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The album cover of former rhythm-and-blues singer and actress Aaliyah is on display at a listening station August 27, 2001 at a Virgin Megastore in New York City. Aaliyah died at the age of 22, August 25 when her plane crashed in the Bahamas. The singer, along with 8 other passangers, all died when the private plane crashed shortly after takeoff on return from the island of Abaco where she had been making a video.

It’s been 20 years since the world lost the incredibly talented and beautiful artist, actress, songwriter miss Aaliyah at the age of 22.

20 years ago today, She released what would have been her third and final album “Aaliyah” sadly just weeks before she was killed in a plane crash August 25, 2001 in the Bahamas.

“Aaliyah” the album, which was produced and written by Timbaland and Missy Elliot provided Aaliyah’s fans with hits like “We need a resolution”, “More than a woman”, “I care 4 u” “Rock the boat” and more! with many fans calling this album “Her greatest work”

Today we celebrate Aaliyah’s life and work 20 years later!