BET Pays Tribute To Aaliyah With "Aaliyah: One In A Million"

On the 10-year anniversary of her passing, friends and family share personal stories of the late star in this one-hour special.

Posted: 08/17/2011 07:57 AM EDT

On August 25, 2011, it will be ten years since the passing of one of R&B's brightest stars. BET will pay tribute to Aaliyah Dana Haughton with the one-hour special, "Aaliyah: One In A Million" airing on Thursday, August 25 at 8PM. The show takes a look at the life and the short-lived career of Aaliyah with never before seen behind-the-scenes footage and intimate conversations with the family and friends that knew her best.

 

A number of people were interviewed for the special, including Missy Elliott, Timbaland, and Ginuwine, who were friends of Aaliyah and worked closely with her, Damon Dash, her boyfriend at the time of her death, Swizz Beatz, Lala Anthony, and Patti LaBelle. The show tells the story of Aaliyah, an R&B singer/actress with a golden voice, memorable dance moves and a style all her own, from the beginning of her promising career until her untimely death.

 

“With Aaliyah: One In A Million, we celebrate her life, her music and what she meant to so many,” Stephen Hill, BET’s President of Music Programming and Specials, said in a statement.  “Aaliyah was a beautiful angel and we’re so glad that we were able to assemble her friends and loved ones for this unique show.”

 

Don't miss this one-hour special, "Aaliyah: One In A Million" on Thursday, August 25 at 8PM.

 

(Photo: Virgin Records)

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