Happy 32nd Birthday Aaliyah

Aaliyah

Another year has gone by since the birth of Aaliyah Dana Haughton, an angel who left this world too soon. Throughout her life, the gentle singer captivated audiences with standout singles “Age Ain’t Nothing But a Number,” “Are You That Somebody?” and “We Need a Resolution,” distancing herself from her R&B peers by getting in touch with her sensitive side, and always remaining genuine and heartfelt. Though Babygirl’s life was taken almost 10 years ago, we celebrate her contributions to musical history on her birthday, and will always remember her through the genre-defying work she left behind.

What is your favorite Aaliyah memory? Share it below.



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88 Comments

  1. Ujo

    my favorite memory is all her wonderful music & her unforgettable voice…

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  2. Leonie

    Every memory of her is my favourite.

    Aaliyah forever, love her always!

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  3. Mad

    Love U :*

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  4. wack bitches

    my idol , i love you aaliyah!!!
    my greatest moment must be when she performed one in a million at superfest in san diego , you can actually see it on youtube, i love you sooooo much RIP!!!!

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  5. Ponyo

    Love her much. Beautiful woman.

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  6. Kristner Squalls

    There isn’t just “one” thing about her that is my favorite..because EVERYTHING about her is my favorite! I miss u and love u Aaliyah. R.I.P

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  7. @dafellaz

    Her Smile ;-)

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  8. Yeah

    happy birthday Aaliyah <3 U always
    RIP

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  9. king

    love aaliyah u is the best

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  10. Brittany

    happy birthday Aaliyah. RIP

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  11. Diane

    I love all her songs but my favs is I need a resolution! <3!

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  12. key

    miss u 4 eva……listening ur musing everyday of my life

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  13. jeremydante

    my favorite aaliyah memory was when one in a million dropped as a single; that shit changed my life. the video was incredible & groundbreaking through style at that time- the eye patch?! everyone wanted that shit & every girl at school started to cover one eye with a swoop. nothing & no one can be credit for revolutionizing R&B music like aaliyah did with one in a million. her albums, though progressive are timeless.

    we love you babygirl.
    miss you.

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  14. AAA

    Wow I can’t believe she would be 32 to this date, Aaliyah was the ol time greatest, and still will be…R.i.P

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  15. jeremydante

    credited*

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  16. JMystery

    Everything was a memory of her, she was amazing, listening to her live brings out her amazinnnnnnng voice, no autotune, no “studio magic” was needed for her, she was amazing. A classy, beautiful woman.

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  17. xedos

    here comes the Aaliyah overload

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  18. Boy Wonder

    Dancing around the house to Aaliyah “Got To Give It Up Remix” when we had to clean the house as a kid. The best was the Slick Rick Remix! “Like everyone was chasing my fine ass!!!” LOLOLOLOL :) Rest in peace baby girl…

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  19. BeyonceStannn

    QUEEN BEYONCE IS BETTA BITCH!!!!

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  20. lAM3zKNY

    Im listening To Miss You Right Now :’)

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  21. YOOS

    Poor Aaliyah, R.I.P. when you see the things she went through by dying it’s just so sad…

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  22. fizzle

    I miss Aaliyah. Her work was effortless, that’s how you can tell she was meant to leave the impact sshe did with her career. I <3 you gra!

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  23. Nyisha

    Too many great Aaliyah moments. She was the greatest. I really miss her, music would be so different if she were here. So unfortunate. R.I.P Aaliyah. She is number one always!!!!

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  24. 23Jumpmann¿

    My favorite memory of Aalyiah is her One In A Million Voice Sound.There will be NO other voice like that…

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  25. Jackie

    I know they enjoying your angelic voice up there. Rest in paradise.

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  26. joshua

    and she probably woulda had a new album comin out too…smh

    miss you aaliyah
    you had beauty in your face in your voice but most of all in your soul

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  27. BRITBRAT100

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY AALYIAH,YOU ARE REALLY ONE IN A MILLION!!!!!!!!!
    GONE BUT NOT AND NEVER WILL
    BE FORGOTTEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    R.I.PARADISE:) MIZZED BY MANY

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  28. LOL

    I remember when she scared the hell out of Carson Daly on TRL when she brought that snake lol. Beyonce aint got sh*t on Aaliyah.

