Very early in the morning on January 16, 1979 Michael and I brought Aaliyah Dana with the blessing of God into the world. It took 15 minutes for her to make her presence known. Michael said “I have a beautiful baby girl”. Thus the sweet name that followed her through life. We took her home soon after and she met the brother that would love her and that she would love for the next 22 years.
They were born only four months and two days apart. Usher’s date of birth is October 14, 1978 and Aaliyah was born January 16, 1979.
Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number and Usher’s self-titled album were both released in 1994. Both debut albums showed off a maturity beyond their 15 years.
Sophomore efforts One in a Million (1996) and My Way (1997) were released just little over a year apart. Both albums are home to two of some of the best R&B singles of the 90’s; One in a Million and You Make Me Wanna.
Third albums were released in July 2001 with Usher’s dropping on the 1st day of that month and Aaliyah, six days after. Both were critically acclaimed for their artistic growth.
They could both sing, dance and were the first male and female artist from their generation to be considered as the heirs to throne of Pop superstar siblings, Michael and Janet Jackson.
Guys, the book is there! See pic number 4! There was some beautiful flowers! I bought her favorite flowers and left a cheque for the Aaliyah Memorial Fund. I also took a picture with a shirt of aaliyahalways design, it looks amazing! And with my new Jacket!
I just broke down in tears because I couldn’t leave her, I don’t know why but I’m like: “I want to stay close to her” I really can feel her presence with me when I’m there! So I stayed there untill almost 4PM, untill Ferncliff close its doors. The taxi man said to me when he saw my shirt: “Aww you’re gonna see Aaliyah. It’s crazy, a lot of people go to visit her, I’ve never seen that!”
To know that she receives all this love warmed my heart at a point you can’t imagine!!!!! Untill next time Lili and Michael.
Aaliyah & her dad Michael being interviewed while their visit in Amsterdam in 1995 ♥
Michael Haughton: I guess I’m like any father who’s child doing well. So, you feel good about it.
Aaliyah:A lot of parents can be kind of strict but he’s (Michael) really cool, we have fun together, like a homie you know?
Michael:She’s like most daughters. She can have her little mists of time hearing. She’s a very mature person for age, you know..and um.. I really haven’t have a lot of problems, really cause she’s too busy to get into trouble.
Michael:She’s like any other kid, you know…she has her moments, and pretty much, you know lives a normal life as we can get with, of her being in this business.
I have a few childhood nicknames. One is BabyGirl. My father gave that to me when I was born. He said, “I have a beautiful baby girl” and that one stuck with me. A lot of people still call me BabyGirl.