Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B

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"The story of the music sensation, from her discovery on the TV show"
  • PG
  • 2014
  • 3.2  (1,467)

Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B is a 2014 biographical drama film that tells the story of the late R&B singer Aaliyah's rise to fame and tragic death. The movie is directed by Bradley Walsh and stars Alexandra Shipp as Aaliyah, Andy McQueen as Damon Dash, and Dewshane Williams as Timbaland. The story of the movie begins in Brooklyn in 1979, where a young Aaliyah is born. She grows up dreaming of becoming a singer and dancer, and her parents support her talent. Aaliyah's career kicks off when she meets music producer R. Kelly (Clé Bennett) when she is just 12 years old. R. Kelly is impressed by Aaliyah's talent, and he becomes her mentor and producer.

The movie then follows Aaliyah's journey as she signs a record deal with Jive Records at the age of 15 and releases her debut album, Age Ain't Nothing but a Number, in 1994. The album goes multi-platinum, and Aaliyah becomes a household name. She collaborates with some of the most successful producers in the music industry, including Timbaland and Missy Elliott, and releases hit after hit.

Aaliyah's personal life is also explored in the movie, with a particular focus on her relationship with R. Kelly, who she eventually marries. The movie depicts the controversy surrounding their marriage, as Aaliyah was just 15 years old at the time. The marriage was later annulled.

As Aaliyah's success continues to grow, so does her movie career. The movie shows her starring in the movies Romeo Must Die and Queen of the Damned, which were both released posthumously. The movie also explores Aaliyah's personal life, including her relationships with her family, friends, and the men in her life.

The second half of the movie focuses on the tragic plane crash that took the life of Aaliyah and eight other people in 2001. The movie depicts the aftermath of the crash, including the outpouring of grief from fans and the music industry.

Throughout the movie, Alexandra Shipp gives a stunning performance as Aaliyah, capturing both her talent and her personal struggles. The movie also features some of Aaliyah's most beloved songs, including "Try Again" and "Are You That Somebody?". The supporting cast also delivers strong performances, with Andy McQueen portraying Damon Dash as a supportive figure in Aaliyah's life, and Dewshane Williams bringing Timbaland to life with his witty charm.

Overall, Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B is a touching tribute to one of the most talented and beloved R&B singers of our time. The movie showcases Aaliyah's talent, charm, and spirit, and it serves as a reminder of the impact she had on the music industry in such a short time.

Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B is a 2014 drama. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 3.2.

Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B
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    3.2  (1,467)