3. Her Successors
Since her passing, female artists have come and gone, each bringing something new to the R&B genre. From Ciara's tomboy steez to Ashanti's hip-hop soul tunes, one thing that majority of them can all agree on, and have stated time and time again, is their influence from Aaliyah.
Earlier today, Cassie tweeted, "Aaliyah, You will ALWAYS be in my heart. Thank you for paving such an amazing, revolutionary direction for our generation. Your smile and heart is missed. Love you." Plus, looking at Rihanna's "Where Have You Been" video, the choreography easily brings back pleasant memories of "Try Again" or "We Need A Resolution."