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20 Years Later: 10 Important Numbers In Aaliyah’s Life

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It’s hard to believe that 20 years ago today, Aaliyah slinked onto the scene with her debut album, Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number. The R. Kelly-produced album helped define the New Jack swing sound made popular by acts like Bobby Brown, Color Me Badd, Tony! Toni! Toné! and even Whitney Houston. While the album wasn’t a runaway hit, it did go onto sell 3 million copies in the U.S. alone and immediately found fans among critics and consumers alike. Two years later, One in a Million would catapult her to even more success, but songs like “Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number” and “Back & Forth” established a new sultry R&B diva ready take control.

On the 20th anniversary of her debut album, VH1 is taking a look back on all those ages—ahem, numbers—in the singer’s short life.

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Is Ashanti Revealing Too Much Skin on Instagram?

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Less is more…at least when it comes to Ashanti’s Instagram pictures. Over the past couple of months, the R&B singer has been showing a lot of skin lately. But are the provocative photos a bit much?

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Where Does Jay Z And Solange’s Elevator Fight Rank Among Beyoncé’s Biggest Scandals?

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After a week dominated by speculation around the Carter-Knowles family’s interpersonal drama, Beyoncé and Jay Z want the gossip to stop. The couple released an official statement on the footage obtained from the Standard Hotel elevator, concluding that Solange‘s behavior was not the result of drunkenness and all families have their issues. The claim that Bey, Jay, Solange et al. are “no different” from other families is up for debate.

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After 18 Years, We Know The Words To “Always Be My Baby” Better Than Mariah Carey Does

Mariah Carey kicked off Today‘s Summer Concert Series on Rockefeller Plaza this morning. And in Grand Mariah Fashion, it was a spectacle, complete with elbow-length gloves and grand pianos. But wait, is it appropriate to channel ’50s lounge singers and drape yourself atop a baby grand before 10 AM? Who cares! Mimi makes her own rules.

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Jay Z, Beyonce, And Solange Break Their Silence About Leaked Elevator Footage

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Speculation has swirled around the Carter-Knowles family in the wake of surveillance video showing a physical altercation between Jay Z and his sister-in-law, Solange Knowles. Now, amid rumors and ridicule (just take a look at the gallery above), Jay, Solange, and Beyonce have released a statement to the Associated Press.

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Rihanna And Drake Are Splitsville … Again

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Drake and Rihanna have reportedly called it quits, yet again. Just as we were starting to believe they were building a solid foundation together, the music stars are parting ways, apparently because one of them is a bit too attached to the relationship.

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