14 years ago today singer Aaliyah Haughton died in a plane crash in the Bahamas along with eight others.
Aaliyah was on location filming the Rock The Boat video.
Aaliyah was born on January 16, 1979 in Brooklyn, New York but grew up in Detroit. Aaliyah’s first album Age Ain’t Nothing But A Number was released in 1994.
That album/cd included the hits Back And Forth and At Your Best You Are Loved. Her second studio album One In A Million was released in 1996.
That cd included such hits as Hot Like Fire, Choosey Lover and If Your Girl Only Knew. Her third and final cd Aaliyah was released in July 2001.
Back in 2001 I was shocked when I heard that Aaliyah died in a plane crash. I’ve been a fan of her music since Back and Forth was released. Every once in a while when you hear about the death of someone famous you either read about it and move on or you’re completely shocked. The deaths of Aaliyah and Michael Jackson had the latter effect on me. And Aaliyah was so young. She was only 22 years old. I remember there was extensive news coverage about her death for a couple of weeks but eventually it was overshadowed by 9/11.
Check out the video for one of my favorite songs Are You That Somebody from the Dr. Doolittle soundtrack.
Rest In Peace Aaliyah.