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  29. 49ers160

    @Beyoncestan there had to be 1 hater on here. Anyway my favorite song from her is one in a million, but i liked all of her songs. Its been too long without her here on earth.

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  30. MusicKING

    I have way too many memories of her, she’s my favorite female R&B artist of all-time and I know she would of still been making great music and being a great actress. I will however name a few of my favorite memories of Aaliyah, 1st one comes in the year 2000 when Romeo Must Die came out and she had the chart topping song “Try Again” (Produced by Timbaland & Written by Static Major),the 2nd memory was the following year in 2001 which was when she release her new single/video “We Need A Resolution” and I absolutely loved that video, I remember I had to sneak and watch it because my mother hated music videos (lol) and 3rd was in the same year when she sponsored a contest on BET to win an Escalade, every night of 106 & park they’d talk about which also lead to her last appearance on BET. None of us knew her personally but she made us feel as if we did through her music and interviews, thanks Aaliyah and I look forward to seeing again.

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  31. ughreally

    I’ll remember her being a great r&B singer who could sing relatable lyrics with a sweet falsetto and low sultry notes , over r&b/hip hop/rock beats. And she could dance. She brought Fatima’s choreography to life and was hot with her hips and shoulder isolations. She did different dance styles in videos such as the flamenco in “Are You That Somebody”.
    She was about to take over the acting world with her turns as budding action star especially with “The Matrix” series.
    She would’ve been one of the best, but she was already amazing A forever favorite.

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  32. Marsha B.

    ” At your best you are loved……you’re a positive motivating force within my life”. I couldn’t have said it better. Happy Birthday Sis. RIP

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  33. kelly

    We lost the best female R&B singer ever. Music has not been the same since her passing Aaliyah’s music was different, and had a different style from all the other female artists out there now. She never had to dress inappropriately to get her music out. A lot of female singers now have to reveal strong sexual explicit images just to sell a record, Aaliyah never had to. Brandy is another respectable artist out there too.

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  34. Dmoney

    I love you u aaliyah RIP & wishing u a happy birthday!!! Enjoy in heaven babygirl :)

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  35. Michelle

    We will always celebrate your life,music, and artistry…..your presence is still alive and well in the world.

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  36. Amanda

    she will be missed

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  37. Kyle

    WOW I can’t believe she would be 32 today. I was just listening to all her music yesterday and completely forgot today was her birthday. I don’t have just one favorite Aaliyah memory but I still say her self-titled album is still my favorite album of all time. It’s just so damn timeless…everytime I listen to it it just feels like I am hearing it for the first time. “Loose Rap,” “Rock The Boat,” & “Extra Smooth” are such good tracks. God I love her…

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  38. love808

    My favourite Aaliyah song is Street Thing!!! <333

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  39. JNash

    Happy Birthday Aaliyah!! Your music is timeless, its always on heavy rotation on my ipod :D. Always and Forever Missed. R.I.P Baby Girl x

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  40. BrooklynFoxx

    I remember that summer her final album came out, she was everywhere and I was really loving her music. I remember her death being so shocking and I really got into her music years later and loved it. I would have loved to hear what she would have released next. Rest In Peace.

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  41. Roslind

    Aaliyah, you are loved and missed tremedously. I will never forget that day back in ’94 when I saw her “Back and Forth” video on Video Soul (BET). I was just in “AHHH” She had a great personality, which I would have never imagined she was so goofy but cute. Aaliyah is and always will be my favorite girl in the whole wide world! Love Ya “Babygirl”

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  42. Rihanna Baby

    Aaliyah is very popular in Africa and we still miss this beautiful and talented angel!!

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  43. Jasmine M

    <3 you so much! ….to this day a women that I still look up too! <3 R.I.P babygirl! …..gone but will NEVER be forgotten!

