Aaliyah: One in a Million

Aaliyah: One in a Million

Shooting Star\r - A 16-year-old Aaliyah sans makeup rocking with fans at the Virgin Megastore. (Photo: MARK ALLAN-ALPHA/GLOBE PHOTOS, INC.)

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The Around the Way Girl\r - Aaliyah could even make a hockey jersey look amazing. (Photo: Mark Allan/GLOBE PHOTOS, INC.)

Crazy, Sexy, Cool - Her style was all her own. (PHOTO: HENRY McGEE/GLOBE PHOTOS,INC.)

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Crazy, Sexy, Cool - Her style was all her own. (PHOTO: HENRY McGEE/GLOBE PHOTOS,INC.)

Crazy, Sexy, Cool - Even in her tomboy gear, Aaliyah had a confident allure. Rather than disappearing in the oversized jersey, shades and baggy jeans, there was mystery that drew fans in and made you want to know more. (GLOBE PHOTOS, INC)

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Tomboy Sheek\r - She rocked the tomboy style better than any other singer at that time. (PHOTO: GLOBE PHOTOS, INC.)

Aaliyah - R&B prodigy Aaliyah, who'd hit stardom three years earlier with her multi-platinum debut Age Ain't Nothing But a Number, lent her vocals to the cut "Best Friends" on Missy Elliott's debut. The Brookyn-born songstress scored another huge seller, One in a Million, in 1996 and embarked on a successful film acting career before dying tragically in a plane crash in 2001.   (Photo: Art Walters/Globe Photos Inc)

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Natural Beauty\r - Dressed up or dressed down she was always gorgeous. (Photo: Art Walters/Globe Photos)

Aaliyah - The late Aaliyah started out as the 14-year-old prot?g? of R. Kelly, who produced, wrote and appeared on her triple-platinum 1994 debut, Age Ain't Nothing But a Number. After rumors of a secret marriage with Kelly broke, Aaliyah split with him, both romantically and musically, but kept up her massive sales and critical acclaim on follow-up albums One in a Million and Aaliyah.  (PHOTO: FITZROY BARRETT / GLOBE PHOTOS INC.)

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Cameras Loved Her. \r - Aaliyah's look was effortless on any red carpet. (PHOTO: FITZROY BARRETT / GLOBE PHOTOS INC.)