Can’t believe it’s been 11 years since Aaliyah‘s untimely death in 2001. As many of you already know, the singer died 11 years ago today as a result of a plane crash off the coast of the Bahamas.
However, with the recent announcement there is another Aaliyah album in the works, her fans will finally get what they’ve been asking for for a long time. If you haven’t already heard the new single, “Enough Said” featuring Drake, check it out below.
Recently it was announced that Blackground records has given the green light for a new Aaliyah album. An album long over due if you ask the die hard Aaliyah fans. In fact, rappers Drake, Missy Elliot and producer Timbaland have all been recruited so far to bring the album to life.
For this reason we pay homage to the late Aaliyah with her debut single “Back & Forth”. The single was released as the album’s (Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number) lead single in early 1994. It was certified gold by the RIAA on June 9, 1994 and spent three weeks at number-one on the U.S. Billboard Hot R&B Songs chart, peaking number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100. It was also her first single to hit the top-ten. Check it out.
It’s hard to believe its been 10 years since the untimely death of singer, dancer, actress and model Aaliyah Dana Houghton. The humble singer, passed away at the tender age of 22, following a plane crash off the coast of Marsh Harbour, Abaco Islands after filming, what became her last music video, “Rock The Boat”.
Like most of you, I’ll never forget where I was when I got word Aaliyah had died. I was on a trip back from Canada where I spent the entire summer. My older cousin drove, maybe, 12 hours to get back to the states. Not long after hitting New York City she switched the radio station and a reporter came on with the devastating news. I was shocked to say the least, I even choked up a little on the verge of tears. I can only imagine, my reaction must be similar to many of yours. Although we, the fans, did not know her personally, she seemed so kind, so gentle, humble, angelic and so talented! Many girls imitated her style (baggy jeans, alter top, long bangs, sun glasses Lol) but she could and will never be duplicated. Like the song she’s one in a million. May your soul rest in peace.
Let’s take a look back at some of her memorable songs and music videos.