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  44. Gucci Ninja

    Damn a young 32, you know Drake is reminiscing about her all today :(

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  45. Brionna

    Happy Birthday Aaliyah RIP

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  46. Lorin

    Favorite Aaliyah memory HAS to be the Are You That Somebody video and learning the choreography down pat. That song was just huge. Miss you Babygirl

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  47. Rain

    @Beyoncestannn: No one was even threatning Beyonce, so calm down. I enjoy Beyonce too, but it’s not like Beyonce massages your feet everyday and tucks you into bed at night. Nothing gets accomplished by being a “stan.” You waste your time boasting about an artist that doesn’t even know you or know you’re defending them. Back to the topic.

    Man…32 years old. It’s like “That long ago? Really?” I honestly do miss her. Her singing voice is one of my favorite voices. I absolutely adore her low notes. It’s like a chill haunting feeling that’s amazing to hear at night. Her songs are timeless, but I Care 4 U takes the cake. Perfect song to play at night. Goodness…that woman was such an adorable person. I remember her saying she’d ask the people to dim the lights in the studio because she was a little shy when the music production team would have all eyes on her when she sang. Of course she knew she’d be doing it in front of hundreds/thousands/even millions of people though. Aaliyah, as well as others, has definitly made her mark in history and she will be missed. /.\

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  48. swaggamcjagga

    HAPPY BIRTHDAT AALIYAH D. HAUGHTON.

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  49. TameraRondo !

    I remember last year on Aaliyah’s birthday i talked about her nonstop and listened to her every minute on the dot. My sister kept askin why you talkin about her no one hears about her then i told her about the crash n she was like oohh i aint no dat and know she love Aaliyah

    Also i just recently found out rock the boat aint about no boats :) my fave song by her

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  50. Chrissy's Baby

    Happy Birthday Aaliyah. Your music is and was wonderful and you will never be forgotten. You left a lasting legacy on a large number of people. Aaliyah was not the type to compete or dis others. Aaliyah was just herself. That is what we all loved about her. Rest in peace.

    To the person who brought up Beyonce. There is enough love to go around that on this day and this page, you could have just left your message for Aaliyah and not even brought up Beyonce. Quit drinking the Haterade and get youself a Gatorade.

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  51. Christopher Sean

    Her smile
    Her style
    She’s so flyy….

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  52. Aleyha

    Aaliyah-Beautiful Baby Girl, Happy 32nd Birthday!!
    Miss you so…

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  53. Zakk

    What isnt there to remember about her?!?! She was an amazing and beautiful person, inside and out. Her music was innovative, different, and overall a masterpiece. I can’t help but think how the industry would be today if she were still around; I know she’d STILL be at the top. Happy Birthday Baby Girl :)

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  54. Renee M.

    Happy Birthday Aaliyah!!! My favorite memories are your movie Romeo Must Die and your videos.

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  55. Sylvia

    Why would someone say Beyonce doesn’t have shit on Aaliyah?… that is so dumb. Beyonce has life fool! Aaliyah was so beautiful and her life was too short. She was also talented but please don’t compare the living with the deceased. That’s sick. Happy Birthday Aaliyah I wish you were still here I am sure your career would of be very huge.

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  56. geminibaybee

    Happy Birthday Aaliyah ! You Will Forever Be Missed !

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  57. Chris

    May she rest in paradise. 22 is a very young age to leave the planet, I hope she’s doing ok wherever she is now.

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  58. cleo

    Happy Birthday Aaliyah!! You are truly missed by all.

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  59. tones

    My favorite Aaliyah songs are Down with the Clique, Street Thing, One in a Million, 4 Page Letter, Came to Give Love, Turn the Page, Come Over, I Care 4 U, Miss You, It’s Whatever and Never Givin’ Up and my favorite memory of her is when she was on 106&Park like 2 days before she died and she gave away that Escalade and when she performed at the Oscars in 1998 and got an standing ovation.

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  60. Drew

    R.i.P Aaliyah Dana Haughton- January 16,1979-August 25, 2001. U truly One in a Million! Miss u Baby Girl. :(

    Aaliyah was such a down to earth person with a great head on her shoulders, great sense of humor, unique style that made her stand out from the rest of the R&B artists, soft spoken, beautiful, talented & an amazing dancer. I love all her music & was devastated when she passed away in 2001. The music industry hasn’t been the same since.

