Aaliyah was making massive plans for her future. Before the singer sadly handed away in a aircraft crash in 2001, she was making ready to enterprise extra into the style and movie industries, which probably would have skyrocketed her profession to new heights.
Aaliyah was planning to begin her personal clothes line
Aaliyah might have been stunning and very proficient, however she was additionally a method icon who impressed appears many people are nonetheless rocking today.
From saggy pants and outsized sweaters to her signature midriff tops, Aaliyah was one of many first celebrities to make the tomboy fashion stylish. And as a result of the singer all the time tried out completely different appears and wasn’t afraid to assume outdoors of the field, it doesn’t come as a shock that she was seeking to get extra into trend earlier than her unprecedented loss of life.
According to CR Fashion Book, the “Back & Forth” singer was planning to begin a Japanese impressed clothes line referred to as Dolly Pop along with her finest friend, Kidada Jones.
“We were in the process of starting a girl’s clothing line, it was called Dolly Pop. Right when she passed we were getting ready to sign our contracts for that,” Jones as soon as stated, based on Nostalgic Express. “We were making plans for this brand that was gonna be girly and cute and have Japanese inspiration. This was seven or eight years ago, so the whole Japanese inspiration wasn’t at the forefront.”
Aaliyah’s performing profession was about to take off
Two years earlier than her loss of life in 2001, Aaliyah started her performing coaching. It wasn’t lengthy after she began working with acclaimed performing coach Harold Guskin in his lounge that she was provided the position of Trish O’Day within the 2000 motion movie Romeo Must Die.
While filming the film, the singer additionally landed the position of vampire, Queen Akasha, within the horror movie Queen of the Damned, which in the end delayed the discharge of her third studio album, Aaliyah.
After starring in each initiatives, Aaliyah had signed on to seem in a number of future movies, together with a Whitney Houston-produced remake of 1976’s Sparkle, sequels of The Matrix, in addition to the 2003 movie Honey.
She was additionally thought of for the position of Alex within the film Charlie’s Angels. However, Lucy Liu was forged as an alternative when producers determined Aaliyah was too younger to play the character.
The singer was trying ahead to recording extra songs
After taking a break from music to give attention to her performing profession, Aaliyah had gotten again into the studio and was trying ahead to the potential for collaborating with fellow musicians.
In November 2001 — simply three months after her surprising passing — Ron Isley of the Isely Brothers acknowledged that they’d discussed collaborating with Aaliyah since she beforehand coated their 1976 single “At Your Best (You Are Love).”
It was additionally revealed that Aaliyah had deliberate to file songs for the Queen of The Damned soundtrack and welcomed the potential for collaborating with singer-songwriter Jonathan Davis.
The world mourned Aaliyah’s tragic loss of life
On August 25, 2001, Aaliyah died in a tragic aircraft crash after she accomplished filming the music video for her tune “Rock the Boat” within the Bahamas.
After studying of her surprising passing, followers and fellow celebrities all around the globe mourned the lack of the singer, with many paying tribute to her in varied methods.
Aaliyah’s funeral service was held on August 30, 2001, in New York City, with an estimated 800 mourners in attendance on the procession. After the non-public ceremony held for shut household and buddies, 22 white doves had been launched to represent annually of Aaliyah’s life.