Throwback: Happy 43rd Birthday, Aaliyah!

As it turns out, the first couple of weeks of this month are rather auspicious in music history: 

As you would have seen in a previous post, the Queen of Quiet Storm, Sade turns 63. Aaliyah, who we tragically lost back in 2001 would have turned 43 today. Her death hit close to home for an obvious reason: I’m two and a half months younger than her. And there’s always the question of where her career would be right now, if she had lived. (I think she would have been on a similar level as Mary J. Blige.) But today, we shall celebrate Aaliayh’s life and music. Happy birthday, Baby Girl! Happy birthday, wherever you are!