It's been 10 years since we received the tragic news of Aaliyah's death. On this day, Wonda Music remembers the beautiful, charming icon, that at just 22 years touched the world with her soothing voice, dance, style and acting:
YFame, Artist -
Aaliyah was definitely one of my favorites growing up. I remember being in Manhattan, New York two days before 9/11. I went and bought "We Need A Resolution" on 12'' vinyl as a souvenir . I actually have that record stored in my attic where NOBODY can touch it. "Back And Forth" was one of my favorite songs , along with "We Need A Resolution" & "More Than A Woman". Aaliyah lives on forever through her music. One of the most talented rests in peace.
Akos, Producer -
I'll never forget that day. August 25, 2001. It was such a tragic loss to music. 10 years ago, I was working with Akhenaton (IAM) and an amazing opportunity came up - Aaliyah agreed to do a featuring on one of my tracks.... That Saturday, 4 days before my trip, I was literally packing my bags to fly to NYC for the session when a friend called me up and told me the news. When I heard the news that day, it was unreal - she actually had the CD of my music with her in the Bahamas that we were going to record on. In honor of her, Akhentaton and I decided to record the track and give all the proceeds from that single to the Aaliyah Foundation. Music lost a special voice that year. Aaliyah still gives me inspiration every day.
Rest In Peace Aaliyah Dana Haughton
my top 5
1) One in a million
2) At your best you are love
3) Miss you
4) If your girl only knew
5) no on knows how to love me quite like you do
...........and many more.
Arden "Keyz" Altino, Producer -
Rock the Boat was one of my favorite records. I think it was her last song before she passed. She will be forever missed.
Akene "Champ" Dunkley, Producer -
Aaliyah warmed America's heart with her beautiful voice and charming personality. She captivated her audience with timeless pieces such as "One In a Million" and "Rock The Boat." A true star and icon, she will forever be remembered and loved. We miss you Aaliyah!
Jerry Wonda, Producer -
One of my favorite records "..back, back, forth and forth," Back and Forth - love that record, One In A Million, and Rock the Boat are other classics I love. Her beautiful spirit and talent will always be remembered.