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ESSENCE Icon: Remembering Aaliyah, 10 Years Later

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With her music still in heavy rotation on many of our iPods, it's hard to believe that it has been a decade since we lost Aaliyah.

The R&B princess certainly made her presence well known while here, with her melodic voice and on-screen presence. It's safe to say that although some have tried, she has not been replaced. Today marks the 10th anniversary of her death, and all these years later we still feel the impact of the fallen angel as if it were just yesterday.

As we continue to salute the songstress' impact on the music world, and as we blare her music for years to come, let's take a look back at the beautiful talent that was Aaliyah...