This feature is a part of Aaliyah Week, celebrating the 20th anniversary of her debut album. Check in every day this week for another feature on the hit-maker.
At just 22 years old, Aaliyah Dana Haughton reached icon status. She gave us hit after hit, wowed us with her stunning presence, and though she passed early, Aaliyah lived a life full of amazing moments we'll never forget. Her impact was felt throughout music and pop culture, so much so that we felt compelled to dedicate a week to Baby Girl. That's just how special she is.
As Aaliyah Week draws to a close, we would be remiss not to share video footage of the late-singer throughout her incredible career. Included in this video gallery are performances that span from Nickelodeon to the White House, as well as rare interviews from the singer that display her genuine passion for music.
Aaliyah performs "Age Ain't Nothing But a Number" on All That in 1994.
Aaliyah is interviewed by TV Cheatham in 1994 before her first tour.
Aaliyah is interviewed by Video Music Box at her 16th birthday party in 1995.
Aaliyah performs "What Child Is This?" at the White House Christmas Celebration in 1998.
Aaliyah performs "Journey to the Past" at the 1998 Oscars, making her the youngest performer ever at the awards show.
Aaliyah plays softball with Jay Z, Puffy, and Dame Dash at the Rocawear 1st annual Softball Classic in 2000.