Have a Moment for the Goddess; Remembering Female Singer, Aaliyah

Her name means, “highest, most exalted one, the best” and I will leave it up to you decide if you believe that is true, but she definitely was an immense talent and is missed in the music industry and her numerous fans. Not only was she extremely beautiful, she could sing, dance, and act, making her a triple threat. When she was doing her thing, she could not be touched artistically. And this is why she is still remembered and talked about to this day. Were you a fan?

Here is a video of her where you can see her in her element. “Try again” was her first and only number one on the Billboard Hot 100. The track was released in 2000 on the soundtrack of the movie, “Romeo Must Die” which she starred in with Jet Li and DMX. Have you seen the movie? Well here is the video:

(Posted on You Tube by Aaliyah)

Many artists have tried to copy her looks, her style and her confidence but there was only one Aaliyah. The look for this video is iconic.

We first got introduced to her when she appeared on the television show “Star Search” and she had talent even at the tender age of ten years old. Here she is and she is adorable, check her out:

(Posted on You Tube by AllAaliyahVideos)

We all know about the rumors, the truths and the relationships that took away from her career trajectory so I won’t mention what to me is like beating a dead horse. There are articles, books and movies mentioning some of this drama so do your research. This is about having a well deserved moment for an icon that in such a short span of life touched millions of people’s lives with her enormous God given talent.

On August 25, 2001 we lost the beautiful Aaliyah in a plane crash. She was filming a video for her song, “Rock the Boat” in the Bahamas. It was a beautiful video did you happen you see it. It’s sad to watch her glide like an aquatic angel in the water knowing that shortly after she perished in such a way. Here is the video:

(Posted on You Tube by Aaliyah)

The Day I Heard Aaliyah Died

I was with my cousin in the Hollywood Hills of Southern California the night it was reported that Aaliyah had died in a plane crash along with eight other people. If you are from Cali then you know about Power 106 and the antics the radio DJ sometimes pull. So we are on the way to a party and listening to music when the radio station has breaking news that R&B star Aailyah has died in of all things, a plane crash. We both turn to each other in disbelief. What a cruel joke, and who would play like that? Nobody that’s who. We turn to other stations and it is confirmed. We both pull up to the party and just sat there. Now I am a fan but my cousin is a super fan of Aaliyah. She sat right there, crying like she lost a friend and neither one of us felt much like partying. We went in and everyone at the party was all talking about it. It was very sad.

Today I am able to remininse about how much Aaliyah touched people and influenced the music of the 90’s and 2000’s. And to this day she is stilled played on radio stations and celebrated by stars like Drake and Chris Brown. Check out this video where Chris Brown uses Aaliyah’s voice in the music, ” Don’t Think They Know” :

(Posted on You Tube by Chris Brown)

Released seven years ago, the song and the video gave me and other fans our much needed fix. I miss you Aaliyah, I tear up sometimes when I see you knowing you are no longer here to use your music to make me feel good. Rest in Love my beautiful talented angel.

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References:

https://www.cheatsheet.com/entertainment/aaliyah-had-only-one-no-1-song-on-billboards-hot-100-chart-but-much-success-on-the-rb-hip-hop-chart.html/

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aaliyah

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