Happy Birthday, Aaliyah!


The late R&B icon and idol Aaliyah would have been 33 years old today. Even though it’s been 11 years since the plane accident that caused her untimely death, her musical influence is still sonically felt. Her three now-classic albums remain the prototype for aspiring R&B singers, and her standard of style, grace, and beauty remains unparalleled.

Like she sings on her track, “Came To Give Love,” she continues to” touch the hearts of boys and girls”—especially the boys. Drake recently debuted a tattoo with her likeness on his back, and she’s also a muse on his latest album, Take Care. As a teenager with a schoolyard crush, J. Cole took to the studio and created a beat in her memory on the night of her passing.

Fast forward 10 years, and he’s recording in the studio with Missy Elliott. “Nobody’s Perfect” is laced with the Aaliyah, Timbaland and Missy’s One In A Million era chemistry.If Aaliyah was here, she would eased right on the chorus. And maybe she would have gone out on that date Cole always wanted. Aaliyah seemed to collect hearts in her day. Even long-time producer and friend Timbaland recently confessed that he was secretly in love with her.

Aaliyah inspired many around the globe, although she never got to know every name or face. Fans continue to commemorate her birthday at her resting place in Hartsdale, NY. She is the namesake for newborn baby girls. With an outstanding legacy for a person lost so young, Aaliyah’s presence will always remain on our minds, in our hearts, and forever in our ears.

Enjoy some of the most memorable songs about the one and only Aaliyah.

Drake feat. Kendrick Lamar: “Buried Alive Interlude”
A black Maybach 40 pulled up G, no doors, all that n—- was missing was Aaliyah…

J. Cole feat. Missy Elliott- “Nobody’s Perfect”
We rock the boat… Poseidon…

http://youtu.be/HMGrcWkf20k

J. Cole- “Bring Em In”
One in a million, girl you lookin’ like you knew Aaliyah…

Kid Cudi feat. Kanye West- “Erase Me”
You an angel, you wave hi to Aaliyah…

Young Money feat. Lloyd – “Bedrock”
Girl, I gotta watch my back. Cause I’m not just anybody…

Drake feat. Young Jeezy- “Unforgettable”
Let me know, Let me know…
http://youtu.be/1Xd7sS6Jkrc

Jadakiss feat. Anthony Hamilton- “Why”
Why’d Aaliyah have to take that flight?

Jay-Z- “Miss You” Remix
You are so professional, our little purple star…

The Game- Dreams
Aaliyah had a dream…

Kanye feat. Jay-Z- “Never Let Me Down”
First Aaliyah and now Romeo Must Die? I know I got angels watchin’ me from the other side…

Boyz II Men- “Think of Aaliyah (The Aaliyah Song)”
When you think of Aaliyah, laugh don’t cry. I know she’d want it that way…

Missy Elliot feat. TLC & Tweet- “Can You Hear Me”
Long hair and the voice of a hummingbird…

Timbaland feat. Magoo & Wyclef Jean- “Hold On”
I go through a lot, since my Baby Girl’s not here…

Missy Elliot- “Baby Girl Interlude”
I live Baby Girl, I’ve learned to love those while they’re still awake. Sleep sleep…