Petition to Induct Aaliyah in to 2023 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
Aaliyah fans launches petition to get singer inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Aaliyah’s fan base have taken the “strength in numbers” approach to get the attention of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame’s voting committee with hopes of seeing her name listed among its 2023 class of inductees.
The late R&B legend has reached 7,500 signature's — nearly 23 years, Aaliyah‘s dedicated fan base is making sure her memory lives on with a petition to get her inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame.
via: Change.org, the petition has garnered nearly 7,000 signatures as of Tuesday (January 24). In the description, its creator Albert Tsibu wrote about Aaliyah’s influence on the likes of Beyoncé, Rihanna and Drake, and made a case for her induction into the prestigious museum.
“Aaliyah broke barriers, ground & records within her music and still continues to influence many acts within the R&B, pop & hip hop landscape,” Tsibu wrote. “Everyone from Beyoncé, Rihanna & Drake to Normani, Billie Eilish, Ariana Grande & The Weeknd among many other popular artists whom all have credited Aaliyah as a source of inspiration to their music and careers.”
It continues: “As a legion of loyal and dedicated fans, many of Aaliyah’s posthumous tributes and accolades over the years have come to fruition due to our hard work, diligence and patience. Aaliyah being inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame would not only be fitting for a musical legend but well-deserved for someone who is still influencing a new generation of artists and musicians with her innovative body of work that stands the test of time to this very day.”
Aaliyah Dana Haughton was just 22 years old when she died. Despite her untimely death she managed to accumulate more accolades in her short career than artists many years her senior could ever dream.
Aaliyah made a name for herself in R&B and hip-hop producing hit upon hit, often blending the two genres together– something we see a lot of in present day. Her career was aided by Timbaland, the late Static Major and Missy Elliot who helped write and produce many of her tracks. But it was Aaliyah‘s strength as an entertainer and her originality which made her music so successful. Her beauty, her subtle sweet voice, her dope dance sequences, and her traditional hip-hop style (baggy pants and bandanas were the go-to), were all signature aspects of Aaliyah.
Aaliyah died in a plane crash on (Aug. 25. 2001), ending a life and career that were only beginning to realize their full potential. The three albums she released while alive influenced some of today’s most significant artists.