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December 19, 2008

Canadian R&B Singer Selected to Play Aaliyah in Biopic

Canadian-born R&B singer Keisha Chante has reportedly been selected to play Aaliyah, the rising queen of R&B Hip Hop who died in a tragic 2001 plane crash.

The biopic, which will chronicle Aaliyah’s life from childhood to her career success and untimely death, is set to be released next year.

Aaliyah had a string of number one hits including the R&B anthem “One in a Million.” Working closely with Missy Elliott and Timbaland, she also sold 32 million albums worldwide and was nominated for five GRAMMY awards.

Chante doesn’t have an extensive acting resume but she has starred in a number of indie flicks, including the Canadian movie, the Cat's Cradle. She also has an R&B album titled “2U” released in 2006 and has another one on the way next year. Source


Unknown said...

seriously? for some reason i'm suprised but then again i'm not.

one of the reasons i've never been able to get into keisha chante is because, to me, she is like a knock-off aaliyah. i'm not trying to be mean...that's just how it's been. ever since she had her first single, with that tupac beat, her kinda sound and look were so reminiscent of aalyiah i just couldn't get into her. i'm not knockin' her though. she does have a great voice and a great talent but...i dunno...

Beauty Is Diverse said...

I was a bit shocked too when I read the article.

Anonymous said...

I never knew she was Canadian. I just hope she plays the part well. I can't wait to see how the film turns out


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