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Aaliyah @ Wikipedia
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She truly deserves it! She was a dynamic artist. She was an innovator and changed the sound of R&B music with every album.
Posted by Young on Friday, 03.9.07 @ 17:47pm
She will never be eligible! She did not release enough albums in her short career to ever be considered. One of the rules is that a certain number of albums need to have been released. She is deceased and cannot record, anymore.
Posted by one who knows on Monday, 12.3.07 @ 20:19pm
That's not a rule! You may be the one who knows, but that doesn't give you the right to make up rules.
Posted by Claw on Tuesday, 12.4.07 @ 07:53am
she doesn't deserve to get in. She did nothing that affected anyone musically
Posted by Joseph Montgomery on Friday, 12.14.07 @ 00:21am
No not at all.She never did anything in her career.
Posted by Chris on Monday, 12.1.08 @ 20:38pm
You all are some idiots. Aaliyah influenced every female artist today in popular music from Alicia Keyes, Beyonce, Britney Spears, to so called Kate Perry. She was an innovator in music style and one of the best in R&B.
Posted by Reckless on Tuesday, 09.15.09 @ 14:40pm
I know wikipedia isn't always right, but...
Posted by Chris on Sunday, 11.22.09 @ 09:52am
if that was true that you needa certin amount of albums then the sexpistols wouldent be in the hall but i think she deserves to get in the rock and roll hall of fame but i dont think she will get in
Posted by tron on Tuesday, 04.6.10 @ 16:32pm
She deserves it completley!! I don't wanna hear "she'll never be eligable" or "she did nothing to deserve it" obviously you idiots who say that do not know how many artists she influenced (male and female), how she changed the sound of R&B (because she was a successful risktaker), and how her legacy continues to live through music! She is extremley eligable and it's a great way for her to be remembered. True she had a short career on this earth, but her influence and inspiration lives on in all those that claim her as an influence! I know I do and always will!!!
Posted by Sasha on Thursday, 05.6.10 @ 23:22pm
I enjoy Aaliyah's music and I appreciate her progression as an artist with each album. Sadly, she was taken from us far too early.
Posted by CJ on Monday, 09.5.11 @ 08:42am
Time will tell... She passed away 10 years ago, but has influenced a generation of singers. If she continues inspire people in 10 years time, than she might. In retrospect, people forget that she was tipped to be a big star, BEFORE her death. She never got the chance to fully prove her self. We must remember that. No one truly knows how her career would of panned out. I am a huge Aaliyah fan, but I would love her if she was a huge mega star or non-mainstream. She was a muse for Timbaland, and helped to develop a new sound. Thats just my opinion.....
Posted by Jocelyne on Monday, 09.5.11 @ 13:50pm
And those who say she 'did nothing'.... how many #1 singles have you had on the R&B charts? Have you had a single reach #1 on the mainstream chart based only on airplay?? Have you had an album DEBUT at #2 on the top 200 albums? She did. She was nominated for grammys... how many have you had? She packed a lot in a short career, especially when R&B wasn't as mainstream as it is today.....
Posted by Jocelyne Again on Monday, 09.5.11 @ 13:54pm
No, were not singers.
Posted by GFW on Monday, 09.5.11 @ 14:06pm
Posted by CJ on Tuesday, 09.6.11 @ 12:47pm
She better get in.
Posted by troy on Sunday, 02.19.12 @ 22:05pm
she deserves it more than most!!!!
Posted by troy on Thursday, 05.17.12 @ 14:23pm
She would've had a massive career if she continued to live as witnessed by artists like Ciara Nelly Furtado and others who have emulated her style and used her producers. I think she will get in because they seem to like black people who were notable in any way and she died young
Posted by Eric on Wednesday, 04.3.13 @ 17:58pm
The truth of the matter is Aaliyah is underrated and deserves much more credibility than she is already given. Aaliyah was not your typical Hip-Hop/Urban Pop musician by a long shot. She introduced new elements into the music industry and created her own sound of music while still remaining versatile. Her vocals were unique. Her dancing was smooth & effortless. Not to mention she was a stunning woman.
Posted by Aero Ardemous on Sunday, 05.11.14 @ 17:44pm
It's so sad that she died as young as she did. Given a few more years, we really might have seen something well beyond extraordinary. While it might be cheap to say that she should be inducted because of her early death, she is forever recognized as a symbol of women in modern R&B, and a lot of artists contribute her career as an inspiration for their own. I think she truly deserves it.
Posted by NixtonV on Saturday, 07.5.14 @ 13:33pm
Aaliyah absolutely deserves to be indicted. Obviously, her case will be special since she died with a 7 yr career. BUT, some research will show her 7 yr career holds ALOT of weight. She accomplished A LOT with only 3 albums, 26 singles, made Billboard history, youngest black female to perform at the Oscars and her post 2001 was predicted to be juggernaut with everything she had planned. And INFLUENCE, Aaliyah has influenced many artists from the current R&B singers, rappers, producers, rock artists and even artists in Japan. Aaliyah was a visionary artist, music excellence who was at her peak when she passed. But what she left, has been able to keep her relevant, honored and respected to this very minute. She even has haters now in 2015. She DEFINITELY deserves it
Posted by Tony on Tuesday, 06.30.15 @ 00:18am
She deserves it, and also R.I.P. she was really talented, and had a great career despite releasing most of her work when only in her teens... I just wish she never made that music video for Rock The Boat or she'd still be with us.
Posted by Michael on Wednesday, 06.22.16 @ 18:12pm
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