5 Aaliyah songs that will take you back to the 90s

2019-01-16 12:23

Cape Town - If the sensational R&B singer, Aaliyah had not died 18 years ago, today she would have turned 40-years-old.

The singer died in 2001 in a fatal plane crash minutes after takeoff, departing from the Bahamas. Police said that the plane had apparently experienced engine failure as it took off, but it was not known what caused the fatal crash. She was only 22-years-old when she died.

In 2014, a lifetime biopic on Aaliyah was released two singers were illegally married in 1994 when Aaliyah was 15-years-old and R Kelly was 27-years-old. After her tragic death, the family annulled her marriage. R Kelly, who is currently being accused for sexual abuse to minor, also had a professional relation with Aaliyah. He was a mentor and producer to the late singer.

The pair worked on her Age ain’t Nothing But a Number album.

In her professional life Aaliyah was affectionately known as the princess of R&B and made chart topping music that inspired soundtracks to movies such as Romeo must die.

In remembrance of the Princess of RnB on her birthday, DRUM has put together Aaliyah’s top five songs you need to play today.

5. The One I Gave My Heart To"

The song was released in 1996 from “One In A Million” album. According to Billboard the song charted  number 9 on the Billboard Hot 100.

4. “Miss You”

This song was released as a tribute to Aaliyah from some of her closet friends. According to Hollywood Reporter, the unreleased song was Aaliyah’s third and final number one song from album I Care 4 U.  DMX introduces the RnB with a powerful tribute.  Timbaland, Missy Elliott, Jamie Foxx and Queen Latifah also show up in music video in tribute to the late star.

3.  Rock the Boat

This was the last music video the RnB singer shot before her tragic death. She died with eight members of Virgin Records America staff.

2.  Try Again

According to Rolling Stone, the late star  appeared in 2000 crime thriller, “Romeo must die” alongside Jet Li and also provided a soundtrack for the movie. The song was produced by Timberland.

  1. One in a Million

The title of this song came from her second studio album which was released in August 1996 and currently is her most viewed music video on YouTube. The song was written and produced by Missy Elliott and Timbaland.

Happy Birthday Aaliyah !

SOURCES: Rolling Stone, Hollywood Reporter, Billboard

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