Today marks the tenth anniversary of the tragic death of R&B singer Aaliyah. Only 22 when she died, she was dearly adored by fans and fellow artists, and her style has influenced many of today's prominent R&B songbirds.
The Brooklyn-born, Detroit-bred songstress passed away when her plane crashed in the Bahamas with eight other passengers on board. Aaliyah was in the Bahamas filming a video for her 2001 hit, "Rock the Boat."
Aaliyah was 12 years old when she signed her first major record deal, she left behind a legacy of chart-topping songs that became an inspiration to other successful artists. With her uniqueness, legitimate talent and versatility, Aaliyah could sound stunning when singing with almost anyone. Here are 10 artists she would have almost certainly collaborated with if she were still here.
Andre 3000: A veteran hip-hop artist that has done songs with singers like Norah Jones and Beyonce to make beautiful combinations for our ears.
Adele: Adele's sultry voice and heartbroken lyrics would be a perfect blend on a song with Aaliyah.
Kanye West: Although he has that stigma of being a self-proclaimed asshole, Kanye's production is beyond impressive. Aaliyah on any of his tracks would be great.
MGMT: Aaliyah and this band would be a wonderful mixture of psychedelic funk
Beyonce: With show-stopping voices, looks and dance moves we can only imagine how awesome these two would be on stage performing together.
Lady Antebellum: Most of Aaliyah's songs were inspired by love and heartache.Add some whiskey and Lady A, and we've got a new country hit.
Pharrell: Pharrell's wide range of production from rock to R&B would give Aaliyah's versatility an opportunity to shine.
The Isley Brothers: Aaliyah recorded a stellar cover of the Isleys' "At Your Best," so surely they could make something amazing happen together.
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The Temper Trap: Imagine how sweet the harmonizing would sound in a collaboration with Aaliyah and these Australians.
Drake: Drake wrote a letter to Aaliyah on the anniversary of her death last year professing how he's "truly in love with her." What better way to get Drake and his many emotions flowing than to put him on a track with a woman he loves?