Beyonce’s little sister to play Aaliyah

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Rumour has it that Beyonce’s little sister Solange Knowles will play deceased singer Aaliyah in a new biopic about the singer’s life.

Knowles reportedly won the part after auditioning a few weeks ago. The movie will be produced by the producers of the 2012 hit flick “Think Like A Man.”

Solange Knowles has few minor acting roles in movies such as the straight to DVD “Bring It On: All or Nothing” and “Johnson Family Vacation.” She also models for the family’s clothing line “Dereon” and also promotes Baby Jamz a hip-hop styled children’s toy-line.

Aaliyah and eight other persons died in a plane crash in the Bahamas on August 25 2001 at age 22. The Grammy Award-winning singer had just wrapped up filming the video for her song “Rock The Boat.”

Although the artist died over a decade ago singers such as Drake and Chris Brown have done digital collaborations with her in recent times.

Aaliyah is estimated to have sold over 24 million albums worldwide and according to Billboard the tenth most successful R&B artist of the last 25 years.

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Billboard’s weekly top five albums

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It seems the controversy over the video for Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” has helped push the song’s popularity. The song has been the number one tune on several of Billboard’s Top lists for five weeks.

The song which features Pharrell Williams and rapper T.I. heads the Billboard Hot 100 songs list, the number one song on the Radio play list, and is also the top On-Demand song. The song is also the leading tune on the list of R&B//Hip Hop combinations on Digital and Streaming songs.

The song, which is the top song in the Uk and Canada, also heads the list of tunes being selected as mobile ring tones and is the number one Songs of Summer.

Blurred Lines has certainly stirred up some heat this summer.

Earlier in the year the video for the song was banned by YouTube because the video shows nudity. It has also drawn criticism from a rape charity who says the video encourages rape and violence against women.

Miley Cyrus’s We Can’t Stop is the number two song on the Top 100 followed by Imagine Dragons by RadioActive, Get Lucky by Daft Punk, and Treasure by Bruno Mars rounding out the top five.

Jay-Z’s Magna Carta Holy Grail is number one in the Top 200 Albums list and is also the leading album on the Digital Albums list.

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