Teairra Mari, Sonny Bono and even Madonna who grew up not too far away from the buzzing city.
The late R&B singer was raised in Detroit and went on to attend the Detroit School of Arts. Graduating from the school she was able to go on and leave her mark in music. Churning out hits like ‘Try again’, ‘Rock the boat’ and ‘Age ain’t nothing but a number’. Unlike many artists in her time the songstress was willing to take risks in music, fashion and acting that many were too scared to take. Her birthday made me think about how music has changed in the 11 years that she has been gone, but it also made me wonder when the city of Detroit would be able to produce another superstar again like Aaliyah. In all honesty, the answer is probably, not for decades to come.