In Loving Memory of Aaliyah
Today marks the 10th anniversary of Aaliyah Dana Haughton’s death. The multi-talented star died in a plane crash after filming the video for her song Rock The Boat.
Aaliyah was known for her tender vocals and laid back vibe. She influenced a generation by singing sweetly over heavy Timbaland-produced beats. Bandana’s, shades, crop tops and side-swept bangs were signature to Aaliyah’s tomboy style and the look is still replicated by many artists and fans alike today.
Like many others, I still remember exactly where I was when I heard the news of her passing. I clearly recall sitting in the home of a family member and being shocked and confused when hearing that the beautiful, softly spoken singer had died.
Aaliyah’s songs are still as relevant today as they were the day they were released. Though its been ten years, Aaliyah still lives on in our hearts and on our iPods.
Rest in peace, Babygirl.
January 16, 1979 – August 25, 2001