Ten years ago today, at the age of 22, R&B singer and actress Aaliyah (born Aaliyah Dana Haughton) had her life and burgeoning career cut tragically short when she and eight others were killed in a plane crash in The Bahamas. Tonight, BET premieres a special that celebrates her memory.
Aaliyah: One in a Million, debuting at 8pm ET, looks at Aaliyah’s life and notable moments from her short-lived career with never-before-seen behind-the-scenes footage, her most popular videos, vintage interviews from BET’s earlier years and intimate conversations with the family and friends who knew her best.
Among those sharing their personal stories in this one-hour special are Patti LaBelle, Missy Elliott, Timbaland, Ginuwine, Damon Dash, Swizz Beatz, Lala Anthony and others.
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