Aaliyah: Behind the Music #166

Season 1 Ep 16610/14/2001

Singer, musician, composer, actress, dancer, businesswoman, role model and leader -- Aaliyah had accomplished incredible things by the time she turned 22. But Aaliyah Dana Houghton, the reigning Queen of Urban Pop, wasnÍt sitting still. She was hard at work, shooting her next video, when a plane crash ended her life on August 25 -- leaving her family, friends and fans to ask "How?" and "Why?""Behind the Music: Aaliyah" features rare and never-before-seen archive video, film and home movie footage, concert clips and songs, plus new interviews with Gladys Knight, Mary J. Blige, Blackground Records CEO Barry Hankerson, video director Wayne Isham and BET producer Kevin Taylor, as well as AaliyahÍs brother Rashad Houghton, her high-school principal Ms. Denise Davis-Coton, and math teacher Mark Bonder, among others.As part of "Behind the Music: Aaliyah", VH1.com has put together a comprehensive news special recapping the singerÍs impressive career including an exclusive interview with Aaliyah just months prior to her untimely death. VH1.com is also featuring the most recent news surrounding Aaliyah including artist tributes and a complete listing of fan reactions and thoughts from VH1.comÍs Aaliyah message boards. Fans can also learn more about the famed singer through the siteÍs dedicated photo gallery, biography, album reviews, and more.