Aaliyah was only 22 when she passed away. But in her short life, she greatly influenced the world and pop culture.
With her signature hairstyle - We all remember Aaliyah's long locks that always had a deep part on one side and always covered part of her face. Many copied it then, and many still copy it now.
She influenced others that came after her - Many famous artists today, like Rihanna, Drake, Alicia Keys, and Ciara, have discussed Aaliyah's influence.
She blended Hip-Hip and R&B perfectly - Many current artists mix hip-hop beats and R&B vocals, but Aaliyah was one of the first to do it successfully.
With Her Style - Aaliyah's distinct style, part sexy/ part tomboy, was unique, and it's still copied today in hip-hop and pop culture.
She brought it with her choreography - How many of you stayed up late to practice Aaliyah's choreography from "Are You That Somebody?" She werked it out in all her videos, and to this day, she's still one of the best dancers in the game.
She Helped Elevate Catapult Missy Elliott and Timbaland - The duo worked with Aaliyah on hits like "If Your Girl Only Knew," and it helped put their unique sound and style on the map.