Music Birthday: Aaliyah

🔊🎉Today, January 16, 1979, Aaliyah Haughton was born in New York City, New York. Her confident ‘More Than a Woman’ single samples ‘Mayada El-Hennawy,’ by Alouli Ansa. Timbaland produced ‘More Than a Woman’ for Aaliyah’s eponymous third, and final studio album. Drake sampled ‘More Than a Woman’ on his ‘Is There More,’ Erica Campbell sampled it in her ‘More Than a Lover,’ and Solange, in ‘Borderline (Ode to Self Care)’. 

Published by Taylor Valery

Through the lense of A&R and music writer Taylor Valery, HomageCollage celebrates some of music's best creators and creations.

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