'One in a million': The loss of Aaliyah 10 years later

I have always loved her voice. Although it was light and airy, she was sincere in her delivery. I had my own thoughts about her relationship with Robert, but her parents should have some culpability in that as well. I don't think any of these so called female stars could hold a candle to Aaliyah. Not Rihanna, Beyonce, Keisha, Kelly or whoever else may be out there. She was in a class all by herself.

It has been 10 years since the death of R&B star Aaliyah. Unfortunately, we have become so accustomed to seeing talented musicians die before their time, like the recently departed Amy Winehouse.

But unlike other singers who succumb to substance abuse, Aaliyah's life was snuffed out in a tragic airplane accident in the Bahamas, which killed eight other people. She was in the Caribbean to record what would be her last music video "Rock the Boat."

Dying at the tender age of 22, Aaliyah had already made a lasting impression in the music world. Industry insiders began to see her talent at the age of 9, when she made her first TV performing debut on Star Search, performing "My Funny Valentine." Her early years performing in school recitals also opened up an opportunity for her to sing with Gladys Knight's Las Vegas revue two years later.

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