blasting the televised story of the late singer. Today, Wendy Williams defended her position as the movie's executive producer on her morning talk show Monda (Nov. 17).

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6 Fashion and Music Experts Speak on Aaliyah’s Trendsetting Style

As her debut album turns 20 this year and the Lifetime Original Movie, 'Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B,' premieres Sat., Nov. 15, at 8/7c, the Boombox taps various experts in fashion and music to get their take on Aaliyah's style. There's a lot to be said.

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Aaliyah Remembered in Throwback Photos

With the Lifetime Original Movie premiere of the highly-anticipated film ‘Aaliyah: Princess of R&B' set to air later this month, we take a look at some of Aaliyah’s epic moments from the stage to the big screen.

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Zendaya Coleman Backs Out of Aaliyah Biopic, Production on Hold

Just weeks after announcing her involvement in the forthcoming Aaliyah biopic, actress Zendaya Coleman will no longer play the 'More Than a Woman' singer.

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Do You Want To See R. Kelly’s Relationship With Aaliyah In Her Bio Pic ? [POLL]

Now after Lifetime released their idea of making a biopic of the late singer Aaliyah’s life her family vowed to stop production of the movie at all cost...

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Being Chris Brown Girlfriend Has Benefits? No Divorce For Big Boi! Aaliyah Biopic to Include R. Kelly? Get The 411 Here [AUDIO]: The Go Getta Show With ADRI V

It Tea TIME!! Spilling the tea on all your favorite celebrities giving you The 411 Putting you in the Know, If you ain't already Know!

Well it looks like besides much heart break and jail letters and calls there are some benefits to being Chris Brown Girlfriend...

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Aaliyah’s Family Threatens to Stop Lifetime Biopic

Aaliyah's family isn't too pleased with the upcoming biopic centered on the late singer's life.

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Zendaya to Play Aaliyah in Lifetime Biopic: HOT After Dark with Linda Love

It's been 13 years since the music industry lost the beautiful and talented Aaliyah.  Disney's Zendaya Coleman has been cast to play the singer in the Lifetime biopic of her life.

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Aaliyah Biopic Will Feature Zendaya Coleman as Late Singer

Following months of rumors and speculation, the coveted role of Aaliyah has finally been announced.

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Aaliyah Birthday Tribute Mix Created by Hot 97’s Mister Cee

Today (Jan. 16) marks what would've been the 35th birthday of R&B queen Aaliyah, who tragically passed away on Aug. 25, 2001, in a plane crash in the Bahamas. To add to the countless social media tributes and tunes surely spinning on playlists, Hot 97 DJ Mister Cee put together a dedication mix for his 'Throwback at Noon' hour.

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Best R&B Fan Art

From gifts to showing up at every concert, fans show devotion to their favorite artists in various ways. And some actually find so much inspiration in their favorite R&B singer that they take their creativity to paper or computer screen and come out with a work of art.

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Timbaland And Jay Z ‘Adopted’ Drake?

Even after her untimely death, Aaliyah’s spirit is still full of life. Current artists who grew up fans of the R&B star have been itching to drop posthumous records featuring her material. Though Chris Brown and Drake have both dropped records with Aaliyah samples, Timbaland has blocked a healthy percentage of the collaborations.

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Chris Brown Single ‘They Don’t Know’ to Feature Previously Unheard Aaliyah Vocals

Chris Brown is making headlines again, but this time it's not for his bratty, offstage antics. Breezy's new single 'They Don't Know' will feature previously unheard vocals from late singer Aaliyah, who tragically died in a 2001 plane crash at the age of 22. 

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