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November 07, 2014

Trailer: 'Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B' on Lifetime

Lifetime has released the first official trailer for the upcoming Aaliyah biopic, "Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B."

From Lifetime:

Before Beyonce and before Rihanna, self-proclaimed “street but sweet” Aaliyah was poised to become a global icon with top-selling albums, a hot movie career and an adoring fan base.  But behind the spotlight, Brooklyn-born, Detroit-raised Aaliyah Dana Haughton struggled to succeed in a tough business while staying grounded in the midst of her growing celebrity.  The film follows the beautiful and talented performer’s inspirational journey, from her debut on Star Search at the age of ten to the challenges she faced during her rise to become the Princess of R&B.  On August 25, 2001, at the height of her popularity, her life was tragically cut short when a plane carrying the singer and some of her video crew crashed after takeoff from a Bahamian runway.  Although just 22-years-old at the time of her death, Aaliyah continues to lead a legacy as Billboard’s tenth most famous R&B artist of the past 25 years and one of the recording industry’s most successful artists in history.
"Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B "stars Alexandra Shipp as Aaliyah, Chattrisse Dolabaille as Missy Elliot, Izaak Smith as Timbaland, Elise Neal as Gladys Knight, and Anthony “Tony” Grant as Damon Dash. The movie premieres Saturday, November 15 at 8pm.

Check out the trailer below:

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