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BET To Air Aaliyah Tribute Special

BET will air a Aug. 25 special dedicated to the memory of R&B singer/actress Aaliyah.

The special, Aaliyah: One In A Million will look at the life and notable moments of the short-lived career of Aaliyah, who was killed in an Aug. 25 2001 plane crash.

The one-hour special will include never before seen behind-the-scenes footage as well as her most popular videos and interviews with friends and family.

Also, artists and celebrities such as Patti LaBelle, Missy Elliott, Timbaland, Ginuwine, Swizz Beatz, Lala Anthony, Damon Dash and others will share their personal stories of Aaliyah during the one-hour special.

"With Aaliyah: One In A Million, we celebrate her life, her music and what she meant to so many," said Stephen Hill, BET's president of music programming and specials in a statement. "Aaliyah was a beautiful angel and we're so glad that we were able to assemble her friends and loved ones for this unique special."

R. Thomas Umstead serves as senior content producer, programming for Multichannel News, Broadcasting + Cable and Next TV. During his more than 30-year career as a print and online journalist, Umstead has written articles on a variety of subjects ranging from TV technology, marketing and sports production to content distribution and development. He has provided expert commentary on television issues and trends for such TV, print, radio and streaming outlets as Fox News, CNBC, the Today show, USA Today, The New York Times and National Public Radio. Umstead has also filmed, produced and edited more than 100 original video interviews, profiles and news reports featuring key cable television executives as well as entertainers and celebrity personalities.