Aaliyah: One in a Million

How does one start an article about Aaliyah?

It’s not easy to fully exemplify the significance of this talented artist.

I can’t remember just how young I was when I first discovered her music, but she indeed made a lasting impact on not only me, but millions of  people. Her effortless appeal, angelic voice and captivating charm gained her a momentous amount of success and to this day she remains one of the most revered music artists of all time.

She would have been 34 years old today. But instead of blowing out her candles on earth, she is celebrating her birthday in heaven while we mourn, pay tribute to and reminisce over the good times we had watching her in film, perform on award shows, and make television appearances.

My friend once said that Aaliyah “had swag before we even knew what that was,” and no matter how many female artists try to emulate her, there will never be another artist as innovative as she was.

Here are just a few videos that showcase just how amazing she was. Happy Birthday Aaliyah Dana Haughton. (Jan. 16 1979 – August 25, 2001)


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