Back in 1996, Aaliyah was chosen by the readers of “Black Beat” magazine number one as their favorite female solo R&B artist!!! Sha was placed before Monica, Brandy, Mary J Blige and Toni Braxton!
So some haters are sayin’ that she only had success after her death? Oh really??? Hey y’all!!! I got a message for you! I followed Aaliyah’s career and have collected tones of articles like this one which prove y’all are wrong and mad! You gonna learn! AALIYAH HAS ALWAYS BEEN A QUEEN!
Aaliyah | Oil on Canvas | 24x36
Source: VIBE magazine (April 2000)
A-A-L-I-Y-A-H, A-A-L-I-Y-A-H, Waaaaake Uuuuuup!
I went to the mall to shop, in Michigan, and a few kids like flipped out. They were like: “Oh my God! You’re Aaliyah, I can’t believe it, I love you, I want your autograph.” That was the first time I was asked to give an autograph, so..um [smiling] of course that was a great moment. That was the first time I really felt like well, “I’m a star now.” ~ Aaliyah, 2001