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Will Aaliyah be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
"Musical excellence is the essential qualification for induction."


23 comments so far (post your own)

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...


AKA she was VERY influential and deserves in regardless of whether she is rock or not...

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.

Realistically though, she probably hadn't done enough to be worthy of the RRHOF.

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


I'm not in the music business, but I have won 4 Pinnacle Awards in telecommunications. How many have you won?

See the correlation? Aaliyah was a lovely girl with a decent voice. But as I said before, she was taken from us far too soon to see what her musical potential could have really been.

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.

I have no intentions of putting down any other artists, but, I have yet to see any female artist truly match up to Aaliyah's pedastool. Example, Beyonce, an amazing performer on stage, fantastic vocalist, and fashion designer. However, can't act nowhere as good as good as Aaliyah. Examples #2 & 3, Mariah Carey and Christina Aguilera. Greater vocalists than Aaliyah (in my opinion), however, could never dance as good as Aaliyah and never will.

Aaliyah was truly an innovator and along with a few other female artists opened the doors for musicians like Beyonce, Ciara, Nelly Furtado, Katy Perry, Rihanna and many more. She more than most deserves to be in the Rock N' Roll Hall of Fame.

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

She has no major impact on pop culture in general. Aaliyah is a perfect example of a mediocre artist who's death thrust her into the stratosphere. She was not even the best singer on her own tracks. She was a whisperer, her voice was soft, weak & bland. She was not a good performer. She had no stage presence, imo. She had no special sound. If she did, she got it from others. Y'all need to give more credit to those who helped her. Like R Kelly, Missy, Timbaland, etc. She's lucky because she had a good team/good producers/etc. There are artists who deserved it way more. If I just HAD to compare Aaliyah's whisper singing ass to anybody it would be Ciara. A lot of singers/artists were better. it was just the Timbo beats, that's it. Many people can outsing her and out dance her. I wish people would stop making Aaliyah out to be this extreme talent when she was not. She was alright but she was far from great. She was average at best. She's overrated. Point. Blank. Period.

Posted by Essence on Wednesday, 08.9.17 @ 04:40am

No, she absolutely does NOT deserve to be inducted. & no, Aaliyah didn't open any doors for anybody. Stop with the delusion. & she wasn't even a great actress so why the hype now? Gloria, Madonna, Whitney & Janet opened all the doors. Aaliyah is one of the most overrated artists ever, imo. People give her career too much credit just because she died. She wasn't that good. Period.

Posted by Sarah on Wednesday, 08.9.17 @ 04:51am

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