Aaliyah Dana Haughton may be gone physically, but spiritually, she's as present as the day she released her debut album, Age Ain't Nothing but a Number (1994). The unanimously crowned, Princess of R&B, mesmerized the world with her gentle melodic voice and warmed the hearts of fans with her radiant and joyful personality.
Prior to her untimely passing (August 25, 2001), Aaliyah released three studio albums, 'Age Ain't Nothing but a Number (1994)', 'One in a Million (1996)', and 'Aaliyah (2001)'; all boasting a plethora of hit singles, including "One In a Million," "Try Again," "If Your Girl Only New," "Miss You," "Age Ain't Nothing But a Number," and "Are You that Somebody?"
Although her music helped change the landscape of R&B, there are many other reasons why Aaliyah is still a beloved entertainer and music icon. From her undeniable beauty and smile to her unique fashion style, this beautiful angel's impact on the world is set in stone.
While we all may have personal reasons why she is dear to our hearts, we have put together a list of why Aaliyah is and always will be an influential icon just in time for the premiere of the Lifetime Original Movie, “Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B,” on Saturday, November 15, at 8pm ET/PT.