    My favorite memory besides her music videos would be watching her performance of “More than a woman” on Tonight Show w/ Jay Leno, which was a month before she passed away. I remember rushing home that night to tape that performance. She was an incredible live singer! Can’t wait til Aaliyah biopic movie comes out. Still bump her music every chance i get or when it’s played on the radio. Keep her legacy alive! :) Props to Rap-Up for adknowledging her birthday!

    –Please let’s not bring up Beyonce, that was disrepectul for that one user to say. It’s all about Aaliyah.

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  61. Beystanbish

    @beyoncestannn, you really need to sit your ass down somewhere. This is not the place for that. Ignore the pyscho troll people. Anyways god bless Aaliyah. I bump try again, and I need a resolution every now and then.

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  62. Tracey a Mom

    MY PRAYERS GO OUT TO THE FAMILY ON THIS DAY, THE CELEBRATION OF A LIFE ONCE LIVED, PRINCESS AALIYAH MAY SHE REST IN PEACE, A BEAUTIFUL VOICE FOR A LOVELY SONGBIRD. MY FAVORITE SONG FOUR PAGE LETTER. GOD BLESS YOU ALL.

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  63. king

    Rihanna is better than Beyonce

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  64. Hugh

    Like a comet, blazing cross the evening sky…
    Gone too soon.

    Love and prayers for MJ and Aaliyah

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  65. Legend

    I will never get over the fact that Aaliyahs gone ever its just so devestating because she was so young and i grew up watching her career blossom into what it was. My most memorable Aaliyah moment is when she brought her pet snake to MTV’s TRL and Carson Daly freaked out lol will never forget that. Aaliyah was such a genuine humble person i always wondered what she would come out with next, what her next video would be like, what new movies she would release, etc. Back and Forth, At your Best,One in A Million and Are You That Somebody will always be my favorite Aaliyah songs. The impact she left on the music industry and her fans will always be a reminder to how big she would have been we all know she would be huge. Always in my heart babygirl. R.I.P.

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  66. Bobbie

    I remember how happy she was, and how she would not have changed anything in her life that she had done. She love entertaining, what i remember most is what she said in an interview, When you can get up in the morning to go to work and enjoy what you are doing, you are truely blessed. I thought about what she said, how many of us can truely say we are happy every day about our job and what we do. I work with some real selfish people, player haters, copy cats, it’s like these people don’t have a life of their own. Aaliyah was so beautiful and talented. I won’t forget her, when i read stuff that people say native about Aaliyah, i ignor it, i’m not happy about it. I wish that people would stop comparing Aaliyah to Beyonce and Ciara, all these other people. I see the videos, of this one vs Aaliyah, it’s like come on people stop. Let Aaliyah R.I.P. She would really be disappointed with Beyonce and different ones, making videos, with her music and theirs mixed in, to make money off of this poor girl. Let the Angel rest in Heaven and dance around all day with the other Angels in Heaven, just let go, but don’t forget her life, and her love of music and performing. Pray for her mom and dad and her brother. Aaliyah is gone, she is not coming back. Telling all these other peopld to stop talking a whole lot of mess about someoen we did not know and will never get to meet. Happy Birthday Baby Girl R.I.P.

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  67. Dont-remember her

    I have no memories of her… RIP though

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  68. RIPAaliyah

    My Favorite memory of Aaliyah is making home made video’s to all her music, my sisters & I would argue on who was gone be Aaliyah because I always thought I fit her description more. My sister even met her before & took a picture with her…I stole the pic & cut my sister out lol

    You are truly missed Angel
    R.I.P Aaliyah D. Houghton =*

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  69. jw7000

    she is miss but she is in gods kingdom, where she will hurt no more nd she dont have 2 worry

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  70. Mr. Elliot

    Her & Timbaland Rockin! Timbo’s Goddmade beats n’ Aliyah’s angel voice

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  71. athina013

    my favorite moment of aaliyah time on this world is every day she was, i have no favorite because they all are,when she was here music was’nt just music it was soulit was’nt just a couple of words with a tune it was a part of her that she wanted 2 share with her fans.We will always remember her for the amazing talented singer she was, and now she the beautiful angel she always was. We love u ma and we miss u R.I.P aaliyah

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  73. kareema

    you gone but your memories live in are hearts forever love u and your family. When god took u .he proved to us that he only takes the best.

