So many people are saying that "if Aaliyah were still alive there would be NO Beyonce..". Umm okay. Let's look at Aaliyah's numbers. She doesn't compare to what Bey's numbers were for her albums. Aaliyah wasn't really popular beyond the hip-hop/r&b genre while Beyonce is a pop superstar. Yea Aaliyah was great at what she did but she didn't write her own songs, she didn't produce, she didn't do anything but sing how they told her. (I know some of you will beg to differ that Beyonce doesn't write her own songs but she has.. shush). I'm a huge Aaliyah fan but some of your opinions are a bit OUT THERE. Like you don't even NONE of her music beyond the singles or the B side tracks. You don't know about the tracks in the middle of the album. You only know those that had videos. You aren't a true fan. Let's be real, if Aaliyah wasn't so cool, humble, and pretty no one would've cared. She was just a sweet girl who sung sweet songs. Her performances weren't out there. Her vocal range wasn't crazy. None of that.
I love Aaliyah like the next person. I still have my Aaliyah CDs. I just don't think people should be saying she is the BEST. She wasn't even the best of the 90s. Mariah Carey was. TLC was. They had #1s.. They had chart topping albums. Her last album didn't reach #1 until after her death.
Forget the what ifs. She had her time. She was meant to do her thing and make a name for herself. She wasn't the greatest artist ever but she was "cool". She was good.
Just not the greatest.
Be mad all you want but its the truth. Shush.