The world of R&B was forever changed on August 25, 2001. That was the date that award-winning R&B singer Aaliyah Haughton boarded a flight leaving from the Bahamas, heading toward Miami. The plane, a twin-engine Cessna 402B, was rumored to be overloaded and could not withstand the weight of the passengers and the equipment on board. The flight crashed shortly after take off, tragically killing Aaliyah and the other nine people on the flight.
Today, we honor her life by counting down some of her best songs.
#5: "Miss You" - This song was released as a tribute to Aaliyah from some of her closest friends and labelmates. Rapper DMX introduces the powerful star-studded video, later followed by Timbaland, Missy Elliott, Jamie Foxx, Queen Latifah and many others all showing up to paying their respects.
#4: "Try Again" -
#3: "Are You That Somebody" - This song, release in June 1998, was featured on the 'Dr. Dolittle' sountrack and was nominated for a Grammy. This video showcased Aaliyah's incredible showmanship and dance skills.
#2: "Rock The Boat" - This was the final music video Aaliyah ever shot. Shortly after the filming of this music video, she and eight members of Virgin Records America staff boarded the flight that crashed shortly after takeoff. She was just 22 years old.
#1: "One In A Million" - This title track came from Aaliyah's second studio album, released in August of 1996. The song was written and produced by Missy Elliott and TImbaland. This song has the most views of any of her music videos on YouTube.