0-85965-327-7, Plexus, $16.95, Trade Paperback
The first in-depth, illustrated biography of the princess of R&B.
R&B singer, talented actress, and emerging soul diva - by the age of 22,
Aaliyah had accomplished more than most dream of, and seemed destined for the
heights of super-stardom. Her carefully cultivated mystique reflected a
long-term approach of her career, and it was assumed that she would take up
the mantle of beautiful and multi-talented artists such as Diana Ross, Whitney
Houston and Sade. Then on 25 August, 2001, the unthinkable happened: Aaliyah
died in a plane crash. Since then, death has bought Aaliyah the mainstream
attention she deserved in life, and has established her as a black music icon.
Blackbook galore: 1-2-3-4-5-6
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