Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B (2014)
Aaliyah Dana Haughton has been dead for almost 20 years and she’s still regarded as one of music’s most gifted and versatile performers. And that kind of legacy means one thing for entertainment: a made-for-TV biographical drama telling her rise from child prodigy to global superstar, followed by the fatal plane crash that took her life too early.
While you will not get insight into Aaliyah’s controversial underage marriage to R Kelly, or hear her original songs (neither Aaliyah’s family nor her record company endorsed this Lifetime movie), the film does allow us to relive one of R&B’s most tragic stories. Starring Alexandra Shipp as Aaliyah.