Today would’ve been Aaliyah’s 40th birthday. It’s crazy that she’s been gone for almost two decades now; I remember the day she died like it was yesterday.
She was a young star at the height of her career and on an upward trajectory, and she was loved by all. Though I often wonder what she could’ve achieved if she got to live longer, I’m thankful for the years we got. She was a true talent and a timeless beauty.
Below are my four favorite Aaliyah songs. Happy birthday and rest in peace, Baby Girl.
“Back & Forth”
“Are You That Somebody?”
“The One I Gave My Heart To”
“If Your Girl Only Knew”