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" I’ve had a wonderful amount of success and done a lot at 22, but there’s a lot more I want to do. "
" What's good in having money and being famous if you can't share it with others less fortunate than yourself? "
" I would like to make a bigger impact on the world by giving back, and using my celebrity to raise money for people who need it most. "
" I don't mess around when it comes to my work – it's important. That's when I will definitely put someone in their place. "
“ If God gave you the talent, you should go for it. But don’t think it’s going to be easy. It’s hard! ”
" Being in this business, I accept that there are positives and negatives but having a strong family base and a belief in God enables me to weather the storms. ”
“ It’s hard to say what I want my legacy to be when I’m long gone. ”
“ That’s why I work every day. Ev-er-y day. I want to knock people out. ”
“ There is always a bit of pressure to do a good album – to do good work, period. ”
“ I’m a total performer. ”
“ People are gonna look up to me because I’m young, black, and female. ”
" I want longevity. I don't want to get out there and run myself ragged and spread myself thin. "
" I think it's important to take a break, you know, from the public eye for a while, and give people a chance to miss you. "
" I see myself as sexy. If you are comfortable with it, it can be very classy and appealing. "
" I began to work the stage and get the audience into it. I also learned how to have fun out there. It is something I will never forget."
" There are certain things I want to keep to me. I don’t discuss my private life. "
" When a fan comes up to you and says I love your music, there’s nothing better than that."
" You have to love what you do to want to do it everyday. "
" I’m the interpreter. I’m the one who takes your words and brings them to life. I was trained to sing and dance and laugh, and that’s what I want to do. "
" I don’t think about my previous success. I’m happy that the work I’ve done has been very successful. "
" It’s in how you carry yourself. I’ve always been a very mature person, and I’ve always known what I wanted. And I go after it no matter what. "
" I want people to remember me as a full on entertainer and a good person. "
" All I can do is leave it in God’s hands and hope that my fans feel where I’m coming from. "
" I stay true to myself and my style, and I am always pushing myself to be aware of that and be original."
" I’m a survivor and I can handle anything. I’m very confident about that. "
" I don't want to abandon one work for the other, and I don't think I need to sacrifice anything to put my all into either one of them."

Aaliyahs One In A Million Album Now Available On All Major Streaming Platforms!

By Sandy

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Happy One In A Million day to all the Aaliyah nation worldwide! 😎🎉 After 20 years of blood, sweat and tears it's been an emotional rollercoaster ride of lows and highs battling to free Aaliyah's music. As of today we have finally made history where Aaliyah's music is finally able to be streamed on all major streaming platforms. Whether you are a young fan, old fan, new fan or even someone who doesn't know her, we are now able to celebrate the life and legacy of Aaliyah, and the impact she made on R&B history. Younger generations will finally be able to listen to an iconic piece of 90's music which surpassed all other artists with the genius of innovative production and the sexy, sultry smooth as butter vocals from our One In A Million songstress Aaliyah,

To celebrate this special, happy occasion we decided to take a trip down memory lane and share an exclusive, never before seen article from our archives! This article was printed on Total Entertainment on Sunday, September 7th, 1997. (To view the article in HQ please visit our image gallery!)

Our favourite quote from this article has to be this...

"I just think this is the next level to me. I'm 17 now, so I've grown in a lot of ways – artistically, vocally and the whole bit. I'm having fun, enjoying the fruits of my labor" – Aaliyah

We hope you enjoy this written article as much as we do!

Happy reading and listening! 😉✌🏽❤️

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