August 25th marks the 20th anniversary of the death of the talented singer and actress Aaliyah Haughton.
On August 25th 2001, Aaliyah along with eight other individuals passed away after their plane crashed in the Bahamas bound for Florida. After an investigation into why the the plane crashed it was reportedly overloaded by 700 pounds. The singer was just 22 at the time of her death and was in the midst of shooting a music video for her third and final album.
Aaliyah was born in Brooklyn but grew up on Detroits Southside and at just 12 years old Aaliyah signed for a record deal with her uncle. She then teamed up with R Kelly to make her first record “Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number.” It was also reported that her and Kelly had a relationship and the two secretly married.
After her relationship with Kelly ended Aaliyah kept recording hit records “One in a million” has sold 8 million copies worldwide. And despite having a short musical her legacy continue to live on. Her music has been recently added to streaming services , something fans have been waiting for.
She was also an actress she starred in the 2000 action film “Romeo Must Die” and was scheduled for one of “The Matrix” sequels
Aaliyah also had a huge impact on fashion she always had swag and street sensibility. Many fans recreate her looks of baggy jeans oversized leather jackets and bandanas.
Aaliyah’s stylist, Derek Lee, describes the singer’s vibe to BAZAAR as “confident, comfortable, effortless street style,” adding, “That’s what makes it timeless.” When she first showed up on the scene at the age of 14, Aailyah had an easy swag about her—sticking close to Tommy Hilfiger sweat suits
Producer Craig A. King, who worked on Aaliyah’s very successful sophomore album “One in a Million,” told CNN the singer was in full control of her image and her art. He credits her continued appeal to her talent and “curiosity about her potential.”
Fans remember the late singer!
Wow. 20 years ago today Aaliyah left us and is still making a major impact. pic.twitter.com/PB5gsaqKMm
— Matthew A. Cherry (@MatthewACherry) August 25, 2021
It's been 20 years since we tragically lost Aaliyah on August 25, 2001 at the age of 22.
— BROTHER (@BrotherHQ) August 25, 2021