For Baby Girl: The Top 7 Videos by Aaliyah
On this day 10 years ago, Aaliyah Dana Haughton passed on to the next life after 22 short years on this earth. In the time she was here, she changed the image of the R&B singer, normally adorned in shiny dresses, faces covered in pounds of makeup, hair big and to the sky. Instead, she went the menswear route, kept her hair long, and straight, and her makeup to a minimum, yet she still managed to look better than most of her competition. Watching her dance and sing in videos on The Box when I was young, I thought she was ALL that AND a bag of chips (for the old-school folks). So when she passed in 2001, it was a huge blow for the music industry and fans like me.
So to celebrate her life and work, we’ve compiled a list of our favorite videos by Baby Girl. Seven is an important number, the number of completion, so here are seven visuals that will keep her image etched in modern day music forever. Or, at least as long as YouTube is around.