14 years ago today on August 25, 2001, the Princess of R&B, also known as Aaliyah Dana Haughton died in a tragic plane crash in the Bahamas. Aaliyah was at the peak of her young career, and is listed by Billboard as the 10th most successful female R&B artist of the past 25 years. The death of Aaliyah is one of the most well losses in the history of music, and it’s only appropriate that we remember everything she accomplished in her lifetime.
At the young age of 10, Aaliyah appeared on the show Star Search and would later sign to Jive Records and her uncle Barry Hankerson’s Blackground Records. She would go on to work with world renown artists such as R. Kelly, Timbaland, Missy Elliot, Slick Rick, Notorious B.I.G., and the list goes on. Her albums Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number and One in a Million sold millions, and planted her in with the greats of R&B and music as a whole.
It’s impossible to do Aaliyah’s life justice in such a short time, so if you wish to read more click here.
Aaliyah Dana Haughton is beloved by millions around the world, and today we remember everything she contributed to society. Rest in Peace.