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BET To Honor Aaliyah With ‘Tribute Special’

Published: Thursday 21st Jul 2011 by Rashad

With the 10th anniversary of her untimely death approaching (August 25th), BET took to Twitter yesterday to announce plans to honor late R&B diva Aaliyah

As Miss Haughton’s influence was widespread across multiple genres of the industry (and name is still in regular mention against today’s top divas), it is only fitting the ‘More Than a Woman’ singer be remembered with a tribute.  The details of the ‘tribute special’ have yet to be revealed, but as ever, keep it locked to That Grape Juice for more on this story as it develops.

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  1. Nikki July 21, 2011

    I can’t wait…I would love for her family to be involved with the tribute

  2. JAMIR21:BRIT,RIH,GAGA,MIMI,NICKI,MIKE,BEY! July 21, 2011

    I`m not a big aaliyah fan but her music was good !

  3. Jade July 21, 2011

    Damn. Can’t believe it’s been 10 years. Gone way too soon. Just hope it’s well put together and not all cheesy.

  4. FierceRokstar July 21, 2011

    They better had…
    ♥ me some Aaliyah still my
    FAVORITE singer ever.!!

  5. YEABEY SLAY EM WITH THE FACTS! July 21, 2011

    “let me knooooow….let me knoooooooooow” – I’ll definitely be watching!!!

  6. Ayana July 21, 2011

    Please don’t F*** it up BET

  7. BLACK July 21, 2011

    i wanna see it….

  8. Ronnie_Slim July 21, 2011

    Bout Time. Should of did a tribute at the BET Awards

  9. fiercemcc July 21, 2011

    Yes, it’s about time!!
    and they better make it good!

  10. ArtistK July 21, 2011

    AALIYAH FOREVER!

  11. Dane July 21, 2011

    AALIYAH 4EVER

  12. lyric “commander” lee July 21, 2011

    omg me and my friend was just thinking of what we were gonna do for the 10th anniversary for baby girl – ima probably play here music all day ( i have all of her albums) my favorite has to be her very first one – play each song from start to finish without skipping – lol – cant wait to see the tribute – i wonder who they will have on it. missy i know – ginuwine – timbaland – probably ciara lol dmx lil kim – the list goes on

  13. can’tbelieveit July 21, 2011

    I just want to know who they are getting to sing.

  14. Ur in a field full of bees so dont be surprise wen ur ass get stung (queenbey) July 21, 2011

    About damn time……..
    Just dont F*** it up BET!!!!

  15. Ur in a field full of bees so dont be surprise wen ur ass get stung (queenbey) July 21, 2011

    I hope Missy Elliot and Timberland be there

  16. jason July 21, 2011

    i am so excited that they are doing a tribute for the late great Aaliyah.. i still mourn baby girls death till this day… #ripaaliyah

  17. Anne July 21, 2011

    Wish someone would make a major film about Aaliyah’s life and untimely passing like La Bamba was made for Ritchie Valens who died the same way. I just hope they don’t take as long, Valens died in 1959 but the movie didn’t come out until 1987. I remember watching that movie back then and not knowing who Valens was or that he died so the sad ending was shocking. Aaliyah deserves a movie also, her career was on the rise and her death was so sudden and unexpected.

  18. Todd July 21, 2011

    I hope they get real artist to tribute her such as Brandy and Monica who are both from her era, Missy , Ginuwine, Timberland…..Not Rihanna, Lady Gaga, or any other R&B lacking ass artist….

  19. Duh July 21, 2011

    @Anne I agree! That’d be amazing!

    While I’m glad that a tribute will be done for Aaliyah, I’m giving BET the major side eye. They are known to f*** things up so badly (see first Michael Jackson tribute on BET awards,etc.).
    I really really hope the end result will at least be decent. You just never know with BET.

  20. istan4goodmusic July 21, 2011

    I’m glad they are doing that. I don’t like how aaliyah has been ignored by the media and michael jackson continues to get praised. Even tho he was a genius but aaliyah deserves credit too. So, I’m happy for that.

  21. Ur in a field full of bees so dont be surprise wen ur ass get stung (queenbey) July 21, 2011

    BET Plz dont ask Trey Songz to perform

  22. Sheesh July 21, 2011

    I hope they perform I miss you…..at the end….and everyone comes out…that would be nice.

