Music Monday on Empty Streets: Missing Aaliyah

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There is an artist that I am currently missing lately who has made an impact on the world but unfortunately had her candle snuffed out by fate early. Aaliyah Dana Haughton (January 16, 1979 – August 25, 2001), who performed under the mononym Aaliyah (pronounced /əˈliːə/), was an American recording artist and actress. Introduced to audiences by R&B singer R. Kelly, Aaliyah became famous during the mid-1990s with several hit records from the songwriting-production team of Missy Elliott and Timbaland. She found success with her debut album Age Ain't Nothing But a Number, while introducing a "street but sweet" style which would become her trademark throughout her career followed by two more albums, One in a Million and the eponymous Aaliyah.

In addition to Aaliyah's commercial success, collaborations with Timbaland helped shape the sound of R&B in the later half of the 1990s. She also modeled for Tommy Hilfiger, appeared in a Victoria Secret ad and starred in two films, Romeo Must Die and Queen of the Damned, before she and eight others died in a plane crash in the Bahamas on August 25, 2001 after filming the music video for the single "Rock the Boat". Since then, Aaliyah has achieved commercial success with the singles "Miss You" and "I Care 4 U". She had more than 10 Top 25 singles, is credited with 6 number one R&B hits, and also topped the Billboard Hot 100 with "Try Again", becoming the first song in history to hit number one based on airplay alone.

Here is a song dedicated to Aaliyah:

I also dedicate this song to those whose loved ones have gone to a better place. We will all miss you and remember you all always.
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4 comment(s) to... “Music Monday on Empty Streets: Missing Aaliyah”


JL said...

Hi there, nice MM selection. I agree Aaliyah is really a good singer and pity she went to her reward so soon. :]

Empty Streets said...

Hi :) Yup she is definitely one of my favorite singers. It is a sad thing that she is no longer around but she has left quite an amazing legacy behind. Am sure that she will be remembered for years to come.

Kathy said...

Wow what a voice. I think I remember hearing about her death. Sad. Love that song.

Empty Streets said...

Hi kath :) welcome to empty streets, it is true it is such a sad story to hear of her loss. She was quite a talent. :)

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