It has been 8 years since the tragic passing of the then 22 year old r&b superstar Aaliyah and the urban music world is yet to find an artist capable of having the same impact and popularity as the young star. Unlike many artists, who are perhaps often given to much credit posthumously, Aaliyah deserved every bit of praise she received. Making her mark on the industry at such a young age, the talented singer was often praised not only for her beautiful voice but also her strong morals and clean image.
Aaliyah left such a legacy in the music world that she cannot be forgotten; the brightest young star and a great role model for young women of our generation, she was a huge loss to the urban music community.
Rest in peace Aaliyah Dana Haughton, certainly more than a woman.
Aaliyah (1979 – 2001)