  23. YUPPITSME July 21, 2011

    Yay i love & miss Aaliyah i hope BET gets it right RIP babygirl Hot Like Fire is still my shyt!! & We Need A Resolution goes in

  24. VA STAND UP!! July 21, 2011

    Awwww! I seriously cannot believe it’s been 10 years. I was hoping BET was gonna do something like this! I just hope it’s a REAL tribute & not some sloppy ass one like they did for MJ back on 2009. I hope it won’t be to sad & more of celebration of her life & her music. I really want these youngins who don’t know who she was to get the opportunity to see how special she was and why she is still so adored so many years after her death.

    I can definitely see Ciara being a part of it. We know all know she can’t sing, but as a dancer she is the closest thing to Aaliyah. I’m sure Missy, Timbaland, Genuine & that whole crew will be apart of it as well. I would also love to see her brother and family take part too.

    She looked so beautiful in that pic. RIP Babygirl

  25. VA STAND UP!! July 21, 2011

    Ur in a field full of bees so dont be surprise wen ur ass get stung (queenbey)
    July 21, 2011 at 5:06 am
    BET Plz dont ask Trey Songz to perform

    ———————————————————————

    LMAO! Why would they ask him to perform?! Hell naw!!

  26. tilis July 21, 2011

    I heard that these will be the performers:

    Drake = The One I Gave My Heart To (remix version, of course )
    Ciara = One In a Million
    Missy = 4 Page Letter
    Tweet & Ginuwine = I Care 4 U
    Brandy & Tank = Come Over
    Monica = At Your Best
    Tiffany Evans = Are You That Somebody
    Everybody (including her brother) = I Miss You

  27. Kisses July 21, 2011

    YASSS! I pray they take their times and make this tribute perfect! *Crosses fingers* 😀 😀

  28. YOOSONDALOOSE July 21, 2011

    Yay big fan of Aaliyah, and she needs a tribute!

  29. MaZ July 21, 2011

    Can’t wait! 🙂 If she was still alive today she would made such a great superstar.

  30. Chile Please!! July 21, 2011

    OMG! I feel like crying right now! I miss her so much…..she was the total package! ***TEARS***

  31. Becca July 21, 2011

    i know its going to contain a bit of missy elliot and timbaland reminicisng about her as they tweeted about it the other day but yeah i agree with all of the above that its long overdue and we have to give a big shout-out to neisharochelle and all other Aaliyah fans on twitter for doing the petition and filling up bet’s mentions to get this going and all the celebrities such as mya, tank and missy elliot for supporting aswell! team aaliyah goes hard!

  32. Ur in a field full of bees so dont be surprise wen ur ass get stung (queenbey) July 21, 2011

    I really hope Tiffany Evans dont perform that song, she tends to over sing songs and AYTS is a fun flrity song, its like Tiffany will turn it into a church song

  33. nice_gurl July 21, 2011

    About time they did. And I hope the tribute’s good and not filled with bad performances.

  34. JAMIR21:BRIT,RIH,GAGA,MIMI,NICKI,MIKE,BEY! July 21, 2011

    AALIYAH`S R&B MUSIC WAS TRUE R&B MUSIC NOT THIS TREY SONGZ CRAP !!!!!!

  35. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) July 21, 2011

    THANK GOD.It would be so disrespectful if they didn’t do it.
    R.I.P. Aaliyah

  36. Tjh26 July 21, 2011

    @TiILIS….i hope this is true…Brandy and Monica Diff need to be a part of her tribute real talk and ciara and Mya……that would be so nice!!!

  37. BIGGESTAALIYAHFAN July 21, 2011

    10 years….wow. I still remember where i was when I received the news couldn’t stop crying…..I luv you baby girl…..R.I.P. Can’t wait. BET please do her right.

  38. Yellow Gorillah July 21, 2011

    I Love Aaliyah I’m here for This… BET Better not f*** up.

  39. ASAP (As Sincere As Possible) July 21, 2011

    @TILIS I don’t like it tbh.I wanted some real A listers to tribute her (Usher, Beyonce) and apart from Drake, Ciara, Monica and Brandy, I don’t see anyone really popular on there.Even the songs are wrong.Where is ‘Try Again’, ‘We Need A Revolution’ and ‘If your Girl Only Knew’???

  40. JustinKeith July 21, 2011

    OMG…. I HOPE BET DOES THIS RIGHT

  41. Chris J July 21, 2011

    i miss her

  42. Onyx July 21, 2011

    Finally, i love Aaliyah, there was a time when i used to think , damn she’s the most beautiful girl i’ve ever seen.

  43. YEABEY SLAY EM WITH THE FACTS! July 21, 2011

    Somebody better murder AT YOUR BEST! that’s all I’m saying…

  44. YEABEY SLAY EM WITH THE FACTS! July 21, 2011

    Tiffany Evans should not do Are You That Somebody , I think Ciara fits best to perform that song….Tiffany should probably do AT YOUR BEST!

