Celebrating The Life Of Aaliyah
Mi-Soul Radio Pays Tribute To The Legendary Aaliyah.
Regarded as The Princess of R&B, here at Mi-Soul Radio we pay tribute to Aaliyah. She starting her career at the age of fifteen and provided us with incredible single. Aaliyah was considered talented, beautiful & modest.
Aaliyah’s career was tragically cut short following a plane crash. However the three albums she released have influenced many of the artists of today.
With her iconic glasses and love for Tommy Hilfiger clothing she provided us with something fresh and vibrant.
It is clear her life will continue to live on through her music. Compiling some of Aaliyah’s iconic hits we have come up with our top five tracks.
Tune in to Mi-Soul radio this Friday as we pay tribute to The Princess of R&B.
5. Back & Forth
At the age of fifteen, Aaliyah released her first hit record ‘Back & Forth’. Produced by her mentor R. Kelly, the single skyrocketed to the top of the charts and introduced her to the world of R&B. It was a simple song about teenagers looking forward to the weekend however it gave off a fresh new energy and people couldn’t get enough. The track was so successful it ranked second in the year end charts of Hot R&B/Hip Hop songs.
4. If Your Girl Only Knew
‘If Your Girl Only Knew’ was Aaliyah’s first single from her ‘One In a Million’ album. Written by Timbaland and Missy Elliott, the single was the first record to showcase the talent of all three collaborating. The music video was a star studded shoot with cameos from Missy Elliott, Timbaland, Lil’ Kim and Ginuwine.
The single was a success and so was the album reaching number two on the R&B charts and ranked by Rolling Stones as one of the top 100 albums of the 90s.
3. Age Ain't Nothing but a Number
During the 90s Aaliyah was on a roll and when her single ‘Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number’ was released it solidified her presents within the industry. Produced by R. Kelly it generated some controversy due to lyrics about dating someone older. The records took a lines from Bobby Caldwell’s 1978 hit ‘What You Won’t Do For Love’.
2. One In a Million
Aaliyah released ‘One In a Million’ as her third main single from her first album. The track produced by Timbaland featured his signature scattered drum beat sound. The R&B single was considered quite atypical and innovative at the time of its release, landing at number one for six consecutive weeks.
1. Try Again
A countdown of Aaliyah’s best hits cannot be done without adding one of her most iconic tracks, ‘Try Again’. Produced by Timbaland, the record became the first song to reach number one solely based on radio airplay. It was used as a soundtrack to the film ‘Romeo Must Die’ which she also starred in. The track won Aaliyah a Grammy Award for Best Female R&B Vocal Performance. In addition Aaliyah also won two MTV Video Music Awards.