Aaliyah was a distinguished American model, singer, dancer and actress. She appeared on the television show, ‘Star Search,’ at the age of ten and was also seen performing alongside Gladys Knight in a concert. Some of her popular works include, ‘Try Again,’ ‘One in a Million,’ ‘Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number,’ ‘Romeo Must Die,’ Queen of the Dammed,’ and many more. She is accredited in playing an important role in redefining hip hop, contemporary R&B and pop. She has also earned the pseudonyms of ‘Queen of Urban Pop,’ and ‘Princess of R&B.’ As the fate would have it, she left us at the tender age of 22 but also left a trail of popular quotes and sayings that are sure to bring a smile on your face. Zoom through the collection of thoughts and quotes by the popular singer, Aaliyah, the diva who found her passion at an early age and became an inspiration for many.
I think it's important to take a break, you know, from the public eye for a while, and give people a chance to miss you. I want longevity. I don't want to get out there and run myself ragged and spread myself thin.
I don't think about my previous success. I'm happy that the work I've done has been very successful.
Because I came out as a singer, I took the time to get an acting coach.
It's been so long and I'm lost without you, what am I gonna do? I been needin' you, wantin' you, wonderin' if you're the same and who's been with you. Is your heart still mine? I wanna cry sometimes ... I miss you.
My parents just tell me, ‘If you know what you want, you should stay determined and go for it. You can do anything.’
I'm a survivor and I can handle anything. I'm very confident about that.
I go through the same problems all young people go through. Being in this business, I accept that there are positives and negatives but having a strong family base and a belief in God enables me to weather the storms.
I stay true to myself and my style, and I am always pushing myself to be aware of that and be original.
Everything is worth it. The hard work, the times when you're tired, the times where you're a bit sad... In the end, it's all worth it because it really makes me happy. There's nothing better than loving what you do.
There is always a bit of pressure to do a good album - to do good work, period. I really put a lot of pressure on myself, more so than other people. But I try not to let that overwhelm me to the point where I can't even do good work. I just put it aside and do the best that I know that I can.
Of course, the advantage is that, being in this business, you get to learn a lot, experience a lot of new things, and you can become real successful. The disadvantage is, of course the negative media. People may try to manipulate you and control you, and those are the things you have to avoid. But if you maintain strong family values and you believe in God, you can be successful. So, it's been tough, but I've gotten through it because I stuck with my family and my deep belief in God.
When you get into this business you have to grow up quickly. But I wouldn't say I've lost any of my childhood, I've always been a mature child. My Mom says I've been like that since I was little kid. I make time for my friends and I make time for things that other kids do. This is a business and I knew what I was getting into. I make time for being a kid, but I also know when to put on my business hat and go for the business.
I wanted to be different and original but still have it be something my fans could get into. There also are some big, beautiful ballads. I told my producers that I wanted tracks that are going to blow up in the clubs, but I also wanted songs that were very melodic and with a lot of instrumentation.
Well, I think that the image is a part of me. I wear the baggy pants, the hats, the whole nine. And you know, I may add a little for the excitement and the intrigue in the videos, but my family has told me that little air of mystery that surrounds me is for real.