  45. True Blue July 21, 2011

    I hope it’s a proper tribute, and not an abomination like what they did with MJ a couple years back.

    @ YeaBey:

    LOL, co-sign!

  46. True Blue July 21, 2011

    Whoops, I didn’t see @VA Stand Up’s comment.

  47. tonight July 21, 2011

    I just hope rihanna doesny do anything we all know ri whining and walking will just be a danger to thhe viewers

  48. Ur in a field full of bees so dont be surprise wen ur ass get stung (queenbey) July 21, 2011

    I bet Kelly Rowland is goin to be apart of this tribute…….
    I can already see her lipsyncing her whole peeformance

  49. Ur in a field full of bees so dont be surprise wen ur ass get stung (queenbey) July 21, 2011

    I bet Kelly Rowland is goin to be apart of this tribute…….
    I can already see her lipsyncing her whole performance

  50. that_lala July 21, 2011

    Damn,its been ten years..she was such a talented soul and such a beautiful woman!You can’t help but to wonder the impact she would have had if she was still living today. R.I.P AALIYAH..(It almost seems unreal 🙁 )

  51. Justathought July 21, 2011

    Still one of my favs. Love you Aaliyah

  52. pretty RickE July 21, 2011

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE AALIYAH, WISH SHE WAS STILL HERE, WANTED TO SEE WHAT A WOMEN SHE WOULD HAVE BECOME, NO IM NOT SAYING SHE WAS PERFECT, BUT SHE WAS THE DEFINITION OF BEAUTY INSIDE AND OUT, A KIND SOUL. STILL TO THIS DAY I CANT SEEM TO FIND ANYONE ON THIS PLANET THAT CAPTURED MY HEART AND ATTENTION LIKE AALIYAH, RIP, LOVE YOU BABY GIRL AND I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU! AND PLEASE BET, NO GHETTO MESS THAT YALL NORMALLY PUT TOGETHER. …… IM JUST SAYING, BET SEEMS TO REPRESENT AFRICAN AMERICANS IN THE WORST WAY!

  53. Danii July 21, 2011

    FINALLY! I’ve been waiting on BET to honor her with a tribute and i’m still waiting on this damn movie. I’m sure Drake will be involved some type of way (he’s like obsessed w/her in a cute way) lol, Missy, Timbaland, etc. I grew up listening to her as a little girl and wanting to be just like her. I just PRAY TO GOD Bet doesn’t f*** this one up. I would also love to hear from DMX. I still remember that poem he recited on BET when she died.

  54. musik_lover July 21, 2011

    I’m gonna blast Aaliyah all day come Aug. 25th worst memory of my life cuz my bday had just passed and I was in total shock & disbelief. R.I.P. Aaliyah Haughton

  55. honeybunz July 21, 2011

    yayyy!!! admittedly there are some artists i DONT wanna see performing her songs cause aaliyahs voice was unique and not just anybody can do her songs justice but im hoping besides tim n missy i see drake..maybe ashanti..ginuwine..mariah who i knowwas devastated as well and close to liyah…patti and sade i would just faint!! patti already sang try again at a performance it was too cute!! just do babygirl justice bet leave the ghetto and nonsense for before and after but aaliyah deserves a respectable tribute!! miss u everyday babygirl u made and broke molds and truly are still the BEST the music game has ever had!

  56. Sherry July 21, 2011

    Bet got major flack for not doing a tribute to her during this year’s awards. I’m glad they are doing a tribute. Although, their execs lack common sense with special presentations lately. Aaliyah had talent, class, style and grace. I hope Bet honors her with the same. Let Missy, Ginuwine, Timbaland, Brandy, Monica, etc. pay tribute. Don’t just put people on the bill because they’re in. I can’t believe it’s been ten years. I remember waking up at 1am and listening to the radio, only to hear of a tragic loss. Then to hear her name. I cried. I had just bought her cd. A week before Mtv interviewed her with Boy George for their 20th Anniversary. She was so happy to be next to one of her idols and said one of her first albums she bought was Karma Chameleon. She was always on point with cds, clothes, hair, videos, etc. Her last cd was classic and if she lived, man she would’ve been elevated to the next level. RIP Aaliyah.

  57. SEXYMIKE July 22, 2011

    I hope the tribute will be one of class and dignity and not just people on stagesexS
    showboating,because her short young life, and talent meant so much more than that.

