It’s been 13 years since singer Aaliyah’s life was tragically cut short and fans are still remembering her style and unique sound.
Born on January 16, 1979 as Aaliyah Dana Haughton, she was destined to leave her mark on the world. Especially with a name that meant ” the highest, most exalted one.”
Her style also caught the eye of many. She became a model for Tommy Hilfiger and had girls mimicking her style. The way she wore her hair, with one side swooped over her eye, became her trademark. It’s hard to talk about style and music of the 90’s and not mention Aaliyah’s name.
Aaliyah also made a name for herself as an actress. In 2000, Aaliyah made her acting debut in “Romeo Must Die” as Trish O’Day. She also played in the movie “Queen Of The Damned.”
But Aaliyah’s death was sadly cut short on August 25, 2001. As she and members of her entourage were leaving the Bahamas after filming her video “Rock The Boat,” the plane carrying Aaliyah and eight others crashed.
Her death left millions wondering just where she could have gone with her career. Still to this day, she continues to be an inspiration for singers worldwide