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  74. Mademoiiselle Joyce LaaSwaagg (Leslyne Iman-milano Black-Xs Whoelse)

    i loved her musics and i lved her in one film that she does with jackie chan
    i loved her in this movie
    moreover she was so beautiful

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  75. Mademoiiselle Joyce LaaSwaagg (Leslyne Iman-milano Black-Xs Whoelse)

    i loved her musics and i loved her in one film that she does with jackie chan
    i loved her in this movie
    moreover she was so beautiful

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  76. denzell breedlove

    happi day aalyiah miss u..hope you love it in heaven..

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  77. Kira

    huh
    idk;)
    i dont miss her:S

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  78. AaliyahLivesOnForEver

    Favorite Memory Of Aaliyah Dana Haughton: Her Beauty, Her Smile, Her Long Black Hair, Her Talent, Her Songs. Favorite Songs: Are You That Somebody?, One In A Million, Back At One Piece, Try Again, ect. I remember when she performed on All That singing One In A Million. Favorite Music Videos: Are You That Somebody?, One In A Million, Got To Give It Up with Marvin Gaye, Rock The Boat, Four Page Letter, Back At One Piece & probably Try Again. Worst Memory of Aaliyah Dana Haughton, when she was killed, will never forget that day where I was, I was on vacation when I heard the bad news. Favorite Tribute Song dedicated to Aaliyah is Take Away: Missy Elliott, Tweet & Ginuwine. Happy Belated 32nd Birthday Aaliyah, you are truly missed & you are One In A Million. R.I.P. Baby Girl!

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  79. AaliyahLivesOnForEver

    Everything About Her Is What I Carry On Of My Memory Of Her. Happy Belated 32nd Birthday Aaliyah Dana Haughton! R.I.P. Baby Girl!

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  80. Vernon Jordan

    I remember being young(maybe eight?) and loving to watch the More Than A Women video, the part inside the motor-cycle with all the gears, and when she’s ride the riding the motorcycle. Oh! And the promo poster’s of Queen OF The Damned on Temple University’s Center City Campus with my cousin. She was great, and I would’ve loved to see her grow. WE MISS YOU Aaliyah. Always beautiful!

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  81. Andrew

    Happy Birthday Aaliyah!

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  82. AaliyahFan

    @BeyonceStannn, We All Know Beyonce’ Doesn’t Come Close To Aaliyah. I’m A Beyonce Stan But Aaliyah Will Always Be My Fav. I Know Real Music And Aaliyah’s Music Real.

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  83. brina

    AALiyah was like a flower that bloom so beauitfully

    my heart was broken when heard she died on the plane
    crash gosh i wish she was here alive happy smiling
    babygirl was truly angel on tis earth she touch people with her music she was like a sister to me
    everytime i hear her angel voice i pray that her family will stay strong for the lord and for their
    daugther liyah i miss u so much baby may your soul rest in peace. happy belated 32 birthday!! love u!!

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  84. brina

    oh yeah my favourite song by liyah is rock the boat & more than a woman.

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  85. Shauntel

    I love everything about Aaliyah especially her smile they say her smile could brighten up anyones day R.I.P. BABYGIRL and Happy Birthday Love ya and Miss ya

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  86. Monroe J.Nicole

    Happy Birthday to my idol Aaliyah!! I loove you! I never forget..ALWAYS REMEMBER :) You are EVERYTHING :)

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  87. David L. Allen jr

    Happy Birthday Aaliyah I miss you so much and I love u

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  88. Chrystyana

    I miss her music and performances. I will always be a big fan. She was classy, talented, unique, sweet, and will be missed by her fans. RIP.

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