  58. irene46 July 22, 2011

    ‘BOUT TIME!!!!!!!!! hope it’s worthy of what she deserves!!!!!!!!

  59. Junior in Jamaica July 22, 2011

    MYA should be there!!

  60. Misty Jean July 22, 2011

    I still remember that Sunday morning on my way to church when my mom told my siblings and I that Aaliyah died in a plan crash. I was 10 and I had heard about her, but not really fan. I avoided her music for a long time because I didn’t want to become attached to a dead woman. But I stan for Baby Girl now. I love her music! Listening to her got me into Monica and Brandy. Now I’m all about 90s R&B. I hope Destiny’s Child does something. They were neck and neck.

  61. D-SEMP July 22, 2011

    FINALLY! I’m sorry but i don’t want to see tiffany evans, ciara, keri hilson or anyone like that. They should get some legends who she wanted to work with like Sade, Prince, Beyonce and Janet Jackson. Maybe Jay-Z comes out with the miss you remix. Because to honestly tell u the truth, none of those people above are relevant at the present moment. But i am too excited that bet is paying respect to Aaliyah Haughton.

  62. Matt July 22, 2011

    I’m gungho about this upcoming tribute for Aaliyah. She deserves it. I wonder what BET got up their sleeves for this special lady.

  63. MIWE July 26, 2011

    I THINK SINGER FROM THE 90’S SHOULD GET INVOLED WITH THIS BECAUSE THEY SHARED THE SPOTLIGHT WITH HER LIKE MONICA, BRANDY, MYA, MISSY, TIMBALAND, DMX, JAYZ, DESTINY’S, LILKIM, FOXY. ALL THOSE REAL ARTIST FROM THE 90’S AND NOT PEOPLE PRETEND TO BE AN ARTIST LIKE NICKI, WAYNE AND ALL THAT CRAP.
    HOPE BET DO IT RIGHT
    MISS YA BABY GIRL

  64. DeVona /.\ Lang August 4, 2011

    BET will mess this up. Trust. The way we want to see it, it will not happen. The Fakers will use it to platform and it will p*** us off. I cannot imagine what this will be like for the Family.
    I say if you are a fan, wait and see what they do with the tribute and review on You Tube. You see what the FAkers did to the Tupac tribute album, 50% were people he had beef with. BET host these vulturing HiP Pop heads and we will watch in dismay. If they manage to do right, of which if you have been looking at the VIACOM owned property you will see the tribute will be more of the same. /.\aliy/.\h was the real home girl and I hope they do right. R.I.P WonderWom/.\n aka LiLi, aka One in /.\ Million, aka A.A.L.I.Y.A.H aka ’01 aka B/.\by Girl; you got the whole world be/.\ming! love your Comr/.\de= DeVona /.\ Lang

  65. DeVona /.\ Lang August 5, 2011

    June 2011
    Official Statement
    “The Haughton Family appreciates sentiment and outpouring of adoration for our beloved Aaliyah at this time. However, due to various legalities, we can not support, endorse nor consent to any tributes or events taking place.”
    Respectfully,
    The Haughton Family

  66. hersheyblond August 5, 2011

    I love aaliyah. She still number one in my book

  67. Butterfly Magic August 5, 2011

    I agree with all of u. I cnt believe it has been 10 YEARS already. LOVE HA nd I m 15 years old nd Im very old skool nd they dnt make songs like the ones she made. Nd my favortie song by ha is The one i give my heart to. Nd when i was smaller I wanted 2 be jus like ha. RIP AALIYAH ND BET DNT MESS THIS UP PLEASE

  68. AALIYAHSTAN August 11, 2011

    Love it.. rep the queen.. ya’ll I hope it is classy and heartfelt.. like our babygirl.. #holla!!

  69. Mecca August 26, 2011

    Aalyiah was a very beautiful talented singer and actress. She paved the way for Beyonce, Ciara and Keri Hilson but none of them will be able to fill her shoes I don’t care if Beyonce goes 7 X’s double platium. The thing I loved about Aalyiah is that she could come out in a tight stomach showing shirt and baggy jeans and still look good. These days some of these artists are so infacactuated by being thick that they opt for fake breast implants and booty lifts that it’s ridiculous so ordinary women follow their steps. WHY because all you hear from rappers “red bone”, ‘super thick”, if a women cant love herself for how she is and a man can’t accept it oh well go to the next one. S** sales now and its said Aalyiah would have never came out in a bathing suite and what man would want their girl or wife 2. AALIYAH WE LOVE U BABY GIRL SEE WHEN I GET TO HEAVEN.

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