Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B is a 2014 American biographical musical drama film directed by Bradley Walsh and written by Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey. The film stars Zendaya as Aaliyah, with Academy Award nominee Loretta Devine, Academy Award nominee Sharon Stone, and Academy Award nominee Mary J. Blige in supporting roles. The film follows Aaliyah's rise to fame from her early years as a child star to her death in a plane crash at the age of 22. The film premiered on Lifetime on November 15, 2014. It received mixed reviews from critics, with some praising Zendaya's performance and the film's music, while others criticized its script and historical inaccuracies.

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Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B (2014)

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Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B is a 2014 American biographical musical drama film directed by Bradley Walsh and written by Randy Barbato and Fenton Bailey. The film stars Zendaya as Aaliyah, with Academy Award nominee Loretta Devine, Academy Award nominee Sharon Stone, and Academy Award nominee Mary J. Blige in supporting roles. The film follows Aaliyah's rise to fame from her early years as a child star to her death in a plane crash at the age of 22. The film premiered on Lifetime on November 15, 2014. It received mixed reviews from critics, with some praising Zendaya's performance and the film's music, while others criticized its script and historical inaccuracies.

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Cast
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Alexandra Shipp

Aaliyah Haughton
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Anthony Grant

Damon Dash
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Elise Neal

Gladys Knight
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Christopher Jacot

Ryan Nichols
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Lyriq Bent

Barry Hankerson
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Morgan Kelly

Senior Label Exec
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Clé Bennett

R. Kelly
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Dewshane Williams

Derek Lee
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Rachael Crawford

Diane Haughton
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A.J. Saudin

Rashad Haughton (Older)
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Andy McQueen

Eric Ferrell
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Richard Walters

Show MC
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Kamaia Fairburn

Aaliyah (10-12) (as Kamaia Fairburn-Grant)
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Tom Barnett

Loranzo DiBoneventura
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Elena Juatco

Press Member
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Sonya Côté

Kate (as Sonya Cote)
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Yasmin Lau

Student #1
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Paulina 'Miel' Chmielecka

Record Executive
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Jesse Sukunda

Rashad Haughton (Younger)
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Nabil Rajo

Damon Dash's Friend
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Al McFoster

Studio Engineer
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Izaak Smith

Timbaland
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Sterling Jarvis

Michael Haughton
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Chattrisse Dolabaille

Missy Elliott
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Linda McCurdy

Mintis Hankerson
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Sean Mauricette

Radio Personality
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Chris Young

Emcee
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Sava Drayton

John McKinney
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Jean Christophe Loustau

Damon's friend
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Sherton Sanderson

Damons friend
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Jesse Omonudo

Security Guard
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Dasol Lee

Waitress
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Tiffany Davidson

Keisha
Crew
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Bradley Walsh

Director
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Michael Elliot

Writer
Disc Releases
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Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B

(DVD)

Disc Title Front Cover

Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

3/10/2015

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