Aaliyah bust on the music scene with a vengeance!! Aaliyah is best known for her signature bang over her eye, her baggy pants with crop tops which showed her rock hard abs, and her dance moves. In her 10 year career she accomplished winning 12 awards including 3 AMAs, 6 BillBoard Awards, 2 MTV Awards, and 1 Soul Train Award, she also received 5 Grammy nominations for her string of hits including "Are You That Somebody", "One In A Million", "Try Again", "Rock The Boat", "I Care 4 U", and "Back and Forth" just to name a few. With the help of label mates Missy Elliott and Timbaland her career was headed to the top.
But her career came to a screeching halt...10 years ago Aaliyah Dana Haughton died a plane crash, leaving family, friends, and fans distraught. Its so hard to believe that 10 years has passed already, I remember the day it happens, the moment it appeared on the tv screen. I was in such shock and disbelief. I recall starting my senior year of highschool the next day, and seeing how upset, and shook everyone was. Her death took the celebrity world by storm....it seemed like NO ONE wanted to believe or accept it. So many questions arose...why didnt she wait to get on the plane? Why was she in such a hurry to get back home? A lot of people wonder if she were still alive would Ciara and Keri Hilson still be relevant....would she challenge Beyone's throne? We will never know though...So in her honor....here are some of my favorite Aaliyah songs and videos. RIP Aaliyah (January 16, 1979 – August 25, 2001)