*Christmas has come early for Aaliyah fans, as an upcoming book has been announced that will chronicle her life and career.
According to Billboard, “Baby Girl: Better Known As Aaliyah” will drop Aug. 17, 2021, under Simon & Schuster/Atria Books.
Written by journalist and author Kathy Iandoli, the title “will focus on the span of Aaliyah’s life and career — from her earliest beginnings singing in Detroit all the way through to her game-changing musical era with Timbaland, Missy Elliott, and the late Static Major,” revealed in a press release.
“The book also includes a deep dive into her tumultuously abusive entanglement with R. Kelly and an intense investigation on the crash that ended her life.”
“I wrote this book as an Aaliyah fan. This is for all of us who for the last twenty years can spot her influence everywhere, while wishing she was still here. I left no stone unturned, and I hope I’ve added to her legacy properly.”
All three of her studio albums are multi-platinum certified by the RIAA. After ending her tumultuous relationship with R. Kelly, who wrote and produced Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number, Aaliyah linked up with Missy Elliott and Timbaland to engineer her sophomore One In a Million LP.
Her eponymous third and final album would top the Billboard 200 in 2001.
Aaliyah fans can expect exclusive interviews, never before told stories and so much more from Baby Girl, which the press release claims is “the book Aaliyah fans have been waiting for, for nearly 20 years.”