Aaliyah is Another Year Older

Aaliyah is Another Year Older

Aaliyah Dana Haughton's birthday recently passed and that made me want to embark on one of my infamous searches. I decided to pay homage to the late singer by reading up on her bio. The singer was widely known as just Aaliyah before she passed. Most people remember her as having the potential to be better than Beyonce and sing circles around some of these singers that they call “stars” today. I only remember a few of her song titles and her as being ‘Queen of the Damned’. She was queen of something musically that could only be traced back to her hometown of Detroit. The city of Detroit is home to some of the best singers to have ever performed, including 

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.