In this biography of Aaliyah, Tim Footman tells the story her short life, detailing her childhood in Detroit, where she attended stage school and became an assured performer, performing in Las Vegas by the age of 11 and securing a record deal at the age of 12. By age 15, Aaliyah had her first No. 1 hit and had become involved with her mentor, R&B producer R Kelly. A series of award winning hit albums and singles followed, including the album One In A Million, which went platinum, and the single Try Again, for which she won a Grammy. The book also covers Aaliyah?s career as an actress, winning lead roles in blockbusters such as Romeo Must Die, and Queen of the Damned, plus her other hugely successful contributions to film soundtracks. The events leading to her death in 2001 are also covered, plus the subsequent impact of this loss on her fans and the music industry. Aaliyah?s aura of mystery and her iconic status are discussed throughout the book.