Rock and roll, blues, pop, classical, dance, metal – there are so many genres of music out there, it can be hard to choose just one as your favorite. Plus, with so many artists doing crossovers with other musicians to create entirely new sounds, how are we ever supposed to keep up with it all? However, there is one genre of music that has influenced a vast number of performers over the years: R&B.
Rhythm and blues music has been around since the 1940s as jazz, blues, and gospel music all came together to create an entirely new genre. Although it was once thought to be the kind of music played in after-hours clubs, it soon became one of the most popular styles in the world as people everywhere were doing anything to get their hands on the new music.
By the ‘70s, R&B was everywhere anyone looked. There have been several artists that have all entered the R&B scene over the years, including the likes of Beyoncé, Rihanna, Drake, Usher, and The Weeknd. However, there was one person, in particular, that got the world talking before it was even a big thing. Aaliyah. This youngster was at the top of her career when an unforgettable tragedy took her too soon.
It might be 17 years later, but what do we really know about Aaliyah’s death? This superstar is an example of famous people that might be gone, but will never be forgotten. At least we have her incredible music to remind us of the star we once had.
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Aaliyah Dana Haughton was born on January 16, 1979, and grew up with the dream of becoming the biggest singer in the world. It wasn’t long before her mom enrolled her in singing lessons where the youngster got the opportunity to perform all over the town with the local choir. It was perfect. However, it wasn’t until her debut album, Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number, that Aaliyah really hit the big time. It seemed as though nothing could stand in her way.